ColorWare Offering AirPods in 58 Colors for $289

Posted on February 22, 2017 by Evan Selleck.
Categories: Uncategorized.
Getting your hands on a pair of Apple’s truly wireless earphones, the AirPods, still involves plenty of waiting, but now ColorWare is looking to spruce things up with some color options. Continue reading

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Is Just $79.99 For a Limited Time If You Buy Refurbished - Deal Alert

Posted on by DealPost Team.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Amazon has discounted its refurbished Paperwhite models for a limited time, so with the current deal you can get one for just $79.99. That saves you $30 on the typical price of a refurbished model, and saves even more over buying it brand new ($119.99 new). A Refurbished Paperwhite E-reader is refurbished, tested, and certified by Amazon to look and work like new. The popular Kindle Paperwhite has a higher res 300ppi screen, WiFi, a built-in adjustable light, a long lasting battery, and best of all it's glare-free even in bright sunlight so you can use it literally anywhere, night or day. See the discounted refurbished Paperwhite model on Amazon to learn more and explore buying options.

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Daily App Deals for February 22, 2017 featuring Facelapse, Anodia: Unique Brick Breaker and more

Posted on by Kelly Hodgkins.
Categories: Uncategorized.
We have some great apps for you today that are discounted for a short duration in the App Store, including Facelapse, Anodia: Unique Brick Breaker and others. Some deals may expire quickly — even on the same day of this post. If there is a discounted app that you like, grab it while it is still on sale. Continue reading

58% off Alinshi Foldable Soft Silicone USB Waterproof Keyboard - Deal Alert

Posted on by DealPost Team.
Categories: Uncategorized.

This keyboard from Alinshi is flexible, soft, silent, waterproof, dustproof, lightweight, roll-up-able, portable and easy to store. If you're looking for a travel keyboard you can take with you and won't have to worry too much about, this one might fit the bill, especially when you consider it's been discounted 58% to just $13. See the discounted keyboard on Amazon.

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Pokémon Go servers down! Here’s why you’re getting ‘Failed to Log In’ right now!

Posted on by Rene Ritchie.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Can't get Pokemon Go to load? Nothing there when you get in? Everything frozen? Here's what's going on!

Update February 22, 2017: Pokémon Trainer Club is down and that means, if you use PTC to log in to Pokémon Go, you're currently getting the dreaded "Failed to Log In" error. (If you're using a Google account, you should be fine!)


BREAKING: Pokémon Go 2 now LIVE!

Trending: Hatch Gen 2 babies | Get Gen 2 evolutions

Guides: Pokémon Go tips and tricks | Pokémon Go cheats


Don't delete the Pokémon Go app and re-download thinking it will get you back playing faster. All it will do is force you to enter your account name and password over and over again until the servers are back online, making it harder for you to check and see if it's working. Just be patient, wait, and try again every so often.

This isn't caused by there being too many people playing — this is because of a problem with the servers. Pokémon Go developer Niantic is trying to connect and authenticate who you are, so they can log you in and give you access to you account. That includes everything from your trainer to your Pokémon, your gear to your goodies.

Niantic is certainly aware of the problem and is no doubt working hard to fix it. So, everything should be back up and running as soon as possible.

While this may have ruined your plans to out hunting right now, it does give you extra time for planning and strategy. We have a ton of articles to help you get the most out of the game — see our latest Pokémon Go tips and tricks here! If you're already up to speed on those, try some of the others below!

Otherwise, stay strong and let us know when Pokémon is back up and running for you in the comments below!

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What’s Your Favorite iOS Feature?

Posted on by Evan Selleck.
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A new version of iOS will be debuted in June, and while Apple is sure to add plenty of noteworthy features, there’s also the possibility that some current favorites may get the boot. Continue reading

You can help these Girl Scouts build an awesome game

Posted on by Mikah Sargent.
Categories: Uncategorized.

The Girl Scouts of San Diego want to design and build a game for web and mobile and you can help!

The Girl Scouts of San Diego and Design Code Build have set out to build a game called "Marshmallow Run" for web and mobile. They've launched a Kickstarter project and need your help to make this game a reality!

