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Apple's new MagSafe charger could be the next step toward a wireless future for the iPhone

Apple's MagSafe wireless charger connected to an iPhone 12 Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider Apple unveiled a new wireless MagSafe charger that magnetically snaps to the back of the iPhone when introducing the iPhone 12. Apple is also launching wallets and cases that snap onto the iPhone seamlessly, and third-party accessory makers will be launching similar products as well. It's another sign that Apple is looking to wireless accessories as a key selling point for its iPhone ecosystem, m...
Tags: Apple, Android, Motorola, Trends, Tech, Smartphones, Analysis, Lightning, Apple Watch, Polaroid, Alexa, Wireless Charging, Phil Schiller, Magsafe, Ming Chi Kuo, Otterbox


How to update or fix Google Play Services on your Android, and keep all your apps running correctly

It should only take a few moments to update Google Play Services. Antonio Villas-Boas/Insider Reviews To update Google Play Services on your Android device, head to the "Apps & Notifications" menu in your settings. Google Play Services let your Android apps connect to the internet and communicate with Google. Updating Google Play Services can fix app issues, and help your Android device run faster. If updating Google Play Services doesn't help, you can also clear its cache and data. Visit ...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Trends, Android Phones, Google Play Services, Google Maps, Cache, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference


OnePlus’s 8T handset brings faster charging and a 120Hz display for $749 

OnePlus continues its twice-yearly smartphone cycle with today’s arrival of the 8T. The latest device isn’t a huge upgrade over April’s OnePlus 8, but continues the company’s longstanding tradition of offering some of the most solid Android handsets at a reasonable price point. The cost has edged up a bit in recent years, but $749 is still pretty good for what the 8T offers. The big updates this time out are the 120Hz refresh rate for its 6.55-inch display   and super-fast charging via the Wa...
Tags: Android, Mobile, Hardware, Tech, Oneplus, Nord, Carl Pei, Warp Charge


How to log in to Google Classroom and access your course materials on a computer or mobile device

Whether you're taking a hybrid or distance-learning course, you can log in to Google Classroom anytime from your phone, computer, or tablet. Gareth Copley/Getty Images You can log in to Google Classroom through a personal account or an account associated with a G Suite for Education subscription. The Google Classroom login process is mostly the same, regardless of which email address you use or which device you are on.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Android, Trends, Google Classroom, Distance Learning, Tech Insider, G Suite, G Suite for Education, Desktop PC, Gareth Copley Getty, Virtual Learning, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference


Google removes 3 Android apps for children, with 20M+ downloads between them, over data collection violations

When it comes to apps, Android leads the pack with nearly 3 million apps in its official Google Play store. The sheer volume also means that sometimes iffy apps slip through the cracks. Researchers at the International Digital Accountability Council (IDAC), a non-profit watchdog based out of Boston, found that a trio of popular and seemingly innocent-looking apps aimed at younger users were recently found to be violating Google’s data collection policies, potentially accessing users’ Android ...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Apps, China, Boston, Tech, Alibaba, Sdk, US Department of Justice, Unity, Palfrey, Idac, International Digital Accountability Council IDAC, Unity Umeng, Quentin Palfrey


The best language-learning apps for 2020

Learning a language can be tough. Fortunately, we've found the best apps to help make learning a foreign tongue fun with lessons, quizzes, and other activities.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Apps, Trends, Best Of, Duolingo, Tier 4


How to change the font size in Signal for your display and messages on a computer or mobile device

You can change your font size on Signal on a computer or mobile device. 10'000 Hours/Getty Images Signal, an encrypted messaging service, lets you change the font size of the app's display and messages. You can change your font size in Signal on the platform's desktop, Android, and iPhone apps. Adjusting the font size in the Signal app can reduce eye strain and is more user-friendly and accessible visually impaired persons.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stor...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Trends, Computers, Signal, Messaging Apps, Encrypted Messaging, CTRL, Digital Security, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference


