George Kaplanis

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Get Stunning Starry Photos with this Easy Astrophotography Tutorial

Been wanting to shoot beautiful, long exposures of the starry night sky but don’t know where to start? The folks from Mango Street have shared some …

This is the best free thing to do in every state in America

There’s nothing like the feeling of doing something thrilling without ever opening your wallet. Whether it’s hiking a trail to a hidden hot spring or …

Merging Inside and Out, an L.A. Firm Modernizes a 1940s Abode

When HH Design first saw this compact, 1940s stucco home outside Santa Monica, California, its street appeal was nonexistent.<p>A diseased lemon tree obscured the facade, and the front yard was full of rocks. The interior hadn't fared much better: the 1,000-square-foot house had three bedrooms and a …

A Chic Portland Hotel Offers Lodging As Affordable as $35 a Night

The Society Hotel in downtown Portland brings new life to an old sailor's hotel and provides adventurous travelers with a uniquely local experience.<p>Part hotel, part hostel, The Society Hotel combines affordable lodging with direct accessibility to the heart and soul of the city. Conceptualized by …

How much you have to save per paycheck to be a millionaire if you start in your 30s

The sooner you start saving and investing, the better off you'll be.<p>In a perfect world, you'll start putting your money to work in your 20s in order …

Locals only: Our favorite quirky San Francisco neighborhood bars

When The Riptide was gutted by a fire in 2015, much of San Francisco may not have noticed. But the Outer Sunset residents, surfers, and artists who congregated there nightly did – one of them called the bar “a home away from home for a lot of people.”<p>Owners David Quinby and Les James, saddled with …

San Francisco

11 Santorini Hotels With Incredible Views

Perched on the Imerovigli hillside, the four-pearl Sophia Luxury Suites is a good choice for travelers looking for a quieter location to enjoy those …

I put $600 into a roboadviser invented by a 25-year old Stanford grad and I'm beating the market — so far

The financial markets are complicated and so most people prefer to give their money to someone else to manage.<p>When Brian Barnes graduated from Stanford in 2012, he had a hard time finding a tool with which he could invest in the stock market on his own. This prompted him to start his own online …

8 High-Protein Dinners Ready in 15 Minutes or Less

Most nights, I decide what to cook for dinner based on how long it's going to take me from start to finish. Sometimes I don't mind a leisurely hour …

Expert Advice for Breaking the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle

The Great Recession might be over but make no mistake about it: Americans are still in financial turmoil. According to a recent study released by …

iOS 11: How to scan documents with the Notes app

Apple has been improving its Notes app each year, and this time around one of the main updates is the ability to scan documents within the app in iOS 11. Follow along after the break for a look at how this useful feature works.<p>Whoosh! Screen Cleaner<p>Apple has done a nice job implementing document …

iOS

Apple: A Jony Ive Q&A I’d never seen before (21 min. video)

“What haunts me most are the ideas we’ve missed.” —Jony Ive<p>From an interview conducted June 9, 2017, two weeks after Sir Jony was named chancellor of …

Martina Matencio’s Sensual Photographs

Barcelona based photographer Martina Matencio simply captures life, love and the beauty of youth.Martina Matencio is a young Barcelona based …

10 easy ways to save $10 every single day: That's an extra $3,650 a year

Americans report daily spending of around $100 on average — and that's outside of car or home payments and basic household expenses, according to …

Tablet shipments in Q2 still declining despite Apple’s growth with iPad

Earlier this week, it was reported that Apple had been awarded a statewide contract in North Carolina. I spoke with Drew Elliot, Communications Director, for N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) as I wanted to learn more about <i>why iPad</i>, and more about how this deployment would work. Being …

How-To: Install iOS 11 public beta on your eligible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

As we just noted, the iOS 11 public beta has been released for anyone who is interested in trying iOS 11 before it is officially released later this fall. That means that you don’t have to be a registered Apple developer in order to install iOS 11, as the public beta process affords a …

Beta Testing

Tim Cook on Donald Trump, the HomePod, and the Legacy of Steve Jobs

The head of the most valuable company in the world talks to Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Megan Murphy.<p><i>Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple Inc., was</i> …

Hurry! Here are our Top 11 Father’s Day gifts!

With just 2 days to go till father’s day (mark your calendars for the 18th if you haven’t), here’s a re-look at a carefully curated list of …

Industrial Design

New Gas Grill? Start Here.

If you've got a brand-new (or a new-to-you) gas grill in your life and you're ready to heat things up this summer, we're here to help. While this …

This 45-Minute HIIT Workout Will Help Shrink Your Belly

If you're looking to burn calories, lose body fat, and gain muscle, this 45-minute workout designed by fitness instructor John Kersbergen is all you …

Exercise

Skyline House

Oakland, California<p>This project is a rebuild of an existing post Fire-storm house. Situated high on top of the Eastbay mountain range over looking the city of Oakland, the site has unobstructed view’s toward the southwest Bay and Golden Gate. It was designed for a young family, who desired an open …

Architecture

What's the Difference Between a Crock-Pot and a Slow Cooker?

At a time when "set it and forget it" appliances are more popular than ever, it's safe to assume almost everyone owns either a Crock-Pot, slow cooker …

Explained: The Basic Money Terms Every Grown-Up Should Know

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, then the good news is you're not</i> …

Famous Bay Area authors' must-read books and lesser-known gems

The Bay Area Book Festival has attracted writers from all over the world to the region, but the Bay Area itself has a rich literary history.<p>From legendary writers like Jack London and Robert Frost (who was born in San Francisco) to contemporary authors like Dave Eggers and Kim Addonizio, there is a …

Go Beyond the City: This Is the Best Hiking in San Francisco

Hiking in San Francisco is one of our favorite things to do. Because the Bay Area city is so hilly and on an incline almost everywhere, it’s a …

San Francisco

This tiny hidden dash cam fixes the worst thing about dash cams

Sorry to have to tell you this, but you’re stupid if you drive around without a dash cam. Seriously, you’re leaving yourself wide open to being …

Dashcam

Essential Phone specs vs. Galaxy S8, Google Pixel XL and iPhone 7 Plus

Remember Andy Rubin, the creator of Android? Since leaving Google, he's been busy creating a new company, Essential. It's making an entirely new phone called the Essential Phone -- its model name is PH-1. The Essential Phone has some slick features like being made out of titanium and ceramic, dual …

9 Modern Prefabs in the Desert

The barren beauty of a desert landscape can be a source of inspiration for off-the-grid prefab living.<p>And although the locations of these prefab homes range in remoteness, each of them are carefully nestled into their harsh desert surroundings—thanks to practical features that help them deal with …

Neill Blomkamp Fans Should Be Intrigued By The Trailer For His Secretive New ‘Oats Studios’ Project

Neill Blomkamp amassed a lot of critical acclaim for his debut feature film <i>District 9</i>, but his follow ups <i>Elysium</i> and <i>Chappie</i> haven’t inspired as fervent of a reaction from critics and fans. While many were excited about the sci-fi director’s planned <i>Alien</i> sequel – which was seemingly held up because …

Oats

Marriott: It's Time To Hedge Gains (Or Take Profits)

I've been an unabashed cheerleader of Marriott (NYSE:MAR) here since I first recommended it about this time last year.<p>I'm concerned, though, that the …

Investing