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How To Generate Retirement Income From Savings

(This article is adapted from <i>Recession-Proof Your Retirement Years: Simple Retirement Strategies That Work Through Thick or Thin</i> by Steve Vernon, FSA.)<p>When withdrawing your retirement savings, your number-one goal is this: Don’t outlive your savings. Unfortunately, many retirees “wing it” and …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

How To Stop iPhoto From Opening on Your Mac When You Connect Your iOS Device

I don’t know about you, but it irritates me just a bit whenever I connect my iOS device to my Mac and iPhoto pops up. Sure, I like to move my …

How to Convert PDF Text to Word Free on Mac OS X

How to convert text in a PDF into Microsoft Word format on Mac OS X using the Automator app.<p>You can convert text in a PDF into copiable text to be …

You Can Now Order Taco Bell On Your iPhone

<b>Scenario:</b> It’s 12:30 am. You’re in Taco Bell. You’d do pretty much anything for a crunchwrap supreme.<p><b>The problem:</b> If you open your mouth and try to speak, it’ll become immediately obvious that you just smoked what you’re at least 90% sure was <i>all of the weed in the entire world</i>.<p><b>Solution:</b> You can now …

How to set up and use iCloud Photo Library on iPhone and iPad

How do I setup and use my iCloud Photo Library on iPhone and iPad?<b>Updated April, 2017</b>: Updated all screens & steps to match most recent version of …

Can't take a photo? Use Optimize Storage to free up space on your iPhone

<b>Updated February 2017:</b> Added additional tips for freeing up storage space.<p>Pictures and video take up a ton of storage space, and for good reason — …

Away from home? Here's how to access your Mac remotely

There will undoubtedly be times when you are away from your Mac but need to access a file or two on it. While the advent of services like iCloud …

Operating Systems

10 Ways To Strengthen Your Bond, As Told By Science

We all know that in chemistry, a bond is formed when two atoms are attracted to each other due to a redistribution of their outer electrons. But let’s be honest: there’s no exact science to strengthening bonds between actual, real people.<p>Still, that doesn’t mean we don’t have science on our …

Dear Young Couple

Dear Young Couple,<p>I don't personally know you, but I spent 45 minutes observing you last week.<p>Wait. I'm not some stalking psycho. Before you reach for a can of pepper spray or notify the authorities, please allow me to explain.<p>You were standing in line at a tourist attraction and my family was …

No One Will Tell You This: A Letter To My Daughter

When you were 5, I was pregnant with your youngest brother. I remember telling you that I was going to have a baby and your eyes lit up. You saw the miracle in life, and your excitement was pure and beautiful.<p>As I got bigger, you would put your hand on my belly to feel the baby kicking. You loved …

Parenting

5 Ways to Boost Your Teen's Self-Esteem

It hasn't been long since I walked the hallowed halls of high school. And while today's teens exhibit many differences from my generation of awkward adolescents, one thing remains the same: the tiniest phrase or action can send them into a downward spiral of self-doubt. Try as we might — and …

How to fix Text Message Forwarding issues on iOS 8.1

Trying to set up SMS sharing from your iPhone to an iPad or Mac and running into issues? Give this fix a try.<p>We already covered how to set up <b>Text Message Forwarding</b> from your iPhone to another iOS device or Mac, but there was a key troubleshooting element we unknowingly left out of the guide.<p>As …

Text Messaging

Here’s a complete list of apps that use the awesome new Handoff feature in iOS 8

The coolest new feature that spans across both iOS and OS X announced this year has definitely been the Handoff feature that will let you quickly …

How to use OS X Yosemite to send texts from your Mac

In the past, using the Messages app on a Mac could be an irritating experience. And what if a friend dared to send a green-bubble text from an Android phone? When texting from your Mac, messaging those friends wasn’t possible until now.<p>In today’s Cult of Mac video, find out how to enable Text …

Operating Systems

How to Get 'Handoff' Working in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8

Apple is heavily pushing its new "Continuity" features in OS X Yosemite that improve cross-platform integration between iOS and the Mac. The most significant of the Continuity features is <b>Handoff</b>, which allows OS X and iOS users to start a task on one device and swap to another one nearby to …

7 Phrases That Children Need to Hear From Their Parents

Through my work with teenagers, I've realized just how much the parent-child relationship affects the child's development, both emotionally and mentally.<p>No surprises there. The stronger the relationship, the better the chances of the child becoming a well-adjusted, successful adult. This article …

The Most Unexpected Uses for Our Favorite Baby Products

Whether you are veteran or new mom, any parent can recognize that baby products are awesome. Not only are they are gentle and protective for your child, but they can also provide inexpensive alternatives to the slew of products you need around the house every day.<p>In partnership with Huggies Natural …

How to manage multiple iOS devices within a single household

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Recent research shows us that as high as 40 percent of iPhone owners keep their older phones around as a spare and an …

30-Second Tech Trick: How to Take the Best Selfies

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iPhone Beginner's Guide: Tips, Tricks and How-to Advice Kindle Edition

iPhone Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Tricks and How-to Advice contains over 290 printed pages of iPhone tutorials, tips and how-to information. Learning …

Creating ringtones with GarageBand

When introducing you to GarageBand in our last lesson, I claimed that nonmusicians could find uses for Apple’s audio and music application. I can …

Music Production

Five things you should know about iOS security

Security is an extra-hot topic these days, as all sorts of government agencies short on letters but long on budgets keep getting accused of spying on …

Information Systems

How to Create a Hidden Folder in OS X

Have you ever wished you could just hide an entire folder on your Mac to guard it from prying eyes or accidental discovery? There are many reasons …

How to Rip a DVD to Your Computer

Say you have a movie on DVD, but you want to watch it on your phone, tablet, somewhere else. You can “rip” that DVD—or turn it into a movie file on …

How-to: Create customized ringtones for your iOS devices using GarageBand for Mac

Using GarageBand, you can create a custom ringtone out of any portion of any track you have in iTunes. This article will walk you through the process of making a custom ringtone and syncing it to your iOS devices, as well as assigning it to a certain contact or as your default ringtone.<p><b>Purchase the</b> …