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Every day carry tools and gadgets

Who doesn't want to be a Macgyver, fixing situations with a Swiss Army Knife, a paperclip, and a piece of string. Updated with reader suggestions.

Your iPhone's has a hidden signal strength meter

Forget about measuring your cell signal strength using just dots or bars - this simple hack allows you to see the actual signal strength your iPhone is receiving.

Best PC components (Winter 2016)

There's a lot of great PC hardware out there. Let's take a look at the best of the best.

Best PC hardware list (Winter 2016)

There's a lot of great PC hardware out there. Let's take a look at the best of the best.

Build a $400 Windows 10 PC

Looking to build a cheap Windows 10 PC? Here are the components you need to build a system that comes in at $400, including Windows 10! As always, shop around for the best deal on components, and remember that component prices change regularly. (Updated November 2016)

Android smartphones for iPhone haters (November 2016 edition)

Want a smartphone but the iPhone is just not for you? Here are a selection of high-end Android-powered smartphones that will satisfy even the most demanding users.

Do you need 32GB of RAM?

Apple's decision to not offer a MacBook Pro with 32 gigabytes of RAM has ignited a debate about how much RAM is too much RAM.

Orange Pi: 64-bit quad-core computer for $20

Remember when $20 wouldn't buy you a keyboard. Now it buys you an entire single-board computer.

Easy iPhone wireless charging hack

Tired of waiting for Apple to add wireless charging to the iPhone? Here's how you can do it yourself, no screwdrivers or soldering irons required.

There's almost no money in making Android smartphones

Apple captured an estimated 104 percent of total smartphone industry profits during Q3. How is this possible? Because the Android vendors were busy losing money.

Move over Raspberry Pi, here is a $4, coin-sized, open-source Linux computer

Looking for a small, cheap Linux-powered computer to put at the heart of your project? Is "coin-sized" small enough? Is $4 cheap enough?

Apple has been outsmarted by Microsoft

Both Apple and Microsoft have unveiled what is probably the final new hardware offering of 2016, and an initial assessment suggests that the Apple may be on the back foot.

A dozen, faster, better or cheaper alternatives to the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi might be the name that springs to mind when people think of single board computers for homebrew projects, but there are other boards out there worth considering. (Updated Nov 1, 2016)

iOS 10 tip: Built-in iOS apps you should replace with third-party apps

iOS 10 gives iPhone and iPad users the ability to delete built-in apps such as Mail, FaceTime, and Music and replace them with third-party apps. But which apps should you choose? Deleting a built-in app is the same as deleting any other app, just press and hold on the icon on the Home screen until they jiggle, and then tap the X. Show More Summary

Apple pushes out new bug fix for iOS 10

Apple brings October to a close with a bug fix for iPhone and iPad users running iOS 10.

Microsoft aims high with new Surface hardware

Microsoft has fired a formidable salvo against Apple and its outdated hardware lineup with a new Surface Book and Surface Studio All-in-One PC.

7 things you need to know about Apple (Q4 2016 edition)

It's all about supply and not demand, but Apple is coy about what the future has to offer and why R&D spending is outstripping demand.

iPhone 8 rumors -- a reality check

Will the next iPhone be transparent and pop into a headset and put holograms on top of the real world? Color me skeptical.

There are two versions of the iPhone 7 -- did you end up with a fast one or a slow one?

It's not just storage and screen size that differentiates between the different iPhone 7 models. There are also significant performance differences between the different models.

Macs are up to $543 cheaper than PCs, claims IBM

IBM continues to challenge the popular myth is that Macs are more expensive than PCs.

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