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Freelancer for @pcworld, @greenbot, @techradar, @macgasm, others. Oakland A's fan. I tweet about all the things. Not a cat. #CatChat. nmediati at gmail dot com

How to track down a lost iPhone

macworld.com — Losing your phone isn't necessarily something you think much about until it happens to you. And when it does, panic sets in. Fortunately for you, Apple provides a free suite of device-location tools called Find My iPhone that can help you figure out if you left your phone on the bus-or if it's just in the couch cushions.

The 17 Most Dangerous Places on the Web

pcworld.com — Those photos of Jessica Alba may be murder on your PC. That Google search result that looks as if it answers all your questions may do nothing but create a serious tech headache. The fun you had watching that hilarious video you downloaded may not be worth the misery it can cause your system.

Rumors: New Apple TV to debut September 9th, ship in October

macworld.com — The Apple rumor mill is currently abuzz with chatter about a revamped Apple TV, and thanks to a new report from 9to5Mac, we're getting a better sense of what to expect. According to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, the new Apple TV will cost either $149 or $199, depending on what Apple's executive team settles on, and will ship sometime in October.

Windows 10 Home patch lets you turn off automatic app updates

pcworld.com — As originally released, the option to disable automatic app updates in Windows 10 Home was, for whatever reason, grayed out. But as of the newly released Windows 10 Cumulative Update 5, WInSuperSite notes, you can now toggle this setting and install updates manually.

How to check your Mac's free hard drive space

macworld.com — In today's era of multi-terabyte hard drives, many of us don't keep as close an eye on our disk usage as we used to. Still, even the largest drives fill up eventually. If you don't know how to check your disk space use on OS X, here's where to look.

Testing suggests that not even identical twins can dupe Windows Hello

pcworld.com — Windows Hello, the feature in Windows 10 that lets you use your face as your login password, so to speak, may seem like a mere novelty at first glance, and something that could potentially be readily fooled.

Microsoft to discontine OneDrive Groups October 16th

pcworld.com — If you use Microsoft's OneDrive Groups group-collaboration feature, you'll need to find something else soon: According to Engadget, Microsoft will shutter OneDrive Groups on October 16th. Once OneDrive Groups shut down, you will no longer be able to get at files and documents shared with you, so between now and mid-October, you'll want to move those files to your own OneDrive.

Microsoft won't provide full release notes for most Windows 10 updates

pcworld.com — What's in that update? For most Windows 10 patches, Microsoft isn't telling. As highlighted by ExtremeTech, Microsoft has not provided patch notes for any of the Windows 10 patches it has released so far in an apparent shift in the company's thinking.

How to change Windows 10's default apps

pcworld.com — With Windows 10, you can quickly and easily change your default Web browser...as well as your default app for reading email, viewing photos, playing music, and more. Here's how to go about it. Pop open the Start menu and go to Settings. Select System, then select Default apps.

Report: 50 million devices now run Windows 10

pcworld.com — How well is Windows 10 doing? Microsoft hasn't said anything yet about how many people are running the new OS, but if figures reported by WinBeta are correct, it's off to a strong start. According to WinBeta's sources, Windows 10 is now running on at least 50 million devices (PCs and tablets).
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Sep 04, 2015

@rosyna My hand-eye coordination being what it is, I'm surprised I haven't tried to set my phone down in midair a foot from the tabletop.

Sep 04, 2015

I've dropped my phone twice so far today because I missed my pocket entirely. I should just go back to sleep.

Sep 04, 2015

RT @fieldofschemes: New stadiums are falling apart too, nobody’s calling for them to be replaced (yet) fschem.es/1XqvsoK

Sep 04, 2015

*reads article* "That should be two words." "They really should explain what this product is."


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