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Prepping for Your iPhone X- AppleCare+

So you are getting an iPhone X sometime between November 3rd and the end of December. Congratulations! Now what? Hopefully I can help you with that. I’m running a series this week that will cover some of the basics that you should consider and take care of before your iPhone X arrives, as well as a …

14 documentaries on Netflix that are scarier than fiction

When you think of scary movies, images of monsters and unstoppable killers come to mind. But documentaries can also tell some horrific stories, …

Here's what losing weight does to your body and brain

<i>This video was originally published on October 29, 2017.</i><p><i>Special thanks to John Gunstad, professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of</i> …

Carrier compatibility for the various iPhone X models

Like Apple has done with the iPhone 8/8 Plus, the iPhone X won’t have the same carrier compatibility for all variants. Whether you want to keep as many options open for switching to another carrier in the future, or would like to know which models will work for you if your first choice is out of …

The Apple Store doesn’t actually sell many iPhones

Much is made of Apple’s retail arm. The company described it as its “biggest product” during the recent iPhone X launch, and it’s initiated a revamp …

A Yale psychologist's simple thought experiment temporarily turned conservatives into liberals

Social scientists have long known how to turn liberals into conservatives in the lab — all they have to do is scare them.<p>"Research has shown that you can make liberals more conservative by threatening them and making them somewhat afraid," Yale psychology professor John Bargh writes in his new …

This little machine can clean your clothes with 10 liters of water and no power

Update: The Drumi is finally in production as of late September, but without an exact ship date. Yirego, the company behind the electricity-free …

How Apple can build a better video streaming service

So, you want to build a streaming service.<p>At this point, the evidence that Apple is jumping into streaming is incontrovertible. You don’t pony up a …

Billboard shifting how it charts Apple Music and other streaming services next year

Billboard has announced that it will adjust how it weights and calculates streaming music starting in 2018. Changes will include more weight given for paid music services like Apple Music than ad-supported services.<p>In an article describing all of the changes to come, the company said “it is our …

Sorry Microsoft, Delta is switching to iOS

Delta Air Lines plans to ditch all its Windows devices in favor of iOS next year.<p>iPhone 7 Plus will replace its fleet of Nokia handsets, while iPad Pro will take the place of Microsoft’s Surface tablet.<p>Delta has been using Windows devices for a range of tasks. Nokia Lumia phones provide in-flight …

Bento Stack aims to make it easier to organize & travel w/ your Apple accessories

When it comes to Apple products, there are often quite a few accessories that you need to bring when you take your setup mobile. From chargers to headphones to dongles, the accessories can quickly turn an otherwise organized bag into a cluttered mess. That’s where Bento Stack comes in, a new …

Verizon will fix your smartphone’s screen for $29

It happens to the best of us. You buy a new mobile phone, you get a case, you try to be extra careful, but you drop it. Cracked screens happen often enough that most major carriers and device manufacturers have a separate section in their mobile protection plans just for replacing a broken display. …

Mobile

Comparison: iPhone warranties from Apple, carriers, third-parties, and free credit card coverage

As pre-orders for the iPhone X are right around the corner and you also might be considering buying more Apple devices for yourself or others in the coming months, it’s a good time to take a fresh look at how Apple’s standard warranty and its extended warranty stack up. We’ll also look at …

Steve Wozniak just created his own online university

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak has just launched Woz U, a new digital institute designed for those eyeing a career in the tech industry. "Our goal is to educate and train people in employable digital skills without putting them into years of debt," Wozniak said in a statement. "People often are …

How to get the most cash for old iPhones and Apples Watches

With the Series 3 Apple Watches and iPhone 8 and 8 Plus already arrived and the iPhone X launch less than a month away, we wanted to let you know that our trade in partner, MyPhones Unlimited is currently paying more than almost anyone else for your used or broken iPhones. We’ve compared the …

iPhone X won’t reveal your lock screen notifications to anyone else

Having your notifications displayed on your iPhone’s lock screen is incredibly convenient. But it leaves them exposed to prying eyes. That’s no longer a worry with iPhone X, which won’t reveal your lock screen notifications to anyone but you.<p>Its ability to recognize your face gives iPhone X all …

