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Become a Spontaneous Traveler by Using These Apps

Procrastinators, rejoice: a new crop of digital tools can help you book an entire trip in a matter of minutes, even mere hours before takeoff. So get …

Is it worth waiting for Windows 10 before replacing a PC?

Michael wants to replace his five-year-old laptop and wonders whether to buy now or wait in the hope of getting something cheaper<p><i>I want to buy a new laptop for general purpose family use. Should the launch of Windows 10 affect whether I buy now or wait in the hope that vendors sell off older models</i> …

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10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

The secret your cellphone company doesn't want you to know

Recently, AT&T surprised everyone when it added a new option to its GigaPower fiber Internet service: privacy. Yes, for just $29 more a month, AT&T promises it WON'T sell your search and browsing history to advertisers. How generous.<p>While there's still some doubt about how private your information …

5 more digital tricks you'll use almost every day

Whether you’re skiing or going to the beach, place your phone in a sandwich bag to prevent damage — and best of all, you can still use the touch screen. Need a fast charge? Put your phone in airplane mode to speed up the process by around 25 percent. And if you need to pump up the volume in a …

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

These Are the States Where People Live Longest

<i>This post is in partnership with 24/7 Wall Street. The article below was originally published on 247WallSt.com.</i><p>The United States has a health …

Protect Your Privacy: 70% Off the VPN Unlimited Premium Plan

Whether you’re working, shopping or socializing online, your Web activity should always be private, secure and safe from hackers and identity thieves. With VPN Unlimited, you can count on total security online, across your devices, and with no compromise on speed or bandwidth.<p>VPN Unlimited lets you …

Tech Q&A: Facebook checks, USB drives and more

<b>Banks check your Facebook profile</b><p><b>Q.</b> I heard you say on your national radio show that banks analyze your Facebook profile when you apply for credit. I just keep up with my friends and family, so does that still apply to me?<p><b>A.</b> You can bet that banks and other financial institutions look at your …

8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

5 more apps that make you say 'Wow!'

There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the way we used to do things for the better. Here are five mind-boggling apps that I know …

Tech Q&A: Facebook messages, app to skip Customs, battery life, and more

<b>Check Facebook's hidden inbox</b><p><b>Q.</b> I ran into an old friend and he says he sent me direct messages on Facebook over the last year trying to reconnect, but I didn't get them. Do you know where they went? I want to make sure I'm not missing messages from other people, too.<p><b>A.</b> I bet I know what happened. …

5 apps to get the best prices this holiday season

Retailers have the holiday season down to a science, complete with lighting that makes you look your best (or worst), specific sale days, particular music playing and even what scent permeates throughout the store. Don't let them get the best of you.<p>Equipped with your smartphone or tablet and the …

Tech Q&A: 'Supercookies,' online dating, reliable laptops, and more

<b>Wireless companies track your browsing</b><p><b>Q.</b> I thought I heard on your national radio show that wireless carriers are tracking where people go on their tablet or phone using “supercookies.” I have Verizon. Did I hear correctly?<p><b>A.</b> No need to check your hearing. Researchers found that Verizon adds a …

Scientists Found Something Strange When They Looked At The Brains Of Stoners

First, you might notice that a critical part of the brain that helps us process emotions and make decisions appeared smaller than in the brains of the nonsmoker.<p>But you would see something else, too: that the connections passing through that region of the brain were stronger and thicker.<p>Thankfully, …

5 tech gifts you shouldn't buy this holiday season

When you're trying to buy the perfect gift for a friend or family member this Christmas, you're probably going to think about something digital. With smartphones, tablets, TVs, headphones, home theater soundbars, gaming consoles, robots, cameras, cases, video games and more in stores, the options …

Free apps collect your personal data

If I glanced through your smartphone or tablet, I'd bet most of the apps you installed are free. We all love free apps. In fact, I’ve put together lists of my 10 Best Free Apps for Android and 10 Best Free Apps for Apple.<p>But free apps often have a privacy cost. When you install an app, you probably …

5 steps to keep your accounts safe from hackers and scammers

Throughout the flood of hacks and data breaches at retailers, restaurants, health care providers and online companies this year — Home Depot, Target, Subway, Adobe and eBay were just a handful — the one safe haven was the banks. Unlike other companies, banks had a long history of keeping bad guys …

5 tech myths you hear all the time

Humans are great at creating myths. From Marduk and Zeus to unicorns and mermaids, there's no end to what we can imagine. That's true even with technology.<p>There's old tech advice that no one questions, half-remembered instructions you just keep doing, misunderstood terms and more that you believe …

Inbox users can now invite three friends to the service

When Google first announced Inbox by Gmail, it was revealed that new users of the currently subscription-only service would be able to invite other users as well. Now Google has followed through by allowing current Inbox users to send out invites to three other people.<p>To invite three of your …

Nextbit is bringing iOS-like app continuity and 'limitless' storage to Android

You may just about recall that Nextbit, a startup formed by ex-Googlers, has been collaborating with Cyanogen on a "really cool" secret project. As it turns out, this is all about the continuity experience across Android devices -- very timely given the recent launch of OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1, …

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10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …