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What do military drop test certifications really mean? We asked the experts

The nightmare of a cracked or shattered smartphone screen is all too real, but a tough case that meets military drop test standards can prevent that from happening to you. Can’t it? The truth isn’t as clear cut as you might hope.
Apple

Apple's new patent proposes a way to eliminate 'butt dialing' once and for all

A new Apple patent filing describes a novel use of the sensors in wearables to prevent 'butt dialing.' A paired phone, for instance, might automatically lock when placed in a back pocket.
Computing

How to transfer music from an iPod to a Mac or PC

Have songs stuck on your iPod, but don't know how to properly transfer them to your PC or Mac? Here's how to quickly do it using iTunes or iExplorer, while minimizing potential conflicts and duplicate songs.
Mobile

Nothing but net: these 5 apps are what fantasy basketball dreams are made of

Fantasy basketball has become exceedingly more sophisticated over the past decade. Nowadays, there's more to fantasy basketball than simply drafting a team and setting your roster. These five apps will help you fine-tune your team and make…
Mobile

With iOS 10.0.2, Apple squashed the Lightning headphones bug and a few others

Apple already issued iOS 10.0.2, the second minor update for the company's mobile operating system. Because it's a minor update, iOS 10.0.2 opts to improve stability and squash some annoying bugs.
Mobile

Guilty of loving the iPhone 7: Two Singaporeans buy plane tickets to get iPhones, get arrested

Two Singapore residents were arrested for entering Changi Airport to buy the iPhone 7 with no intention of flying to a destination. The pair face potential jail time and a fine.
Mobile

Take your calls in HD with Verizon's Voice over LTE feature for prepaid customers

Verizon announced that prepaid customers will finally be getting HD calling starting on September 25. Apart from high-quality voice calls, the feature also allows for things like six-way calls.
Mobile

Despite mixed reviews, Google Allo has more than a million downloads in 3 days

Google Allo, the messaging app that features an AI Google Assistant, is the number one app on the Play Store. The app has drawn mixed reviews, which criticize a lack of default end-to-end encryption, but praise the Assistant's smarts.
Home Theater

Apple is reportedly making progress on its Siri-powered Amazon Echo competitor

Earlier this year, rumors surfaced of Apple working on a Siri-powered Amazon Echo competitor. Now that device has reportedly entered prototype testing, though that’s no guarantee the product will ever be made available to consumers.
Mobile

Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App…
Photography

Apple Creative Cloud users should update Lightroom before upgrading to OS 10.12

A Lightroom update adds camera support for the iPhone 7 and GoPro Hero 5, as well as bug fixes for Mac users upgrading to OS 10.12. Besides offering a compatibility update, there's a new feature for speed, too.
Mobile

Apple may open a retail store on Samsung's turf in South Korea

South Korea doesn't have an Apple store, but the iPhone maker is trying to change that. While Samsung already is dealing with the recall of its Galaxy Note 7, it now has to worry about a possible physical retail presence from its rival.