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How To: Use Charles Proxy to View the Data Your Mobile Apps Send & Receive

If you're using a mobile device, it's a pretty safe bet that your apps are sending lots of information back and forth from their servers. To make …

Information Security

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn’t know about until now

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? All kinds of websites offer free ways to perform simple yet …

These 33 Clever Gadgets On Amazon Are The Best Things Since Sliced Bread

If you're reading this, there's a good chance you weren't born when sliced bread made a big splash on grocery store shelves, thus eliminating the …

How to spot the signs of Alzheimer's in your friends and loved ones

It was revealed today that Dame Barbara Windsor has Alzheimer's. The EastEnders and Carry On actress's husband, Scott Mitchell, broke the news after growing rumours of her worsening health.<p>Windsor was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014, and the symptoms have gradually deteriorated. "Since her 80th …

How to Snap Back to Your Search Results When Browsing in a Safari Tab

Say you want to look up a topic online, so you type a search word or phrase into Safari's address bar. The first link in the returned results looks promising, so you click it. On the site you're sent to, you see another link about a related topic, so you click that, too.<p>Moments later another link …

There's a hidden shortcut for rearranging all of your iPhone apps at once — here's how to do it

It's easy to rearrange the apps on your iPhone: Simply hold down until they start wiggling, then move them into the screens and folders of your choice.<p>But if you want to rearrange a lot of apps at once, it can take a while — unless you know this new trick that Apple included in the most recent …

Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

Not an April Fools’ prank<p>Cloudflare is launching its own consumer DNS service today, on April Fools’ Day, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s not a joke but an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use. Cloudflare …

17 insider facts about shopping at Costco only employees know

Costco deals are easy to come by.<p>The retail chain is famous for having just about everything. And certainly, some of its offerings stretch beyond what you'd expect from a big-box store — Costco sells cars, vacations, food kits for the apocalypse, cheap eats in the food court, and even caskets.<p>Given …

This app makes your headphones sound like a pro recording studio

Spend some time shopping for headphones, and you’ll quickly grow tired of devices claiming to present music “as the artist intended,” despite sporting vastly different sound. But what if your favorite cans actually <i>could</i> sound like the recording studio where your favorite music was mixed?<p>Enter …

Audiophile

Here’s what Facebook knows about you, and how to download all your data

Facebook has long allowed you to download an archive of all the data the social network has on you, and <i>HackerNoon’s</i> Georges Abi-Heila decided to find out exactly what company knows about its users …<p>Abi-Heila reports (via <i>TNW</i>) that his archive was a 500MB zip file, and it included everything from the …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analyzing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

How to stop annoying robocalls on your iPhone or Android phone

Fight back against the constant, annoying scam calls<p><i>Update May 10th 9:30AM ET: This article was originally published on March 6, 2018 and has been updated to include video.</i><p>Mobile spam calls have been a nuisance for years, but over the last few months, it’s felt to me like there’s been a surge of …

Identity Theft

Apple confirms using Google servers for iCloud, but Google can’t access data

The iOS Security Guide was updated last month to indicate that Apple is now using the Google Cloud Platform for iCloud storage. The company has long used Amazon’s S3 alongside Microsoft Azure, but a reference to the latter service has been replaced by one to Google’s cloud storage service …<p>It was …

Steve Jobs Was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

MacBook Air

Waze vs. Google Maps: Which map app should you be using?

Time may be on the side of the Rolling Stones but for the rest of us, maximizing the number of hours in a day has turned into a daily struggle. Mere …

Google Maps

Snowden: ‘Get rid of Dropbox.’ Here’s the alternative he recommends

A few years back, Edward Snowden picked <b>something of a fight</b> with cloud storage mogul <b>Dropbox</b> in an interview with the New Yorker.<p>It’s a lengthy interview, but the meat of the matter that we’re addressing today comes at <b>1:04:55</b>.<p>We’re talking about encryption. We’re talking about dropping programs that …

How to use iCloud Keychain: The guide

Apple’s password manager for Macs, iPhones and iPads, iCloud Keychain is designed to keep passwords, credit card details, Wi-Fi logins and lots of …

Facebook’s ‘Protect’ feature on iOS essentially installs spyware on iPhone and iPad

Facebook is rolling out a new security feature called Protect to many users of its iOS app. While the name might make unknowing users feel good about installing the associated free app, the Facebook owned VPN is designed to collect and analyze user data to “improve Facebook products and …

This Surprising Discovery Could Lead To Better Batteries In The Future

A collaboration of scientists met up at Brookhaven National Laboratory to track lithium ions with a new imagining technique. This work could lead to improvements in the engineering of batteries allowing them to be more powerful and last longer .<p>The scientists noticed an unexpected phenomenon in …

Clean Energy

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

How To: Keep Your Night Vision Sharp with the iPhone's Hidden Red Screen

There were a lot of cool new features introduced in iOS 10, but some were more hidden than others. One option called "Color Tint" snuck its way in, …

Tutorials

NVIDIA proves the cloud can replace a high-end gaming rig

A year ago, NVIDIA's GeForce Now game-streaming service let me play <i>The Witcher 3</i>, a notoriously demanding PC-only title, on a MacBook Air. This year, NVIDIA finally unveiled the Windows version of the service, and it was even more impressive. I was able to play <i>Rainbow Six: Siege</i> and <i>PlayerUnknown's</i> …

3 legal risks all freelance IT pros should plan for

Freelance IT professionals face several hurdles when branching out on their own, including legal liabilities. If you're thinking about becoming a …

Apple prepares macOS users for discontinuation of 32-bit app support

High Sierra will be the last version to support 32-bit “without compromises.”<p>At last year's Worlwide Developer's Conference (WWDC), Apple announced …

New York governor signs executive order to keep net neutrality rules after the FCC’s repeal

In an announcement today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has signed an executive order that would require internet service providers with state contracts to abide by net neutrality rules, even though the FCC recently voted to repeal those rules.<p>Contracts after March 1st will include a net …

Net Neutrality

Only one road in the world leads from Russia to North Korea — and you can take a trip down it on Google Maps

North Korea is arguably the most secretive nation in the world.<p>It shares long borders with China to its north, and also with South Korea. But the third, and by far the shortest, frontier is an 11-mile stretch of land it shares with Russia.<p>Unlike the Chinese border, the Russian one has allowed …

How to update your iOS devices using Apple Configurator 2

Manage your iOS device updates all from a single administration point.Managing my ever-growing library of iOS devices that includes 4 Apple TVs, 4 …

Tim Cook says users will be able to turn off iPhone battery performance throttling in future iOS update

Apple had already said that a future iOS update will give users more insight into the state of their battery. In an interview with ABC News, Tim Cook was asked for his take on Apple slowing down iPhones with degraded batteries. He revealed that the developer beta including these features will be …

Apple ID login now required to check AppleCare warranty coverage for your devices

[<b>Update:</b> <i>Apple has changed its page back to allowing users to check their device’s warranty status without logging in with an Apple ID.</i>]<p>In an update to its warranty coverage utility, Apple now requires users to log in with the Apple ID associated with a device before being able to check its warranty …

Swap-apocalypse: Upcoming iOS update will swarm Apple Stores with iPhone battery replacements

Apple Stores always seem to be packed to the gills with customers waiting for tech support at the Genius Bar, and that’s doubly true now with Apple’s discounted battery replacement program for iPhones throttled by aging batteries. A promised update to iOS coming in the future will certainly …