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How to enable the secret emoticon keyboard hiding in your iPhone

How to enable the secret emoticon keyboard hiding in your iPhone

December 2nd at 9:45 AM

Emoji are sooooo last year. It’s almost 2017 and it’s time to change things up. You’ve been sending messages packed full of emoji for years now, just like everyone else. In fact, even your parents and grandparents are stringing together all sorts of emoji in their text messages. Do you really want to keep filling your messages with emoji now that they’ve officially been adopted by the olds? No, of course you don’t — you know it, and we know it. What you might not know, however, is that the answer is already hiding in your iPhone right now… you just have to learn how to uncover it. More →

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Best Buy Special Edition Tech

Forget Black Friday, Best Buy is about to host a ‘Special Edition’ sale

December 2nd at 9:18 AM

Forget Black Friday, Best Buy is about to host a ‘Special Edition’ sale

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us at this point, but the special Christmas sales are just getting started. Best Buy on Friday announced its first “Special Edition Tech collection” sale. Beginning on December 4th, Best Buy will start selling a “one-of-a-kind” collection of products that you might not find anywhere else this holiday season.

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Hit List

Cheap iPhone Accessories

These are the iPhone accessories that should be in every car

December 2nd at 8:20 AM

These are the iPhone accessories that should be in every car

How many times have you seen drivers tearing down the road while fumbling recklessly with their iPhones? Being irresponsible with your smartphone doesn’t just put you and your passengers in harm’s way, it endangers everyone on the road around you. There are certain accessories that cost next to nothing and make using your iPhone while driving far less dangerous. And we don’t mean talking or texting, by the way, since you should never do those things. We’re talking about quick glances and skipping a track on Spotify here and there. More →

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Game Changers

iPhone 8 Rumors Design

Here comes the OLED iPhone 8

December 2nd at 7:45 AM

Here comes the OLED iPhone 8

The OLED iPhone 8 appears to be the most intriguing of the three new iPhones Apple is set to unveil in 2017. The device will have a nearly bezel-less display, with the Touch ID fingerprint button embedded into the OLED screen itself. Furthermore, the screen will supposedly have curved edges on both sides. Analysts already say the OLED iPhone 8 will be the most popular new smartphone to be released next year, with the entire iPhone 8 family expected to generate record sales for Apple in the second half of 2017.

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Galaxy Note 5 Android 7.0 Nougat

Galaxy Note 5’s Android 7.0 Nougat update may be closer than we think

December 2nd at 6:50 AM

Galaxy Note 5’s Android 7.0 Nougat update may be closer than we think

Samsung kicked off an official Android 7.0 Nougat beta program for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, but these aren’t the only Android handsets that will be updated to Google’s latest mobile operating system. A new discovery on benchmark site GFXBench indicates that the Galaxy Note 5 may soon receive its own Nougat update. More →

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This long lasting super portable Asus Chromebook is now 50% off

December 2nd at 6:41 AM

This long lasting super portable Asus Chromebook is now 50% off

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The ASUS EeeBook X205TA is a super-portable notebook you can count on for work or play, without breaking the bank. Snap up a refurbished model now for an unbelievable $149.99. More →

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Marijuana Legal

As Obama opens up about marijuana legalization, Trump’s pick for Attorney General is fiercely anti-pot

December 1st at 11:31 PM

As Obama opens up about marijuana legalization, Trump’s pick for Attorney General is fiercely anti-pot

The state of marijuana legalization across the United States is arguably at a crossroads. On the one hand, the judgmental prism through which society has traditionally viewed marijuana usage has become decidedly less harsh over the last few years. Whereas the drug was previously stigmatized as a gateway drug that would inevitably lead to a life of crime and heroin addition, societal acceptance of marijuana as a safe recreational drug seems to be taking hold in many regions across the country.

To this point, the recent election saw four new states — California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada — pass laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Meanwhile, the number of states that have legalized marijuana use for medical reasons now stands at 25.

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Amazon Prime HBO And Cinemax

Amazon adds live HBO and Cinemax to its cord-cutting offerings

December 1st at 10:21 PM

Amazon adds live HBO and Cinemax to its cord-cutting offerings

If you’re still looking for reasons to join Amazon Prime, then Amazon has a brand new offer for you, one that may help with your cord-cutting efforts. Starting December 1st, Prime subscribers will find two new streaming options in Amazon Channels that they’ll certainly appreciate: HBO and Cinemax. More →

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iPhone iCloud Calendar Spam

Apple apologizes for ruining iCloud calendar

December 1st at 9:13 PM

Apple apologizes for ruining iCloud calendar

Some iPhone and Mac users have been experiencing a new annoying issue recently: iCloud calendar spam. What happens is that event invitations start appearing in the Calendar app on iOS and macOS, containing links to fake websites. There are ways to fix the problem, although none of them come officially from Apple, and not all will completely deal with the matter. However, the Cupertino-based company is aware of the iCloud spam phenomenon, it’s sorry, and it’s working on it. More →

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ok google commands

Android Auto gains ‘OK Google’ functionality so you can talk to your car

December 1st at 8:37 PM

Android Auto gains ‘OK Google’ functionality so you can talk to your car

If your dream for the future includes everyone talking to their cars as though they’re KITT from Knight Rider, Google has some good news for you. The most recent versions of Android Auto allow you to enable “OK Google” voice commands for the very first time.

The feature, which Reddit user neo5468 is credited with first discovering, is useful for things like checking the weather and managing your music playlist while driving, and it’s obviously a perfect fit given that it’s all hands-free.

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imac repair

Apple is offering refunds for one very specific Mac repair issue

December 1st at 8:00 PM

Apple is offering refunds for one very specific Mac repair issue

Apple’s track record when it comes to admitting to faulty design is somewhat spotty, but customers can put another notch in the win column thanks to a new refund program that addresses an iMac part failure.

According to a report by MacRumors, the company has distributed an internal update regarding an issue with the display hinge on iMacs sold between December of 2012 and July of 2014, noting that the Apple will now absorb the cost of repairs and refund past repairs that were paid for out of pocket.

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500GB of premium cloud storage and transfer with pCloud is under $60

December 1st at 7:50 PM

500GB of premium cloud storage and transfer with pCloud is under $60

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File storage, auto backup, and high speed streaming all in one? Yup. With this lifetime subscription to pCloud, you’ll get complete premium cloud storage service for a steal at $59.99. More →

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