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The team hopes to raise $25,000 to make this project a reality and with only four days left, they're just under a third of the way there. The Kickstarter Project is an all-or-nothing campaign, so we need to move quickly to make this awesome project a reality! By supporting this project you'll be helping Girl Scouts learn coding skills, graphic design, audio design, video editing, project management — the list goes on and on.

The Girl Scouts, in partnership with the STEAM academy Design Code Build, will start by building the platformer in Scratch and then create versions of the game that'll work on the web, iOS, and Android.

By backing the campaign, you'll be helping the project in a number of ways, including:

  • Buying a set of computers to bring to area troops.
  • Creating and maintaining Apple Developer and Google Play accounts
  • Web hosting for the web version of the game
  • Stipend for project teachers

The STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) field is in desperate need of diversity, and projects like this one help make that a reality. If you can help make this project a success, that'd be swell. I implore you — even if you're unable to help with a donation, consider sharing the project on social media. Spread the word and spread the love (of girl scout cookies and gaming)!

Back the Marshmallow Run Kickstarter Project

How to set your desktop picture in Photos for Mac

Posted on by Serenity Caldwell.
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How do I set my desktop picture in Photos for Mac?

Updated Fenruary 2017 to reflect changes to Photos for Mac.

Photos for Mac may look very different from Aperture or iPhoto, but it still offers many of the same features — including a quick way to set a photo as your desktop picture!

This is the best for those moments when you come across the perfect picture and instantly know you want it as your wallpaper.

Here's how to set your desktop picture in Photos for Mac!

Setting your desktop is as simple as selecting the photo you want to use and clicking the Share button in the toolbar, then selecting the "Set Desktop Picture" option.

How to set your desktop picture in Photos for Mac

  1. Open Photos on your Mac
  2. Click the Share Selected Photos icon in the upper right corner

  3. Click Set Desktop Picture
  4. You can adjust the layout of the desktop photo from your System Preferences.

What's your desktop background?

Are you someone who prefers to set your desktop background picture as a photo with pals, or do you prefer a super cool design you found online or a screenshot from your favorite video game? Let us know what your desktop background in the comments below!

How to move your iPhone or iPad backups to an external hard drive

Posted on by Lory Gil.
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If you have iOS backups taking space on your internal drive, you can relocate them to an external hard drive to clear out some space.

If you do now, or have ever, synced your iPhone, iPad, or other iOS device to iTunes by connecting it to your Mac, you have backup folders stored on your internal drive. It's just the way life is. Maybe you only have a few files from a couple of iTunes backups and they don't take up much space. Maybe you've been backing up your iPhone via iTunes for years and have a space hog on your hands.

If you backup your iPhone or iPad via iTunes, and feel the need to get these iOS backups off of your Mac and onto an external hard drive, it is possible to do, but beware, Apple really doesn't recommend it.

Note: This guide is for people that back up their iPhone or iPad using iTunes. If you use iCloud to back up your device, you can simply delete any old iTunes backups on your Mac. Just make sure you really are backing up to iCloud before you delete anything.

What are these backup files and why are they taking up so much space?

When you back up your iOS device via iTunes, the backup is stored on your Mac. The location of the backup folder is in a folder called MobileSync, and sometimes it gets pretty big. Especially if you are syncing multiple 128+ GB devices that are full of stuff. Old backups are replaced with new ones, but families that have multiple devices backed up to one computer are going to take up a lot of storage space.

I highly recommend switching over to syncing in iCloud, and then deleting the backups on your Mac, over relocating them. But, if you're still hell-bent on moving them to an external hard drive, I'm here to help.

Step 1: Locate your iPhone backups

This part is easy. Your iOS backups are stored in a MobileSync folder. You can find them by typing ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup into Spotlight. You can also find the backups for a specific iOS devices from iTunes.

  1. Launch iTunes.
  2. Click on iTunes in the upper left corner of your Mac.
  3. Click on Preferences from the drop down menu.

