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How to get the best visuals from your Xbox One

The Xbox One cuts out the complexities of gaming, with a seamless setup and gaming experience. Unbox it, plug it in, walk through a few steps of set …

Yes, You Should Clean Your Headphones

Our resident Clean Person shows you how.<p><i>Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here</i> <i>every week</i> <i>helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty?</i> <i>Email her</i><i>. Are you really dirty? Join Jolie as she solves your cleaning conundrums every Friday at 1p Eastern on</i> <i>Facebook</i> …

24 hidden settings that can maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

Gamesharing with a friend on Xbox One is simple — here’s how to do it

There are a lot of downsides to the modern media landscape. We rarely ever <i>own</i> things anymore — media least of all. But there are some upsides too. …

Xbox

How to take advantage of Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement program right now

Apple surprised customers this past weekend when it announced that it’s discounted iPhone battery replacement program had launched well ahead of …

Apple says slower performance of older iPhones is intentional

You're not alone if you've noticed a slowdown in the performance of your older iPhone. The thing is, it may be more related to your battery than the phone itself. After a post on Reddit and a followup by benchmarking software Geekbench's founder, Apple told <i>TechCrunch</i> that it released a fix for …

IPhone 7

Apple faces questions from the US Senate about slowing down iPhones

Apple has previously said it slows down ageing iPhones to mitigate the effects of failing batteries<p>Apple is to be questioned by the US Senate over …

Apple's Alleged Throttling of Older iPhones With Degraded Batteries Causes Controversy

A Reddit post over the weekend has drawn a flurry of interest after an iPhone 6s owner reported that a battery replacement significantly increased the device's performance running iOS 11. The ensuing discussion thread, also picked up by readers in the MacRumors forum, has led to speculation that …

Mobile Technology

Change these Safari 11 settings right now

Along with MacOS High Sierra comes Safari 11. The latest update to Apple's web browser addresses two of the bigger Internet annoyances: autoplay videos and ad trackers. Unless you like being greeted by mysterious sounds when you visit a site, which you then must track down to stop or silence, then …

Amazon Prime: 22 benefits every member gets

Amazon Prime is best known for two things: free two-day shipping and Netflix-style video streaming. Those are decidedly worthwhile perks, especially considering the relatively low $119 annual subscription charge, but a Prime membership affords more than just shipping and streaming. A lot …

Tech Trends

A Beginner’s Intro to Using Histograms to Check and Nail Exposure

Once you understand how to read a histogram, it becomes an extremely useful display of the data that your camera is seeing. This 10-minute video from …

13 features in Apple Music only power users know about

Because of that, there remain many hidden features and tricks inside the app that a casual user may not notice.<p>For instance, did you know that you can turn off the shuffle feature when listening to an album? Or that you can sing along to your favorite songs with in-app lyrics?<p>Below are 13 tips and …

Apple Music

How to Reduce Glare in Glasses for Photos

As a portrait photographer, you probably shudder every time someone walks through your studio door wearing prescription eyeglasses. Perfecting the …

Landscape Photography

How to Stop Destroying Your Clothes in the Wash

Theoretically, it’s better to spend more on quality, but that’s only true if the quality item lasts. I used to have a bad habit of tossing my clothes …

Cleaning

7 Best Free Apps For Mac and Windows Computers

This is the age of mobile technology, but there are many people who still love to use laptop or desktop computers for work, browsing the websites, or …

PSA: Xbox One Controller Charger Recalled By Energizer/PDP

A third-party charger for Xbox One controllers has been recalled due to a burn hazard.<p>The Energizer 2x Smart Chargers from PDP can "overheat and damage the Xbox One video game controller, posing a burn hazard to consumers," according to a page on the recall site (via GamesBeat).<p>There not yet been …

Xbox

Want a new car at a low price? Here's how to get the best deals

If you do your homework, now is the time to practically steal a new sedan from your car dealer.<p>For more than a year, sales of cars have been tanking because Americans have gone nuts over SUVs and trucks. As stockpiles of sedans such as the Chevrolet Malibu and Chrysler 200 stretch across car lots, …

6 Poses You Can Use to Avoid Camera Shake

Camera shake is the bane of just about every photographer’s existence.It makes us use shutter speeds that are too fast or apertures that are too wide …

Yoga

Even diehard Apple fans will learn from this huge list of hidden iPhone tricks

In a post on Friday morning, I touched upon the increasingly common notion that iOS has gotten much more complex in recent years. Some users even …

9 Basic Mac Hacks To Make Your Life Super Easy

Have you always been a Windows person and now have recently switched to a MacBook Pro?<p>Do you find the Apple interface confusing?<p>Are you a Mac user, …

Home networking explained, part 4: Wi-Fi vs. internet

<i>Editors' note: This post is part of a series and is regularly updated. For the other parts, check out the related stories below.</i><p>Wi-Fi and internet are two different things. Let me say it again: they are two different things.<p>For years now, the term Wi-Fi has often been synonymous with access to the …

How to see everything Google knows about you

Google really does know everything about you, and now there’s an easy way to see the data that’s been collected over the years — all in one …

45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …

Cleaning

21 Clothing Hacks That Will Save You From Embarrassing Mishaps

Get a fresh new wardrobe but still save money.

The Ectomorph Workout Program: Building Muscle for the 'Skinny Guy'

When it's game time, are you usually the last one picked? Are you often referred to as the "skinny guy?" Can you eat massive amounts of food and …

Five Ways Working More Slowly Can Boost Your Productivity

You know all about why multitasking is bad and meditation is good. Here’s the cognitive case for why slower might be better.<p>Whatever mix of foreboding, cautious optimism, denial, and indifference with which you greet the prospect of your job being handed over to robots in the future, one thing …

One Trick to Beat Procrastination Forever

The TLDR; is: meditate.<p>You probably thought I was going to say start small and get momentum. That’s a fine answer.<p>But meditation is a better answer.<p>A …

Where to Put Your Router For the Best Possible Home Wi-Fi

Everyone knows that Wi-Fi signal strength begins to wane the farther away from the router you’re using your laptop. If your router is in the front of …