How to turn off your Active Status in Facebook and Messenger

Round Facebook logo with green and red dots representing online and offline status

Just because you're browsing your News Feed on Facebook or rereading some conversations in Messenger, it doesn't mean you want everyone to know you're available. You can change your status to inactive whenever you please. This way, you can use Facebook and Messenger without others knowing you're online.

This tutorial will walk you through how to turn off your Active Status on Facebook and Messenger.

Apple pays tribute to Nelson Mandela on its homepage

Apple has updated the homepage of its website this evening to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela. The late South African president and anti-apartheid revolutionary died on Thursday at the age of 95.

As it did following the passing of Steve Jobs and a handful of other figures, Apple has removed all product placements on the landing page and replaced them with a large portrait photo of Mandela...

iPad mini shipping times drop to 1-3 days in some countries

Apple has had a hard time catching up with demand for its new iPad mini. Since the tablet debuted last November, supply has been extremely constrained, and shipping estimates only recently dropped below a month.

But things are starting to even out now—either due to Apple ironing out supply chain issues or a recent drop in demand—because the mini is now showing shipping times (in some countries) of just 1-3 business days...

iPad mini shipping times improve to 3-5 days

During Apple's earnings call earlier this week, Tim Cook noted that the iPad mini was constrained for most of the holiday quarter. And he was right, estimated shipping times were as high as a month in November, and still a week out in December.

But it looks like Apple's supply is catching up with demand. Today, for the first time, those estimates have dropped below a week. In the United States, in Canada, and several other countries, Apple's web store is showing ship times of just 3-5 days...

Apple offering popular hipKey proximity sensor online

How many times have you misplaced your keys in the last few years? Ok, how about your iPhone? Children? Well the good news is that there are actually iOS accessories that can help you with your forgetfulness, like the hipKey.

The hipKey is a simple proximity sensor, powered by Bluetooth, built to help you keep track of your valuables. It has a key ring, allowing you to attach it to your keys, purse, etc., and a companion iPhone app for easy tracking...

Refurbished iPad 2 Models now Available at

It seems the trend of discounted tablets isn't over yet. Word on the street is that HP is gearing up for another production run of its TouchPad slate, and even Amazon sounds like it wants to get in on the action.

But if the obsolete tablet or the rumored beefed-up Kindle haven't peaked your interest, you might be happy to hear that Apple's online store is now offering refurbished iPad 2s at a decent discount...

CNN Brings 24/7 Live Streaming of Online News to Your iOS Device

CNN announced earlier today that CNN and HLN will be streaming a constant 24/7 feed of programming on all CNN iOS apps, as well offering the continued streaming on for desktop users.

Although CNN is the first news network (in the United States, BBC has done it for a while now) to stream their channel 24/7 online, there is a catch. In order to watch CNN on your iDevice on the go, you need to be subscribed to a TV multi-channel service. It's available to subscribers of AT&T, Comcast, Cox, DISH Network, Suddenlink and Verizon, as well as some satellite services...