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How To: Force Your iPhone to Switch Cell Towers for a Stronger Signal

Having a dropped call can be incredibly frustrating, especially when you look down and see that your iPhone has full reception. While there's any …

App Store

This Secret iPhone Code Boosts Cell Reception

At a concert and getting poor cell reception? Enjoying a cookout in the sticks? Lazing at the lake house where the nearest hint of civilization is …

How to Make Sure You're Getting the Internet Speeds You're Paying For

It’s probably been a while since you signed up for internet service, but you should have an idea of how fast your plan is. If not, give your ISP a …

8 Genius Things Hidden on the Amazon Website

Turns out that on top of fast shipping and affordable pricing, if you're willing to spend some time digging through the navigational menu on the …

Get $100 for using this iPhone-only bank account

JPMorgan Chase now offers an all-digital bank account. Finn by Chase is for people who prefer to do everything on a phone, as this checking and saving account is only accessible on an iPhone or iPad.<p>To grab people’s attention, the bank will give $100 to new customers who complete at least 10 …

Sport (UK)

Sarah Sanders and the failure of “civility”

A little impoliteness could be what America really needs.<p>After White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced that she had been denied service at a Virginia restaurant this past weekend, prominent figures from across the political spectrum expressed their indignation.<p>David Axelrod, Barack …

Work Remotely? This Little-Known Tax Provision Could Save You Thousands

The IRS will give you up to $16,000 to explore the world. Here's how.<p>In the digital age, it is no longer unique to work remotely. Many jobs can be done from home with little more than a computer, a VPN, and a stable internet connection. This can be an excellent option for both employers who can …

Why The Older You Get, The More You Hate Everyone (And Why That's OK)

You know how you're always talking about how you hate everyone? The thing is, the older you get, the more real this is.<p>True story: I don't really …

Futuristic new device lets you talk, text, even use maps with no cell service

If you enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing, or any other activity that generally takes place in a remote area, we found something you definitely need to …

Amazon is now selling home security services, including installations and no monthly fees

Amazon’s made a slew of acquisitions in the area of smart home services, and now it’s offering a product that brings them together under one roof — your roof.<p>Amazon has quietly launched a portal offering home security services — which include all the equipment you would need and in-person visits …

Coffee Fights Disease and Extends Your Life, Especially if You Drink It This Way

Coffee is the ultimate superfood, especially if you know the right way to drink it.<p>As I explained last month, a meta-analysis of 127 studies revealed that drinking two to four 8-ounce cups of coffee each day results in enormous health benefits. The consensus of these studies is that coffee:<p>Reduces …

How to recover lost data from iPhone, iPad, or iPod with iMyFone D-Back for Mac

If you need to recover data from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, there are a few options including Apple’s own recovery tools. But an app like iMyFone D-Back for Mac makes it easy to see all of your available options and recover specific data from backups via iTunes, iCloud and the device itself even …

Apple

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership, fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate up. …

American College of Sports Medicine

15 Genius Apps Anyone With Anxiety Needs To Download

Whether you have an anxiety disorder, or simply feel worried sometimes, there are apps that can help with anxiety, and get you through your day. …

See What a Nuclear Bomb Would Do to Your Hometown

Last week’s terrifying false missile alert in Hawaii has Americans asking one of our favorite questions, “What if it happened here?” While …

You’ll Need One of These 5 VPNS Once Net Neutrality Is Gone

The FCC made it official: net neutrality is on its way out. What does that mean for all of us as consumers? Primarily that companies now control the …

Privacy

I enlisted a free AI to troll email scammers – it was hilariously effective

Email scammers are the scum of the earth and deserve forever itchy butts. I’ve always wondered if there was something I could do beyond just wishing them ill, and I’m happy to report I’ve now found a way to give them a dose of their own medicine.<p>Rescam is an AI bot that sends authentic-sounding …

Scientific Reasons Why Sleeping Naked Is Really Good For You

For as long as I can remember, I've forgone traditional pajamas for the pajamas the Good Lord gave me -- my skin. Much to the horror of my roommates, …

Understanding the Formatting of a Screenplay (and Why It All Matters)

Most filmmakers know scripts follow a very particular format, but do they know why they do?<p>Thanks to all of the low-cost/free screenwriting programs …

Screenwriting

Chatbot lets you sue Equifax for up to $25,000 without a lawyer

Equifax’s security failure affected 143 million US consumers, or 44 percent of the US population. To add insult to injury, Equifax waited over a month before revealing the security breach it had suffered. If you’re one of the millions affected by the breach, a chatbot can now help you sue Equifax …

Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Raspberry Pi

17 hidden useful tricks and shortcuts for your new Apple TV

As opposed to older Apple TV models, the latest version can install apps and is a fairly sophisticated computer that hooks up to your TV. Apple calls it "the future of television."<p>You can tell if you have the latest Apple TV by looking at the remote: the new version's remote has a touchpad and six …

Headphones

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Honey, I love you: our 40,000-year relationship with the humble bee

Humans have always had a special relationship with bees. And while the archaeological evidence is sparse, what does exist shows the richness of ancient human activities<p>Earlier this month I received my first package of bees. A package refers to a box containing 3 pounds of bees, or roughly 12 …

Insects

How the American Empire Destroyed the Kingdom of Hawaii

Capt. James Cook arrived in Hawaii, the first known Western explorer to do so, in 1778, and was baffled by the island cluster populated — against all …

Constitutional Law

How Amazon Prime Members Can Basically Get Free Products

The site offers low-cost sample boxes that come with a promotional coupon of the same value, essentially cancelling out the cost.<p>Amazon offers a …

The 17 best new podcasts you should be listening to right now

From politics to comedy to true crime, there is truly a podcast for everyone. Though podcasts have been around for awhile, the last year has seen a boom of new shows that are using the medium in exciting and innovative ways.<p>INSIDER has rounded up our favorite podcasts before, but we're back to …

Anna Faris

Yahoo's new chatbot will nag your family for you

When texting is easier than an app<p>With a pending sale of its internet business to Verizon, Yahoo is undergoing one of the more tumultuous periods in its history. Yet somehow it still managed to put out one of the most useful piece of software it’s created in years. Called Captain, the product is an …