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23 tips and tricks to get the most out of your Apple Watch

From messaging to productivity to advanced fitness tracking, Apple Watch has something for every user.<p>But not every Apple Watch feature is obvious from the get-go. Apple has filled the watch — which is now on its fourth iteration, the Apple Watch Series 3 — with neat tricks and helpful tools to …

Apple Watch

Help Your Apple Earpods and AirPods Stay Snug in Your Ears - Technabob

Do your Apple Earpods and AirPods keep falling out? As there is to most issues Apple related, there’s a solution to that. With Earhoox 2.0 for Apple …

Apple might totally redesign the next iPhone — here's everything we know

Since the iPhone 7 was announced, rumors have been circulating about what Apple will cram into its next iPhone. Here's a round up of everything we've heard that Apple might introduce in the next iPhone.<p><i>iPhone concept art courtesy of Marek Weidlich, Handy Abovergleich, and ConceptsiPhone</i><p><b>Follow Tech</b> …

The robot that takes your job should pay taxes, says Bill Gates

Robots are taking human jobs. But Bill Gates believes that governments should tax companies’ use of them, as a way to at least temporarily slow the spread of automation and to fund other types of employment.<p>It’s a striking position from the world’s richest man and a self-described techno-optimist …

Firefox OS is completely dead, Mozilla lays off connected devices team

First announced four years ago as "Boot to Gecko," Firefox OS was an interesting concept. Partially based on Android, it was an open-source operating …

Software

BeatsX reportedly launching as soon as this week following delay

Despite the launch of the similar Powerbeats 3 and subsequent release of AirPods, the BeatsX have suffered from a prolonged delay. The wireless earbuds were originally announced alongside the iPhone 7 last September and given a release date of sometime in the fall. Following the release of AirPods, …

Headphones

#DeleteUber Has Been Great For Moovn, A Black-Owned Ride-Sharing App

Last week, New York City’s yellow cabs went on a brief strike in response to the Muslim ban Donald Trump enacted. While the cabbies were standing in solidarity with the thousands of protesters at JFK airport, Uber was undermining their strike by keeping Uber drivers on the road. This, along with …

Pokémon Go reportedly has brought in $1 billion in less than 7 months

Pokémon Go may no longer be the massive mobile gaming hit it was when it first launched in early July 2016, but the AR app from developer Niantic Labs still managed to reach that $1 billion revenue milestone faster than any other iOS or Android mobile game so far.<p>According to the research firm …

Elon Musk Will Stay On Trump’s Advisory Groups For "The Greater Good"

Elon Musk will remain on two of President Trump's advisory councils because "engaging on critical issues will on balance serve the greater good," he tweeted Thursday, hours after Uber's chief executive Travis Kalanick quit a White House advisory group.<p>"Advisory councils simply provide advice and …

Tesla

Snapchat is growing up, files for IPO

It's official: Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, is going public.<p>First, the basics of the IPO. The company is said to be valued at $20 billion to $25 billion, and is looking to raise $3 billion in the offering. It will list on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SNAP.<p>The …

New Apple Watch patent application sticks a battery-powered strap on a round body

Apple may have a solution for short battery life on the Apple Watch. Put the battery in the band.<p>An Apple patent application dated today illustrates a battery on the strap of a wearable device, presumably the Apple Watch. The proposed patent also shows that watch's circular face, which is a …

How To Ping and Find Your Lost iPhone Using Your Apple Watch

- Feb 2, 2017<p>Do you have a tendency to lose your iPhone? I don’t mean like LOSE it, but more like the “leave it in the other room, or have it slide …

Apple Watch

YouTube for iOS gets Chromecast lock screen controls

You can now access YouTube controls on the Apple Watch, as well.<p>It can be annoying having to unlock your phone screen and sift through all the open apps to pause, forward or rewind what you're casting on TV. Good thing YouTube has finally made things easier for iOS users. The latest version of the …

7 Beginner Tips for Shooting Better Landscape Photos

When I was growing up, I spent several summers living with my father on the Isle of Skye in northern Scotland. As a teenager, I didn’t have an …

MacTrast Deals: Wipe Away Your Online Footprint on All of Your Devices with VPN.asia

- Feb 2, 2017<p>VPN.asia allows you to browse anonymously with AES-256 data encryption and SHA-256 hash authentication.<p>VPN.asia: Wipe Away Your Online …

