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The best $5 I ever spent on an iPhone app

When you think of smartphones and automation, your mind might immediately gravitate towards IFTTT or even Tasker for Android.<p>Automation apps let you create "recipes" that enable devices and services to intermingle and act based on "triggers." For example, you can make your smart lights pulse a …

Forza Horizon 3 – the mission to create the world's most beautiful racing game

The driving series hits Australia, bringing 350 new cars to a map twice the size of Forza Horizon 2. But to understand its technical ambition, you’ve got to look up<p>At the E3 games conference two years ago, the creative director of Forza Horizon, Ralph Fulton, was trying to communicate the visual …

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<i>NASA's Brilliantly Retro Space Tourism Posters</i><p>If your art collection is lacking in vibrant, graphic and optimistic pieces, consider one of these …

Bill Evans Trio: Some Other Time review – exquisite, enthralling jazz

This enthralling session by the late Bill Evans (a crucial pianistic influence on stars from McCoy Tyner and Herbie Hancock to Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldau) was recorded five days after a famous performance at the 1968 Montreux jazz festival by Evans, bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer …

You can be this hot by working out 1 hour a week

If Joe Wicks has his way, we will be ditching our scales and feasting on carbohydrates and healthy fats — and instead of a growing waistline, we’ll …

Disney Channel Memorial Day marathon schedule

Get ready for a tidal wave of millennial nostalgia this Memorial Day. In celebration of its 100th original movie, <i>Adventures in Babysitting</i>, Disney …

How to Buy the Best Turntable and Stereo System for Your Record Collection

In a time when filling a room with sound can be as simple as tapping your phone, getting into vinyl can be intimidating. All those wires and plugs. Picking out a turntable that will last. Not to mention the myriad cartridge, amplifier, and speaker options. And even if you've connected all of those …

8 easy ways to speed up your Mac

We all know a Mac is the best computer. It’s the most reliable, the least fuss and usually the most snappy. But, as with all computers, the trusty Macintosh can also become sluggish after a while.<p>In today’s <i>Cult of Mac</i> video, we’re going to show you eight easy, useful tips to speed up your Mac.<p>Speed …

There's a magically easy way to get more space on your iPhone

Running out of storage is one of the worst things that can happen to your iPhone. And if you have a 16GB model, you probably run into the problem all too often.<p>We've already highlighted several clever ways to recover storage space on your iPhone. But nothing is quite as easy as a trick that's been …

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Review: Dell's XPS 13 is a nearly perfect ultraportable

Apple’s MacBooks have long been the gold standard all laptops are measured against. What’s ‘best’ obviously varies according to individual needs, but critics and college lecture halls alike seemed to agree for the past several years.<p>Mainstream Windows laptops then usually went one of two routes: …

The 7 Best Wallpaper Apps for Your Phone

You spend a long time staring at your smartphone screen, so don’t settle for a backdrop image that’s staid and dull. These Android and iOS apps bring …

Who Is Alex Turner? Inside The Mind Of A Songwriting Genius

<i>Alex David Turner is a tricky character to decode. A songwriting genius? Yes. A rock’n’roll cliché? Maybe. In a milestone year for the Arctic Monkeys</i> …