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  • How to Outsmart Algorithms and Take Control of Your Information Diet

    Mon 2:00pm By Nick Douglas
    “Certain algorithms,” says Tim Cook, “pull you toward the things you already know, believe, or like, and they push away everything else. Push back.” In a commencement speech to Tulane University, the Apple CEO tells graduates to take charge of their…
  • Get an Apple Watch for $200 Right Now

    Fri 5:13pm By Brendan Hesse
    Amazon is currently running a big sale on Apple Watches. The sale includes numerous models from Apple Watch Series 3 and 4—including both GPS-only and cellular versions—at some of the steepest discounts we’ve ever seen for many of these smartwatches. If…
  • Use iOS 12.3 to Download HBO Shows for Offline Viewing

    May 14, 2019, 3:15 pm By Brendan Hesse
    The most recent iOS update is here, and version 12.3 of Apple’s mobile operating system introduces several changes to AirPlay and the Apple TV app that are worth checking out. Here’s how to make the most of them:Read more...
  • How to See if Your MacBook is Eligible For a Free Battery Replacement

    May 11, 2019, 7:19 pm By Emily Price
    If you have a 13-inch MacBook Pro that was made between October of 2016 and October of 2017 then you might be eligible for a free battery replacement.Read more...
  • Why You Can't Find Parental Control Apps in the iOS App Store

    May 2, 2019, 4:00 pm By Brendan Hesse
    iOS: If you’re having trouble finding a good parental control app in the iOS App Store, there’s a reason for that: MDM, or Mobile Device management. According to Apple, apps using MDM “incorrectly” pose serious security risk, and so the company is…
  • What Was Your Best Hackintosh Experience?

    Apr 30, 2019, 2:00 pm By David Murphy
    One of Lifehacker’s most-loved posts, our guide to hackintoshes, is starting to show its age. It’s time to give this article a fresh coat of paint, but before renovation work begins, I wanted to hear about your experiences with every geek’s big dream:…
  • How to Play Apple Music in Any Browser

    3:30pm By David Murphy
    Web: When I’m on Windows, I can’t stand iTunes. Even when I’m on my MacBook, the experience is less than ideal. But what can you do? If you’ve bought into Apple’s ecosystem—especially its $9.99/month Apple Music—you don’t really have a choice.…
  • The Best Competitors to Every First-Party Google App and Service

    Apr 22, 2019, 9:30 am By Brendan Hesse
    Because of new EU anti-trust laws, Google is legally obligated to show its users apps and browsers from its competitors. But here in the US, there are no such rules, and Google doesn’t have to fill you in on similar products that may be available from other…
  • How to Run Diagnostics Tests on Your Smartphone

    Apr 15, 2019, 9:30 am By Brendan Hesse
    If you’ve never run a diagnostics test on your own smartphone, it’s worth doing—especially as your phone starts to show its age, or if you purchased a “new” smartphone secondhand and want to get a feel for its condition.Read more...
  • The Best Android and iOS Apps to Keep Your Data Private and Secure

    Apr 8, 2019, 11:00 am By Abu Zafar
    Large corporations collecting our data and resetting passwords after every major data breach can feel like inevitabilities we just have to accept in 2019. But there are ways to protect your data and privacy.Read more...
  • How to Find Ethical Alternatives to Almost Every App or Service

    Apr 2, 2019, 4:30 pm By Brendan Hesse
    We love the convenience and feature-rich nature of the apps and products big corporations can offer you, but we’re also proponents of personal autonomy and control over your online experience. However, it’s one thing to just turn your back on the big…
  • How to Buy a New (Not-AirPower) Charging Pad

    Apr 1, 2019, 2:30 pm By David Murphy
    Bad news for Apple fans: AirPower is out. At least, Apple snuck that little announcement in right before the weekend to ensure that nobody would think the big cancellation was a hoax. Read more...
  • How to Switch to Twitter's New iOS 'Dark Mode'

