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Want to Work from Home and Save Money? Amazon, Apple, IBM, and Dell Are Hiring for These Remote Jobs

Technical or non-technical positions, there's something here for just about everyone.<p>FlexJobs, a leader in the flexible job movement that's currently disrupting the traditional workforce, has released data about how working remotely will save you money.<p>The average person can save between $4,668 to …

4 hidden Mac tweaks to speed up your computer

Take macOS to the next level.<p>It happens to the best of machines—after a few years of use, it just doesn't run as smoothly or quickly as it used to. Luckily, a few tweaks under the hood can rev up the performance of your MacBook, iMac, or Mac Mini. (Not an Apple aficionado? Check out the <i>Popular</i> …

This iOS app makes creating and editing guitar tabs a breeze

One of the more tedious tasks of playing in a cover band is managing lyric and chord sheets. When you play a typical four-hour gig in a local bar, memorizing all that music is not always going to happen. You've got to study each song and learn your particular parts, sure, but having a cheat sheet …

Apps

Mac HandBrake Virus: How to check if your Apple Mac is infected by the malware | Trusted Reviews

<b>If you’ve downloaded the HandBrake video transcoder for Mac recently, your machine may be infected by a Trojan. Here’s what you need to know about</b> …

How to customize the Windows 10 Start menu

Are you unimpressed with the Windows 10 Start menu? If you have yet to embrace its colorful tiles and menus, then you are missing out, especially if you have a Windows tablet or touchscreen laptop. With a bit of customization, you can form the Start menu into something useful.<p>Quickly, let's break …

Review: Huawei Watch

As far as function goes, once you've met one Android Wear watch, you've pretty much met them all. The Huawei (pronounced "wah-way") Watch is no …

10 things to consider before buying an LED bulb

Astropad App Transforms iPad into Sketch Board for Mac

Astropad is a new app that could change the graphic design industry. It allows you to use your iPad as a sketching board that transfers directly to …

Sketching

Mac Starter Pack: unleash your iTunes gift card and upgrade your Mac with these great apps

Let’s assume you unwrapped a brand new Mac this year (<i>awesome!</i>) or scored a ton of iTunes/iBooks/App Store credit (<i>still awesome!</i>) and you need ideas for awesome apps to buy and check out for your new MacBook or iMac. Tons of new apps have launched on the Mac this year and even more have added new …

Boom For Mac Is An Equalizer That Improves Your Sound

There are plenty of apps that claim to improve your computer’s sound, but what if one actually did? When I installed Boom 2 for Mac today, I almost couldn’t believe it.<p>Boom is an equalizer for system-wide audio; once you install it, all your audio is fine-tuned to sound better. This means it works …

Mazda Airbag Recall Doubles to 87,000 Units

Mazda is one of the many automakers that has been hit by massive numbers of recalls due to defective airbags. The company who made most of these …

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17 Sci-Fi Movies Every Guy Should See

There’s good sci-fi, and there’s seriously awful sci-fi. To compile this list, we picked the science fiction flicks every guy should see that scored …

Science Fiction

Here's How To Open A Padlock With A Can

We’ve all been there, at some point. We come to a locker, or a shed, or something else, and realize we’ve forgotten the combination on the padlock. …

Keep OS X Yosemite from sending Spotlight data to Apple

OS X Yosemite has changed the way your Mac deals with your privacy. On the one hand, Apple has decided to enable hard drive encryption by default, despite the FBI requests not to.<p>On the other hand, every time you type in Spotlight, your location and local search terms are sent to Apple, and, …

Operating Systems

Top 5 widgets for your iPhone and iPad (Video)

We’ve talked about iOS 8 and all the new and useful features plenty of times now, but we haven’t had the chance to focus on those individual features …

Tips for getting the most out of OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite packs a lot of new features inside a cleaner, flatter interface on the Mac. It’s a big upgrade, and there’s a lot to take in at first glance.<p>Whether you’re a Mac novice or a seasoned expert, there’s plenty to explore in the latest version of OS X. Wondering how to get started? Here …

A List of OS X Yosemite Apps With Notification Center Widgets, Share Support, and More

Yesterday, Apple launched OS X Yosemite which brought a complete redesign to the OS and a number of features like Continuity, an enhanced Notification Center with widget support, iCloud Drive, and more. A number of developers have updated their apps to take advantage of those new features, and …

Best apps compatible with Apple's Health app (pictures)

For better privacy, change these iOS 8 settings

The minute you download and install iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad, you should take note of these privacy steps in order to lock down your device.<p>iOS 8 has a number of new features tied to your location. It also has new privacy settings, allowing …

Elgato announces Eve connected home accessories, Avea smart light bulbs ahead of HomeKit's arrival

Elgato is jumping into the home automation space ahead of Apple's broader HomeKit push when iOS 8 debuts this fall for consumers. Ahead of Apple's …

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How to tweak the Mac's display settings for better visual accessibility

A few weeks ago a customer came in to the Apple reseller store I spend my weekends working in. She was a long time Mac user who'd had an older Mac …

10 Siri Hacks You Need To Try

Everyone knows you can ask Siri to search the web for things, read your email out loud and have some Buzzfeed worthy conversations with her. We know …

Hacking

Tips & tricks for getting more out of the HTC One (M8)

Make BlinkFeed look better by swapping out themes<p>BlinkFeed is a widget that provides up-to-date online feeds directly to your home screen. You can …

20 Google Now tips every Android user should know

Motorcyclist pulls off superhero landing during crash

Russia is a land filled with dash cams, and thanks to those cameras we’ve been able to witness several incredible things, including the relatively …

High-speed video captures terrifying Jellyfish stings in action

Have you ever been stung by a Jellyfish? If you have, you know it hurts (and that everyone’s answer to cure that sting is to pee on you, which is …

Award-winning MacLovin’ Bundle, $40 for djay, Boom, Cinemagraph Pro, Keyboard Maestro, NetSpot Pro, much more

Specials.9to5Toys.com has a pretty solid bundle of disparate Mac apps available for $40 bucks today. All apps included are award winners – Either Apple Design Award, Best of Mac App Store, or Macworld Editors’ Choice Award-Winners so no duds here:<p>Cinemagraph Pro ($100) – The Professional …