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BrandPost: The Age of Modern Mac Malware

Apple fans might remember 2010 mostly for the launch of the iPad, rather than the Boonana Trojan that hit Macs the same year. Boonana was one of the first pieces of malware to leverage the increased popularity of social media networks like Facebook to spread itself from one wall to another.Although most computer users are now familiar with threats … [Read more...]

macOS High Sierra: Gamers should put off an upgrade to APFS

The next version of Apple’s operating system for the Mac is called macOS High Sierra. While the OS is mostly about software refinements, it also lays the foundation for future innovations in the worlds of VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality).You can learn more by taking a look at our favorite High Sierra features listed below. That’s … [Read more...]

iOS 11: How the one-handed and QuickType keyboards work

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What defines iOS more than its software keyboard? It’s the thing that made the original iPhone different from all the other phones with their keyboards of plastic buttons. When we enter text into our iPhones (and our iPads), it’s generally via the standard iOS keyboard. And in iOS 11, there are a few notable improvements to that keyboard.(If you … [Read more...]

Lego Boost review: Yup, tablet-connected Lego robots are as cool as they sound

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Build really cool Lego robots, and then control them with your tablet? Yes, please. Lego Boost ($160 on Amazon) is aimed at kids ages 7 to 12, so I was a little worried that it would be too hard to enjoy with my son—he’s 5 (and a half!) and just started kindergarten. But while I had to direct the complicated builds, controlling the finished robots … [Read more...]

10 things that need to change about the iPhone X (and none of them are the notch)

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iPhone X is pretty much everything we thought it would be: a radical new direction for Apple’s iconic handset that dumps the home button, eliminates the bezels, and provides a whole new platform for the future. Even with a thousand-dollar price tag, iPhone X is sure to be the hottest phone of the holiday shopping season, and will no doubt have a … [Read more...]

Best smart sprinkler controller

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Whether you’re motivated by water conservation, saving money, a drive to render every aspect of your home smart, or all the above, a smart irrigation controller will scratch that itch. … [Read more...]

iOS 11: How the new Maps app and Do Not Disturb While Driving work

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The smartphone has changed the world in a lot of ways, but it’s eradicated the paper map. Our phones are our maps, so much so that it’s hard to imagine life without them. In iOS 11, Apple upgraded the Maps app in a bunch of ways that improve the overall experience, and once you’ve got access to them, you won’t want to go back to the way it was … [Read more...]

The best fitness trackers at every price point

Fitness trackers are some of the best devices you can buy yourself or a loved one—if you think either of you will find activity-tracking useful. There’s no reason to buy a gadget that will just sit in a drawer. But if you’re on the hunt for the best fitness band, there are three things to consider: price, style, and the type of activity you want to … [Read more...]

iOS 11: How Control Center works

Control Center in iOS 11 is different. Really different. And when you upgrade from iOS 10, it will take some getting used to. But as someone who has been using it for a few months now, let me declare: It’s better. The new Control Center is simultaneously simpler and more powerful. And best of all, you can customize it to do what you want—and hide … [Read more...]

iOS 11: How to install the latest version of the iPhone and iPad operating system

iOS 11 is now available, and you probably want to upgrade. The upgrade process will take several minutes, and you should probably use a Wi-Fi connection so you don’t eat up your data allocation with your service provider.And before you upgrade, it’s important to back up your device. If you sync with a Mac, you can back up in iTunes. You can also … [Read more...]

Amazon’s updated Fire HD 10 is a fast, powerful iPad competitor for $150

Amazon has upgraded its Fire HD 10 with a Full HD screen, faster processor, more storage, and hands-free Alexa for just $150. … [Read more...]

iOS 11: Everything you need to know about Apple’s iPhone and iPad operating system

iOS 11 is the next generation of Apple's operating system for iPhones and iPads. New features include sweeping new upgrades to Siri, a redesigned Control Center and App Store, and a brand-new Apple Pay feature that lets you send or receive money to your contacts via iMessage.In addition, developers can now create apps that tap into your iOS … [Read more...]

How to recover your files when your Mac won’t start up properly

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When your Mac won't finish its startup process, how do you get access to the data? That's the problem facing reader Norma Moncrieff with her 2013 MacBook Pro. It won’t boot up. It does turn on, starts to load then freezes. I took it into Apple and they suggested a recovery service. She’d like to recover her photos. While Norma writes that she … [Read more...]

Apple AirPower wireless charging pad: Everything you need to know

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Apple’s new AirPower is a wireless charging pad to help clean up the mess of charging cables for your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. Apple unveiled AirPower at its iPhone X Event, but the company didn’t provide much detail. We hope to fill the void here. We’ll update this article as we get more details, so stay tuned.What is AirPower? AirPower … [Read more...]

Sensibo Sky A/C controller review: Control your room air conditioner from anywhere

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While the app is still under construction and the price is a bit off-putting, this device should help reduce your electric bill. … [Read more...]

Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone X vs Samsung Note 8: Phablet spec showdown

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 was the best phone you could buy for about a week. Now Apple has come along and spoiled Samsung’s party with not one but two new phablet-sized phones: the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. While the new iPhones still don’t come with a stylus, Apple did upgrade them in just about every other way. So how does Samsung’s flagship … [Read more...]

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