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Philips’ new professional monitors have built-in USB-C docks

Only in Europe for now<p>Back at IFA, Philips announced a pair of new high-end monitors focused for professional use: the 328P6AU and 328P6VU. They are 32-inch displays that offer 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution and 3840 x 2160 4K resolutions, respectively, as reported by <i>Anandtech</i>. Earlier this week, the …

USB Type-C

The Best Teas for Sleep, Anxiety, Bloating, Cramps, and More

Find the right sip to ease your discomfort.<p>Got a bloated belly? There's a tea for that. And also one for the jitters, insomnia, even crippling period …

Alternative Medicine

Here's why you should never charge your phone in your car

Whether you're on a long road trip or stuck in traffic during a daily commute, a low iPhone battery could spell disaster for the bored driver. At first, it may seem harmless to plug your phone into your car's USB port. But unless you're desperate, charging your iPhone during your commute might be a …

Commuting

Tom Petty's final interview: There was supposed to have been so much more

This is not the Tom Petty story that I intended to write.<p>Though I was more than thrilled to catch up with Petty, whom I had interviewed before, I had no clue that this would turn out to be the last, for me and for him — that he would die just a few days later after going into cardiac arrest at age …

Microsoft improves Office's hands-free typing with Dictate

Microsoft has released a new app called Dictate. It's an add-in for Word, Outlook and Powerpoint and uses Cortana's speech-recognition technology to let you speak what you want to type.<p>The company is obviously not the first to work on dictation technology. Nuance's Dragon software has been around …

Software

Windows 10 preview delivers new emoji and easy GPU tracking

Windows Insiders have a big day today. Microsoft just released Windows 10 Preview Build 16226 for PCs and it's got a whole host of new goodies inside.<p>Perhaps the most important update is support for Emoji 5.0. Now you can express yourself with new snacks, characters and even dinosaurs. The build …

Windows 10

Surface Pro review: Microsoft's best hybrid notebook plays it safe

The Surface Pro is everything we've ever wanted from Microsoft's Surface line. It fixes the few remaining problems from the Surface Pro 4, a machine that I adored. And yet it's far less exciting than its predecessors. It's the second incremental upgrade since the Surface Pro 3, and while there's …

Microsoft improves conversations and searches in its Outlook apps

Microsoft's mobile Outlook app can be helpful if you want an alternative to your phone's built-in email client, but it doesn't always nail the tasks you handle every day -- say, following an email thread. Thankfully, Microsoft knows it. The company just unveiled updated Android and iOS apps that …

Now Windows 10's 'Continue on PC' feature works from your iPhone

A couple of days ago Microsoft enabled a feature that lets Android users easily use the share button to push a web page from their cell phone to a Windows 10 PC. Now, it's released an app to manage the same feature on iOS-powered devices. It's available to users in the "Fast" ring of its Insiders …

Android News

Trade in your Surface for a new one every 18 months

Microsoft is making it easier for customers to get their hands on the latest tech with its new Surface Plus financing options. Phone carriers have already tapped into the marketing potential of early upgrades: now you can buy a Surface device with a 24-month 0 percent interest payment plan and …

Lineup

Microsoft's Outlook.com beta is a smarter inbox with more GIFs

Microsoft already lets you preview versions of Windows and the Xbox interface before they're finished, so why not its Outlook.com email service? Sure enough, you're getting that chance. The company has launched an Outlook.com beta program that gives you a peek at future designs. The first preview …

Apps

Microsoft claims Surface reliability isn't really that bad

Consumer Reports said that it would no longer recommend Microsoft's Surface laptops and tablets because of "poor predicted reliability" compared to other brands, based on its surveys. Now Microsoft has responded, with a statement saying that it is "disappointed" in the decision and providing some …

Laptops

Newton is the rare email app that works great on both Windows and Mac

There are plenty of good third-party Windows email apps out there, but not many of them work across all the platforms you might use. If you're the type of person who jumps between macOS and Windows, Newton (formerly CloudMagic) might be worth a look. Today, the company is bringing its app to …

Microsoft's Surface app shows accessory battery levels

Microsoft's Surface ecosystem now includes a lot of Bluetooth peripherals, including the Surface Keyboard, Surface Mouse, Surface Pen, Surface Dial, Surface Arc Mouse and others. Most of those are powered by rechargeable batteries, and so far, there's been no easy to way to track the power levels. …

