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The Hacks of Mr. Robot : How to Hack Bluetooth

Welcome back, my novice hackers! Episode 6 of Mr. Robot has come and gone and, as usual, it did not disappoint. Once again, our hero, Elliot, has used his extraordinary intellect and hacking skills to awe and inspire us. In this episode, Elliot is being blackmailed by the ru ...more

Signal 101 : How to Register Using a Google Voice Number

Signal Private Messenger is famous for its end-to-end encryption, but you can't even use the messaging app without having a real phone number attached to it. Luckily, there is a way around this limitation, so you can use Signal even if you don't have a valid SIM card in your s ...more

How To : Extend the life of your iPhone battery

Low battery – two words you never want to hear. Banish them with these tips. You Will Need * An iPhone * A computer with internet access * An external battery extender Step 1. Lock iPhone Lock your iPhone down when you’re not using it. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button ...more

Google Maps 101 : How to Download Maps for Offline Use

Spotty cellular reception is a fact of life that we all have to deal with, especially if you live in suburban and rural areas. For those of us who rely on our smartphones for navigation, driving through areas with bad mobile data service can be a cause for major headaches. Th ...more

Android Basics : How to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network

If you're just starting out with Android—or smartphones in general, for that matter—there are a lot of little things to learn. One of the first terms you'll likely encounter is "Wi-Fi," which is a wireless internet connection served up by a router in your home, office, or loca ...more

Lollipop Update : What's New in Android 5.1

Google inconspicuously announced an Android update yesterday, and while it's not quite the overhaul that the initial Lollipop release was, version 5.1 brings plenty of bug fixes and new features. This new version is currently on a staged rollout for Nexus devices, so the upda ...more

How To : Force Switch to T-Mobile or Sprint on Project Fi

If you own a Pixel or Nexus device, Project Fi is a great alternative for cellular service outside of the four major US carriers. Project Fi is a Google-managed MVNO, providing service primarily through the T-Mobile and Sprint networks. One of the biggest mysteries on Fi is wh ...more

How To : Set Up Google's Project Fi on Your iPhone

Google's next-gen cellular carrier, Project Fi, is making waves across the mobile industry. With super-cheap plans starting at only $30, and the ability to connect to millions of Wi-Fi hotspots across the globe, it's tempting many users to make the switch from AT&T, Sprint, T- ...more

News : Tether iPhone for free wireless access anywhere

We assumed the novelty of the Apple iPhone would have worn off by now. We were wrong. It could get better than TapTapRevolution and Shazam. Almost two years since its launch, this little brick of wonderful continues to wow. Even with the AppStore, the iPhone is most utilitari ...more

How To : Permanently Delete Text Messages on Your iPhone

Deleting text messages on your iPhone may seem like a pretty simple task, but it's those really simple tasks that usually end up causing headaches later on. Data can stick around, even if you asked it not to, so there's always a slight chance that embarrassing and incriminatin ...more

How To : Improve Battery Life on Your iPhone in iOS 11

The new iOS 11 was just released by Apple, and you can install it right now. Overall, it's got some great features, but how does it fare battery-wise on your iPhone? And how can you increase daily battery life for more juice and less charging every day? No matter the iOS vers ...more

News : Microsoft Research Shows Off Mobile Holoportation

In recent years, wave after wave of technological advancement has led us down roads that are beginning to look more and more like science fiction stories. In their efforts to bring us from science fiction to science fact, Microsoft Research showed us a new communication medium ...more

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