How to Block 'Address Bar Spoofing' Attacks on Your Mobile Browser

We write about web browsers at lot at Lifehacker—so much that I feel as if talking about the latest Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari features is a weekly kind of a conversation you and I have. I confess, even I get a little fatigued, but it’s important that we keep chatting, because having a browser that’s updated…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Security, Update, Lifehacks, Web Browser


Huawei’s otherwise sublime Mate 40 Pro thwarted by sparse Google-free app store

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro does everything on a hardware level exactly right, with a beautiful design, a new powerful processor, and a great camera. We try it out.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Huawei, Hands On, Mate 40 Pro


Gillmor Gang: Something Goes Right

Here we sit in the valley of predespair, 2 weeks ahead of the election and God knows where we are in the pandemic. As my partner Tina says to me on this once glorious sunny day (the view formerly known as the Pacific Ocean has been replaced by the fog like a Zoom background) we seem to be better prepared for something to go wrong than right. We’ve learned how to stay socially distant, half-learned to wear a mask, unlearned how it might be a good idea to stay home and let things just happen. T...
Tags: Apple, Android, TC, Facebook, Video, Washington, Paul Simon, Tech, West, Gillmor Gang, Pacific Ocean, Steve Gillmor, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Trump, Tina


How to search a conversation on Skype and find specific text in old chat threads

Skype lets you search through old messages on the desktop and mobile apps. David Ramos/Stringer/Getty Images You can search a conversation on Skype to find particular words or phrases in text chats with contacts.  Skype's search or "find" feature will only review text from the last six months.  The search function is available on both the desktop and mobile versions of Skype. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you've ever had a conversation with someone vi...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Trends, Search, Computers, Skype, Mobile Devices, Chat Apps, Video Conferencing, Video Apps, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To


Police in all 50 states are using secret tools to break into locked phones — and they're using them for cases as low-level as shoplifting, records show

Getty / Jose Maria Hernandez / EyeEm More than 2,000 police departments across all 50 states have purchased high-tech tools that can crack into locked, encrypted smartphones, according to a new report. Documents surfaced through open records requests by the Washington nonprofit Upturn show that police use phone-cracking technology far more often than previously known — and often without a warrant. Once they break into someone's phones, police can use the technology to extract all of their...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Android, Privacy, Washington, Police, US, Trends, Tech, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Department Of Justice, District Of Columbia, Tech Insider, Harlan Yu


Kite adds support for 11 new languages to its AI code completion tool

When Kite, the well-funded AI-driven code completion tool, launched in 2019, its technology looked very impressive, but it only supported Python at the time. Earlier this year, it also added JavaScript and today, it is launching support for 11 new languages at once. The new languages are Java, Kotlin, Scala, C/C++, Objective C, C#, Go, Typescript, HTML/CSS and Less. Kite works in most popular development environments, including the likes of VS Code, JupyterLab, Vim, Sublime and Atom, as we...
Tags: Android, Python, TC, Tech, Css, Javascript, C, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Computing, Html, Java, Github, Microsoft Windows, Typescript, Kite


How to create live wallpapers on Android and iOS

Live wallpaper is an exciting and novel way of spicing up your smartphone's home and lock screens. Here's how to make a live wallpaper on iPhone and Android.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Wallpaper, Trends, How-to, Live Wallpapers, Android wallpaper, Wallpaper Apps, Animated Wallpapers, Live Wallpaper


How to mark messages as unread on the Signal secure-messaging app for Android and iPhone

It's easy to mark messages as unread on Signal using an iPhone or Android. Tony Anderson/Getty Images You can mark any message as unread on Signal in the Android and iPhone versions of the secure-messaging app. Signal is available on Android, iPhone and desktop devices, but its desktop version lacks the ability to mark messages as unread.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Marking a message as unread is an increasingly common function of messaging apps. ...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Trends, End-to-end Encryption, Signal, Messaging Apps, Mark, Tech Insider, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To, Smartphones (Reference, Chrissy Montelli


