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A simple $9 accessory has me using my AirPods again for the first time in months

I’m a huge fan of the idea of Apple’s AirPods, but the execution leaves a bit to be desired. Like many other people, my main problem with them is …

Here's why 100 qubit quantum computers could change everything

At 100 qubits a single quantum computer processor would, theoretically, be more powerful than all the supercomputers on the planet combined. We may be closer to that milestone than you think and the world isn’t ready.<p>Quantum computers are spooky devices that don’t follow the normal rules of …

Quantum Computing

I've used the iPhone for 10 years and these are my favorite tips and tricks

Senior Video Producer Matt Stuart explains the 10 tips and tricks every iPhone user needs to know. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>I've been using the iPhone ever since it came out, one of the biggest problems with it, is there's no instruction manual. Apple doesn't provide a manual for the …

A four-sentence HomePod review (with appendices)

Apple’s HomePod is easily the best sounding mainstream smart speaker ever. It’s got better separation and bass response than anything else in its size and boasts a nuance and subtlety of sound that pays off the 7 years Apple has been working on it.<p>As a smart speaker, it offers best-in-class voice …

Shigeaki Hinohara: Remarkable life of Japan's centenarian doctor

<b>Shigeaki Hinohara, one of Japan's most famous doctors, has died at the age of 105.</b><p>Dr Hinohara continued seeing patients until months before his death and frequently offered advice on how to live well.<p>Described by his colleagues as Japan's national treasure, he headed five foundations in addition to …

9 tips and tricks to unlock cool Uber features you never knew about

A camera startup wants you to think 10 lenses are better than one

Smartphones have fundamentally changed the world: Information is more readily available, computer sales are declining, and most people now have a high-quality camera in their pocket.<p>As pocket computers become ubiquitous, the demand for high-quality components that can fit into a handheld device has …

iPhone owners can now cheat on Apple with an Android smartwatch

Android Wear 2.0 recently launched, adding new features and a revamped interface to Google's smartwatch platform.<p>The idea of using an Android Wear watch with an iPhone is admittedly, well, odd. However, with Pebble no longer around, the Android Wear lineup is a worthy alternative to the Apple Watch.<p>…

How Do You Redesign The Simpsons?

The Simpsons has one of the strongest, most complete visual brands on Earth. What happens when you tear it apart?<p>Why are the Simpsons yellow? According to Matt Groening, that unmistakable hue was chosen because it was unmistakable. “An animator came up with the Simpsons’ yellow and as soon as she …

How to find out which Mac apps are using your location

As our digital lives converge across mobile and desktop devices like our iPhones and Macbooks, we rely on them knowing where we are at any given time. Safari suggestions, for example, count on knowing your location, as do any Maps searches or such.<p>You might want to know when your Location data is …

Apps

11 Christmas Songs You Might Actually Want To Listen To

Leave it to the pros.<p>The "Christmas spirit" can be a bit much at times, with repetitive carols playing 24/7 on the radio and Santa decorations cropping up before the Thanksgiving table has even been cleared. We get it.<p>But if there's anyone who can pull off a good Christmas hymn -- and make it …

How Greece Became European

The troubled relationship between modern Greeks and their neighbors to the north and west—sometime admirers, sometime lenders, sometime detractors—helps explain today’s crisis.<p>Greece is the cradle of European civilization, but is it even in Europe?<p>The answer might seem obvious: The country is on …

Send destination info from your desktop to Google Maps for iOS

If you're looking for an easy way to send places from Google Maps on the desktop to your trusty iOS device, the wait is over. The folks in Mountain View updated the software for iPhone to allow you to send restaurants and other spots you search for on the desktop to your mobile device for reference …

Google Maps

25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List

<i>By Laura Woods, Contributor</i><p>While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds so that you can have even more …

How to Set Up & Use Touch ID

If you have an iPhone 6 or later, you can set up Touch ID. Touch ID is a very useful feature, because you can set it up to work as a password to your phone and App Store purchases, as well as use it in apps like 1Password as an identification tool. The Touch ID button recognizes your fingerprints, …

A tiny detail shows why the iPhone 6 design trumps Samsung’s Galaxy S6 design

There’s no denying that Samsung, with the release of the Galaxy S6, has really stepped up its game. The phone looks incredible, has netted …

Mobile Technology

App Store Review Guidelines Updated to Forbid Time-Telling Apple Watch Apps

Apple has updated its App Store Review Guidelines to reflect an Apple Watch rule that it's been enforcing over the past several weeks, which prevents developers from creating Apple Watch apps that display the time. According to the newly added 10.7 rule under "User interface," Watch Apps that have …

The 9 Best Apple Watch tips and tricks you need to know

With notifications, Siri support and more than 3,000 available apps, the Apple Watch is a tremendous device. Make this great device even better by …

Apple Watch buyers guide 2018

The Apple Watch may be future-feeling technology, but it has long established roots both in time-keeping and computing. That makes choosing which one …

Smartwatches

Clear Deletes Dumb Tweets Before You Regret Them

Most of us have embarrassing stories about things we’ve shared on social media, but it’s hard to top Ethan Czahor‘s. He was hired as Jeb Bush’s chief technology officer, but shortly after he got the job, journalists uncovered some old offensive tweets and he had to resign.<p>Now Czahor is back in the …

The Work-Family Imbalance

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Anand Iyer was the chief product officer at Threadflip. Previously, he was co-founder and CTO of Hitpost, acquired by Yahoo, and managed product at IGN Entertainment and Microsoft.</i><p>I recently left my job primarily to spend more time with my two-year-old daughter. I didn’t want it to be …

Meet JIVR, the electric bike that brings cycling to the 21st century

Cycling fans searching for 21st century bike should look no further than JIVR, an interesting project currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. The …

Electric Bikes

17 Resolution-Approved Detox Recipes

You’re probably reeling a little bit from the Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve stretch; it was a cocktail and hor d’oeuvres-filled blur. Whether you believe in setting resolutions or un-resolutions, there’s no harm in eating a little cleaner every now and then. Head into 2015 with your eyes on the …

Detox

The New Economics Of Oil: Sheikhs Vs. Shale

The official charter of OPEC states that the group's goal is "the stabilisation of prices in international oil markets". It has not been doing a very good job. In June the price of a barrel of oil, then almost $115, began to slide; it now stands close to $70.<p>This near-40% plunge is thanks partly to …

Apple's iOS Has Once Again Decimated Android When It Comes To Data That Matters

Adobe, which is tracking online shopping, reports the following: "iOS users drove four times as much mobile sales revenue as Android users, 79 and 21 percent respectively."<p>IBM's data produced similar findings:<p><b>iOS vs. Android:</b> iOS once again led the way in mobile shopping this holiday season, …

Apps

This 24-Year-Old High School Dropout Is Tackling A Problem Every Startup Hates To Deal With

That experience led her to do something more serious for her next business. She leased servers out of a few data centers and created a fully managed hosting service for small businesses, which she describes as a "cheaper version of Rackspace." She had about four part time employees and generated …

How to balance a design career with creating your own art

<i>Alexander Huls is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire and other publications. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>It’s a challenge many designers with full-time careers face: how do …

How to Beat the Twisted Psychology of Busyness

You actually have more free time than you think.<p>A recently released book by <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Brigid Schulte is getting a lot of media attention. When you read the title--<i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time</i>--you'll see why.<p>From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, …