Jonathon Kreiser

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How to create location-based reminders on iPhone

Apple’s iPhones can make sure you’ll remember to get things done when you are in the right place at the right time.<b>Why would you use location-based</b> …

Amazon’s new ‘Alexa Blueprints’ let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses

Amazon this morning is introducing “Alexa Blueprints,” a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses, without needing to know how to code. The idea is to allow Alexa owners to create their own voice apps, like a trivia game or bedtime stories, or teach Alexa …

Smart Homes

With 5 Quick Clicks, You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

First light which ever shone in universe picked up by astronomers in 'revolutionary' breakthrough

The first light which ever shone in the universe has been detected by astronomers scouring the skies for the earliest stars.<p>Using a simple radio antenna positioned in the quietest place on Earth - the western Australian desert - scientists picked up a signal of the long-sought ‘cosmic dawn.’<p>The …

Universe

Cool Things: The SonorPen is a Creative Alternative to Expensive iPad Styli

I’ve been using an Apple Pencil for a couple of years now, and I have never been anything but happy with it. It is incredibly accurate, tracks fast across the screen, feels good in the hand, and the battery life is just fine considering how well it performs. Lately, my wife and kids have <i>also</i> …

Apple promoting Urban Sketchers artists who use Apple Pencil with free iPad Pro workshops

Apple is highlighting four artists who create with Apple Pencil on iPad Pro as the Urban Sketchers groups turns 10. Urban Sketchers is made up of artists around the world who meet in cities to draw on-location.<p>The illustration above was created by the aptly named Rob Sketcherman of Hong Kong who …

IPad Pro

You can now change your Apple ID from a third-party email to an Apple domain

Apple today has made a notable update to the process of changing the email address associated with your Apple ID. Starting today, you can change your Apple ID from a third-party email service such as Gmail or Yahoo to an Apple domain…<p>Previously, Apple only allowed users to change their Apple ID …

Yahoo

43 paintings you need to see before you die

In an old barn that Jackson Pollock transformed into a studio, the artist laid his massive canvas on the wooden plank floor. He hurled white, yellow, blue, and black paint with sticks and knives at it. As he finished, he pressed his cigarette butt into the canvas, dripping with color.<p>This is how …

Art

The best Apple Music tricks and add-ons

Get to grips with Apple's streaming app.<p>With the iPod and the original iTunes digital store, Apple stood at the forefront of the digital music revolution. In 2015, the computer behemoth finally embraced the idea of streaming with the launch of Apple Music. Whether you're new to the service or …

Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding, and You Can Hear It Too

Something happened 3 billion years ago that changed the makeup of our prodigious universe forever. Two enormous black holes collided, resulting in an …

Surreal Pencil Drawings Look Like How Repressing Your Emotions Feels

The vertigo of an MC Escher drawing meets the human body in Miles Johnston's evocative art.<p>Repressed inner thoughts seem to explode from the bodies Swedish illustrator and Swedish Academy of Realist Art teacher Miles Johnston draws in the dysmorphic portraits he posts to his Instagram account. …

10 Easy Ways To Become a Happier Person

A few years ago, on a morning like any other, I had a sudden realization: I was in danger of wasting my life. As I stared out the rain-spattered …

Time Lapse Photography Tips for Absolute Beginners

I know when I first started out in photography, time lapses weren't nearly as popular as they are today.<p>Nevertheless, I really, <i>really</i>, wanted to know …

15 Apple Watch tricks you’ll want to use

The phrase, “Hidden in plain sight” has become a cliché, but the one thing people always forget is that clichés are only clichés because they happen …

Graffiti Meets Oil Painting in Stunningly Realistic Murals - Creators

Artist Ant Carver floods the streets with a new technique.<p>Combining graffiti techniques with detailed oil painting, London-based street artist Ant Carver creates expressive, gestural murals using a rainbow palette of spray paints. An exploration into alternative approaches to street art, Carver's …

Top 7 Notes Tricks for iOS 10

Apple’s proprietary Notes app for iOS was at one point in time, rather bland and useless, allowing users only to carry out quick notes and …

How To Change Your Life In Just 10 Minutes Per Day

We’ll Even Have Time To Spare<p>Two weeks ago, someone on Quora asked me: What 10 minute daily activity would sharpen my mind over a year?<p>I know <i>exactly</i> …

How to use Workflow, the app that Apple just bought and made free for everyone

Apple bought an app called Workflow on Thursday. The app automates stuff you do all the time on your iPhone and iPad and turns those tasks into a simple button.<p>But instead of killing the app, as Apple usually does when it acquires a startup, Apple made it free.<p>Basically, Workflow is like a Swiss …

Apps

Van Gogh’s Starry Night painted on top of water

Artist Garip Ay recently painted van Gogh’s Starry Night (along with his self-portrait) on top of water. Ebru, or paper marbling, is an art form …

Tips of the Week: Painting, Drawing, and Jumper Wires

There currently appears to be a trend among <i>YouTube</i> makers of doing a trio of tips videos where one of the three participating ‘Tubers creates a video and the other two contribute a tip or two. So, you end up with three chock-full tips videos, and fans of one YouTuber get exposed to other channels …

Arduino

French artist living inside a rock surrounded by excrement: 'I feel completely at ease'

Abraham Poincheval is attempting to survive inside a 12-tonne boulder inside a Paris art museum for a week<p>An artist entombed inside a 12-tonne rock for nearly three days has described the experience as like “tripping”, insisting he would stick it out for a week.<p>Speaking through a crack in the …

Singapore 'fire rainbow' cloud phenomenon lights up sky

<b>A rare cloud phenomenon over Singapore has delighted people in the city-state.</b><p>The multi-coloured glow appeared in the sky on Monday in the late afternoon, lasting for about 15 minutes, and was seen across the island.<p>Media reports said it was likely a fire rainbow, which occurs when sunlight …

Jokes

The universe may be a giant broken hologram

For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is — or once was — a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require just two dimensions, but everything appears three-dimensional to us.<p>As you can imagine, it's not an easy hypothesis to prove, but physicists say they now …

Physics

Stunning meteor turns the sky emerald green as it burns up over India

<b>A photographer has captured the moment a meteor burnt up over the sky in India in a stunning picture that was captured completely by …

This coffee-avocado smoothie recipe might be the best thing to happen to your mornings

The mornings that allow for sitting and savoring a hot cup of coffee <i>and</i> a plate of avocado toast are to be treasured. But the reality is that the …

How to Setup Automatic iCloud Backups for Your iOS Device

- Jan 27, 2017<p>There is just no way to overstate the importance of backing up your iOS device. If your iPad or iPhone for any reason ever dies or …

Watch planets orbit a star 129 light-years away

Astronomers captured this 7-year time lapse of planets orbiting a faraway star.<p>The past few years have seen an explosion in the discovery of planets outside our solar system. Astronomers have now confirmed 3,442 exoplanets in the galaxy. And they think there could be 100 billion or more in …

How to Diversify Your Sketching Style

Designer Sophie Horton Jones learns some valuable sketch tips via the Core77 discussion boards<p>The Core77 discussion board is a great place not only …

Strange Radio Bursts Seen Coming From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Astronomers have at last pinpointed the home galaxy of an extremely powerful radio blast, offering clues to what caused the enigmatic event.<p>Every day, thousands of enigmatic objects in space produce bursts of radio waves that flash for just a few milliseconds yet are capable of generating as much …

4 visual artists you need to follow in 2017

Picasso once said “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth,” and after a year like 2016, we could all use some more of that. I’ve scoured …