How To Encrypt iPhone

60 seconds is all it takes to protect your iPhone with encryption – here’s how

By about 3 hours ago.

60 seconds is all it takes to protect your iPhone with encryption – here’s how

Apple’s iOS platform is relatively secure out of the box thanks to Apple’s continued efforts to protect users’ data. There are a number of important security features baked into the operating system, some of which you’re likely aware of and some that operate behind the scenes. But there’s one security feature in particular that is painfully simple to enable, and yet there are still a huge number of iPhone users who ignore it.

Now, we’ll tell you about yet another reason to take 60 seconds out of your day and enable this crucial security feature. More →

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Google Inbox Invite

Google just released a huge update for the Inbox – and it’s now open to everyone

By about 5 hours ago.

Google just released a huge update for the Inbox – and it’s now open to everyone

Compared to Gmail, Google’s Inbox app is a complete reimagining of email. Sure, it borrows plenty of features from earlier services like Mailbox, but it brings new features to the table as well, and it wraps them in a gorgeous user interface similar to the UIs found in other Google apps.

Well, Google announced on Thursday that it’s releasing a big update for its new “email killer,” and it’s also tossing out the invite system and opening Inbox up to all users. More →

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trevor-noah

Comedy Central announces date Trevor Noah will take over The Daily Show

By about 5 hours ago.

Comedy Central announces date Trevor Noah will take over The Daily Show

Comedy Central on Thursday finally revealed the date it will bring back The Daily Show following host Jon Stewart’s departure. The network said that Trevor Noah will take the helm on Monday, September 28th. That date is about a month and a half after Stewart’s final episode of the show will air; the popular comedian confirmed last month that his final show as host will air on August 6th. More →

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Best iPhone Calendar App

Timepage is the world’s most beautiful and functional iPhone calendar app, and it’s out now

By about 6 hours ago.

Timepage is the world’s most beautiful and functional iPhone calendar app, and it’s out now

Just over two months ago, I wrote about how happy I am that Google is taking over my iPhone. The company had just released Google Calendar for iOS, adding yet another crucial piece of the puzzle that I hope will someday completely replace all of the stock Apple apps on my iPhone. Today, however, an interesting twist has thrown me for a loop, and I’m not sure I’ll ever use the Google Calendar app on my iPhone again.

Meet Timepage, the shockingly beautiful and wonderfully comprehensive new calendar app from Moleskine. More →

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Best Netflix Movies

10 Netflix movies you need to watch before they expire in June

By about 7 hours ago.

10 Netflix movies you need to watch before they expire in June

Netflix giveth, Netflix taketh away. Finding decent movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix used to be a huge pain. In fact, just a few short years ago, the bulk of the company’s catalog was filler that most people had no interest at all in watching. That, however, is no longer the case. These days, Netflix is packed full of fantastic movies and series that span all genres. And best of all, Netflix adds great new content every month to help keep its catalog fresh.

On the flip side, however, Netflix’s licenses aren’t open-ended, so great movies and TV shows also expire every month. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free downloads for a limited time

By about 8 hours ago.

9 paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free downloads for a limited time

Today’s lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free is a particularly good one, which is great because yesterday’s post is a tough act to follow. There were some really nifty paid iOS apps on sale for free on Wednesday — and some of them are still free downloads if you hurry — but we would go as far as to say that today’s list is even better.

Of course, you’d better hurry if you want to make sure you don’t miss out on any of these great sales. More →

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Unlimited Mobile Data Plans

Here it comes: Get ready for the death of unlimited mobile data plans

By about 9 hours ago.

Here it comes: Get ready for the death of unlimited mobile data plans

Parting is such sweet sorrow, and I remember how mixed my emotions were when I finally dumped my unlimited data plan on my personal wireless account and switched to one of AT&T’s mobile share plans. I had held onto my old plan for as long as I could in anticipation of the rise of data-hungry mobile services, but the cost benefit of switching and the knowledge that I was just going to be throttled anyway made it silly to hold on any longer.

