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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active clears Wi-Fi certification on its way to AT&T

May 14, 2017

The rugged version of Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to arrive at AT&T any moment now. We’ve been hearing about the smartphone for two months now, so there’s no doubt the Galaxy S8 Active will make its debut in the United States very soon.

The smartphone has been spotted on User Agent String last week, and now it’s been listed at Wi-Fi Alliance with the same model number: Samsung SM-G892A. The smartphone has received its Wi-Fi certification, which means it’s one step closer to market release.

Aside from the model number, no other information about the …

Siri calls 911, helps save man injured by exploding cottage

May 14, 2017
A man caught in an explosion couldn’t dial 911 for emergency assistance. But Siri could.

Something goes wrong. You’re in a crash. You’re in an fire. The world turns to chaos around you. You can’t reach your phone. You can’t call for emergency services. But Siri can. And it did just that for Christopher Beaucher when he went to check on his mother’s cottage only for it to explode around him.

Man injured in Wilmot house explosion credits Siri with saving his life https://t.co/WZ8pqmNHEJ pic.twitter.com/XOeP6TMBDC— WMUR TV (@WMUR9) May 15, 2017

Somehow he managed to get himself out to his Land Rover and grabbed his cellphone, but he said he couldn’t use his fingers to dial 911 due to his burns.

Instead, he asked Siri to do it for him.

“I had the presence of mind to use Siri to at least call 911,” Beaucher said.

He said the voice command app likely saved his life.

“I was going into shock, too, so having Siri to dial 911 for me was critical,” he said.

Havin…

Tinder — Everything you need to know!

May 14, 2017
Looking to spice up your love-life with a quick swipe of the screen? Then try Tinder! Here’s everything you need to know.

Tinder was launched in 2012 with one simple objective: to find you a date. Since then it’s become part of popular culture, documented and parodied, extolled and excoriated just about everywhere you’d expect. It’s also racked up nearly 10 million daily users, 26 million matches a day, and over 1.4 billion swipes a day.

And some of those swipes could be you!

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What is Tinder?

Tinder is an app-based dating platform that allows you to make a profile, swipe left if you’re not fond of someone and right if you are, chat with people who mutually like you back, and the rest is up to you!

There are some other features available, like the ability to Super Like someone’s photo, Tinder Plus, group settings, and more.

How do I sign up?

In order to sign up for Tinder, you can use your phone number or your Facebook account.

If you use your Facebook a…

iMore’s Anchor station broadcasts daily updates in bite-sized audio form!

May 14, 2017
iMore’s Anchor station will put the More in your connected life daily, in snackable audio bites!

We get it — you’re not always in a place where you can pull out your phone (or sit in front of the computer) and start reading about the day’s tech news. Maybe you’re in the car, on the subway, riding a horse (we’re not judging), or doing any number of other activities that require the use of your hands … whatever the reason, listening to the latest updates from iMore might be better for you. That’s why we’ve launched a station on Anchor!

Listen now!

You can listen right here on this page or on Anchor’s apps for iOS and Android!

Anchor: iMore’s Anchor Station
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Be sure to leave your feedback in the comments below, over on Twitter, or call in to our station on Anchor. Stay tuned for news, tips & tricks, mini-interviews, and anything else that might be of interest to you!

ARR! Pirates of the Caribbean version of Samsung Galaxy S8 is coming

May 14, 2017
Over the weekend, we were surprised to hear that Paul McCartney will have a role in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie. What we’re not surprised about is the upcoming launch of a version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 that ties into the theatrical release of the film. A special case engraved with the movie’s logo, and containing a skull, is added to the back of the handset.

Features related to the movie are added to the UI once the special case is attached to the phone. This is done using the special NFC chip embedded in the case. The Pirates of the Caribbean special …

How to listen to Apple Music on multiple devices at once

May 14, 2017
How do you can listen to Apple Music on multiple devices at once? Easily, but you’ll need a family plan!

Update May, 2017: Added new screenshots and text for iOS 10.

It’s been almost two years since the launch of Apple Music, and not a lot has changed in regards to listening to music from the service on two devices at the same time. In order to do so, you will need a family plan, which will let you listen simultaneously on up to six devices. While that might be inconvenient, the good news is that it’s pretty easy to set up.

Here’s how you can play Apple Music on multiple devices at once using a family plan.

How to set up an Apple Music family plan

It’s pretty easy to set up an Apple Music family plan. Start by heading to the Music app.

Open Music.
Tap For You.
Tap your avatar.

Tap View Apple ID.
Scroll down and tap Subscriptions
Tap Apple Music Membership.

Tap Family.
Tap Confirm to switch your Apple Music account over to a family plan.

And there you go. Of course, if you…

HTC U 11 video leak shows off Edge Sense in action, and more

May 14, 2017

A video leaked out this afternoon from an unknown third party that shows how the Edge Sense feature will work on the HTC U 11. The phone is expected to be unveiled by the manufacturer tomorrow, and the video has already been removed by YouTube. However, it has been posted on another site. The video reveals some of the functions of Edge Sense, a new feature that opens some applications when the bottom sides of the unit are squeezed together. Edge Sense gives the phone’s user the ability to snap a picture by using Edge Sense like a shutter button.

Squeezing in the sides also opens …

Asus ZenFone 3 Max starts receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat update

May 14, 2017

Hopefully, this isn’t some mistake and the ZenFone 3 Max is indeed getting the highly-anticipated Android Nougat update. Asus announced today that a major OS update is now available for one of its ZenFone models.

However, while the name of the thread clearly states that the update is meant for the ZenFone 3 Max (model ZC553KL), the release notes mention another model: Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS550KL).

According to Asus, the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update should take about one week to propagate to all smartphones, so those who do not receive the update right away …

Apple releases iTunes 12.6.1 with some minor improvements

May 14, 2017
Alongside its updates for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, Apple has also released a minor update for iTunes in the form of iTunes 12.6.1 both for macOS and Windows. According to Apple’s update notes, the release features “minor app and performance improvements”.

The previous release of iTunes, version 12.6, arrived in late March with support for playing rented movies across your devices, no matter which device was originally used to rent them.

You can grab iTunes 12.6.1 from the Mac App Store now on macOS, or by going to File > Help > Check for Updates in iTunes for Windows.

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Best way to expand storage on your older MacBook Pro

May 14, 2017
What’s the best way to increase storage on your 2015 or earlier MacBook Pro? No, not an external drive — a microSD card!

No matter how much storage you have on your older MacBook, as you collect more pictures, documents, games, and other files, you will probably find yourself craving more space. Sure, you could get an external hard drive or go as far as replacing the internal hard drive with something bigger, but that’s not the easiest solution. What if I told you, you could expand your older MacBook Pro’s memory with a microSD card?

BASEQI

The BASEQI microSD adapter is designed to slip into the SD card slot of your MacBook Pro allowing you to use it as extra storage space of up to 256 GB.

Unlike a normal SD card or microSD card adapter, the BASEQI will sit flush with the edge of your MacBook Pro, meaning you don’t have to worry about losing it. Just plug it in and forget about it.

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