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Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Cardhop will make you love contacts on the Mac. Dammit.

Cardhop isn't a contacts app, it's a connection launcher with powerful search and actions that'll fundamentally change how you interact with people on your Mac.

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Create a Bootable macOS High Sierra Install Drive with DiskMaker X 7

In this article, we’ll demonstrate how you can create a bootable install drive for macOS High Sierra.

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Apps with Known High Sierra Compatibility Issues

There's nothing like the release of a new operating system to put apps to the test. Unsurprisingly, some apps are not playing well with High Sierra.

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

How to Manage Cookies in Safari for High Sierra

One new feature turning heads in the web-marketing arena is Safari's new ability to prevent cross-site tracking using Intelligent Tracking Prevention.

Science & Technology | Technology

Before you update to iOS 11 here's how to check which apps won't work

For users of Apple's iOS the imminent arrival of a major new update to the mobile platform is generally a moment of high excitement.

Science & Technology | Technology

The Secret Codes to Find Whatever You Want on Netflix

Finally, a way to find the movies you want without scrolling through the rest.

Science & Technology | Technology

Combine Multiple Photos Libraries Into a Single Library

We show you how to merge multiple photo libraries into a single library on your Mac.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

This $6,000 mistake taught me how to learn from failure

In my first job after college, I directed a product development department that created group weight loss curriculums. Turns out, I had misunderstood our agreement with this contractor. I thought we…

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Tech 101: How to Troubleshoot a Slow Mac

New Macs are a joy to work with, since everything seems so speedy! Give that new computer a year or two and you'll most likely experience the opposite of joy as

Science & Technology | Technology

Follow this guide to learn how to delete, and recover, notes on your iPhone

Notes is one of the best productivity apps in iOS. In this guide, we'll show you how to delete and recover notes using a variety of methods, including both iTunes and third-party apps.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Food Prep Shortcuts for Parents

From secret message bananas to the perfect watermelon sticks for little hands, we've got 10 food hacks that you can start using today.

Science & Technology | Technology

How to Turn a Live Photo into a GIF on Your iPhone

Live Photos are magical! The camera on your iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus or iPhone SE snaps a "photo" that records what's happening 1.5 seconds

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple iOS 10.3 Has A Nasty Surprise

Apple iOS 10.3 upgrades are causing iPhone and iPad users to worry...

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Tech Tip: What to Do When a Mac or iDevice is Stolen

It can happen to anyone. One minute you're sitting at an outside café, you get distracted, and the next minute you notice your iPhone or MacBook is gone. Or

Health & Fitness | Sleep

15 Sneaky Reasons You’re Always Tired

Constant fatigue is a very uncomfortable, but very common, physical state. YouGov’s latest research shows that a significant number of Americans don’t fe...

Science & Technology | Technology

Didn’t mean to delete that? Here’s how to recover deleted text messages on your iPhone

If you've ever needed to recover text messages, photos, or other types of media, there are a few simple ways to do so in iOS 10. Here are just a few examples, whether you prefer to go with a third-party app or one of several built-in features.

Science & Technology | Technology

How to enable the ‘dark mode’ feature hiding in your iPhone browser right now

Apple's iOS 10 software is packed full of new features. In fact, there are so many new features that it's impossible to remember them all, which is why we often publish collections of lesser-known tips and tricks.

Science & Technology | Technology

Safe & Green: Repurpose an Old iPhone as a Home Security Camera

When it's time to get a new iPhone, there are a lot of options for what to do with the old model. Here’s one more idea — turn that old iPhone into a home security camera.

Gaming | Video Games

This sneaky 'Super Mario World' hack has been in hiding for 26 years

A 'Super Mario World' gamer has shared what appears to be a clever hack online.

Science & Technology | Technology

Tech Tip: How iCloud Photo Library and the Photos App Work

The holidays are hitting this month and that means time with family and friends as well as making memories with your iPhone or iPad camera. You might very w

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple launches Apple Support troubleshooting app for iPhone and iPad

Apple launched a new app on Tuesday for people who use its products. It's pretty nifty.

Science & Technology | Technology

10 hidden iPhone tricks Apple never told you about

Apple's iOS 10 software is packed so full of features at this point that it's absolutely impossible to remember them all. The engineers and designers responsible for creating the iPhone and Apple's iOS 10 software can't even remember them all. The same ca

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A dozen iOS 10 feature gems that Apple forgot to mention

Last month, when Apple (AAPL) released iOS 10, the latest system software for the iPhone/iPad, it made a big deal out of the major features, like a redesigned Music app and contextual predictions in Autocorrect.

Science & Technology | Technology

Five of the Best Hidden Features of macOS Sierra

With each new release of the Mac operating system, there are always a few secret features, services, and tips hidden away, just waiting to be uncovered

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Create a Bootable macOS Sierra Install Drive with DiskMaker X

Apple has made macOS installations (and those for Mac OS X before it) as simple as hitting a download link, but what if you'd like to have a bootable disk drive

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

The OS X Utilities Every Mac User Should Know

Whether you’re new to the platform or a seasoned veteran, there are some utility apps hidden away on your Mac that you should know about. These apps are all found in the Utilities folder that’s inside the Applications folder.

