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If your iPhone dies and you need to juice up as quickly as possible, there’s an incredible and little-known tip that can help you charge up your iPhone faster than ever. While most people know that charging your iPhone in Airplane Mode can help speed things along by ensuring that your device doesn’t tax it self by updating apps in the background or perhaps straining for a weak cellular signal, this particular tip can really be a lifesaver when you need a charge in a pinch.
The simple solution? Charge your iPhone with your iPad charger.
Does Apple recommend this? Is this even allowed?
Actually, yes. There’s even an Apple support page which explicitly states that you can charge up all iPhone and iPod models with the iPad’s USB power adapter.
Earlier this week, Facebook announced that its WhatsApp messenger app now has more than one billion users, an impressive number considering that Facebook Messenger has less than that (over 800 million).
While some users may have intimate knowledge of the way WhatsApp works, others might be new to the chat app. If you’re one of them, the following 15 tips and tricks should come in handy.
A Daallo Airlines pilot managed to safely land a plane after an explosion ripped through the jet’s fuselage a few days ago. All but one passenger survived the event, and the ensuing investigation apparently revealed that the person who died following the explosion was actually a suicide bomber who detonated an explosive device just minutes after takeoff.
It’s been a busy week for movie trailers and we’re here to recap the biggest ones including Batman v. Superman, Zoolander 2, and the new Ice Age. Without further ado, here are some of the movie trailers you shouldn’t miss out on this week. More →
Hundreds of millions of people spend hours of their lives on Facebook every week, but there are some secrets that only a few of them have discovered. For example, last December, a member of the Chess subreddit community found a secret, playable chess game hidden in Facebook Messenger that anyone can play.
The LG Electronics 55LF6100 55-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV (2015 Model) is one of LG’s highest-rated TVs on Amazon, with a 4.5-star rating from nearly 300 customer reviews. This large smart TV includes cutting-edge features and the kind of high-end picture quality you’ve come to expect from LG televisions. But perhaps best of all, it’s on sale for under $590 right now with free Prime shipping on Amazon. More →
It’s one thing to tweet out when you’re at the ball game or a concert. But when you’re allegedly robbing an apartment?
That is what a Virginia man is accused of doing. Police in Washington, D.C. allege that Thomas Matthew Collodel burglarized a hotel, a restaurant, the front desk of an apartment building and other Northwest Washington businesses, according to The Washington Post. The burglaries allegedly occurred from Dec. 30 to Jan. 24. More →
Twitter on Friday offered some interesting new information about its efforts to fight against terrorist organizations such as Islamic State, as the social networking site revealed that it has shut down over 125,000 different accounts related to terrorism since mid-2015. This sort of effort is important because ISIS in particular has proven very adept at using Twitter and other forms of social media to reach prospective recruits. More →
Have you ever played Quake III Arena and gotten killed by someone armed with only a Gauntlet? Do you remember the voice that taunted you right afterward by blurting out the single word, “HUMILIATION?” Well the equivalent of that just happened to doughy Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who got absolutely burned on Twitter by none other than Jeb Bush.
Yes, that supposedly “low-energy” Jeb Bush. More →
But in 2016, not everyone watching the Super Bowl is going to have cable. Once again, the biggest game of the year will be streaming on all of your devices — here’s how to watch it on your phone, tablet or computer this Sunday. More →
Is it a piece of art? Is it some kind of alien probe? No, it’s just one of the coolest desk lamps on the face of the planet, and it also happens to be ridiculously affordable on Amazon. The LAMPAT Dimmable LED Desk Lamp never needs new bulbs and it looks and performs like something you’d find in a high-end hotel. There are touch-sensitive controls that switch between four unique lighting modes, and there’s even a timer button that will turn the lamp off after an hour. Last but not least, this lamp will charge your gear just like a hotel lamp thanks to the integrated USB port. More →
Later this month, the 2016 Oscars will take place amidst all the usual glitz, glamour, and red carpet revelry Hollywood is known for. Per usual, the main attraction at the Oscars will be the award for Best Picture.
This year, there are 8 films in the running, including The Big Short, The Martian, Bridge of Spies, The Revenant, Brooklyn, Room, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Spotlight. While we’ll have to wait until February 2016 to find out who wins, the film review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes has Brooklyn ranked as the top film of the year.