  4. Select the Devices tab.
  5. Select a specific device.
  6. Hold down the Control key and click on the device.
  7. Select Show in Finder from the list of available options.

Step 2: Move your backups to an external hard drive

This part is easy, too. But, you really have to pay close attention to the name of your hard drive and the new folder names you create, including punctuation and spacing. This information will be used when creating a Terminal pathway. If you use different names then the ones I suggest, be sure to replace it with the exact name you have in the Terminal command in Step 3.

  1. Connect your external hard drive to your Mac if it isn't already connected.
  2. Open the external hard drive.
  3. Go back to the Finder window with your iOS backups in it and select the device backup folder (It will either be called "Backup" or have a bunch of numbers and letters).
  4. Drag it to your external hard drive.

  5. Enter your administrator password to authenticate your action.
  6. Rename the iOS backup folder that is now on your external hard drive to ios_backup.
  7. Rename the old backup folder in Finder to old_backup.

Do not delete the old_backup folder yet.

Step 3: Create a symlink to tell iTunes the new location of your backups

This is the more difficult and most important step to moving your iOS backups to an external hard drive. If you don't perform this step, iTunes won't be able to back up your iPhone or iPad anymore. You'll have to manually move the folders back to your Mac instead.

In this step, you'll create a symlink, or symbolic link. When you create a symlink, you are creating a new path for iTunes to take to get to the backups folder. It is sort of like creating an alias in Finder, but works more reliably with iTunes.

Former iMore writer and Mac genius (seriously, he's a genius with a Mac) Peter Cohen explains symlinks perfectly.

Some applications don't follow aliases properly. An older way of creating those sorts of connections is more reliable for actions like what we want iTunes to do: Symbolic links, or symlinks. They work at a low enough level that applications and operating system functions don't have as hard a time with them as they do aliases.

We're going to use the Mac's Terminal app to create a symbolic link to trick iTunes into backing up onto your external drive rather than the boot drive.

First, a lesson in using Terminal. The proper pathway is very important for this to work. Every person's hard drive name and every backup folder name will be different. The following is the anatomy of the Terminal code we are using:

ln -s /Volumes/External/ios_backup ~/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync/Backup/4f1234a05e6e7ccbaddfd12345678f1234b123f

  • ln -s: The command that tells the operating system to go to the new location.
  • Volumes: A hard drive.
  • External: The name of a hard drive. Yours will likely be named something else. In the Terminal command, you must change "External" to whatever your external hard drive is named.
  • ios_backup: The renamed backup folder you dragged into your external hard drive. This is the new place that your iOS backups will be stored.
  • ~/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync/Backup: The command that tells the operating system where the backup is.
  • 4f1234a05e6e7ccbaddfd12345678f1234b123f: The name of the device backup folder. If you are transferring all of your backups, this will just be named "Backup." If you are transferring one device, use the name of the backup folder for your device. The one above isn't even a real file name. You must change the above backup folder name to whatever is the name of the folder you are transferring.

If your external hard drive's name has a space, be sure to use the proper coding. For example, if your hard drive is named "My Passport" be sure to use a backslash after My, then the space, then Passport. Like this: My\ Passport. Don't forget to capitalize when necessary.

  1. Find Terminal using Spotlight.
  2. Type the following code. Don't forget to change the hard drive name and the backup folder name to reflect the name of your hard drive and backup folder.

    ln -s /Volumes/External/ios_backup ~/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync/Backup/4f1234a05e6e7ccbaddfd12345678f1234b123f

  3. Hit Return.
  4. Quit Terminal.

You will see a new folder in your MobileSync folder that is either called "Backup" or the series of numbers and letters that represent your device. You can tell this is a symlink because it will have an arrow in the bottom left corner.

Next, you'll need to confirm that it worked before deleting your old_backup file on your Mac.

  1. Launch iTunes.
  2. Connect your iPhone and back it up.

  3. Open the ios_backup folder on your external hard drive.
  4. Check to see that the date and time on the latest backup is for the one you just completed.

If the pathway relocation worked, and you can confirm that backups are now happening on your external hard drive, you can delete the old_backup folder on your Mac.

