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This Pocket PC Could Replace Your Desktop

The Ockel Sirius B runs Windows 10 and fits in any standard pocket.<p>Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can have the most significant impact. A …

Gear & Gadgets

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cake

Make this rich and decadent dessert served at legendary Zingerman’s Bakeshop in Michigan.<p>Take away the garish flowers, the over-the-top displays of …

Dessert

Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients<p>3 cups elbow macaroni (about 450 g)<br>• 3 tablespoons butter<br>• 3 cloves garlic minced<br>• 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme<br>• 1/3 cup all-purpose flour<br>• 4 cups …

Recipes

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone’s camera you never knew until now

It’s hard to believe but many people, including myself, hardly use a smartphone to make phone calls anymore. By the way, in case you still do and …

Mobile Photography

Coca-Cola Cake Recipe

This Coca-Cola cake is probably the easiest and most delicious quick dessert ever! So simple and so creamy! You will need around 40 minutes to make …

Dessert

Find the hidden benefits of your credit card

Extended warranties and cash back are just the tip of the iceberg. Here's how to get what's coming to you.<p>During a recent trip, my late-evening return flight was canceled due to weather. That meant I was going to need a hotel, but because the cancellation wasn't due to a mechanical issue, the …

Personal Finance

The Android privacy and security settings you need to know about

Android phones and tablets come equipped with a wealth of privacy and security features, but many of them are disabled by default or, in the case of …

Information Systems

Alexa can now send SMS messages in the US, here's how

Amazon just added a handy feature to its Alexa assistant, which lets you send texts via SMS just by issuing a voice command to your Echo or other supported speaker.<p>This works for users in the US, and only if you’ve got an Alexa-powered speaker connected to an Android device on which you’re signed …

Apps

You can now use Alexa to send SMS messages

Amazon announced today it’s launching a new messaging feature for Alexa devices in the U.S. that will allow you to send texts – yes, SMS messages – to your friends and other contacts using your voice. Customers can now ask Alexa to send a message to a specific contact, and Alexa will figure out how …

Apps

Have a Better 2018 with a Bundt Cake Every Month

Is there anything more beautiful than a <b>Bundt cake</b>? With as many possibilities as there are pan designs, it’s an easy way to make a fancy, festive-looking cake with little effort. From the standard<b> ring</b> to a decorative<b> jubilee imprint</b>, from<b> rose</b> to <b>heart</b> shapes, and from<b> mini cakelets</b> to<b> squares</b>, the …

Dessert

Cozy Up With A Slice Of Hot Cocoa Poke Cake

Why can't it always be hot cocoa season?<p>GET THE RECIPE HERE.<p><b>BUY NOW: 9"x13" Cake Pans, $15, amazon.com.</b><p>It's hot cocoa season! Essentially the …

The Ultimate Buttery Pound Cake

Ingredients<p>1 cup unsalted butter softened<br>• 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar<br>• 4 eggs room temperature<br>• 3 tablespoons milk room temperature<br>• 1 tablespoon vanilla<br>• 1/2 …

Earthquake Cake Recipe (Watch Out: It’s So Delicious!)

Earthquake cake is one of my favorite desserts this season! So chocolatey, moist, and creamy! It is easy to prepare and the final product is a real …

Southerners Know This is The Secret Ingredient for Amazing Chocolate Cake

Whether you’re a fan of Duke’s, Blue Plate, or Hellman’s, there’s no question that mayonnaise is an essential pantry staple in the South. It’s a key …

Watch This No-Measure Chocolate Cake Come to Life

Grant Melton is no stranger to our site, and for good reason. His recipes run the gamut from cheese balls to rosé chicken. But of all his contributions, one remains eternally popular: his No-Measure Chocolate Cake. The recipe was posted towards the end of 2017, and in its short time on the site, …

Dessert

27 underrated US destinations everyone should visit in their lifetime

If you're <a href="http://www.thisisinsider.com/best-us-trips-2017-9">traveling in the US</a>, cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are …

LG breaks further into automotive with new camera system

LG, known for home appliances and TVs, comes up with an new driver-assistance system to mitigate or prevent car crashes.<p>The advent of new technology in cars, from 4G-connected navigation to driver assist systems, is opening up new opportunities beyond traditional automotive equipment suppliers. …

Best tip ever: Set up Find My Device as soon as you get your phone

Signing into Find My Device is one of the first things you should do after setting up your phone.<p>There are several options available for remotely …

This tool keeps track of all your online subscriptions for 96 percent off

If you use the Internet in any way, it’s likely that you are signed up for at least a few, and maybe more than a few, paid online subscription services. You could be signed up for a streaming video service like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime or something similar. You might have signed up for gaming …

Your Complete Guide to the 2018 Tax Changes

Here's how the U.S. tax system is changing for 2018 and beyond.<p>President Trump recently signed the tax reform bill into law, and it makes major …

Don’t Think You Need a Dash Cam? Think Again

It could prove to be a very smart purchase.<p>A few months ago, a friend of mine had a car accident. The other driver ran a red light and hit her as she …

The Best National Park in Every U.S. State, Mapped

In case you didn't know already, this year, America's National Park Service is 100 years old — and to celebrate, we're disclosing a few of the …

Final Days: Earn 2,000 Bonus Points With $50 Google Express Amex Offer

A great Amex Offer that I know lots of us have on our Amex Cards is a Google Express deal that is expiring on 12/28/2017. This is the sort of deal …

10 handy things you probably don't know Netflix can do

The end of the year is when we count our blessings: family, friends... and nearly unlimited movies and television for $10.99 a month.<p>Netflix is a powerful tool for surviving the chaos of December. You can watch movies while traveling. You can set up Christmas specials for the kiddies. You can tame …

Televisions

Liz Weston: How to 'death clean' your finances

The phrase "death cleaning" may sound jarring to unaccustomed ears, but the concept makes sense. It's about getting rid of excess rather than leaving a mess for your heirs to sort out.<p>"Death cleaning" is the literal translation of the Swedish word dostadning, which means an uncluttering process …

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …

15 Money-Saving Apps for People Tired of Being Nickle-and-Dimed

A service fee here, a late fee there, unless we get some help it adds up faster than we can keep track.<p>Whether you are a small business owner or a consumer, saving more money is always a good thing. It means you have that you will have that much more money to put into other important things which …

Miss Myra's Banana Pudding

Miss Myra's Banana Pudding<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>make the banana pudding<p>In a 9-inch square baking dish, arrange half of the wafers in a single layer. …

Maple-Bacon Smokies Recipe

Maple-Bacon Smokies Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350˚F. Pat smokies dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.<p>Step 2<p>Divide …

Avoiding Mistakes In Required Minimum Distributions (RMD)

Generally, retirement account owners who are at least age 70½ must withdraw required minimum distributions (RMD) from their retirement accounts by …