Ten years ago this week, the iPhone went on sale. With the iPhone (and Google’s imitator, Android), we became, for the first time, a society of people who were online continuously—wherever we went. Steve Jobs had unveiled the iPhone onstage in January 2007, but the phone he displayed wasn’t anywhere
Dr. Greg Marcus, director of Clinical Research for Cardiology at the University of California San Francisco, recently presented a study that caught my eye at the Heart Rhythm Society conference. It was designed to see if an Apple (AAPL) Watch could detect atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is
Yahoo Finance's David Pogue interviews Marty Cooper, a Motorola engineer we can thank for advances in liquid-crystal displays, two-way radios, WiFi, and pagers.
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?
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
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
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.
How cool is this? You can uninstall a program right from the Start menu in Windows 10. That’s a lot more efficient than the method most people know: burrowing into the Control Panel or the Settings app and fumbling around.
David Pogue has created master list of features that the Samsung Galaxy S8 has and the iPhone 7 doesn’t—along with an assessment of which ones are actually useful.
If this is May, it must be time for Google I/O. CEO Sundar Pichai opened his keynote speech with an observation: That Google (GOOG, GOOGL) may have begun life as a search company, but it’s now become an artificial intelligence (AI) company. For example, he announced a new technology called Google Lens
On May 12, a computer worm called WannaCry infected 320,000 Windows computers in 150 countries—and made headlines around the world. First, because WannaCry is one of the most widespread cases of ransomware—software that encrypts all of the files on your PC, and will not unlock them until you pay the
Once a year, the geeky faithful make their way to Silicon Valley to attend Google I/O, the company’s (GOOG, GOOGL) developer conference. This year, one of the most interesting developments was Google’s continued push to make its Google Home device—basically an Amazon Echo clone—distinctive and essential
At this week’s keynote show for its big developers conference, Google (GOOG, GOOGL) unveiled news about features and products coming down the pike this year, both for developers and the masses.
Now that more than 10 million people have Echo devices, Amazon has just taken another trailblazing step: With a free software update, it has turned them into hands-free speakerphones.
Sooner or later, it happens to everyone: Your phone starts ringing at an inopportune moment. During a movie, for example, or a wedding, or a funeral.
GISHWHES stands for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. It’s been an exhausting week for the 15 members of Team Raised from Perdition. In their fourth annual attempt to win the world’s largest scavenger hunt, they’ve taken the week off from work, palmed off children to
VR is fantastic for games, concerts, realtors, and non-plotted news scenes. But David Pogue says VR movies won't replace today’s big-screen productions.
GISHWHES stands for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. In the early years of the world’s largest scavenger hunt, when you signed up to enter, you’d have to answer only one question: Have you put together your own team of 15 people? Florida State University students Nat
Manual transcription of audio and video files is an excruciating, tedious, soul-sucking exercise, and we’ve doing it pretty much the same way for 50 years. This Chrome extension combines an audio player and a text editor, so at least you’re spared some of the back-and-forth between two apps as you type
Yes, kids, it’s that time of year again: Another Samsung Galaxy phone is here! And it’s mostly phenomenal. Works fine, except that where will the fingerprint reader go? Samsung has opted to put it on the back of the phone—unfortunately, right next to the camera lens.
On Monday, AppleInsider noted that the latest updates for the Google (GOOGL, GOOG) Maps, eBay (EBAY), Amazon (AMZN), and Target (TGT) apps were missing one element they used to have: companion apps for the Apple Watch. Google later tweeted that it intends to bring the Apple Watch app back at some point
You probably know what the Amazon Echo (AMZN) is, right? A few months back, Google (GOOG, GOOGL), without a trace of shame, released its own, nearly identical cylinder, called Google Home ($130). Since Amazon had a five-year head start, it has remained the more capable cylinder.
GISHWHES stands for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. Each August, as the world’s largest scavenger hunt is under way, the general public is usually unaware—except when teams perform their tasks in public places.
In 2015, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would be the last named version of Windows ever. The other baffling element is the name: Creators Update. Evidently Microsoft figured it couldn’t have them ready in time for its big 2017 update, and abandoned them.