Jenn Crowder

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The Best Beer Cocktail Recipes To Make This Summer

It's time to fancy up your beer.<p>If you’ve been drinking your beer straight from the bottle year after year, it’s time you try something new. We understand the satisfaction that comes with a thirsty swig of an ice-cold beer, but we’ve also discovered just how great beer is for mixing in drinks. Beer …

Cocktails

iPhone & iPad: How to enable the new thesaurus in iOS 12

Along with other minor updates to iOS 12 like how Face ID works on the Lock screen, Apple has brought a built-in thesaurus to iPhone and iPad. Follow along for how to turn this feature on.<p>This is another one of those features that isn’t overly exciting, but will prove valuable in day to day use. …

iOS

Review: jimmyCASE offers the most flexible wallet case for iPhone X

We took our first look at the unique jimmyCASE approach to wallet cases over a year ago. Now we’ve been putting the company’s latest offering for iPhone X to the test. Just like earlier models, the new Slim Classic Wallet Case uses a mix of great materials including mahogany, silicone, and high …

IPhone 7

4 Harsh Truths That Will Make You A Better Person

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Happiness

The surreal swirls of ocean plankton blooms, seen from space

Yes, those are clouds you’re seeing, but they’re not floating over the sea—they’re under it.<p>Phytoplankton and algae inhabit bodies of water around the world. When clusters of the tiny plants multiply near the ocean’s surface, where light is plentiful and the water is warmer, they change how light …

Space

Apple Support app for iOS hits 20 new countries

The official Apple Support app for iOS has expanded its reach to 20 new countries and regions.<p>Free to download, the app provides users with technical support for Mac, iOS, and other Apple devices. It also provides the option to call, chat, or email an Apple Support representative.<p>The Apple Support …

Apps

Stranger Things Is Launching a Book Franchise, Including a Prequel About Eleven's Mom

Netflix and Penguin Random House are teaming up to expand the <i>Stranger Things</i> universe with a series of books, which will soon include a prequel all …

Penguin Random House

Pocket iPhone dolly lets you capture cinematic shots

Few if any dollies – the wheeled rigging filmmakers use to capture smooth horizontal camera shots – fit in a back pocket. A cute little cart called MUWI does and is ready to roll on the set of your next iPhone flick.<p>Four rotary legs with tiny wheels fold out from its oval-shaped dolly base and a …

Cinematography

FBI and police departments use labradors for canine Find My iPhone duties

Find My iPhone can be a useful tool if you’ve misplaced your own device, but investigators seeking electronic evidence have a surprising approach at their disposal: electronics-sniffing dogs …<p>A small number of dogs have been trained to sniff out hidden electronics devices, ranging from hard drives …

Connecticut State Police

tvOS 12 brilliantly fixes the biggest password pain on Apple TV

Apple TV is about to get a lot more friendly when it comes to inputting passwords and PINs.<p>Entering passwords on Apple TV has been one of the biggest pain-points on its entire existence. But starting with tvOS 12, Apple is giving its box the ability to prompt all nearby iPhones to enter a password, …

Smart TV

iOS 12: How to create Memoji on iPhone X

One of the new features that’s coming to iPhone X along with iOS 12 is Memoji. A blend of iOS 11’s popular Animoji and Apple’s take on Bitmoji, Memoji allow you to create custom, detailed avatars to have even more fun with the TrueDepth face tracking camera. Follow along for how to create Memoji in …

iOS

New lenses will make your iPhone photos even sharper

Some of the best photographic lenses originate from Germany. Think Zeiss or Leica. Now, a Stuttgart startup named Lemuro hopes to earn that same respect with lens attachments for the iPhone.<p>And if looks, a swell of support on Kickstarter and that whole assumption about German precision engineering …

Nextgen

This is the most important setting you can enable on your iPhone

There’s a security setting in iOS that will erase everything on your iPhone, resetting back to a blank factory state slate if you tap in the wrong passcode ten times. It’s called Data Protection, and I never wrote a how to on this because I figured everyone would have it switched on. After all, who …

In-App Purchases

16 Hilarious Tweets That Will Make Every Introvert Feel Seen

We dare you not to laugh at these.<p>If you’re an introvert, you likely value your alone time. You think before you speak. You’d much rather socialize one-on-one than in a group. A phone call is probably your worst nightmare. But most of all, you are silently strong.<p>It can be tough to prefer to be …

Introverts

You're Not Emotionally Prepared For These Racing Corgis

Memorial Day weekend is for these very good boys.<p>We know it’s Memorial Day weekend and you’d rather be lying on a beach with a glass of rosé in hand — but take off your sunglasses for just a moment and look at these damn corgis.<p>Lots of of fluffy-butted corgis gathered on the Santa Anita racetrack …

