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  • FBI Director Christopher Wray on Encryption: We Can't Have an 'Entirely Unfettered Space Beyond the Reach of Law Enforcement' MacRumors (Tuesday, 5 March) - Encryption should not provide an "unfettered space" for criminals to hide behind, FBI Director Christopher Wray said today in an interview at the RSA conference, a cybersecurity event in San Francisco.As noted by CNET, Wray said that while the FBI is not seeking backdoors in electronics, encryption needs to have limitations."It can't be a sustainable end state for there to be an entirely unfettered space that's utterly beyond...
  • Apple will now reportedly fix iPhones even if you’ve replaced the battery yourself TheVerge (Tuesday, 5 March) - iPhones with third-party batteries are now eligible to be repaired at Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASP), according to internal Apple documents reportedly obtained by MacRumors and French outlet iGen. Before, Apple policies stated that customers were ineligible to receive any kind of repair service if their iPhones were previously repaired with any non-original, third-party components, meaning you’d be taking a big risk by replacing an iPhone battery yourself. According to...
  • The Eufy RoboVac 12 Robot Vacuum has reached its lowest price again iMore (Tuesday, 5 March) - Your very own robot.The Eufy RoboVac 12 self-charging robotic vacuum cleaner is down to $199.99 on Amazon. This deal is a match of its lowest price in history, which has only hit once before.The RoboVac 12 is very similar to previous generations like the RoboVac 11S and RoboVac 30C. The biggest difference between them is the 12 is a bit more powerful than the 11S with 1500Pa versus 1300Pa and costs $100 less than the 30C but doesn't...
  • Microsoft's 'All-Digital' Xbox One could launch in May Tuaw (Tuesday, 5 March) - Those rumors of Microsoft releasing a disc-free Xbox One in 2019 are gathering steam. Windows Central sources claim the system will be named the "Xbox One S All-Digital Edition" (a very Microsoft-like name if we've ever heard one) and would ship wor......
  • How to replace a lost Jabra Elite 65t earbud iMore (Tuesday, 5 March) - If you've lost one of your Jabra Elite Active 65t or Jabra Elite 65t earbuds, you can purchase a replacement through the Jabra website. Here's how to pair your replacement earbud once it comes in the mail.Products used in this guideGet an Active 65t replacement: Elite Active 65t Earbuds replacement ($59 at Jabra)How about a Elite 65t replacement?: Elite 65t Earbuds replacement ($49 at Jabra)Let's do thisYou can buy a right or left earbud replacement...
  • Adults are the only ones who fell for the Momo hoax Tuaw (Tuesday, 5 March) - Oh man, we really do live on the dumbest timeline. You probably recognize the horrifying visage you see above: it's Momo, the mascot for the internet's newest outrage sensation. The Momo Challenge, as it's called, reportedly encourages children and t......
  • Can you make calls on the Fitbit Charge 3? iMore (Tuesday, 5 March) - Best answer: Nope. The Fitbit Charge 3 doesn't have a built-in mic or speakers, so you can't make phone calls. You can, however, see notifications for your incoming calls then address those notifications from your smartphone. If you're looking for a watch that'll allow you to answer and make calls from your wrist, you might want to look into an Apple Watch.All health, no calls: Fitbit Charge 3 ($150 at Fitbit)Make phone calls: Apple Watch Series 4 (From...
  • Power all the things with 31% off the Anker PowerPort 12-Outlet Power Strip iMore (Tuesday, 5 March) - Pa-pa-power.Amazon has the Anker PowerPort 12-Outlet Power Strip on sale for $26.99, saving you 31% off the usual $39 price tag.This well-rated power strip features twelve power outlets and three USB-A ports. The cable is six feet long, too, so you can use this for your entertainment center, desktop computer, or bedroom. It'll work basically anywhere. It has three lines of surge protection and delivers an optimized charge via its PowerIQ USB ports. Anker backs this product with...
  • Tile Pro multi-pack on sale - as if it weren't already inexpensive enough! iMore (Tuesday, 5 March) - With Tile Pro, you'll never lose your things.If you're looking for a 2,4, or 8-pack of Tile Pro Bluetooth trackers, you're in luck this week. Tile is having a sale on the combo pack of the Pro tracker. You can get a 2-pack for $50 (down from $70), a 4-pack for $90 (originally $140), and the 8-pack for $190 ($90 off).See at TileIf you're wondering why anyone would need two, four, or even eight Tile Pro trackers,...
