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Personal finance is simple, don't make it complicated

"Is your TV not working?" she asked. "The TV is fine. But I haven't had a cable connection for more than a year now," I replied. "But why?""There was …

Personal Finance

How I Fully Quit Google (And You Can, Too) – Member Feature Stories – Medium

Over the past six months, I have gone on a surprisingly tough, time-intensive, and enlightening quest — to quit using, entirely, the products of just …

Google

How To Set Up Google Docs Offline To Replace Microsoft Word

How To Articles Writing<p>Updated July 11, 2018 2 Views 0 Comments<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>+1<p>Flip<p>Share<p>Buffer<p>5/5 (1)<p>Learn how you can easily migrate from Microsoft …

Google

Stop Netflix Trailers and Bump Up Your To-Be-Continued Content with 'Netflix Tweaked'

<b>Chrome, Firefox:</b> One of the more annoying aspects of watching Netflix on your laptop or desktop computer is the trailers the service likes to …

TV

Ticwatch Pro Review: The Wear OS battery king is my new favorite Android smartwatch

When you look at the smartwatch market you really only need to look at the Apple Watch and Samsung’s Gear lineup to know what’s good. There are hybrid watches, some great third-party options from companies like Fitbit, and a handful of decent Wear OS options. However, for years now Google’s …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Speed Up Your Chromebook

When you first cracked the box for your Chromebook, it was new and snappy. But over time, it’s gotten sluggish and frustrating. If you’re looking to …

Google

Firefox Will Adopt Chrome Add-Ons Too

It looks like Microsoft isn’t the only browser maker adopting the Google Chrome add-on model: Mozilla revealed this past week that it will deprecate …

Firefox or Chrome? Here are 5 reasons to use Firefox

The Google Chrome browser was the brainchild of Google's new CEO Sundar Pichai. It is believed that Sundar Pichai himself pitched the Chrome browser …

The future of the tablet is the PC

Apple CEO Tim Cook once compared a tablet-laptop combo to mashing up a refrigerator with a toaster. The resulting Frankenstein device would do an equally lousy job of chilling your food and warming it up. That was three years ago.<p>Today, these tablet-laptop hybrids -- which blend the mobility and …

Best laptop 2018: our pick of the top laptops and notebooks available today

By Robert Jones<p>Buying a laptop isn't anywhere near as expensive as it used to be, but if anything it's a lot more confusing today.<p>There are so many …

Computer Hardware

How To Really Get Things Done?

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Fine-tune Your Flipboard

Your interests and passions are as unique as you are—which is why today’s update gives you greater controls over the content you see in your Cover Stories. Often the first stop for readers, Cover Stories is your Flipboard “home feed,” offering a quick overview of everything you’re following from …

Snap and edit pictures like a pro with the best camera apps for Android

Today, everyone has a high-powered digital camera in their pocket or purse, one capable of taking surprisingly good photos with little to know work. …

5 powerful ways to find anything in Evernote

If you’ve been using Evernote for a while, you’re probably relying more and more on search to find notes in your growing database. While searching by keywords is fine, you’ll get better (and faster) results if you master Evernote’s advanced search syntax.<p>Advanced syntax uses special “operators” to …

VersaKeyboard: ‘The First Disappearing iPad Keyboard’

I’m not that frequent a user of iPad keyboard cases, but I have to say this one looks great. It’s called the <b>VersaKeyboard</b> and it’s touted as ‘the first disappearing iPad keyboard’.<p>If it’s even near as good as the promo video then it’s going to be a heck of a good iPad keyboard case. I’m also …

IPad Air

iOS 8.2 Improves Third Party Keyboard Stability

One of the major unmentioned benefits of iOS 8.2 is vastly improved stability for third party keyboards. All previous versions iOS 8 would find a way to crash keyboards within 20–30 minutes of my using them, which would start a frustrating chain of restarting apps in order to get the bloody input …

Apps

How to manage your stored credit card info in your iPad Safari browser

If you’ve ever signed into an account through your Safari browser on your iPad, you’ve been offered the opportunity to save usernames and passwords before. The same goes for your credit card information when you decide to purchase an item on your iPad. Did you know that your credit card information …

Safari (Browser)

How to create and save an offline Google map on your iPad

I don’t know about you, but in my line of work, I often find myself off the beaten path in the middle of nowhere. In times like these it’s super helpful to have maps that I can still reference, even without an active internet connection. For the most part, if you don’t already have the poor …

Maps

Intuit’s Mint app adds new bill reminder features, accessibility improvements, more

The popular Intuit-owned Mint finance management app updated to version 4.1 today adding new bill reminder features, more accessibility support, and general improvements all around.<p>Highlighted in the new version is the ability to manage bill reminders right from the app. For the iPhone version, …

Vivaldi browser’s latest features include “fast forward and rewind”

Ordinarily I wouldn’t be writing multiple stories about technical previews of a new browser, but Jon von Tetzchner’s new Vivaldi keeps coming up with …

Software

Sponsor: Centrallo productivity app for iPad – Organize, Centralize, Prioritize,and Share Your Life

<b>Centrallo</b> today officially released their global productivity tool that helps people organize, centralize, prioritize and share their lives. Developed over the past few years, Centrallo is a better, more modern alternative to the leading productivity tools on the market today. Built originally to …

Apps

The iPad Air 2 On Vacation

I’ve written about the iPad as my sole computer before, but I think the story changes enough with each major OS upgrade that this really is a topic worth revisiting. I’m currently on vacation in Asia to visit family, and I’ve brought my iPad Air 2 and Logitech ultrathin keyboard to function as my …

IPad Air

Quick Look: Evernote’s Scannable App

As much as I love using Evernote, I’m often a little wary when I try out one of their new apps. Penultimate has never worked well for me, and other apps like Evernote Food and Evernote Hello are good concepts, but their data formats aren’t easily editable, and so I find they run counter to what I …

Apps

What to do if you lost or forgot your iPad passcode

So you created an awesome passcode for your iPad. You were extremely proud of this passcode, too. For once, you selected one that wasn’t a birthday, or anniversary or special day that was easy to remember. You finally listened to all the published articles about how important it is to use arbitrary …

Setup

The (5) most useful features in Safari on the iPad

The iPad really shines as a powerful media consumption device. It’s also a great tool for finding and interacting with information on the internet as well as a repository for offline browsing of articles and links saved to your Reading List. But how well are you really acquainted with all the …

How to set-up and use Apple Pay on your iPad

<i>image credit: Apple</i><p>When Apple Pay was first introduced along side the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the bulk of the attention for the service that allows customers to pay for products at participating stores that support NFC technology, was centered around the two new mobile devices. After all, the …

Apple Pay

Awesome Little Features: Touch Preview in Spotify for iPad

I like Quick Look on OS X a lot. All you have to do is select something in Finder (the file browser), tap the space bar, and a small window opens up to show you a preview of the file. Text and .doc files show with some formatting, images get larger, and songs will start to play. Quick look is …

Playlist

How to prepare your iPad for sale or trade in

So, you decided you’re going to get a new iPad. Maybe you need to sell your current iPad so that you can don’t have to come up with as much money out of your pocket, or maybe you plan on handing it down to your nephew or niece because it’s an older version that won’t bring much trade-in value. Now …

Apple Pay

Dropbox for iPad Gets A Share Extension

Dropbox for iOS was updated today with one killer new feature: a native share extension. This means that any app that brings up the iOS 8 share dialogue can save files directly to Dropbox, without any extra sign-ins or app permissions.<p>I tried a quick test from the Photos app earlier and I’m quite …