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iPad Slow? Learn How to Speed up iPad, Even Older Ones!

If you have an older iPad, you may have noticed that it's not as fast as it used to be and asked yourself, "why is my iPad so slow?" There are lots of different reasons why your iPad may be running more slowly than it did when you first bought it, and luckily there are just as many ways to speed it …

iOS

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

How To Use Apple Pay On iPhone: The Complete Guide For Reluctant Users

Apple Pay has been around since October 2014 in the U.S. and July 2015 in the U.K. More countries have followed suit since. It’s an Apple product so, as you’d expect, it’s intuitive and straightforward to use, right? Well, mostly, yes.<p>But I find a lot of people I talk to (really, a lot), don’t use …

Apple Pay

Get rid of junk hiding in your Mac with just a single click

Spring may be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean that your spring cleaning chores are over.<p>You've purged your closet, you've deep cleaned your …

Cleaning

This hidden Apple Watch stat tells you whether to exercise or rest

Imagine if your Apple Watch could tell you which days were best for you to do a workout, and what kind of workout you should do. Well it can, sort of, thanks to a hidden feature that few people have yet discovered or know how to use.<p>Heart rate variability, or HRV, is a new metric that reveals your …

7 Apps Everyone Needs on Their Apple Watch

What should you download? These apps are the best place to start.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from …

Apps

Razer’s new eGPU enclosure is cheaper and works with macOS

Razer today updated its lineup of eGPU enclosures, adding a more affordable model that’s finally compatible with macOS. The Core X is $200 cheaper than its sibling, the Core V2 — and in some ways, it’s even better.<p>Apple’s latest MacBook and MacBook Pro certainly pack a lot of power into their …

The Cost Of Stupid Meetings

Do you hate meetings? How many times have you sat in a meeting knowing this all could have been handled in an email, phone call or text? Having inefficient meetings is costly. They waste time that could have been spent focusing on high-value activities and moving the needle. Think about how much …

Time Management

Baseball Has Never Seen a Prospect Like Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.

The Blue Jays' 19-year-old prodigy is the perfect storm of social media access, nostalgia, and baseball skill. He's an unprecedented star in the making.<p>There have been other hyped prospects before. There have been famous sons of notorious former players and there have been notorious sons of famous …

Baseball

Samsung launches LED that 'boosts plant growth'

Samsung Electronics has launched the LH351B Red, an LED that emits red at 660nm wavelength and boosts photosynthesis of plants.<p>Samsung has launched …

25 Coleslaw Recipes You Need for Your Next Backyard Barbecue

Slaw has come a long way as a side dish. The former mayonnaise-based favorite now boasts lighter ingredients with hearty greens, crunchy vegetables …

Google just obliterated the worst kind of phone call

Google just killed the phone call. Well, at least a certain type.<p>At its annual developer conference, Google I/O, Google CEO Sundar Pichai wowed those …

Slow-Cooker Pantry Chicken Stew Recipe

"This easy slow-cooker chicken stew is loaded with vegetables and chunks of chicken in a creamy sauce."<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken …

50 Must-Try Casserole Recipes

<b>1</b> of <b>50</b><p>Chicken Spaghetti<p><p>This easy casserole features spaghetti in a delicious mushroom sauce and is baked with juicy pieces of chicken, bell …

How to understand Stephen Hawking's final paper. Or at least try

It all started with a Big Bang. But then what?<p>Renowned theoretical astrophysicist Stephen Hawking had been trying to answer that and other questions …

Quantum Mechanics

Scotland’s Secret Huts Are a Bikepacking Dream

<b>You learn things on</b> a seven-day bike tour across the Scottish Highlands with a bunch of old BMX pros. You learn, for example, that your friends might not always prioritize your personal safety.<p>As you straddle your burly adventure bike at the precipice of a steep and rock-strewn descent, covered in …

Lighthouse Is The Next Big Deal In Home Monitoring Technology

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of evaluating Lighthouse, a new next-generation home security device from a Palo Alto-based startup Lighthouse AI. After spending a couple of weeks with it, using my mom’s New Jersey home for evaluation, I’ve concluded that this remarkable device …

Living Rooms

A recipe for a chivito sandwich

There is no secret ingredient to Bar Arocena’s famous <i>chivito</i>. Or at least that’s what Fernando López, one of Arocena’s managers, says as I get ready …

Just Try This 10 Days Diet Plan To Lose Belly Fat According To A Nutritionist

Have you ever thought of losing weight by following a diet regime for a couple of days and feel considerable results? So you should surely read the …

This Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Made BA Staffers Pretty Much Lose Our Minds

That's how incredible it is.<p>Carrot cake is the best cake. Yeah, I said it. The reason it's the best cake is because normal cake is boring, and carrot cake is full of adventure in the form of nuts! raisins! spices! and, uh, carrots! Whereas many cakes are dry, carrot cake is almost always—pardon the …

Dessert

Yotam Ottolenghi’s tray bake recipes

I’ve been making lots of tray bakes recently. I am not sure I like the term – 1970s convenience food springs to mind – but I love what it stands for: the idea that, after doing the prep, you can sit down with a cuppa or a glass of wine and relax for an hour or two while your meal more or less cooks …

Recipes

8 monitors to take your MacBook Pro to the next level

Your MacBook Pro has probably served you well, but its screen is only so big.<p>If you want to beef up your display real estate, a quick Google search …

Sheet Pan Cabbage and Beef Tips

<i>Special thanks to my friends at Southern Breeze Sweet Tea for sponsoring this delicious and diet friendly post! All opinions are my own.</i>Beef tips and …

Baklava | America's Test Kitchen

A straight-sided traditional (not nonstick) metal baking pan works best for making baklava; the straight sides ensure that the pieces will have …

25 Easy Family Meals That Cost Just $5 to Prep

When it comes to planning out dinner options for your family, the task can sometimes be a bit daunting — and expensive. If you want to make sure you have a variety of meals in rotation that are healthy and easy to make, kid-approved, and budget-friendly, we've got you covered. These 25 easy recipes …

Cooking

The Houstonian Hotel Shared the Recipe for Barbara Bush’s “Famous” Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Houstonian Hotel has been whipping up Barbara Bush’s chocolate chip cookies since 2016.<p>“They’re sweet and firm,” Catherine Rodriguez, head pastry …

General Relativity explained like you've never seen before

A super-quick, super-painless guide to the theory that conquered the universe.<p>scroll down<br>to begin<p>For 100 years, the general theory of relativity has …

Physics

How to Wear a Harrington Jacket - A Stylish Piece of Men's Outerwear

Three of The Best: Harrington Jackets<p>The Original – Baracuta G9<p>Not including the quintessential Harrington jacket: the G9 Baracuta would be remiss. …

These 5 Cheese Plates Are Perfect, So Copy Them Exactly

We did the pairing work for you—all you need to do is buy the cheese.<p>A great cheese plate surprises us, not just in that “I found a new cheese that I love” way, but by transforming how we think about the world of cheese, and ultimately, ourselves. Is this is a ridiculous amount of power to cede to …

The best method for cooking asparagus is 2,000 years old

I used to think I didn’t like asparagus, but it turned out to be—as these aversions often are—a textural problem. Their stalks would remain fibrous …