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Nearly 50k people have blocked Twitter's biggest advertisers over the Alex Jones debacle (and you can too)

Alex Jones can’t win these days. As the unofficial mascot of conspiracy theorists everywhere, Jones — the man who answers the question: What happens when you turn human skin inside-out and continue to wear it? — has seen his beloved InfoWars brand blocked on every major platform that isn’t a …

Internet

How to turn off Google's location tracking

When you turn off “location history” Google still tracks your location when you use several of its key services including Maps, search and the weather. Here’s how to really turn all of it off.<p>A report from the Associated Press has highlighted that the feature called location history is just one of …

Apps

Delete old iOS backups to free up tons of space on your Mac

I was shocked to discover that the biggest chunk of data occupying my MacBook's ($1,199 at Amazon.com) limited storage were iOS files. Needless iOS files, to be exact. I was unknowingly storing iPhone ($1,000 at Cricket Wireless) backups on my Mac for an iPhone and an iPad ($346 at Amazon …

Operating Systems

Guitar Essentials: How to Get That Jazzy "Outside" Sound in Your Solos and Licks

For years, guitarists of a questing nature have exploited the dark and mysterious qualities of the Phrygian mode, with its ability to give licks and …

Electric Guitar

The Encyclopedia Of Alternate Guitar Tunings

Joni Mitchell, Keith Richards, Robert Johnson, Ani DiFranco, and Bob Dylan. What do they have in common? For one, they've experimented with alternate …

Guitar

What I Tell My Friends Who Ask Me What Binoculars to Buy

For birdwatching, stargazing, or hiking.<p>At any given time, I’m probably within about ten feet of a pair of binoculars. At least that’s the case if …

Astronomy

The Best Translation Apps for Every Travel Situation

To a certain extent, native English speakers have it easy. The language is spoken by one in five people globally, making it easily understood …

Language

How Jimi Hendrix Brilliantly Deconstructed Chords to Create Distinctive Embellished Melodic Themes

Music writer Polyphonic, who creates incredibly informative video essays, took a look at the distinctive guitar style of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, …

Guitar

The Ultimate Guide To Strat Tone

<b>From Hank and Buddy through to Jimi, Clapton, Gilmour, Knopfler, SRV and beyond, the Fender Stratocaster has been at the heart of popular music for</b> …

Guitar

Take Control of Cable TV!

By late 2017, Lisa and Ken Sharp had finally had enough of their $180-per-month Verizon Fios bill. And with college tuition for their two daughters …

If You're Wearing an Apple Watch at Disneyland, This Cool Trick Will Blow Your Mind

Just when I thought I knew ALL the Disneyland tricks and tips, one of the park's PhotoPass photographers practically knocked my (millennial pink) mouse ears right off my head on my most recent trip with this genius hack. Before I get to the steps, you'll need to download the Disneyland app and have …

Tubi TV is an app that lets you watch shows and movies for free, with no catch

If the word “Tubi” isn’t part of your streaming, entertainment-loving lexicon yet, it should be. In the same way that you’ve grown to revere words …

The Six Most Valuable Guitars of All Time

<b>By Christopher Scapelliti</b><p>John Lennon’s 1962 Gibson J-160E jumbo acoustic-electric flattop smashed world records when it sold for $2.4 million at …

Throwback Thursday: Tim Lincecum

He is a TREASURE.I’ve been really enjoying going through my GIF archives in the last few weeks as I’ve been putting together these #TBTs and the best …

How to Identify and Remove Unnecessary Apps on Your iPhone and iPad

With so many paid-for and free apps available on the App Store these days, it's easy to reach a point where you have so many of them on your iPhone or iPad that a sizable proportion are simply forgotten about, and soon storage space starts to become an issue.<p>Fortunately, there's an easy way that …

Learn How to Make a Basic House Track in Garage Band

Point Blank has released a new video detailing how to make a basic house track in Garage Band.<p>The long-running music school focuses its courses on …

Tired of Overspending on Furniture? This Midcentury Line on Amazon Is So Affordable!

Shelling out thousands for new furniture seems to be the norm these days, but we have a hard time getting on board with that. While there are a number of more affordable retailers out there, they seem to always lack in quality. We haven't lost all hope, though, because we recently discovered Rivet, …

How to Play Rapid-Fire Hard Rock Licks in the Styles of Five Eighties Shred Gods

This month we’ll look at fast-and-furious repetition licks in the styles of five Eighties rock guitar shred gods.<p>Using these kinds of licks during at …

Guitar Essentials: Learn Five Classic Delta Blues Turnarounds

The blues is a relatively young form of music, but the turnaround has been with us for quite some time. The concept of ending a chorus on the V chord …

Your Apple Watch workout is about to get way better

Apple announced some great new features for the Apple Watch with WatchOS 5: a Walkie Talkie app, Siri shortcuts and Podcast support. But as someone who uses her Apple Watch mostly for its fitness and workout features, those are the improvements I'm most looking forward to with the new update.<p>Here …

Picture Perfect: TV Settings That Deliver the Ultimate Picture Quality

If you recently bought a new television, you’ll notice that things have changed when it comes to out-of-the-box TV settings.<p>It used to be that when …

Get rid of junk hiding in your Mac with just a single click

Spring may be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean that your spring cleaning chores are over.<p>You've purged your closet, you've deep cleaned your …

Amazon has a giveaways section full of free stuff and how did we not know about this before?

You can get free stuff on Amazon.<p>This is not a drill. Amazon apparently has this massive giveaway section and we somehow didn't know about it until …

One $99 box can speed up your home internet and slash $120 off your cable bill

Want to make your cable company really angry while simultaneously making yourself really happy? One simple box can make both of those things happen. …

32 Genius Gadgets Under $40 On Amazon That Are Basically Out Of A Black Mirror Episode

<i>Black Mirror</i> is science fiction, but sometimes it hits pretty close to home — and today’s modern world is actually filled with high-tech devices that …

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

Gemini Photos saves your iPhone storage from unwanted photos

Ever take 50 photos just to get that one perfect shot? Snapping the perfect frame isn’t easy, but cleaning up the extra photos is even worse.<p>The folks at MacPaw have come out with a new app that makes deleting all your unwanted photos a breeze and even helps you find your best shots.<p>Sorting your …

How to protect your router and Wi-Fi from Russian hackers

A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S. These hackers are organized, motivated and well-funded.<p>They’re not a bunch of misanthropic …

Wi-Fi

Here's the Name of Every Senator Who Voted Against Net Neutrality—and When to Vote Them Out

A surprising thing happened on Wednesday: The Senate did something good.<p>Not only did it pass a resolution to save net neutrality but more Republicans …

How to Dial in the Perfect Guitar Tone

45<p>SHARES<p>Some guitar players like to plug their guitar into an amp and set its tone controls to some tried-and-true settings that they rely on.<p>In the …