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Lakeith Smith Gets 65 Years for Death of 16-Year-Old Killed by Police

Much has been made of the fact that a black teenager laughed openly in court before being sentenced to 65 years in prison.<p>But the brutal truth of it …

You’ll Need One of These 5 VPNS Once Net Neutrality Is Gone

Deals to encrypt your data from prying eyes.<p>The FCC made it official: net neutrality is on its way out. What does that mean for all of us as …

13 features in Apple Music only power users know about

Because of that, there remain many hidden features and tricks inside the app that a casual user may not notice.<p>For instance, did you know that you can turn off the shuffle feature when listening to an album? Or that you can sing along to your favorite songs with in-app lyrics?<p>Below are 13 tips and …

Apple podcast updates will help you catch up on 'Serial'

Podcasts have come a long way from the days when they represented a novel way to fill up your iPod. There are now shows with seasons (like <i>Serial</i>), teasers and other trappings that you'd normally expect from TV. Simply speaking, podcast apps need to evolve to keep pace with listening habits... and …

Podcasting

Congress will let internet providers sell your data—so rebels devised a way to fool corporations

Last week, the US Congress voted to overturn rules that would have prevented Internet service providers from selling customers’ data without permission. Though the rules had not yet gone into effect, the vote drew considerable attention to the question of how people can better protect their online …

Privacy

12 ways to hack-proof your smartphone

Protect your privacy, your data and your peace of mind with this guide to beating thieves, whether they’re online or on the street<p>As we’ve recently seen from leaked CIA documents, no one is immune to hacking attacks. Here’s how to protect yourself against them, whether they come from opportunist …

peaceofmind

Apple's Workflow App: What It Is and How to Use It

Apple has acquired an new app that will let iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad users get things done faster than ever before. <br>The app, called Workflow, …

What is HDR?

HDR is a term that gets tossed around a lot, and it seems like it never really gets explained. It stands for <b>High Dynamic Range</b>, but it means …

You won’t believe how cheap an NYC penthouse can be

A quick rule of thumb regarding urban real estate: the higher the floor, the nicer the place. Little wonder then that penthouse apartments have come …

iPhone triumphs in U.S., while Android continues to decline

Sorry Android, it seems that iOS got the better gifts this Christmas!<p>According to the latest Kantar Worldpanel ComTech sales figures, iOS gained market share at Android’s expense in the United States, United Kingdom, France and elsewhere.<p>In the U.S., this marked the sixth consecutive quarterly …

Here's how to get back the MacBook battery feature Apple doesn't want you to have

Rather than fix the time remaining estimate in its Battery menu bar widget, Apple removed it in the macOS 10.12.2 update. Here's how to get it …

MacBook Pro

Apple Ditched the Jack, So We’ve Got 12 Wireless Headphones to Console You

With the disappearance of the iPhone’s headphone port, it’s time to go wireless.<p>Apple turned the tech industry on its head when it announced the …

Consumer Tech

10 hidden iPhone features you didn't know existed in iOS 10

If you’re like most iPhone addicts, you’ve probably updated to iOS 10 by now.<p>It was a thrill to search through an array of new emojis and experiment …

Headphones

Apple ‘investigating’ explicit photo-sharing ring run by employees at Australian Apple Store [U]

<i>Update: Apple says its investigation has found no evidence of ‘inappropriate data transfers’ of photos from customer phones – via</i> CNET.<p>An Apple Store in Australia is under fire for accusations of employees stealing personal images from the phones of customers, as well as taking images of female …

Apple employees say their mental health issues came from alleged hostile work environment

Before he worked for Apple's call center, Ben* had a clean bill of mental health. Now, after about a decade working for the company, Ben has a …

Mental Health

iPhone 7 Vs iPhone 7 Plus Review: Should You Upgrade?