How to manage notifications on the Signal secure-messaging app on a computer or mobile device

You can adjust your notification settings in the Signal app on any device. Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images You can manage notifications on Signal to choose how you want your message alerts to look and sound.   Signal is a secure, end-to-end encrypted messaging app that allows users to manage notifications in the desktop, Android, and iPhone apps. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Signal's secure-messaging app has a number of useful features, such as the abilit...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Trends, End-to-end Encryption, Signal, Messaging Apps, Tech Insider, Thomas Trutschel Getty, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To, Smartphones (Reference, Chrissy Montelli


The Best Alternatives to Google's Dead 'Trusted Contacts' App

Android’s Trusted Contacts app is no more. Google says it’s shutting down the app in December and has pulled it from the Google Play Store. That’s OK, though: There are alternatives you can try.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Google, Android, Location Sharing, Lifehacks, Google Maps, Trusted Apps


Adobe Lightroom gets a new color grading tool, auto versions, graphical watermarking and more

At its MAX conference, Adobe today announced the launch of the latest version of Lightroom, its popular photo management and editing tool. The highlights of today’s release are the introduction of a new color grading tool that’s more akin to what you’d find in a video editor like Adobe Premiere or DaVinci Resolve, auto versioning that’s saved in the cloud (and hence not available in Lightroom Classic) and graphical watermarks, in addition to a number of other small feature updates across the app...
Tags: Android, Ipad, Apps, Adobe, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Chrome Os, Canon, Microsoft Windows, Operating Systems, Lightroom, Google-chrome, Adobe Lightroom, Photo Management, Video Editor


The Justice Department has filed its antitrust lawsuit against Google

The Justice Department is holding an antitrust announcement later today, apparently confirming a report this morning from The Wall Street Journal that it will publish its long-awaited antitrust lawsuit against Google. The DoJ said it that Jeffrey A. Rosen, deputy Attorney General, will be making a formal speech at 2:45 Eastern today. In the suit, the Justice Department is expected to argue that Google used anticompetitive practices to safeguard its monopoly position as the dominant force in s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, TC, Facebook, Europe, Texas, Washington, Politico, US, Tech, Getty Images, United States, House, Search Engine


This Week in Apps: Apple’s big event, lidar comes to iPhone, Android gets a new IDE

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Amazon, Android, Google Play Store, Ipad, TC, Facebook, Apps, Spotify, La, Softbank, Tech, Walmart


How to listen to Apple Podcasts on an Android device in 2 ways

You can listen to podcasts on your Android with apps like Google Podcasts and others. Westend61/Getty Images You can listen to virtually any podcast on your Android, just like you can with Apple Podcasts on your iPhone. To listen to your favorite podcasts on Android, install a podcast app like Google Podcasts and subscribe to the shows you want to hear to have them automatically downloaded. You can also find many podcasts on the podcast host's website and stream them from there.  Visit Bus...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Android, Google Play, Spotify, Podcasts, Trends, Pandora, Npr, Alexa, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Google Home, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts


Google Is Bucking Trends with the Pixel 5, and It's Awesome

Ever since Google bought a big chunk of HTC and began integrating its U.S. and Taiwan teams (the Pixel 3a was the first Pixel primarily designed in Taiwan), it’s felt like Google has been a bit confused about the Pixel’s direction. Two years ago we got a large Pixel with dual selfie cams and a fingerprint sensor in…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Android, Science, Taiwan, Htc, Pixel, Consumer Tech, Android 11, Pixel 5, Google Pixel 5 Review


10 ways to boost your cellular signal and stay connected to your network

If your cell signal keeps cutting out, there are a few tricks you can try to boost it. Maskot/Getty Images You can try to boost your cellular signal with simple fixes like moving outdoors, going in and out of Airplane Mode, and keeping your battery from entering low power mode.  Many factors can affect your phone's cellular signal strength — here are 10 ways you can try to boost your cell signal. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. You probably hear the questi...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Android, Verizon, Trends, Don, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Cellular Networks, Cell Signal, HBO Max, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference


