The iPhone 8 Reviews: What the Critics Say
Sep19

The iPhone 8 Reviews: What the Critics Say

Reviews of the newest iPhones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, landed across the internet on Tuesday, with most major reviewers agreeing that they represent a modest improvement over the previous generation but remain overshadowed by the looming iPhone X. Technology reviewers were able to test out the iPhone 8, which will begin shipping Friday, but have not yet spent much time with the iPhone X, which won’t be available until...

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State of the Art: The iPhone 8: A Worthy Refinement Before the Next Generation
Sep19

State of the Art: The iPhone 8: A Worthy Refinement Before the Next Generation

Farhad Manjoo STATE OF THE ART What does one say about a new iPhone? At this point, a decade after the first one sent the earth spinning in directions both magical and ghastly, it can be difficult to summon any fresh wonder when appraising the familiar little slab of digital horror and delight. The problem is especially acute for the two traditional iPhones hitting the market this year, the iPhone 8 and the larger 8 Plus, which are...

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An Earthquake Hits and Angelenos Shelter on Twitter
Sep19

An Earthquake Hits and Angelenos Shelter on Twitter

Hurricanes in Florida, Texas and the Caribbean; record-high temperatures in San Francisco; and wildfires in the Pacific Northwest. And last night, a 3.6-magnitude earthquake a few miles away from Westwood, Calif., a neighborhood in Los Angeles near Bel Air, Calabasas, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. “Earthquakes like this happen several times a year, so it’s not uncommon at all,” said John Bellini, a geophysicist at...

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Tech Tip: Why Deleted Tweets Still Linger Online
Sep19

Tech Tip: Why Deleted Tweets Still Linger Online

Tech Tip By J. D. BIERSDORFER Q. Why do deleted tweets sometimes still show up on the web when you search? A. Search engines that constantly index the pages on the web can scoop up your Twitter posts as you make them. If you delete the tweet, though, it may still be cached away and therefore available to show up in search results — until the site goes indexing again and updates itself with a fresh copy of your Twitter profile...

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High Tech Meets High Art in a 3-D Opera
Sep18

High Tech Meets High Art in a 3-D Opera

AMSTERDAM — As a boy soprano in the youth opera company that his parents ran in their small town, the Dutch composer Michel van der Aa once accompanied his father to the clockmaker who was painting a set for them. What he saw, he recalled recently, was revelatory. “I will never forget,” Mr. van der Aa said, “that he had this fan onto which he had added pieces of crepe paper and put red light under it. And he...

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Tech Tip: Outlook for Android, Plain and Simple
Sep18

Tech Tip: Outlook for Android, Plain and Simple

Tech Tip By J. D. BIERSDORFER Q. Is possible to bold or italicize text in Outlook for Android? A. Microsoft released its Outlook for Android email app in 2015 with a focus on managing your inbox and scheduling your day. While the app can display formatting in messages you receive, you can compose messages on your device only in plain text — which means no bold, italic, underline or other typographical styling. If you press and...

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