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How to record calls on your iPhone

Our smartphones can help us order pizzas, hail cabs, and even detect heartbeats, so you’d think it’d be easy to record a simple phone call. Sadly, …

Apps

This gadget lets you scratch and DJ on vinyl without a needle

Turntablism, no tonearm needed<p><i>Update Thursday, February 15th 12PM ET:</i> <i>This article was originally published on February 10th, 2018 and has been updated to include new video.</i><p>French company MWM has announced a new product called Phase that sits on your turntable and allows you to DJ audio files with …

The ultimate guide to Google Home: Tips and tricks for understanding and making the most out of your assistant speaker

Article Contents<p>This article is part of our <b>Google Home tips and features</b> series.<p>You just got a Google Home, and after unwrapping it and setting it …

Smart Homes

Nike ramps up membership benefits with Apple Music, ClassPass and Headspace unlocks for app users

The top line is that Nike is rolling out some membership related updates to its app for iPhone and Android today. The updates will come in the form of new unlocks with partnerships like ClassPass, Apple and Headspace. There will also be a bunch of new unlocks coming for exclusive shoes and clothing.<p>…

Microsoft warns firms of technology 'distractions'

<b>Technology can distract workers rather than make them more productive, suggests a survey carried out by software giant Microsoft.</b><p>Many of the 20,000 European workers questioned said a steady stream of emails, messages and notifications kept them from concentrating.<p>Others said the way their employer …

Digital Culture

How to wake up to your favorite music using Google Home

Do you use your Google Home as a bedside alarm clock? Do you wish you could be woken up by a specific song instead of an annoying alarm? Well, it’s possible and here’s how…<p>Set up your Google Home<br>• Set your default music application<br>• Set your alarm and head to bed<p>1. Set up your Google Home<p>If you already …

11 Crock-Pot Recipes For Your Super Bowl 2018 Party That Your Guests Will Love

For me, Super Bowl party food options are <i>all</i> about comfort food. I've gone to a lot of Super Bowl parties, and honestly, it's mostly been because I'm …

Slow-Cooker Tomatillo Chicken Chili

Unexpected snow days in the South have spun our New Year cravings out of routine. I do not enjoy trekking across grocery store parking lots looking …

You can now use selfies to help you make a flawless Bitmoji

Snap made it a lot easier to perfect your Bitmoji.<p>Now, instead of painstakingly going back and forth between every eyebrow shape, hairstyle, and eye …

The best laptops for video editing in 2018

Whether you’re making a quick video about your cat’s latest antics or you’re a professional videographer producing ads for major corporations, there …

MacBook Pro

Sounds.com is a new subscription service for music samples

Native Instruments is offering unlimited downloads for a flat monthly fee<p>Music software and hardware company Native Instruments announced today that it’s launching a new subscription platform in the US called Sounds.com. Meant for music creators, Sounds.com is a way to access, download, and build …

Seven apps and tools to organize your life

Restore order to your days.<p>Between work, activities, appointments, and ever-growing to-do lists, many of us constantly feel rushed and anxious. And all too often, the distractions of our smartphones only make this busy pace more hectic. But phones can also simplify your life—it all depends on how …

CarPlay coming to more trucks including 2019 RAM 1500 with 12-inch display, Ford Ranger

Apple CarPlay is on display this week at the International Auto Show in Detroit, and Toyota isn’t the only company making news. 2019 model trucks, hybrids, and hatchbacks with CarPlay have all been announced.<p>Toyota announced that it will begin offering CarPlay through its 2019 Avalon sedan after …

Your iPhone tracks every place you visit. Here’s how to see the map.