  • The wearable market is (still) booming Tuaw (Tuesday, 5 March) - Sticking to its upward trajectory, the wearable market saw staggering growth through the end of 2018. That's not entirely a surprise. While the wearable business is tough, the market as a whole has been steadily increasing. But the rate at which the......
  • How to make your YouTube videos 2:1 cinematic with Final Cut Pro X iMore (Tuesday, 5 March) - 2:1 aspect ratio video just looks more cinematic. That's why everyone from tech YouTube to Netflix is jumping on board. And you can too!This is all Jonathan Morrison's fault. I'm sure you know who he is, but on the off-chance you don't, he makes some of the best-looking, and just plain best videos, on YouTube. Anyway, he switched to 2:1 video early. And, if memory serves, he helped get Marques Brownlee — MKBHD — to do the same. Watching...
  • WaterField kicks off Wallet Month with Minemo, Clyff minimalist wallets iMore (Tuesday, 5 March) - WaterField kicks off Wallet Month with two minimal wallets to hold your bare necessities.WaterField Designs, known for their durable and stylish bags and other accessories (such as the Sutter Sling Pouch for Nintendo Switch), has announced Wallet Month, the result of a two-month crowdsourced design project. As part of the first week of Wallet Month, the company is announcing a pair of minimal wallets, the Minemo and the Clyff. The Minemo is being formally announced now, while, the Clyff...
  • Polestar wants you to buy and unlock your car with your phone Tuaw (Tuesday, 5 March) - Add Polestar to the ranks of automotive brands that are basing their car experiences around your phone. The company has launched a Polestar Explore app for Android and iOS as part of a larger strategy to handle virtually everything from your phone. Y......
  • Apple makes steps toward a more flexible right to repair iMore (Tuesday, 5 March) - You can now have your iPhone with a third-party battery worked on by Apple.According to French website iGen, as first reported by MacRumors, Apple's new policy regarding fixing iPhones is that, if it has an after-market battery in it, they will still work on it.If the repair is unrelated to the battery, the Genius Bar and AASPs are now instructed to ignore the third-party battery and proceed with service as normal, according to Apple's internal document. This could...
  • Review: LaCie's New 'Mobile SSD' Features Fast Transfer Speeds and an Attractive Design MacRumors (Tuesday, 5 March) - LaCie, Seagate's premium brand, recently launched a new external SSD, the LaCie Mobile SSD, which offers up to 2TB of storage space along with USB-C transfer speeds up to 540MB/s.The LaCie Mobile SSD follows the LaCie Portable SSD, offering a thin, light enclosure that's easily pocketable but still eye catching. LaCie first introduced the Mobile SSD at CES 2019, and it's now available for purchase from Apple.
  • Your iPhone 8 Plus screen isn't scratch-proof — get a screen protector! iMore (Tuesday, 5 March) - The iPhone 8 Plus has a beautiful, big screen, and if you went through the trouble of buying it, chances are you want to keep that screen in pristine condition. One of the best ways to avoid scratches and scuffs on your display is to invest in a screen protector! Here are our favorite tempered glass screen protectors for your iPhone 8 Plus!Anti-scratch coatingSpigen tempered glass screen protectorStaff FavoriteSpigen's tempered glass screen protector is covered in...
  • These discounted SoundCore Mini 2 Bluetooth speakers create stereo sound iMore (Tuesday, 5 March) - Sounds like a sale.Grab two Anker Soundcore Mini 2 pocket Bluetooth speakers for $51.99 on Amazon right now. The 2-pack usually sells for around $62, and this is the second-best drop we've ever seen. A single Soundcore Mini 2 speaker goes for $30 at the moment, so you're saving substantially compared to buying them separately.The speakers are designed to be used together. You can connect the speakers together and get huge stereo sound, which makes them great for...
  • Quip's latest electric toothbrush is just for kids Tuaw (Tuesday, 5 March) - Toothbrush subscription company Quip just announced that it now has a pint-sized version specifically geared towards children. If you're a podcast listener, you're probably already familiar with the toothbrush company that has nailed targeted adverti......