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31 Life-Changing Products On Amazon You’ll Wish You’d Known About Sooner

FOMO is one of the weirder, more annoying side effects of social media usage (that and getting friend requested by your parents). But it can also …

Shopping

How to secure your Apple and iCloud accounts

Keep hackers at bay<p>With high-profile data hacks regularly hitting the headlines, you might be wondering what you can do to keep your own data safe. The answer, as it turns out, is quite a lot. We've previously covered how to protect your Facebook, Google, and other accounts. Now it's Apple's …

Information Systems

9 Tricks That Will Change How You Use Your iPhone

Forget hammers and screwdrivers — iPhones are the most important tool of our times. But do you wield yours like a pro, or do your thumbs fumble its …

iOS Apps

iOS - Siri

50 apps to improve your smartphone

From lifestyle aids to productivity tools, travel planners to social media, here are the apps that should have a place on your homescreen<p>A recent study by market research firm Nielsen claimed that the average person uses 27 apps a month, which sounds like very few considering that Apple and …

Apps

Stonehenge researchers 'may have found largest Neolithic site'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1191000/1191452_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522211102_f3ef25bcc6a1fb8416132f84f13057db<p><b>Stone monoliths found buried near Stonehenge could have been part of the largest Neolithic monument built in Britain, archaeologists</b> …

Archaeology

Switzerland Just Finished Building the Longest Tunnel in the World

The 35-mile Gotthard Base Tunnel runs below the Swiss Alps.<p>This week saw the completion of the new longest tunnel in the world. Construction began on the Gotthard Base Tunnel, which travels 35.4 miles under the Swiss Alps, in 2004. The cost of the project was just under $10 billion U.S., and though …

Trains

Get a free movie rental from Google to celebrate Chromecast's second birthday

Want to escape the heat this weekend? If you’re looking for something to do indoors, Google has a small offer that may be worth your while. To celebrate the Chromecast’s 2nd birthday, Google is giving out one free movie rental to all owners of the media streaming device from now until December …

Android News

7 great uses for an old phone or tablet

Upgrading to a new smartphone or tablet always feels like Christmas morning, but it also leaves you with an old gadget that’s taking up space. Usually, nothing is wrong with it. You just don't need it anymore.<p>Or do you? Before you decide to sell it or give it away, there are some very cool things …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Enable Two-Step Verification for Apple ID

Apple introduced an additional layer of security for iPhone, iPad and Mac users in 2013 by rolling out two-step verification for Apple ID accounts. <b>Two-step verification</b> prevents anyone but you from accessing your <b>Apple ID</b> account, even if they know the password, by requiring a four-digit …

More tips and tricks for Google Chromecast

Use Guest mode<p>One of the new features added to the Chromecast this past year, this allows your friends to stream content from their Android device …

Apps

The Europeans Do It Better

In just moments, Rufus T. Firefly will appear, and all the people of Freedonia will cheer at the presence of their new leader. In the meantime, let’s …

How to download and read iBooks for iPhone and iPad

How to find and download books<p>iBooks comes with Apple's iBooks Store built right in. That means you can search or browse for new books and download …

Here's How Returns Work With Apple Pay

A good number of people will be using Apple Pay to do their holiday shopping this year.<p>Apple activated a million people on Apple Pay during the first 72 hours of its availability. Some are predicting that almost a third of U.S. consumers intend to use mobile payments this holiday season.<p>Many of the …

How to stop Twitter from tracking what other apps you use on iPhone or Android

Twitter is about to become more annoying for some users, as the company will start tracking what other mobile apps iOS and Android owners are using …

Awesome iOS 8 widgets that make your Today screen worth tapping

iPhone 6/6 Plus Case of the Week: The NakedTough by Case-Mate

It's that time of year again. Right after a new iPhone comes out there is the inevitable deluge of great cases to protect your new investment. This happens with every iPhone release, but perhaps never more markedly than with the introduction of the completely new form factors of the iPhone 6 and 6 …

Mobile Technology

Video games aren't all guns and gore; artistic titles are on the rise

When it comes to setting themselves apart, small studios have one especially effective tool in their arsenal.<p>The Water Palace looks like a painting as it rises up out of a turquoise lake. Gray columns interlock at sharp angles and pink-capped spires point skyward. From atop a ledge, an armless …

Gaming Industry

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

OS X

What Are Widgets, Plus How to Add Them to iPhone's Today View

Beginning with iOS 8, iPhone users finally got the ability to customize their interface by adding widgets for iPhone to the Notification Center. We can still add widgets in iOS 11, these days to what Apple calls the Today View, which can be accessed by swiping right on the first Home screen on your …

Widgets

One online tool will ensure you get all the best deals this holiday season

The most stressful time of the year has arrived: it’s holiday shopping season, and the chances of your bank account coming out unscathed are slim to …

Evo Mesh available for $35, £29, molds to iPhone 6 for better fit

Featuring Tech21's super-absorbent FlexShock material, the Evo Mesh case for the iPhone 6 is sold exclusively at Apple Stores.<p>Mobile accessory maker Tech21 is no stranger to highly shock-absorbent cases. It specializes in making D30, a gooey substance that can move like molasses but hardens itself …

Apple Store

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

5 Ways to Cut Your Monthly Cable TV Bill | Cut the Cord - Consumer Reports News

The average monthly cable TV bill for American households in 2011 was $86, according to market research company, The NPD Group. Fast-forward to 2015 …

SwiftKey update simplifies setup process, adds festive keyboard theme

SwiftKey's spreading a little Christmas cheer today, having updated its popular keyboard app for Android with a festive "Ice" theme. In addition to looking generally chilly, the theme frames letter pop-ups in snowflakes and generates snowy residue from Flow strokes. There is a little more to …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Internet Archive brings bygone games and programs to the browser

One of the inherent downsides of technology's rapid advancement is how much of its history gets left behind with each new plateau we reach. However, the great minds at the Internet Archive (IA) have come up with a way to not only preserve our past, but make it accessible via the Javascript MESS …

Steve Wozniak Has A Problem With The New iPad Air

The new iPad Air may be thinner, lighter and faster, but for Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, that doesn’t mean it’s better for him.<p>"Not every Apple product makes a big enough difference to me to get instantly, although many do," Wozniak explained in an email to The Huffington Post. "For example, I …

Delete Windows update files to regain hard-drive space

Windows has always been bad at cleaning up after itself. Take matters into your own hands with one of the preinstalled tools, and regain hard-drive space so you can store more-important files.<p>Fortunately, there's an easy way to clear out the clutter with tools that are provided in Windows itself …

Operating Systems