Your iPhone knows where you are, and it remembers where you have been. It keeps a record of your frequent hangouts — aka “significant locations” — and uses this data to make location-based suggestions using Siri and to power other features. Don’t panic, though: This data is kept on your phone, not …

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

Apple Maps finds a useful feature: indoor airport guides

LOS ANGELES — Apple Maps finally has a useful feature that gives it an edge over the competition: a way to navigate through airport terminals.<p>That may not sound like much, but the app has failed in the court of popular opinion as an also-ran to Google Maps. So the bragging rights are notable.<p>As …

Google Maps

The Business Case for Quirkiness

08 Min Read Time - Zappos built a billion-dollar bottom line and a reputation for customer service by letting employees bring their whole, creative …

Twitter is rolling out a new tweetstorm feature

Twitter is finally embracing the tweetstorm.<p>In yet another admission that 140 characters (or 280 characters) just isn't enough for some people, today …

This app boosts event hashtags by collecting all snapshots in one place

Custom hashtags for weddings and other events simplify the task of finding photos, but those shots are still often scattered across multiple …

Cheer My Friend lets you motivate runners with voice messages

Another neat hack idea being demoed here at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin is an app for helping support runners during races by sending personal voice messages to keep them feeling motivated.<p>The Cheer My Friend app doesn’t need supporters to download an app in order to work — only the runner needs the …

Gym-As-You-Go wants to let you pay per exercise

Wish you didn’t have to pay as much if you rarely went to the gym? Gym-As-You-Go wants to offer pricing based on usage rather than monthly subscriptions.<p>The TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin Hackathon project uses NFC to let you check in at work-out machines. You’re then charged a fee for how long you use …

Setup

WannaDrink is the hack that will finally destroy my liver

Onstage today at our TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin Hackathon I have seen the future of my liver… and it looks bleak.<p>The culprit behind my liver’s imminent demise? WannaDrink, a hack that somehow manages to combine the amazing mission of providing tech education for recent immigrants to Germany and the …

Disrupt NY

Nexto replaces boring audio guides with tourism games

What if you could play with landmarks instead of just touring them? Nexto is turning audio guides into games to make sightseeing more interactive. Launching today as part of TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin‘s Battlefield competition, Nexto is partnering with tourist destinations to help them attract more …

Google Assistant can now locate a handyman near you

Google is adding a handy feature to Assistant, so it can now find local services like plumbing or electrical repairs near you, provided you’re in the US.<p>That’s handy for people who already use the voice-activated service on their phones or Google Home smart speakers. To use it, say “Ok Google, find …

Home Improvement

What’s the Wi-Fi password? Share it easily in iOS 11 with Wi-Fi Sharing

Did you know you can easily share your Wi-Fi connection with other people if you’re using iOS 11? No? According to our latest Twitter poll, you’re …

Microsoft is bringing clever tabs to every Windows 10 app

One of the most popular feature requests (more than 20,000 votes) for Windows 10 is tabs in File Explorer. Microsoft has resisted adding tabs to File Explorer and apps in general for years, after originally introducing tabs in Internet Explorer 6 with a toolbar extension back in 2005. That …

Software

Plex DVR can now automatically remove commercials

Plex, the service that collects media and streaming channels into one application, has been fine-tuning its offerings with new features that have recently improved viewing quality. But its next addition came with little fanfare: Enabling its DVR, which it launched back in June, to automatically …

StrideUp wants to help you buy a portion of your home

StrideUp, a U.K. startup founded last year by Sakeeb Zaman and Rohan Trivedi, both formerly of Deutsche Bank, wants to make shared home ownership more readily available within the private housing sector.<p>The company, which launched in the summer, lets you buy a portion of your home while you …

Home Ownership

Here’s how a Googler explains headphones with Google Assistant built-in are actually useful

After several big leaks, Google finally unveiled headphones with Google Assistant built-in this week. That functionality is debuting on the Bose QC35 II, but Google hasn’t done a good job advertising why this feature is worth buying into. Now, a Googler has given his two cents on the topic.<p>Ian …

Headphones

This iPad synthesizer lets you play almost any sound

SyndtSphere may be just about the most flexible music instrument ever. It is also an iPad app. Klevgränd’s SyndtSphere can be a piano, a violin, a flute, a bass, but it can also be anything in-between. If you ever struggled to find the exact sound you wanted out of a synthesizer, then should try …

Apps