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Unlocked phones vs. contract phones: Everything you need to know

We answer every conceivable question you could have (or at least every question we could think of) about choosing an unlocked phone versus a contract one.<p>You've picked out the phone you want to buy, but the decision-making process is far from over. Should you buy it unlocked or from a carrier? …

Mobile

How to Take Better Photos with Your iPhone

Most would agree: the best camera is always the one you have with you. And taking great photos with a smartphone has never been easier thanks to the …

Mobile Photography

FBI Releases Documents Related to San Bernardino iPhone

The FBI on Friday released 100 pages of heavily censored documents related to its agreement with an unidentified vendor to hack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters, but it did not identify whom it paid to perform the work or how much it cost.<p>The records were …

San Bernardino

Kyle Kinane Stand-Up 10/06/16 - CONAN on TBS

A Comprehensive Guide to Shooting Great Photos on the iPhone 7 Plus

<i>Maxwell Barna talks us through how to use the iPhone 7 Plus camera to its maximum potential.</i><p>When Tim Cook and the team at Apple announced the release …

Mobile Photography

Iraqi Forces Met With New ISIS Tactics Means A Longer, Fatal Fight For Mosul

In the sunlit courtyard of a mosque, overlooked by jagged mountains, dozens of men arrive to offer condolences to the family of Brigadier Hamid Birmous.<p>The commander with the Iraqi Kurdish forces known as peshmerga was killed in action by an ISIS bomb during the operation to retake the city of …

Paramilitary

Sailors rescued from remote Pacific island thanks to 'SOS' message written in sand

Two sailors who were stranded on a remote uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean have been rescued after their makeshift "SOS" appeal in the sand was spotted by an aircraft.<p>In at least the second such case this year, the couple, identified as Linus and Sabina Jack, were picked up from the tiny …

Rowing

Apple Photos vs Google Photos, What's Better?

Nothing is more important to us than our precious digital photos, so keeping them stored safely in the cloud is crucial. The problem is, both Apple …

Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi Open Up About Learning From Apple's Failures

The Apple vets open up on the embarrassment that was Apple Maps’ debut and more in this wide-ranging interview.<p><b>Fast Company: Let’s start talking about Maps. How are you developing Maps, and how broadly might it apply as Apple looks ahead?</b><p><b>Eddy Cue, SVP of Internet software and services:</b> The first …

Playing The Long Game Inside Tim Cook’s Apple

iPhone sales have slumped, stock is down, and pundits insist Apple is a tech laggard. But the company may be stronger than ever.<p>Eddy Cue doesn’t look like a man in the midst of his toughest year in decades. Sporting an untucked apricot camp shirt and blue jeans over camouflage socks and a pair of …

How to extend the warranty on your smartphone or laptop from 1 to 2 years without paying extra money

And yet even with the high price, when you are staring at your shiny new MacBook in the Apple Store and the salesperson is trying to force you to imagine breaking it, many of us cave. "OK, yes, I would like to buy AppleCare+."<p>It doesn't have to be that way.<p>There's a simple trick you can use to get …

Personal Finance

Why so many schools fail to get impact from iPad

"On a large secondary iPad project, it is often a deputy head who’s in charge. Successful 1:1 models, such as ESSA Academy and The de Ferrers …

Education Technology

What I Learned From 10 Years of Doing PR for Apple

I first started working for Apple on the PR agency side at Porter Novelli in Sydney, Australia in 1997. Steve Jobs had just returned to the company and the product line was a shamble of computers with confusing names, printers, scanners, and a curious, yet ill-conceived PDA called the Newton.<p>The …

Great white sharks disappear into the middle of the Pacific Ocean every year — and scientists are trying to figure out why

There's not a lot going for this particular spot in the ocean. It's about 3000-5000 meters deep, and pretty barren as far as foodstuffs go. But the massive sharks—which can reach lengths of nearly 22 feet—stay there from about April to July, clustered in an area smaller than Panama. When the males …

Shark Week

Inside A Secret Government Warehouse Prepped For Health Catastrophes

When Greg Burel tells people he's in charge of some secret government warehouses, he often gets asked if they're like the one at the end of <i>Raiders of the Lost Ark</i>, where the Ark of the Covenant gets packed away in a crate and hidden forever.<p>"Well, no, not really," says Burel, director of a program …

Nonprofits

Everything You Know About Siri Is Wrong

“Think different” was an iconic tagline that helped define Apple for years. “A thousand songs in your pocket” was another solid slug that sold iPods …

Apple's differential privacy algorithm will require you to opt-in

The brief mention of differential privacy at WWDC earlier this month seemed to be in line with Apple's image. When senior VP of software engineering Craig Federighi talked about the ways in which the company would continue to prioritize user privacy, he indicated that the use of the privacy …

Our Careers Are Different, But What Dad Taught Me Is Universal: Father's Day Lessons In Leadership

Sorry, Wharton, but the best part of my business education has been the life-long leadership course taught by Edward Sable, now in its 114th semester. In honor of Father’s Day, I’d like to share some of its most important lessons, few delivered in lecture, most taught by example.<p>If you are the …

Father's Day

How to Build a Sleek Outdoor Sofa for Cheap

Buying pre-made outdoor patio furniture can be expensive, but this DIY outdoor sofa can be made in a day using basic supplies from your home store.<p>There's nothing better than enjoying a summer evening while lounging on patio sofa, but pre-made patio furniture is anything but cheap. Still, don't let …

Furniture

Purchasing your own cable modem may save money and allow for faster data speeds

If you get your home internet connection via your local cable provider, then it may be wise to invest in your own cable modem. Why? Have a look at your bill. If the cable company provided you with a modem, you might notice that it’s charging you a monthly lease fee.<p>This leasing option seems to be …

Time Warner

AT&T's new financing options could make owning a phone more difficult

AT&T is again changing its phone financing options, simplifying it from three plans to two. The bad news is you’ll no longer be able to actually own a phone.<p>The annual upgrade plan, dubbed AT&T Next Every Year, lets you trade-in your existing device so long as you’ve paid 50 percent of its retail …

Apps

Here’s how Jason Day is able to hit a 2-iron almost 300 yards

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Tour players hit the ball really far. No, seriously, really far. Even when they aren’t hitting it as far as they can. Consider Jason Day’s final hole of his blistering opening-round 63 at the Players.<p>Day stepped up to the tee at the 583-yard ninth hole and launched …

Golf

How To Get Your A-Game Back

In the roughly 1½ seconds it takes to make a golf swing, you're asking a lot of yourself if you're trying to consciously monitor body and club positions. Watching video of your swing isn't super useful, either, without a qualified instructor at your side. So what can you do? When you're on the …

Golf

The 50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time

50. Google Glass<p>Google Glass, which cost $1,500 for those invited to a sort of public beta test, never took off. The relatively powerful head-mounted …

A Final Visit With Prince: Rolling Stone's Lost Cover Story

Scenes from an intimate 2014 interview at Paisley Park<p>It is, in theory, a mundane sight, nothing 2 get excited about: just a 55-year-old man in his …

John Bonham

iPad Pro 9.7 vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Size<p>Apple's larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro is more of a direct rival to the Surface Pro 4 than this 9.7-inch model is. This one looks pretty small …

Top 10 Best Exercises to Do at Home without Any Equipment

Gym is great, it’s not only there to keep you fit, it’s a lifestyle and even a social experience. But at the end of the day, the results of training …

Bodybuilding
Telecoms