How Do I (Safely) Use Dating Apps?

How Do I (Safely) Use Dating Apps?

On the one hand, this is a good thing: Importing information from the social network can give you an extra layer of security, since it allows you to tell which potential matches have Facebook friends in common with you.

Google's Making It Easier to Encrypt Even Cheap Android Phones

Google's Making It Easier to Encrypt Even Cheap Android Phones

"The design is solid, based on trusted components, and likely to adequately protect users of the products integrating this new algorithm." The Google researchers says that they are confident in Adiantum's integrity, and they hope it will help call attention to the importance of storage encryption for IoT and other low-resource devices.

Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play, and G7 Power: Specs, Price

Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play, and G7 Power: Specs, Price

Meet the Motos Lenovo-owned Motorola unveiled four new Moto G phones today: the flagship Moto G7 and G7 Plus, the more affordable Moto G7 Play, and the one with the three-day battery, the Moto G7 Power.

AG Nominee William Barr Is No Friend of Telecom Competition

AG Nominee William Barr Is No Friend of Telecom Competition

Second, close off consumer access to any other provider of services—forcing the consumer to do business only with companies affiliated with the owner of the pipeline into the home.” In other words, Barr opposed any rules that he believed amounted to allowing, as he put it in 1999, "the scam of taking a free ride on our [phone] network," but favored rules that would require rivals—ie, cable companies—to be burdened with that same kind of obligation.

The Phone Number Ashton Kutcher Tweeted Comes From a Startup

The Phone Number Ashton Kutcher Tweeted Comes From a Startup

“Hi Ashton Kutcher (or the person who hacked his Twitter account)”—look, I may have been throwing words into the void but I didn’t want to look gullible —“my name is Caitlin Kelly and I’m a journalist at Wired Magazine.

14 of This Week's Best Deals, From the Pixel 3 to iPad Pro

14 of This Week's Best Deals, From the Pixel 3 to iPad Pro

14 of This Week's Best Deals, From the Pixel 3 to iPad Pro Razer Has life become a little meh lately? There's also a 4-Day Best Buy Sale going on if you want to check it out.

Have Phones Become Boring? Well, They’re About to Get Weird

Have Phones Become Boring? Well, They’re About to Get Weird

Vivo calls this particular feature the Elevating Front Camera, which makes it sound like it hovers above the phone in an act of magic.

Hitting the Slopes? Here's Our Favorite Snow Gear

Hitting the Slopes? Here's Our Favorite Snow Gear

Buy Saxx Thermoflyte for $75 , Merino 250 Base Layers for $95 , and Terramar for $35+ Burton Burton Gore-Tex Gloves I’m not going to lie, I’ve never found a pair of gloves that I was 100 percent in love with.

The FTC Thinks You Pay Too Much for Smartphones. Here’s Why

The FTC Thinks You Pay Too Much for Smartphones. Here’s Why

Qualcomm charges companies like Apple a set percentage of the total price of a phone in exchange for the right to use its technology, according to the antitrust suit filed by the FTC.

A New Camera Turns Its Gaze to the Driver—and Everyone Else

A New Camera Turns Its Gaze to the Driver—and Everyone Else

A New Camera Turns Its Gaze to the Driver—and Everyone Else Thanks to some clever machine learning, Guardian's system recognizes when the driver takes their hands off the wheel and whether their head is pointed ahead at the road, or down at a phone, or back at the kids.

A YubiKey for iOS Will Soon Free Your iPhone From Passwords

A YubiKey for iOS Will Soon Free Your iPhone From Passwords

“We’re not exactly there with default settings on an iPhone yet, so there’s some work that developers need to do to enable their apps to work with the Lightning key.” One key limitation: Apple does not yet natively support FIDO2, an open source standard that lets you access your online accounts simply by plugging in a hardware token, rather than using a password.

Here's How Much Money You Can Make by Selling Your Own Data

Here's How Much Money You Can Make by Selling Your Own Data

Tim Berners-­Lee, creator of the World Wide Web, is building a platform called Solid , which will allow users to control which services access their data; Ocean Protocol , a decentralized exchange where people sell their data directly to AI businesses, has attracted tens of millions in VC funding while still in development.

Forget the iPhone Shortfall. Apple's All About Services Now

Forget the iPhone Shortfall. Apple's All About Services Now

One Goldman Sachs tech analyst not only slashed Apple’s share price target, but also compared the company’s challenges to those of Nokia in 2007, when that company dominated the global cell phone market and was hit by a sudden shift in how often people upgraded their phones.

How Does Photography Affect You? We Tried to Find Out

How Does Photography Affect You? We Tried to Find Out

None of it may make you a better picture-taker, but it might just help you understand what a camera can do to your mind and your emotions.

The FCC Is Closing, So Hold Your Cell Phone Service Gripes

The FCC Is Closing, So Hold Your Cell Phone Service Gripes

The FCC will continue to auction off rights to use the wireless spectrum during the shutdown because those auctions are funded by the auctions themselves.

The Silver Lining in Apple’s Very Bad iPhone News

The Silver Lining in Apple’s Very Bad iPhone News

And while Apple’s battery scandal of a year ago was a black mark for the company, it at least reminded Apple owners that they didn’t necessarily need a new iPhone.

14 Surprising Things You Can Do With Your Nintendo Switch

14 Surprising Things You Can Do With Your Nintendo Switch

To see the battery life, and adjust a few other settings like volume and brightness, hold down the Home button while playing a game.

