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5 features that will make you want to download iOS 15 now
September 20, 2021 at 6:05 pm 0
Apple officially made iOS 15 available to everyone on Monday. The latest software update was announced back in June at Apple's WWDC event, and was only available in beta until now. With the release of the iPhone 13, the fully formed iOS 15 can be downloaded by anyone with an iPhone 6S or newer. To download it, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Here are a few of our favorite iOS 15 features. 1. SharePlay on FaceTime The person you're FaceTiming with will go into a smaller, picture-in-picture frame while their shared screen will take center stage. Credit: Screenshot: apple Sharing your screen just got so much easier. SharePlay on FaceTime lets users, well, share whatever they're playing on their phones to others on the call. It works with Apple native apps, like Apple Music and Apple TV, and certain third-party partners, like TikTok, HBO
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Facebook promised Trump it wouldn't fact-check political speech, according to a new book
September 20, 2021 at 6:05 pm 0
Did Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg promise then-President Trump that it wouldn't fact-check political speech?According to a new book The Contrarian by reporter Max Chafkin on Trump supporter Peter Thiel, Zuckerberg did just that in order to avoid new regulations from the Trump administration.Remember 2019, that now-distant year before the COVID-19 pandemic and a heated presidential election? All the way back then, more than a year before the 2020 Presidential election, there was a report about a secret October dinner between Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and then-President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Mashable covered it at the time.Zuckerberg was in Washington, D.C. for a Congressional hearing on its seemingly now-cancelled digital currency, Libra. While in town, he accepted an invite from Trump for dinner at the White House.A Facebook statement at the time characterized the meal as completely "normal.""As is normal for a CEO of
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How to download and save Instagram videos
September 19, 2021 at 5:56 pm 0
Instagram is famously the place to go to look at photos, get distracted by reels, and watch videos. If you want to see videos about food, travel, manifestation, or anything in between, Instagram is quickly becoming the place to look. But if you want to share that video beyond an Instagram DM or sending the link to a friend, it can be difficult. You can save the video, but that won't actually save it to your phone or desktop — instead, it will add it to your saved post bookmarks, which makes it easier to find and watch it later on Instagram. Sometimes, though, you just want to have that video on your own device, and the app doesn't make it particularly easy to download and save videos. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways you can do this without the innate help of Instagram.Before you decide to download a video,
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How to let someone bypass your iPhone Do Not Disturb settings
September 19, 2021 at 5:56 pm 0
Every night before I sleep, I set my phone to Do Not Disturb, one of the many steps I have to take to not stare at my phone late into the evening. It makes it so that I can still receive text messages and calls, but I'm not notified. My phone doesn't ring, or vibrate, or even light up. It's genuinely blissful to not have any notifications for a few hours each day, even if they are the hours before I go to bed and after I wake up. But some important calls still need to come through, like when my roommate is out on a first date, or when a family member is in labor. Thankfully, it's easy to enjoy the positive parts of Do Not Disturb while still ensuring those important calls come through.Set up Do Not DisturbThere are two ways to set up Do Not Disturb on
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Tesla scraps its referral programs for everything but solar roof
September 18, 2021 at 5:47 pm 0
Earning 1,000 miles of free Supercharging is no longer possible, according to the Tesla website.For several years, when someone bought a Tesla electric vehicle through a referral, both the referred customer and referrer were rewarded with 1,000 miles worth of free fast charging on the Tesla Supercharger network. Solar panel referrals could bring in as much as $500 cash. One Supercharger session typically fills up, say a standard Tesla Model 3 battery, for about $25. As of Saturday, Tesla scrapped that program for car and solar panel purchases. The only reward is now $500 for a solar roof referral. EV publication Electrek reported that a revamped vehicle referral program is expected to be unveiled soon.The Tesla referral page explains that rewards for car referrals will be eligible for the charging perk only if the car was ordered by Friday, Sept. 17. Any later and you just helped Tesla make another
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Elon Musk taunts Tesla fans with yet another Full Self-Driving button promise
September 18, 2021 at 5:47 pm 0
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a master at leading on his loyal electric vehicle followers — especially when it comes to access to the car's coveted Full-Self Driving mode beta.Back in March, Musk estimated it'd be less than two weeks until all Tesla cars with the Full Self-Driving package would have an onscreen button to "download beta." Fast forward to September and Musk is once again promising the button will be on car displays by Friday.The download beta button never materialized in March. (Nor in April. Nor in May.)The FSD beta, as it's known, is only available to select users who are part of an early adopters group. Access to the advanced driving system (it's not fully autonomous) that can accelerate, brake, and adhere to traffic signs on its own has been limited to a few thousand drivers so far. Many beta testers post videos after FSD beta updates, like
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Chevy to Bolt drivers worried about fires: Park 50 feet from other cars
September 17, 2021 at 5:34 pm 0
"Park 50 feet or more away from another vehicle."Chevy Bolt EV and EUV owners won't find this recommendation on the electric vehicle's official recall website. It's instead what General Motors "concierge" customer service specialists are telling concerned owners who call in with questions about parking the recalled vehicles.The Chevy Bolt EV and new EUV models from 2017 through 2022 are under a recall for battery fire risk. It's been a long saga that started in November for some early models before expanding to include every Bolt last month. GM says battery-maker LG supplied defective batteries that have sparked fires.Just a few weeks ago, another Bolt EV exploded while parked in Sacramento, Calif. Several cars parked around it were burned in the overnight fireball. The car owner, 20-year-old Jesus Damian, told Mashable in an email last week that Chevy is still determining the cause of the fire. (So far, all of
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Prototypes imagine what it'd be like to blend a classic car and a boat – Future Blink
September 17, 2021 at 5:34 pm 0
Lazzarini Design Studio has created prototypes of classic cars converted into custom boats.
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10 of the best pre-built gaming PCs: Why we love Corsair, Lenovo, Dell, and more
September 16, 2021 at 5:24 pm 0
BEST DEALS ON GAMING PCS:Skytech Siege 3.0 — $2,149.99 (save $400)UM700 Mini PC — $629.90 (save $50)The popularity of gaming PCs has exploded in recent years. Sure, there are plenty of people who won’t abandon their beloved consoles, but a large number of gaming enthusiasts have been shifting their attention. And with good reason. For starters, the games are normally cheaper and the breadth of available titles is truly astounding. You can use your PC to play the latest strategy and simulation games, as well as the top offerings in eSports and first-person shooters. Additionally, thanks to the PC’s open platform, you also have access to a wide array of unique independent games. No matter your penchant and preferences, you’re always guaranteed to find something that matches your mood, skill, and desires. SEE ALSO: The absolute best gaming desks for your PC setup Gaming PCs also deliver
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What we found inside AT&T's top secret warehouse
September 16, 2021 at 5:24 pm 0
Somewhere in New Jersey sits AT&T's top secret network disaster recovery warehouse. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak at the incredible technology housed there. Check out what they let us see.
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