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How to get ready for an iOS 10 upgrade the right way

iOS 10 will finally roll out to all compatible devices on Tuesday, September 13, bringing awesome new features to Messages, revamped Music and Apple News apps, a redesigned lock screen interface, and more.<p>Before you upgrade your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, there are some steps you should take to …

You Can Access Hidden iPhone Features With These Secret Codes

<b>Just when you thought you had gotten your head around your iPhone, it turns out there are secret codes that you can dial on your phone to unlock lots</b> …

Editorial: Apple's AirPods, iPhone 7, Series 2 Watch out... journalists

Editorial<p>The September 7 Apple Event raised some troubling questions for many tech journalists and their prewritten narratives. It's almost as if …

This bizarre $15,000 electric car could transform your commute

A new all-electric car just hit the market, but it looks a little different than other electric cars you can buy.<p>Made by the Canadian company Electra Meccanica, the 2017 Solo car boasts three wheels instead of four and is built for just one passenger, hence its name, Solo.<p>The car is not aimed at …

Electric Vehicles

Six folding electric bikes that fit practically anywhere

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Imagine being able to carry a clean energy vehicle with you, just about wherever you go. Enter the folding electric bike. Battery-powered bicycles are on the rise as two-wheeled commuting gains popularity in places with heavy traffic and limited parking. Having the ability to fold up …

9 Things You Should Know About the 9/11 Aftermath—15 Years Later

Tomorrow marks the 15th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil. Here are nine things you should know about what happened in …

New Snowden leaks unravel mystery behind NSA's UK base

Just when you thought you couldn't be shocked by the NSA's snooping anymore, new leaked documents show the agency's reach extends far beyond American borders. According to files obtained by <i>The Intercept</i> from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, a US base in the UK has been eavesdropping on satellite …

This Ridiculously Simple Hack Could Put an End to Your Slow iPhone Problems | Inc.com

If you're not quite ready to grab an iPhone 7 (unveiled September 7) but can't stand how slow your current model is, or to keep your iPhone 7 ultra fast once you buy one, hear this: There's a handy trick to clear your device's Random Access Memory (RAM) and improve performance. For you techies, …

RAM

26 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

The mapping product that can do everything can actually do a whole lot more.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Face the Nation’s John Dickerson is a huge campaign history nerd. Here’s how he sees Trump.

We might think of elections past as sepia-toned and staid, but American politics has been wild and raucous from the beginning.<p>John Dickerson, a political columnist at Slate and the host of CBS’s <i>Face the Nation</i>, makes that point over and over again in his podcast, <i>Whistlestop</i>, which explores turning …

Donald Trump

These high-quality wireless headphones will work with the iPhone 7, and they’re under $30 on Amazon

Apple is going to announce its next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus next week and when it does, it will confirm that neither new smartphone …

Tech Trends

Sadistic Religious Fanatic: Mother Teresa Was No Saint

September 2, 2016 by Michael Stone<p>Mother Teresa was a moral monster, a sadistic religious fanatic guilty of medical malpractice.<p>This Sunday, Pope …

Digital Photography

An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, …

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Digital Photography

Apple Shows Off What Siri Is Capable Of With iOS 10

Apple has today begun to show off what it says Siri is capable of in a post-iOS 10 world. iOS 10 brings with it new APIs that allow third-party …

The Steel HR is Withings' best-looking wearable yet

Truth be told, I’m not a fan of smartwatches. It’s not because I’ve never owned one. It’s simply because I don’t see the need for one, which is why I was shocked when I fell in love with the Withings Activité Sapphire. It’s smarter than the traditional timepiece, but not too smart — and I like …

Mac tips, tricks and shortcuts: Here's your master list

All of our Mac shortcuts, tips and tricks assembled in one place.<p>Whether you have just purchased your first Mac or are a seasoned Mac user, this collection of shortcuts is sure to make your life easier -- or at least more efficient when seated in front of your Mac.<p>We have rounded up all of our …

Operating Systems

Apple gives a sneak peek of Siri's powers in iOS 10

Some people use Siri all the time, but if you’re anything like me, you consider your iPhone voice assistant pretty useless. That’s about to change in …

Donald Trump’s Despicable Anti-Muslim Huma Abedin Smear

A candidate who’s built his entire appeal around fear and loathing once again shows his true, dark colors.<p>After the backlash when chicken hawk Donald …

Interiors & Remodelling: Antique brick house

Not all of us were blessed with hectares and hectares of available grounds, ripe and ready to host a multitude of blooming flowers, sky-high trees, …

DJI's new handheld smartphone stabilizer is a vlogger's dream

Turning shaky cam into steady cam<p>It was only last week that DJI unveiled the Osmo+, an updated version of its handheld video stabilizer, but the Chinese drone company already has a new model ready: the DJI Osmo Mobile. As the name suggests, the main difference between this and previous Osmos is …

Videography

Amazon's store brand makes a lot of great tech, but these are the 12 gadgets actually worth buying

<i>The Insider Picks 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>Since 2009, Amazon has sold a variety of products through AmazonBasics.<p>Its generic brand covers everything from tech and fitness to dining …

Shopping

Best iPhone lenses: Transform your smartphone photos

Cameras on smartphones have transformed the way we take and share images, and the camera on the iPhone 7 is one of the best around.<p>The trouble is, …

Buying an iPhone 7? Check these noise-canceling Lightning earbuds out

If you’re anticipating the loss of an audio jack on the iPhone 7, you’re probably in the market for Lightning-equipped earbuds. If you can wait until early next year, this Indiegogo campaign might have the best ones around.<p>Thunder (<i>get it</i>? Thunder and Lightning?) promises to bring everything from …

The Seven Best Lenses Ever Made (For Mirrorless Cameras)

Okay – maybe that title was a little over the top. But these are MY favorite seven lenses for mirrorless cameras. Whether or not these are your …

How to Use People Folder in iOS 10 Photos on iPhone or iPad

iOS 10 is feature-rich mobile OS and undoubtedly the biggest iOS update ever. With the exceptionally improved Messages, redesigned Apple Music, the …

GeekWire Deals: This nearly invisible gadget adds up to 200GB of extra storage to your MacBook

We tend to keep our entire lives on our computers, so it can be easy to reach the storage limits of your MacBook. Today’s GeekWire Deals offer …

Gear & Gadgets

The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.<p>“They don’t make ‘em like they used to.”<p>How often have we all heard that resigned expression? How often have we said it ourselves? ‘The death of cinema’ is debated in university film studies …

Mad Max

The 19 best documentaries on Netflix

Netflix can be the perfect escape—especially when you’re talking <i>Stranger Things</i>, Winona Ryder and those adorable ’80s kids on a sci-fi quest. But the …

Anyone Can See Your ENTIRE Google Search History. Protect Yourself.

Oh yes, every single search that you’ve ever made on Google and every page you’ve ever visited is stored in Google’s servers. Did you think that …