Emulators can turn your PC into a Mac, let you play games from any era, and more — here's what you should know about the potential benefits and risks of using one

Emulators can be an incredibly useful tool on your computer. Hollis Johnson An emulator is typically a program that lets you run software from a completely different device on your computer. The most common uses for emulators are to play video games and run different operating systems — for example, you can put a Mac operating system on your Windows computer. Emulators can allow you to run apps that normally wouldn't work on your computer. Most emulators tend to run slower than the device...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Gaming, Mac, Windows, Trends, Pc, Nvidia, Nintendo, Linux, AAA, Emulators, VBA, Emulator, Hollis Johnson


3 features I wish Apple's new iPhone 12 had that Android phones have had for years

iPhone 12 Apple Apple's iPhone 12 comes with several upgrades like 5G support, a refreshed design, and a camera that's better at taking photos in the dark. But there are several useful features found on Android phones that the iPhone still lacks. These include a fingerprint sensor and an always-on display.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple's iPhone 12, which is available for pre-order starting Friday, brings a number of changes that differentiate it from last year'...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Features, Oneplus, Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, Apple Apple, Google Pixel, Tech Insider, Samsung Google, Lisa Eadicicco, Iphone 12


3 features I wish the iPhone 12 had that you can find on Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S20

iPhone 12 Apple Apple's iPhone 12 comes with several upgrades like 5G support, a refreshed design, and a camera that's better at taking photos in the dark. But there are several useful features found on Android phones that the iPhone still lacks. These include a fingerprint sensor and an always-on display.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple's iPhone 12, which is available for pre-order starting Friday, brings a number of changes that differentiate it from last year'...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Features, Oneplus, Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, Apple Apple, Google Pixel, Tech Insider, Samsung Google, Lisa Eadicicco, Iphone 12


Shure’s Aonic 50 wireless noise cancelling headphones offer best-in-class audio quality

The noise-cancelling over-ear headphone category is an increasingly competitive one, and consumers have never been more spoiled for choice. Shure entered the market this year with the Aonic 50, a premium-priced headset ($399) that offers active noise cancelling, Bluetooth connectivity and USB-C charging. Shure’s reputation for delivering top-quality sound is definitely part of the package, and there’s a lot more to recommend the Aonic 50 as well. Basics Shure offers the Aonic 50 in either b...
Tags: Reviews, Android, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Bluetooth, Tech, Headphones, Sony, Headset, Sound, Mobile Devices, Bose, Audiophile, Noise Cancelling, ANC


How Do I Unlock My Android Phone If the Screen Is Shattered?

Here’s a pop quiz. You drop your phone. When you pick it up, you notice that you’ve shattered the screen. Do you:Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Screen, Unlock, Lifehacks, Pin, Broken


Google introduces song matching via humming, whistling or singing

Google has added a new feature that lets you figure out what song is stuck in your head by humming, whistling or singing – a much more useful version of the kind of song-matching audio feature that it and competitors like Apple’s Shazam have offered previously. As of today, users will be able to open either the latest version of the mobile Google app, or the Google Search widget, and then tap the microphone icon, and either verbally ask to search a song or hit the ‘Search a song button’ and s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, TC, Google Search, Tech, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Broadway, Operating Systems, Shazam, Artist, G Suite, Midomi


How to create a YouTube channel for personal use or for your brand

You can create a YouTube channel straight from the website or mobile app's home page. Creating a YouTube channel will let you upload videos, create playlists, leave comments, and more. There are two types of YouTube channels you can create: a personal channel, and a "Brand" channel, which is better for businesses and influencers. Once you've created a YouTube channel, you can create additional channels through the "Channel Switcher" page. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Android, Mac, Youtube, Trends, Brand, Pc, Influencers, Tech Insider, YouTube Brand Account, G Suite Education G Suite Education, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference