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How to Secure Your Mac

When you first set up your Mac, the only security measure that’s enforced is that you add a password to your user account. The Setup Assistant makes …

Operating Systems

Building up the energy bills with EDF

I was told I owed £463 for an empty house<p><b>I hope you can help me out with a problem with EDF.</b><p><b>My house was unoccupied between May 2012 and December 2013, except when building work was being carried out. Throughout this period I paid EDF by direct debit. As the house was unoccupied for such a long</b> …

Sync your iOS Photo Stream with Flickr, Dropbox or anything else

I have at least three apps set to auto-upload my iPhone photos whenever I reach a Wi-Fi connection. That’s three apps running in the background and using bandwidth to send my pictures up to the cloud, and they all run in addition to Apple’s own Photo Stream.<p>There’s nothing really wrong with this …

Apps

Job hunting is a matter of Big Data, not how you perform at an interview

Firms crunching numbers and algorithms offer a hi-tech route to employees who will fit in – and not quit<p>How do we end up in the jobs we end up in? And why did we miss those opportunities we had set our hearts on? If most of us look back, the reality is likely to be as fraught with chance as any …

Message in a bottle receives reply – 23 years on

A message in a bottle has received a reply – 23 years after it was thrown into the sea.<p>The note was written by Zoe Lemon, from Salford, when she was …

Sync Photos To Storage Gives You One Tap iOS Photo Backup

There are tons of solutions to get iOS photos from your device to some sort of backup system, from Dropbox to iPhoto. Backing up your photos is imperative, especially on iOS, as the iCloud backup system doesn’t back up photos, and PhotoStream only keeps the last 1,000 photos on your phone synced to …

Apps

How to Stop Social Apps From Tracking You

This article first appeared in the Cult of Mac Newsstand magazine<p>Thanks to Apple’s tireless vetting of App Store apps, it’s tricky for an app to flat-out snoop on you. Then again, the behavior of some apps could be thought of as snooping if you squint and look at them the wrong way.<p>Foursquare is …

Apps

Tired? Troubled love life? Try banning the gadgets from the bedroom "Late-night fiddling with devices stimulates your brain and invades what should be a quiet space. Time to turn off" http://gu.com/p/3kv4k/fb

Some British people can't afford to heat their food. Aren't we ashamed? I don't suppose any of the big six energy bosses has wrapped a toddler in a fleece, dressing gown and jumper of an evening: http://gu.com/p/3kvdk/fb

Why Britain can't stop buying new cars

Across Europe demand for new vehicles has crashed, yet the British market is racing ahead of its neighbours. What is fuelling this car-buying boom?<p>Here is a very strange statistic: new car registrations in Britain rose by 12.1% for the 19th consecutive month in September. Britain is in the grip of …

Near-death experiences: the brain's last hurrah

A new study suggests such phenomena are caused by a surge of brain activity – and shows death is a process, not an event<p>We have all wondered what it will be like to die, and what – if anything – might happen afterwards. The prospect of no longer existing seems so difficult to accept that cultures …

HTC One M8 review

<b>Update:</b> <i>The HTC One M8 is no longer easy to buy in shops, so you'll need to get it through other online portals. The</i> <i>HTC U11</i> <i>is the newest phone from</i> …

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How To: Transfer Files to and From Your iOS Device

An iOS device, just by itself, is capable of many things but file handling is not one of them. Thankfully, there are ways to get files from one’s …

How to migrate your data to a new Mac

Acquiring a new Mac is always exciting. Unboxing one is enough to send some people scurrying for a video camera, so that they can later revisit that …

Ask Engadget: best Android e-mail client?

We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Saad, who's got wants some of that Mailbox goodness for himself. If you're looking to ask one of your own, drop us a line at <b>ask [at]</b> …

Bitcasa leaves beta, offers discount on Infinite Drive to celebrate

Bitcasa made some serious waves when it hit the scene in December, offering bottomless cloud storage for $10 per-month or $99 for a full year. The service is now leaving beta, with the promised Mac and iOS apps in tow. And, just as icing on the cake, a Linux client is also on the way (and already …