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GE HomeKit Window Air Conditioner (A/C) Finally Goes On Sale

If you’re an iPhone owner and are into your home automation and smart home technology, then you’re likely already knee deep into HomeKit.<p>If this …

How to speed up Apple Watch software updates dramatically

Downloading watchOS software to your Apple Watch is a tremendously slow process.... Read the rest of this post here"How to speed up Apple Watch …

Smartwatches

Black woman given $444 ticket for 'excessive noise', accuses SPVM of racial profiling

It started off as a typical Saturday morning for Tayana Jacques and her boyfriend, Brian Mann.<p>The couple was walking on Saint-Laurent Boulevard, near …

Canada

Google app ‘Grasshopper’ offers games to help you learn to code

Smartphone owners who want to learn how to code can learn the fundamentals with Google’s new app, “Grasshopper,” which launched Wednesday.<p>The app is …

Education Technology

AT&T and Verizon investigated for possibly colluding to make your smartphone life worse

AT&T and Verizon don't want to let you out of their grasps.<p>So much so, in fact, that they may have colluded to make it harder for you to switch …

Mobile

Harman Kardon Makes a Very Pretty Bluetooth Speaker, and It's Never Been Cheaper

Harman Kardon is best known for high-end home theater audio equipment and headphones, but did you know they make Bluetooth speakers too? The Esquire …

Consumer Tech

RemotePC

<b>Pros</b><p>Effortless, simple interface with a flat learning curve. Fast performance. Easy file transfers between local and remote desktops. Inexpensive.<p><b>Cons</b><p>…

Home Automation

Best Buy is the cheapest place to get a Nest Thermostat right now

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Nest<p>Few smart home gadgets are as useful as Nest's learning thermostats. Not only are they easy to use — and believe me, that matters when …

Home Automation

Protect sensitive data with these five free encryption apps

Protecting customers' personal data is vitally important to the future success of every organization. Encrypting that data with one of these apps is …

Information Systems

Cambond’s wireless doorbell kit comes with two receivers for $15 Prime shipped

Cambond (99% positive feedback lifetime) via Amazon offers its wireless doorbell with two receivers and 500-ft of range for <b>$14.99 Prime shipped</b>. Normally $23, this is the lowest we’ve tracked and the best available. This is a great option if you need to replace an old doorbell and would like to …

Gear & Gadgets

This Tiny GPS Tracker Lets You Keep Tabs On Your Kid At All Times

It's small as a key-fob<p>By<p>Apr 19 2018, 4:09 PM<p>Most parents don’t aspire to helicopter status. They don’t set out to hover, or overprotect, or wrap …

Rechargeable Batteries

LinkedIn bug allowed data to be stolen from user profiles

Private profile data — like phone numbers and email addresses — could have been easily collected.<p>A bug in how LinkedIn autofills data on other …

Information Security

Add 4 HDMI inputs to your home theater w/ Pioneer’s 4K 5.1-Ch. receiver: $190 (Reg. $250)

Electronics Expo (98% positive feedback past 30 days) via Amazon offers the Pioneer 5.1-Channel 4K AV Receiver with Built-in Bluetooth (VSX-531) for <b>$189.99 shipped</b>. Also at NeweggFlash. Normally $250, this is one of the best prices we’ve tracked in nearly a year and the lowest currently available. …

Home Theater

Drafts 5 for iOS goes free, adds fantastic pro features

Drafts 5 has launched, the sequel to Drafts 4, and you may be a little confused as too what it actually new. Should you upgrade, for example? After all, it’s just the same old note-creating app with a lick of paint, right? Well, the definitive answer to that is “Hmmm, kinda…” While Drafts 5 doesn’t …

Apps

How To: 8 Passcode Tips for Keeping Hackers & Law Enforcement Out of Your iPhone for Good

There has been significant debate over law enforcement's right to access our digital devices in recent years. New tools from Grayshift and Cellebrite …

