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How to find free Wi-Fi when you really need it

Without compromising your security.<p>We’ve all had that moment when we’re far from home and low on data, but still need to finish up some work (or catch up on some Netflix episodes). Free Wi-Fi is everywhere, yet paradoxically, it’s hard to actually find a hotspot when you really need one. Even if …

Wi-Fi

Adobe Photoshop is coming to iPad Pro

A full version of the image editing program for iPad is expected to be announced in October.<p><i>This article was originally featured on PopPhoto.com.</i><p>Search for “Photoshop” in the iOS App Store and you’ll get a variety of results including apps like Photoshop Fix and PS Express. These programs mimic …

IPad Pro

How to erase your embarrassing old Facebook and Twitter posts

In one fell swoop.<p>You might be careful about what you say on social media now, but we were all dumb teenagers once—and you never know what someone might dig up in an attempt to get you fired. Here’s how to delete all of your old, embarrassing Facebook and Twitter posts.<p>Of course, you could always …

Social Media

The search engines you'll need for every type of question

Specific answers for specific needs.<p>When most of us have a question we want to research online, we run to Google for the answer. But it's not the only search engine out there. Venture off the beaten path, and you can find more specialized sites—like the self-proclaimed "computational search engine" …

Wolfram Alpha

5 Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothies To Have In The Morning For A Flat Stomach

There’s no reason to run out of the house each morning without first eating a solid breakfast. Aside from feeling hangry, an empty belly can lead to …

Microsoft To-Do app for Windows 10, iOS, and Android gets list sharing and more

(Credit: Microsoft)<p>Microsoft updated all versions of its To-Do task management app today, adding the ability to customize its look and feel, and to share your to-do lists with others. Although the app remains unavailable for Windows 7 and MacOS users, the web browser version got these upgrades as …

Apps

Here are all the Samsung Good Lock 2018 features and what they do

<b>Update: (06/25):</b> After the release of this article, Samsung added a new feature to Good Lock called ClockFace. We added a section on this below.<p>Samsung Good Lock 2018 is here and it brings a ton of options for customizing the UI of your Samsung phone. After first being unveiled in Korea last week, …

Apps

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 …

These 5 Habits Literally Add Years to Your Life, According to a New Harvard Study

Harvard researchers studied the lives of 123,219 men and women over 3 decades, to learn exactly how much extra time good habits can add to your life.<p>They say there's no fountain of youth. But a comprehensive new Harvard University study is the latest report to break down exactly how much extra time …

Indonesia lives dangerously with $355bn infrastructure drive

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's state-owned enterprises minister had a joke ready when she arrived late to an infrastructure conference in September. "The …

The First Look at Wonder Woman 1984 Has People Wondering Various Things

Although the sequel to the blockbuster <i>Wonder Woman</i> movie isn’t slated to hit theaters until November 2019, excitement is already heating up about the …

What Is the Nordic Diet? Experts Say It's the Healthiest Way to Eat

Move over, Mediterranean Diet — the Nordic Diet offers the same health benefits and more.<p>Nutrition experts are buzzing about the Nordic diet, an eating plan that focuses on fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and herring, as well as berries and root vegetables<br>• The Nordic Diet is inspired by the …

Five tips for blocking spam from your inbox

It shall not pass!<p>Everything that makes email so convenient—free messages, delivered in seconds—also makes it susceptible to spam. With only a list of addresses, professional spammers can merrily bombard their victims with as many messages as they like—and they have a host of automated tools to …

Spam

Supercharge your scheduling with these 5 Google Calendar tricks

Bonus features of a popular app<p>Whether it's on the web, on Android, or on iOS, Google Calendar has become indispensable to many of us. A lot of that is down to the clean, intuitive user interface that Google's put together over the years, but if you dig a little deeper under the surface, you'll …

Google Calendar

4 hidden Windows tweaks to speed up your computer

Don't settle for slowdowns.<p>Windows 10 impresses in many ways, like the tight integration of voice control with Cortana, and the way the software adapts to fit both tablets and laptops. At the same time, it can't completely escape its past: The operating system remains a huge, labyrinthine piece of …

