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Hilton says smartphone door unlocking used 11 million times without being hacked

A growing number of hotels are now allowing people to use their iPhone (and in some cases, Apple Watch) to unlock their doors. The Hilton hotel group, which first started experimenting with the technology three years ago, says that the security of the system is now firmly proven …<p>It says that the …

These Applets are a quick cheat sheet to running your smart home

Having your smart home come to life when you arrive home after work is great, but have you ever wished for a bit more control? Telling Alexa to …

App specific passwords will be required to sign in to iCloud with third party apps from June 15, here’s how to make them

In its ongoing efforts to ensure strong security for customers, Apple will require the use of app-specific passwords from June 15th. This affects you if you use a third-party app that logs in with an iCloud email and password (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc) to access contacts, calendar and mail …

Here's how to wipe your old iPad/iPhone/iPod touch for resale

I've been asked several times over the past few days about how to wipe an iPad ready for resale (presumably because Apple has a new iPad out). …

Apple Watch

How to use iMessage special effects

Over the years the iPhone's Messages app has evolved from a relatively simple messaging program to a sophisticated tool complete with special effects.<p>…

A Computer for Everything: One Year of iPad Pro

After years spent adapting what I learned from the Mac to bring it to iOS, what I found on the other side was a more focused, efficient way of working and communicating with people. The iPad Pro accelerated my move to an iOS-only setup; today, I genuinely don't know how to perform certain tasks on …

Tracking

Apple's new iBooks StoryTime app puts children's books on the TV screen

Without any fanfare, Apple has released a new app for tvOS that’s designed to let children and parents read books together before bedtime. iBooks StoryTime is available to download from the App Store today, and promises to give families a "different way to experience classic kids' books and …

Apple Watch: 11 new features in WatchOS 3

iPhone and iPad users aren't the only people being treated to a huge update with the release of iOS 10. For those with an Apple Watch, after installing iOS 10, your next step is to install WatchOS 3.<p>A lot has changed with WatchOS 3, leaving some familiarity and a lot of new ground to cover. Below …

Smartwatches

30+ Inexpensive Bathroom Renovation Ideas

Inexpensive bathroom renovation ideas then what need every person who has not much money for large apartments and for expensive interior design. More …

New ResearchKit update allows developers to upload patients' genetic data

The module was created by genetic testing company 23andMe<p>Genetic testing company 23andMe has created a new tool to help researchers using Apple’s ResearchKit integrate genetic information. Soon, ResearchKit developers can use the new module to upload the genetic data of participants who have had …

Top 15 DIY Kitchen Design Ideas and Costs

<i>Ready to create a kitchen that will really impress with its versatility, design and style? If so, our DIY home improvement guide to kitchen</i> …

How cheap can solar get? Very cheap indeed

If current rates of improvement hold, solar power will be incredibly cheap in just a few years’ time, writes famous author and thinker Ramez Naam. …

The five biggest changes to media playback in Windows 10

Windows 10 is finally here, and with the most robust and fully featured version of Microsoft's PC operating system to date, it appears the company has finally atoned for its former Windows 8 sins. While some of the changes are obvious -- hello Start menu, my old friend -- some take a little …

Windows 10

Windows 10 -- how to download it right now

Microsoft has launched Windows 10 in 190 countries, and more than 14 million people have already downloaded it. However, while the OS is a free …

Windows 10

The Best Windows 10 Features You Probably Haven’t Heard About

Windows 10 has arrived. Whether you’re jumping the line or still trying to decide if you should upgrade, chances are you’ve heard about some of the …

The Windows 10 privacy issues you should know about

Windows 10 has just arrived and there’s a new Privacy Policy and Service Agreement from Microsoft coming swiftly in its wake.<p>The new policies take effect on 1 August and there are a few unsettling things nestling in there that you should be thinking about if you’re using the company’s services and …

How do solar cells work? - ExtremeTech

By on July 20, 2015 at 11:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>There are really only two possible …

Verizon Now Officially Owns AOL After Closing $4.4 Billion Deal

NEW YORK -- Verizon now owns AOL.<p>The telecom giant said Tuesday that it completed its $4.4 billion acquisition of the New York-based media and tech firm.<p>“The Internet path is well worn, but the mobile brands, mobile video, and mobile advertising path -- all tied to the coming Internet of Things -- …

My wife always showed me how to be a good dad. I had to fail at it to notice

I’ve been a dad since I was 20 years old. I was thrown into it in 1989 by my marriage to my wife, Rebecca, who was a single parent to a two-year-old little girl named Naomi.<p>Rebecca and I met when I was 18 and Naomi was just 6 months old: introduced by friends, we became friends ourselves and then …

V3Solar puts a new spin on PV efficiency

The V3 Spin Cell actually features two cones, one made up of hundreds of triangular PV cells and a static hermetically-sealed outer lens concentrator …

Gulp. Apple is changing the iPhone in a huge, crazy way

Say it isn’t so! What is an iPhone without the iPhone home screen? Well, according to Apple, the future. In the next update of iOS 9, the home screen …

Apple Loop: Tim Cook Ignoring Apple Watch Sales, BlackBerry Killing iPhone, Apple Says Goodbye iPod

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a summary of the WWDC 2015 announcements, details on downloading iOS 9, the new features in OSX El Capitan, the native apps SDK for the Apple Watch, details on the Apple Music streaming service, news on the …

Apple Pay

Auto upload photos from your computer to Google Photos

If you have been getting started with Google Photos, then you have probably checked out Google Photos on the Web and the mobile device of your choice. That's what I did last week. I am an old Picasa user and struggled through the awkward Photos-as-part-of-Google+ years before blossoming with Google …

Google Photos

Broken Android factory reset leaves critical data intact

Factory reset or wipe is often used not just to start fresh but to also as a necessary step when selling a used Android device. Well, that’s the …

Cambridge University

Netflix rumored to get Top Gear hosts for new show ‘House of Cars’

<i>Top Gear</i> fans have been miserable since the hugely popular BBC show was cancelled earlier this year. A dispute over food resulting in host Jeremy …

Top Gear

The best iPhone and iPad apps for baby monitoring

Baby monitors and cameras have become increasingly more advanced compared to the wired, crackly versions from years gone by. Now you can get baby …