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iPhone 8

iPhone 8 rumors: New gestures, not a virtual home button, will control navigation Update August 30, 2017: The iPhone 8 reportedly won’t have a virtual home button. Instead, it will rely on new gestures for navigation. Go to the “What’s the latest?” section for all the new details.

Apple is still selling tens of millions of iPhone 7s every month—but all everyone can talk about is what’s coming next. After all, 2017 marks the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, so Apple is reportedly gearing up to make this year’s model extra special.

If you passed on the iPhone 7 to wait for the iPhone 8—or the iPhone 7s or whatever name Apple decides to use—it sounds like the next phone could be the design refresh you were waiting for. Just don’t expect the headphone jack to return. We’ll keep track of the latest rumors and how plausible they are, and we’ll put them in one spot (this one!) so you can pop on over whenever you want to read the latest.

What’s the latest? The rumor: After reading about all the ha…

Instagram

Instagram hack Celebrity contact details revealed

iMac

iMac: Could the iMac Pro feature Intel’s new Xeon W processors?

Password Manager

Why you need a password manager By now, you know you should be using unique passwords. Make it easy and painless with a password manager.

The computer that can smell explosives

TEDGlobal: The computer that can smell explosivesNigerian Oshi Agabi has unveiled a computer based not on silicon but on mice neurons at the TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania.

Google Connects Depression Assessment Tool

Google Connects Mobile Searchers to Depression Assessment Tool
The National Alliance on Mental Illness on Wednesday announced that Google on mobile now provides people who search for the term "clinical depression" with a direct link to the PHQ-9 questionnaire used by medical professionals in the United States to evaluate patients for the disorder.
People can conduct a self-assessment by filling in the questionnaire online.
When someone conducts a Google search on mobile for information on "clinical depression," a link to "check if you're clinically depressed" will appear in the depression knowledge panel.
Clicking on the link will take the user to the PHQ-9 questionnaire.


NAMI hopes teaming up with Google will help raise awareness of clinical depression and lead sufferers to determine their level of depression and the need to seek help, said Mary Giliberti, the organization's CEO.
Clinical depression is a treatable condition, and the PHQ-9 can be t…

Troubleshoot and recover a Mac with a failed drive

Troubleshoot and recover a Mac with a failed drive Hard drives failures can happen to anyone, including Mac 911 columnists. A relatively new hard drive bit the dust, requiring days of work to get back to status quo ante.
My wife has a 2011-era MacBook Pro and was barely keeping space free on its original 512GB hard drive. An upgrade made sense, and for a machine of that vintage, the cost of a 1TB SSD seemed too high. We opted for an affordable hard drive. I used a USB 2.0 enclosure to clone the existing drive via Disk Utility while booted into Recovery, which left us with a backup (the original drive) and the newly cloned drive, which I swapped into the computer. We also updated an existing SuperDuper clone as an additional safety policy. (Disk Utility lets you clone and restore drives, a nifty hidden superpower in Recovery.)
This worked just fine for six weeks, until she started to receive errors while using her mail client, restarted, and had screens of Matrix-like text scrolling d…

New WhatsApp

Now you can colour your WhatsApp status Get ready for colourful status updates on WhatsApp. Earlier, this month Facebook-owned WhatsApp was reportedly testing a new feature that will allow users to post status updates with colourful background. The alleged upcoming feature was first spotted by Android Police website. The company has now started rolling out the coloured text statuses for its Android and iOS users.

free macOS apps

25 free macOS apps every Mac user should have
Powerful Mac apps that won't break the bank
There’s something of a misconception when it comes to the Mac. While powerful tools like Photoshop or Final Cut Pro certainly have price tags commensurate with their robust feature sets, many of the greatest OS X apps won’t cost you anything more than the time they take to download them. And with the launch of macOS High Sierra right around the corner, we've expanded this list to include a new batch of apps to enhance your desktop experience.

A quick note before we begin. Apple has changed its security settings in recent version of macOS, so you’ll need to allow your system to open a couple of these apps. If a dialogue box pops up telling you a certain app was blocked from opening, head over to System Preferences, click the Security & Privacy tab in the first row, and select the General tab. At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see an “Open Anyway” button next to the name of the app.…

iOS 9: How to enable ad-blockers in Safari

iOS 9: How to enable ad-blockers in Safari

YouTube TV adds 14 cities

YouTube TV adds 14 cities, now available to half of US homes

Why we secretly love our cords

Why we secretly love our cords

Facebook introduces new video service

Facebook introduces new video service

macOS High Sierra

macOS High Sierra Features, release info, system requirements, and more We’ve updated this story with links to what's new in Metal 2.
The next version of Apple’s operating system for the Mac is called macOS High Sierra. While the OS is mostly about software refinements, it also lays the foundation for future innovations in the worlds of VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality).
You can learn more by taking a look at our favorite High Sierra features listed below. That’s followed by an FAQ, where you can get details on High Sierra’s release date, system requirements, installation instructions, and more.
A new file system

YouTube

YouTube: AI a big help in fight against terror content
YouTube, which a few months ago lost advertisers because of the terrorism-related content on its platform, says AI is proving to be a big help.

"Over 75% of the videos we've removed for violent extremism over the past month were taken down before receiving a single human flag," the company said in a blog post Tuesday.
YouTube also says machine learning has helped it remove more than twice the number of videos with extremist content at a faster rate.

Why Facebook's Willow Beats Apple's Saucer

Why Facebook's Willow Beats Apple's Saucer Facebook knocked it out of the park with its financials last week, and a lot of its success comes from Zuckerberg's unique focus. Unlike other firms that jump from project to project, ranging widely from what makes them money -- like Google -- Facebook stays close to what made it successful. There is no stronger evidence than when you compare the two office projects from Apple and Facebook.
The huge Apple Flying Saucer (sadly, it doesn't fly) is nearing completion. Facebook recently announced it too was building a new showcase site, called "Willow," but Facebook was building the first arcology at scale.