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The 3 big challenges facing Uber’s next CEO

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 16:12

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is out. After a series of public relations disasters resulting from claims of sexual harassment, sexism, privacy invasions and law enforcement evasions, the co-founder announced his resignation under pressure from investors. The new face for the company will undoubtedly encounter a slew of challenges right off the bat.

Why Apple would need to use ex-NSA workers to stop leaks

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:55

Apple is using ex-NSA, FBI and military workers to help put an end to company leaks.

Here’s who could lead Uber out of its scandals

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 15:15

Uber's looking for a chief operating officer to revamp the company. Here's a look at some of the contenders.

Nintendo's 'Arms' is a whimsical fighter with wonderful multiplayer

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:05

Nintendo's 'Arms' is exciting, fast-paced action, but it's single-player mode could use more depth.

The top 10 games of E3 2017

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 12:31

The greatest video game show on Earth has ended, but the hype is just heating up. Nearly 70,000 gamers flooded an overpacked Los Angeles Convention Center for three straight days (not counting a few days of fancy media briefings) of digital insanity, and game makers of all shapes and sizes delivered enough gaming goodness to last a lifetime — or at least until the holidays.

These are the coolest VR games at the world's biggest video game expo

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:30

Virtual reality might be stalled, but E3 2017 proved there's still plenty of life left for the medium.

Microsoft's new Surface Pro is a powerful machine with a slight drawback

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:53

Microsoft's new Surface Pro is an excellent 2-in-1 laptop-tablet device with a ton of power and battery life.

Nintendo shows off new 'Super Mario Odyssey' and more at E3 2017

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 14:54

Nintendo's E3 2017 event brought us 'Super Mario Odyssey,' but little in the way of third-party games.

Pogue's Basics: Operate the Windows Ribbon from the keyboard

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 15:41

The Windows 10 Ribbon is supposed to enhance your efficiency by putting every conceivable command in one place, with nothing hidden. But how efficient is a tool that requires mousing?

Microsoft's new Xbox One X is a beast, but faces an uphill battle

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 14:25

Microsoft's Xbox One X is a powerful console, but faces stiff competition from Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro and Nintendo's Switch.

America has slower LTE wireless than Canada or Mexico

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 13:20

Both Canada and Mexico, and a number of other countries, have much faster wireless internet than the U.S.

E3 Preview: What to expect from 2017's marquee video game expo

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 16:26

Hope you like video games, because your social networks are about to get flooded with countless tweets, posts, pics, hot takes, snarky asides and full-on rants about interactive entertainment. E3, otherwise known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo. You’ve likely heard of E3 — it’s in its 24th consecutive year — but you might not know why the annual video game industry convention/circus is such a big deal.

The big issues we want Apple to address in macOS High Sierra

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 11:58

These are the issues we hope Apple addresses with macOS High Sierra.

Pogue's Basics: The "Minimize All" keystroke in Windows

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 16:15

Sometimes you’ve got Windows open, and you want to have a look at your desktop to find a certain icon. Well, here’s a keyboard trick that lets you minimize all your windows at once, revealing your entire desktop. Just press Windows key+M (think of it as M for “Minimize all”). Boom! They all fly away to your taskbar.

Apple polishes up 23 features in Mac OS High Sierra

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 18:38

Let’s be honest: The biggest Mac news from Apple’s developer conference Monday wasn’t about software features—it was about new hardware. All Apple (AAPL) laptops and iMacs will gain Intel’s latest, fastest processor, known as Kaby Lake. It will be called Mac OS High Sierra, and the name suggests exactly what it is: a set of refinements to the current Mac OS, called Sierra.

Amazon Echo, Google Home and now, Apple HomePod

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 18:32

Apple jumps into the smart speaker race with HomePod.

Here’s what’s new: Apple’s High Sierra 

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 18:17

At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017, Apple claimed that the new macOS High Sierra will have the fastest desktop browser to date. Safari is said to be 80 percent faster than Chrome, and will have an autoplay blocking feature. For those who are concerned about Internet privacy, High Sierra will have an Intelligent Tracking Prevention tool. Mail also got a few updates, including “Top Hits” in Spotlight, and Split View keeps messages you are replying to on the right side and mail on the left. One of the most promising updates is designed to speed up the file system. ...

Apple’s top new iOS 11 features 

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 18:01

Apple announced new features at the WWDC 2017. Here are the top 10 features to look out for this fall: The Apple Pay Cash Card will let users pay and receive peer-to-peer money transactions in iMessage. Siri will be able to translate in various languages, like English, French, Chinese, German, Spanish and Italian. Siri Male and Female voice get an update to sound more natural. “Intelligence” feature will let Siri make suggestions on what you might find interesting. Users will be able swipe up to get access to the redesigned control center, and use 3D touch to expand the options. ...

The 27 most interesting new features in iOS 11

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 17:57

When iOS 11, the new, free iPhone/iPad OS upgrade comes this fall, you won't gain any big-ticket feature. Instead, you'll get lot of tiny nips and tucks that fall into five categories: Nice Tweaks, Storage Help, iPad Exclusives, Playing Catch-Up, Fixing Bad Design.

Live updates from Apple's developers conference

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:29

We're live blogging all the news from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.