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Scan your inbox to find stray passwords

Your passwords are locked up safe and sound inside your password manager, right? OK, but what about your inbox? You probably never thought about the passwords that might be lingering in long-forgotten email. For example, what if you forgot a password and requested a reminder? Did you delete the email …

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Unlock the secret Spock emoji in iOS 8.3

In a move Spock would deem most logical, Apple has added support for a Vulcan salute emoji in iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3. While the symbol isn’t in the emoji section of the iOS keyboard, it’s not hard to manually add it to your device. You must first update …

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Clean your device and its case

Let’s face it, our smartphones and tablets are some of the dirtiest things we touch on a daily basis. Touch screen devices are known to be a safe harbor for all sorts of germs and bacteria. Companies like Corning are attempting to create glass that kills germs, but until then, …

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How to filter, report iMessages as spam on iOS 8.3

Apple on Wednesday released iOS 8.3, giving users racially diverse emoji and a long list of bug fixes. One new feature sure to be popular with those who constantly receive iMessage spam is the ability to filter, and then mark messages as “Junk.” If you’ve ever received a message claiming …

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Two ways to get Facebook Messenger on your desktop

Facebook separated messages from the rest of its mobile app last summer, and Wednesday it did the same for laptop and desktop computers with the release of Messenger.com. Now you can access your Facebook messages on the Web without getting getting distracted by your News Feed and the rest of …

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Wipe down your headphones

It’s not surprising how dirty headphones can get. We place them over or in our ears, after all. I’m guilty of rarely cleaning my headphones, since I’m the only one who uses them, but hygiene isn’t the only factor to consider when cleaning. Any oils or ear wax left on …

Android

Google to make Android Wear devices compatible with iPhones

Google is getting ready to make its Android Wear software, which powers wearable devices like smartwatches, work with Apple’s iPhone. The company will add support for Apple’s iOS software and Wi-Fi in the next version of Android Wear, which could come out in the next few weeks, according to a …

News

Nasa’s Ambitious Solar Probe Plus Mission Begins to Take Shape

  Nasa’s ambitious Solar Probe Plus mission came a step closer to reality when it successfully completed its Critical Design Review (CDR) recently. An independent Nasa review board met at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Maryland to review the mission plan. APL has designed and will …

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How to find your Mac’s basic specs in OS X

It can be difficult to remember which MacBook model you own, given that Apple doesn’t give them very distinct names. Do you have a “Mid 2010” or “Early 2011” machine? What type of processor do you have? Is it even possible to upgrade your RAM? Fortunately, finding your Mac’s basic …

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Get started with Themes on the HTC One M9

During the HTC Mobile World Congress event where the HTC One M9 was announced, one of the key features demonstrated on stage was the ability to personalize the device with a new Themes app. This app allows you to skip out on deciding which Android launcher, and its accompanying icon …