Mobile Technology

5 Things That Will Help You Record Audio That Doesn't Totally Suck

If you're a filmmaker who gets completely lost when it comes to audio, you're not alone.<p>Most of us got into filmmaking because we wanted to tell …

Filmmaking

Study: Apple isn't slowing down your iPhone with iOS updates

If you buy into the longstanding myth that Apple somehow slows down your older model iPhone in order to coax you into buying one of their newer models, a new study from Futuremark might leave you feeling a little disappointed.<p>The study tested the performance of various iPhones over a period of …

iPhone

Elon Musk has reportedly used a brutal tactic to keep from wasting time in meetings

But Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, has a strategy to keep things moving, a former SpaceX employee posted on Quora.<p>The former employee relayed a story where Musk once called out an employee in a meeting. He wrote:<p>"One of my close friends started there a couple years before me. He worked …

12 Ways Successful People Get More Done Than the Rest of Us

Successful people are not more gifted. They just work hard, and then succeed on purpose.<p>Most of us know at least one madly productive person--someone who's able to accomplish more in a couple of hours than the rest of us get done all day. And chances are that person is also quite successful.<p>It's no …

Self-improvement

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Apple just acquired Regaind – here’s a demo of the AI startup’s tech

<i>TechCrunch</i> reports that Apple has acquired Regaind, a French computer vision startup that specializes in working out if photos are interesting.</i> …

Review: ShoulderPod brings Lego-like modularity to iPhone camera accessories

Smartphone grips and mounts are a dime a dozen nowadays. Making a product that stands apart from the crowd is difficult, but ShoulderPod may be the first company to do that in a long time. The company has built out a modular smartphone camera system allowing photographers and videographers to …

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do

Raising mentally strong kids who are equipped to take on real-world challenges requires parents to give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength.<p>Of course, helping kids build mental muscle isn’t easy — it requires parents to be mentally strong as …

Self-help

Apple: Watch exercise lab ‘collected more data on activity and exercise’ than any human performance study in history

Apple has granted <i>Men’s Health</i> a behind-the-scenes look at its exercise lab where it develops health and activity tracking features for the Apple Watch. Apple first unveiled its fitness facility in the run up to the original Apple Watch in 2015, and a new Apple Watch with LTE is expected to be …

Latest macOS kills pro video editor favorite Final Cut Pro 7

When Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) launched to replace version 7, it sent shockwaves through the professional editing community. Many users had moved to FCP 7 from Avid because it was cheaper, and after much development on Apple's part, was capable of doing professional jobs. However, FCP X was widely …

Final Cut

Review: Affordable Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds from IFROGZ

You don't have to spend a fortune for Apple's AirPods. IFROGZ offers a variety of Bluetooth earbuds including the <b>InTone Wireless Earbuds ($29.99)</b> and the <b>Impulse Duo Wireless Earbuds ($44.99)</b>. If you do indeed spend that much for the Apple version, you'll be afraid to lose them. The IFROGZ versions …

Zach Galifianakis Created a Gerrymandering Documentary Named ‘Democracy for Sale’ – Watch Clip

The film will be screened across North Carolina in January and February.<p>Zach Galifianakis’ documentary, “Democracy For Sale,” looks at how bad …

10 Free Online Marketing Courses to Try Today (Infographic)

Boost your marketing skills with these online resources -- for free.<p>1 min read<p>An abundance of free resources are available online today, especially when it comes to marketing. Although sometimes it can be tricky to weed through them and get to the good stuff.<p>Look no further, because marketing …

Marketing

Cute Apple Watch stand will drive Mac fans crazy

If you have an Apple Watch on your wrist and an old Mac in your heart, the design company elago has a stand that will take you back in time.<p>The Apple Watch rests on the W3 stand behind a silicon housing that is a cute scale model of a 1984 Macintosh computer monitor, incorporating the watch face so …