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How, When, & Why to reset the PRAM & SMC on your Mac

Is your Mac acting just…<i>odd</i>? Stuff like drives not appearing, screens not adjusting correctly, Bluetooth problems, AirPort non connecting? Maybe your fan is running non-stop or your battery has said that it is 50% charged…for two days…and your MacBook is <i>plugged in</i>. Yeah, these aren’t problems that …

Operating Systems

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Matthew McConaughey

5 Great Hip Hop Albums You Have Never Heard (III)

Part three in our <i>5 Great Hip Hop Albums You Have Never Heard</i> series futures five dope albums released between 1997 and 2000. In the last years of the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

PMO's new Canada-U.S. relations 'war room' unit seen as 'smart,' considered unprecedented

More in News<p>Two Conservative MPs, who were facing nomination challenges, recently announced they won’t seek re-election in 2019, and nasty fights are …

Canada

Meet the Leaders of the Trump Resistance

A broad-based movement is shaping up to thwart the incoming Trump administration<p>Donald Trump is riding into office on a make-believe mandate: Despite …

Rights & Freedoms

Stark new polling data shows Labour is heading for electoral wipeout in Scotland

Polling conducted by the party and leaked to The Herald newspaper showed that Jeremy Corbyn's party have haemorrhaged votes to the Conservatives and are on course to finish a distant third in the May elections.<p>According to the figures, Labour are on just 15%, ten points behind the Tories on 25% and …

United Kingdom

The 75 Best Horror Movies of All-Time

Horror films are something you have to prepare for. Whether it’s gripping the seat or shielding your eyes or ears from the grossness, or wrapping …

Donald Trump

Blake Lively leads the way for cinema’s march of the Luddites

The Shallows is a reassuringly cautionary tale about our reliance on tech. When fighting off a shark you really don’t need much more than a pair of earrings<p>Here’s a tip. If you go down to the beach today to go surfing by yourself in a remote cove, where although sharks haven’t been spotted lately …

Blake Lively

Fresh paint can’t hide that Rio Games loom as potential disaster in almost every way

RIO DE JANEIRO — Every Olympic Games has teething problems and embarrassments. In Rio, things are going into the toilet.<p>The athletes village is the …

Brazil

A grim, despairing mood and hard questions in Brussels

<b>Analysis</b><p>MOLENBEEK, Belgium — “Here we go again. All Muslims are going to be blamed for what happened in Brussels this week,” says a young man selling …

Terrorism

Nemtsov’s daughter seeks justice for father’s murder

The last time Zhanna Nemtsova saw her father, Boris Nemtsov, was at a political meeting in February 2015.<p>The Russian opposition leader was presenting …

Russia

Alberta solar co-operative to offer shares

Albertans will soon get the opportunity to invest in a part of the provincial economy expected to shine as curbs on carbon emissions increase in the coming years: solar energy.<p>A group of solar experts and developers plans to offer shares in a co-operative that will build and operate solar-panel …

Solar Power

Computer learns like a human and (sort of) beat the Turing Test

There is a fundamental difference between the way computers learn and the way humans learn. Humans can see one example and intuit what that object or …

The Best Movies On Netflix Right Now

What did we do before <b>Netflix</b>? Go out and rent videos from Blockbuster or Hollywood Video (RIP)? You actually had to leave the house to go find good …

Bacteria on the Brain

A brilliant surgeon offered an untested treatment to dying patients. Was it innovation or overreach?<p>As the chairman of the neurosurgery department at the University of California at Davis, Paul Muizelaar saw patients on Wednesdays, at a clinic housed in a former cannery in East Sacramento. Among …

The Liberal Resurrection

The Liberals entered the race about eight points behind the NDP and five behind the Conservatives, according to a polling average produced by …

Canada

Fitness Basics: The right way (and wrong way) to strengthen your back

The right way (and wrong way) to strengthen your lower back<p>The Globe and Mail | <br>Show Description<p>Fitness instructor Kathleen Trotter shows you the three most common mistakes people make when doing back extensions<p>More from this section<p>Editor's Picks<p>Add to Watchlist<p>We've run into a glitch. Please try …

Stephen Harper: The making of a prime minister

He is a lion in autumn, weaker than in his prime, but still a force of nature. He faces his fifth, and perhaps final, test as national leader. But in a way, the result won't matter. Whether Stephen Harper wins or loses the general election of October 19 is moot. He has already reshaped Canada. And …

Smart, tough and nasty: the definitive portrait of Thomas Mulcair

John Geddes on the NDP leader’s rise through the ruthless world of Quebec politics to become the PM’s toughest opponent yet<p>Thomas Mulcair grew up in …

Canada

Here's how Harper could erase our choices at the ballot box

Could the Tories ‘out-election’ our other political choices into the poorhouse, perhaps forever? On the implications of a pro-rated spending limit<p>No …

Government

The weak and uninspiring case against the niqab

Justin Trudeau, Stephen Harper and the niqab<p>Less than 48 hours after a speech from the Liberal leader re-energized outstanding questions about …

Religion

Let's handicap the federal election—in all its infinite possibilities

Aaron Wherry on what it actually means to “win” an election<p>Nine months from now, we’ll have a federal election. One of several registered political …

Cracking the Sitcom Code

After signing up to write a script for Croatian television, I learned that virtually all TV comedies, from Seinfeld to South Park, follow a simple formula.<p>As happens to so many of us, I was asked to write a sitcom for Croatian television. I’m an American ex-pat living in Slovenia, and I know next …

Here are a bunch of iPhone apps that are way better than Apple’s own apps

Your iPhone comes with a bunch of standard apps right out of the box.<p>But since the App Store launched in 2008, developers have found ways to improve …

Apps

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