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How to switch phones without losing anything

Ditch your old device but keep your data.<p>A new smartphone model—from Google, Apple, or another manufacturer—catches your eye, and all of a sudden, your old handset won't cut it. But don't leap into an upgrade without taking precautions. After all, you store a lot of important information on your …

Apps

What’s this mystery chip inside iPhone X?

Two battery cells and a “mystery chip” are some of the surprises under the hood of the iPhone X.<p>iFixit added the new Apple flagship handset to its teardown database and disassembled one to give users a glimpse of the X’s inner magic.<p>If you just paid a grand and you are nauseous at the thought of …

Google's ad-tracking just got more intrusive. Here's how to opt out

Google now has the option to combine everything it knows about you from its Gmail, YouTube and other applications - including personally identifiable …

Privacy

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The Multiverse for non-scientists

Why we’re positive the Universe isn’t all there is, and what the different possibilities for a Multiverse are.<p><i>“Go, then. There are other worlds than</i> …

Polymail Launches iOS App With Contact Profiles, Email Read Receipts, and More

Desktop email client Polymail recently launched a new iOS version of its app, focusing on simple and intuitive ways to get users through massive email lists with the same connected and social-minded aspects of the desktop app. Polymail allows users to manage their Gmail, iCloud, and Outlook, …

Apps

New Apple invention would allow for complex, multi-axis haptic feedback

An Apple patent published on Tuesday suggests interest in a haptic feedback motor that could vibrate in different directions, depending on a device's …

Groundbreaking 'atomic memory' could cram unimaginable amounts of data into your iPhone

A new technology for data storage at the atomic level could supplant magnetic and flash media in the future, and yield thousands of terabytes in a …

There Are 1.2 Million Galaxies in This 3D Map of The Universe

Every dot indicates a galaxy.<p>It took hundreds of physicists and astronomers five years to construct this image, which is the largest-ever, most …

Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Essential Mac Apps 2018

There are a bunch of great apps you can install on your Mac—no question there. Separating amazing apps from <i>must-have</i> apps is the hard part, and we …

Set Mac Apps to Automatically Open on Different Desktops to Reduce Clutter

Virtual desktops have been a staple of OS X for a while, and they make it easy to cut down on window clutter by giving an application a whole desktop …

Sonos' first store makes the Apple Store look boring

Sonos is preparing to launch its first its first ever flagship retail location in New York City on Tuesday July 19 (101 Greene Street in SoHo, for you locals). I was able to get a tour of the location in before it opens up to the public, and it’s pretty darn cool as far as tech stores go. It kind …

Why NASA’s new photos of the moon look super fake (even though they’re not)

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/Reuters/20160712/5784d5e7e4b081e3d1c45c9a/5784f91be4b0263d2030e1bd_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1468332319900_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>Every once in awhile, as a person who writes about space, I encounter folks who don't believe in it. Or don't believe we've ever …

Loch Ness

Polaroid Swing for iOS puts a new spin on Apple’s Live Photos

Another day, another imaging app launches. Polaroid Swing, which is available now for iOS, lets you shoot 60 burst photos and turns them into animated images; viewers can control the 1-second-long playback with the motion of their phone.<p>You’ll actually need to swing your phone (or swipe on the …

Polaroid Photography

Dozens of Former Apple Employees Team Up to Launch ‘RearVision' Vehicle Camera

A group of three former Apple engineers, along with around 50 various designers and workers also formerly employed by Apple, have created a new startup in the vehicle accessory market, called Pearl, and today announced pre-orders on their product "RearVision." The $500 device is an attachable …

Employment

Apple SIM Now Available in 140+ Countries in Partnership With GigSky

Apple SIM partner GigSky has announced that it has expanded availability of its pay-as-you-go cellular data plans for iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and 4 to over 140 countries, up from more than 90 countries and territories in June 2015.<p>The new additions, among others, include Afghanistan, …

IPad Air

SanDisk's 'iXpand Memory Case' Adds Up to 128GB of Storage, Optional Battery

SanDisk recently announced a new line of cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, aiming to give users expanded storage capabilities without needing to upgrade their iPhone model. Called the iXpand Memory Case and available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB, SanDisk's new cases ensure durable protection for …

Batteries

BitTorrent Announces iOS and tvOS Apps for New Media Streaming Platform

BitTorrent has announced it is launching a new content distribution app called BitTorrent Now, which lets users stream music and video from a library of independent artists and filmmakers.<p>The app will soon be available for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, and offers a catalogue of free, paid, and …

New Thunderbolt Display With Integrated GPU Still in the Works

Apple yesterday announced plans to discontinue the 5-year-old Thunderbolt Display, leaving it unclear if Apple's display business is coming to an end or if another model is in the works for a future release. According to <i>BuzzFeed</i>'s John Paczkowski, Apple isn't done with Thunderbolt displays.<p>In a …

Apple Launching Public Betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra Today

Two days after releasing the second developer betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra for testing, Apple today is launching its public beta program for the forthcoming updates, allowing a broader cross section of users to test out the new features and report bugs to Apple (via <i>The Verge</i> and <i>CNET</i>).<p><b>Update</b>: …

How to Stop Music and Video Playback in iOS Using a Timer

These are instructions on how to stop music or video playback in iOS using a timer. You can follow this tutorial on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. …

Make the most of iOS 9’s Split View multitasking on iPad

Imagine working on a sketch with a reference photo right next to it, or writing a paper while copying citations from an iBook. Or, heck, running YouTube in Safari while writing a post about Split View on the iPad (hypothetically).<p>iOS 9 brings this multitasking joy to your iPad, provided you have …

Hide the Menu Bar in OS X El Capitan for a True Full-Screen Experience

If you’re busy exploring everything that OS X El Capitan has to offer, one of the smaller new features that you might not have come across yet is the …

How to Teach Siri Better Pronunciation

Siri making a meal of your boyfriend’s name? Or is it just not getting the right amount of twang in when trying to say the name of the local cab …

Latest iPhone 7 photo leak provides best look yet at new antenna lines design and larger protruding camera

About eight weeks away from the next iPhone debut, widely dubbed the iPhone 7, it seems like we have a pretty clear idea about what to expect: similar design to iPhone 6s, revamped cameras, upgraded internals, removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Although it doesn’t show anything we haven’t seen …

This hidden iPhone trick does wonders to speed up your phone

There are various reasons your iPhone might seem slow at times, especially the older models that are running newer versions of Apple’s iOS platform. …

Pointers: the hidden power of the iPhone earbuds

Today's Pointers column is about a part of the iPhone we all take so much for granted that we almost don't remember its there: the earbuds (or, if …

Earbuds

Uninstalling Facebook app saves up to 15% of iPhone battery life

Facebook,iPhone,iPhone 6S,iOS,Apps,Social networking,Social media,Technology,Media,Smartphones,Software,Mobile phones,Apple,Mobile phones,Internet, phones & broadband,Money,Consumer affairs<p>Testing reveals Facebook iOS app drains battery life, even when it isn’t being used, and that using Safari …

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