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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active: Why?

Why does the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active exist? Don’t get me wrong, there is always something good about having choice in the Android space, but more so than any other year before it, this Active version of the original Galaxy S smartphone seems redundant. The Active line used to bring some diffe...


Here’s how we’re already living in 1984

In the real 1984, a good time was had by all. Transformers was just airing on TV. The NES was out in Japan. Arnie and Stallone were making some of the best films ever put on celluloid. But when people refer to 1984, they often aren’t talking about the ‘actual’ year at all. Instead,...


Apple GPU provider Imagination sells itself to private equity firm after losing contract

Imagination Technologies, the UK-based chip maker that used to provide Apple with its mobile graphics components, has agreed to sell itself to Canyon Bridge, a Silicon Valley-based private equity firm backed by the Chinese fund Yitai Capital. The news, first reported today by the Financial Times, co...


Apple now gives you 48 hours to watch a rented movie after starting it

Apple has extended the period of time that customers have to finish (or rewatch) a rented movie to 48 hours. That’s up from the previous limit of 24 hours, as MacRumors noted earlier today. The clock starts when you begin watching rented content; you still have 30 days to hit the play button....


The iPhone 8 back glass is more expensive to fix than the screen

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus' most obvious design change is the switch to a glossy, glass back. There was a chance this glass would be priced at or around the same price as a cracked screen under AppleCare+, but that's apparently not the case: AppleInsider confirmed today that a broken back won't qualify...


Download of the day – Generative City Free Run

If you’ve played first-person parkour ‘em up Mirror’s Edge, Generative City Free Run’s stark urban style will look familiar. Your mission is to jog and hop around the monochrome tower blocks, hunting for a mysterious red shape. Picking this up will cause the city’s...


How to Prevent Apps From Showing Up in Search and Siri Suggestions in iOS 11

In iOS 11 and earlier versions of iOS, Siri analyzes your app use, browsing history, emails, messages, contacts, and information from third-party apps to provide customized suggestions for searches, Look Up, News, Photos, and more. Siri syncs this information across all of your devices in iOS 11 to...


DiskMax PC cleaning software review

DiskMax is a free program for Microsoft Windows that you may run on devices running Windows to clean the computer system. Computer users have two main reasons for wanting to clean old or temporary files from their devices. First, because it frees up disk space that they may use for other data, and s...


Generate and compare file hashes with Hashing for Windows

Hashing is a free open source program for Microsoft Windows that you may use to generate hashes of files, and to compare these hashes. Hashes are used for a variety of operations, for instance by security software to identify malicious files, for encryption, and also to identify files in general. Yo...


Weekly Recap: Leak All the Google Things

That’s a wrap on a crazy and fun week. If you somehow missed it, we took over the Interwebz on Tuesday, posting up info and pictures of what we think is everything Google is set to announce on October 4. It was good times. We also published our video review of the Galaxy Note 8, learned that G...

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