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HyperJuice AirPods wireless charger does what Apple can’t

Conspicuously absent from the Apple event yesterday was the AirPods wireless charger that the company first showed off last year. Well, you don’t have to wait for Apple to get its act together because a third-party accessory maker called Hyper just announced its own solution.<p>HyperJuice is a snap-on …

AirPods

Tents vs. Hammocks: How a Traditional Camper Took to Sleeping in Trees

Hammock brand Kammok tried to sell me — a lifelong tent-user — on hanging versus traditional camping. So I went along with the brand for overnights …

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

How to Install, Update, and Use Kodi

Kodi is a powerful, open-source media-streaming application, but it can be difficult to set up and maintain. Read our guide to get started.<p>PCMag …

30 of the best watchfaces for Samsung Gear Sport, Gear S3, Gear S2

Samsung's Gear S series turned out to be quite successful despite running on Sammy's home-brewed Tizen OS and not kicking off Google's Android Wear. …

These secret Netflix codes uncover a list of 'hidden' films and TV shows — and it's easy to use them

To access the extra content, all you need to do is add the code for the desired genre or sub genre to the end of the usual Netflix URL.<p>For example, to access the list for "action & adventure," you would add the code 1365, making your URL become: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365.<p>Niche sub …

How to Remove Bloatware (Pre-Installed Apps) from Android Device

<b>Remove the bloatware (pre-installed apps) from your Android device</b> that are already pre-installed in your device by the device manufacturer. Use the …

6-Year Old Asks Dad for Allowance Advance, Gets Official Loan Rejection Letter

The 6-year old son of redditor Otto303 asked his father for a $20 advance on his allowance. Essentially, he asked for a loan using expected future …

Remix OS—a multitasking, windowed Android OS—can now run on your PC

An "alpha" build of the OS for a generic PC is available for download.<p>Jide's Remix OS—a... well, <i>remixed</i> version of Android that is more suitable for …

These secret codes give you access to everything on Netflix

The site usually requires users to either search for an exact title or flick through a few limited genres that the site's technology has guessed they might like. But new websites show that there are codes that can give access to the full list of all of those genres, allowing people to choose from …

How to restore older versions of iOS apps

Usually, an app update is a good thing. But sometimes, things go wrong: An update does the opposite of what you expect it to do. In that scenario, you want to roll your apps back, but unfortunately, at least on the iOS and Mac App Stores, Apple makes that seemingly impossible.<p>But it <i>isn’t</i> impossible …

Make Your iPhone Faster With This One Simple Trick

For as long as iPhones have been around, Apple’s company line has been that its mobile operating system, iOS, does an excellent job managing the …

Model X: Tesla Unveils A Gull-Wing Door Electric SUV

This is Tesla's Model X, the company's $132,000 entry into the electric SUV market. It has seating for six or seven (you can opt for a two or three …

New All-in-One Sleep System Combines Tent, Sleeping Bag, and Sleeping Pad

The three essential elements for getting a good night’s sleep in the backcountry are a tent, sleeping bag, and a sleeping pad. Each plays a role in …

How To…. Make a Free-Standing Hammock Stand

<i>It was at this point Spikey had his Eureka moment: ‘Why not try and find a piece of sycamore that’s oval shaped instead of round?’</i><p>This post is for my …

You can now restore deleted iCloud files, contacts and calendars

If you've ever accidently deleted a file in a cloud service (or worse had someone delete a shared file) you know that any restore feature is a god send. Apple recently launched its own file restore feature for iCloud.com users that resurrects files, contacts, calendars and reminders. The new …

Hidden iPhone storage hogs: a quick guide to managing IM apps

If you struggle to manage space on your iPhone, you might constantly watch your photo count on the camera roll, or be wary of books, movies, or TV …

Secret Apple TV remote controls: Fifteen button combos to power up your viewing!

The 3rd-generation Apple TV is no longer available from Apple, but you can still find it at third-party sellers, and it's still a solid set-top for …

Smart TV

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<b>Become a Web Developer from Scratch! (Complete Course)</b><p>Learn All The Programming Languages Needed To Be Your Own Developer<p><b>Responsive Web Design …

How To See Which Apps Are Using the Most Battery on the iPad

Nothing wrecks the experience of using a great mobile device like having poor battery life. You can have the latest, greatest iPad Air 2 or a flagship smartphone, but if your battery life struggles to keep up with your useof the device, it can quickly become frustrating and also put a dent in your …

Batteries

Ambient, Wireless Charging As Ubiquitous As Wi-Fi? It’s Happening

uBeam, a new technology that lets you charge your phone while you walk around a room, is preparing to launch its consumer product.<p>The battery inside your phone is its greatest weakness. It can render even the fanciest little Uber-calling, Snapchat-sending pocket machine a several-hundred-dollar …

Wireless Charging

Paper USB Business Card Lets You Track Usage

The humble business card still hasn’t been killed off by digital alternatives. Being handed a piece of dead tree with contact details printed on it in ink arguably increasingly stands out in an age when digital data is so cheap and mutable.<p>But paper inevitably presents a barrier to accessing and …

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Ex-Apple Genius reveals 8 ways to extend your iPhone battery

Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears. Former Apple Genius Bar worker Scotty Loveless offers tips on how to extend the iPhone's battery life<p>Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears, and since the launch of Apple's iOS 7.1 mobile …

Five Google Spreadsheet features to help kick your Excel addiction

Updates and added features have leveled the playing field, giving Google Spreadsheets capabilities that Excel may never have.<p><b>By David Politis</b><p>Google …