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22 New TV Shows Everyone Will Be Talking About This September

September doesn't just bring about a new school year — it also brings a whole new crop of TV shows to become obsessed with. This new month is all about reboots, spinoffs, adaptations, and medical dramas, and our TV-watching schedule is now officially packed. Check out the 22 new TV shows that …

Netflix Original

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Need For the Rest of Your Life

><p>Americans are on a constant search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie — one that is dense and chewy on the inside while crisp on the outside. I'm included in that list of seekers. I've tried all sorts of recipes — including Serious Eats' so-called best chocolate chip cookies — but I'm going to …

How to record Apple TV on your Mac, wirelessly

Today we’re going to learn how to record a movie that’s playing on your Apple TV direct to your Mac, with no wires required, no weird hacks, and not even any third-party software. The tools are all built into every Mac that ships. To record a movie off the “screen” of your Apple TV, you’re going to …

Apple TV

Huawei could beat Samsung to 'world's first' foldable phone

Chinese phone maker Huawei may be gunning for the "world's first" foldable smartphone. The company reportedly plans to announce its foldable phone in November this year, according to Korean news outlet ETNews (via PhoneArena).<p>If the concept of a folding smartphone that could double a device's …

Video converter Handbrake updated with 4K presets, improved user interface

After releasing its 1.0 almost two years ago and going through security issues in 2017, Handbrake, a video transcoding app, is finally getting a new update. Handbrake is a Mac utility that can convert video files to several different codecs, it can even rip DVDs and Blu-ray discs. From my …

Rambo

How to count steps with your Apple Watch

After being a dedicated Fitbit wearer, I decided to switch to an Apple Watch for its prettier display, superior design and extra features to continue my step-counting ways.<p>But after spending so much time with a Fitbit, I was disappointed to discover that the Activity app deemphasizes step counts. I …

Smartwatches

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

Rotten Tomatoes

The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries You Need To Stop Skipping Over

You always see them on Netflix, now it's time to watch them.

Documentaries

Woman is delighted to find herself alone on train, until she realizes she's not

Finding yourself alone on public transportation is a rare and miraculous occurrence.<p>Stevie was so delighted to find out that she seemed to be the …

4 smart home upgrades you won't believe are this easy to install

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you spend hours on a project that'll only save you a few seconds a day, you're working harder rather than smarter.<p>Thankfully, there are …

The Best and Worst Olive Oil from the Grocery Store

Olive oil is as essential to the kitchen as a saucepan or stove. Yet, while it’s always in front of us, we don’t always pay attention to what it can …

How to download Kodi on your iPhone or iPad without jailbreaking

All about Kodi<p>We also looked at:<br>1. How to install and use Kodi on Windows<br>2. How to install Kodi on Android and Android TV<br>3. How to install Kodi on a …

Hosting your own website just got a whole lot more affordable

Even in this era, where social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can help both small and big businesses, it’s still important for companies to establish their own web sites as well, which they can control with no fear of their message being blocked or pushed to the background by some …

20+ must-know HomePod tips [Video]

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber who’s all in on the Apple ecosystem, then the HomePod is a compelling smart speaker. Not only does it sound excellent, but it has Siri built in, which can do things like control your music and control smart home accessories.<p>HomePod isn’t yet as “smart” as Google …

HomePod

How to Set Up Family Sharing on iOS 11

If everyone in your household is in the ecosystem, it makes sense to set up Family Sharing. It lets your family members (up to six people) share …

How to Use Your iPhone as a HomePod Remote

When set up your HomePod and start using it, it’s not immediately obvious on how to control it besides with your voice. But it turns out you can use …

Apple Shares New HomePod Tutorial Videos on YouTube

Following the launch of the HomePod, Apple updated its dedicated YouTube support channel with three new tutorials for the smart speaker, walking users through features like using Siri to play music, using the HomePod's touch controls, and adjusting the HomePod settings.<p>Each tutorial video is about …

Video Tutorials

Find out everything HomePod can do in the online User Guide

In line with the HomePod public launch, Apple has posted the HomePod User Guide. The guide covers what to do when you first unbox the HomePod as well as what kind of things to ask it, from music questions to smart assistant features like driving traffic, weather, and alarms.<p>Try Amazon Prime 30-Day …

HomePod

Here are some of our favorite new iPhone features in iOS 11.3

Apple isn’t waiting until iOS 12 to bring some major changes to your iPhone or iPad. Apple just released iOS 11.3, a mid-year update that brings …

iOS

How to turn off and customize 'Hey Siri' on HomePod

Siri is how you control and interface with HomePod to play your music, turn off your lights, answer your questions, and otherwise do whatever you …

Tech Trends

How to set up Apple’s Health app to unlock its awesome fitness potential

If you think the Health app is just another pointless junk app that comes preinstalled on your iPhone, think again. Unlike Stocks, Compass or Tips, it is one of the few apps that Apple won’t let you delete. Set up the Apple Health app properly, and it becomes a powerful tool for getting (or …

Apple Watch

How to use your HomePod with your Apple TV

You can't use HomePod to control playback on Apple TV, but you can use it as a sound bar with Apple TV for great audio!I recently got a new 4K UHD …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Documentaries

What do you think of the new features in iOS 11 so far? [Poll]

iOS 11 has been available in beta form for almost two weeks at this point, with Apple having unveiled the new operating system at WWDC 2017. We’ve already told you that there are risks that come with installing a beta operating system, such as poor performance and battery life problems.<p>When you put …

Batteries

Everything you need to know about the new Files app on iOS 11

Files is the new Finder app for iOS 11, and it’s already about a million times better than the basic file-picker it replaces — iCloud Drive. Files is a central place from which to access all the files on your iDevice, and in iCloud. You can find, organize, open, and delete all the files on your …

Apple

How to get started with an Apple smart home

Designing your own smart-home setup may sound daunting, but it's much easier than you think. A "smart home" can have one connected device or several; it's entirely up to you. And fortunately, you've already figured out the toughest part -- which voice control platform to use as the main point of …

Smart Homes

How to customize Contacts cards on your Mac

Contacts is the central location on your Mac for all of the information on the people you know. While each contact gets their own card with the same …

Tutorials

How to Delete Large Apps from Mac to Free Up Storage

Many Mac users have apps installed on their Mac which take up considerable storage space but generally go unused. Accordingly, Mac users can free up …