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How to Check if iPhone is New, Refurbished, or Replacement

If you’re buying a used iPhone or repairing an iPhone, you may wonder if you can find out if the iPhone was bought as new, is a refurbished model, or …

Operating Systems

China will get a new Apple store in time for iPhone 8

Apple has announced that it will open its latest China Apple store just in time for this year’s iPhone 8 release.<p>The new store will be located in Ningbo, a sub-provincial city in northeast Zhejiang. The space that Apple has picked out is in Tianyi Square, a giant retail area covering a massive …

Skin Tones: London Photographer Captures Portraits To Celebrate Diversity

I first got the idea to do a photography book in 2012. I wanted to do a project focusing on the beauty in different shades and photographing people …

ReplyASAP: Dad creates app that stops kids from ignoring parents' text messages

A father has created an app that makes it much more difficult for children to ignore their parents’ text messages.<p>When a message is sent through …

This is How Chinese Models Get Photo Shoots Done Fast

If you’re a fashion model in China who needs to pose for over a hundred outfits every day, you learn to work fast. <i>Really</i> fast.<p>There are videos online …

Apple Tests 3-D Face Scanning to Unlock Next iPhone

Apple Inc. is working on a feature that will let you unlock your iPhone using your face instead of a fingerprint.<p>For its redesigned iPhone, set to go …

Mobile Technology

How to install the MacOS apps Apple doesn't want you to

Apple recently hid the option to install some types of software. Here's how to bring it back.<p>Apple is big on protecting you from malware and viruses, but it's taken a rather nannying approach in its latest MacOS software, going so far as to remove the option to install software from anywhere you …

Linux

Photographer Ren Hang Sets the Nude Body Askew

The Chinese artist's obsession with the human form is magnified in a new retrospective of his work.<p>"My shoots are never planned out," photographer Ren Hang told VICE in 2013. "I get ideas on the spot, as we're shooting. My inspirations are derived from my life experiences up to that point... I use …

Art

Superbrain Yoga: 3 Minutes That Maximize Brain Power

<i>A baby is born into the world with around 100 billion brain cells (neurons), give or take a few million.</i><p>The brain is so important to the human …

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Has A Great Secret Feature

When Apple launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus this week it proved yet again that keeping a secret in the tech world is almost impossible these days. The new models had almost no surprises, except one…<p><i>‘Great Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating operating system</i> …

Mobile Technology

Fine-tune your Mac's brightness, sound levels with this trick

The perfect volume or brightness level on a Mac always seems to be right between the 16 existing increments. Use this key combination to fine-tune to the perfect levels.<p>The top row of keys on any MacBook or Mac keyboard are dedicated to basic computer controls -- media controls, keyboard backlight …

Why Apple's fight with the FBI could have reverberations in China

It’s a battle that on its face appears to pit one of the biggest tech companies in the U.S. against the country’s most powerful law enforcement agency.<p>But the outcome of Apple’s standoff with the federal government over encryption could reverberate across the world, giving authoritarian governments …

Privacy

20 secret OS X keyboard shortcuts to turn you into a power user

While there are plenty of great tips out there detailing how to get the most out of your iPhone, there aren’t many primers on how to make the OS X …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Streaming illegal movies is now as simple as watching Netflix

Copyright holders have been trying to put a stop to online piracy for years, yet that battle is far from being won. And the cat-and-mouse game has …

Televisions

Fashion Photographer Imagines Cars as Supermodels

What if a spell turned some of the world’s most famous car models into real women? What would they look like? That’s what photographer Viktorija …

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

Testing reveals Facebook iOS app drains battery life, even when it isn’t being used, and that using Safari instead will make an iPhone last longer<p>Facebook is one of the most downloaded apps on iOS but it has long been cited as a cause of fast-draining iPhone batteries. Last year it was accused of …

Hundreds of iOS/Mac games & apps are on sale for the holidays, these are the best ones you can’t afford to miss

<i>From 9to5Toys.com</i>:<p><b>Update (12/22 3:15pm):</b><p>Apple has now updated the App Store with a “Handpicked Apps & Games for $0.99” sale. Just about all of the top-notch apps from the sale can already be found in our list below including Day One, Word Swag, Scanner Pro, Notability, Leo’s Fortune, DuckTales: …

Consumer Tech

The amazing ways WeChat is used in China

If you live in China, you could realistically use no other app but WeChat all day.

Asia

A bundle of Mac App Bundles, more than 50 total apps over 90% off

<i>From 9to5toys.com:</i><p>As we approach Black Friday we are at the Nexus of the Mac application bundle universe with not 1, not 2, but 3 impressive Mac Bundles happening at the same time.<p>First up is MacHeist’s “Hall of Fame Bundle” which includes greats such as <b>TechTool Pro, Graphic Converter, Stuffit</b> …

Apps

The more coffee you drink the longer you’ll live, new study says

A massive study that incorporated data from more than 200,000 people reveals that drinking regular amounts of coffee is associated with a lower risk …

Fstoppers: iPhone 6s Camera Produces Better Video Than Professional Nikon DSLR

Fstoppers has released a video declaring that the iPhone 6s takes better video than their pro Nikon DSLR camera.<p>Lee Morris, a professional …

Videography

Opal discovery on Mars may be key to proving ancient life on Red Planet

Researchers have discovered traces of opal on Mars, leading them to believe it may help prove that the Red Planet was once home to life. The gemstone …

Mars Rover

12 Horrific & High Quality Makeup Ideas For Halloween

If you really want to make an impression this Halloween, ditch the clichéd witches hat and devil horns and try one of these looks instead.<p>Using a …

Japanese construction giant Obayashi announces plans to have a space elevator up and running by 2050 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Once the realm of science fiction, a Japanese company has announced they will have a space elevator up and running by the year 2050.<p>If successful it …

Engineering

Steve Wozniak -- I'm Ditching My Android Phones! iPhone 6 Is THAT Good | TMZ

Steve Wozniak

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines fat-burning cardio with moves that target your entire core rather than individual muscles (wouldn't it be great if there …

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