Note: If you go back to the MobileSync folder and open the symlink folder, you will see the names of the files that relate to your backup. These are aliases. Not actual files. It's like a thumbnail of a picture.

Step 4: Disable automatic backups when connected to iTunes

If you don't always have an external hard drive connected to your Mac, you're going to need to disable automatic backups of your iPhone or iPad. Otherwise, whenever you connect your iOS device to your Mac, you'll get an error message.

  1. Launch iTunes.
  2. Click on iTunes in the upper left corner of your Mac.
  3. Click on Preferences from the drop down menu.

  4. Select the Devices tab.
  5. Tick the box at the bottom next to Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically.

Don't forget to manually back up your iPhone whenever you connect it to iTunes and have your external hard drive plugged in.

How to remove the symlink and go back to storing your backups on your Mac

If you made a mistake and the symlink didn't work, or you simply just want to go back to storing your backups on your Mac, all you have to do is delete the symlink folder you created. No need to enter any kind of "rm" or "unlink" command in Terminal.

  1. Type ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup into Spotlight.
  2. Select the symlink folder. Remember, it's the one with an arrow in the bottom left. It will either be called "Backup" or have a series of numbers and letters representing your device.
  3. Delete the symlink folder.
  4. Back up your device via iTunes.
  5. Delete the ios_backup folder on your external hard drive (optional).

Any questions?

Do you have any questions about moving your iOS backups to an external hard drive? Put them in the comments and I'll help you out.

You can include multiple photos in an Instagram post – here’s how!

Posted on by Cella Lao Rousseau.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Instagram has a huge new update, but how exactly can you upload more than one photo at a time?

Since the beginning of time (like, 2010), Instagram as only allowed people to upload one photo per post.

At first you could only post your images in the square format, but after a few updates, the app allowed you to post vertical and horizontal pictures without those stupid white and black bars around your photo.

Now, Instagram has taken another big leap and has changed the entire look and feel of the app altogether by allowing users to post multiple photos per post. And before you go saying, "I COULD DO THAT ALREADY WITH A COLLAGE", keep in mind that a) THIS IS DIFFERENT, and b) it's kind of a big deal.

Why is it such a big deal?

There are people from all walks of life on IG: from makeup artists, to business owners, to pre-teens, and everyone in between. By allowing users to post more than one photo, it could change the way timelines look, how many photos are posted in a given day, how people interact with their followers, and so, so much more.

Makeup gurus could use the multiple photo format to ask followers to vote for their favorite makeup look – "Pick look A, B, or C!" – while meme pages could spread their hilarity at twice the rate with multiple memes in one post.

Even movie studios could get in on the fun by putting out multiple trailers to movies!

Oh, wait. Did we not mention that it's not just multiple photos you can post? It's videos, too?

Can I seriously post multiple videos to one Instagram post?!

Yup! Seriously. Seriously serious fo' reals.

Okay so how can I post?!

  1. Tap the upload button as you normally would.
  2. Tap Select Multiple to upload multiple photos and videos.
  3. Tap the photos or videos you would like to add to your post.

  4. Select your filter for your gallery of photos. Keep in mind that you can't change the filter on every image or video – they all stay the same.
  5. Tap Next in the upper right corner when you're happy with how your photos or videos look.
  6. Write your caption for your photo gallery and add your location. You can tap the photo gallery to tag whoever is in the photos.
  7. Tap Share when you're happy with your Instagram gallery and it will appear in your feed!

Thanks for that! But I can't actually see any new icons yet… is my IG broken?

Unfortunately, while the feature is out, it's not available for everyone yet.

It should be appearing within the next couple of days or weeks!

Where can I learn more?

On Instagram's blog post, of course!

What do you think?

If you were someone who was just about to delete your Instagram for whatever reason, would this new update persuade you not to? Or do you think this is just another way for Instagram to be extra annoying and in-your-face?

