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How To: See the Actual Signal Strength on Your iPhone in iOS 11

The signal bars in your iPhone's status bar is a great visual indicator for knowing how good your cellular reception is, but they're not very …

Give your Wi-Fi network a boost w/ Netgear’s AC750 802.11ac Range Extender for $35

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers the Netgear AC750 802.11ac Wi-Fi Range Extender for <b>$34.98 shipped</b> when applying the on-page coupon. Typically …

Wi-Fi

Nanoleaf wants to cover your walls in color-changing light

Nanoleaf began as a little LED lighting startup selling odd-looking light bulbs and smart bulbs, but those bulbs have since taken a backseat to the company's color-changing Aurora light panels. Connect them in any configuration you like and stick them to your wall, then enjoy the light show as they …

9 tips for your new Apple TV

The Apple TV ($180 at Crutchfield) may seem like a pretty simple device -- a streamer box that connects to your television and works very similarly to an iPhone ($1,000 at Cricket Wireless) or iPad ($280 at Amazon.com). In fact, the TVOS operating system is a lot like iOS, but there are some key …

How to securely erase an iPhone in just 3 steps

There are two main scenarios in which erasing an iPhone is called for: Either you’re getting a new phone, or the one you have is having problems.The …

IPhone 7

Hands-on: Nomad Leather cases for iPhone X [Video]

We recently got our hands on several new Nomad cases for the iPhone X. Nomad, known for its high quality Horween Leather offerings, provides a wide variety of cases in its iPhone X lineup. Watch our hands-on video commentary for more details.<p>Rugged Case<p>Of all of the Nomad cases considered in this …

Tech Trends

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17 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn't know existed

Most of us have heard of Google's well-known and much-loved tools — Gmail, Google Earth, Google Maps, and many more. Those products and services are used by millions of people around the world every day.<p>What many people don't know, however, is that Google actually has a bunch of other features and …

Apps

My Must-Have iOS Apps & Web Services, 2016 Edition – MacStories - page 3

Utilities<p>Weather Underground. I've tried hundreds of weather apps since the App Store launched in 2008; Weather Underground is the only one I was able to stick with for over a year. In addition to a great UI with a dark theme, Weather Underground is powered by hyper-local data that provides more …

Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone, eReader with Free eBooks, Audio Books, Online Courses & More

Santa left a new Kindle, iPad, Kindle Fire or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we'll do ours. We'll tell you how to fill those …

How to Remove Tourists from Your Photos in Photoshop

Most photographers have been in a situation where the only thing standing between their camera and a breathtaking scene happens to be a handful of …

Get the Apple TV 'Aerial' Screensaver on Your Mac (or PC)

The Apple TV has a lovely screensaver called "Aerial." It shows beautiful, drifting scenes from around the world (you can spot New York, San …

CNET's 10 favorite Alexa tips of 2016

Amazon's Alexa has grown tremendously this year, in both the number of devices the smart home assistant powers and in what she's capable of.<p>Over 5,000 skills are available in the catalog, most of which have been added in the last six months. That means there's likely a lot your Alexa speaker can do …

Potential Benefits and Drawbacks of Intra-Family Loans

<b>Updated April 2017</b> — It's a common situation, even for young adults who are succeeding on their own, post-college: Asking if mom and dad can help out …

Personal Finance

The Science of Getting Swole

Rachael SchultzScience of 'Swole'Learn exactly how strength training makes your muscles bigger.Despite the stereotype of a meathead, it actually …

Muscle

47 Comfort Foods for Cold Nights, Broken Hearts, and Tuesdays

The coziest recipes for long underwear season.<p>When you're fending off subzero temps, the only thing that helps is long underwear. Okay, and lots and lots of comfort food. Heavy, cheesy, meat-y, bread-y: This is not the time to pretend like you want to eat a salad. You don't.

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How to flip your Apple Watch for surprise benefits

The Apple Watch is designed with the Digital Crown in the same place as where traditional watches have their own crown to set the time. It’s a design choice that helps us think of this new tiny computer on our wrist as something comfortable and familiar.<p>But there’s no reason the Digital Crown …

Smartwatches

Want to know if that Amazon Prime Day price is actually a good deal? Use this tool

Want to know if that Amazon sale is actually a good one? As Prime Day turns into a sad, sordid joke — sales are still going on. A tool named camelcamelcamel will let you know if that leaf blower are actually a bargain.<p>Here’s how it works: you can either visit the camelcamelcamel (let’s just call it …

Shopping

16 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Your Independence Day Grill

Can't decide what to make for the biggest cook-out holiday of the year? We've got you covered. From smoky ribs to spiced kebabs, juicy pork chops, and spicy chicken wings, we have 16 great excuses to fire up your grill this Fourth of July.<p>Before you get started, make sure you know how to these …

The Scotch Bucket List: 15 Bottles You Need to Try at Least Once

Comparing scotches can be difficult. Some people look for the peatiness of an Islay offering, opting for a beverage far smokier than any bourbon, …

Whiskey

Acura will show production-ready NSX at NAIAS 2015

As far as teasers go, the four photos Acura released are fairly revealing. From what we can make out, the production NSX stays quite true to the …

Siri tips and tricks that don't require iOS 8

Siri will offer iPhone and iPad users several new features and enhancements when we all get our hands on iOS 8 later this year . Among them are voice activation, 22 new dictation languages, and song recognition via Shazam. But even now Siri may be capable of doing more than many of you …

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

10 Best-Ever Burgers for Memorial Day

With Memorial Day around the corner, it’s time to start grilling. Here are 10 juicy, delicious burger recipes to celebrate the unofficial start of …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Edward Snowden's OS of choice, the Linux-based Tails, is now out of beta

Edward Snowden knows better than most how effectively the NSA can scope us online, so that's why he used the Amnesiac Incognito Live System (Tails) to cover his own whistleblowing. That OS is now out of beta as version 1.0, letting you surf on most PCs while leaving zero trace of your activities. …

How to create a dynamically resizable disk image in OS X

Disk images in OS X are one mode of packaging files for distribution or storage on external media, and, since they mimic the behaviors of optical discs like DVDs, they are commonly used by developers to distribute downloadable installers for their applications.<p>While convenient for file …

27 Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Roasts, Sautés, Kimchi, Salads, and More

Here are 27 of our favorite recipes to cook Brussels sprouts—and not just as a side dish.<p>Brussels sprouts—those little cabbage-looking things—are way more than just a side-dish. You can pickle them into a spicy kimchi, bake them on top of a pizza, shred them into salads, and toss them into pasta. …

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