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How to Make Pastrami from Scratch

Pastrami on club with spicy mustard may be the ultimate comfort food. It seems indulgent and simply delicious — but most of us probably have no clue …

Use This iOS App to Control Your Mac

iOS/Mac: Whenever I plug my MacBook into a TV to share, say, a video with my friends, I end up on the floor, squatting in front of the laptop, while …

Apps

Secure Your Family With 1Password Families

Reading Time: 7 minutes<p>The start of 2017 is the perfect opportunity to up your family’s game with respect to password security. 1Password makes …

Information Systems

Yes, if you delete your photos from iCloud Photo Library, they’re deleted everywhere

Apple must not have explained iCloud Photo Library well to people, or folks just can’t conceptualize how it works. Our most frequently asked question …

iCloud

Switching from Mail to Airmail on iOS: 7 tips to get started

Those looking to ditch Apple’s stock Mail app for iOS already have plenty of options—from Google’s Gmail and Inbox to Microsoft’s Outlook for iOS—but …

Apps

How to collaborate on documents using iWork and iCloud.com

When you want to collaborate with someone on a document or project, Apple’s iCloud.com offers collaboration features that can make it easy to work …

Apps

Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon Recipe

"These are salmon fillets in a tasty, tangy sauce with a little heat! Serve with rice and a simple stir-fry of baby corn, shiitake mushrooms and snow …

10 things to do with your new Mac

Got a new Mac this holiday season? If this is the first Mac you’ve ever owned, a hearty congratulations! Your new Mac is easy to use and incredibly …

MacBook

How to share slideshows created in Photos for Mac

When it comes to showing off your pictures and movies, nothing beats a great slideshow, and the ones you can craft in Photos for Mac are gorgeous. …

Blu-Ray

7 Unexpected Cuts of Meat You Should Grill This Summer

Cheaper, tastier, and more sustainable options for your summer of backyard BBQs. Just add a nice cold beverage.<p>Recently, Bryan Mayer offered up a set of New Rules for Grilling, a delicious primer on how to improve your BBQ game. But what, specifically, are you supposed to grill with your newfound …

BBQ

Settings in iOS 9: Every notable change you need to know

The Settings app is like the bedroom on every episode of <i>Cribs</i>: It’s where the magic happens. Whenever you update iOS on your iPhone or iPad, it pays …

Hands-on with iCloud Drive, a brand-new app in iOS 9

If you’re a regular user of iCloud Drive, Apple’s Dropbox-like storage solution for managing file syncing between your Mac and iOS devices, then your …

Apps

Stop Photos from launching when you plug your iPhone into your Mac

Mike Kahn converted one iPhotos library to Photos in OS X. Now, every time he plugs in his iPhone, Photos launches, requiring him to quit and then …

Operating Systems

Savvy Site Helps You Pick a College—And Find a Scholarship

When she was 12, Katie Fang left China to study in the United States. From there, she went to Australia, to continue her English studies, and she has …

Get a Boost With This LED Lightbulb/Wi-fi Range Extender [Review]

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>We’ve seen a number of fancy, connected LED lightbulbs come on the market in the last couple of years. Some are speakers, some …

ChargeAll Is the Mother of All Portable Batteries [Review]

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Yes, I know there are larger batteries out there, but they aren’t meant to be used for juicing up your phones or mobile …

New router doubles as smart home hub

This week’s Smart Living roundup features the latest industry team ups nurturing the smart home market, and a router that doubles as a smart</b> …

Apple HomeKit devices: great smart home appliances that work with iOS

HomeKit is Apple's attempt to bring all your smart devices together into a single connected ecosystem. In Apple's vision of the home of the future …

11 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your iPad

Why not tap into your iPad's full potential?<p>We've got you covered.<p>From tips to make your iPad experience more enjoyable to unique apps that let your iPad do new things, these tricks will keep your tablet feeling fresh and more capable than ever.

A Consolidated List of HomeKit Products (Updated)

So far all we have seen of HomeKit is promises from last June; there wasn't a way to take advantage of it until iOS 8 shipped, and even now virtually …

14 Hidden Tricks and Tools in iOS 8

Some of the best new features on iOS 8 are the ones you probably haven't used yet. That's because Apple has hidden a collection of new tricks and …

Your Handy Tips and Tricks for Mastering OS X Yosemite

You’ve just downloaded Yosemite, Apple’s latest update to the Mac platform. There’s a lot that’s familiar, but a number of features still look, feel, …

24 Video Games You Can Say Yes to After School

Reading Time: 6 minutes<p>Summer’s over, and school’s back in session. Time to pull the plug on your kids’ video games, right? Not so fast, Mom and Dad. …

Four ways to open applications and documents automatically in OS X

While Apple makes opening applications and documents in OS X relatively straightforward, there may be times when you’d like to automate the process, …

How to use iCloud Keychain

Apple’s new iCloud Keychain aims to solve an irritating problem: even if you've entered usernames and passwords on your Mac, you still have to …

App turns iPhone and iPad into security camera, motion detector

Ever wanted to know what your dog was doing all day without having to set up a complicated video camera system?<p>People Power, a Palo Alto software company, has released a mobile app that can easily turn an old iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a security camera.<p>The company's free app, Presence, makes …

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