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Apple will push macOS Sierra update with automatic downloads beginning today

Apple is rolling out the option to automatically download macOS updates starting with macOS Sierra today. The major Mac software update was released at the end of September, and starting today Apple will begin automatically downloading the update on Macs that haven’t updated yet (via The Loop).<p>Mac …

App Store

This Smart Speaker Becomes A Communication Hub During Disasters

Readi is meant to be used on a daily basis, but its emergency features mean you’re prepared for the worst.<p>As many New Yorkers found last month when they received a terse mobile alert about a wanted suspect in a bombing, the process of getting information during an emergency is far from perfect. …

Researchers use the human body to transfer wireless passwords

Sending data over wireless formats like WiFi and Bluetooth is very convenient, but not necessarily secure. A Princeton report back in January revealed that some smart home devices unwittingly broadcast location information while others didn't encrypt their data streams at all. To get around the …

Apple Watch sales expected to drop this year despite wider availability and new models

While this year marks the first time Apple Watch has been on the market for a full 12 months, one analyst believes year-over-year sales will be down and not higher. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has issued a report that says new Apple Watch shipments have decreased by 15-25% which affects …

Apple Watch

Huawei Disagreed With Google's Smartphone Strategy, Backed Out Of Deal To Make New Pixel Handsets

Google will soon unveil its new Pixel smartphones this week, and the devices are reportedly by HTC. Now, a new report has surfaced claiming that the …

Apple officially launches new ‘Spoken Editions’ section in iTunes & Podcasts app

After a premature appearance last month, Apple’s new “Spoken Editions” section in iTunes is now live. Spoken Editions, for those unfamiliar, are narrated pieces of content from a variety of online publishers. Spoken Editions are available in iTunes on the Mac and PC as well as Apple’s first-party …

Podcasting

Huawei was allegedly Google's first pick for Pixel, not HTC

There’s no doubt that Huawei can create some high quality devices. After all, the Nexus 6P is a very well-regarded handset throughout the Android community, and the company has seen success in markets all over the world. But not in the US.<p>Now a source that’s allegedly close to the situation has …

Mobile

Google hires Amazon exec to develop its new phones

Google has hired one of the key personnel in Amazon's hardware division, according to <i>The Information</i>. The Big G has apparently signed up David Foster (no, not the composer) to head up the development of its Pixel phones and fill a new position in the company. He's now Google's vice president of …

6 Insanely Popular Ways to Waste a Life

<i>What we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.</i>If we don’t go after what we want, we will never get it. If we don’t ask the right …

Time Management

How to Start Managing Your Money, For Those Who Never Learned Growing Up

How you manage, spend, and invest your money can have a profound impact on your life, yet very few schools teach these important skills. Learning …