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Friday, December 19, 2014
Smashed smartphones, totaled tablets: Gawk at readers' broken gear Ouch! These busted gadgets have flown off car roofs and motorbikes, been sat and stepped on and wrestled with kids and dogs. Needless to say, they've seen better days.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
50 Best Free iPhone Apps for 2014 Plenty of iPhone apps are worth paying for, but there are plenty of great free ones, too. Here are 50 of the best.
Don't let thieves steal your child's identity A recent survey showed that children are 51 times more likely to become targets of identity-stealing thieves.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Microsoft pulls buggy Patch Tuesday updates Two updates were beset by technical issues, forcing Microsoft to issue another update to remove the faulty software.
Friday, December 12, 2014
22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future You know, at least with regard to technology.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Friday, December 05, 2014
How to remove Yahoo as Firefox's default search engine Firefox has kicked Google to the curb and run into the arms of Yahoo as its default search engine. Learn how to switch your default back to Google, and about a new search feature.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Working Without Wires: Setting Up a Wireless Printer You don't need to go hunting for a USB cable to connect to a printer, and you don't need a printer for every PC.
The Long Road to Maxwell's Equations How four enthusiasts helped bring the theory of electromagnetism to light
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Monday, December 01, 2014
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
How to Buy an HDTV LCD, LED, HDMI, 3D, 1080p, 4K? Looking for a new television, but drowning in acronyms? Here's what you need to know when you shop for your next HDTV.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Mythbusters vs. Gorilla Glass: Adam and Jamie have a smashing time Gorilla Glass keeps your phone safe, but will it crack under the pressure when the Mythbusters bring out their hammers and air cannons?
Firefox dumps Google for search, signs on with Yahoo Google's 10-year run as Firefox's default search engine in the US is over. Yahoo wants more search traffic, and a deal with Mozilla will bring it.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The 2014 Ars Technica gift guide Smartphones, tablets, video games, and so much more round out our holiday picks.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Obama: Regulate broadband Internet like a utility so it 'works for everyone' President Obama calls for tighter rules from the FCC -- leaving a little bit of wiggle room -- in an effort to preserve a "free and open Internet."
SanDisk Reveals iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone, iPad The collapsible flash drive makes it easy to move photos and videos from an iOS-based device to a Mac or PC.
Android 5.0 Lollipop, thoroughly reviewed Android's biggest update ever revamps nearly every part of the OS
Turn off or tone down the translucent effect in Yosemite The setting is a bit buried in System Preferences, but there is a way to reduce or remove Yosemite's translucence.
Chips promise more security for credit cards, but signature still required Safer, chip-enabled credit cards are coming to the US before the end of 2015, but it will be years before tougher, PIN-based security will be used nationwide.
AT&T ends controversial use of perma-cookies to track users Both AT&T and Verizon have ad programs based on perma-cookies. AT&T has stopped theirs. Verizon has not. Catch up on what's going on and learn how to check for perma-cookies.