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Beware this ‘fix’ for nasty iOS 9 Game Center bug

If you’ve been having trouble with Apple’s Game Center after upgrading to iOS 9, you’re not alone.<p>Read Apple’s discussion forums and you’ll find 14 pages of comments from disgruntled gamers complaining about — and trying to solve — this rather massive issue.<p>Users report that after upgrading to iOS …

Mobile Gaming

Popular torrent client can steal your CPU cycles to mine bitcoins

If you recently installed or updated uTorrent on your PC, you may have have picked up an unwanted passenger: a bitcoin miner called Epic Scale. If you don't pay attention, that piece of code can be inadvertently installed with the latest uTorrent build (version 3.4.2). It can then use your computer …

BitTorrent

How To Find Out If Your Facebook Friends Hate You

Ever wonder if your frenemies are mutual? Hate With Friends will tell you.<p>So you're Morrissey. You're famously an avowed asexual and you have no use for Bang With Friends, the Facebook app that lets you select which friends you'd like to take to bonertown and only alerts you both if it's mutual. …

Western Digital Black2 drive packs both solid-state and spinning storage

Performance-minded PC users frequently want both a fast solid-state drive for crucial apps and a regular hard disk for everything else, but that's not always feasible in the tight space of a laptop. Western Digital is making that two-drive option a practical reality through its new Black2. The …

Paper airplanes finally get the smartphone remote control they deserve

Thank you, PowerUp. Apparently the last time we had the opportunity to write about paper airplanes was back in 2011, when a Seattle doctor built a tiny one using a da Vinci surgical robot. This time out, it's a Kickstarter project that brings smartphone control to the notoriously staid world of …

Fall Asleep To Music With Your iPhone’s Hidden Sleep Timer [iOS Tips]

Whether this feature has been in iOS since the beginning or not, this is the first I’ve heard of it, so I’m guessing there are a few of you out there that haven’t found the sleep timer in iOS, either.<p>If you want to listen to music or audiobooks before you go to sleep, it’s generally a good idea to …

Use a Laser Pointer to Turn Your iPhone Into a Microscope

We've seen ways to turn your iPhone into a DIY microscope before, but they always require buying something kind of exotic, like a ball lens, or an …

Microscopes

Motorola Hopes to Lure iPhone Owners to Moto X with New iCloud Data Migration Tool

Google's Motorola arm is attempting to streamline the process for iPhone users to switch to its flagship Moto X device by enabling it to extract contacts and calendar events from iCloud backup files. The new tool was announced yesterday by Motorola vice president of product manamgenet Punit Soni on …