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How to invoke split screen on iPad with iOS 11

With iOS 11, Apple supercharged the way how users. It came with many additions including a revamp to split screen multitasking. Gone is the swipe over and pick from a hideous and unintuitive app picker.<p>Follow along as we walk you through how to invoke and use split screen multitasking on the iPad …

Apps

Manage, save and invest your money with these apps

New to managing money? Apps and tools like Mint, Toshl Finance and YNAB can help you save for what’s important.<p><i>This story is part of "Follow the Money," a look at how digital cash is changing the way we save, shop and work.</i><p>I'll be the first to admit I don't know much about managing money. I'm 24 …

Personal Finance

How to make fluffy slime without using borax

You don't need borax to make fluffy slime. Here's how.<p>DIY slime, the homemade goop that's as soothing as a fidget spinner, is most often made with borax. In fact, my first slime recipe used borax as one of the main ingredients.<p>While we've never encountered any issues with borax, some people have …

Baking

Gadgets you can't live without while traveling

Traveling brings challenges both maddening and mundane: fees for overweight suitcases, tight fits in overhead bins, lost luggage and ever-shifting …

Gear & Gadgets

6 Ciena Experts Predict What’s Next for 2018 - Ciena

If asked what word you would use to sum up 2017 for our industry, what would it be? Transformative? Software-centric? Complex? Much like “dog years”, …

Internet of Things

Ottawa to announce funding for ‘5G corridor’ in Ontario and Quebec

Ottawa is set to announce funding Monday for a network of test beds for 5G wireless technology in Ontario and Quebec.<p>The "5G corridor" is meant to build on existing co-operation between the two provinces as well as major tech players, The Globe and Mail has learned. The idea is to give startups and …

Blockchain CMOs are faced with a unique marketing challenge

Being a Chief Marketing Officer of a blockchain startup is exciting, but it’s also nerve-wracking and quite honestly the most challenging work I’ve done in my twenty-year career. This is because, despite the promise that it holds, there’s a lot of confusion around blockchain and the ways it can be …

Transform Your Smartphone Into A Universal Remote

Your smartphone is the IRL equivalent of a magic wand. It can do all sorts of extraordinary things, from tracking your footsteps to summoning Chinese …

This temperature-control mug is the best product I've tried this year

Honestly, it changed my coffee drinking habits.<p>Buy Now!<p>It's fascinating how little, everyday frustrations can stick in your brain forever. Like why isn’t there an apparatus that breaks spaghetti in half without throwing shards of raw noodle all over your kitchen? Or why aren't there half-size …

What is 5G?

<b>What is 5G? As the UK’s next-gen mobile network goes to (spectrum) auction, we reveal all about 5G vs 4G and the future of mobile connectivity.</b><p>The 5G …

Telecoms

12 texting tips you didn't know the iPhone could do

“Hey, can I call you?” I bet millions send this text every day. It’s common etiquette. You text first and see whether someone is busy. If you get a “Sure,” or “Y,” or “K,” you can ring that person up.<p>Texts used to be handy; now they’re an integral part of our lives. We hold entire conversations via …

Apps

Recipe: The humble biscuit is versatile and satisfying

Making biscuits is an essential life skill, right up there with folding fitted sheets and balancing a cheque book.<p>Biscuits are quick, cheap and …

How to Use iCloud Keychain on Your iOS Devices

iCloud Keychain is a feature of your Apple account that you can use to keep your website login credentials, personal details, credit card details, and wireless network information up to date and available across all your Apple devices.<p>With so many usernames and passwords to remember these days, …

The MEATER wireless meat thermometer review

The Gadgeteer Kid & I are true carnivores without a doubt. We love all kinds of cooked meat from steaks to fish and everything in-between. IMHO, …

Outlook 101: How to Connect Third-Party Apps to Your Calendar

If you've read our list of the best email clients for iOS, you'll know Apple's Mail app doesn't cut it when it comes to third-party integration. If …

Dining Out: Citizen restaurant critic Peter Hum's best bites of 2017

In 2017, I scoured from Stittsville to Aylmer to Wakefield to Orléans for delicious, memorable dishes, and I didn’t do too badly at all. Of course, …

'I am here today because of this': A high-tech solution to one of Ontario's biggest health care challenges

Rick O’Neil had just about given up on life when he was asked whether he would try some new technology to keep him in touch with medical …

My Must-Have Mac Apps, 2017 Edition – MacStories - page 2

Utilities<p>The utilities I use on my Mac fall into a couple of categories. First, there are those apps that are so core to my use of macOS that they may as well be part of the operating system themselves. These are the first apps I install if I’m setting up a fresh Mac. The second category of …

Apps

'AutoSleep 5' Brings Live Sleep Tracking to Apple Watch and iPhone X Support

Third party sleep tracking app AutoSleep reached version 5.0 on Tuesday, introducing a slew of new features and improvements, including iPhone X support and live sleep tracking on Apple Watch.<p>With later models of Apple Watch benefiting from major improvements in battery life, many Watch owners now …

The skeptic’s guide to smart home gadgets

Before you buy any “smart” gadgets, make sure they’re not dumb.<p>This holiday season, a third of Americans plan to buy a smart home device, according to the Consumer Technology Association. And nearly half of Americans use digital voice assistants, according to the Pew Research Center.<p>But just …

Smart Homes

How to replace your old, outdated 3-way light switches

Here's how to swap outdated three-way light switches for something much better.<p>Archaic light switches might as well be from the stone age. All they do is turn a light on and off. They can't dim lighting gently or remember the brightness level you prefer. Outdated switches don't play nicely with LED …

Arduino

The truth behind the Bitcoin gamble, 'the greatest moneymaking opportunity' of our lifetime

For Ryan Davies, it started through gossiping with work colleagues. The 24-year-old, who works as a project manager for IBM in London, had heard …

The best smart home devices you can buy

<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><i>Nest/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>The smart home has grown and evolved into a major tech category over the past few years, and while …

Home Automation

The 6 Best Office Gadgets to Buy in 2018

The 6 Best Office Gadgets to Buy in 2018<p>These tech gizmos will make your workday a little easier<p>Updated February 12, 2018<p><i>Work. Office.</i> The words make …

Seven tips to help pick the perfect Christmas tree

There is no better recipe for the holidays than Bonnie Stern’s shortbread cookies

When I started writing this column, eating and cooking were much simpler. There wasn’t the distraction of social media, chasing the next best chef or …

How to turn your iPad into the best digital photo frame

You can easily spend between $100 and $200 on a Wi-Fi digital photo frame, but these often have clunky interfaces for syncing photos and the displays can be quite poor. A better solution may be repurposing an old iPad or putting your current iPad in photo frame mode for special occasions.<p>Apple used …

A Seine to behold aboard Tauck river cruises

From the Danube to the Rhine, some of the most memorable experiences I’ve had have been on river cruises with Tauck. The Connecticut-based company, …

5 finalists for 2017 Giller Prize revealed

This is the first year the Giller Prize will be awarded since the death of founder Jack Rabinovitch<p>The five Canadian authors still in the running for …

The iOS 11 hidden tricks you absolutely need to learn right now

iOS 11 is officially out, which means you can install it on your iPhone and iPad right now to experience some of the things Apple has been working …

IPhone 8