Edward Snowden called Apple a "pioneering" company in the area of privacy. In an editorial for The New York Times titled "The World Says No to Surveillance," Mr. Snowden made the case that public sentiment has turned against the surveillance state.
If you're already using iOS Reminders to keep track of phone calls, now you can save some steps in actually making those calls. The future is now!
If you have an iPad/iPhone/iPod without an iCloud account, it won't do much. If you need to put it on its own account, there's an easy way to set it up with a minimum of hassle.
If Reachability was never your favorite thing about your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, there is an easier way for you to access all those icons with just one hand.
The Internet has been in a tizzy this week over the iOS 8 bug that lets someone crash your iPhone with a text message. Apple has acknowledged the problem and even has a fix for the issue. Sort of.
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At least Apple confirmed it knows about the bug and is working on a real fix. Until then, we'll have to deal with workarounds if our friends decide they want to crash our iPhones with text messages.
Thanks to a bug in the iOS Messages app it's possible to crash your iPhone with a text message. The bug requires a specific string of Unicode characters, and there are some workarounds while we wait for Apple to release a fix.
Dr. Mac thought he'd try something completely different this week -- a column about Texas BBQ... What does Texas BBQ have to do with technology? You'll have to read Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode #124 to find out.
Running up a large tab making your home smart? Juan Collao shows you how to decide between smartswitches for your lights and timer switches.
Google will be adding native fingerprint authentication to the next version of Android, Android M, according to Buzzfeed. Without citing sources, the publication said the feature would allow users to login to their many Google services with a fingerprint. The company will reportedly announce the feature during next week's Google I/O developer conference.
Home automation sounds really intimidating when you hear Kelly talk about hubs and horrible user experiences and compatibility concerns. Luckily there are three easy ways you can try a little bit of automation yourself without having to spend a lot of time learning new tech. Kelly has three examples of easy ways to set up cool automation in your house with a minimum of muss and fuss.
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