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Totally Floored: The Best Under $100 Rugs We Found This Week

It's a wide world of shopping out there on the web, filled with a lot of great and not-so-great rugs but things can get pricey fast. If you're on the …

Home Decorating

How To Wipe a Mac Before Selling or Donating It

It’s likely that you have already moved your old Mac’s data to your new machine. However, it’s always a good idea to have a backup around, just in …

Operating Systems

This is what it’s like to work 6 weeks in Apple’s top-secret iPhone factory

A graduate student at New York University worked undercover at Apple’s secretive iPhone factory near Shanghai, and gave a rare first-hand account of …

Black Mirror

How to fix disappearing iPhone passwords

Once you've changed your Apple/iCloud password you may find it keeps disappearing from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Here's how to bring it back …

Apple Pay

How to Save iCloud Photos and Clear Storage on Your iPhone

Our iPhone storage can so easily go from empty to full snapping multiple photos or filming videos — it all adds up pretty quickly. Unless you’re …

How to remove duplicate songs in iTunes with macOS and third-party apps

As it becomes more common to use a subscription music service like Apple Music or Spotify, song duplicates are less and less of an issue. However, many of us still maintain a music library that consists of content from various sources and still have to wrestle with the issue from time to time. …

How to get picture-in-picture for Netflix and Hulu on your Mac

With macOS Sierra and beyond, you can pop out a video window and watch movies or TV shows while you're working on something else. Unfortunately, it …

You Locked Yourself Out of Your Phone, Now What?

Other than remembering your PIN a little better next time.<p>The lock screen on your phone is designed to keep unwelcome visitors from taking a peek at your texts, social networks, or mobile gaming high scores, but the same security measures can sometimes lock you out of your own phone. Don't panic, …

How to use an Xbox One controller on a Mac

Xbox One S controller<p>If you've got a newer Xbox One S controller with Bluetooth, you can use the controller with your Mac without any additional …

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Kids loft bed plans | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This step by step diy article is about <b>kids loft bed plans</b>. If you want to build a nice truck loft bed for your kids, make sure you take a look over …

Sideload Popcorn Time On Apple TV 4 / tvOS, Here's How [Tutorial]

Here’s a guide on how to sideload install Popcorn Time app on tvOS for Apple TV 4. No jailbreak is required to get this working on Apple’s set-top …

60+ new features in macOS Sierra

Apple released macOS Sierra today as a free update in the Mac App Store. Aside from headlining new features such as Siri, Auto Unlock, Universal …

macOS Sierra software update for Mac rolling out now, here’s everything new

It’s been a week since iOS 10 debuted on iPhone and iPad, and now it’s the Mac’s turn with macOS Sierra. OS X is officially no more; long live macOS (version 10.12 to be precise). As its name cleverly suggests, macOS <i>Sierra</i> brings Siri to the Mac for the first time since the voice assistant was …

3 easy DIY repairs for broken zippers

<b>Save your clothes with these easy fixes for common zipper problems.</b><p>You go to pull up the zipper and oh dear. The slider part is attached to only one …

How-To: Understand the Wireless Diagnostics app on your Mac to analyze and improve your Wi-Fi network

Apple ships a little-known utility app that helps you analyze and diagnose your Wi-Fi connection, called Wireless Diagnostics. Open the app by option-clicking on the Wi-Fi indicator in the menu bar and select ‘Open Wireless Diagnostics …’. Although the app contains a lot of useful information, it …

Weight Training for Hockey Players

<i>Lifting weights can help improve your on-<br>ice performance</i><p>If you play hockey, you know how important strength can be. Hockey is a game where short, …

Exercise

A Step By Step Guide On How To Remove Your Online Presence

Can you ever really disappear from a world where your face is plastered all over Facebook, your location is stamped all over Instagram, and your …

How to find out if your Mac is infected with Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor

A new piece of malware targeting Macs was discovered this week. It's called Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor and here's everything you need to know about it and keeping your Mac safe.<p>On Tuesday, Bitdefender announced its researchers had discovered new malware that's targeting Macs. The malware is referenced as …

App Store

How-To: Show the size of folders in the Finder on Mac [Video]

The Finder’s list view is my favorite way to view the folders and files within the macOS Finder, because it provides a wealth of information via columns that can be sorted on.<p>One thing that you won’t find when using the Finder’s default list view is the cumulative size of the Folders contained …

How to Check Which Devices Are Signed Into Your Apple ID and Remove Them

Many Apple users just like myself own multiple Apple devices. This includes a combination of iPhone, iPad, Mac and the Apple Watch etc. While we have …

How to install tvOS 10 beta without plugging into a Mac

Installing the latest tvOS betas on Apple TV is usually a pain in the ass, even when you’re not using shady channels to get developer access.<p>Getting the betas often requires unplugging it from your TV and connecting it via USB to a Mac, but with tvOS 10 there’s finally a way to install using an …

This watermelon keg DIY will take your barbecues to a new level

Everyone loves a good cookout -- burgers and hotdogs on the grill, fresh fruit and ice cold beer, it doesn't get much better than that!<p>Now, you could throw a regular old barbecue like all your friends, or you could add a little pizzaz and make your summer party one people will be talking about for …

Cook Out

These Two Transformer Benches Become a Picnic Table

DIY outdoor benches perform double duty.<p>Two comfortable garden benches combine to form a picnic table that's perfect for summer dining. What's more, you can build this outdoor furniture Voltron using basic tools and materials available at any home center.<p>The engineering involved in building this …

Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones – but the files can be deleted

Google could have a record of everything you have said around it for years, and you can listen to it yourself.<p>The company quietly records many of the …

DIY - Wood Greenhouse - Quiet Corner

If you want to build a construction to store your plants during the cold winters or to grow your own vegetables, we will show you all you need to …

DIY Outdoor Wood Bench

(Image credit: DIY Candy)<p>This is a little labor intensive, but the result is beautiful. If you're interested in a bit of a challenge and want to …

Woodworking

You can't grill a perfect steak without this thermometer

How do you perform at the grill? And even if you do just fine with chicken and hamburgers, how well do you do with the greater challenge of? Spurred …

Cooking

10 tips to make your Mac feel like new

Upgrade to an SSD

Operating Systems