Gary R Porter

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Five tips to get much more out of Apple Notes on iOS and macOS

Apple's note-taking app went from a toy to an indispensable tool when it was revamped in 2015. Yet three years on, there is still more to discover in …

Apps

10 Common Home Insurance Mistakes That Can Cost You Thousands

If you haven’t considered these potential insurance options, you could be in danger of losing a lot of money. Here’s how to avoid the traps.<p>Home …

Personal Finance

50 Years Ago, Led Zeppelin Held Its First Rehearsal: ‘The Whole Room Just Exploded’

Sometime during the week of Aug. 12, 1968, the band that would take over the world as Led Zeppelin held its first rehearsal in a small room in London.<p>…

Tom Cruise

iPhone Not Working Properly? Here's How to Calibrate It

iPhones are prized for their reliability. However, some of their features can become less accurate or responsive over time, making it difficult to …

IPhone 7

Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.

If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.<p>Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration.<p>It begins at the turn of the 20th century, in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in …

Immigration

To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

My back hurts when I sit down.<p>It's been going on for 10 years. It really doesn't matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, "Stop sitting!"<p>To try to reduce the pain, I bought a kneeling chair at work. Then I got a standing desk. Then I went back …

Yoga

Blue Cheese-Aged Rib-Eye Steak

For the steaks: On a baking sheet, lay out a sheet of plastic wrap, then unfold a piece of cheesecloth on top. Place the steaks on the cheesecloth. …

BBQ

See the coast, cities and mountain peaks on this trip of a lifetime to the Canadian Rockies

We’ve all been there: looking at how much time you have to get away compared with a massive list of things you’d like to experience—natural beauty, a taste of history, a little shopping, some adventure and great food—and wondering how you can squeeze it all into a single trip.<p>Fortunately, the …

Hiking

Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Cook in hot oil in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat 5 to 6 …

Recipes

Hear Eric Clapton’s Solo On Doyle Bramhall II’s New Single

Singer-songwriter and go-to-guitarist for some of the top talent of today, Doyle Bramhall II premiered his new track ‘Everything You Need’ featuring …

Guitar

Concrete house blends into the woods with black exterior, green roof

Why settle for one design trend when you can have two or three?<p>This house in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, is a design lover’s dream. With an exterior that looks like charred wood but is actually concrete, it’s essentially two of our favorite design trends in one.<p>Mexican architecture firm Cadaval & …

Architecture

Blue light emitted by smartphones and laptops accelerates blindness by making a molecule in our eyes toxic, according to a new study

Staring at screens all day isn't good for us — we know this. It can cause eye strain, sometimes called computer vision syndrome, and the light is so bright it can mimic sunlight, mess with our hormones, and prevent us from feeling sleepy.<p>And according to a new study, published last month in the …

Research

Apple pushes GiveBack program with trade-ins now worth instant credit toward new iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac

Apple rebranded its reuse and recycling trade-in program earlier this year as “Apple GiveBack.” Now, customers buying new devices on Apple’s website or the Apple Store app can use a trade-in to instantly offset the cost.<p>Previously, using Apple’s trade-in program online meant shipping off your …

Apple Store

The most extreme human catapult has just launched in New Zealand

A world-first adventure tourism experience opened this week in Queenstown, New Zealand. The Nevis Catapult – the world’s largest and most extreme human catapult – is located in the remote Nevis Valley and provides adrenaline junkies with a hard-to-resist challenge. Strap yourself in.<p>Picture this: …

New Zealand

View your medical records from dozens of hospitals on your iPhone

The goal of Apple’s Health Records initiative is to enable iOS users to see their medical history right on their device. Hospitals need to share their data for this to work, and Apple is getting a strong response.<p>When Apple introduced this addition to the Health app in January, there were just a …

Digital Health

Whenever you wonder if Trump can really be THAT stupid, just remember one word

At some point, you may have experienced a moment of doubt. A moment that goes something like “This Trump guy, sure he looks, and acts, and sounds …

