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  • The Best Credit Cards for Food Delivery Apps

    5:00pm By Mike Winters
    Now that no one is cashing in their travel rewards anymore, credit cards issuers are increasingly offering at-home benefits to their cardholders. Amex just announced a one-year Uber Eats Pass for its card members—the latest in a trend of cards offering food…
  • How the Latest COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Apps Actually Work

    Oct 5, 2020, 4:00 pm By Brendan Hesse
    At least 21 percent of the U.S. population has access to one of the official COVID-19 contact-tracing apps developed by various state governments, but only a fraction of people actually use them.Read more...
  • Free Picture-in-Picture YouTube is Back on iOS 14

    Oct 2, 2020, 3:00 pm By David Murphy
    YouTube previously blocked the quirky hack that lets you stream its content using iOS 14's picture-in-picture capabilities for free. For unknown reasons, the company has now reversed course, and you can access the native iOS feature without needing a YouTube…
  • Why Won't My Cheap AirPod Knock-Offs Pair With My Mac?

    Oct 2, 2020, 9:00 am By David Murphy
    Bluetooth is convenient AF when it works and annoying to troubleshoot when it doesn’t. Conceptually, it should just... always work. One device pairs with another, they communicate happily as long as they’re both powered up, and they save you from having to…
  • How to Stream Google Stadia on iOS/iPadOS

    Sep 30, 2020, 10:00 am By David Murphy
    In a perfect world, we could download apps from a centralized, secure app store on our phones, and these apps would allow us to connect to other services we enjoy without any extra hassle. In the real world, you’re going to have to employ some clever…
  • Don't Let Your Friends Get Suckered by This iPhone 12 Scam

    12:00pm By David Murphy
    No, you’re not getting an iPhone 12, not now, and certainly not for free. As of this writing, there is no iPhone 12—it only exists in the realm of rumor and fantasy until Apple actually announces the thing—but that hasn’t stopped scammers from using it…
  • 16 Custom iOS 14 Home Screens to Inspire Your Inner Geek

    Sep 22, 2020, 10:00 am By David Murphy
    Even though the feature has been around for some time, lots of people are using the launch of iOS 14 to trick out their iPhone’s various pages and customize their app icons. That’s all thanks to iOS 14's App Library, which basically lets you hide your…
  • How to Get Around YouTube's Block of Picture-in-Picture Mode in iOS 14

    Sep 21, 2020, 3:00 pm By David Murphy
    Just when we thought we’d come up with a clever hack to enable picture-in-picture mode for YouTube in iOS 14—a privilege YouTube would prefer to charge you for—the company has wised up and crafted a workaround that eliminates this specific hack. But…
  • Is Apple's New iOS 14.2 Beta Worth Installing?

    Sep 18, 2020, 3:00 pm By David Murphy
    I’m usually one to suggest that it’s always worth installing a new beta of an operating system because, hey, why not? Sure, you might sacrifice a little stability, but you’ll get to play with new features before everybody else. You’ll also be able to…
  • How to Change Your Default Browser on iOS/iPadOS

    Sep 14, 2020, 10:30 am By David Murphy
    Tired of Safari on your iPhone or iPad? You can install plenty of other great alternatives from the App Store—no problem there. But if you want to use them as your default browser on your device, you’ll have to jump through a few extra hoops.Read more...
  • How Do I Get an iPhone and a Windows PC to Play Nicely?

    Sep 11, 2020, 9:00 am By David Murphy
    How do you manage a multi-platform household? Not everyone is completely loyal to Apple, Google, Microsoft, or any other tech company. You might own an iPhone and use a Windows PC. Maybe you prefer your Android’s camera and your MacBook’s keyboard. Perhaps…
  • Should I Buy a PC or Mac for College?

