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You Can Download Night Shift For MacOS For Free Right Now

You no longer have to worry about your laptop’s bright screen disrupting your sleep schedule. Apple just released Night Shift—a feature that reduces blue light from the display in the evening—on the newest version of macOS Sierra (10.12.4). The update has been in testing since January 24, but only developers have been…

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What Will Elon Musk and Tim Cook Do For Trump’s New ‘Office of American Innovation’?

Tech titans like SpaceX’s Elon Musk, Apple’s Tim Cook, and IBM’s Gini Rometty have all met with President Trump during his first two months in office. But it was always under a cloud of suspicion about the true motives of tech’s biggest names. We now have a hint about Phase II of Operation Tech Oligarchy.

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A Four-Year-Old Boy Used Siri to Save His Unconscious Mother’s Life

When a young boy identified only as Roman couldn’t wake up his unconscious mother, he did what any astute, technologically-adept four-year-old would do: He used his mother’s finger to unlock her phone, and then asked Siri to call emergency services. The boy’s actions saved his mother, but the incident exposes some…

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You Don’t Really Need an Anti-Virus App Anymore

Ten years ago the first thing you needed to load on a brand new computer were anti-virus and malware applications. The internet was a mine field of malicious content that could infect your entire home network with one errant click. Yet things have changed dramatically. Windows has much more robust security options…

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5 Things Google Assistant Does Better Than Siri

Good news for anyone with an Android phone that isn’t a Pixel: Google Assistant is rolling out to more phones, new and old. That means many more of us will be able to take advantage of Google’s latest and smartest AI. There are some things both the Google Assistant and Siri are excellent at—like pulling up emails or…

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My Phone (Still) Knows Where All of New York City’s Crimes Are Happening

Back in October we stumbled on a strange app called Vigilante. Push notifications would tell you about nearby robberies, shootings, and other crimes. Under the tagline “Can injustice survive transparency?” Vigilante encouraged its New York City-based users to put themselves in harm’s way to film these misdeeds.

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This WSJ iPhone 8 Rumor Is Absolutely Insane

We’re about six months away from the next iPhone, AKA the iPhone 8 (or the iPhone X, or the iPhone: Tenth Anniversary Edition), and as such, supply chain rumors are starting to leak out.

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Apple ‘Looking Into’ Exploding iPhone 7 After Smoking Hot Video Goes Viral

On Wednesday an Arizona teen tweeted a video of her iPhone 7 Plus smoldering in its thick plastic case after it apparently exploded. Apple is “looking into it,” according to a company spokesperson.

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The Easiest Ways to Upgrade Your Computer Yourself

Upgrading your computer can be a great way to save a little cash. It can also be a great way to fulfill that need most gadget geeks have for getting cool new stuff on a regular basis. But upgrading can also be shockingly expensive if you’re not careful (steer clear of Apple’s overpriced RAM), and it can seem…

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Lightning Earbuds With Built-in Charging Make Avoiding Wireless Slightly Easier

After the initial outrage of Apple removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 died down, users not wanting to go wireless soon realized that using the phone’s Lightning port meant they could no longer charge while listening to music. Pioneer’s new Rayz Plus earbuds include a simple solution to that problem, but…

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Why These ‘Revolutionary’ ’80s Gadgets Totally Failed

Besides bad hair, pleated jeans, and 21 Jump Street, the ‘80s brought us a remarkable technological revolution. Nintendo changed the living room forever with the introduction of the NES in 1985. IBM, Apple, and the Commodore 64 ushered the personal PC into our lives. Even the internet breathed a few gasps of air with…

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How to Secure Your Home From Corporate Snoopers

Looks like corporate Big Brother might be watching your every move. Last week Vizio was forced to pay millions for secretly snooping on customers, but the TV tech giant isn’t the first corporation to go 1984 on your home. Amazon and Google have microphones in every room thanks to the Echo and Home, and Samsung and

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It Looks a Whole Lot Like the Next iPhone Will Have Wireless Charging

Apple just quietly joined Wireless Power Consortium, a group of 214 companies dedicated to promoting wireless charging through its “Qi” standard, fueling rumors that the next iPhone will include the technology.

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Building Apple’s New Campus Sounds Like a Damn Nightmare

Steve Jobs was known for his perfectionism, insistence on innovation, megalomania, and making workers’ lives miserable. Now that he’s gone, Apple’s quality control has continued to slide. But Jobs’ final project, a new corporate headquarters, may be his most demanding tantrum of all.

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Silicon Valley Innovators Disrupt Trump Administration by Drafting a Cool Letter

Yesterday, word started circulating that tech’s very big, very powerful companies were weighing sending a joint letter to Donald Trump concerning the Muslim Ban. A letter, apparently, that would make it painfully clear they intend to do nothing to stop him.

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Oh Yes, Apple Just Filed a Patent for a Sick Vape

Apple has patented some weird stuff in the past year—remember Bag, the foldable phone, and the phone that’s all screen? Yet its latest application puts even those strange ideas to shame. Get ready, Congressman Duncan Hunter: Apple just filed a patent for a vaporizer.

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So It’s True: Apple Is Releasing Its Own ‘Find My AirPods’ 

Apple just released the first seed of iOS 10.3 to software developers this morning, and it packs in a bunch of new capabilities, one of which is the introduction of a new feature that helps you find misplaced AirPods.Read more… Continue reading

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Foxconn Might Build a US Factory But That Doesn’t Mean iPhones Will Get Made Here

Reports from The Wall Street Journal the Nikkei Asian Review indicate that Foxconn, the manufacturer that assembles iPhones for Apple, is considering building a $7 billion display factory in the United States.

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Foxconn Might Build a US Factory But That Doesn’t Mean iPhones Will Get Made Here

Reports from The Wall Street Journal the Nikkei Asian Review indicate that Foxconn, the manufacturer that assembles iPhones for Apple, is considering building a $7 billion display factory in the United States.

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The Original iPhone Is Dead

The original iPhone has died. AT&T, the phone’s only carrier, decided to end its support for 2G cellular networks, thus rendering the original iPhone useless. This means that iPhone can no longer make calls or send text messages. He was just nine and a half years old.

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