10 hidden iPhone features you had no idea existed

If you’re like most iPhone addicts, you’ve probably updated to iOS 10 by now. It was a thrill to search through an array of new emojis and experiment with iMessage’s many improved features.   But in the initial flurry of excitement, chances are you overlooked some pretty handy tricks in the process. With Apple’s latest software update you can hear who’s calling you without even glancing at your phone. And who needs reading glasses with your iPhone’s new magnifying glass? These are just a few of the many hidden iPhone features you can find when you update to iOS 10: 1. Switch back to unlocking your phone with Touch ID We had to say goodbye to the iPhone’s iconic “slide-to-unlock” feature, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue living…

Microsoft is violating anti-competition legislation, says Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of ... Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab, a leading cyber security services vendor, has presented evidence that Microsoft is pushing out third party anti-virus software companies from its ecosystem. The problem is with the latest version of Windows 10. The bundled Windows Defender app aggressively pushes itself to users over third party anti-virus software. On upgrading to the latest version of Windows 10, Microsoft disables “incompatible” security applications. Windows Defender takes over even if the software passes the initial compatibility check. If users have installed a third party security service, and are using it, Windows pushes out an alert claiming weaker security because Windows Defender is disabled. Enabling Defender prevents the existing anti-virus software from working, but this is not immediately apparent from the graphics used in...

The Last Guardian action trailer- it's really real! The Last Guardian has been in development for almost 10 years. Did we think it was pretty much just vapourware? Well yes but we're also generally happy to be proved wrong. The game recently suffered a short delay but the word is that it will still launch before the end of 2016, on the 6th of December to be precise. To keep our minds on that goal, here's a new action packed trailer. Remarkably, it still looks very much like the same game which was first shown off at E3 in 2009. We'll have to wait and see if that's a good thing.

18 Chilled, Shaken, and Exquisite Gifts for the Bar The holidays can be as much razzle-dazzle as frazzle. A good solution? Hit the bar. Barware makes for the perfect host gift, for all those holiday parties. Because keeping one’s spirits high during long winter nights, often requires… well, spirits. To you a wassail too. 01 The Lacquer Company Lidded Ice Bucket The mid-century mod mood of this ice-bucket ($298) is so groovy, that Peter Sellers may waltz right into your party. (Make sure to switch on the Moog to complete the ambiance.) The two-piece eight inch high ice bucket designed by Brit decorator Rita Konig for the Lacquer Company is lined with stainless steel to keep rocks hard and water tight. The mid-century mod mood of this ice-bucket ($...

Google has put a bunch of AI experiments on the web TechRadar Pro Want to play around with Google’s AI projects? Well, now you can thanks to a website which makes the company’s tinkering with artificial intelligence available for the public to sample. If you head over to the AI Experiments web page, you’ll find eight different experiments on offer, designed to illustrate what machine learning can do and appeal to a wider audience (with the option to submit your own work, to boot, if you’ve concocted anything along these lines yourself). The web-based apps include one which is an experiment in seeing whether a neural network can recognise a sketch. With Quick Draw, you simply doodle something on your touchscreen and the AI gives its best guess as to what that object is. Then there’s Giorgio Cam, which...

Pinball gets an endless spin in the dazzling and challenging PinOut These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play. Swedish studio Mediocre has become one of my favorite mobile game makers thanks to a pair of seriously addictive original experiences: Smash Hit is a dazzling endless glass-shattering arcade affair, while Does Not Commute is an unexpectedly hilarious game about routing traffic through cities. Despite being very different games, both feature a very similar (and smart) free-to-play model. After this mini-table is another section with flippers, and another, and another... And here’s another: PinOut is the studio’s ...

Experts say original pyramid found at Mayan ruins in Mexico MEXICO CITY -- Archaeologists have discovered what may be the original structure built at the pyramid of Kukulkan at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, experts said Wednesday.Last year, archaeologists using electrical imagining techniques found that the pyramid, which is also known as El Castillo, was built atop a subterranean river, or a cenote.Archaeologists have long known that a smaller pyramid is encapsulated underneath the visible temple.Researchers said Wednesday that they had detected an even smaller structure inside the other two structures. Using what is called tri-dimensional electric resistivity tomography, or “ERT-3D,” they found a 10-meter (yard) tall structure within the 20-meter tall ‘intermediate’ pyramid that was covered over by the last construction stage, perhaps around 900 A.D.Archaeologist Denisse Lorenia Argote...

Nokia Android phones are coming in 2017 – CNET Thought you'd heard the last of Nokia? Think again -- the company will be launching an Android-based phone in 2017. "We're just getting started, with new smartphones coming in 2017," a new page on Nokia's website explains "We're busy working on Nokia smartphones running Android." Details about the phone are scarce, although an earlier rumour suggested there may be two phones, with metal, water resistant designs, Android Nougat software and a very sensitive camera sensor. It's unlikely that Nokia itself will be building the phones as it used to -- the Nokia brand name was bought earlier this year by manufacturer HMD Global, which will no doubt make the phones and simply slap the Nokia name on top.