Rob

1,041 Added | 6 Magazines | 2 Likes | 3 Following | 1 Follower | @rshives | Keep up with Rob on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Rob”

Why I switched from 1Password to Dashlane [Review]

Late last year, I switched password managers. I traded in trusty old 1Password for relative newcomer Dashlane, and I haven’t looked back.<p>Dashlane is a well-designed, fully functional and easy-to-use password manager that tops 1Password in one key respect: a Security Dashboard that makes it dead …

Information Systems

How to Remove a Credit Card From an iPhone Completely

For most iPhone users, having their credit card details saved on their device is inevitable. The benefits seam to outweigh the risks and when managed …

iOS

Caavo review: the future of remotes, a little too soon

There’s a lot going on here<p>I have been excited to get a Caavo to review since I first saw it demoed last year — it’s a next-generation universal remote system that uses machine vision to operate all your TV devices in a simple, seamless way.<p>After a lengthy development cycle, a new round of funding, …

Smart TV

Why Turkish Airlines Is Great Choice For Your Travels - Business Or Leisure

Turkish Airlines made a big splash yesterday with its Super Bowl commercial starring Dr. Oz (last year they featured Morgan Freeman), and many viewers may have been surprised to see the airline spending such big bucks to up its visibility. But then again, many travelers would be surprised to learn …

Turkish Airlines

This app is the secret to never forgetting your passwords again

Making “password” your password just won’t cut it. You need strong combinations of numbers, letters, and weird characters to stay safe online. But …

Top 10 Hidden Force Touch Features on Apple Watch

Force Touch is one of those Apple Watch features that's so discreet and unassuming it's easy for users to forget it even exists. That's a shame, because just like 3D Touch on iPhone, Apple has implemented the haptic feedback technology across the entire watchOS interface, putting additional hidden …

Smartwatches

50 most useful Alexa skills

Alexa has a ton of functionality out of the box, but the real magic happens when you dig into the world of third-party skills.<p>Out of the box, Alexa can do an impressive number of things. It can stream Amazon Music or Spotify, control your Philips Hue smart bulbs or anything connected to a …

Smart Homes

How to make the Mac’s Launchpad useful again

Try this: If you’re reading on a Mac, go ahead and pinch in on your trackpad with all five fingers. If it’s enabled, then you’ll see a grid of apps. lots of apps. That’s Launchpad, which is kind of like an iOS home screen for your Mac.<p>The problem is, it shows <i>all</i> your apps, in seemingly random …

Apps

This big-ass battery keeps your beer cold while powering 10 other devices

Backup batteries? Got ’em. Mobile charging stations? Pfft. I have enough devices for charging other devices that picking one to take to events has become a process all its own. What I don’t have, or didn’t have at least, was a mobile charging station that could keep my beer cold for half a …

Gear & Gadgets

AT&T Launches $35 Smart Wi-Fi Extender to Boost Coverage by Up To 1,000 Square Feet

AT&T has launched the "AT&T Smart Wi-Fi Extender," a device built to enable a stronger and more consistent Wi-Fi signal throughout your home. AT&T's product is one box that keeps devices connected to the internet as you move from one room to another, and customers can purchase additional boxes for …

Opera's smartphone browsers now protect users against cryptojacking

Norwegian (well, technically Chinese) browser maker Opera has introduced cryptojacking protections to its family of mobile browsers — Opera for Android and Opera Mini.<p>Cryptojacking is where websites (quite often centered around porn and file sharing) embed cryptocurrency mining scripts in their …

U.S. product lets investors triple bet on popular tech stocks

(Reuters) - Investors are getting a high-octane way to bet on or against the stock market's technology leaders.<p>A new product aims to let investors triple the return of 10 stocks, including the so-called FANG stocks - Facebook Inc (FB.O), Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) and Google …

Office for Mac 16 Gains Real-Time Collaborative Editing and Other New Features

Office for Mac today received a major update, with Microsoft updating the software to version 16 and introducing new features for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.<p>In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Microsoft is introducing real-time collaborative editing, allowing multiple people to work on the …

