How to Use End-to-End Encryption in Facebook Messenger Right Now

How to Use End-to-End Encryption in Facebook Messenger Right Now

Meta might not be a bastion of digital privacy (and very well may be an enemy of it), but the times might be a-changein’. The company announced on Thursday, Aug. 11 they are testing end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for Facebook Messenger as the default, meaning all Messenger users would have their chats protected from spying eyes … Read more

Everyone Should Be Using iOS 16’s Safety Check Feature

Everyone Should Be Using iOS 16’s Safety Check Feature

Photo: rafapress (Shutterstock) With iOS 16Apple is bringing even more privacy-focused features to your iPhone. We’ve already discussed Lockdown Modewhich protects your data when you suspect you may be targeted by a sophisticated cyber attack. Not exactly a universal use case—but another new feature, Safety Check, can benefit anyone with an iPhone. It lets you … Read more

Does Google Think Gen Z Is the Answer to Its Green Text Woes?

Does Google Think Gen Z Is the Answer to Its Green Text Woes?

Will Android and Apple ever play nice? Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo This week, alongside a massive unveiling of brand new foldable devices and accessories from Samsung, Google put out its own ad campaign in an attempt to rally the troops against Apple’s tyrannical reign on messaging. Google’s #getthemessage Campaign to stoke the flames of … Read more

Sound Waves Let Researchers Build Stuff With the Force

Sound Waves Let Researchers Build Stuff With the Force

What does the future of construction look like? Autonomous machines buzzing around a building site? Giant 3D printers extruding walls and floors? Looking forward even farther, researchers at the Public University of Navarre in Spain have been experimenting with using sound waves to make building materials simply float into position without any physical interaction required. … Read more

How to pick the best MacBook so you’re not overspending for what you don’t need

How to pick the best MacBook so you’re not overspending for what you don’t need

A new MacBook Air running M2 chip is seen displayed during Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, June 6, 2022. Peter Dasilva | Reuters Apple has five MacBook computers to choose from, which might be a little daunting if you’re in the market for a new laptop as we hit back-to-school season. … Read more

Google pushes Apple to adopt a new kind of text messaging, criticizing ‘green bubbles’

Google pushes Apple to adopt a new kind of text messaging, criticizing ‘green bubbles’

Android mascots are lined up in the demonstration area at the Google I/O Developers Conference in the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Beck Diefenbach | Reuters Google, the developer of the Android, is increasing the pressure on Apple to adopt RCS, a next-generation standard for text messaging. It argues that Apple’s support of RCS would … Read more

Samsung just announced two new phones that fold in half

Samsung just announced two new phones that fold in half

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Samsung Samsung on Wednesday announced its newest foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4. The $999.99 Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the $1,799.99 Galaxy Z Fold 4 look very similar to last year’s Flip 3 and Fold 3. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is a … Read more

Google pushes Apple to adopt a new kind of text messaging, criticizing ‘green bubbles’

Google pushes Apple to adopt a new kind of text messaging, criticizing ‘green bubbles’

Android mascots are lined up in the demonstration area at the Google I/O Developers Conference in the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Beck Diefenbach | Reuters Google, the developer of the Android, is increasing the pressure on Apple to adopt RCS, a next-generation standard for text messaging. It argues that Apple’s support of RCS would … Read more

The Modular Gamevice Flex Controller Wants You to Keep Your Phone in Its Case

The Modular Gamevice Flex Controller Wants You to Keep Your Phone in Its Case

The biggest challenge facing the growing number of clamp-on gamepads that promise to turn your smartphone into a handheld console is their limited compatibility, especially when it comes to fitting your phone. The Gamevice Flex wants to change that with a modular design that can be reconfigured to support almost any phone, even when inside … Read more

How to See Your iPhone’s Battery Percentage All the Time Again

How to See Your iPhone’s Battery Percentage All the Time Again

Photo: MichaelJayBerlin (Shutterstock) When you look at the battery icon on your iPhone, you get a rough enough idea of ​​how much battery life you still have to work with. But if you want to know exactly where you stand, you need to swipe down from the top right into Control Center, where Apple has … Read more