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Tech Tip: Finding and Changing Your MAC Address in OS X

Every network card in your Mac, whether it's for Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or even Thunderbolt, has been assigned a unique identifier called a Media Access Control or

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID

Enabling two-factor authentication for your Apple ID is probably the most effective way to keep your Apple products secure.

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Why Hard Drives Fail and Why You Should Backup Your Data | Other World Computing Blog

No matter what you do, all computer hard drives will eventually fail. That's why creating a backup is so essential to keep your data safe.

Science & Technology | Social Media

6 Killer Tips To Promote Your Instagram Page

So fellow entrepreneurs and business owners, you must all be using Instagram as a part of your Social Media Strategy by now and you want to be rocking it. Of course it is needless to say that you sho…

Home Improvement | Home Improvement

20% off Non-Toxic Fruit Fly Trap

"Do you like to keep fresh produce in your kitchen? Notice fruit flies buzzing around, no matter how much you clean and scrub? Chances are, they're hitching a ride on your favorite fruits and veggies. And unfortunately, they are more than just a

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Tech Tip: Creating Reminders Based on Location | Other World Computing Blog

Apple's Reminders app is probably one of the most underused apps on both iOS and Mac OS X. Many people place meeting or personal reminders into Calendars,

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Quick Tip: Eight Ways to Force Eject a Disc from Your Mac | Other World Computing Blog

While Apple has slowly phased out optical drives from it’s Mac lineup over the years, you might still have a MacBook or desktop Mac with a disc drive. You m

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

How to Set Up Steam for Gaming on Your Mac | Other World Computing Blog

While Mac gamers today might take Steam and the amount of available games for granted, it was not always so accessible. Prior to 2010, Steam did not exist for

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Are Your Tunes Safe? Apple and the Curious Case of the Missing Music | Other World Computing Blog

Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of buzz about Apple Music allegedly and mysteriously removing tunes from the iTunes libraries of a small number of people. The Internet being what it is, this got blown up into “Apple Music is deleting iTunes libraries” and unnecessarily concerned a lot of people.

Recipes | Cooking Tips

You've Been Peeling Bananas Wrong Your Whole Life

​Here's how the monkeys do it. The monkeys know best. ​

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Track MacBook Battery Cycles to Measure Health, Lifespan | Other World Computing Blog

Last month, the Rocket Yard showed you how to calibrate an Apple Laptop’s Power System. But even with proper calibration and conditioning, all Apple laptop b

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

iTunes Magic Trick Frees Storage Space on Your iPhone | Other World Computing Blog

Nearly every iPhone user runs low on storage at some point. It’s not surprising considering that 16GB is still the base model storage across the entire iPhone l

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Yes, You Can Use One Drive for Time Machine and File Storage | Other World Computing Blog

We’ll take a look at how one drive can be used for both Time Machine backups and for storing your files.

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Road to NAB: Podcasting With an iPad or iPhone | Other World Computing Blog

Earlier this month, the Rocket Yard hoped to launch some podcasting careers with a post teaching how to get started with podcasting. Now, there are some readers who may not own a Mac of any sort but would still like to be an online broadcaster.

Science & Technology | Technology

Quick Tip: Manually create a backup of your Health.app data - The Sweet Setup

The data from Health.app used to be something I didn’t think about too much. Once I got Apple Watch, that all changed. I’m feeding a ton of exercise data into it and also calorie data from MyFitnessPal. This data is backed up to iCloud and synced betw

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Need to Remember Something? Grab a Drawing Pad!

Drawing might be the smartest way to encode an idea in your brain.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Tips and Tricks to Beat Facebook's Algorithms | Fstoppers

Ever since Facebook changed to curated news feeds, there has been endless grumbling in the photography community about diminished reach and post engagement. That shouldn’t stop you from trying to beat their algorithms. You can still have a ton of succes

Science & Technology | Technology

Apparently there's ANOTHER hidden message inbox on Facebook

We're about to share with you something that will change your life, probably (and suck up any free time you have). There is a whole vault of unseen Faceboo

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Quick Tip: Setting Up the Night Shift Feature In iOS 9.3 | Other World Computing Blog

Apple is touting a new feature that can actually help you to fall asleep faster. In this quick tip, I’ll show you how to set up Night Shift.

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5 Android shortcuts you'll wish you knew all along - CNET

​While Android doesn't have keyboard shortcuts, these time-saving tips are the next best thing.

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Bring iPhone Slo-Mo Videos Back Up to Speed

If you accidentally recorded a video in Slo-Mo mode on an iPhone or iPad Air 2, you can’t easily save a real-time version. Jeff Carlson shares a couple of workarounds using either the free Slow Fast Slow app or iMovie for iOS.