“Do I buy the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus?”<p>For millions of Apple fans, this will be their biggest (and most expensive) tech decision of the year. But it appears opinion is changing. For the first time iPhone 7 Plus demand has exceeded iPhone 7 demand, so are people making the right choice or should …

This tool reveals which Apple Stores have iPhone 7 in stock

Getting your hands on the jet black iPhone 7 Plus is practically impossible right now unless you were one of the first to pre-order. But Apple fans hoping to pick one up in stores now have a new tool that can track down the exact model you want as soon as it’s available.<p>A website called iStockNow …

You should only ever buy Apple accessories that have this sticker on their box — here’s why

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>MFi stands for Made For iPod, iPhone and iPad; it's a certification program that was originally started in 2005 for iPod docks and cables.<p>In …

Apple iOS 10: 50 Awesome Features You Should Know About And How To Use Them

Last week, Apple released iOS 10 to the public and it included dozens of new features and improvements. As you may have noticed, there have been changes in the Notes, Mail, Phone, Camera, Photos, Calendar, Maps, Music, News, Safari and Messages apps. Many of the features are more subtle than …

Apple Is Still Ignoring One of the Biggest iPhone Engineering Flaws of All Time

Thousands upon thousands of iPhone 6 Pluses are spontaneously breaking under normal use and are being replaced with devices that have the same design flaw.<p>As Apple is preparing to ship its brand new iPhone, the company continues to ignore one of the worst hardware defects to ever plague its …

iOS 10: How to use stickers, iMessages apps, Digital Touch, rich links, and more in the new Messages app [Video]

The Messages app is the most frequently used app on iOS, so it makes sense that Apple would lend it plenty of attention in iOS 10. It’s safe to say that the stock Messages app received, by far, the most significant overhaul of all default apps in iOS 10, as it is now a feature-laden package that …

Competing with the iPhone's specs is harder than it seems

It’s a common fallacy, convenient to Apple, to think that the iPhone maker doesn’t care about specs. Oh, they’re too busy sticking cigarette stubs into people’s ears, those Cupertino types, to mind the nerdy feeds and speeds of their phones. The iPhone is behind the Android curve on almost every …

Trade Offs in Apple's iPhone 7 Limit Some Wireless Uses

Apple made several choices in the wireless capabilities of its new iPhone 7 that could complicate life for some of the phone’s owners.<p>None of the new …

It’s Serena Day

Because Serena Williams <i>is</i> Undefeated. Because she has been shaken but will not be broken. Because when we think about the meaning of our name, we …

Exploding Galaxy Note 7 wipes out family’s Jeep

An exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone has reportedly totaled the Jeep Grand Cherokee of a family in St. Petersburg, just days after Samsung issued a worldwide recall for its hottest new smartphone.<p>Owner Nathan Dornacher said that he and his wife went to a yard sale over Labor Day weekend. …

Why iPhone 6 Plus is susceptible to ‘Touch IC Disease’ (and how you might avoid it)

iPhone 6 Plus units are much more likely than their smaller siblings to get “Touch IC Disease,” the flickering gray bars that are appearing on the screens of a growing number of aging devices, according to a smartphone repair expert who helped bring the problem to light.<p>Touch IC Disease, which …

Why Wall Street Wants Your iPhone Installment Payments

Wall Street bankers have cleverly sliced and diced payments on everything from home mortgages and cars to David Bowie’s song royalties to create new …

Apple reportedly pulling legacy MacBook Pro from stores in step toward new release

As consumers who're waiting to get their hands on an all-new MacBook Pro sit tapping their fingers wondering if such a machine will ever arrive, reports Monday suggested the company is quietly making preparations for the expected incoming laptop, which some commentators say could land in the final …

Secret iPhone codes you should know about

The iPhone has been on the market since 2007, yet it still hides many secrets. Want to obscure your number when calling someone? Just input a simple …

Die Hard

Tech Deals: Third-Party Apple Watch Sport Bands, iPhone 6s Case, Mophie Battery Case, More

The weekend is here. The sun is shining – well, in certain parts of the world it is anyway – and no doubt some of our readership are in the mood to …