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Podcast 547: WWDC heads south to San Jose

Posted on by Susie Ochs, Glenn Fleishman.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Do you know the way to San Jose? It’s super easy, you just head south on the 101 or the 280 (or the 680 or 880 if you’re in the East Bay), and just between us, the airport there is way better than SFO anyway. Oh, and it’s where Apple is having WWDC 2017 starting June 5. That’s confirmed, but before we get that far, rumor has it we might get an Apple event in March, to announce new iPads, an iPhone SE with more storage, and maybe even a cherry red iPhone 7. Which would be nice.

Show notes

Podcast 547: WWDC heads south to San Jose

Posted on by Susie Ochs, Glenn Fleishman.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Do you know the way to San Jose? It’s super easy, you just head south on the 101 or the 280 (or the 680 or 880 if you’re in the East Bay), and just between us, the airport there is way better than SFO anyway. Oh, and it’s where Apple is having WWDC 2017 starting June 5. That’s confirmed, but before we get that far, rumor has it we might get an Apple event in March, to announce new iPads, an iPhone SE with more storage, and maybe even a cherry red iPhone 7. Which would be nice.

Show notes

Sonos Play:5 vs. Bose SoundTouch 30: Which should you get?

Posted on by Drew Kozub.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Sonos and Bose stack up closely for a whole-home music solution, but which is right for you?

Updated February, 2017: Added information about who each speaker is aimed towards and updated app screenshots to reflect new looks.

If you're shopping for a whole-home audio system and you're deciding between Sonos and Bose this means two things: you really care about premium audio quality and you're ready to spend some money to get it.

Both systems connect beautifully for multi-room audio and support major audio streaming services. They're both easy to expand by adding additional speakers as you grow your system. And both have excellent app integration to control your listening experience from your device or computer.

If you're building your first whole-home music system, you'll likely want to start with a few standalone speakers and build up from there. Eventually you may want to integrate a Bose or Sonos home theatre setup to your audio system, but you can get started by connecting individual speakers in different rooms of your house.

For the ultimate sonic experience in your home, Bose and Sonos offer similar speakers designed for open-concept spaces to be filled with wave after wave of high-quality audio.

Sonos Play:5 vs. Bose SoundTouch 30

The Sonos Play:5 is the most powerful of the speakers in the Play family. With the largest bouquet of speakers and drivers, the Play:5 pushes your music through six class-D amplifiers, which are designed to give you the purest, loudest audio in the smallest form possible. Three tweeters and three midrange woofers ensure the purest reproduction of vocals and instruments, all delivered with full-bodied bass warmed by the Play:5's chassis.

Top-side buttons on the Play 5 allow you to control playback on your streaming music. On the back of the speaker you'll find a 3.5mm input to connect additional audio devices. There is also a rear ethernet port to plug directly into an IEEE port for internet access or to add an AirPort Express, allowing your Sonos speaker to play audio through AirPlay.

The Bose SoundTouch 30 is the top-of-the-line speaker in the SoundTouch lineup. Using Bose Acoustic Waveguide Speaker Technology, audio will travel through a winding path of air tunnels within the speaker's case to produce full, clear, stereo sound. Two drivers and a high-powered woofer faithfully reproduce the spectrum of frequencies in your favourite songs.

Six preset buttons on the top allow you instant access to internet radio stations you've programmed in through the SoundTouch app, even without a connected device. Additional buttons allow you to control playback and volume. On the front of the speaker you'll find an OLED display providing connectivity status and information about the music you are streaming On the back of the speaker, you'll find an ethernet port allowing you to add an AirPort Express for AirDrop compatibility or to plug directly into a router or ethernet port if you're setting up the speaker in a part of your home with weak Wi-Fi. You will also find an auxiliary input on the rear of the SoundTouch 30 to plug in additional audio devices using a 3.5mm patch cable. The SoundTouch 30 also comes with a remote control with a 20-foot range.

Connectivity

Both the Sonos and Bose SoundTouch speakers allow you to send music wirelessly, though they work a little differently.

