Eleanor Roberts

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These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

What Does It Mean When Your Credit Score Is More Than 800?

Here's what it means if your credit score is higher than 800.<p>FICO credit scores can range from as low as 300 to as high as 850. That said, for people …

New Rules for Churning Citi Cards and What You Should Do

When it comes to churning cards, 2016 has been a tough year. American Express went systemwide with their once-per-lifetime bonus rule (<i>except in some</i> …

Every Resource You Need To Run A Kickass Blog: 75 Must Have Tools

Blogging sounds ideal. In a fantasy world, you grab a cup of coffee, draft a perfect post, and hit publish. In reality, you’re fixing headline typos, …

How to tell if your Android phone has the HummingBad malware

Bad news: a malicious app has taken hold of about 10 million Android phones around the world, and it's creepy.<p>Security specialist Check Point says the software, called HummingBad, can take root in your phone, collecting your personal data and making it act like you've clicked on ads that you …

Apps

How to Get Around Most Airlines' Hidden Fees

Flying is cheaper than it used to be. Adjusted for inflation, a ticket from LA to Kansas City cost $575 in 1955, compared to a couple hundred bucks …

The only guacamole recipe you'll ever need

It's not a party without the guacamole, right? It seems everything from chips to chicken is improved with a little guac (or a lot). And though a store-bought version will work in a pinch, it's so easy to make a batch from scratch. All you'll need are some ripe avocados, onions, chiles, cilantro, …

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

Books

Find out if it's time to replace your MacBook's battery

My aging MacBook Pro doesn't hold a charge like it once did. That's not surprising, since it's nearly five years old and batteries tend to lose their capacity over time.<p>And the less time my MacBook's battery lasts, the more I fear I'll wake up one morning to a dead laptop. Luckily, gauging exactly …

MacBook Pro

The Top 10 U.S. Cities for Millennials

Does your city have what it takes to attract and earn the loyalty of millennials?<p>As millennials increasingly dominate our population--and our workforce--this youthful generation is wielding increasing clout in the marketplace. With a total of 83.1 million people, millennials are currently the …

Top 10

This iPhone case allows users to run Android or iOS

Nick Lee is tired of hearing the same tired Android vs iOS argument. Unlike most of us, he didn’t just write the other side off as an idiot, he did something about it.<p>Lee, the CTO of mobile development firm Tendigi, spent some 45 hours building a case that got around some of the technical …

Apps

Travel Tech Next: Pilot Breaks Language Barriers With Awesome Translation Tech

<i>Photo via YouTube</i><p>Conversing with other cultures is easy in science fiction fare thanks to universal translators, TARDIS telepathic fields or even …

Kill It With Tech: 7 Travel Tech Tools To Beat Back Airfare

Image via Thinkstock<p>Sometimes it feels as if you have to have a secret lair filled with computers and schematics in order to figure out the best time …

Japan’s answer to Airbnb, Hyakusenrenma, raises $13 million

Hyakusenrenma, the Japanese startup behind vacation rental services such as Stay Japan and Tomarina, has secured about $13 million (1.4 billion yen) from AID Partners Capital Holdings, Tokyo-based railway/department store operator Keio Corporation and Cool Japan Fund.<p>This follows a previous funding …

This is why your laptop battery dies fast

Quick, what is the biggest drain on your laptop's battery?<p>If you answered "the display," you're right -- for the most part.<p>The single biggest occupier of battery resources, day in and day out, is your laptop's display. More specifically, it's the that energy goes into powering the backlight that …

This Helpful Chart Shows You the Best Time to Book Your Flights

CheapAir analyzed 1.2 million trips to determine the answer.<p>Even if you're a world traveler with the biggest case of wanderlust ever, admit it: you still find booking flights intimidating. It's a complicated process, since there are so many airlines and prices are constantly fluctuating, making it …

Fujifilm X-Pro2 review: my favorite camera

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Forget battery life, get Ambient Display notifications on any device - Android customization

We’re taking a little break from our Android Wear projects on our Android customization series, we were going to return to root tips, tools and tricks this week, but our project will work on most any phone or tablet. We’d like to take a look at a feature that is found on only a few devices today, …

The glory days of the $700 smartphone are numbered

Earlier this year, I saw a bunch of excellent flagship phones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona – handsets built to perfection with top-of-the-line hardware, great features and slick styling.<p>But unlike the past couple of years, I felt no overwhelming GAS (gear acquisiton syndrome, the …

The Best New Laptops of 2016 for Every Budget

Whether you are looking for the ultimate in craftsmanship, or simply for a budget-friendly solution, today's notebook market will overwhelm you with choices. We've rounded up some of the best laptops with Mac OS X, Windows 10, and Chrome OS available right now.<p>When shopping for your next laptop, …

10 best security apps for Android that aren't antivirus apps

When you Google Search the term security apps, you get a ton of antivirus and anti-malware app listings. Unfortunately, that’s a very narrow view of what’s out there. There are tons of apps that can boost your security. Most of them are fairly easy to use and don’t use a ton of resources. Here are …

This amazing Windows Phone case doubles as an extended touchscreen | On MSFT

Sometimes, gadgets and add-ons are just far more cool than they have any right to be. One example of this is the FlexCase, a research project …

Surface Book Review: 24 Hours With Microsoft's Ultimate Laptop

Microsoft calls it the ultimate laptop. The Surface Book is striking, it stands out from the crowd, and it has seen Microsoft enter the luxury laptop market with an impressive slice of style. But can it do the job of a laptop?<p>I’ve received a review unit from Microsoft to help me answer that …

Europe's Most (And Least) Affordable Cities: The European Backpacker Index For 2016

Budget-savvy travelers in need a little inspiration are in luck: The 6th annual Europe Backpacker Index that ranks 56 of the continents popular cities – from cheapest to most expensive – was recently released.<p>“The good news for those of us holding US dollars is that our currency has surged in most …

European Travel

Suicide bomber kills 10, wounds 15 in Istanbul tourist area

ISTANBUL (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the heart of Istanbul's historic district on Tuesday, killing 10 foreigners — most of them …

The first 14 apps you should download on your new Android phone

You can do anything with your new Android phone. So many apps. So many possibilities. But where to begin?<p>Here's a list of 15 apps that should get you started:

The 10 best coach-class airlines in the world

You see a lot of "best airline" stories, but many look suspiciously like they were based on business—and first-class. For most travelers, however, what happens at the front of the plane stays at the front of the plane—it's something to fantasize about, but prohibitively expensive and not even …

Rick Steves: Greece’s unspoiled Peloponnese

While most travelers to Greece head for the islands, I head for the hills — the mountains and valleys of the Peloponnese. Attached to the rest of Greece by a thin isthmus, this rugged land has always seemed isolated from the rest of the country. And while it holds some of Greece’s greatest ancient …

Top April Credit Cards, SPG and Club Carlson Bonus Points

<b>Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Card</b><p>Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel …

What Are Points & Miles Worth? April Monthly Valuations

<b>Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier Card</b><p><b>You can view all posts in the</b> …