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PSA: You can once again browse your iPhone music library from Apple Watch

The latest Apple Watch update brings back a feature that many users argued should have never left.<p>The ability to browse and play music stored on your iPhone from an Apple Watch was removed with the release of WatchOS 4 last September. This, as Apple soon found out, wasn't a welcome decision.<p>With …

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How to sync your local iTunes library when you’re subscribed to Apple Music

Apple Music is one of the best music streaming options when you have a local library of unreleased songs, live concerts, or remixes. But this method will also allow you to sync hi-fiedlity music such as ALAC to your iPhone.<p>While not completely obvious, it is possible to sync your local library …

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Sail through Apple Watch setup with these handy tips

You’ve got your Apple Watch, you lucky devil. Now it’s time to tweak it to make it as personal as possible with these Apple Watch setup tips.<p>Although Apple walks you through many of the basic steps, there are plenty of choices to be made before you’ll be able to squeeze maximum utility and joy out …

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Want To Be More Successful Next Week? Remove These 4 Thoughts This Weekend | Inc.com

High performers take advantage of the weekends to separate themselves from the pack by deliberately refocusing and recharging along with setting aside 60 minutes to transform their upcoming week.<p>Whether you're looking to improve your productivity, health, or life--it all starts with designing an …

Motivation

The iPad Pro is the most accessible computer Apple has ever built

Steven Aquino Contributor<p>Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>At this month’s WWDC, Apple unveiled refined accessibility tools<br>• The pleasure and the pain of the accessible smart home<p>I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with …

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Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha) as a clinical case of depression

In this article I would like to reconstruct the Siddhartha Gautama’s (historical Buddha) life and experience from the perspective of the development …

Amazon launches a free cloud-based screenwriting app

Amazon has unveiled Storywriter, a free cloud-based tool for writing movie and TV screenplays in standard format that’s suitable for users of all skill levels.<p>Storywriter includes a number of useful features such as automatically formatting your text while you type, auto-saving and …

Gestures Are Defining Apple Watch

Bernard Desarnauts Contributor<p>Bernard Desarnauts is the founder of Wristly.co.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Apple Watch And Holistic Presence<p>Instead of the touches and swipes that power most of our screen-based computing devices, many of the core Apple Watch capabilities — like checking the time — …

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15 Gorgeously Designed Henna Tattoos with Unbelievably Intricate Patterns

Photo source: Bubble<p>For thousands of years, the art of henna (called <i>mehndi</i> in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced in India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East. The henna plant is crushed and mixed with other ingredients into a paste, which can then be applied to the skin in dazzlingly intricate …

Body Art

World wide web? Map resizes countries by number of internet users

Oxford Internet Institute has visualised Earth’s online population, showing web usage concentrated in Europe and North America<p>Researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) have produced a map that shows the countries of the world resized by the number of internet users in 2013.<p>Each hexagon …

Geography

Russian MP urges Facebook block over gay rights rainbow flag

Vitaly Milonov, who sits in the regional parliament of Saint Petersburg, introduced a law in the city banning "propaganda" of gay relationships to minors<p>A Russian lawmaker, who has strongly backed anti-gay legislation, said Facebook should be shut down in Russia over its support for the US Supreme …

LGBTQI

How to Use Siri on iPhone and iPad

Siri is a workhorse of a virtual assistant for iOS, but I rarely see anyone actually using the feature on the iPhone. Maybe it is because most people don't know all of the amazing things she (or he) can do. Siri's improved a lot over the past several years and there's now a long list of tasks she …

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Messages master class: iOS and Yosemite

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

The beginner's guide to creating a podcast, according to the pros

Podcasts are so hot this season.<p>With the outpour of podcast obsessions (thanks, <i>Serial</i>), we've probably all thought to ourselves, "How hard can it …

19 Of The Best Snow Scenes In Art

Today marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the Winter Solstice. Or, if you prefer, the most wonderful time of the year. 'Tis the season of rosy cheeks, icy sidewalks and hot chocolate, all the makings of a spectacular Bing Crosby holiday movie.<p>But winter …

Estimated 15,000 people join ‘pinstriped Nazis’ on march in Dresden

Far-right group Pegida holds ‘Islamisation’ protest, using slogan from 1989 campaign against East German government<p>‘Pinstripe Nazis’ show the temperature of the immigration debate needs to be reduced<p>German town tricks neo-Nazis into raising thousands of euros for anti-extremist charity<p>Its members …

TV is over: Mobile has officially demoted TV to second-rung media status

About 26 percent of customers who call US cable TV companies request “internet only” service, according to a survey of those calls by mobile advertising technology company Marchex. Of those customers, at least 60 percent actually end up getting internet-only service, Marchex says.<p>The survey results …

This Diet Has Been Linked to a Longer Life—Again

It’s no coincidence that some of the world’s populations with the longest lifespans live along the Mediterranean coast. The climate there ensures …

Holistic Medicine

The Upside of Jet Lag

Most people will tell you that sunset is the optimal time to visit Humayun’s Tomb, the red-sandstone-and-white-marble mausoleum in Delhi that …

'Dating' vs. 'Married': How Text Messages Change Over Time

A lot evolves between the first year of coupledom and the ones that follow—including references to "home," "dinner," and "love."<p>So many loves start with a "hey." A tentative "hey." A hopeful "hey." And more often than ever that "hey" is not spoken, but sent through a text message.<p>That first "hey," …

10 Images That Show Our Wildly Changing View of the Cosmos

Cosmigraphics, a coffee table book of the most incredible images in the history of astronomy, is out now.<p><i>Cosmigraphics</i>, a coffee table book of the most incredible images in the history of astronomy, is out now.

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day

Each is a small thing, but each also has the power to change your life... and the lives of the people around you.

Tim Cook: I'm proud to be gay

In an editorial at <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> today, Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals he's proud to be gay. "So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." Cook explains that "plenty" of Apple employees know he’s gay and "it doesn’t seem to make a …

The Untold Story Of How Steve Jobs Reintroduced His Signature Design Style To Apple

Skeuomorphism is an ugly, confusing word.<p>According to Techopedia, its definition is, "a design principle in which design cues are taken from the physical world. "<p>Basically, remember how the Notes app on the iPhone used to look like a yellow legal pad or how the iBooks application on the iPad used …

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