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'Brilliant' Aims to Replace Your Home's Light Switches With Touchscreens

Brilliant today introduced the Brilliant Control, designed to replace an existing light switch and provide homeowners with a range of smart home controls.<p>Brilliant Control has a 5-inch touchscreen with swipe-based lighting, music, and climate controls, and homeowners can interact directly with …

Home Automation

How to deal with iPhone calendar spam

You may have noticed a handful of suspicious push notifications on your iPhone over the weekend -- calendar invites for deals and sales from users with obviously real names like "kcmgweqeq" and "nfbtz."<p>These invites are exactly what they look like: spam! Your iCloud calendar app is set up to …

Debunking The Common Myths About Web Development

So you want to be a developer. Well, it is not as easy as you think.<p>In case you are one of those who think that you can just pick and choose any programming language in any of the many available disciplines, be it mobile, web, API. Then continue the journey by learning more and adding to your …

Someone Is Testing Methods for Taking Down the Entire Internet

Earlier this month, security expert Bruce Schneier revealed that companies responsible for the basic infrastructure of the Internet are experiencing …

How to use MacOS Sierra's picture-in-picture feature

Apple's new desktop software, MacOS Sierra, offers a way to watch a video while you continue to go about your business on your Mac -- and it's substantially better than attempting to resize a browser window <i>just so</i>. With Sierra's new picture-in-picture (PIP) feature, you can pop out a video from …

Everything You Can Do With Windows 10’s New Bash Shell

Windows 10’s Anniversary Update brings a “Bash on Ubuntu on Windows” environment to Windows 10. But don’t be deceived: This is more than just a Bash …

The government just admitted it will use smart home devices for spying | Trevor Timm

Many consumers are wholly unaware that the smart devices making their home more custom and responsive are making data that can be hacked or collected<p>If you want evidence that US intelligence agencies aren’t losing surveillance abilities because of the rising use of encryption by tech companies, …

Surveillance

Apple Just Released a New iPhone App for Musicians

Musicians already have plenty of choices when it comes to iPhone apps that make it easy to create quick tracks on the go. There’s Apple’s GarageBand …

What's Coming From Apple in 2015: Apple Watch, iPad Pro, iPhone 6s, 12-Inch MacBook and More

Thanks to the iPhone 6, the iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite, and iOS 8, 2014 was a major year for Apple. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus brought new screen sizes and a radical redesign, while iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite introduced deep integration between Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems.<p>…

What's streaming in January

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new year means new programs to stream!<p>The streaming gods were good to us last year, and 2015 is starting off with the return of some previously dropped titles and some brand new goodies. Here's what Netflix, Amazon Prime and iTunes have to offer for January :<p><b>Netflix:</b><p>"101 Dalmatians"<p>"Bad …