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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
  

Pedestrian deaths spike in 2016, smartphones partly to blame

If you’re driving while reading this, put down the iPhone. No really. Almost 6,000 pedestrians died in traffic accidents nationwide last year — a 20-year high — and researchers say it may be because...

Report: Android to surpass iOS app store revenue this year, with a catch

For years, Apple’s iOS App Store has been the first place almost anyone has thought of when it comes to downloading that app that lets you watch Netflix or that Amazon Kindle...

Apple blocks news app about drone strikes — again

Apple apparently thinks users of its iPhone are so sensitive that it needs to shield them from a news app. The app in question, called Metadata+, alerts users when there’s a new...

Wolverton: House Republicans join Senate, undermine online privacy

House Republicans showed Tuesday they care as little about your online privacy as their colleagues in the Senate. Without any Democrats joining them, Congressional Republicans passed a resolution to overturn privacy rules that...

Apple’s iOS update helps find lost AirPods, empowers Siri, more

Are you trying to find your lost AirPods? Apple’s latest iOS update has your back. The ability to recover those precious wireless earphones is one of the highlights from iOS 10.3, the mobile...

Google Android inventor Andy Rubin offers peek of new smartphone said to be iPhone...

To build a smartphone to take on the iPhone and high-end Android devices, it would be nice to have an office full of former Apple and Google engineers. Check. And it certainly would...

14 things to know about America’s fastest-growing app

It’s simple: 1. Use Bitmoji, an iPhone and Android keyboard tool, to create your own personal emoji. 2. Add crazy hair, crazy glasses, crazy whatever to your personalized avatar. 3. Then wow your friends...

Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 phones

Samsung is bringing Galaxy Note 7 smartphones back. The company said Monday that it will sell refurbished models as part of its plan to recycle the smartphones — which it recalled and...

​Super Mario Run: Price, gameplay and others

Mario lovers, rejoice. You can now play with the mustachioed plumber no matter where you go. Here’s what you need to know before you download Super Mario Run. Who’s it for? The game...

Samsung aims at Siri, Alexa with Bixby

Move over, Siri and Alexa, and make room for Bixby. That’s the name of Samsung’s virtual assistant, which will debut next week as a key feature of the new Galaxy S8 phone....

Apple Product Launch

Apple have announced today a slew of new or updated products and we have included them below for your perusal. If you cannot wait to purchase then the links are provided...

Apple’s heads into Snapchat territory with Clips

Apple seems to be aiming at Snapchat and Facebook’s Instagram with a new video creation app. Dubbed Clips, the app promises to allow users to easily make videos by combining live takes...

Apple unveils (Product)Red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and a new iPad

Did you hear? The new iPhone is out! Well, it is, and it isn’t. You see, Apple has come out with a new iPhone. Only it’s the same iPhone. The iPhone 7...

Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa is coming to iPhones (and Siri says she’s not mad)

When Amazon announced March 16 that it was putting its virtual assistant Alexa into Apple iPhones, we knew just where to go for a reaction. “Siri,” we asked our iPhone, “are you...

Apple found guilty of price-fixing some iPhones in Russia

After a seven-month-long investigation, Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) this week found Apple guilty of price-fixing in the country. The issue involves Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, as well as all of the...

The Implications of 5G

With the news that the solar industry is being hit hard by the recent U.K. budget (800% TAX increase for businesses if using solar power, businesses include state run schools but...

Apple tries to reassure after WikiLeaks dump points to CIA hacking, plus other reaction

The day after the massive WikiLeaks document dump that calls into question the security of our tech products — the CIA supposedly can hack into our iPhones, Android, smart TVs —...

How many iPhones are in use? Analyst estimates 715 million and counting

So, just how many iPhones are being used around the world? It’s commonly accepted that the Apple iPhone is the most popular smartphone in history. Apple itself has said it has sold...

Finally Stop Your Netflix Buffering

Help, Netflix buffering, slow loading, stopping? We have all had this issue at some point before, if you are a regular Netflix user of course. Well, if the news is to be...

Mozilla Pockets a new app

Mozilla, maker of the Firefox browser, now has a bookmarking app in its Pocket. The not-for-profit corporation announced Monday that it’s acquired Read It Later, the startup behind Pocket, an app and...