When you set up your first Sonos speaker, it will use your home's Wi-Fi to create its own, dedicated wireless network called SonosNet. This wireless system exists outside of your home's Wi-Fi and is the primary method your Sonos system will use to communicate with other speakers in the system and to stream music. SonosNet will reduce congestion on your home Wi-Fi, and will allow you to easily add additional speakers, making it simple to expand your home audio system.

The Bose SoundTouch system allows you to connect to their speakers through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Primarily your speaker system will communicate with additional speakers and share music through Wi-Fi; however, it's nice to have the Bluetooth option if you want to stream something from your phone (like Youtube) and have it come through your Bose system. Previous generations in the SoundTouch lineup supported AirPlay; however speakers in the third generation and on no longer support this feature. This means you can't stream music directly from your iOS device, you'll have to go through the SoundTouch app.

App Experience


The Sonos Controller App and the Bose SoundTouch app have very similar features.

Both let you program and control speakers throughout your home to play music. You can choose to have the same music on multiple speakers, or different music on individual speakers.

With the Bose SoundTouch speakers, you have to use the app if you want to program internet radio stations to the preset buttons on the top of the speaker. When Bose first introduced their SoundTouch lineup, they had to be initially set up by plugging the speakers into a computer, configuring them, and then placing them in your home. Now set up can be completely done through the app.

The Sonos App will allow you to set up and manage new speakers as you expand your system. If you are using an iOS device, you can use Sonos Trueplay (which is built in to the iOS app) and it will use your device's microphone to calibrate your speakers for optimum performance in whatever room you set up your Sonos. Keep in mind, though, Trueplay is only available on iPhone and iPad.

With the exception of Trueplay, the Sonos and Bose app experience are pretty similar. One important difference between the apps is the integrated services each system supports.

Supported Services

This is where you'll find a major difference between Sonos and Bose.

Sonos supports significantly more streaming services than the Bose SoundTouch lineup of speakers. Both systems will play existing music on your computer or device one way or another, but the integrated experience between the Sonos Controller and supported music streaming services like Apple music is very slick.

It's important to know the free versions of services (like spotify, Google Play Music, etc.) will not work with the apps on either systems, so if you're planning on getting the best experience from your streaming services, you should be prepared to upgrade to the premium versions. A workaround for the Bose system is to stream via Bluetooth from the streaming app of your choice; however, this means you won't be logged in through the speaker's controller app, so you may only be able to stream on one speaker at a time.

If you're planning on managing your streaming music through paid services like Apple Music and Spotify, then the Sonos family of speakers offer the best support.

Which is right for you?

For the streamers: Sonos

Sonos supports the larger number of streaming services, so if you like to stream radio, music, podcasts, whatever, Sonos is the best way to go. The audio quality is impeccable for wireless speakers and would even be considered excellent if they were wired. The ability to connect up to 32 speakers and create separate zones can fill your home with sound, making sure everyone is listening to whatever tickles their fancy.

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For the brand loyalists: Bose

Bose has long been one of the top names in audio — and for very good reason. The SoundTouch 30 delivers powerful, warm bass and has wonderful connectivity features, including a great app experience. Go with Bose if you don't stream a lot of music and like to listen to your own tunes. Sure, Bose offers eight streaming options, but that pales in comparison to Sonos. That being said, if you want Bose, you know you're gonna go with the SoundTouch 30 because nothing else will do.

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New macOS ransomware spotted in the wild

Posted on by Lucian Constantin.
Categories: Uncategorized.

A new file-encrypting ransomware program for macOS is being distributed through BitTorrent websites, and users who fall victim to it won’t be able to recover their files, even if they pay.

Crypto ransomware programs for macOS are rare. This is the second such threat found in the wild so far, and it’s a poorly designed one. The program was named OSX/Filecoder.E by the malware researchers from antivirus vendor ESET who found it.

OSX/Filecoder.E masquerades as a cracking tool for commercial software like Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Microsoft Office for Mac and is being distributed as a BitTorrent download. It is written in Apple’s Swift programming language by what appears to be an inexperienced developer, judging from the many mistakes made in its implementation.

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New macOS ransomware spotted in the wild

Posted on by Lucian Constantin.
Categories: Uncategorized.