Gear of the Year: All the Best Stuff From 2018

Gear of the Year: All the Best Stuff From 2018

And really, that's the thing that lead us to name the iPhone XR our mobile device of the year. —MC Best Audio Device: Sony WH1000XM3 Headphones Sony After years of trying, Sony’s third-generation WH-1000XM finally matched the noise canceling abilities of Bose top cans, the QC35 II.

How to Save Money Just By Going Into Your Phone’s Settings

How to Save Money Just By Going Into Your Phone’s Settings

But Apple has also made it ridiculously difficult to find a list of apps you’re subscribed to if you’d like to unsubscribe.If you’ve decided that the coloring book app you subscribed to a while ago is no longer worth $5 per week or $10 per month, here’s what to do: Go into your iPhone’s settings and scroll down to iTunes & App Store.

How to Use Siri to Automate Every Step of Your Daily Grind

How to Use Siri to Automate Every Step of Your Daily Grind

If you order the same coffee every day from the Philz Coffee app, Siri will suggest turning that routine into a simple, one-tap shortcut.No Shortcut to SuccessKeep in mind that some apps’ functions are more integrated with Shortcuts’ API than others.

Watch Out for a Clever Touch ID Scam Hitting the App Store

Watch Out for a Clever Touch ID Scam Hitting the App Store

And when you do put your finger on the home button, there’s no extra prompt to confirm that you actually meant to."Crooks will often come up with clever ideas to bypass initial screening mechanisms."Jérôme Segura, MalwarebytesCobb compares the scenario to the early days of QR codes, when scanners had no built-in mechanisms to verify where that square of black squiggles would send you.

I Embraced the PopSocket and It Changed My Damn Life

I Embraced the PopSocket and It Changed My Damn Life

Giving in to the gripper felt like an admission of my addiction to my phone, that my device is constantly in my hand or within reach. Since I’ve had a Popsocket gripper attached to my phone, I’m not as reluctant to use my device on the train.

Apple Music Lands on Amazon Echo, as Apple Branches Out

Apple Music Lands on Amazon Echo, as Apple Branches Out

In this case, that means making one of the most popular music platforms in the US available on the most popular voice-activated speaker.“They’ve had an on again off again tussle over things like whether Kindle readers can read Kindle books on the iPad, and then years later it was whether you could buy Apple TV devices on Amazon,” says James McQuivey, an analyst at Forrester Research.

8 Best Cheap iPhones and Android Smartphones ($180-$550)

8 Best Cheap iPhones and Android Smartphones ($180-$550)

This phone already has Android Pie and should get bimonthly security updates.Our only real complaints were that the camera has a few quirks, it lacks a headphone jack (like many phones), and the snazzy glass-backed design makes this phone more delicate—though it comes with a case in the box.

How to Safely and Securely Dispose of Your Old Gadgets

How to Safely and Securely Dispose of Your Old Gadgets

And you want to get rid of the device in a way that's as kind to the planet as possible.Here we'll show you how to take care of both considerations, no matter what the gadget you need to dispose of.Wipe Your DataDavid NieldWhether you're sending your device to be recycled or sticking it on Ebay, you don't want your finance spreadsheets, family photos, or Twitter login to stick around on the hardware, even if you don't think anyone would go to the trouble of trying to extract the data from your old gadgets.When it comes to gadgets with on-board storage, we're primarily talking phones, tablets, and computers.

Machine Learning Can Create Fake ‘Master Key’ Fingerprints

Machine Learning Can Create Fake ‘Master Key’ Fingerprints

The new work vastly expands the possibilities, though, by developing machine learning models that can churn out master prints."Even if a biometric system has a very low false acceptance rate for real fingerprints, they now have to be fine-tuned to take into account synthetic fingerprints, too," says Philip Bontrager, a PhD candidate at NYU who worked on the research.

The Brief History—and Uncertain Future—of Foldable Phones

The Brief History—and Uncertain Future—of Foldable Phones

Depending on what material a given company uses to solve its electrode problem, you could expect a folding screen to potentially lack the brightness you’re accustomed to as well.A transparent, foldable display isn't a single entity forged in the depths of Mount Samsung.

Hey! Know-It-Alls! Can I Vote Online?

Hey! Know-It-Alls! Can I Vote Online?

You should probably just bring it.In some states you can bring your phone into the voting booth with you, and even post a “ballot selfie,” but in others you can’t, so again, check your local election sites.

Why WhatsApp Became a Hotbed for Rumors and Lies in Brazil

Why WhatsApp Became a Hotbed for Rumors and Lies in Brazil

Everyone you know is on the platform, and you can’t have social standing without being a user, as true for WhatsApp (outside the US) as it is for Facebook (inside the US).Smartphones as Extensions of Our BrainsThat’s made possible by another development for which WhatsApp’s timing was impeccable: the wiring of every human brain to a smartphone, and the endless reinforcement training—Pavlov’s dogs come to mind—that’s turned most of us into cognitive cyborgs, making the phone an extension of our brains.So even though WhatsApp is free of News Feed and ads, it contains the key functionality that reverts our brains to the heavily social and fragmented medium that predates the textual age of editors and encyclopedias.

Apple Abandons the Mass Market, as the iPhone Turns Luxury

Apple Abandons the Mass Market, as the iPhone Turns Luxury

That means speaking to as an aspirational clientele for whom brand, form, and function are all of a part, and where the higher price point is at times a sotto voce aspect of the appeal.It is hard to argue with that strategy, although it does make Apple a different sort of company than it was a decade ago, away from owning the market with a range of prices and products and toward a premier provider in a mass world.

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