Raymond Byrum

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This charging cable extends your phone’s battery life [Deals]

It’s frustrating to know that just charging your phone could be shortening its life. Leaving it plugged in too long, letting it get too hot, and other common mistakes are bad for battery’s longevity. There’s enough on our minds these days, so let this cable worry about keeping your iPhone …

Jony Ive Reveals Secrets of the Apple Watch, His Favorite Brands

<i>Originally published by Benjamin Clymer on Hodinkee.</i><p>I have been writing about Apple Watch since the fall of 2014. In many ways, the very first review …

Please get this $5 accessory so your $159 AirPods sound 10 times better

It’s pretty crazy to think that a $159 product can be improved dramatically by a $5 accessory, but believe us when we tell you that’s the case. …

Analysts say YouTube TV is the television service Apple should have built

AllianceBernstein analysts have suggested that the on-demand streaming subscription service YouTube TV is the television service Apple should have built.<p>They point to how YouTube has persuaded many to become cord-cutters, using the service to replace their cable subscription – and they present an …

PSA: Here’s how to check for – and remove – the Mac malware mshelper

If your Mac seems to be running at high fan rates or you’re seeing reduced battery-life for no apparent reason, you may want to check for some Mac malware that seems to be going around …<p>A couple of support threads have described people finding a process called mshelper using a lot of CPU usage.<p>From …

What’s the best photo management solution? Google Photos or iCloud Photos?

I’ve always been a huge fan of cloud-managed photo systems. I did a review of Everpix back in 2013. I even challenged Apple to release something similar to iCloud Photo Library. I’ve written countless articles about Photo Management and discussed it on countless podcasts. Photo management is …

Save $10 On a Qi Pad That Will Charge Your iPhone Faster

RAVPower’s HyperAir Qi charging pad is one of the few models out there to support 7.5W iPhone charging (iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X only), and you can …

News: 5 Cool New Features in iOS 11.4 for iPhone

A few long-awaited iOS 11 features that Apple had promised way back in June 2017 have finally made their way to iPhones with the iOS 11.4 update. …

How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

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How to Cancel App Store and Apple Music Subscriptions

Several TV and music services and other apps offer free trials through the App Store that automatically renew to become paid subscriptions after the trial period ends.<p>If you want to prevent an App Store subscription from running beyond the trial period or cancel a subscription you're currently …

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How to write a killer report with Pages for Mac and iPad

Today we’re going to use the new features in Pages 4.0 to create an amazing report. If you need to write a book report, or create a longer document for school or work, the new Master Pages feature in Apple’s free word processor will prove extremely handy.<p>With Pages, it’s now easier than ever to …

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How to use Apple Pencil with Pages for iPad

In Pages 4.0 for iPad, you can use Apple Pencil for more than just tapping stuff. Now you can use two great new iOS-only features in Apple’s word processing software. Smart Annotations lets you mark up text just like a teacher would — scoring red lines through words, running a highlighter over a …

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Intel Invented the Traditional SSD Killer of the Future, and It's So Fast and So Expensive

This thing flies. The machine I installed it in is already positively loaded: It’s got Intel’s latest 6-core i7 processor, an Nvidia 1080 graphics …

Looking for Some Extra Income? Here's a 9%-Yielding Dividend Stock Worth Considering

This relatively unknown pipeline company offers a big yield supported by solid financial metrics.<p>On average, dividend-paying stocks currently yield …

Here’s how much a new iPhone battery boosts performance

Want to know how much difference replacing the battery in an old iPhone makes to the overall speed of the handset? A new video posted online by Bennett Sorbo compares an iPhone 6s with depleted battery against one with a fresh battery.<p>The two iPhones are then put head to head as they run through a …

Pro Tip: How to add blank spaces to your iPhone home screen grid

Some of the most creative iPhone home screen designs we’ve ever seen use blank gaps to separate icons into groups or to create interesting stepped patterns. But how is that even possible? After all, if you delete a home screen icon, the others close ranks to fill in the space.<p>The answer is to add …

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I’ve tried every single iPhone currently available — here’s my ranking of the 8 iPhones you can buy right now

From the brand-new, futuristic iPhone X to the tiny-but-powerful iPhone SE, the current iPhone lineup has a range of devices and price points.<p>At this point, I've tried all eight of Apple's current iPhones. And although the iPhone X is gorgeous and powerful, it's not the phone I would recommend to …

A New Backpack Is Blowing Up On Kickstarter -- Here's Why

Backpacks are the divas of the luggage world. One might work as a daypack but won’t carry enough for a three-day business trip. Another is perfect for work but way too small or formal for the gym. I have a sleek pack that nicely fits one laptop but heaven forbid I need it to accommodate a water …

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There are 6 major choices for streaming live TV over the internet — here's how they compare

An increasing number of tech companies are trying to attract the millions of "cord-cutters" who have ditched traditional cable TV for internet-based replacements.<p>Relative newcomers like Hulu and Google's YouTube are breaking in, while old-school heavies like Sony, Dish Network, and AT&T have been …

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This hidden Apple Watch feature tells you if your workouts are doing any good

It’s all very well to know how far you ran, cycled and swam. But the whole point of exercise is not just to clock the miles. It’s supposed to make you more fit. So, how do you know if all those sweaty miles are actually doing any good? One way is by measuring your heart rate recovery …

3 Great Stocks Under $10

Looking for stocks with low share prices? There aren't many worth your attention, with the possible exception of CEMEX, Cleveland-Cliffs, and Calumet …

Why Buying This 7.5%-Yielding REIT Is A No-Brainer

The sell-off in the REIT sector is good news for income investors with cash in the bank and a long investment horizon. In particular, <b>VEREIT</b> (VER) …

3 Heirloom Stocks to Hold Forever

Owning top stocks for the long term could be the best investment advice you'll ever get.<p>Instead of chasing the latest investing craze, buying great …

These 14 stocks will see sales skyrocket in 2018, Goldman Sachs says

With the broader stock market expected to rise this year, it can be difficult to identify the companies set to leave their peers in the dust. But there are ways to sift through the noise to find the winners — assuming you know where to look.<p>One way to do this is to identify the companies most …

4 Stocks You'll Regret Not Buying 20 Years From Now

This week I read a very good article from my fellow Seeking Alpha author, Dividend Sensei. He wrote about the biggest bubble in history. This made me …

7 parental controls you can use right now on your kid's iPhone

iPhones ($1,000 at Cricket Wireless) are like cigarettes. They are addicting and marketed to kids. Similar to cigarette manufacturers being forced to curb their advertising and sales efforts toward children, Apple has been urged to address phone addiction among its youngest customers. In response, …

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Gracenote Debuts App That Adds AM/FM Radio to CarPlay

A media indexing firm by the name of Gracenote recently showed off an app that could fix — or at least mitigate — a longstanding criticism of Apple’s …

8 ways businesses can take advantage of the iPhone X

The iPhone X is the most advanced phone Apple has produced, which makes it a good match for business users. Why is that? Busy professionals are …

New Mac Malware Hijacks Web Connections: What to Do

<i>"2018 is barely two weeks old, and already it looks like we've got new piece of macOS malware! Hooray :)"</i><p>That's how Apple-focused security researcher …

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