Alex J. Nassar

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Hidden smartphone codes for Android and iOS

Roughly 77 percent of Americans use a smartphone, according to a Pew survey, but phones still hide secrets that most people might not know about. …

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At $8,900, Could This Wild Custom 1969 VW Type 1 Get You to Bug Out?

Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Beetle has been made longer, lower, and wider, and if you look hard enough, you’ll see elements of Porsche 959 in …

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Apple releases iOS 11.4.1 and blocks passcode cracking tools used by police

Apple today released iOS 11.4.1, and while most of us are already looking ahead to all the new stuff coming in iOS 12, this small update contains an important new security feature: USB Restricted Mode. Apple has added protections against the USB devices being used by law enforcement and private …

iOS

iPhone X problems, and how to fix them

The iPhone X is completely different from any of its predecessors. It’s the first iPhone to boast a stunning OLED screen, as well as the first to do …

Mobile Technology

AirPods Settings: How to Turn Volume Up & Down

AirPod settings and controls can be a bit unintuitive. How can we turn down volume and turn volume up when there are no buttons and no dials? In fact, we have two options for increasing and decreasing volume on our AirPods. We can either use Siri, or our iPhones to raise or lower the volume on our …

Tech Trends

America’s largest supermarket chain is launching a fully driverless delivery service

Kroger is teaming up with Nuro, a startup founded by two veterans of Google’s self-driving team<p>Kroger, the nation’s largest supermarket chain, is teaming up with Nuro, a two-year-company started by two veterans of Google’s self-driving car team, to launch a fully driverless delivery service, the …

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Wi-Fi security is starting to get its biggest upgrade in over a decade

WPA3 certification starts today<p>Wi-Fi devices have been using the same security protocol for over a decade. But today, that’ll begin to change: the Wi-Fi Alliance, which oversees adoption of the Wi-Fi standard, is beginning to certify products that support WPA3, the successor to the WPA2 security …

Wi-Fi

AT&T collaborates on NSA spying through a web of secretive buildings in the US

A new report from The Intercept sheds light on the NSA’s close relationship with communications provider AT&T.<p>The Intercept identified eight facilities across the U.S. that function as hubs for AT&T’s efforts to collaborate with the intelligence agency. The site first identified one potential hub …

Surveillance

MoviePass rolls out surge pricing for ‘high-demand’ titles and showtimes

The summer blockbuster season is fast approaching, and so too are changes to your MoviePass subscription. Unfortunately, they’re not all quite as …

Animation

Apple to reportedly shut down iTunes music downloads - Alternative Press

<i>[Photo by: Apple]</i><p>While the move has been rumored for years, it looks like Apple may finally stop offering music downloads in its iTunes Store at some …

iTunes

Apple iOS Passcode Crack Revealed by Security Researcher. Watch the Exploit in Action

An iPhone can be unlocked with a virtual keyboard pretending to type lots of passcodes, a security researcher revealed Friday. By sending all …

iOS

iOS 12: Release date, new features and hidden features

iOS 12 will be powering your iPhone or iPad for the next year. While the Public Beta is slated to hit sometime this month, we've had the chance to spend time with the iOS 12 Developer's Beta.<p>As we close in on the full release of iOS 12, let's take a look at everything you need to know.<p>When can I …

iOS

How to Identify and Remove Unnecessary Apps on Your iPhone and iPad

With so many paid-for and free apps available on the App Store these days, it's easy to reach a point where you have so many of them on your iPhone or iPad that a sizable proportion are simply forgotten about, and soon storage space starts to become an issue.<p>Fortunately, there's an easy way that …

Apps

One New Apple iPhone Won't Look Like The Others

For the first time in years, the most exciting new iPhone model will not be the most expensive. In fact, Apple will roll back generations of price increases with a stunningly affordable ‘budget iPhone X’. But new information has revealed one aspect of this phone which is too good to be true…<p><i>‘Great</i> …

Mobile Technology

How To: Disable the 'Unlock iPhone to Use Accessories' Notification in iOS 12

If you're on iOS 12 and go more than an hour without unlocking your iPhone, an "Unlock iPhone to Use Accessories" message will appear whenever you …