Information Systems

Dropbox App Gets Full Screen File Navigation on iPad, Drag and Drop Support, More

Dropbox has updated its app for iOS with full screen file navigation on iPad, drag and drop support, better text file support, and more.<br>Dropbox is a …

Apps

The Best Private Encrypted Email and Cloud Office Suite Is Disroot

Finding a private and secure email service isn’t as easy as it used to be. Lavabit was the big name in the business years ago, but since they folded, …

Smart lock lets you unlock your home with Apple Watch

If you’re forever losing your keys, why bother using them at all? Now you can unlock your doors using your Apple Watch, thanks to the August Smart Lock.<p>It’s one of the easiest and fastest ways to get into your home, and you don’t even need your iPhone.<p>Smart devices have made our lives that little …

Apple Watch

iOS 11.3 Jailbreak Update: Root Shell Access Achieved On Latest Firmware

Min Zheng has just shown of iOS 11.3 jailbreak potential with root shell access. Here's what this means for a future public jailbreak.<br>[ Continue …

Microsoft brings its antivirus protection to Google’s Chrome browser

Microsoft is releasing its Windows Defender antivirus scanner for Google Chrome this week. The software giant has released a Chrome extension, that includes a list of malicious URLs that will be blocked in Chrome. The extension is designed to stop malware being loaded onto PCs from malicious sites, …

Software

Firecore Releases Infuse 5.7 With Native Plex Integration, New Design for Apple TV

Firecore has announced the release of Infuse 5.7 with all-new, native Plex integration and a new design for Apple TV.<br>Infuse + Plex:<br>Some say it's a …

App Store

Simplify and Secure Your Online Logins With a YubiKey

As we become more dependent upon online platforms for social and professional purposes, it grows increasingly important that we embrace stronger …

Information Systems

Plover lets you share files between any devices over Wi-Fi, AirDrop-style

Apple’s AirDrop service is great for beaming files between your iOS and Mac devices over Wi-Fi – but it sadly doesn’t work with other platforms. Thankfully, a bunch of young developers have built a handy tool to make it just as easy to transfer files over your local network, using anything that has …

Apps

How To Get 200GB Free iCloud Storage [Student / Education Only]

During Apple’s recent education-focused event in Chicago we were treated to a new iPad, and while the rest of the announcements were of a software …

Bumble drops Facebook login requirement

The week after Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of Congress, Bumble is announcing it will no longer require that users have a Facebook account to log in. The popular women-first dating app is set to institute the change to its registration process tomorrow.<p>Facebook has long been a prerequisite …

Online Dating

Budget TV service Philo now streams on Amazon and Apple devices

Philo may have started out as a streaming service for students in collaboration with universities, but the company has its own full-fledged consumer streaming service now. And the dev team is in the process of expanding the devices on which Philo is available; starting this summer, <i>CNET</i> reports, the …

Smart TV

Get this $60 box and you’ll never pay for home phone service again

If you’ve never heard of the Ooma Telo VoIP Home Phone System, it’s high time we fix that. Ooma’s Telo box gives you VoIP telephone service just like …

Tech Trends

How to save your privacy from the Internet’s clutches

Another week, another massive privacy scandal. When it’s not Facebook admitting it allowed data on as many as 87 million users to be sucked out by a developer on its platform who sold it to a political consultancy working for the Trump campaign, or dating app Grindr ‘fessing up to sharing its …

Privacy

The One Router Setting Everyone Should Change (But No One Does)

The vast majority of home Wi-Fi users don't know the first thing about keeping their routers secure, a new survey finds.<p>Eighty-two percent of 2,205 …

Wi-Fi

Report: US police departments around the country now able to unlock encrypted iPhones

As the privacy debate surrounding technology continues to make its rounds in recent news, Apple’s stance on privacy and security hasn’t changed, especially when it involves law enforcement.<p>FBI Director Christopher Wray says that it is “increasingly unable to access” data stored on encrypted …

Privacy