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These 9 Tricks May Change How You Use Your iPhone

Forget hammers and screwdrivers — iPhones are the most important tool of our times. But do you wield yours like a pro, or do your thumbs fumble its screen like an amateur? From apps that dash off reminders with a simple tap, to settings that make your battery stretch well into the night, these nine tips can help you get the most out of your iPhone.

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The Least Expensive Way to Buy a New iPhone SE

Is $399 still a bit too much for you to budget for a new iPhone SE? Thanks to a new in-store purchase promotion from Walmart, a $299 iPhone SE could be in your hands soon. Starting in April and running through the end of June, Walmart is offering a $100 price cut on all new Apple iPhones purchased in a Walmart retail store. You could be the owner of an iPhone SE for only $299. The discount applies not only to the freshly minted iPhone SE but also the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. Not all Walmart stores carry every iPhone model, so check to see which models are on sale at your nearest Walmart. Walmart is offering sweet deals for Samsung fans this spring, too. The retail giant has cut $150 off the price of […]

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Researchers build software that can predict your lifespan

Imagine if a computer could tell you how many days you had left.  Would you really want to know? You might decide to live your life differently — perhaps spending your money in other ways, or making your health a bigger priority. Whether you’re ready to find out or not, researchers from the University of East Anglia have started a project creating a software that — among other things — will be able to predict a person’s lifespan.

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White House Unveiling New Comparison Internet Service Labels

The Obama administration on Monday unveiled new labels for broadband and mobile Internet service, aimed at helping the nation’s web users make price and service comparisons. The labels from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission are similar to federally required nutrition labels on nearly all U.S. foods or information on credit card billing statements and will include disclosures of all fees and add-on charges and service speed and reliability. The new labels are recommended but not legally required, though firms that use them will not face government investigations into transparency rules.

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Update your phone, but only after you’ve given others a few days to test the waters

There’s a brand new reason to worry about updating your iPhone — if you’ve got one of the latest devices, anyway. People can worm their way into private photos and contacts stored within iPhone 6S and 6S Plus devices thanks to a glitch in iOS 9.3.1, the just-released version of Apple’s mobile operating system. YouTube user EverythingApplePro explained the bug in a video Monday, and Mashable confirmed Tuesday that it’s the real deal.

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