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It’s Not You – How To Know When Apple Services Are Down

Apple reported some system outages early Wednesday, with multiple services going down between 9:30 and 11:00 am. Game Center and FaceTime were also down for a shorter period of time around 9:30, an outage lasting till 9:45 or so. Here’s what that looks like:<p>Multiple Services – 9:28 AM – 10:57 AM – …

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Expedit Queen Platform bed

<b>Materials:</b> Expedit<p><b>Description:</b> We were inspired by other Expedit bed hacks, specifically this one and decided to make a Queen Platform bed. My …

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New Google+: Stream, Hangouts, and Photos

Technology works best when it gets out of the way, and lets people do what makes them happiest: living, learning and loving. That’s why, when we …

Ultra Mobile debuts $19 calling plan with unlimited international SMS

If you're living on a tight budget but still need to keep in touch with loved ones who live abroad, you'll be glad to know of a new calling plan from Ultra Mobile. The upstart MVNO offers discounted access to T-Mobile's network, and for $19 per month, you'll fetch unlimited text messages to 194 …

Samsung Galaxy Mega hands-on (video)

When Samsung said it was having a little soiree to celebrate the launch of the Galaxy S 4, we took the company on its word. At the end, when the execs present warned us of something new, we thought a Mini might be in the cards, but in fact it was the exact opposite. It turns out that Samsung …

Use Siri To Add Relationships To Your Contacts For More Natural Interactions [iOS Tips]

If you’ve tried to use Siri to call or text someone, you know it’s pretty simple. Just say, for example, “Call Joe Smith,” and Siri will call the person named Joe Smith in your Contacts App.<p>But did you know that Siri can also identify people via their relationship to you? You can say, “Call my …

This Copyright Bill Could Help Small Business Owners, Girl Talk, Service Members, and the Blind

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Why Do My Brake Warning Lights Keep Coming On?

If your brakes work fine but warning lights illuminate anyway, the car could have a sensor problem.<p>I recently bought a 2000 Chevy 1500 pickup. The brake and ABS warning lights come on intermittently while driving, but the brakes seem to work fine. The previous owner said it had done this for …

Of one Accord...Tying a Paracord Bracelet

[intro2]Tying a para-cord bracelet is not that difficult…[/intro2]<p>and it’s a great way to carry around some cordage with you in case of emergency. …

Before You Buy a Gun: Here are some considerations

<i>Few actions require more fore-thought than purchasing a firearm. But more important than the style, caliber, action and size is the reason for buying</i> …

DIY Mosquito Traps

Picture Found at: savebiglivebetter.com<p>[intro2]Have you been looking for a cost-effective way to get rid of pesky mosquito’s? [/intro2]<p>Well now you …

Bartering Supplies That You Haven't Thought Of; And Some You Have!

Salt: We store a LOT of salt. It has multiple purposes and back in the day people actually used salt as currency because it was considered such a …

Corrosion Proof Ceramic Neck Knife

The EDC (Every Day Carry) By Gear2survive and Ontario Limited Ceramic Knife is a great knife for preparedness because it is corrosion proof, meaning …

How to Make Lasagna Cups

1<p><b>Prepare to make the lasagna cups.</b> Preheat the oven to 375°F, 190°C. Lightly grease the muffin pans (18 muffin cup size).<p>2<p><b>Cook the ground beef.</b> In a …

How to Make Key Rings Easy to Use!

How to prepare for your last log-off

From will templates to postmortem e-mails, free and low-cost Web services help you put your affairs in order, send messages from the afterlife (sort of), and ensure your online accounts are properly laid to rest.<p>Technology doesn't just complicate our <i>lives</i>, it also does a number on our <i>deaths</i>.<p>Imagine …

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How to Elope

Unlike old stereotypes would suggest, elopement doesn't have to mean sneaking out a window with your star-crossed lover and marrying in secret. …

DIY Utility Bucket Ottoman

I am in awe of people who can look at the humblest of objects and turn them into a beautiful, functional piece. Design Sponge featured this ottoman …

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Knitting and Crocheting Projects

The braided, ropelike cable is much easier to stitch than it appears. Basically, you knit as usual but hold a few stitches in reserve on a cable needle until you need them.<p>How to Knit Cabled Mittens<br>How to Knit a Cabled Headband

How to Buy a Sports Bra for Every Cup Size

There are lots of sports bras out there, and wearing one is very important. But deciding which one is right for you can be hard work.<p>No matter what …