Software

Healthy snack bars for a beauty boost

These healthy snack bars are not only quick to make but a real beauty boost, packed full of nutritious, skin-plumping goodness. These bars are also a …

Nutritional experts reveal the UK's unhealthiest high street breakfasts

A team of health analysts have revealed the unhealthiest high street chain breakfast in the UK.<p>Dr Wayne Osborne and health website Treated.com …

NYT corroborates rumors of ‘full-screen face’ 2017 iPhone with embedded Home button

There have been long-standing rumors that Apple is moving toward a Home button embedded in the display of future iPhones, enabling the screen to fill almost the entire front of the device. More recent reports from <i>Bloomberg</i> and the <i>WSJ</i> have specifically suggested that the company will make this move …

The Best Ways to Convert Your to Photos Black & White [And 2 Ways to Avoid at All Costs] - Digital Photography School

Black and White photography is something that is never going to go away but in a digital age how is the best way to convert your images from colour …

It's Here: Our Official Review of the iPhone 7 Plus

We put the new phone to the test at NYFW—and things got interesting.<p>One thing us veteran tech reviewers in the fashion and beauty space know is that Apple loves to hit us with announcements smack dab in the middle of one of the most absurdly busy times of our lives: New York Fashion Week. While …

Apple works to fit the smart home under a single roof

Wait for others to take the first steps, let things mature a bit, then swoop in with a simpler, more unified solution. It’s the first entry on the first page of the Apple playbook. And it tends to work like a charm.<p>If you’re reading this, odds are pretty good that you’re in possession of some small …

Internet of Things

Apple’s iOS 10 arrives today to deliver iMessage reboot and reinvent your lock screen

Apple’s latest update to its mobile operating system, iOS 10, lands today. While it’s not a radical overhaul, it does pack some fairly big changes.<p>Officially, the release time is 10 a.m. on the West Coast. It’s available to everyone with an iPhone 5 or newer, an iPad Air or newer, an iPad Mini 2 or …

IPad Air

10 Best Houseplants for Low Light

Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema)<p>Both its toughness and handsome foliage account for <i>Aglaonema</i>’s popularity. Its graceful, oblong leaves grow from a …

6 Life Hacks Using Vinegar That Can Help You Crush Toxins and Plastic in Your Home - One Green Planet

It doesn’t take long in the DIY scene to learn that vinegar is amongst the most wonderful things in the world. It’s naturally inexpensive for one and …

Houseplants To Improve Indoor Air Quality: NASA Approved!

<i>This article was republished with permission from yourhealthtube.com</i><p>Improve indoor air quality can be quite difficult, especially in winter and summer. Nowadays, there are many artificial products that are giving good results but sill natural way is the healthiest and the best way to provide indoor …

Follow iPhone Life's "Top iOS 9 Tips" Magazine on Flipboard | iPhoneLife.com

If you get special satisfation each time you discover a new way to use your iPhone or iPad, you're going to love our latest Flipboard magazine featuring our very best iOS 9 tips. Follow our "Top iOS 9 Tips" magazine on Flipboard to get time-saving tips and hacks for everything from the updated …

Hacking

Barclays customers can finally use Apple Pay

Apple Pay has finally gone live for customers of Barclays, a.k.a. the last of the U.K. holdout banks which didn’t support Apple’s mobile payments service when it arrived in the United Kingdom last July.<p>That now brings the total number of major U.K. banks and credit card issuers to offer Apple Pay …

7 clever tricks that make your iPhone or iPad easier to use

Using an iPhone or an iPad isn't rocket science. One of the things that die-hard Apple users love most about them is their combination of powerful computing with simple, easy-to-use functionality. That's even more pronounced with Apple's new iOS 9 operating system.<p>In fact, hundreds of thousands of …

Save any picture from the web to your iPhone or iPad

Whether you're looking for a good iPhone wallpaper or want to share a gif you found online, there are lots of great reasons to save images to your …

iPad Air 2 Display Praised for Antireflective Coating, but iPad Mini 3 Display Still Lags

With the iPad Air 2, one of Apple's main selling points has been the improved display, which includes a new bonded construction that eliminates the air gap between the display and the cover glass, as well as a new antireflective coating to reduce glare in situations with high ambient light.<p>Ray …