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How healthy are bananas? What ripeness has to do with nutrition

Ripe or unripe or somewhere in the middle? However you decide to eat your banana, experts say there are nutritional differences for all three.<p>After a …

Nutrition

5 Best Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones Of 2018

We buy our own products and put them under the same testing methodology so that you can easily compare them. Unlike most websites, we do not get our products directly from the manufacturers, which means our units aren’t handpicked and actually represent what you would buy yourself. We spend a lot …

Consumer Tech

Apple's new Schoolwork app helps teachers manage classroom assignments

In time for the start of school this fall, Apple released Schoolwork, an iPad app for teachers to manage assignments, collaborate with students, and monitor student progress.<p>With the iPad app, you can create and send what the app calls Handouts that can contain text, web links, PDFs, and documents. …

Education Technology

Microsoft relaunches its news app to take on Google and Apple's offerings

Remember MSN.com? It’s still around – and Microsoft is trying to bring it back by relaunching its mobile apps with a new moniker.<p>Available for Android and iOS, Microsoft News brings you stories from the company’s MSN News effort, that’s been online for several years – with a modern interface that …

Apps

Revealed: the safest places around the world

If you are nervous about travelling abroad, why not visit one of the safest destinations in the world? A new report from Gallup, the 2018 Global Law and Order report, ranks places around the world based on how people feel about their safety. More than 150,000 people around the world were asked …

Hong Kong

Hands-on: Google One app makes it easy to manage storage, family plans, support, more [Gallery]

Back in May, Google announced that it would be revamping its cloud storage offerings and bundling it with customer support and more under a new “Google One” umbrella. Although its app was released shortly after that, the switchover hadn’t gone live, until now.<p>Going hands-on with the new Google One …

Android News

You Get Positive Performance Reviews But No Promotion? Seven Reasons Your Career Has Stalled

At a recent career advancement workshop, one participant lamented that, despite consistently positive performance reviews, he has not so far received a promotion. His career has stalled and needs a boost. How can he move up? What should he say to his manager? How do you know when the situation is …

Employment

This 'I'm on Vacation' Auto-Reply Email Is Freaking Brilliant

Why should you be burdened with digging through two weeks of emails the moment you get back?<p>It's hard or even impossible to relax on vacation when you constantly have to answer emails. (Is that a vacation, really?) That's why most people set an "out of office" email response, promising that you'll …

Productivity

Chinese tech startup Chuwi is getting into gaming, and its first effort is an itty bitty gaming PC

I’ve written about Chinese tech startup Chuwi a number of times in the past, mainly because they’ve been making some pretty solid Windows machines at …

Computer Hardware

11 Interesting and Bizarre Photos Caught by Google Maps

By now, it's no secret that Google Earth is an incredibly powerful tool that has allowed everyday people like you and I to explore areas of the world …

Google Earth

Best Bluetooth Headsets in 2018

While most consumers have moved onto using Bluetooth earbuds and headphones, there's still a use for old-school Bluetooth earpieces. They're smaller …

Consumer Tech

How to Send A Fax From Gmail

Instant communication methods such as email and texting make it very easy to send messages, documents and other files with just a couple of mouse …

Apps

How To: Unlock the Hidden Weather Lock Screen Widget in iOS 12 on Your iPhone

There are a lot of things that make iOS great, but lock screen widgets are not among them. If you want more information on your lock screen other …

How to Make the Korean Pomegranate Drink That's Helping Women Lose a Pound a Day

You know how much Americans love the refreshing tang of lemonade? That’s how folks in Asia feel about a sweet-and-sour drink made with pomegranate …

The best recipe apps for Android and iOS

We carry our phones with us everywhere we go — whether it be our living room or workspace — so why shouldn’t we venture into our kitchens with them? …

This Photo Will Make You Rethink Everything You Knew About Carbs

Carbs have long been demonized as cheat foods or indulgences that will make you gain weight. But the truth is, there are carbohydrates in more than just bread and pasta. There's a difference between good (complex) carbs and bad (refined) carbs; one contains more nutritional value than the other. In …

Nutrition

12 Books For People Who Like Learning Things But Don't Want To Work That Hard

Whether you're interested in science, sex, or politics, we've got something for you.

