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Stethoscope meets smartphone and the heart knows it's right

Call it a May-December romance: The oldest tool in a doctor's kit (a stethoscope) meets the youngest (a smartphone). Together, they make hearts race.<p>They can hear, see, analyze and record those heartbeats too.<p>The Eko Core digital stethoscope aims to bring auscultation —- the ancient medical …

How to fortify your credit before buying a home, in 8 steps

One of the first steps is organizing your finances — and understanding your credit is a critical component.<p>Good credit opens lots of doors when it comes to buying a home, whereas bad credit can close them. And considering that the new Qualified Mortgage Rules have upped the scrutiny of mortgage …

Personal Finance

Pages for Mac: 13 time-saving tips

Apple's Pages is a solid starting point for anyone looking to do a little writing or page layout, and while the program is pretty simple, it packs …

Apple may face legal action over MacBook Pro screen stains

Thousands of MacBook Pro owners are reporting staining issues with their laptop screens, and Apple may have a class-action suit to answer over the …

How to Save for Your First Down Payment

Saving for a first down payment and building home equity can be a way to build wealth over time. Here’s what you need to know about saving before you …

Retirement

Some of The Best Educational Mac Apps for Students

June 23, 2015<br>For students using Macs in their studies, the collection below embeds some excellent apps that can help you do way more with your Macs. …

Apps

How to Use Siri on iPhone and iPad

Siri is a workhorse of a virtual assistant for iOS, but I rarely see anyone actually using the feature on the iPhone. Maybe it is because most people don't know all of the amazing things she (or he) can do. Siri's improved a lot over the past several years and there's now a long list of tasks she …

Tech Trends

How to Know if You're Committing Financial Suicide

Being able to properly handle your finances is one of the things that proves that you are a mature person. This is easier said than done, and even if …

Personal Finance

How to make the Mac your whole house audio jukebox

All you need is your Mac and the right kind of speakers. Thanks to AirPlay, you can make music wherever you have Wi-Fi. There's a bonus tip in here …

Tip of the Day: Siri Is Better with Numbers than Your iPhone's Calculator

The utility I use the most on my iPhone is the calculator. I use it often to reconcile my checkbook, calculate discounts in the store, and more. but when I use the iPhone's calculator to add up a list of numbers, it doesn't offer a record of what I input, so I don't know if I made an error tapping …

Wolfram Alpha

9 Things That Mess With Your Hormones

The seemingly innocent habits that throw your body for a loop<p>Admit it: any time you feel off or out of whack and have no idea why, you probably chalk it up to hormones, right? The crazy thing is, you’re probably right. These chemical messengers buzzing around inside you pretty much rule your entire …

BatteryBox – External Portable MacBook Battery

If you’re a frequent traveler who prefers remote work, the BatteryBox is a useful travel accessory for you. It includes a special cable for powering …

Gear & Gadgets

What you should know before you invest in stocks

Most financial experts agree that the best time to start investing in stocks is when you're young and have time to wait out the downturns and take …

Retirement

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What She Said<p>Master the fine art of managing (sexy) expectations.<p>By Sophia Benoit3 days agoView More<p>Ask a Bartender<p>Bartenders tell us what to do with …

Lifestyle