Alastair Wilson

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Great Hikes in Spain You May Not Know About

Hiking in Spain?<br>Quick, what is the first things that come to mind when you think of Spain? Is it eating tapas? Taking a siesta? Maybe it’s Gaudi’s …

Hiking

How to Prevent and Care for Blisters

The first blister probably occurred shortly after the first humans strapped something on their feet to protect them from primeval terrain. Today, the …

Backpacking

The 15 Best Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: April 13th</b><p>The sci-fi genre currently splits the difference between niche entertainment and the mainstream, providing diehard nerds and folks looking for a simple good time with a common ground on which they can unite and share in their enthusiasm. There was a time when tales of …

Science Fiction

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

Protect your privacy online with these data-guarding browser extensions

How to fight web trackers.<p>We all know that Facebook and other companies collect data about us. But that's the tip of the iceberg. Web trackers, on everything from shopping sites to social networks, follow your online activities every time you dip a digital toe into the internet. These advertisers …

Privacy

Seven Useful macOS Tricks You Might Not Know

There are a lot of hidden features in both macOS and iOS that often go under the radar, either because they've not received much attention from Apple, or they've been forgotten after a period of time.<p>In the latest video over on our YouTube channel, we've rounded up some useful macOS tips and tricks …

101 things to do in London

We’re all completely spoilt for brilliant things to do in London. From picture-postcard attractions to hotspots in odd spots, by day and by night, …

England

Twelve ways to make yourself a Gmail genius

Transfer money, search more accurately, or engage with your appliances: tips and tricks to enhance and customise the world’s most popular webmail service<p>Show me what I want to see<p>Want to see more of your inbox at a glance? Click the cog-wheel at the upper right of the Gmail web interface, then …

Apps

Painting on planes: Stunning sketches of airplane life

<b>(CNN) —</b> What did you do on your last plane journey? Fall asleep, watch a movie, draft some emails?<p>Not architect John Gardner. A frequent business traveler, he's found a way to turn these journeys into an artistic outlet.<p>The Bermuda-based executive passes time on planes by sketching the sights and …

Digital Art

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

Radiohead recycled: why rare 1980s Thom Yorke footage holds no surprises

Newly discovered archive video of High and Dry – performed by the frontman’s university band – underscores Radiohead’s shrewd refusal to surrender material<p>Radiohead love to recycle. We all know that! But were you aware Oxford band employ the same regenerative approach to their music as they do …

Indie Music

Examples of using Evernote as: teacher, student, admin

Evernote, my main resource, is a very useful app. Many people want to learn to use it, but aren't sure where to start. So, here are some resources …

How to Create a Paperless Office With Evernote

Is 2015 the year you finally go paperless at work?For effective team collaboration to work, you need a central place where everyone can quickly store …

Productivity

Evernote is about to be crushed

Taking notes might look like a fad to some, a utility to others and an essential part of day-to-day life for the rest. Gone are the days of a PDA and …

15 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get Stuff Done

So you’re feeling uninspired. You went to Instagram to look for style inspo, then Pinterest to plan your future dream home and now you’re here. We’re flattered, but we really do want you to start working on that project. If your to-do list is looking impossible or you’ve been postponing a …

Time Management

Five Best Mobile Document Scanning Apps

Scanning receipts while you travel, notes on a whiteboard, or sketches on an envelope can be easy. The best apps for the job take a snapshot, can do …

How to create and save an offline Google map on your iPad

I don’t know about you, but in my line of work, I often find myself off the beaten path in the middle of nowhere. In times like these it’s super helpful to have maps that I can still reference, even without an active internet connection. For the most part, if you don’t already have the poor …

Apps
Productivity

12 Surprising Ways to Use Evernote You Might Not Have Considered

<b>Keep your medical records.</b> I keep my doctors’ names and contact information, medications and vitamins, surgeries and illnesses in a single note. This …

Productivity
Drawing

How to use Evernote for business and boost your productivity

If you’re a freelancer, consultant, service provider or work on side projects or for multiple companies, it feels like you’re working on a million …

11 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your iPad

Why not tap into your iPad's full potential?<p>We've got you covered.<p>From tips to make your iPad experience more enjoyable to unique apps that let your iPad do new things, these tricks will keep your tablet feeling fresh and more capable than ever.

Apps

Android’s Smart On-Body Unlock Function Could Eliminate A Longtime Headache

Android users are beginning to see an option for on-body detection in version 5.0 and up, which lets you unlock your device once, and then have that unlock grant you continued access without having to re-enter your pin, so long as the smartphone or tablet never leaves your person.<p>It’s just a …

Android News

What We Learned Over One Year With The Leica Monochrom

The first full day we had our Leica Monochrom — which arrived one year ago this past week — we took the above picture and amazed ourselves. Not that …