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Friday Five: Apple Webpages You Should Bookmark Right Now | Other World Computing Blog

Each week, the Friday Five takes a quick look at a Mac OS X or iOS app or tech topic to point out five things you may have overlooked before.

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Wi-Fi setup tips and tricks: NetSpot helps you find dead zones | BGR

So you've just set up your home Wi-Fi network but for some reason you're having trouble getting your PC to connect to the network. It could very well be that you've set up your computer in a Wi-Fi "dead spot" that makes connecting to the web ver

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

10 essential Mac utilities | Macworld

Whenever Kirk McElhearn sets up a new Mac, these are the apps he installs first.

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

How To Make Any Song Your iPhone Ringtone

Love "Shake It Off" so much you wish you could wake up to it every morning? Don't waste money buying a ringtone from the iTunes store. Any song in your iTunes library can be made into a ring

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

15 Things You Didn’t Know Your Hair Dryer Could Do | Mental Floss

You know a good hair dryer can fight frizz, tame cowlicks, and accentuate curls and layers. But its other functions might blow you away. You don't need to be a stylist to use your hair dryer as any of these things.

Science & Technology | Technology

20 Awesome Hidden Features of iOS 9 | NDTV Gadgets360.com

Downloaded iOS 9 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? Have you spotted these useful hidden features?

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Why iPhone owners only sometimes see accept/decline buttons when receiving calls - Yahoo Finance

From Yahoo Finance: iPhone owners: Have you ever noticed sometimes when you receive a call you have an option to...

Science & Technology | Technology

20 Awesome Hidden Features of iOS 9 | NDTV Gadgets

Downloaded iOS 9 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? Have you spotted these useful hidden features?

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Netflix tips and tricks - 11 tips to make you a Netflix master

Whether you've spent countless hours binge watching your favorite show on Netflix or you're totally new to the service, there are some tips you need to know.

Style & Fashion | Fashion & Style

10 Tips and Tricks for Buying Clothes Online Like a Pro | Brit + Co

Shopping online definitely has its benefits — no need to wait in line, leave the house or even change out of your pajamas.

Science & Technology | Tech

5 Facebook tricks you never knew existed | Fox News

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. Sure, it’s an easy way to keep in touch with family and friends, but it’s also a major time drain and privacy killer.

There is more to Facebook than status updates, photos and comments. Here are five little-known Facebook chills and thrills.

Science & Technology | Tech

14 things you didn't know your iPhone headphones could do!

VIDEO: Make life easier. Every iPhone comes with a pair of "EarPods," which are capable of doing a lot more than you think. Make life infinitely easier and learn these 14 things you can do with your pre-packaged iPhone headphones.

Home Improvement | DIY Advice

DIY Home Hacks - Easier Life Solutions - House Beautiful

House Beautiful online is your interior design and decoration destination. Browse galleries of gorgeous interiors, and let our experts show you how to makeover every room in your house.

Science & Technology | Tech

Tip of the Day: Unlock Your iPhone by Writing Your Passcode With Your Finger | Paula Bostrom | iPhone Life

Apple’s VoiceOver feature is designed for those who are visually impaired. When the feature is turned on, a voice will let users know what is on the screen and allow them to navigate their iDevice.

Science & Technology | Technology

How To See Your iPhone's True Cell Signal Strength - Business Insider

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?

Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous DIY

How to Help Your Houseplants Survive the Winter

View the How to Help Your Houseplants Survive the Winter photo gallery on Yahoo Homes. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

3 Amazing Mind Tricks That Will Help You Remember Small Details | TIME

Here are three tricks to remember information, especially at seminars and conferences

Miscellaneous | Guy Stuff

How to Iron a Shirt in 90 Seconds: The GQ Eye

You can have a wrinkle-free button-down in less time than it takes to pick the pants to go with it. GQ creative director Jim Moore shows you how, step-by-step STORY: The Smart Man's Guide

Science & Technology | Tech

11 Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Android Phone

Most Android phones are already pretty easy to use, but there are some easy steps you can take to make them even more enjoyable and efficient.

Science & Technology | Tech

10 Things You Didn't Know That Your Mac Could Do!

That MacBook on your desk might be even more powerful than you think.

Science & Technology | Tech

12 slick tricks that will make your iPhone run faster

Even though the iPhone offers users a rather consistent smartphone experience, the device can get slower the more it’s used, as is the case with any other kind of computer. However, there are plent...

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

10 Clever Bets You'll (Almost) Never Lose

Quirkology's Richard Wiseman is back with another roundup of devious little pub tricks.

Miscellaneous | This is stuff I like

One Simple Chart Shows 72 Uses For Common Household Products!

People have been using common substances like citrus juices, oils and vinegars for cooking, as household cleaners and personal grooming products, for centuries, and many of the store bought products we buy everyday use these items as their core ingredient