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Forget the new iPhones, Apple's best product is now privacy

Forget the new iPhones, Apple's best product is now privacy | Tech Check | Scoop.it
Under Tim Cook’s leadership, Apple saw just how critical an issue user privacy would become. Now it’s at least as important a feature as shiny industrial design or a nice camera.
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Could AI allow you to live forever? —

Artificial intelligence will change the way we die—and the way we grieve for the deaths of our family and friends.
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Google turns 20: how an internet search engine reshaped the world

Google turns 20: how an internet search engine reshaped the world | Tech Check | Scoop.it
No technology company is arguably more responsible for shaping the modern internet, and modern life, than Google. On Tuesday, September 4th, Google turned 20 years old, marking one of the most staggeringly influential runs for any corporation in history. Here’s a list detailing how the company got to its position at the peak of Silicon Valley.
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Wet Tennis Is Bad For The Players And Painful To Watch

Wet Tennis Is Bad For The Players And Painful To Watch | Tech Check | Scoop.it
Anyone who organizes a tennis tournament that involves Roger Federer should be concerned when this sentence comes out of that man’s mouth, as it did Monday night, while discussing the conditions of his match:
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You really shouldn’t be excited about Samsung’s first foldable Galaxy phone –

You really shouldn’t be excited about Samsung’s first foldable Galaxy phone – | Tech Check | Scoop.it
Samsung is mere months away from announcing the most exciting new Galaxy smartphone we've seen in years. After a year full of uninspired, iterative updates in its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines, the company will more than make up for its boring upgrades.
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Cryptojackers are targeting mobile-users and could destroy your phone

Cryptojackers are targeting mobile-users and could destroy your phone | Tech Check | Scoop.it
According to a experts at internet security firm ESET, if your smartphone is overheating, running slowly or running out of battery for no reason, your device may have been hacked for cryptocurrency mining and could be permanently damaged — and the number of apps hiding mining programs is rising.
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The Slow Death of the iPad mini Is Finally Nearing Its End

The Slow Death of the iPad mini Is Finally Nearing Its End | Tech Check | Scoop.it
Apple’s 2018 product lineup is largely expected to be jam-packed with new devices, as well as updates to some aging ones. Those aging devices include the
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Survey reveals why people ditch Android for the iPhone, and vice versa

Survey reveals why people ditch Android for the iPhone, and vice versa | Tech Check | Scoop.it
Most of the “iPhone vs. Android” arguments that take plan online are between hardcore fanboys who wouldn’t dream of switching from one platform to the other. In fact, many of it make it their mission to try to convince other people that their mobile platform of choice is better than the rival platform, and they think everyone should switch. It’s as though the smartphone that someone else uses has any impact whatsoever on their lives, so they need everyone to agree with them. We stopped trying to understand them a long time ago, so now we just ignore them.
In the real world, people switch from iOS to Android and from Android to iOS all the time. There are a wide range of reasons, of course, and people often wonder what the most common reasons might be. Now, a new survey looks to shed light on the subject.
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The 50-inch 4K Fire TV people went crazy over at $399 just dropped to $349 –

The 50-inch 4K Fire TV people went crazy over at $399 just dropped to $349 – | Tech Check | Scoop.it
People went absolutely nuts when the Toshiba 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with HDR - Fire TV Edition first hit Amazon's website. A 50-inch 4K TV with a beautiful display and built-in Fire TV software for only $399.99? It's no mystery why people were so excited.
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Air Bud Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

Air Bud Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds | Tech Check | Scoop.it
These AirPod alternatives free up your daily listening for a fraction of the cost.
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Whatever you do, don’t buy an iPhone X right now –

Whatever you do, don’t buy an iPhone X right now – | Tech Check | Scoop.it
Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 is now just one day away from being released, and the company's Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ from earlier this year are available from retailers across the country at discounted prices. The OnePlus 6 is an outstanding phone and it's even less expensive.
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Exclusive: Google is developing a wearable health and fitness assistant called 'Google Coach'

