Steam’s Christmas Day debacle exposed the details of 34,000 users

Working in fraud (and not keeping my address and billing information saved, if that matters) I’m not very concerned about the attack or the results thereof. It is still disconcerting, though. However, we all need to realize that the Internet, like everything else, saw the positive benefits first and the […]

AT&T reportedly set to ditch 2-year smartphone contracts on Jan. 8 [Update]

Update: AT&T has sent over a statement that both confirms, as well as clarifies, the carrier’s plans: “With $0 down for well-qualified customers, the ability to upgrade early and down payment options available with even lower monthly installments, our customers are overwhelmingly choosing AT&T Next. Starting January 8, AT&T Next […]

Twitter for Mac gets a new look, group messaging, and much more

Twitter has delivered a major update to its Mac application, adding support for a number of the social network’s most recent features. Version 4.0 also brings along a refreshed look, along with a brand new dark theme. In addition to the new look, Twitter for Mac supports in-line video, group […]

How to troubleshoot your HomeKit accessories

Using Siri with HomeKit accessories is magical—when it works. If your HomeKit accessories blink out, here’s the fix. I’ve been testing all sorts of HomeKit accessories throughout the past few months, including Lutron’s Caseta Wireless lighting system, one of Apple’s first HomeKit-enabled accessories to make it to market. During my […]

Save up to 70% on select Transcend microSD cards at Amazon

Amazon is currently hosting a deal on select Transcend storage products that can save you as much as 70% on the purchase. Whether you are looking for a microSD card or a full sized SD card, or want a solid-state drive for your computer, this deal has you covered. Some […]

Apple’s five biggest fumbles of 2015

No company is perfect. Every peak brings with it a valley. And Apple had plenty of both this year. Apple shipped a stunning amount of products in 2015 and made an incredible amount of money doing it. Yet that kind of scale can create strain and that level of success […]

This is how your Apple Watch stays so accurate

One of the principle marketing lines during the initial marketing of the Apple Watch was that it was an extremely precise timepiece, and now Apple’s Kevin Lynch has detailed why it’s so accurate. Using synchronized Network Time Servers communicating with GPS satellites, Apple sends time information to iPhones around the […]

Microsoft’s latest iPhone app makes your selfies better with one just one tap

Microsoft’s latest iPhone-exclusive app is called, simply, Microsoft Selfie. As the name suggests, it’s designed to help people make their selfie photos better with automatic changes and different filters. The official description for the app states: Microsoft Selfie is a selfie and portrait enhancement application. The app takes age, gender, […]

Ten technology tips for your family members this holiday

Every time I come home for Christmas, my folks ask me to fix something technology-related in their home. They’re very intelligent people and generally good with Macs, but somehow I always end up having to troubleshoot something. (This Christmas: resetting their Ecobee3 thermostat to work with HomeKit.) Whether your family […]

How to clear your App Store cache and force a reload

Ever wished you could force the App Store to reload? Well, you can! Not seeing new apps? Updates that just won’t go away? While the App Store isn’t technically a web page, sometimes it feels like you just want to force it to clear the cache, reload, and make absolutely […]