How to Install Apps From Outside Your Phone’s App Store

Lastly, web apps are sometimes an option if you need to get at apps that aren't in the official Google store. Even if apps are officially available through the normal route, you can always use this trick to access apps—Twitter,...

Flaws Could Have Exposed Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Hackers

Most people use either an app, an online platform, or a small hardware device as a wallet to store their cryptocurrency safely. The exchanges through which cryptocurrency changes hands, though, and other high stakes operations need something more like a...

Masters of Illusion: Season 10 Ratings

Published: August 8, 2020 © 2020 Masters of Illusion, LLC. All rights reserved. There’s no Nielsen ratings hocus-pocus this time around and we don’t have to wonder if Masters of Illusions will be cancelled since The CW has already announced...

Being Rueben: Season One Ratings

Published: August 8, 2020 (© 2020 Ricochet Ltd. All Rights Reserved.) Young Reuben de Maid has established a big following on social media but, will that translate to big ratings for his Being Reuben TV show on The CW? Does...

ABC 2019-20 Season Ratings (updated 8/08/20)

Published: August 8, 2020 ABC launched nine new scripted TV series during the regular portion of the 2018-19 season. They cancelled three and renewed six. That’s a far better average than the previous season. How will the alphabet network TV...

Trump’s WeChat Ban May Alienate His Chinese Supporters

President Trump's executive orders seeking to ban China-owned WeChat and TikTok in the US had been signaled for months. When secretary of state Mike Pompeo told Fox News in early July that the US was “looking at” clamping down on...

The NSA’s Tips to Keep Your Phone From Tracking You

This week marked the first-ever online-only Black Hat and Defcon security conferences, both of which still produced impactful work despite going remote. But before you dive into everything that's broken, start off with a tale of perseverance that starts with...

Intel Is Investigating How Confidential Data Ended Up Online

There is also a folder dedicated to the Intel Management Engine, but its contents, too, aren’t anything Intel integrators don’t already know. They’re test code and recommendations for when and how often to run those automated tests while designing systems...

A Satellite Spots 11 New Emperor Penguin Colonies

This story originally appeared in The Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Satellite images have revealed 11 previously unknown emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica, boosting the number of known colonies of the imperilled birds by 20 percent....

How to Use Nearby Share on Android

Note: Some of our instructions might not be the exact same on your Android phone as manufacturers like Samsung and LG tend to tweak the Settings menu to look a little different from stock Android. How to Turn on Nearby...

Google Play Music on Wear OS will shut down in a few weeks

Google Play Music as a service will begin its staggered, region-based shutdown starting next month, but Wear OS users have only a few weeks left to use the smartwatch app before it’s rendered unusable. That latter detail went unmentioned during...

Google training documents advise avoiding monopoly language

Alphabet and Google employees are trained to avoid using certain words and phrases in internal communications and “assume every document will become public,” according to a new report from The Markup. But Google says the practice, which it describes as...

The best free apps for video calling

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to limit face-to-face association, most of us are relying on video calls to keep in touch with work colleagues, family, and friends — and if you’re also facing financial difficulties, free is best. Zoom continues...

15 Best Weekend Deals: Headphones, Phones, TVs, and More

We've only got so much time outside before it starts to get cold. We've collected deals from around the web on Bluetooth speakers, phones, and headphones you can take with you to enjoy the great outdoors (please wear a face...

As Restaurants Move to the Cloud, Something Is Missing

The startup Kitchen United calls itself the future of takeout and delivery, with stripped-down locations in Chicago; Austin; Pasadena, California; and Scottsdale, Arizona. It had hoped to open a shop in Berkeley, California. But CEO Jim Collins says city officials...

Being Reuben: Season One Viewer Votes

Published: August 7, 2020 (Sebastian Smith/2020 Ricochet Ltd. — © 2020 Ricochet Ltd. All Rights Reserved.) Does the first season of the Being Reuben TV show on The CW need some polish? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically...

Being Reuben

(2020 Ricochet Ltd.) Network: The CWEpisodes: Ongoing (half-hour)Seasons: Ongoing TV show dates: August 7, 2020 — presentSeries status: Has not been cancelled Performers include: Reuben de Maid TV show description:      A reality TV series, Being Reuben follows a 14-year-old boy who loves makeup...

Tacoma FD: Season Two Ratings

Published: August 7, 2020 (truTV) In its first season, Tacoma FD did well in the ratings for truTV. Will the numbers climb even higher in year two or, will they fall?  Will Tacoma FD be cancelled or renewed for season...

‘Ultima’ Fandom Is Still Going Strong

Over the past five years, Kenneth Kully has recorded more than 100 episodes of Spam Spam Spam Humbug, a podcast devoted to the Ultima series of computer role-playing games. That might seem like a lot of time to spend discussing...

Antebellum Gets a Straight to On-Demand Release Next Month

Lionsgate has announced that the horror/thriller Antebellum will be skipping theaters in the U.S. in favor of a premium on-demand offering. The movie stars Janelle Monae in the lead role and is directed by filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz....

The Man from Nowhere Remake Gets John Wick Creative Duo

The creative duo behind the hugely successful John Wick franchise, Chad Stahelski and Derek Kolstad, have another action movie project in their sights, namely a remake of The Man from Nowhere for New Line. Stahelski is on board to produce...

Burgers Won’t Save the Planet—but Fast Food Might

One day, we’ll tell our grandkids about the Great Burger Wars. Scientists dueling social conservatives, foodies brawling with tech entrepreneurs, vegans sniping at vegans—burgers are a window on the charged politics of climate change. And low-methane cows, Impossible Whoppers, and...

No, Really—These Republicans Are Serious About Big Tech Antitrust

Kelly Armstrong and Pramila Jayapal are not what you would call natural political allies. Armstrong, a first-term congressman representing North Dakota’s single congressional district, is a conservative Republican whose campaign priorities include limiting abortion and protecting the rights of gun...