Exclusive: Google is developing a wearable health and fitness assistant called 'Google Coach' | Tech Check | Scoop.it
Google has launched numerous products infused with AI technology, and it looks like health and fitness is its next target. Google is working on a health and wellbeing coach fittingly called “Google Coach.” The name could change before launch, but Google already has a lot of ideas in the pipeline for how this service will work.
Google Coach won’t just be an exercise tracker, but helping you stay active is a big part of its job. Read More
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How to add a security key to your Google account without activating Advanced Security

How to add a security key to your Google account without activating Advanced Security | Tech Check | Scoop.it
It's your house and your network, filled with your stuff. Nobody wants some random intruder snooping around in it.
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The Xbox 360 controller’s Xbox button masterfully solved the wireless multiplayer problem

The Xbox 360 controller’s Xbox button masterfully solved the wireless multiplayer problem | Tech Check | Scoop.it
The Xbox 360 controller’s main Xbox button was a clever solution to an issue with controllers that had never been a problem until we cut the wires, in this edition of Button of the Month
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iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max Official Release Date | Price | Specs | Colors

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max Official Release Date | Price | Specs | Colors | Tech Check | Scoop.it
Three new iPhones have officially been unveiled today, including the iPhone Xs, the iPhone Xs Max, and the iPhone Xr. Here's everything you need to know
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Family Racks up $13K in Roaming Charges While Using iOS' Airplane Mode

Family Racks up $13K in Roaming Charges While Using iOS' Airplane Mode | Tech Check | Scoop.it
A Bay Area family racked up a massive cellular bill when traveling overseas — even though they were using iOS’ Airplane Mode. The Chung family of San Jose
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The Google Maps feature we’ve all been dying for is finally almost here –

The Google Maps feature we’ve all been dying for is finally almost here – | Tech Check | Scoop.it
Google is testing several new features for Google Maps, including a significant user interface update that merges driving and transit menus into a single Commute option. But that's not all everyone's favorite maps app has in store.
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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 Breaks Records

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 Breaks Records | Tech Check | Scoop.it
Galaxy Note 9 has earned DisplayMate’s highest ever A+ grade as they have described its display of color as the most accurate portrayal ever manifested by a smartphone.  In our modern age, tech companies all over the world compete to manufacture the one phone that breaks all the records and astonishes everyone with its amazing features, and this time, Samsung won the competition. It’s here, everyone! Samsung strikes again with a brand new phone!
Since smartphones are now part and parcel of everyone’s lives, it seems to be an undying industry. There is always a need to come up with new ideas that facilitates the user’s experience while using the phone, in addition to turning the process of using phones on daily basis to an enjoyable interaction.
The South Korean electronics company has always been known for its astonishing quality when it comes to manufacturing OLED smartphones, however; this didn’t put the developers’ mind at ease. Samsung hits the market with the brand new Galaxy Note 9 that has been turning everybody’s heads when it comes to the clarity of its OLED.
HOW GOOD IS THE NEW GALAXY NOTE 9?
The phone’s color accuracy has broken records and hasn’t been described with a word less than perfect.
The company continues to outdone itself by topping the Note 8’s features by far. The smartphone’s High Brightness Mode has scored 27% brighter and 32% higher when compared with the latest Note 8. Automatic Brightness on Galaxy Note 9 has scored a peak of 1,050 on the intensity of light emitted.
Galaxy Note 9 has amazed the developers with its outstanding screen display with both its color accuracy and intensity scales. The phone’s features have exceeded people’s expectations in Viewing Angle Performance, especially when the phone is instructed to perform small shifts in brightness and color.
Some features in the new Galaxy Note 9 matches the Note 8 and it’s not very impressive. The two smartphones has scored 4.4 in Screen Reflectance, which is lowest in the market according to DisplayMate.
Find out more about the stunning Galaxy Note 9 here.
According to the reputable DisplayMate, the Galaxy Note 9 is a remarkable step in the world of tech innovation. The phone has scored better results in lab tests better than any other phone on the market. Thus, the phone has definitely placed a challenge in the market for tech giants.
What do you think of these amazing new features? Let us know all about it in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you!
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10 YouTube Features and Hacks You Should Know About

