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Need costume ideas? Ask Siri “What should I be for Halloween?”
Need costume ideas? Ask Siri “What should I be for Halloween?”
Are you stuck for Halloween costume ideas this year? Take out your iPhone and ask Siri, "What should I be for Halloween?" Chances are some of the Apple virtual assistant's replies will tickle your funny bone. We don't want to spoil the party, but — as pointed out by Bustle — Siri's answers range in hilarity from offering "Plankton" as a possible outfit, to lobbing the following
Google still tracks your location through the web, even if your location history is off
Google still tracks your location through the web, even if your location history is off
Just because you've turned off your location history, that doesn't mean Google hasn't stopped tracking your location. Read more: Google mix up disappoints Tool fans expecting new album A new report by the Associated Press has found that Google services on your Android and Apple devices are still storing location data, even if you opt out of it through the privacy settings on your device. ... Read
Siri was apparently telling people that Stan Lee died yesterday
Siri was apparently telling people that Stan Lee died yesterday
Siri was telling people that 95-year-old comic book maven Stan Lee is dead, according to a new report from one CinemaBlend reporter. Apple's virtual assistant was apparently voicing the erroneous information that Lee died on Monday, July 2. Read more: Marvel teams with Vans for massive collection Watch the video below to see how writer Sean O'Connell came across the fake news snafu...
Music streaming surpasses CD sales worldwide for the first time
Music streaming surpasses CD sales worldwide for the first time
While one might already assume it's the case, it looks like streaming has finally surpassed CDs as the largest music format worldwide, according to a new report from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Read more: Apple to shut down iTunes music downloads Per the IFPI's annual data, the global recorded music market grew 8.1 perce ...
Apple to reportedly cease iTunes music downloads in March 2019
Apple to reportedly cease iTunes music downloads in March 2019
It looks like Apple has finally put an end date on iTunes Store music downloads. While the move has been rumored for years, sources are now saying a reported phase-out of iTunes downloads is expected on March 31, 2019. Read more: Apple to stop taking new LP submissions As previously reported, Apple Music exec Jimmy Iovine seemingly confirmed the coming iTunes download halt in a recent interview w
Apple’s iOS 11.3 lets you finally see your iPhone battery health
Apple’s iOS 11.3 lets you finally see your iPhone battery health
Last week, Apple dropped the iOS 11.3 update, which features a much-touted "Battery Health" feature—so you can finally see just how bad your iPhone battery actually is. Have you taken a peek at your iPhone battery's health yet? Read more: Apple to shut down iTunes music downloads After it was revealed that Apple’s battery management system was actually slowing down iPhones, the tech gia
This minimalist new phone wants to curb your addiction to devices
This minimalist new phone wants to curb your addiction to devices
A low-key, streamlined new cellphone is being funded to help confront the antisocial addiction to screen-gazing. Want to unload all but the most vital phone functions for a weekend (or more)? Light Phone 2 might be your thing. Read more: The cellphone from 'The Matrix' is coming back The stark new device is being presented as a "simple, 4G LTE phone with a beautiful black & white matte E
The “View Image” button on Google image searches is going away
The “View Image” button on Google image searches is going away
It looks like Google's beloved "View Image" button—the one that comes in so handy during image searches—is going away forever, due in part to the tech company's recent settlement with stock photo agency Getty Images. Read more: 13 weird Google search results for bands While a reverse image search on Google still works "the way most people use it" (according to Google's public