Software

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

WhatsApp Makes Five Significant Changes To Its App

Hack:<p>There are a lot of new changes that are being brought along the way for WhatsApp.<br>• Facebook announced new features for WhatsApp at the F8, 2018 …

Top 10 Moneymaking Apps You Need to Download Now

These moneymaking apps won't make you rich but can earn you some respectable extra pocket money with little effort.<p>Apps that can make you money? It sounds too good to be true, but moneymaking apps do actually exist. While these apps won’t make you rich, they can earn you some respectable pocket …

Apps

Don Friedman On Piano Jazz

In honor of the birthday of Don Friedman (May 4, 1935 — June 30, 2016), <i>Piano Jazz</i> presents this broadcast from 1996. Although Friedman first studied classical piano, he fell in love with the voice of jazz and performed with jazz greats such as Chet Baker and Buddy DeFranco.<p>In this session, Friedman …

How to purge all your search histories

Asking for a friend...<p>Every time you run a search online, the websites where you maintain an account can record that information. This data—collected and stored by search engines like Google, social media networks like Facebook, and retail giants like Amazon—won't disappear when you erase your …

Social Media

The world’s best freedivers seem to have evolved super-sized spleens

If you want to be a successful freediver, work out your spleen.<p>Here’s a fun science experiment you might have done in grade school. Get a bucket full of ice water that’s big enough to fit your head. Now dunk your face in and see how long you can stay. Most people can’t remain under for longer than …

Biology

Scientists just discovered a strange new DNA shape lurking in human cells

But what does it do?<p>The discovery of DNA as a double helix is a hallowed story of scientific triumph—the work of four researchers merging together to solve one of science’s biggest mysteries, giving birth to what we know as the field of modern genetics. But decades later, we’re still learning that …

Genetics

New Bird of Paradise Species Has Smooth Dance Moves

To woo a female, this bird flips up his cape, puffs out his chest, and shimmies his little feet.<p>It's hard to find a more superb bird than the superb bird of paradise.<p>Males have an elaborate courtship ritual, during which they spread out their black cape until only a bright blue breast plate and …

Seven event-planning apps to bring people together

Organize your party with ease.<p>The rise of internet-connected smartphones has made it easier than ever before to spend time with friends and family. But what about spending time with them at parties or reunions in the real-world? Well, your phone can help with that too. You can lean on apps to …

Apps

24 hidden settings that can maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

Eight Samsung Galaxy tricks you can't do on any other phone

Make the most of your smartphone.<p>Samsung likes to add its own flourishes to the Android operating system, which means Galaxy phones boast quite a few unique features that you won't find on standard Android devices—or iPhones for that matter. We've collected eight tips and tricks that should work on …

Apps

Thanks, anti-vaxxers: Measles is on the rise in Europe

Our grip on infectious diseases is slipping as people turn away from vaccination.<p>Before the measles vaccine existed, 9 out of every 10 kids got the disease before age 15. Two million people died from it every year. It’s easy for most of us to forget that, because we’ve had an effective measles …

Public Health

Seven automated smartphone commands you should try

Teach your old phone some new tricks.<p>Your smartphone is supposed to make life easier. Good news: You can step up its convenience by automating some of the ways you use it. With these seven automated commands, you get to spend less time fussing with your device and more time on the stuff that really …

Apps

Humans flourished through a supervolcano eruption 74,000 years ago (so you can make it through Tuesday)

At least, some of them did...<p>About 74,000 years ago, a large chunk of a Pacific island exploded. It sent ash and other debris around the world, including to the southern tip of Africa, where it would be found by a team of international scientists and entered as the latest data point in one of the …

Earth Science

Former Chelsea Midfielder Michael Essien Embarrassingly Released by Indonesian Side

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has hit an embarrassing new low in his football career.<p>The 35-year-old has just been released from …