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Instagram Stories on Android: Everything you need to know

A few years ago, Instagram was just a simple competitor to services like VSCO and Hipstamatic, known for heavy-handed filters, square crops, and …

Gmail: Boost your productivity with these tips and tricks

We covered the basics of Gmail for Android in our beginner's guide, and now it's time to take a look at features that extend the functionality of the …

Google

The 100 best Android apps turn your phone into a jack-of-all-trades

We’ve once again overhauled our picks for the best Android apps, whittling our robust selection down to a paltry 100. Some are new, and others have …

Apps

How to use your iPhone's share button like a pro

One of the best features of your iPhone or iPad that you're probably not using is the share menu.<p>You know it — it's the strip of apps that appear …

Apps

Google Wallpaper Art extension will make your Chromebook look gorgeous

Life in the tech side can get a little bit repetitive. Sometimes we make things a bit more interesting by switching the wallpaper in our computers, but other times we are way too busy to feel that drive. Google wants to take that load off your back and beautify your wallpaper with an extension that …

Google

Disney Infinity Comes To Apple TV Along With A “Stars Wars” Themed Play Set

The Apple TV is getting a notable new game today. This morning, Disney announced the launch of its highly anticipated Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition for Apple TV. This “toys-to-life” gaming platform from Disney allows players to use real-world interactive figures to activate original storylines in …

Smart TV

Fiverr will soon let you set any price for your services

Freelance service platform Fiver has announced that it will soon remove the $5 starting price from which it got its name, and allow sellers to set their own rates.<p>The Israeli company will make this option available over the next several weeks and also introduce ‘easy-to-understand Gig (project) …

A Beautiful Cartel Trafficker Known as 'La Muñeca' Was Just Arrested in Mexico

She was on the run for two years before her capture.<p>A high-level drug trafficking fugitive known for her luxurious lifestyle and extensive ties to senior Mexican cartel leaders was recently captured by Mexican authorities and is expected to be extradited to the United States.<p>Ana Marie Hernandez, …

Mexico

Tips From a Flight Attendant

Flight attendants are the face of the airlines. It's their job to ensure that your flight is as pleasant as possible. They go out of their way to ensure our travel is uneventful. (By the way, uneventful is preferred. Incidences, delays, and other events before, during and after flights make for a …

32 places everyone should visit in France

Millions of people go to France each year to see incredible art in Paris, lie on the gorgeous beaches of the French Riviera, and sip wine in Bordeaux.<p>Here are 32 places all travelers should go to in France.

France

3 Things That Can Happen When You Live Without a Prostate

Beyond the oft-reported effects of urinary incontinence and impotence following surgery, there are a number of less widely known possible side effects of prostate removal.<p><i>Fun fact number one: Half of all men who die in this country this year will be killed by heart disease, stroke, or cancer. Fun</i> …

Cancer

Review: Beam thinks it can make dental health less painful via an app (and it may be right)

Proper dental care is important, but costly. A startup by the name of Beam thinks it can help provide preventative care for more people with an app and colorful brushes, and it might be onto something.<p>What’s Beam?<p>Beam is a service that helps connect its users with a network of dentists, and provide …

How to Combine Twitter Lists with Flipboard

<b>If you are following more than 250 people on Twitter for a professional purpose, merging Twitter lists with Flipboard isn’t a tip, it’s a …

27 movies you have to see this holiday season

In November and December the movies that the studios feel have the best chance at Academy Awards are brought out on a weekly basis. But along with dramatic works from the likes of Quentin Tarantino and David O. Russell, there are also big budget titles like "Spectre," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay …

Brad Pitt
Silicon Valley

A man who explored the world for 2 years on $12,000 gives his best advice for traveling on the cheap

He did it all on $12,000.<p>"It took me about ten years to save that much money," he says. "I opened a savings account and set aside about $200 from my biweekly paycheck." He explains that he kept himself from touching the money unless it was an emergency, although he did have a few that necessitated …

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Sochi Olympics: Things I learned as a competitive figure skater

If I had landed that double loop, I might remember very little about one of my last performances as a figure skater. It's a jump I had done, in competition and in practice, probably hundreds of times. But on that day, during my last shot at a medal in regionals, I fell. My elbows hit the ice, my …

Sochi Games: Why don't figure skaters get dizzy?

Are you a casual fan of figure skating and have some questions after watching it during the<p>Sochi Olympics? Former competitive figure skater Laura E. Davis, the deputy mobile editor for The Times, has some answers.<p>1. Why don't figure skaters get dizzy?<p>It may look like the jumps and spins that figure …

GPS monitoring alerts overwhelm probation officers

SACRAMENTO — Electronic monitoring was supposed to help Los Angeles County deal with the influx of thousands of felons moved out of California's prison system to ease overcrowding.<p>The nation's largest probation department strapped GPS ankle monitors on the highest-risk of those convicts, expecting …

In USC student government, where are the women?

James White hesitated before deciding to run for USC student body president, knowing he'd be a long shot because of his background.<p>Because he's black?<p>"No, not that," White said, adding that race isn't the biggest deal in campus presidential elections. "It's other forms of diversity that aren't …

At 89, Eva Marie Saint is 'still in the ballgame'

Eva Marie Saint won a supporting actress Oscar for her luminous film debut as Marlon Brando's character's girlfriend in Elia Kazan's landmark 1954 drama,<p>"On the Waterfront."And she's given memorable turns with Cary Grant in Alfred Hitchcock's 1959"North by Northwest,"Paul Newman inOtto Preminger's …

In Utah, many want to pull down 'Zion Curtain' drinking laws

SALT LAKE CITY — The art of bartending, Matthew Pfohl says, is all about the performance, the subtle dance of bottle and glass.<p>Over his career this virtuoso of the high-end pour has dazzled customers, effortlessly grabbing a top-shelf gin, say Bombay Sapphire, and making a delicate decant to create …

Mexico's Guerrero state teeters on the edge of chaos

CHILPANCINGO, Mexico — On a cool evening in February, Pioquinto Damian, the head of the Chamber of Commerce here in Guerrero's capital city, was locked away in his downtown apartment, afraid to step outside.<p>He was convinced that the mayor had tried to kill him in an ambush just a few days before. …

The National Digital Public Library Is Launched!

The Digital Public Library of America, to be launched on April 18, is a project to make the holdings of America’s research libraries, archives, and …

College Basketball

Guy Raz on the importance of NPR's 'Generation Listen'