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Uber’s newest security feature? Selfies that drivers must take before going online

Real-Time ID Check is a new security feature that makes use of Microsoft Cognitive Services in order to keep both riders and drivers safe. On Friday, Uber announced that this feature would be expanded to cities across the U.S.
Mobile

Today is National Punctuation Day, so let's stop and appreciate the period

The lexicon of the digital age is one that seems to ignore much of the grammatical conventions that have ruled for the last millennia. But don't worry, traditionalists. One thing is here to stay -- the period.
Mobile

How to take a screenshot on an iPhone 1:15

The iPhone's Camera app can capture just about anything -- except what's on the screen. Learn how to take an iPhone screenshot with just a few simple steps, even if one of your buttons is experiencing technical difficulties.
Mobile

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.
Mobile

An Android and Chrome OS merger may be in the works

A long-rumored unity between Google's Android and Chrome OS may finally be ready for public eyes. It's code-named Andromeda, and it means October 4 is going to be a jam-packed event.
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

Tired of Google Play? Check out these alternative Android app stores

If you are hunting for more sources to download Android apps and games, then you’ll find a bumper batch in here. We take a look at the pros and cons of alternative Android app stores for users and developers, and then discuss a few of the…
Mobile

Samsung may go Edge-only for the Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is outselling the iPhone 6S and the 6S Plus. With that feat under its belt, it's time to shift focus to next year's flagship -- the Galaxy S8. Here's everything you need to know.
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.