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5 best free apps for sexting

Snapchat may be most folks' ephemeral messaging app of choice, but it's by no means the only one, or even the best.<p>We've taken a look at five …

Apps

The Reef House

Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia<p>The historic Reef House has a colonial style and a romantic feel to it, with scarlet bougainvillea adorning the white exterior walls, and rooms bearing nautical touches. The hotel faces the palm-fringed sandy shore of Palm Cove.

The 12 best iPhone apps of 2015

2015 was a big year for the iPhone.<p>Not only did Apple release a relatively big upgrade for an "S" year, app developers were more creative than ever. …

Which airline is number one for premium economy? The answer might surprise you

Bridging the gap between business and cattle class is premium economy. This once novel concept is now increasingly being adopted by airlines that are seeing financial benefits in offering passengers that little bit more comfort for a little bit more money.<p>Even the US has finally caught up, with …

Air New Zealand

12 ways to get more battery life from your iOS device running iOS 9

Apple's new iOS 9 will make your old iOS device feel like new again with all of the features and screw tightening it brings.<p>But like every new …

Europe's Exit From Asia ... 'Only' Soft Power Remains

Geopolitically Europe is conspicuously absent in South and East Asia. This has been a trend for some time, but it has recently intensified. Seen from Asia Pacific where so much is happening, Europe is a distant dot on the horizon.<p>Retrospectives:<p>For much of the 19th and 20th centuries, not only was …

China

Great Australian white wines

White wines from Down Under took a hammering when punters turned their noses up at the oak-filled chardonnays, but since then the Aussie white has reinvented itself and is now well worth a revisit<p><b>Innocent Bystander Willing Participant Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia 2012 (£11.99,</b> …

Australia

Ca La Maria Hotel and Gallery

At Barcelona's Ca La Maria bed and breakfast, architect Maria Inglada has repurposed her parents' 1920s-era flat into lodging that serves as a revolving exhibition space for her family's noted collection of contemporary art. Located in the fashionable Eixample district, the inn's five bedrooms …

Barcelona

The best places to eat tapas in Barcelona

Not quite a snack, not quite a meal, the tapa is all about sociability, whether that involves ordering a parade of little dishes to share over a bottle of wine and a long chat or whether your objective is a much more civilised version of the bar crawl.<p>Catalans have never really embraced the …

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Top 10: the best budget hotels in Amsterdam

An insider's guide to the best cheap hotels in Amsterdam, including the top affordable places to stay for canal views, stylish design, fun bars and interesting architecture, in locations including the canal ring, Jordaan, De Pijp and Rembrandtplein.<p>Volkshotel<p>Southeast of the historic canal area, …

Expert guide to New Zealand

New Zealand’s varied micro-climates are dictated by its maritime environment and multitudinous mountain ranges, so it pays to expect ‘four seasons in one day’ anywhere, anytime. The warmest spell is December through March, when domestic holidaymakers are out in force. Book accommodation well in …

New Zealand

8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

Televisions

Glamour With Altitude

The jet age spelled adventure for the elite sisterhood of pretty, single, bright, young women known as stewardesses. But it wasn’t all Pucci uniforms and carving Chateaubriand for wealthy potential husbands-there were girdle checks and “Fly me” ads, too. Nonetheless, they were starlets of the skies …

Aviation

dodgedabulletpoint

This afternoon, I took a walk along the beach in Littlehampton, West Sussex. There was wonderful sunshine everywhere but when I drove to the coast, …

YC-Backed Amulyte Is Building A Better Lifeline For Seniors On The Move

Commercial catchphrases like “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” have become the stuff of legend, but it’s not funny when one of your grandparents have been in that same situation.<p>University of Waterloo alumni Jaclyn Konzelmann and Perry Haldenby have been there with their own grandparents, and after …

Is Spinning Making You Fat?

A growing number of indoor-cycling devotees are abandoning the bike, convinced it's making their backsides bigger.<p>Indoor-cycle much? Unless you've been locked in a room with only step aerobics tapes for company, someone has probably tried to convert you to the Cult of Spin. Maybe you're already …

The Olms on Recording Their Debut Album: 'There Were a Lot of Ghosts Floating Around'

Pete Yorn and J.D. King celebrate vintage folk in new duo<p>The Olms are a new band devoted to some old ways, recording to tape on vintage gear while …

2Fik Museum at The Invisible Dog

Currently on view at The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn, artist 2Fik presents "2Fik Museum," a collection of photographic works that take inspiration from classical paintings. At first glance the works might seem derivative or even downright gimmicky, but 2Fik is able to elevate the familiar trick to …

Art

Turn Signal Gloves Vastly Increase Your Chances Of Surviving an Urban Bike Ride

Your average motorist is more used to sharing the road with other vehicles than cyclists. So instead of just relying on your arms to safely signal an …

The 10 best photography apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone

How Training Partners Boost Health

Running’s health benefits likely amplified when we log miles with others.<p>Training partners can push us to new paces and longer workouts. But perhaps the greatest benefit of running with others is the camaraderie, particularly as we get older.<p>That's the takeaway of two separate but related studies …

Loneliness

Step It Up

After a period of building your base, it's time to pick up the pace—and get really fit.<p>After a long winter of logging base miles, you're ready to challenge your energy systems with quicker workouts. No races on your calendar? Doesn't matter—speedwork's benefits go way beyond a starting line. …

Marathons