While Verizon and AT&T built up huge smartphone customer bases in part by luring subscribers in with unlimited data and then practically forcing them onto capped plans, there are still two major U.S. carriers that offer limitless cellular data… for now. More →

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iPhone Live Streaming

The app you’ve been waiting for: Live-stream your iPhone’s screen for free

By on May 27, 2015 at 1:56 PM.

The app you’ve been waiting for: Live-stream your iPhone’s screen for free

Have you ever tried repeatedly to explain something to a friend or family member in an effort to help them solve a problem on their iPhone or iPad? Have you wanted to share something you’re doing on your phone with someone who isn’t in your immediate vicinity? You can always take a bunch of screenshots and message them to the person you’re dealing with, but beyond that you’re out of luck — until now. More →

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Windows 10 Free Upgrade

Is the Windows 10 upgrade going to be free for you? Here’s everything you need to know

By on May 27, 2015 at 12:26 PM.

Is the Windows 10 upgrade going to be free for you? Here’s everything you need to know

Even if you haven’t yet tried it yourself, you probably already know that Windows 10 is a breath of fresh air. Windows 8 was an absolutely disaster, as Microsoft recognized that it needed to compete in the mobile space but decided that a single hybrid operating system was the answer. Sadly, the resulting OS failed on both fronts.

Windows 10 will follow the same path to an extent, but it dials back the new interface that angered so many users. Better yet, Microsoft has said on numerous occasions that the upgrade will be free for many users — but there is a great deal of confusion surrounding exactly who will be eligible for the free upgrade.

Here’s everything we know right now. More →

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Oculus Rift Games

Oculus VR’s new tech is the best thing to happen to virtual reality since… Oculus VR

By on May 27, 2015 at 11:38 AM.

Oculus VR’s new tech is the best thing to happen to virtual reality since… Oculus VR

Virtual Reality pioneer Oculus VR this week announced its acquisition of Surreal Vision, a company that specializes in recreating actual physical spaces in real time for insertion into a virtual reality environment. In other words, virtual reality just got real. More →

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Portable Charger

Deal alert: Get a 15,000 mAh portable charger for just $14 on Amazon right now

By on May 27, 2015 at 11:13 AM.

Deal alert: Get a 15,000 mAh portable charger for just $14 on Amazon right now

Last week we told you about a killer deal on a wall charger that can potentially charge your smartphone up to 75% faster than the charger that ships with the phone. And best of all, it was just $11 thanks to a coupon. You can still purchase that nifty wall charger by following the link in our earlier post, but what happens when you need to charge your gadgets while on the go?

Now, thanks to another limited-time deal, you can get a great portable charger with plenty of capacity for just $14 from Amazon (with free Prime shipping). More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

By on May 27, 2015 at 10:23 AM.

7 best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

Our lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free are always wildly popular, but yesterday’s post was a particularly big one. We’re not stopping there, of course, and today we have a fresh new list of seven paid iOS apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time.

If seven won’t do the trick for you though, there are still a few paid apps on sale for free in yesterday’s post. More →

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HBO Now Pricing

Cord cutters’ dream come true: HBO is already pondering special discounted HBO Now plans

By on May 27, 2015 at 9:28 AM.

Cord cutters’ dream come true: HBO is already pondering special discounted HBO Now plans

Cord cutters across the country knew they had turned a corner the moment HBO announced that it was finally placing some distance between itself and traditional pay TV with its new HBO Now service. With this new plan, households that chose not to subscribe to a pay TV service would still be able to access all of HBO’s content with a new streaming-only option. And the best part, perhaps, was that cord cutters knew HBO would be the first of several networks to offer streaming-only options to subscribers.

Though the service just launched a few months ago, it looks as though HBO is already considering yet another move that will make cord cutters happy: Special discounted prices. More →

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