A new file-encrypting ransomware program for macOS is being distributed through BitTorrent websites, and users who fall victim to it won’t be able to recover their files, even if they pay.

Crypto ransomware programs for macOS are rare. This is the second such threat found in the wild so far, and it’s a poorly designed one. The program was named OSX/Filecoder.E by the malware researchers from antivirus vendor ESET who found it.

OSX/Filecoder.E masquerades as a cracking tool for commercial software like Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Microsoft Office for Mac and is being distributed as a BitTorrent download. It is written in Apple’s Swift programming language by what appears to be an inexperienced developer, judging from the many mistakes made in its implementation.

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How to save and back up your Health data on Apple Watch

Posted on by Joseph Keller.
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If you're looking to move your health data from an old Apple Watch to a new one, you've got some choices to make.

When you're moving to a new new Apple Watch, one thing you need to keep an eye on is your health data. Because it's a very private set of information, data from the Health app hasn't always been included by default in iPhone backups made to iCloud and iTunes. This is important, because these iPhone backups contain the backup of your old Apple Watch that you're looking to move to your new watch.

These days, Health data is included in what is now an encrypted iCloud backup so you can restore it to your iPhone from Apple's cloud service, but some people still have issues with those, or don't back up to iCloud in the first place. But for those that don't use iCloud backups, or who seek different solutions, there are a couple of notable options out there for you.

How to create an encrypted backup of your iPhone or iPad with iTunes

While garden variety iTunes backups will keep an archive of most of your iPhone's data, you'll need an encrypted backup in order to save your health data.

  1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer via USB.
  2. Open iTunes
  3. Click on the device icon in the tab bar.

  4. Click Summary if you're not already in that section.

  5. Click the checkbox next to Encrypt iPhone/iPad backup. This will allow your Health data to be backed up.

  6. Back Up Now under Manually Back Up and Restore.

  7. After you make a backup, start the set up process for your new iPhone and choose Restore from Backup when you get to that screen.

How to use Health Data Importer to move health data to a new iPhone

If you want, you can export your data directly from the Health app, and with Health Data Importer, you can easily import exactly the data you want into the Health app on a new iPhone. You can get Health Data Importer on the App Store for $3.99

  1. Open the Health app on your current iPhone.
  2. Tap on the Health Data tab.
  3. Tap on the User icon in the upper-right corner.

  4. Tap Export Health Data.

  5. Tap Export. This might take a few minutes.
  6. Save the final export to iCloud Drive.

  7. Set up your new iPhone to your liking.

  8. Open the Health app.
  9. Set up your basic information.
  10. Download Health Data Importer from the App Store.
  11. Open Health Data Importer.
  12. Tap Import.

  13. Select export.zip in iCloud Drive.

  14. Select the individual sources you wish to import to your new iPhone, or Select All to move the whole Health backup to your new device.
  15. Tap Next.

  16. Tap Turn All Categories On on the Health Access prompt to allow the app to write to your Health repository.

  17. Tap Allow.
  18. Open the iCloud Drive app once Health Data Importer has finished its import.

  19. Tap Select in the upper right corner.

  20. Find and select the export.zip Health file.

  21. Tap Delete in the lower right corner.

  22. Tap Delete from iCloud Drive.

What now?

Now that you've gotten your health data on to your new iPhone, it's time to set up your new Apple Watch. Be sure to follow our guide to restoring your Apple Watch from a backup.

Questions?

Have any questions about moving your health data from one iPhone to another? Let us know down in the comments.

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Best TV shows and movies on Netflix right now

Posted on by Joseph Keller.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Netflix is always adding new movies and TV shows to its catalog, and each week, we'll bring you the best it has to offer!

What to Watch

In this week's Netflix selections, learn about the life and work of Harvey Milk, watch as a princess recruits knights to help her reclaim her kingdom, and check out Trevor Noah's new comedy special.

  • Milk - This biographical drama follows the life and work of gay rights activist Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California.
  • The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 2 - In this anime series, a princess works to take her kingdom back from a group of tyrants with the help of a group of knights.
  • Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark - The Daily Show host Trevor Noah offers his thoughts on how countries get named, the relationship between New Yorkers and their traffic lights, and avoiding getting drunk in Scotland.

