David Rubin

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iOS 10: New features that change how I use my iPhone and iPad

iOS 10 is finally here and it’s loaded with tons of new features. You can read Benjamin’s expansive overview of everything new in iOS 10 to see just how big of an update it is. Major iOS updates usually have so many new features that it’s hard to appreciate exactly what’s different. After using iOS …

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Review: Synology NAS, a solid backup solution and great home media server with Plex

I’ve recently been testing the brand new Synology DS-216+ NAS ($299), a network-attached-storage product meant for consumers. Although Synology products include a variety of features, I will be focusing on two primary functions that I consider most essential and most useful to people today: Mac …

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15 Houseplants That Clean The Air And Are Almost Impossible To Kill

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

How to instantly connect with anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

19 natural wonders everyone should see before they disappear

America is home to some of the world's most stunning natural wonders, but many of these sights are increasingly under threat from climate change and pollution.<p>While some are slowly experiencing change, others are deteriorating at a more rapid rate.<p>We've put together a list 0f 19 incredible and …

National Parks

How to Function at Work When You Get Almost No Sleep

Yes, we know you're supposed to get seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Here's what to do when you don't.<p>My wife and I are new parents. (Yay!) That means we get--no joke--maybe 50 percent as much sleep as we used to, if we're lucky. (Boo!)<p>That's not sustainable, and I know it's not healthy. Yet …

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

App Store

Here are all the tools you need to properly back up your data

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>You can never know when disaster is going to strike, be it a flash flood or a Blue Screen of Death. What you <i>can</i> do, though, is take …

Lily: the $499 'selfie drone' that's your personal videographer

“Camera. Reinvented.” claims the website for Lily, the latest consumer drone to capture people’s attention. Although “selfie drone” seems to be a more popular phrase among the media covering its launch.<p>Yes, in 2015 we have drones to take selfies for us, because maintaining the perfect duckface …

How to enable Apple's Handoff feature between your iOS devices and Mac

Tips<p>By<p>One of the key features of Continuity across Apple devices is Handoff. Handoff allows Apple's first-party apps and any third party developers …

Apple

The safest way to make your retirement savings last

<i>Whenever I read about annuities, I wonder why you can't create one on your own without an insurance company. Just invest your money conservatively and then watch your expenses so you don't blow through your savings too soon. Wouldn't that plan work just as well, if not better, than an annuity?</i> …

Crucial Investment Decisions In Your 50s

Your 50s are often your top-earning years , since by that time you have achieved expertise in your field and may be trusted to make decisions for your company.<p>However, due to competing expenses, your 50s can be tough on your retirement savings. You may be putting your kids through college and/or …

Avoiding Bear Markets

The new all time highs in most of the major averages over the past two weeks has reduced the number of bearish articles on the stock market, but don’t expect that to last for too long. In late January and early February, the new bear market articles reached a high level, which was part of the …

Stock Markets

How 'robo-investing' is managing money for the masses

<b>"Robo-investing" - using computer algorithms rather than humans to manage your investments - is a white-hot sector attracting lots of start-up cash.</b><p>There are now several companies here in the US promising that their algorithms can get more bang for your investment buck at a fraction of the price …

5 Ways Couples Can Map Out Their Dream Retirement Plans -- Together

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Liz and Dan Carroll, of Portland, Ore., first began discussing their dream retirement plans in 1997, when they were seven years into their marriage.<p>At the time they were feeling financially stretched: They had two kids and were building a large home when …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Health<p>According to an ophthalmologist.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>New Arrivals<p>GQ’s editors select the menswear, accessories, sneakers, and more …

20 Best Foreign Retirement Havens For 2015

You don't have to retire in the United States. We've identified 20 appealing foreign countries based on our review of such factors as cost of living, taxes, medical care, climate, security and crime, cultural attractions and hospitality, and ease of return to the U.S. Not all score high on all of …

Advice From The World's Top Market Minds

Five billionaires. A miser. A Nobel laureate. A Founding Father. We’ve rounded up the 20 finest market minds—dead or alive—and distilled their timeless wisdom into specific suggestions for stocks, bonds and funds you can buy today. Be warned: You just might get rich.<p><i>Investor profiles by: Tom</i> …

Why You Don't Need A Budget To Retire

For a lot of people in financial planning, it’s heresy to suggest that you can save money without budgeting.<p>But I’ve discovered that unless you’re a complete nerd about budgeting — and can account for all of your expenses — it’s not worth the trouble. There’s a better way.<p>“Spend” your way to …

Australia

Folks who don’t want to master a foreign language—and don’t mind long plane rides—might feel at home in Australia; Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra all rank higher in the Mercer Quality of Living worldwide city rankings than Honolulu, the top-rated U.S. locale.

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iPhone 6/6 Plus A8 chip capable of 4K video playback

The developers of the media conversion app WALTR for Mac have inadvertently discovered an impressive technical achievement for Apple’s A8 chip found …

Every Amazon Prime member is now eligible for unlimited photo storage

The unending torrent of Amazon Prime perks continues unabated as Amazon opens up unlimited photo storage to all of its Prime customers. Unlimited …

Extreme retirement abroad: How one footloose couple sees the world

CHICAGO (Reuters) - For Americans looking to retire abroad, deciding where to live can be a challenge. But Lynne and Tim Martin took that question off the table by deciding to retire everywhere and anywhere.<p>In 2011 the couple opted for what might be called extreme retirement abroad: They sold their …

Rise and Shine! Get Your Daily Briefing

Gabriella Schwarz / June 2, 2014<p>We’ve seen from “Flipboard in the Wild” that Flipboard often goes hand-in-hand with something caffeinated and …