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Apple Watch Series 2 devices with ‘expanded’ batteries will get free repairs for up to 3 years

Even though Apple has had to deal with far more serious, widespread and upsetting iPhone battery-related scandals over the past few months, your …

Apple Watch

watchOS 4.3.1 Beta Hints at Future Support for Third-Party Apple Watch Faces

Apple may be considering allowing third-party developers to create custom Apple Watch faces, if a line of code discovered in the latest watchOS beta is anything to go by.<p>Historically, Apple has resisted allowing third-party developers to create and release custom watch faces for Apple Watch, …

Smartwatches

How to change DNS settings on your Google Wifi

You may have heard that the best April Fools' joke this year wasn't one at all: Cloudflare, a service that protects websites (including this one) …

Wi-Fi

How to convert FLV files to MP4 format in Windows and Mac OS X

Though FLV files are common, MP4s work with nearly all electronic devices. Thankfully, it’s not difficult to convert FLV files to MP4 format. For …

Software

Dell's new XPS 15 has faster chips in the same bezel-less body

Dell has just revealed its new spring lineup, and among the all-in-ones and gaming PCs taking centre stage is the revamped Dell XPS 15 -- and it's the most powerful version yet. While it looks largely the same as its 2017 predecessor, with an identical chassis, what lies beneath packs a serious …

Computer Hardware

How to ghost your internet provider with a secret IP address

Two new projects just launched that could hinder internet-service providers’ ability to eavesdrop on their customers, helping internet users protect …

Information Security

How to Uninstall Annoying macOS Apps

I’ve never had much of an interest in Chess, but because macOS seems to think that the game is so critical to my operating system, I’m forbidden to …

Operating Systems

European travelers can now watch Netflix like they're at home

If you live in the European Union, your holidays just became a little more enjoyable. The EU's long-promised digital media portability rules have taken effect as of April 1st, letting residents access Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and other paid digital media services in other member countries as if …

Black Mirror

Why Fast Rangefinder Lenses Are Almost Useless for Most Photographers

<b>Fast rangefinder lenses can be almost useless unless you have an EVF of some sort</b><p>For years I was one of those people who lusted after an f0.95 lens. …

Cameras

The best universal remote control

<i>By Darryl Wilkinson and Grant Clauser</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>If you're looking for an easy-to-use universal …

Home Automation

Scientists say we’re on the cusp of a carbon dioxide–recycling revolution

Every year, the billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) we release into the atmosphere add to the growing threat of climate change. But what …

Protons

Astro litter-picker launches to help clean up 7,600 tonnes of space junk

The world’s most advanced litter-picker will be launched into space next week to clean up floating debris which is threatening satellites and the International Space Station (ISS).<p>Surrey University has designed a spacecraft which can grab space junk then pull it into Earth’s atmosphere where it is …

Space Exploration

Apple puts Facebook on notice with Business Chat in iMessage

Apple's iMessage isn't just for talking to your friends, anymore.<p>Today Apple officially rolled out its new Business Chat feature as part of the iOS …

Chatbots

Apple beefs up Safari security with iOS 11.3

The just-released iOS 11.3 requires Safari users to tap in web pages to AutoFill their user names and passwords. This means extra work for you, but it’s also more secure.<p>Another change in the latest version of iOS adds warnings when entering private information onto non-encrypted web …

iOS

Huawei’s P20 Pro is a hugely promising phone that will upset Americans

If only you could buy one of these in a US carrier store<p>This week in Paris, I witnessed a subtle but profound moment of change in the mobile industry. It came when Huawei announced its next flagship phone, the P20 Pro, will cost €899 (more than $1,100), and no one in the audience blinked, winced, …

Mobile

New Play Store scam uses Google’s own pop-ups to steal money

• New type of subscription scam found on Play Store<br>• Pingu Cleans Up may have tricked thousands of users into paying cash every week.<br>• App has since been removed, but the scamming method is likely to crop up again in the future.<p>Android users should be wary of a new type of Play Store subscription scam …

Identity Theft

Hey Google, what happened to the Pixel’s ‘image obstruction removal’ feature?

Google’s Pixel is the home of a lot of crazy camera technology that no one else in the industry has really beaten. The biggest example being Google’s incredible portrait mode, which uses software to create some of the best portraits in the industry. However, there’s one feature that was supposed to …

Android News

Apple Releases iOS 11.3, But It's Only for the New Sixth-Gen 9.7-inch iPad

Apple on Wednesday released their iOS 11.3 update, but it is only currently available for users of the 2018 9.7-inch iPad that debuted earlier this …

IPad Pro

iPhone Virus Warnings: How to Get Rid of Fake Security Alerts on Your iPhone

You're browsing a website on your iPhone when suddenly a pop-up appears. "Warning! iOS Security Breach! Virus detected on iPhone!" Well, that's alarming! Luckily, there's a number to call and get everything sorted out, right? If you haven't already heard, virus warnings and Apple security alerts …

Identity Theft

iOS 11.3 Release Notes Appear to Have Leaked With No Mention of Messages on iCloud or AirPlay 2

French developer Pierre Blazquez today shared what he claims are the final iOS 11.3 release notes, supposedly obtained from Apple's servers. His tweet contains images of the release notes in English for the United States.<p>Apple blog <i>Mac4Ever</i> shared the release notes in French, which we've translated …

App Store

Apple’s new, cheaper iPad is very, very familiar

A processor bump and Apple Pencil support<p>We just spent some time with Apple’s new $329 iPad, announced here in Chicago at its education event. It’s... an iPad.<p>The new iPad is very familiar. It has the same basic 9.7-inch screen size, bezels, Touch ID sensor, button placement, and cameras. The big …

IPad Pro

How to Control Your TV with Alexa

Alexa can do a lot of things, including control your TV. Using Amazon’s voice assistant, you can search for programs, movies, actors, change …

Smart Homes

How to save webpages as PDFs and annotate on iPhone & iPad

There are a variety of scenarios where it’s helpful to create a PDF version of a webpage or article. While doing this on a Mac may be more widely known, there’s an easy shortcut on iOS for the functionality as well.<p>It can be easy to overlook some of the options in the iOS share sheet, particularly …

Apps

25+ Affinity Photo for iPad beginner’s tips!

YouTube

How to Group Mac App Icons More Prominently in Your Dock

In macOS, the Dock provides convenient one-click access to your most frequently used Mac applications. The simplest way to organize docked apps is to click and drag them into your preferred place, but here we're going to show you a lesser-known trick for arranging docked items more clearly.<p>To …

Operating Systems

Qantas Perth flight: Everything you need to know

Nine thousand miles, 17 hours, 116 degrees east, 83 degrees south: the longest nonstop scheduled passenger flight ever from a UK airport departs from …

Google Assistant arrives on iPad

Google Assistant is launching today on iPad, allowing customers to control their smart home, make calls, send texts, set reminders and more, from their Apple tablet. The smart assistant was first launched on iOS at Google I/O 2017, following its earlier introduction on Android devices, led by …

Smart Homes

Clipboard manager app Paste 2, the ‘cloud clipboard time machine’ now available on iOS

I’ve been using Paste on my Mac for quite a while, it’s one of the apps from my Setapp subscription I learned to rely on. My work often involves copying and pasting stuff, be it text, code snippets, URLs and even images, so having a centralized place to store all of my clipboard history is a nice …

10 apps that will change the way you use your Mac

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Scientists found a new type of water in diamonds, holy crap

Scientists have found a new type of water known as Ice-VII from diamonds deep in the Earth's crust. This type of ice is about 1.5 times as dense as …