Linda Scanes

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Getting started with Google Photos

You can have your Android M, your Brillo, your Cardboard and any of the other products announced at Google's I/O developer conference yesterday.<p>I just need Google Photos , a product I've been waiting for to create order out of my sprawling photo library. I have used Picasa for years to share photos …

Reading Roundup: Everything to know (so far) about iOS 9 and OS X 10.11

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve published several articles detailing the future of iOS (the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch’s operating system), OS X (the Mac’s operating system), and Watch OS (the software that runs on the Apple Watch). Here’s a list of links to the stories we’ve written thus …

Pebble Time review: the simple but effective answer to Apple Watch

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The Time is quite small and subtle for a smartwatch, with a stainless steel bezel and plastic body, here with an optional leather …

Smartwatches

OpenSignal's WifiMapper finds good hotspots anywhere you go

OpenSignal has been doing a bang up job of crowdsourcing information on mobile network coverage for years with its iPhone and Android apps. It diversified into weather reporting and now it’s turned its attention to Wi-Fi hotspots.<p>WifiMapper, its new iOS app, uses the same crowdsourced approach to …

HBO Go for iOS updated with new design that's identical to HBO Now

Before today, the HBO Go app for iOS went largely untouched for months and months. It was never updated for the new iPhones, and its dated user interface didn't mesh well with iOS 8 (or 7, for that matter). At least now the reason is pretty obvious; HBO had shifted its focus to the launch of HBO …

Apple says HomeKit products will start shipping in June

On the heels of a report that said Apple HomeKit products would be delayed, the company is pushing back on the claim, saying that devices that will …

How to create entirely separate photo libraries in Photos

One of the cooler hidden features of Photos (and iPhoto before it) is the ability to create more than one photo library. You can make one for your home photos, work photos, photos from a different camera, or those racy photos you don’t want the kids tripping over.<p>It’s pretty simple, but not totally …

Libraries

8 Helpful Translation Apps for Your Travels Abroad

How many of us promise to learn a new language before heading on a trip, but then never really end up learning anything beyond “hello” and “thank …

The best iPhone tips and tricks for iOS 11

Apple packaged a tonne of improvements in iOS 11 including updates to Maps, keyboard, App Store, Siri and Control Centre.<p>The new OS from Apple brings …

Apple Pay

iPhone 7 Set To Release This Year, No iPhone 6S [REPORT]

The Internet is going crazy churning out rumors about the iPhone 6S and 6 Plus that are rumored to succeed the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. But one analyst …

Best apps to track your cellular data usage

Say it's 10 days until your monthly data plan resets and you've got about 2 GB left in your current coffers. Say you know you're going on a road trip …

Apple iOS 8.3 Has A Nasty New Bug

iOS 8.3 has done a very good thing, but unfortunately what it gives with one hand it takes away with the other.<p>Just 24 hours after the update was released, MacRumours has spotted a flood of users experiencing issues with Touch ID. Threads across Apple Support Communities, Reddit and MacRumors own …

Top 10 Important Things to Do With Your New iPhone

Related Articles<p>Apple release third beta of iOS 11.4 to developers<p>Belkin launches new Boost Up wireless pad for iPhones<p>Apple's 2018 LCD iPhone could …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review In-Depth: Looking Beyond The Flawed Curve

<i>The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is now on sale. I’ve spent the last week with the handset to find out if the ‘edge’ is useful or useless. It’s tending towards the latter, but it’s worth pointing out that under the screen is one of the best Android devices on today’s market.</i><p>Last week I noted down my …

Oppo N3 image processing updated, we compare it, gauge reactions

Oppo’s current flagship, the N3, brings with it some great specifications and features on both the hardware and software side. What makes this device unique though is its one of a kind rotating camera setup, with the same 16 MP unit being used for regular shots as well as self portraits.<p><b>Related:</b> …

Oppo N3 Camera Update Reactions!

iPhone 6S Leak Reveals Radical New Camera

Apple’s iPhone camera is a massive advantage. Yes rivals can match its quality, but not with as much consistency or with such small file sizes – a key aspect in today’s photo sharing obsessed world. And now it looks set to get significantly better.<p>A report picked up by the ever vigilant …

What if the next MacBook Air were lighter than an iPad?

The current MacBook Air is doing too much<p>First off: I hate the idea of a one-port 12-inch MacBook Air. I rely on my 11-inch Air's portability, and I …

How to bulk delete images from your iPhone

Reader Melissa Mead has a bad case of the overloaded iPhone. She writes:<p><i>My iPhone is running out of storage space and I think it’s because I have a</i> …

Goodbye smart gadgets. Hello dumb tech

Feature-filled phones, Apple Watches and expensive coffee machines are all very well, but sometimes they just make life more complicated. It’s time to learn the joy of low tech<p>This is going to be the year of the smartwatch. Thanks to several incredible boundary-smashing technological vaults, Apple …

Smartwatches

Samsung Is Launching A New MacBook Air Competitor With A Sharper Screen And Super-Long Battery Life

Samsung will be launching a new super-slim laptop at the Consumer Electronics Showcase early next month that will supposedly be able to last 12 hours on a single charge.<p>Samsung made the announcement on its Korean-language blog Monday (via ZDNet).<p>Its Series 9 2015 Edition notebook will be about half …

Apple Details A Modular Stylus That Can Capture Handwriting On Any Surface

Apple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider) that describes a new type of stylus in detail, which can capture handwriting from a user, on a variety of surfaces and with a range of writing nibs that let it also write on paper, whiteboards or even an iPad’s capacitive …

One Reason The Apple Watch Will Succeed When All Other Smart Watches Have Failed

When he died, I inherited his watches, which are pretty nice. One is a Rolex, one is from Tag Heuer. These aren't $20,000 watches — the guy was a school teacher — but they're still pretty expensive.<p>At the time, I didn't wear a watch. But, since it was an heirloom, I decided to start wearing the …

Sharp Aquos Crystal: The future of smartphones looks like this

Sharp Aquos Crystal Review<p>Futuristic Style on a Budget<p>The Sci-Fi Display Hollywood Promised<p>Do Yourself a Favor, Upgrade<p>Not for Selfie Fanatics<p>Its …

UK ordered to pay extra €2.1bn into European Union budget by December

Britain has been told it must pay an extra €2.1bn (£1.7bn) into the European Union budget by the end of next month because the UK economy is doing better relative to other European economies.<p>The demand is certain to be used against David Cameron by the growing camp who want the UK to quit the …

Eyeing 2015 vote, Labour promises immigration curbs

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband promised to crack down on immigration if his party is elected next year, seeking to woo voters tempted by the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP), which could threaten his chances of winning power.<p>The increasing popularity of UKIP, …

Get ready for 'Drone Nation'

We’re taking the drone out for a spin. It’s a sun-drenched Friday in Indianapolis’s Broad Ripple neighborhood, and though it’s late afternoon the …