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12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Fishing

How to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch

Tips<p>Starting with macOS Sierra and above, Apple implemented the ability to unlock your Mac when you are in proximity, and wearing your Apple Watch. …

iOS 11: How to improve iPhone battery life

Since iOS 11 has been available for over a week, many users are now running Apple’s latest mobile OS. While there are lots of great new features, one downside many users are experiencing is decreased battery life. Let’s take a look at the best ways to improve battery life on your iPhone.<p>In a recent</i> …

iOS

Check out the hidden mouse in your iPhone's keyboard

There are several ways to edit text quickly on an iPhone. But the best way involves a feature that is literally under your fingers any time you type.

Dictate email messages in Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft's new Cortana-powered plug-in adds speech recognition to the desktop mail client, and can even translate your words to different languages.<p>I can dictate an email on my phone, so why can't I do likewise on my computer?<p>It's now possible, at least for Microsoft Outlook users: Microsoft's new …

Apple Just Revealed the Secrets to Taking Perfect iPhone Pictures

Struggling to take your photography game to the next level? Then fear not, for help is at hand. Apple has just launched a new website brimming with …

Mobile Photography

17 iPad tips and secrets you’ll use

I’ve tried to solely include iPad-only features here, though I have included a couple that work across iOS which I think come into their own on the …

Apps

iPhone 7S Leaks Reveal Apple's Expensive Smartphone

The iPhone is changing. 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the world’s best selling smartphone and Apple is planning a major (if expensive) redesign. Now we know a lot more…<p>As a tonic to the triple confirmation that Apple’s flagship iPhone will be delayed, there is now better news because a further …

Mobile Technology

6 tech accessories to help you get the most out of your Apple products

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon The accessory market for Apple products is huge, so it can be difficult to stand out.<p>Twelve South has made a name for itself in techy …

Shopping

Apple Watch NikeLab featured in hands-on ahead of tomorrow’s release

Last week Nike unveiled its latest collaboration with Apple: Apple Watch NikeLab. Now the limited edition Apple Watch Series 2 has been featured in a <i>Highsnobiety</i> hands-on shoot ahead of its upcoming release.<p>Just like Apple Watch Nike+, Apple Watch NikeLab is a co-branded Apple Watch Series 2 that …

Smartwatches

Simplify and expedite PDF editing with This Apple Editors’ Choice app (50% off)

Everyone loves the portability and universality of PDFs, however, that love begins to evaporate when you’re struggling to edit or make changes to a PDF document. If you’re a Mac user, that frustration can end right now with the PDF Expert 2.2 for Mac app, available for only $29.99 from TNW Deals.<p>If …

15 apps for your iPhone that are better than the ones Apple made

Thankfully, though, the App Store is overflowing with alternative apps, many of which are better than Apple's.<p>Whether you're looking to organize your photos, get work done, or get around town, we've scoured the App Store for the best apps that are better than the default ones on your iPhone.

Apps

27 things you didn't know your iPhone could do

Even though we use our iPhones all day every day, there are still a handful of features that are relatively unknown.<p>Some of these features are buried …

10 hidden iPhone tricks Apple never told you about

Apple’s iOS 10 software is packed so full of features at this point that it’s absolutely impossible to remember them all. The engineers and designers …

iOS

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus tips, tricks and hidden features: Get the most from your iPhone

Our iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus tips and tricks guide reveals the best secret and hidden features and shortcuts that you might not know about. Here's …

iOS

The moon's birth may have temporarily vaporized the Earth

According to the giant-impact hypothesis, the moon was formed when a baby Earth smashed against a Mars-sized planet named Theia. Scientists believe the collision was relatively gentle, but based on a newly published study by researchers from the Washington University in St. Louis, it might have …

Six folding electric bikes that fit practically anywhere

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Imagine being able to carry a clean energy vehicle with you, just about wherever you go. Enter the folding electric bike. Battery-powered bicycles are on the rise as two-wheeled commuting gains popularity in places with heavy traffic and limited parking. Having the ability to fold up …

Apple's new 'starter guides' help educators integrate iPad, iOS into curriculum

In a bid to extend its reach into the educational technology market, Apple on Thursday released a set of guidebooks designed to help educators better …

HP Spectre 13 review: The most beautiful, thinnest laptop in the world

Whether you’re a fan of Apple’s MacBooks or not, there’s no denying the brand’s aesthetic appeal. They’re easily the most attractive notebooks you …

Puma made a shoe celebrating BMW's bizarre fabric-covered concept car

Puma has collaborated with Designworks — BMW's for-hire design agency — to make a new shoe that pays homage to one of the stranger concept cars of the last decade.<p>The X-CAT DISC takes styling cues from BMW's GINA Light Visionary Model that debuted in 2008, a roadster with a seamless, silvery fabric …

Seven Hidden Features On Your iPhone That You May Not Know About

The iPhone has been out since 2007, yet there are still a lot of hidden features many people just don’t know about. Whether it’s calling your …

iOS

NASA Launches Official Apple TV App Featuring Real-Time View of Earth

NASA has launched its official app for the fourth-generation Apple TV, joining the app's popular iOS versions on iPhone and iPad, which have been downloaded over 17 million times.<p>The Apple TV app lets users watch high-definition live streams from NASA TV, and allows them to enjoy a real-time view …

Smart TV

Photos

One of the targets I have set for myself is that I will walk a minimum of additional 8,000 steps every day for rest of the year. Walking out of the …

IPhone X

10 tips to make your Mac feel like new

Upgrade to an SSD<p>Add more RAM<p>Reduce log-in items<p>Reclaim space from crowded hard drive<p>Quit apps that consume lots of resources<p>Say 'no' to animations and reduce transparency<p>Repair permissions<p>Narrow Finder's focus<p>Get better battery life<p>Stay up to date with OS X

What’s a virtual private network, anyway? [Deals]

There’s a good chance you’ve heard about virtual private networks, or VPNs, but have no idea what they are. VPNs are, in essence, a way of establishing a secure and direct connection — like one you might have between two computers in the same office.<p>Using fancy techniques like dedicated …

Information Systems

MacTrast Deals: Private Internet Access VPN: 2-Yr Subscription

Are you afraid hackers and those friendly people from the government are looking at everything you do on the Internet? With Private Internet Access …

How to Create an Email Signature With a Logo in OS X Mail

These are instructions on how to create an email signature and add your logo to an email in OS X Mail.<p><b>Step One</b><br>Launch <i>Mail</i> from your Dock.<p><b>Step …

Tutorials

Behold! This is the world's thinnest laptop

HP claims it's the thinnest laptop in the world, beating the MacBook Air at its own game. And just as its exterior is luxurious, its specs are premium, too.<p>It's not priced for the budget laptop shoppers, but it's not designed for them, either. Rather, it's for people who care about how their laptop …

Gear & Gadgets