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How to use Siri without touching your iPhone's Home button

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How to use Siri without touching your iPhone's Home button

- You can call up Siri without even touching the iPhone's home button. It's a feature Apple introduced a couple of years ago, but a lot of people still don't know about it. It works with almost all of Apple's products. If you have an iPhone 6 or older, your device needs to be plugged in for this to work. If you have an iPhone 6s or newer, you can call up Siri no matter where you are
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Microsoft Surface Phone Will Challenge iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8

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Microsoft Surface Phone Will Challenge iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8

- Microsoft’s Surface Phone has pretty much been a myth based on some strong rumors for the past year. There was especially a lot of excitement when a couple months back, Tech Times reported that the mysterious phone would indeed be announced at a Microsoft event on May 23. “Will the long rumored Microsoft Surface Phone finally be announced soon? It would seem like it, according to subtle hints provided by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
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Using Your Phone to Scan Pictures of Prints

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Using Your Phone to Scan Pictures of Prints

- Do photo-scanning apps for phones really do much more besides take a picture of the picture you want to scan? Some smartphone apps that are designed specifically for scanning or capturing digital versions of photographic prints can do a bit more than just take a picture of the picture. When searching for a portable scanning program, read its listed set of features on its app store page — tools like edge detection, perspective correction and color enhancement can make a battered print look much better after its digital conversion
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Android Nougat Update Status For LG G4, LG V10, Samsung Galaxy A3 and J7 Models

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Android Nougat Update Status For LG G4, LG V10, Samsung Galaxy A3 and J7 Models

- After being spotted in benchmark listings, it seems like the anticipated Android 7.0 Nougat update for certain non-flagship Samsung Galaxy smartphones will be on its way soon. LG’s 2015 flagship mobile phone, the LG G4, on the other hand, is starting to receive the Nougat OS. Moreover, a U.S. carrier has begun rolling out the current Android iteration to its LG V10 units
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Samsung to recover rare metals, components in Galaxy Note 7s

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Samsung to recover rare metals, components in Galaxy Note 7s

- SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics plans to recover gold and other metals and components from recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to reduce waste. The South Korean company said Tuesday that it expects to retrieve 157 tons of gold, silver, cobalt, copper and other metals from millions of smartphones that were recalled and discontinued last year after their batteries were found to be prone to catching fire
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Five tips to help you conserve your iPhone battery

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Five tips to help you conserve your iPhone battery

- Tired of your iPhone's battery draining so quickly? Here are five tips to get the most juice out of your device. 1. Turn off app refresh by going to "background app refresh" in "general" under "settings." 2. Turn off location tracking. Location tracking is located under "settings," then "privacy." Then turn off location tracking for all your apps. 3. Turn down brightness
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Update your iPhone now or the hackers might get you - | WBTV Charlotte

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Update your iPhone now or the hackers might get you - | WBTV Charlotte

- (RNN) - A vulnerability in the previous Apple operating system allows hackers to take advantage of the iPhone's Wi-Fi chip, according to . But have no fear! Apple released a new update to the iOS on July 19 that fixes the issue - one that you can download right now through the "Settings" page in your iPhone. The update - titled iOS 10
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Upton wants to lure iPhone maker to SW Michigan

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Upton wants to lure iPhone maker to SW Michigan

- U.S. Rep. Fred Upton wants iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to consider putting its new factory for producing display panels in southwest Michigan, where a company jet reportedly landed last week. Wisconsin recently emerged as a frontrunner to land at a potential $7 billion plant for the Taiwanese technology company, which is reportedly considering investments of $10 billion in the United States. Upton, R-St
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Five tips to help you conserve your iPhone battery

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Five tips to help you conserve your iPhone battery

- Tired of your iPhone's battery draining so quickly? Here are five tips to get the most juice out of your device. 1. Turn off app refresh by going to "background app refresh" in "general" under "settings." 2. Turn off location tracking. Location tracking is located under "settings," then "privacy." Then turn off location tracking for all your apps. 3. Turn down brightness
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Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus: Update For T-Mobile Model Rolls Out, Best Buy Now Offers Coral Blue Units

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Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus: Update For T-Mobile Model Rolls Out, Best Buy Now Offers Coral Blue Units

- T-Mobile has released a new firmware update for its variant of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The update is 130MB in size and it bumps both the phones’ security patch level to July 1, 2017, according to a screenshot posted on GSM Arena. The post further shared that the newest software reportedly includes a UMTS 911-related change. Expect to receive the firmware version G950USQU1AQGA if you own the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S8
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Keller @ Large: iPhone 8 Looks Like A Waste Of Good Money

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Keller @ Large: iPhone 8 Looks Like A Waste Of Good Money

- BOSTON (CBS) – It was just last month that we marked the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, a dubious milestone for a culture that still hasn’t figured out how to deal with the negative social impacts of the smartphone revolution, but a milestone nonetheless. However, this is an industry that craves hype the way plants need water and sun. And so the drumbeat is now well underway about the upcoming release of the iPhone 8, which will probably arrive sooner rather than later, due to slumping iPhone sales that the Apple brass blame on anticipation of the new model
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Apple patents discreet 911 call feature for iPhone - | WBTV Charlotte

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Apple patents discreet 911 call feature for iPhone - | WBTV Charlotte

- (CNN) - Apple wants people to be able to secretly call for help in an emergency. The tech company has patented a process that would allow iPhone users to discreetly dial 911 using only their fingerprint. The patent was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday. Apple suggests the technology would look for a sequence of fingerprints or applied pressure to trigger an emergency call
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Stop quitting apps on your iPhone and iPad ... it's making things worse

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Stop quitting apps on your iPhone and iPad ... it's making things worse

- Somewhere along the way, someone told you to force quit apps on your iPhone and iPad to improve performance and save battery life. Stop doing that. We've all done this at one point or another because we learned it's a good idea to close applications that are hogging system resources on slow-running computers. When too many apps are running at once, it can make a perfectly good system feel like it's trudging through thick mud
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Hi Bixby: Samsung phone’s voice assistant now speaks English

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Hi Bixby: Samsung phone’s voice assistant now speaks English

- (ABC News) — Samsung Electronics said its Bixby voice assistant for smartphones will start speaking English but only in two countries: South Korea and the U.S. The South Korean tech giant said starting Wednesday, users of the Galaxy S8 smartphones can speak in American English to their phones to turn on the flashlight, take a selfie or make the phone search for say, pictures from a summer vacation, and create an album
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Here’s what your smartphone addiction is doing to your brain

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Here’s what your smartphone addiction is doing to your brain

- When you get a notification, your brain releases dopamine that serves as a reward for smartphone users to continue using their phones. Smartphone addiction has
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Here's how your smartphone addiction is changing your brain

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Here's how your smartphone addiction is changing your brain

- When you get a notification, your brain releases dopamine that serves as a reward for smartphone users to continue using their phones. Smartphone addiction has
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Here’s what your smartphone addiction is doing to your brain

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Here’s what your smartphone addiction is doing to your brain

- When you get a notification, your brain releases dopamine that serves as a reward for smartphone users to continue using their phones. Smartphone addiction has
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    Do photo-scanning apps for phones really do much more besides take a picture of the picture you want to scan? Some smartphone apps that are designed specifically for scanning or capturing digital versions of photographic prints can do a bit more than just take a picture of the picture. When searching for a portable scanning program, read its listed set of features on its app store page — tools like edge detection, perspective correction and color enhancement can make a battered print look much better after its digital conversion
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