Alex Yeghikian

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How to dictate more effectively on your iPad

There are two main methods for capturing text while using your iPad. One way is by using Siri to carry out an ever growing variety of commands and tasks. The other method is through dictation accessed via your iPad keyboard. While Siri is a perfectly capable tool to use for dictation, and might be …

Typography

Greece's debt dilemma - in 75 seconds

Time is running out for Greece to secure the funds it needs to pay a €1.6bn (£1.1bn) loan repayment due to the IMF.<p>The country's total debt is €320bn so even if a deal is done it would just be a small step on the long hard road ahead.<p>So what would happen in the event of a Greek default? Could the …

Europe

Paris Air Show: On board Antonov's new cargo aircraft

The 51st Paris Air Show is under way at Le Bourget Airport on the outskirts of the French capital.<p>There is a huge array of civilian and military machinery on display, most of it exhibiting cutting-edge technology, with big screens set up around the show to broadcast live flying displays to visitors.<p>…

Paris Air Show

Is Iran easing its ban on female sports spectators?

<b>A hotly anticipated men's volleyball match between Iran and the US in Tehran on Friday could be a key test for an easing of a ban on female spectators, but hardliners are resisting any change.</b><p>The rival teams will face off at the Azadi (Freedom) Sports Complex, which can accommodate up to 12,000 …

Hassan Rouhani

This 'effective power' text will make your friend's iPhone crash if you send it to them - here's how to protect your own phone

Apple have warned about the 'effective. Power' text, which causes your phone to shut down, and has advised on how to safeguard against it<p>This is a surefire way to annoy all your friends- a bug in the Apple operating system means that if you send this text to your friends, it will reset their …

Math Hacks That Will Give You An Edge in Monopoly

We've already told you how to use statistics to gain the upper hand in Rock-Paper-Scissors. But you can also use probability to improve your <i>Monopoly</i> …

How Many More Wars?

Jeb Bush certainly had a bad week last week, as he struggled to come up with a clear answer to a question he really should have been expecting in the first place. Other Republicans also struggled to admit that the Iraq War was indeed a mistake (which is somewhat understandable, because by doing so …

Minecraft videos - why are they so addictive?

<b>Minecraft, the online world that most parents simply don't understand, is now officially the most watched game of all time on YouTube.</b><p>According to the video-sharing site, the game that allows children to build worlds made out of blocks - a bit like Lego - has also become the most searched-for term, …

Minecraft

Awesome Notepad Pranks

In this Instructable, I will be sharing with you some awesome pranks you can play on your friends using the computer program Notepad, which is …

Notepads