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Three tips and tricks for settling into the new Gmail

Google's Inbox might be in a state of limbo right now, but Gmail is alive and well, with a fresh new coat of paint and a handful of new features …

Apps

Death of 3D Touch starts with 2018 iPhone

Say goodbye to 3D Touch. A very reliable analyst predicts one of the iPhones coming in autumn won’t have this pressure-sensitive technology, and none of the 2019 devices will.<p>Ming-Chi Kuo says it’s all because Apple is changing the components of its displays to make them lighter and less likely to …

Mobile Technology

Apple reportedly unveiling a cheaper iPad next week

Don’t expect new MacBooks<p>Apple is holding an education-focused event on Tuesday that teases “creative new ideas for teachers and students.” While rumors previously suggested a cheaper MacBook will arrive soon, it appears Apple will be focusing on the iPad next week. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that a …

MacBook Air

15 Tips, Hacks and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Google Photos

Stop worrying about storage limits and scrolling endlessly to find old memories.<p>Many of us have thousands of photos and videos on our phones, and although it’s so easy to take them, it’s less clear how to keep them organized and transfer them to other devices.<p>In the age of cloud computing and …

Snapchat update: more than 800,000 angry users sign petition to change redesign

More than 800,000 people have signed an online petition calling on Snapchat to revert its update back to the original design.<p>The app’s latest redesign, which was released last week, focused on separating “media content” from that of “friends” among an array of other interface changes.<p>Snapchat …

Snapchat

New Galaxy S9 video teasers hype up camera slow-mo, 3D emoji, and more

<b>Update (02/14/18):</b> Samsung Korea has just posted some new short video clips on YouTube that tease some of the new features that the company plans to introduce in the Galaxy S9. The first clip seems to hint strongly that the phone will indeed have the rumored “super slow-mo” feature for its …

Apple’s new 6.1-inch iPhone is expected to sell like crazy

Apple’s upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone will be a smash hit, according to one reliable analyst.<p>It is expected to become the most popular model in the 2018 lineup, thanks mostly to its more affordable price tag. Sales could total a whopping 100 million units over its lifetime.<p>iPhone X didn’t kick off the …

How to return a lost phone to its owner

Do your good deed for the day.<p>If you've ever misplaced your smartphone, you know how hard it can be to retrieve a lost device. So when you find a deserted device, you should return it as soon as possible.<p>However, most people lock their phone screens for security, so when you need to track down the …

Google Assistant

Google is selling a tiny camera for $249 that apparently only takes perfect pictures

Have a spare $249 and a desire to never think about when you <i>should</i> be snapping a photo? Then Google has something special for you.<p>Google Clips …

Mobile Photography

All the features I’m still getting used to on the iPhone X

Strong like, not love<p>Since the week before Thanksgiving, I’ve been using the iPhone X. Prior to that, I was using the iPhone 8 Plus, which Apple loaned me. During the busy fall reviews season, I also used the Google Pixel 2 and briefly used the Essential smartphone.<p>But this article isn’t a round up …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ renders confirm familiar designs, highlight key differences

The Samsung Galaxy S9 rumor game has been quite the emotional roller coaster so far, as the next “Infinity Display” flagship bounced back and forth …

Is Apple ending the Itunes store?

Recent reports are circulating that Apple will terminate the iTunes store by early 2019. Digital Music News reports that the media player turned …

Microsoft's Cortana now has 230 skills (and Amazon's Alexa, 25,000)

Microsoft's Cortana is lagging far behind Amazon's Alexa when it comes to available skills, and doesn't look to catch up any time soon.<p><i>Video: Your</i> …

I Tested 10+ Photoshop Alternatives to See How They Stack Up

To Adobe or not to Adobe. That is the question many photographers are asking with the spate of new image processing programs vying to “kill …

We got our biggest hint yet that Microsoft is working on a bizarre foldable smartphone to take on the iPhone

A new patent filed by Microsoft earlier this week may be giving us our best look yet at the company's long-rumoured ultramobile device, the often-dubbed "Surface Phone."<p>The patent, first reported by The Verge, shows what the Surface team's engineers call a "hinged device" — hinges have been …