Memorial Day Weekend

Some Preschoolers Wrote A Cookbook And Their Recipes Are Hilarious

You probably shouldn't follow these, um, creative recipes.<p>With so many food blogs, cookbooks and Pinterest boards, it’s hard to be original with your recipes these days. Fortunately, a group of preschoolers are proving that creativity in the kitchen is still possible.<p>Twitter user Jordan Adams …

Cookbooks

Texas Animal Shelter Overwhelmed With Hundreds Of Dog And Cat Surrenders Over Memorial Day Weekend

The overcrowded shelter resorted to putting as many as four animals in enclosures intended for one or two.<p>The Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston put out an urgent plea to the public after 200 dogs and cats were dropped off over the Memorial Day weekend, KHOU 11 reported Tuesday.<p>The shelter, …

Pets

Things for iPad adds insanely good keyboard shortcuts

Cultured Code’s lovely to-do app Things just got a massive update on iOS, and set the standard for iPad keyboard support at the same time. Now you can control pretty much anything from the keyboard, in a way that’s intuitive and useful, and not just there for power-nerds.<p>Also — finally — this …

Apps

Linea Sketch 2.1 for iPad adds custom color picker, web design templates, tip jar

The Iconfactory is releasing Linea Sketch 2.1 today, which includes a new custom color picker and color sets, productivity and web design templates, and a new way to support future app development.<p>Here’s a rundown of the latest features in the well-reviewed drawing and writing app for iPad:<p><b>Custom</b> …

Web Design

Apple Events app updated on Apple TV ahead of June 4 WWDC keynote live stream

As expected, the Apple Events app has now been updated so Apple TV owners can easily tune into the WWDC keynote announcements. For tvOS devices, the fourth- and fifth-generation Apple TV, you need to download/update the Apple Events from the App Store. Users of older Apple TVs will notice the Apple …

Smart TV

Messages in iCloud arrives with iOS 11.4, here’s how it works

Messages in iCloud is finally here as part of this week’s iOS 11.4 release, but the long-awaited feature isn’t totally straightforward without a little help. Turning it on, understanding how it works everywhere, saving important messages, and knowing what benefits it actually offers aren’t made …

iCloud

How to add AirDrop to your Mac’s Dock

AirDrop is a fantastic Apple feature. You can use it to share files of pretty much any size with anyone nearby, even in the middle of a desert with no Wi-Fi and no cellular. It Just Works, and once you get used to it, any other way of sharing files seems primitive.<p>Today, we’ll make AirDrop even …

Operating Systems

Uncheck all those Tumblr GDPR boxes at once with this cool bookmarklet

You’re most likely sick of the GDPR notifications coming at you via email and the web, but they’re actually great. Or rather, GDPR itself is great. Unlike the EU cookie notices that still seem to pop up in your browser, GDPR is actually useful, and shows the U.S. what happens when government looks …

Privacy

22 fast-paced thrillers you’ll want to bring to the beach this summer

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're anything like me, summer weekends are marked by a lot of lounging — on the warm sand, cool grass, or a park bench under a shady …

Stephen King

Instagram now lets you mute friends so you can un-see bad photos without unfollowing

Instagram has started to roll out a mute feature to its users starting today. While many may feel like the feature has been a long time coming, it’s great to see an alternative to unfollowing.<p>Detailed in a blog post, Instagram says the new mute feature “will be rolling out over the coming weeks” …

App Store

Dropbox iOS update brings new activity notifications and streamlined file preview

Dropbox is out today with an update for its iOS app. Two new changes include a file activity notifications feature and a refreshed file preview design.<p>Dropbox has been on a roll with regular updates, last month releasing drag and drop support and full screen navigation in one and expanding its …

Apps

Notability for iOS adds handwriting search & conversion, side-by-side view, more

Popular note-taking and annotation app Notability has been updated this week with a handful of new features. The update brings the app to version 8.0 and includes handwriting recognition and conversion, a new Multi-Note feature, and much more.<p>For iPad users, Notability now supports Handwriting …

Note-Taking

Spiffy new iPhone X cases look like original iMac and iPhone

I test a lot of iPhone cases and rarely get comments. Most of them aren’t that distinctive. But a new iMac-inspired case from Spigen attracted the attention of my teenage kids and even elicited a compliment: “Cool case, Dad!”<p>iPhone case-maker Spigen is launching a set of iPhone X cases inspired by …

How I use my iPad: Save Images – a free Safari image downloader [Video]

Unlike the desktop version of Safari, the iOS version lacks the handy inspector that allows you to access web pages resources like background images. <b>Save Images</b> is a free iOS Safari extension that lets you quickly identify and save images from a web page. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough to see …

iOS

Google makes it easier to delete the search, browsing and viewing history it keeps on you

Google is making it easier to see the search, browsing and YouTube viewing history it keeps on you, to delete any items you don’t want included, and to stop the company from logging your activity in future …<p>It’s doing this to comply with new European privacy regulations, known as the General Data …

Google