Donald Trump

Republicans Projected to Pick up Seventy Seats in Prison

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a development that could dramatically change the composition of the federal penitentiary system, Republicans are projected to pick up as many as seventy seats in prison, a leading incarceration expert said on Thursday.<p>“Prognostication is an inexact science,” …

Donald Trump

Photo tour: Inside Pacific Provider, one of the world's smallest cruise vessels

Are you the type of cruiser who just can't stand a crowd? Our latest Cruise Ship Tour, in the carousel above, offers a deck-by-deck look at what just may be the least-crowded cruise vessel on the world's oceans, Offshore Outpost Expeditions' Pacific Provider.<p>Specializing in intimate, outdoorsy …

Cruise Ships

The last keyboard you’ll ever buy is a $41 wireless keyboard that never needs to be charged

There are a few products that we cover pretty much every time they go on sale, and the Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard is definitely one of …

Tech Trends

Gargling salt water is a seriously under-rated hack for fighting inflammation

You wake up in the morning with a telltale tickle in your throat. <i>Ruh roh.</i> Is it the first symptom of a cold, the flu, or—<i>gulp</i>—strep throat? Before …

Saltwater

Scientists Have Found an Important Reason You Might Want to Reconsider Taking Probiotics

They can mess with your brain.<p>Bacteria used to have a bad rap. Then along came probiotics.<p>Suddenly it became impossible to avoid food products …

Wellness

Logitech unveils Apple-designed ‘Powered’ iPhone 8 & iPhone X wireless charging stand

Logitech today has unveiled its latest accessory for iPhone users. Dubbed the Logitech Powered, the accessory was designed “in collaboration with Apple” and offers iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X users a sleek way to wireless charge and cradle their device…<p>While there are a slew of wireless …

IPhone 8

Report: Wilbur Ross Accused of Stealing Over $120 Million

Wilbur Ross could be "among the biggest grifters in American history," according to Forbes magazine, amid new allegations that he may have wrongly …

Wilbur Ross

Californians Puzzled by Trump’s Failure to Blame Wildfires on Hillary

SACRAMENTO, California (The Borowitz Report)—Californians were baffled on Monday by a series of tweets by Donald J. Trump in which he utterly failed to blame the state’s current wildfires on Hillary Clinton.<p>In interviews with residents up and down the Golden State, Californians agreed with the …

Hillary Clinton

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Honey-Almond Green Beans

From: Diabetic Living Magazine<p>Pork tenderloin just got even better with the addition of a crispy layer of bacon.<p>By: Diabetic Living …

Food Preservation

10 useful Gmail settings you'll wish you knew sooner

More than a billion people use Gmail. That’s about one in seven people on Earth, actively using this free email platform in 74 different languages.<p>Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported some third-party developers were collecting data on Gmail users. If you are worried about this practice, I’ve …

Apps

Malwarebytes comes to iOS w/ scam call blocking, spam text filtering, web protection & more

Long-time Mac security software Malwarebytes is making its iOS debut this month with the release of a new all-in-one security app for iOS users.<p>Thanks to our sponsor Malwarebytes, we’re giving away 50 codes to users that download the new app. Enter your email below and download the app for a chance …

iOS Apps

‘The most bizarre thing I’ve ever been a part of’: Trump panel found no widespread voter fraud, ex-member says

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, one of the 11 members of the commission formed by President Trump to investigate supposed voter fraud, issued a scathing rebuke of the disbanded panel on Friday, accusing Vice Chair Kris Kobach and the White House of making false statements and saying that …

Government

How to speed up the watchOS update process

One thing Apple has yet to figure out with Apple Watch is timely watchOS updates. Anyone who’s ever owned an Apple Watch knows that watchOS updates can be painfully slow. Sometimes taking several hours to complete, depending on model.<p>While the Series 3 has improved the process quite a bit, …

Apple Watch

How Household Geothermal Energy Systems Work

Google's Dandelion Air offers absurdly affordable, zero-emissions heating and cooling (in certain areas, for now)<p>Like a day at the beach, the …

Solar Panels