Awesome Apple Watch tricks to get the most out of your wearable

The Apple Watch truly became a useful device with the release of the Series 3. LTE connectivity, more accurate heart rate monitoring, and faster hardware make the Apple Watch a joy to use.<p>With all of the features and functions Apple advertises, there’s still plenty of hidden tips and tricks for …

How to compare and restore previous versions of your Dropbox files

Did you know that when you make changes to a file you have in your Dropbox, Dropbox actually remembers those changes? In fact, it remembers unlimited versions of your files for 30 days. That means that you can go back and recover a single deleted sentence from a text file, for example, but it also …

Get a webcam cover and ease your anxieties about internet privacy and creepy online hackers

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

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 …

How to reopen a recently closed tab in Safari on iOS

You’ve done it. We’ve all done it. You’ve closed a tab in Safari and instantly realized that it was the wrong one.<p>It’s not the end of the world. You can open a fresh tab and schlep over to the history panel to hunt down that URL. Or, if you remember something about the title of the page, you can …

CES 2018: Tech preview of the show's coolest new products

<b>All aboard the (self-driving) bus - next stop, CES: Las Vegas' annual gigantic tech fest.</b><p>About 4,000 companies - many of them start-ups - are arriving in town this weekend. Over the coming days, they will reveal new products, secure orders and hopefully provide a taste of the future at the trade …

Startups

A Month-by-Month Guide for the Best Time to Buy Everything in 2018

Plan your shopping with this calendar of bargains.<p>In 2018, you may resolve to save more, spend less or budget better. Whatever your money goal, the …

What's on TV: 'Star Trek: Discovery,' 'Falling Water' and 'X-Files'

Already binged your way through the new <i>Black Mirror</i> episodes? This weekend we'll have new episodes of <i>Star Trek: Discovery</i> and <i>Falling Water,</i> while Fox is ready to bring back <i>The X-Files</i>, again. Showtime is ready to premiere Lena Waithes' new series <i>The Chi</i> while Netflix has episodes of <i>Comedians in</i> …

High Sierra ‘Content Caching’ turns your Mac into a local iCloud server

When iOS update time rolls round, you probably run through all the devices in your home, downloading those multi-gigabyte updates over and over. If you have a few iPhones, plus a couple of iPads, it all adds to a lot of data, and a lot of waiting. New in macOS 10.13 High Sierra is <i>Content Caching</i>, …

Wallpaper Weekends: Holiday Light Drops for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch

Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high-quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple Watch.<p>This …

How To Take Screenshots Using the Mac Keyboard

While there are a number of great screenshot apps available for the Mac, there’s really no need to install a third-party app if you want to take …

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

Where Did That AirDrop File Go? How to Find it on a Mac or an iOS Device

AirDrop is a great way to move files between your Mac, iPhone, and iPad devices. The feature allows you to quickly send photos, videos, documents, …

Easily settle your debts with these 11 money-transfer apps

We’ve all been there. You’re out to dinner with a group of friends, the check for the meal arrives, and to make things easier on the waitress, you …

10 iPhone texting tips you'll wish you'd known all along

These are the not-so-obvious tips iPhone pros use.<p>If your iPhone ($849.00 at Apple) is constantly binging and buzzing and you are continually apologizing for missing texts and not responding in a timely fashion, then it might be time to dig in to some of the features in iMessage that can help …

Comcast’s xFi Advanced Gateway modem is now available nationwide

It's no secret that modems provided by your ISP can leave a lot to be desired. While we generally recommend you use your own hardware when it comes to your internet connection, plenty of people just go with the standard default modem and router. Comcast is making that process just a little bit …

How to Use This Secret Tool to Find Amazing Flight Deals

Even if you've never heard of Matrix by ITA software, you've certainly seen its magic at work. It powers both Google Flights as well as KAYAK, and is …