iOS 14 hands-on: Finally, you can truly customize your iPhone’s home screen

New-look home screen This is perhaps the largest alteration to iOS we’ve seen in years — the ability to add widgets to your home screen. The beta offers only a small selection of widgets, however, all of which are related to Apple’s own software and features. There’s no Twitter or Instagram widget, for example. You […]

Can Your iPhone Be Hacked?

Gaining access to someone’s private information stored on an iPhone. Monitoring or using an iPhone remotely without the owner’s knowledge or consent. Changing the way an iPhone operates by using additional soft- or hardware. Technically, someone guessing your passcode could constitute hacking. The installation of monitoring software on your iPhone so someone can spy on […]

How I learned to stop worrying and love the App Store

Indeed, some observers, especially in the free software community, view the rise of “tethered” devices like the iPad as a threat to users’ freedom. The Free Software Foundation, which created and enforces the GNU General Public License (GPL), has said that the iOS app store’s terms of service are incompatible with its copyleft license because […]

Apple Glasses leaks and rumors: What Apple’s smart glasses could become

Lower cost than you’d think?A report from Apple leaker Jon Prosser in May said a product named the Apple Glass will start at $499 plus prescription add-ons such as lenses. That could ramp up the price beyond what I pay for my glasses, but still stay in a realm that isn’t insane. While the HoloLens […]

How to Wirelessly Link a Stadia Controller to an Android Device

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Amazon Echo Buds review: Alexa delivers a smackdown

Double-taps are recognized very effectively, but I had some trouble with long-presses. The trick is to treat the first part of the long press as a tap — a gentle touch won’t work. I think I’d prefer to have a single or a triple-tap instead of the long-press, but Amazon tells me its chosen combo […]

Beyond the benchmarks: How Apple Silicon Macs could change the game

Increased processing horsepower is important not only for how well native apps will run on the new generation of MacBooks but for how well virtualized x86-based software will run for years to come. For many casual Mac users — most students and productivity workers, for example — having a core of apps, such as Office, […]

Microsoft and Samsung need each other now more than ever

Apple’s control over every aspect of its devices means it alone can draw the boundaries between its phones, tablets, and computers. Apple can decide to make the iPad work as a secondary display for the Mac, without having to make whatever agreement Samsung and Microsoft did to get the same functionality for the Android-powered Tab […]