How to share passwords with AirDrop in iOS 12

iOS 12 adds the ability to share passwords via AirDrop, which is super-duper useful. Maybe you want to send your Netflix password to your spouse so you can watch that movie on his iPad, or maybe the password you just created for the local grocery delivery service. In short, any time you have …

iPhones on iOS 12 Will Automatically Share Precise Location Data During 911 Calls in United States

Apple today announced that, starting later this year with iOS 12, iPhones will automatically share precise location data with first responders during 911 calls in the United States, helping to reduce emergency response times.<p>The new functionality will be powered by RapidSOS's IP-based data …

iOS

Key settings you need to change on your brand-new iPhone X, 8, or 8 Plus

So you snagged yourself a shiny new iPhone X, or maybe you’ve gone for the more classic lines of the iPhone 8 — no matter which new Apple iPhone you …

AirPods Settings: How to Customize Your AirPods' Features

Did you know that you can customize how you'd like your AirPod's settings to work? Using the iPhone paired with your AirPods, you can decide which functions you'd like to engage when you double tap your right or left AirPod. Let's get started learning how to adjust your AirPod's features with your …

Apple AirPods To Gain Brilliant New Feature In iOS 12 Upgrade: Ears-On

Of course, we’re familiar with an Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S9 improving with age: newer software brings extra features. But this improves-with-age design is less common in the case of headphones, unless there’s a bug that needs squishing. But one of the features announced for this Fall’s iOS …

iOS

How to use iOS 12’s Live Listen feature with AirPods

Back in 1979, the original Sony Walkman had an odd feature. If you pressed an orange button on the end, a built-in mic would connect to the user’s headphones, letting them hear what was going on in the outside world. This may be the first case of technology being used to mitigate the bad manners …

iOS

How to Create a New Apple ID on iPhone

You can't effectively use an iPhone without an Apple ID. It used to be, in the pre-family sharing days, that family members sometimes shared an Apple ID; this created all kinds of complications. If you want to buy apps in the App Store, sign up for Apple Music or an iTunes account, or use iCloud, …

iOS 12 has plenty of hidden tricks and features – here are most of them

The next major software update for iPhone and iPad is focused on improving the overall experience and performance, but that doesn’t mean iOS 12 is as …

Apple iOS 12: This Unannounced AirPods Feature Is a Total Game Changer

AirPods are about to get smarter.<p>Apple is adding a new feature to the AirPods. iOS 12, the free software update for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches …

Apple

macOS 10.14 Mojave Removes Software Update Mechanism From the Mac App Store and Returns it to System Preferences

As the dust settles on Apple's macOS 10.14 Mojave announcement at WWDC on Monday, developers are already busy digging into the beta version that Apple made available to download shortly after the keynote for testing purposes.<p>Among other headlining features, Apple is introducing a new redesigned Mac …

WWDC 2018: Apple brings out timer to cure 'smartphone addiction' for iOS 12, Memojis and group Facetime

• <b>Apple boss Tim Cook announces range of new features coming to Apple devices</b>• <b><br>The next operating system will come with timers that lock you out of apps if you spend too long on them in new 'digital wellbeing' drive</b>• <b><br>New augmented reality features announced for iOS 12 including measuring tools and</b> …

Apple Announces Major Hardware Updates At The WWDC Of Your Dreams

Today at WWDC, Tim Cook and company announced a whole slate of updates, mostly surrounding iOS 12, Watch OS 5 and MacOS Mojave. The latter getting a dark mode, the former two getting a ton of app updates. My mom was unimpressed. But, if you suspended reality, slipped yourself a tab of acid or …

Apple

The 17 biggest new features coming to the iPhone with iOS 12

Big new features and a priority on performance<p>We expected coming into WWDC that iOS 12 would focus less on major new features and more on improving performance and eliminating bugs, and that’s partially true based on what Apple showed onstage. “For iOS 12, we are doubling down on performance,” said …

Apps

Messages in iCloud: Everything you need to know

Messages in iCloud is a great upgrade to Apple's messaging platform, working across both iOS and macOS devices. AppleInsider takes a deep dive on …

Facebook’s new two-factor authentication process no longer requires a phone number

You can use an authenticator app instead<p>Facebook announced it’s changed how to set up two-factor authentication. The new process is intended to make setting up 2FA more streamlined and eliminates the need to register a phone number.<p>Where Facebook previously required a phone number in order to …

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