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A New Google Maps Feature Makes Sure You'll Never Forget Where You Parked

You can also set a timer for parking spots that have meters or time limits.<p>If you’ve ever walked to a parking lot, scratched your head, looked around …

Google Maps

City breaks with kids: Amsterdam

Continuing our series on family-friendly city holidays, we head to popular Amsterdam for bikes and boats, pancakes and play parks<p>Amsterdam East, the “Brooklyn of Amsterdam”, offers a pleasant alternative to the usual tourist jaunts. Its recently redeveloped Oosterpark has a new public playground …

European Travel

Modern Istanbul

Travel Photography

The world's 50 most Instagrammable pools

Swimming Pools

Family travel: Ferrying away to Brittany

“A cinema? On a boat?” Kids can pick up on the most innocuous details. But I’m grateful, all the same. Trying to get them enthused about being on a …

Where to travel in 2017: The cities and countries you need to see

January: Chile<p>British Airways took delivery of the Boeing 787 three years ago — and from 4 January the airline finally deploys the ultra-long range …

How to use Chrome Remote Desktop to help friends and family with new devices

If you’re anything like me, you spend basically all of your time on “holiday” not with family enjoying a nice cup of cocoa, but rather fixing and setting up all their devices. This can be annoying itself, but when you go back home, it can be even more of a pain helping out remotely without being …

The Do’s and Don’ts of Memory Cards: Tips for Photographers

My name is Jeff Cable, and I’m a photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I previously spent many years of my life as Director of Marketing …

How to travel with a Wi-Fi-only iPad

Whether traveling for work or pleasure, the iPad is a perfect travel companion. It's lighter and runs longer than a laptop and springs to life instantly. Plus, its screen is large enough to get work done or enjoy TV shows or movies while in transit.<p>If you have a Wi-Fi-only iPad (or are traveling …

Google Drive

Russians throw book at UK publisher’s cheeky ad campaign

An advertising campaign promoting a famed Russian novel with a quote on posters on the London Underground was not warmly received on social media back in its author’s homeland, which met the ad with threats of lawsuits and diplomatic protests.<p><i>“Aristocracy, liberalism, progress, principles… Useless</i> …

Waze is coming to Android Auto

Considering that Google owns Waze, it might seem a little odd that the popular crowdsourced mapping service wasn't already on Android Auto. But soon, it will be: Google announced at I/O today that Waze will be coming to the company's in-car infotainment platform.<p>Google says that Waze has been its …

Google Docs Just Added This Futuristic Feature

Google wants bolding a phrase in a document or aligning a paragraph to be as simple as saying the command out loud. The company announced on Feb. 24 …

Google Docs

Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss

Google's online office suite and storage service is now the tool of choice for many. Find out why.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Google

3 super simple Gmail hacks to boost productivity now

My desk is in one of the most high-traffic zones of the office. I’m used to people looking over my shoulder as they walk to the kitchen or pass me on their way to the pool table, but something weird started happening recently.<p>People sneaking glances at my screen kept asking me about my inbox:<p>I …

Review: Rock Jaw Alfa Genus V2, audiophile-grade earphones on a budget

One of the things I love most about the modern tech industry is that so many lesser-known companies are building great gear for a fraction of the cost of the big-name brands. One such example is British company, Rock Jaw Audio. Its flagship product, the Alfa Genus V2, is an incredibly versatile and …

How to listen and reply to text messages hands-free

Driving is dangerous. Duh. Driving while trying to read or reply to a text message is suicidal -- and potentially homicidal as well, so please don't do it.<p>Of course, modern phones should be able to help out, right? When a new message comes in, why can't you just listen to it the way you listen to …

11 cosy and quintessentially British spots to retreat to this autumn

LONDON — With summer receding and a long autumn stretching ahead, now is an ideal time to think about booking a British mini-break.<p>The country might …

Cancer pill fights disease and gives lifelong protection

British scientists have discovered a drug which fights all cancers by boosting the body's defences and prevents the disease returning by increasing natural immunity<p>A pill which boosts the body’s natural defences could help fight off all cancers and stop them ever returning, scientists …

23 Creative Lentil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Soup

From soups to salads, here are 23 of our favorite recipes to cook with a pantry staple, lentils.<p><b>One of the most humble pantry items is also one of our favorites</b>: The lentil. From stews and soups to salads and side dishes, they're a real recipe workhorse. Grab a pot and some stock—here are our …

6-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

<b>Serves 6</b><p>Ingredients<p>2 large red onions (you can use yellow if you prefer)<p>1 (3-4 pound) chuck roast<p>2 tsp. Celtic sea salt<p>3/4 tsp. freshly ground …

Cooking

Watch Kevin Spacey Perform ‘Piano Man’ With Billy Joel

Billy Joel was honored with the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in a star-studded celebration that aired Friday night on PBS, …

Music

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

Living Rooms

Google Forms - Google Drive's Hidden Gem

5 simple ways to organize your Google Drive

Google Drive is like your closet — you stash all your stuff there, but it's not exactly organized.<p>The storage service lets users save files like …

Email Auto-Responder 101 - Aweber

How to set up Chromecast's new Backdrop feature

Jason Cipriani/CNET<p>Chromecast users will be happy to hear Google has enabled the Backdrop feature we first heard about in June at Google I/O.<p>For those unfamiliar, Backdrop uses a dormant Chromecast to display popular photos, or photos from your own Google+ albums, along with current news headlines …

Chromecast Backdrop update makes your TV a better picture frame

This is the Chromecast update you’ve been waiting for – or, perhaps only a few of you have been waiting for. No, this is not the screen mirroring update, nor does it have anything to do with gaming, Google has simply, yet vastly, improved your artwork options for when you are not actively casting …

Evernote's New Look - Taking dead aim at distraction