Xiaomi's new Mi 8 flagship looks identical to the iPhone X

At an event in Shenzhen today, Chinese hardware giant Xiaomi launched its 2018 flagship phone, the Mi 8 – and it’s hard to tell it apart from the iPhone X.<p>The Mi 8’s 6.21-inch display has a large notch cut out of the top for its front camera and sensors, and the dual camera system is stacked …

33 cities around the world where healthcare is good, housing is affordable, and people have the best quality of life

Life is good Down Under.<p>A report shows that several of the world cities with the best quality of life are in Australia and New Zealand. Australia has the 7th and 8th best cities and New Zealand has the first and 12th cities for best quality of life, according to a new report by Deutsche Bank Market …

YouTube Music finally gets it right

After years of false starts, YouTube is now serious about music streaming<p>YouTube Music, the video service’s first full-fledged music streaming offering is here, and it’s surprisingly great. At first glance, it’s largely Google Play Music with a fresh coat of paint and music videos. But look closer, …

Fortnite made nearly $300 million in the month of April

Sales from Epic Games’ battle royale title more than doubled in just two months<p>Epic Games’ <i>Fortnite</i> generated $296 million in the month of April across mobile, console, and PC platforms, according to digital game sales tracker SuperData Research. That amount is more than double what the game …

Google teams up with PayPal, making it easier to splash out on apps

Google has teamed up with PayPal, making it easier to splash your cash on premium apps and services (like the new YouTube Music, for example).<p>It's …

The 5 Best To-Do List Apps to Boost Your Productivity

Looking for an app to boost your efficiency and organization? Here are five top choices.<p>6 min read<p><i>In the Women Entrepreneur series Up Your Game, we scope out the best products, apps and services to help make it easier to take your game to the next level.</i><p>We’re all busy. In fact, these days, it’s …

How To Scan Your Computer For Malware With Google Chrome

In the 9-plus years it’s been around, Google Chrome has become one of the best — and most popular — web browsers in the world. One reason for its rapid rise has been Google’s focus on security.<p>Protecting Chrome users from malware remains a top priority today. What you may not have realized is that …

Malware

The star quality of New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island

I was glad I had such terrible jet lag. Wide awake at 3.30am with my nine-year-old daughter on our lodge balcony, I stared for hours at the most incredible night sky I’ve ever seen before the dawn slowly started to rub out the stars on the horizon and the multiple shooting stars faded away.<p>We were …

New Zealand

In New York, his neighbors pounded on his walls, so he built this home theater in Texas

How much the average person in 40 different countries takes home after taxes

The salary you negotiate isn't the amount you end up receiving in your paychecks. The primary reason: taxes.<p>It is well known that every country has a different corporate tax rate, but each one also has different tax rates for individuals. CapRelo published a study on tax rates and take home …

AirFly connects your AirPods to anything with a headphone jack

Apple's AirPods are apparently a hit, but they're not perfect. One of the major drawbacks of iPhone's wireless headphones is the fact that they're, well, wireless, and aren't compatible with anything lacking Bluetooth. Twelve South, which has a reputation for making attractive, smart Apple …

Consumer Tech

How to get the most space in your cloud storage—without paying to upgrade

Free up some spare room.<p>Cloud storage services have given us an easy, hardware-free way to back up and transfer files. Some of them even give you a little space for free. However, the key word is "little." Once you start uploading files and folders, that free storage fills up fast.<p>Before you go …

How to Stop Your Apple Watch From Launching the 'Now Playing' App When Audio Plays on Your iPhone

Most Apple Watch owners will recognize the "Now Playing" app – it automatically launches by default whenever you play audio through the Music or Podcasts app on your iPhone. A similar screen shows when you play audio through any third-party iPhone app that also has an Apple Watch extension, like …

Apps