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Five security settings in iOS 12 you should change right now

iOS 12, Apple’s latest mobile software for iPhone and iPad, is finally out. The new software packs in a bunch of new security and privacy features you’ve probably already heard about.<p>Here’s what you need to do to take advantage of the new settings and lock down your device.<p>1. Turn on USB Restricted …

iOS

This Is the Proper Way to Use a Semicolon

It begins with a squinting of the eyes<i>. Hm.</i> <i>A semicolon.</i> You approach it with caution<i>. Ok, I can do this.</i> One dot, plus a comma. <i>There. No, wait. That</i> …

Bedtime Stories

20 Popular Side Hustles That Will Make Your Salary Soar

These weekend jobs can help pad your bank account.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>Traditional 9-to-5 jobs provide a stable, steady income for many Americans. But life isn't always steady, and some people need to find ways to make extra cash on the side to pay off debt or just to …

Customer Service

How to Set Up a Virtual Machine for Free

There are plenty of reasons to run a virtual machine. The first, and most compelling, is that you want to play: Maybe there are some other operating …

Operating Systems

HP's New 3-D Printers Build Items Not of Plastic but of Steel

When you think about 3-D printing, chances are you think of little plastic doodads created by desktop devices like those made by MakerBot. Computing …

3D

This Is How Running and Cycling Affect the Way Your Body Builds Muscle

How much cardio should you do when you're trying to get stronger?<p>Lots of people avoid cardio when they're trying to get fit—partly because they don't like it, and partly because they're worried it'll make their muscles shrink and kill their gains. But are they right? How much cardio should you …

Muscle

How to Use a Multimeter | The Family Handyman

Using your multimeter<p>Photo 1: How to test batteries<p>Test battery life using a multimeter or volt-ohm meter (VOM). Analog-type multimeters use a needle …

Batteries

What Happens When You Cut Gluten, Sugar, Dairy, and Alcohol for 21 Days

Here’s what went down when we test-drove the Clean Program.<p>While we try to practice what we preach in terms of wellness over at Cov HQ—filling our …

Wellness

The Effects These 5 Essential Drone Shots Have on Your Audience

Yeah, drone shots are cool, but they're so much more than that.I think we can all unanimously agree that drones have not only made filmmaking more …

Drones

A Year’s Worth of Weekend Breakfasts

We found 104 weekend breakfast ideas—one for each Saturday and Sunday of the year.<p>Veggie-Packed Strata<p>This is a wonderful, colorful casserole that …

Eggs

12 things every IT security professional should know

Fighting backImage by Getty ImagesFew complex professions change with the velocity of IT security. Practitioners are faced with an average of 5,000 …

Information Security

Here's How to Use a Bumper-Mounted Winch Properly

Going mudding? A winch is a good thing to have in case you get stuck. Here's an explainer on how to operate one with safety and efficiency.<p>One of the many modifications hardcore off-roaders make to their vehicles is a bumper-mounted winch. It's a spool of rope or metal wire with a motor that, when …

Jeep

Hands-on w/ Hyper’s latest USB-C hubs for MacBook & MacBook Pro (+ 10% off)

With the launch of Apple’s new 2018 MacBook Pro, we take a hands-on look at Hyper’s latest line-up of USB-C hubs for MacBook and MacBook Pro users.<p>Thanks to our sponsor Hyper, this month 9to5Mac readers can take 10% off site-wide w/ coupon code <b>9to5macbook</b>. We’re also giving away Apple’s new 2018 …

MacBook Pro

How to Grow Cannabis In Your Garden

By Brian Barth<p>The federal government still considers it a crime to grow or possess cannabis, but 30 states have now legalized it to varying degrees. …

Cannabis

16 Exercises That Will Keep You Fit After 40

Fight aging with these moves that work on mobility and balance.<p>Getting older doesn’t mean you have to work out less.<p>In fact, you should probably add <i>more</i> exercises to your repertoire as you age to help you stay spry and prevent injury. David Jack, creator of the Men's Health Muscle After 40 (MA40) …

Workouts

6 Things You Must Do To Lose Weight Over 40

With a few smart moves, here's how you can lose weight after 40 and keep it off.<p>With age comes many things: greater wisdom; deeper empathy; a greater sense of knowing who you are; and less happily, the very real possibility of a bigger pants size.<p>Starting in your 40s, it's easier than ever for the …

Nutrition

A universal way to solve problems, from a mathematical genius

It took Claude Shannon about a decade to fully formulate his seminal theory of information.<p>He first flirted with the idea of establishing a common foundation for the many information technologies of his day (like the telephone, the radio, and the television) in graduate school.<p>It wasn’t until 1948, …

Mathematics

How To: Force Your iPhone to Switch Cell Towers for a Stronger Signal

Having a dropped call can be incredibly frustrating, especially when you look down and see that your iPhone has full reception. While there's any …

App Store

This 10-minute routine will increase your confidence and self-esteem

The two most important times in your day are just before you go to bed, and just after you wake up. These are your “bookends.” If you learn to master …

Motivation

Here’s the science behind why pickle fried chicken is delicious

Chicken’s greatest power is its ability to retain flavor, which is why you should regularly prep your poultry in a savory brine. One such brine being embraced by everyone from <i>Bon Appétit</i> to KFC: pickle juice.<p>Yes, pickles have seen their share of dubious hype (see: pickle pops and pickle-juice …

Dakboard v2 Wall Display

Nearly all of us use digital tools to manage our busy lives. It only makes sense to replace our traditional wall-hanging calendars with something …

The Best Peaks in America

Sometimes, the best mountain is the closest one. We asked BACKPACKER readers for the top peaks* in their states to help you find a climb near you. …

Hiking

57 Funny Jokes for Kids (And Adults Who Like Dumb Jokes)

You can never have too many knee-slappers in your repertoire of bad puns.<p>Question: A pun, a riddle, and a knock-knock joke walk into a, umm, room …

7 Brilliant Mental Tips To Prevent You From Overreacting In Any Situation

When something happens that gets your blood boiling, it's hard not to give in to your first instinct and react emotionally — but nothing feels worse …

Timberleaf Pika Teardrop Camper Trailer – $11,750 USD

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>4x4<br>• American<br>• Camping<p>The Timberleaf Pika Teardrop Camper Trailer is a new offering from the highly-regarded Colorado-based …

This Mercedes Unimog Camper Is The Ultimate Go-Anywhere RV

The Explorer XPR440 is built by EarthCruiser Australia, and it’s freaking awesome.<p>Unimog. For those in North America and particularly the United …

Washing Machines

iPhone Not Working Properly? Here's How to Calibrate It

iPhones are prized for their reliability. However, some of their features can become less accurate or responsive over time, making it difficult to …

Google location tracking: Turn it off for real

Google is watching you. That's what everyone says half-jokingly about the search giant, which has often been accused of Big Brother-style monitoring of your searches, voice activity and location.<p>Now it appears that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may …

These Are 15 Free Excel Templates You Can Use to Make More Money

Use them...and profit.<p>In these days of cloud-based systems, mobile applications, and web-based services, why use a spreadsheet for any other purpose than analysis?<p>Three reasons: ease, customization, and cost. A spreadsheet can be easily saved, updated, and reused again and again. A good template …

Project Management

5 Things to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed by Your Workload

Do your to-do lists stretch on and on — and on? Do you dread checking email on Friday afternoons, worried about seeing messages piling up when you’re just trying to get out the door? Or maybe you’ve noticed that anxiety is preventing you from concentrating on whatever you’re currently doing. You …

Self-help