Information Systems

Does Android use more memory than iOS? – Gary explains

If you look at the specs of any given generation of iPhone and compare it to the specs of a flagship Android phone from the same year, then you will notice that the iPhone tends to have less RAM. As a result some people have concluded that iOS apps need less memory than Android apps and that the …

How to Airdrop a Song from Apple Music

You’re probably familiar with the idea of sharing a song from Apple Music via Messages or Mail. But did you know that you can Airdrop an Apple Music song to someone? This is a great method if you’re in the same room or building as the person you want to send the song to. All you need is a Wi-Fi …

Apple Music

Apple's 'polarizing' new products are paying off

Despite lots of hand-wringing about the iPhone 7 and MacBook Pro, Apple is doing just fine.<p>Throughout much of 2016, it seemed like lots of Apple fans were unhappy. The year brought few updates to the Mac (and the one big change was quite polarizing), a barely redesigned iPhone with no headphone …

Apple

How (and why) to use Google Photos on your iPhone or iPad

Many iPhone users have wrestled with storage limits, especially when it comes to managing the device's camera roll. Apart from deleting old pics and …

Pearson Cutting E-Book Rental Prices

Following a bad forecast, Pearson PLC has decided to cut e-book prices to better compete in the digital textbook market.<p>The decision is one of several attempted remedies the company is enacting to placate investors–immediately after the forecast, which was accompanied by news that Pearson intended …

Electronic glasses auto-focus on what you're looking at

A distance meter adjusts the glycerine-based lenses in just 14 milliseconds.<p>They're not very pretty, but prototype eyeglasses from University of Utah scientists could make progressive lenses obsolete for older people. Using electronically activated lenses and infrared distance meters, they can …

Pokemon GO update finally allows you to replace that annoying theme music with your own

How many of you can still hum that annoying overworld theme from Pokemon GO, even with months of separation from last use?<p>If that was a big reason …

Facebook's new tool looks to replace traditional two-factor authentication

Facebook today announced a new means of securing your online accounts. Delegated Recovery, as it’s being called, looks to be a step forward for those afraid of losing their devices when using two-factor authentication (2FA) — which, should be most of us.<p>Facebook security engineer Brad Hill …

Authentication

This new at-home fertility test lets you zoom in on your sperm

Men produce an unending supply of sperm, but most of them have never been able to see their swimmers up close and personal — until now.<p>YO is a new …

Molecular Biology

Hackers hold hotel's keys hostage for bitcoin ransom

<b>(CNN) —</b> A European luxury hotel is going back to the basics, replacing its electronic key cards with lock and key. And with good reason.<p>Since the beginning of the winter tourism season, the 4-star Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt in Austria has been hit with a series of cyberattacks.<p>In one attack, the …

Cyber-attacks

Instagram Stories is stealing Snapchat’s users

Good enough and convenient. That’s proved a winning strategy for Instagram’s clone, according to a dozen analytics providers, social media celebrities, and talent managers who told TechCrunch they’ve seen a decline in Snapchat Stories usage since Instagram Stories launched on August 2nd.<p>Most …

Soon You’ll Be Able To Talk To Your Starbucks App

Starting this summer, you won't have to watch a barista roll their eyes when you order a double upside down macchiato half-decaf with room and a splash of cream in a grande cup. You'll have the option to talk to a non-judgmental chatbot.<p>Starbucks plans to add a virtual assistant, which you can talk …

Coffee

Dropbox’s note-taking app Paper launches globally in 21 languages

Dropbox said today that it is rolling out Paper — its note-taking app that it’s emphasizing is a tool that’s built for managing workflow as well — globally.<p>In addition to the regular launch of Paper, the company said that users will also be able to automatically generate presentations and run them …

Trump’s next anti-immigration move could target tech workers hired by Apple & others – Bloomberg

Just two days after Tim Cook expressed his opposition to executive orders signed by President Trump to limit immigration, <i>Bloomberg</i> suggests that Trump’s next move could be to target foreign workers employed by Apple and other tech companies.<p>His administration has drafted an executive order aimed at …

How a bot could automate 80% of startup investment screening

I have a 100-step checklist that I use to screen new investments. I’ve backed about 70 companies, but I’ve evaluated 40x that many — a dizzying amount of research. The fact is, a bot could do 80 percent of that work for me. After all, I have a series of questions, and I need to fill in answers. …