Windows 10

Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public.<p>The CDPH asks …

UC Berkeley

If You've Got an Older Android Phone, Google Just Threw You a Bone

This February Google finally brought the Google Assistant from the Pixel and Google Home to other Android devices, but they were newer products like …

Apple releases first iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5 betas [U]

<i>Update: 12/14: Public beta versions of iOS and tvOS 11.2.5 are now available as well.</i><p>Apple has released new beta versions of iOS, watchOS, and tvOS for developers to test. iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5 are all available now. We’ll update to the latest versions and note any changes …

Beta Testing

Leaked Galaxy S9 Schematics Reveal Design Plans

Samsung's next big smartphone release is the subject of countless rumors. But some critical details might have just been revealed.<p>For one, the Galaxy …

Best of Android 2017: Which phone performs best?

As processors get faster and companies throw more RAM into each and every phone, the differences between all of these devices become so much smaller. Nowhere is this more obvious than with performance, as the specs list of almost all flagships in 2017 reads very similar, and usually entails the …

The iPhone X's notch is ugly, but it's a great marketing tool

When it became clear that the iPhone X’s ‘bezel-less’ design would include a huge cutout at the top, people were… divided. “Steve Jobs” would have never allowed this to happen, some Apple fans decried, while others said it’s fair compromise compared to the chunkier bottom bezels on other phones.<p>But …

A thousand strangers teamed up to make this amazing $1,500 alternative to the Microsoft Surface Pro

Meet the Eve V (pronounced "Eve Vee") — a combination laptop/tablet hybrid, powered by Windows 10. It looks very much like Microsoft's excellent Surface Pro.<p>But there's something a little different about the Eve V, which comes out of an Intel-backed Finnish startup.<p>Every aspect of the Eve V, from …

iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1 are now available, update restores HomeKit sharing following vulnerability fix

Apple has released iOS 11.2.1 for iPhone and iPad. The software update restores remote access in HomeKit for shared users which was temporarily disabled last week to address a vulnerability in Apple’s smart home framework that allowed unauthorized access in certain circumstances. Apple has also …

RemoteAccess

Samsung Galaxy S8 Oreo update: Top features + what's new!

Samsung Galaxy S8 owners around the world will soon be getting their first major Android update. The upgrade to Oreo keeps the core GS8 experience …

Recent Samsung patent reveals smartphone with a double-sided display

Samsung has long-since been rumored to be releasing a foldable smartphone, but that might not be the only innovative handset it has in the works: the South Korean giant may also be developing on a device with a double-sided display.<p>This speculation arrives from <i>LetsGoDigital</i> (via <i>The Korea Herald</i>), …

Speedy new Firefox Quantum browser has people flocking to it

Lots of us are installing the overhauled browser, but it'll take a busy 2018 to turn that into a real recovery for Mozilla.<p>Nearly a month after releasing its new and faster Firefox Quantum browser, Mozilla says there's evidence the years-long overhaul has paid off.<p>Firefox downloads by users of …

Software

Fingerprint sensors under the display are going to be a real thing in 2018

Synaptics announces mass production of optical in-display fingerprint sensors<p>Synaptics, the company responsible for handling the touch input on millions of laptop trackpads and smartphone screens, has announced this week that it’s entered mass production with its first optical in-display …

iPhone X reveals the secrets of iPhones yet to come

CNET’s Roger Cheng and Scott Stein read the tea leaves of Apple's latest flagship phone for clues to upcoming iPhones.<p>But we're sitting here tinkering with the iPhone X <i>now</i>, and can't help but to wonder what's next.<p>Fortunately, the new features of the iPhone X -- the TrueDepth camera, Face ID and …

Mobile Technology

Pokémon GO’s gameplay will soon change based on the real world weather around you

A bunch of new Pokémon are coming to Pokèmon Go this week – but that’s not the only big change on the way.<p>Pokémon Go will soon be aware of the real world weather around you, with a number of things in the game adapting accordingly.<p>I spoke to Niantic’s Archit Bhargava and Matt Slemon about the new …

Windows 10 gets a Whiteboard

The long-teased collaboration app is now available as a free public preview.<p>Remote workers, multicontinental teams, crowdsourced projects -- there are a lot of reasons to use collaboration tools, but few that are built around stylus or pen input. Microsoft has been teasing its own Whiteboard app …

Whiteboards