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How to Repaint a Guitar

One of the limitations when purchasing a guitar, especially a low-budget model, is the lack of color choices available. If you are set on having a …

Vince Gill's Top 5 Tips For Guitarists

Listen now<p>You might think that country superstar Vince Gill has the guitar thing all figured out, but the six-string virtuoso says that playing with …

Google made an iPhone app that turns Live Photos into amazing GIFs

The app will also try to smooth out your shaky shots<p>My entire picture library is inside Google Photos, which for a long time made Apple's Live Photos feature on my iPhone 6S Plus rather useless. Google didn't support the format until March, so if I wanted to preserve them before then, it required …

Carbonara wars: why Italy is right to be mad about a French farfalle travesty

A French website’s reinvention of the traditional Italian dish has been condemned for its use of cremefraiche – among other unholy tweaks. Here’s my version of this gloriously simple dish<p>Nothing is so guaranteed to make the Italian blood boil like a well-salted pan of pasta as a foreigner fiddling …

15 best Chromecast apps for Android

The Chromecast is probably the most popular video streaming device of all time. Even though it’s a small piece of hardware, it allows you to connect your TV to practically anything else in the house with a processor in it and that includes your Android phone. In most cases, it’s easier to use a …

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Stop buying disposable headphones! These classics all trump the latest 'phones

Face it: most of today's hottest products become yesterday's news in a hurry, but when a product sticks around for 10 or more years it has to be pretty darn special. This collection of oldie-but-goodie headphones are still more than worthy contenders when compared against the best of the latest …

Google Launches Street View App

The world in the palm of your hand.<p>Google has launched a handy app version of its groundbreaking Street View service. Through an announcement this …

DIY: How to Set Up a Fender Stratocaster

<b>Photos by Ariel Ellis</b><p>Recently, one of my clients brought in an American-made 1990 Fender Strat hot-rodded with a custom pickguard, Fender-branded …

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9 new uses for an old Android device (pictures)

With Its New Mobile Features, Google Returns to Form (And Buries Its Flops)

Google advances on its goal to take its Web dominance to mobile.<p>Google has grown up.<p>At least that was a popular verdict from Day One of I/O on Thursday — that the major presentation lacked Google’s renowned childlike weirdness. That it was dull. Unlike prior years, there were no new device …

Getting started with Google Photos

You can have your Android M, your Brillo, your Cardboard and any of the other products announced at Google's I/O developer conference yesterday.<p>I just need Google Photos , a product I've been waiting for to create order out of my sprawling photo library. I have used Picasa for years to share photos …

Android's factory reset has a security problem. Here's how to fix it

How do you sell a phone without giving away the data on it? If you've used a phone even briefly, it's filled with all kinds of sensitive data, including passwords and login tokens alongside personal texts and photos, all of which need to be erased before you can safely put the phone up for sale. …

Google Photos: One smart photo organizer, with lots of polish

It's finally happened: Google's excellent photos service is now fully separate from Google+ and is a standalone app in its own right. And it's really …

Google Photos

How to Turn Off Everything You Hate About Facebook

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Gmail for Android finally has a unified inbox that puts every email in one place

Gmail for Android can finally show all of your emails from every account in one place. Today, Google announced that the latest update to its email app includes a new "All Inboxes" option which, just as it sounds, will list every message across your email accounts in one central spot. Since every …

Google Drive for Android Adds Drag-and-Drop Organizing

Google Drive is getting several useful new features on Android.<p>Most usefully, you can now rearrange files by dragging and dropping. Just long press on a file to select it (you can select multiple files too), and then just drag it to where you want it to be. You can also now star or pin a group of …

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Here are your headlines this week:<p>The Google Play Store is now delivering sponsored app search results in Google Play.<br>• AVG’s latest report shows the apps with the worst storage, worst battery drain, and most data use.<br>• Google launches Android for Work to make the …

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This sweet little stereo system sounds better than it has any right to

As regular Audiophiliac readers know, I love writing about cost-no-object, high-end audio, but I also have a soft spot for dirt cheap, but decent sounding gear.<p>When I recently reviewed the new small bookshelf speaker from Dayton Audio, the B452 , I couldn't help but be knocked out by their sound. …

10 Material Design Android apps you should be using right now

Action Launcher has long provided a different take on the standard homescreen / launcher app, offering unique and useful ideas like collapsible widgets and app icons that also act as folders. The latest version of the app incorporates those ideas with Material Design transitions and animations, …

Google releases Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS to access your computer from your iPhone/iPad

Google today released its Chrome Remote Desktop app for iOS after a release on Android devices last year.<p>The app, available for both iPhone and iPad, allows users to remotely access their computer via the Chrome Remote Desktop app available in the Chrome Web Store.<p>The best 4K & 5K displays for …

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A look at the leaked Lollipop build on the Note 3 (international), install instructions included

After having a fantastic Christmas evening, I didn’t think I could possibly receive another awesome gift last week. What I found waiting for me at <i>XDA Developers</i>, however, was an Android Lollipop ROM for the international (N9005) Galaxy Note 3, just there for the taking. After installing it and …

Google Designers Turned Their Inside Jokes Into Easter Eggs

The newest animations in your chat window are the latest in a long line of digital surprises.<p>Last week, I discovered a little fellow who likes to cheerfully block the very bottom of my Google Hangouts window every time I typed the phrase "hahahaha." It looks like this sometimes:<p>Other times it pops …

10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your new Chromecast

Someone put a new Chromecast for you under the tree, or maybe you just bought one for yourself to finally bring Netflix to your TV. You unpacked it, …

This Video Explains How to Build Your Own Drone

The team behind Tested walks you through making a DIY UAV.<p>Why buy a drone this Christmas? The team behind <i>MythBusters</i> and <i>Tested</i> want to teach you how to make your own quadcopter.<p>This isn't quite amateur DIY: At 35 minutes, the guide is pretty comprehensive, and the parts won't come cheap—at about …

Roku, Chromecast Or Fire TV: Which Streaming Stick Is Right For You?

If you’re looking to add streaming capability to your TV without taking up extra shelf space, a streaming stick can be a good—and less expensive—alternative to the standard set-top box . Roku, Google, and now Amazon all make sticks that let you watch movies and TV from services like Netflix, Hulu …

iCloud.com Photos App Gains New Uploading Capabilities

Following two weeks of testing on the iCloud beta site for developers, the consumer-facing iCloud.com site has gained support for uploading images to iCloud Photo Library (via <i>iFun.de</i> [Google Translate]).<p>Before the addition of the new uploading tool, the standard iCloud.com site allowed users to …

Shop ‘til you drop and solve any maths problem instantly with new app

On your way to an appointment when you spot that pair of shoes you absolutely must have in a shop window? No time to stop or the shop is closed – no problem. 'Shop in Street' is a new app that allows you to purchase items out of hours at your own leisure.<p>Its creator shows us how it works:<p>“I’m going …

9 Super Simple Ways to Make Facebook Less Annoying

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Google Releases New Calendar App For Android

Google has revamped its Calendar app for Android to coincide with the launch of the Android 5.0 Lollipop mobile operating system. The new Google Calendar app will come preloaded on devices that run on Android 5.0 like the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9. Google also plans to release versions of the app …