    Sep 4, 2020, 9:00 am By David Murphy
    Yes, we’re wading into these waters this week: The classic PC or Mac debate that spawned countless, hilarious ads from Apple and John Hodgman a decade-plus ago. (I’m sure Microsoft would beg to disagree with Apple’s interpretation, but I think the entire…
  • Just Because macOS Lets You Install an App Doesn't Mean It's Not Malware

    Sep 3, 2020, 10:00 am By David Murphy
    As long as macOS lets you install an app, it should be safe, right? That’s the point of Apple’s Gatekeeper and notary service, which it began to enforce in macOS Catalina back in February. In theory, it means that any app you install on your Mac should…
  • Powerbeats2 Earbuds Owners Can Fill Out a Claim for Cash

    Aug 31, 2020, 10:30 am By Brendan Hesse
    Apple agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging the company falsely advertised its Powerbeats2 earphones as having a durable sweat and waterproof design. Per the terms of the settlement, Apple has to pay $9.2 million to back to customers, and it’s…
  • How This Safari Bug Can Expose Files on Your Mac or iPhone

    Aug 25, 2020, 2:00 pm By David Murphy
    Security researcher Pawel Wylecial publicly disclosed yesterday a Safari vulnerability that could convince users to secretly send any file on their system to a recipient.Read more...
  • Why are People Selling 'Fortnite' iPhones for Thousands of Dollars?

    Aug 20, 2020, 3:00 pm By David Murphy
    Desperate times bring out the worst in people—from those who hoarded toilet paper and sold individual rolls for more than $50 each at the start of the COVID-19 quarantine, to those who are now trying to sell crappy iPhones with the Fortnite game installed on…
  • No, Your Phone Doesn't Have a 'COVID-19 Sensor'

    Aug 18, 2020, 10:00 am By David Murphy
    Pull up Facebook, assuming you still use it, and type “COVID-19 sensor” into the search bar. This should show you a list of public posts where people—a not-so-small number of people, mind you—swear up and down that their phones were recently updated…
  • How to Ask For a Refund for 'Fortnite' V-Bucks

    Aug 14, 2020, 1:00 pm By David Murphy
    What a day. Epic Games is suing Apple and Google over their alleged monopolistic practices on their various app stores, and both companies have banned Epic’s most popular game, Fortnite, from their respective app stores for trying to skirt around the cut…
  • Why Are Siri Suggestions in Safari So Strange?

    Aug 14, 2020, 9:00 am By David Murphy
    Search suggestions can be great, hilarious, and horrible all at once. The intent makes sense: Save you a few keystrokes by giving you that which you were surely meaning to type in before you even finish the phrase. And I think we can all agree that saving time…
  • Fix the iPhone 'Green Tint' Bug With an iOS Update

    Aug 13, 2020, 5:00 pm By Brendan Hesse
    Is your iPhone’s screen looking a little sickly lately? A software update might be just the medicine it needs.Read more...
  • How to Secretly Open iMessages Without Triggering Read Receipts

    Jul 30, 2020, 2:45 pm By Xavier Harding
    We’ll be the first to say that being worried about someone knowing if you’ve read their text message is a little ridiculous. Reading the message is the whole point of texting, and yet…we can also admit there are strategic reasons why you might want a…
  • This Free macOS 8 Emulator Lets You Play 'Oregon Trail'

    Jul 30, 2020, 10:00 am By David Murphy
    macOS 8, not to be confused with OS X 10.8—which you’re probably much more familiar with—is a 1990s-era operating system that found a home on ancient Apple systems with decidedly old-school names, such as “Power Macintosh” and “PowerBook.” But…
  • Watch Tech's Most Powerful CEOs Take Part in an Antitrust Hearing Tomorrow

    5:00pm By Brendan Hesse
    Four of the most powerful tech industry CEOs will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, July 29 to determine whether their companies engaged in anti-competitive business strategies against smaller, rival companies. The hearing will be…
  • How Often Should You Restart Your Phone?

    11:38am By Abu Zafar
    Don’t overthink it. In the age of modern smartphones, there are not many reasons to completely turn your phone off. In the video above, I explain the few instances where restarting your phone can be helpful and why you shouldn’t worry about doing it…
  • How to Add Your Google Calendar to Apple's Calendar App (and Vice Versa)

    Mon 3:00pm By David Murphy
    If you live your life across multiple services and computers—for example, using Google’s suite of digital tools alongside Apple’s various iCloud-based offerings—the best thing you can do for yourself is to mash all your worlds together. To carry this…