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Is your iPhone or iPad cable frayed? Replace it!

Is your iPhone or iPad charging cable or ratty and worn out? Might be a good idea to replace it just in case it causes a fire.

2016: The best Android smartphones

Let's kick off the new year by looking at some of the best Android handsets currently available.

How to prevent your PC from upgrading to Windows 10

Is your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC nagging you to be upgraded to Windows 10? Do you want the nagging to stop? Here's how.

App data suggests the iPhone and iPad had a very good holiday period

The holiday period is an important time for Apple, and it seems that there was no shortage of new iPhones and iPads wrapped up under trees this year.

Google Glass: Has Google learned from its past mistakes?

Google is getting ready to venture back into the wearables market with an updated version of Glass. But hardware is only part of the equation.

Turn your smartphone into three interesting, ususual and useful tools

2015 recap: Your smartphone is a very versatile tool. Here are some interesting, unusual and useful things you can make it do.

2016 looks set to be a tough year for Android

There's a big problem facing the Android ecosystem in 2016 - there's hardly any money in it for the hardware makers.

Last-minute tech gift ideas for under $50

Some last-minute gift ideas for family or friends (or you!) that won't cost the earth! Everything listed here is $50 or less!

7 steps to speed up Google Chrome

The other day I realized that Google Chrome had begun to get slow and bloated, and since there's no new streamlined browser I can switch to, I decided to see if I could speed things up a bit. Here's what I did.

How to: Destroy hard drives and make old Android devices 'secure'

2015 recap: Want to know how to eliminate the data off a dead or dying hard drive? What about how to secure old Android devices? These two videos will show you how.

Got a Mac that's not behaving itself? Try these troubleshooting tips

Got a Mac that's not behaving itself? Here are two simple things you should try before taking it to a Genius at your nearest Apple Store.

Hardware 2.0 Tech predictions for 2016

With 2015 drawing to a close, it's time to once again pull out the crystal ball and see if we can make some predictions on what the New Year might bring.

Hoverboard battery and fire safety tips

Hoverboards are set to be a popular toy this holiday season, but if you type "hoverboard" into Google, the first thing autosuggest fills in is "hoverboard fire." So how can you hoverboard while still being safe?

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 nag screen: Upgrade now, or upgrade tonight

Microsoft is at it again with the Windows 10 upgrade nag screens, with the latest one giving users of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 the option to "upgrade now" or "upgrade tonight."

Home automation gadgets: Functional, fun, but frustrating and expensive

Home automation gadgets are likely to be a popular gift over the holidays, and while they can be both functional and fun, they can also be very, very frustrating.

Samsung Galaxy A9 rumors point to huge display and massive battery

Leaked spec for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A9 point to a device with a huge 6-inch display and 4000 mAh battery, but the processor and screen density seem disappointing.

iPhone sales will tumble in 2016, claims Morgan Stanley analyst

OK, it's that time of year when analysts make big predictions about the coming year, but this one from Morgan Stanley's chief financial analyst Katy Huberty is really bold.

2015: The year Windows, OS X and iOS became naggy and annoying

What do I remember most about 2015? I'll tell you what it is; it's the incessant nagging by Windows, OS X and iOS to upgrade to the latest version, try new services, and buy more stuff.

Apple shoves annoyingly aggressive popup ads for iPhone 6s into iOS App Store app

First we had Microsoft shoehorning ads for apps into the Windows 10 Start Menu, now Apple is targeting users of older iPhones with annoying popup ads for the iPhone 6s in its App Store app.

10TB helium-filled hard drive to ease your storage woes

Western Digital's HGST division is the first out with a 10TB enterprise-grade hard drive.

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