10 YouTube Features and Hacks You Should Know About | Tech Check | Scoop.it
YouTube is one of the most popular sites on the web with some of the most loyal users of any company, yet there some YouTube features you might not know about, even if you use YouTube every day.
1) Turn any video into a GIF:
 
Turning videos into GIFs is a lot easier than you might think. Put “gif” in front of the URL of the video and it will take you to gifs.com with the video uploaded and immediately ready to edit into a GIF. Now you can crop the image, add text, and select your time frame.
2) Save Videos to Watch Later:
How many times do you see a video that looks funny but you don’t have time to watch it. I use this to mark audio books I want to watch later. All you have to do is create a Watch Later playlist. You can even invite friends to watch with you. You can find this under Library.
3) Live stream videos to YouTube:
If you go to YouTube, in the side bar, you will see a button called Go Live. If you click on it, you can live stream right from YouTube. This is way easier than shooting a video from your camera app and uploading the video after the fact.
4) Browse and download from YouTube’s free sound and music library:
As you probably know, YouTube has a music library that easily rivals iTunes and Google. There is a ton of music-related content you can’t find anywhere else. There is also a ton of royalty-free sound effects. Go to the Audio Library. You will see a sound effect search bar. Start searching. You can then easily upload sound effects into the videos you shoot.
5) Play videos in the background on mobile devices:
In the default settings, if you’re listening to music video on YouTube on your smartphone, the audio stops if toggle to a different app. You can get around this by launching YouTube in Chrome. Click on settings and then “Request Desktop Site”. Play the video and click on the home button. The video will now play in the background.
6) Upload and watch videos in 360 degrees and VR:
First introduced in 2015, the 360 degree features makes for a truly upgraded viewing experience. To shoot a video in 360, you need a camera that can shoot at all angles. However, you can watch videos in VR as long as you have the YouTube app. YouTube even has its own VR channel.
7) Use Google Trends to explore popular YouTube search terms:
You can use Google Trends to see what search terms are most popular. This is cool if you’re curious about what others are into or you’re doing a research project. In Google Trends, type a search term into the bar. Then you can filter it to only show YouTube results.
8) Turn on a ‘safer’ YouTube for your kids:
Kids love YouTube, but as a parent it’s scary. There is so much kid-friendly content on the website, but occasionally you come across content that seems [...]
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The Volume Does Not Contain A Recognized File System - How To Fix

The Volume Does Not Contain A Recognized File System - How To Fix | Tech Check | Scoop.it
When users meet 'the volume does not contain a recognized file system' problem, they should resort to MiniTool Power Data Recovery.

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Google Titan Security key review

Google Titan Security key review | Tech Check | Scoop.it
Google's new $50 Titan Security Key adds extra protection to your account and helps shield other services like Facebook and Dropbox. But don't lose it.
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US Open tennis - Experts' picks - Don't bet against Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep

US Open tennis - Experts' picks - Don't bet against Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep | Tech Check | Scoop.it
Who will reign at this year's US Open? Our experts largely believe the world No. 1s won't let us down.
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4 Reasons Why Streaming Services Are Killing Music Piracy

4 Reasons Why Streaming Services Are Killing Music Piracy | Tech Check | Scoop.it
A new report by market research and data analytics firm YouGov revealed that more Britons are streaming music today than downloading music illegally. According to YouGov’s music report, the rise of music-streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music have diminished the amount of piracy among listeners, with 63 percent of people saying that they expect to […]
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This circus for nerds is like a cutting-edge Chuck E. Cheese's

This circus for nerds is like a cutting-edge Chuck E. Cheese's | Tech Check | Scoop.it
Two Bit Circus is hoping to become the next nerd heaven.
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Google Fit gets all-white redesign, new activity rings [Update]

Google Fit gets all-white redesign, new activity rings [Update] | Tech Check | Scoop.it
Google Fit will now educate users on the US government's activity guidelines.
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