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What Your Old Devices Can Say About You

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With new models of phones and computers being released every year, wanting the latest and greatest is never a bad thing, but what about your old devices? The truth is that old devices can still hold all of the data you put on them or that they collected while they were alive. How you handle these devices after their useful lifetime matters not only for the environment, but also for your own security. Turning off a device for a long period of time may seem like it would be long enough for the data to disappear or be erased, but the truth is that data never disappears on its own. No matter how long you wait after a device is powered off, there is still data from when the device was used and what was stored on it.


How Set Up New Devices: iPhone, Amazon Echo, Google Home, TV

WIRED

Want to save time on Web forms? Go to Settings Safari Autofill and pre-load your contact info. This new device will also have iOS 12 on it. Check out this handy list of the most important new features you should learn about in Apple's latest mobile operating system. You should also read up on all the ways iOS 12 will make you safer. One last recommendation: Get rid of the clutter.


Apple wants your applause for a mining goal without a plan

Mashable

Apple wants to stop mining for rare Earth metals and other components that help its technologies work. The company announced this through its recently-released 2016 environmental responsibility report, and via a nice little rollout with the help of Vice. Everything Apple builds, they say, will one day be made from recyclable materials such as copper, aluminum, and tin. SEE ALSO: New drone footage gives us the best look at Apple's spaceship campus yet But Apple has no public timeline to complete this goal. Lisa Jackson, the company's vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives, told Vice that company officials are a bit "nervous" because they don't have a plan, either.