Coming Attractions

Titles arriving on Netflix in the next week include Sausage Party, in which a sausage leads his food friends to try and escape their grim fates, Netflix original movie I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore, and competition show Ultimate Beastmaster.

  • Sausage Party - When a sausage discovers the truth about his existence, that he and his other food friends live only to be eaten by humans, he and his friends attempt to escape their grim fate in a journey across the human world. Arrives February 23.
  • I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore - After a home break-in, a nursing assistant and her odd neighbor team up to track down the criminal responsible, only to get in over their heads. Arrives February 24. - See on Netflix
  • Ultimate Beastmaster - Hosted by Terry Crews and Charissa Thompson, this competition show tests contestants from around the world on challenging obstacle courses. Arrives February 24. - See on Netflix

Bookmark this page and check back next week for more from Netflix!

How to delete your Instagram account (after saving your photos)

Posted on by Mikah Sargent.
Categories: Uncategorized.

How do I save my photos and delete my Instagram account? There's a support page for that!

Updated February 2017 with new information on how to save your photos.

So you wanna say goodbye to your Instagram account do ya? Well you've come to the right place! There are plenty of reasons why someone might want to get rid of their Instagram account (too many cats), but there's only one way to make that happen: Instagram's support page.

Before we dig in, though, I'd imagine you're probably hoping to hold on to your Instagram photos and videos, so we've got everything you need to know about exporting your posts and deleting your Instagram account right here!

How to save all your photos from your Instagram account

There are a number of services on the web that can plug in to your Instagram account and help you download your photos. We're going to use a service called InstaPort from Vibbi. It used to be you had to link your Instagram account to InstaPort in order to download your photos, but now it's gotten even easier than that!

  1. Launch your web browser of choice and head to the InstaPort website.
  2. Type in your username or paste your Instagram account's URL.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. If you only want to save certain photos, select the photos you want to save by clicking on them.

  5. If you want to save all your photos, click Download All Posts, otherwise click Download Selected.
  6. The service will process your photos and the browser will automatically download a .zip archive.

All that's left is to store your photos in a safely backed up location and delete your Instagram account.

How to delete your Instagram account

You'll have to head to Instagram's website if you want to delete your account — you're not able to do it from the app. Keep in mind once you've followed through with deletion all your posts, comments, likes, and followers will be removed. This is a permanent decision.

  1. Launch your web browser of choice and head to Instagram's Delete Your Account page.
  2. Login with your account details.
  3. Tell Instagram why you've chosen to delete your account by selecting an option from the dropdown menu.
  4. Type in your password to confirm the deletion.

  5. Click Permanently delete my account.
  6. Click OK to confirm the deletion.

Questions?

Run into any problems whilst trying to delete your account? Let us know in the comments below and we'll try to troubleshoot the issue!

Allyson Kazmucha contributed to an earlier version of this guide.

Instagram’s new galleries will let you share multiple photos per post

Posted on by Caitlin McGarry.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Instagram has become something of an art form. To avoid cluttering your friends’ feeds, you have to pick the best photo from a day or an event, the one that perfectly encapsulates the experience. Then you artfully edit the image by choosing the perfect filter and tweaking it in advanced options. A sardonic or heartfelt caption rounds out the post, which you then share and wait for the likes to come rolling in. But today, Instagram is changing the game.

You don’t have to share just one photo per post anymore. In an update rolling out for iOS and Android users Wednesday, Instagram is lifting its limitations with multiple images and videos per post—up to 10, to be exact. This is a feature that Instagram actually launched two years ago, but was previously only available to brands.

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Make Transferring Files Easy With This iOS-Compatible Flash Drive [Deals Hub]

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Keeping the hard drive on your iOS device freed up can be a pain. It becomes much easier when you can transfer files to your PC with iMemStick 3.0 Get 64GB of plug-in storage from this handy accessory on sale now from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub. Continue reading