    Mar 28, 2019, 4:49 pm By David Murphy
    Twitter announced today that its iOS app has a few expanded options for Dark Mode, if you’d prefer to not go blind by staring at the app’s regular white background all day long. You now have two options to pick from—“Dim” mode, which combines black…
  • How to Recycle Your Airpods

    Mar 26, 2019, 4:30 pm By Josh Ocampo
    Among a slew of announcements about a new credit card, a subscription service, and something to do with Oprah, Apple has finally launched the second coming of the AirPods.Read more...
  • Your Library's Free Digital Magazines Are a Great Alternative to Apple's News+

    Mar 26, 2019, 4:00 pm By David Murphy
    I know. I can’t recall the last time I set foot in a public library, either—no matter how much I love that “stacks of books” smell. But if you don’t have a library card, you don’t even know what your nearest local public library is, or you are…
  • Download iOS 12.2 Today and Try Out These New Features

    Mar 25, 2019, 5:30 pm By David Murphy
    Right on cue—it being Apple announcement day and all—the services-oriented tech giant has released the latest version of its iOS operating system. If you don’t already have it, or have yet to receive the notification that an iOS update is available,…
  • The Most Important Announcements from Apple’s 'Show Time' Event

    Mar 25, 2019, 5:16 pm By Mike Epstein
    At its latest keynote today, Apple announced four new services to help it push deeper into the wide worlds of news, entertainment, and... banking? As predicted by analysts and reporters, Apple announced a paid magazine subscription platform and a Netflix-like…
  • The Apple Card Is an Average Rewards Card

    Mar 25, 2019, 3:00 pm By Alicia Adamczyk
    We have more details on Apple’s forthcoming credit card with Goldman Sachs after today’s Apple event, and if you were hoping for a rewards card that changes the game, well, this isn’t it.Read more...
  • How to Watch Apple's News and Media Event Monday 

    3:20pm By Emily Price
    Apple is holding a media event Monday at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. Kicking off at 10am PT / 1pm ET, Apple is expected to use the event to announce a new video streaming service as well as a new news subscription service built on the bones of…
  • Should You Get the Apple and Goldman Sachs Credit Card?

    Feb 21, 2019, 3:00 pm By Alicia Adamczyk
    Apple and Goldman Sachs will launch a joint credit card this spring, the Wall Street Journal reports. The card is expected to be paired with new Apple Wallet features that will allow cardholders to “set spending goals, track their rewards and manage their…
  • How Do I Restore Deleted iPhone Messages?

    Feb 8, 2019, 9:00 am By David Murphy
    It happens to the best of us. You’re going about your day, tapping through your smartphone while navigating around your little slice of the world. Before you know it, you realize that you’ve accidentally done something on your device you didn’t mean to…
  • Clean Your Phone Right Now

    Feb 7, 2019, 12:30 pm By Josh Ocampo
    We touch our phones some 2,617 times a day (yep, that includes every swipe and tap). We take them with us everywhere: bathrooms, gyms, subways, and buses. They’re like an extra limb or appendage. And while most of us think to clean doorknobs, faucets, or…
  • Keep Checking Those App Subscription Prices 

    Feb 5, 2019, 9:00 am By David Murphy
    Apple is taking a slightly stronger stance against apps that try to sucker you in with complicated subscription pricing, but that doesn’t mean that you’re safe from crappy apps that want all of your cash. Our advice? Pretend nothing has changed. Keep…
  • The Best Messaging Apps on Android Are Still Worse Than iMessage

    Feb 1, 2019, 12:15 pm By Abu Zafar
    Messaging on Android is a mess.Read more...
  • How to Protect Yourself Against Apple's iPhone Bugs

    Jan 29, 2019, 9:00 am By David Murphy
    Apple has, once again, found itself stuck with an eye-rolling iOS bug that puts your security and privacy at risk. And, no, this isn’t the usual “someone found a way to bypass whatever authentication method you use” deal that tends to pop up around iOS…