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Secure Your Mac By Setting A Firmware Password [Quicktip]

You may be using <b>a password to secure your data</b> on your Mac – and you should, but unless your Mac is encrypted, a tech-savvy thief can still access …

Class of 2013: Addison Zhao, Future Educational Psychologist

<i>This article is part of a series featuring some of this year’s outstanding graduating students, nominated by their academic school or college or</i> …

How to sell your old iPad

Everything you need to know in order to get the best possible price for your old iPad before upgrading to an iPad Air or Retina iPad mini<p>Now that …

Richard Dawkins: 'I don't think I am strident or aggressive'

Richard Dawkins is outspoken in denouncing religion. But what really drives him, he says, is the wonder, and truth, of Darwinism<p>On the top floor of Random House's offices in London, the world's number one thinker – according to <i>Prospect</i> magazine's annual poll – walks in from the roof terrace and …

Singer Chubby Checker Is Suing HP Over An App That Measures The Size Of A Man's Penis

The app was being sold on HP's Palm App Catalog.<p>Checker, whose real name is Ernest Evans, says that the app violated his trademarks and that HP is responsible because it approves all apps before selling them in its app store, reports the Hollywood Reporter's Eriq Gardner. (Here's the full legal …

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A new way of thinking about how the brain works

Modern neuroscience is based on the discovery of the neuron, but this is only half the story<p>My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a …

How to Transform an Old Cassette Case Into a Handy iPhone Dock

Cassette tapes. Oh, I have boxes of the damn things – but if you know how to use them, they don’t have to be “legacy hardware”! It turns out that the …

How to Cache Maps for Offline Use in Google Maps 2.0 for iOS

As you’ve no doubt heard already, Google recently launched a major update to Google Apps for iOS – and one of the biggest new features was the …

How-to: Change the email address associated with your Apple ID

<b>This is the second article in our new Saturday how-to series (see last week’s post about safely deleting an iCloud account)</b><p>It is highly recommended that you tie an active, valid email address to your Apple ID. The Apple ID is your login for Apple services such as iTunes, App Store, iMessage, and …

AT&T, Verizon To Make It Easier To Upgrade iPhones Yearly

Both AT&T and Verizon are to make it easier for subscribers to get the latest iPhone handset, thanks to the forthcoming availability of two …

How-to: Safely delete an iCloud account from your Mac or iOS device

<b>This is the first entry in our new, weekly how-to’s column. Check back every Saturday for a new how-to:</b><p>First off, before we begin and actually discuss how to safely delete an iCloud account, we should discuss the different scenarios as to why you might need to delete your iCloud account off of your …

'Brainwashed' Examines the Value of Brain Scans

In the new book Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience, co-authors Sally Satel and Scott Lilienfeld examine the science behind some recent brain imaging research. Satel joins host Ira Flatow and other guests for a look at what brain scans can — "and cannot — "tell us about human …

How to make TextExpander work with OS X 10.9 Mavericks

As a huge TextExpander fan, and a person that relies on the app on a day to day basis, I freaked out a bit when I couldn’t get TextExpander working …

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Ultimate Beatles Itinerary in London & Liverpool

It’s been about 18,000 hard day’s nights since The Beatles first caused mass hysteria on the Ed Sullivan Show and forever changed rock ‘n’ roll …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …

13 Popular Things To Do In Prague Travel Guide

Prague is a lovely city full of history, architecture and that grittiness that can only be described as charming – it’s perfect for a weekend getaway …

The Myth Of Multitasking

How long can you go without checking email, or glancing at your smartphone? Clifford Nass, a psychology professor at Stanford University, says today's nonstop multitasking actually wastes more time than it saves—and he says there's evidence it may be killing our concentration and creativity …

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Microexpressions: More Than Meets The Eye

David Matsumoto, a psychology professor at San Francisco State University, trains national security officials and police officers to recognize "microexpressions"—fleeting, split-second flashes of emotion across someone's face. Matsumoto says those subtle cues may reveal how an interview subject is …

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Evolutionary theory gone wrong

Evolution? It is only a theory, many creationists will tell you.<p>"Only a theory" is meant to be dismissive, yet much of science is based on things …

Why I Let My Students Cheat On Their Game Theory Exam

Teaching people game theory is good. Making them live it is even better, says UCLA professor Peter Nonacs.<p>On test day for my Behavioral Ecology class at UCLA, I walked into the classroom bearing an impossibly difficult exam. Rather than being neatly arranged in alternate rows with pen or pencil in …

Epic Domino Sequence Created Using 10,000 iPhones

Huge domino setups are really admirable works of art. The time it takes to place every domino individually, before watching them all come down in a …

Great music is 'as good as sex'

Listening to great music is as good as sex, according to new research.<p>It sparks the same part of the brain triggered by a delicious meal or a night of passion.<p>Scans found areas in the brain's 'pleasure' centre became active when people heard a song for the first time.<p>And the more the listener …

Video: Bird ballet of starlings over Marseille

This short video shows clouds of starlings flocking over Marseille, France, at dusk.<p>This short video, shot by Neels CASTILLON shows clouds of …

How to Transfer Your Time Machine Backup To a New Hard Drive

<i>Connect the new backup drive to your Mac.</i><p><i>Open Disk Utility (located in the Utilities folder).</i><p><i>In Disk Utility, select the new drive’s icon, then make</i> …

Podcast Gallery Sends Podcasts to Dropbox and Google Drive

Podcast Gallery is a new website that lets you easily watch or listen to podcasts on desktop or mobile and quickly send episodes to your Dropbox and Google Drive accounts.<p>Developed by Digital Inspiration’s Amit Agarwal, the site has a sleek interface for finding new programs. Logging into Twitter …

GadgetellSolutions Media

06Mar/18<p>Nowadays, 90 percent of smartphone owners use their devices in-store to research products, meaning brand owners and retailers face tough …

Securely Backup Your Digital World With SOS Online Backup [Deals]

Cult of Mac Deals wasn’t just going to let World Backup Day pass you by without offering you a great deal on a service that makes backing up easy. With <b>SOS Online Backup</b> you can backup 100 GB of your files for three years – and you can do it in a secure online backup application so you can share, …

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