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Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

Some Economists Predict a Recession in the Next 2 Years. Do These 7 Things to Prepare

The economy is getting better before it gets worse, and all business owners should be prepared for the fall.<p>It was once said that astrology was invented so economics would seem like a more accurate science by comparison. Yet we listen with interest to the warnings of economists, as well we should. …

Small Business

How to protect your Mac, iPhone, iPad from EFAIL email exploit

Researchers in Europe discovered a way to read the contents of encrypted emails sent with iOS and macOS devices. The EFAIL exploit is significant enough that the Electronic Frontier Foundation calls it an “immediate risk.”<p>Apple is certainly working on a patches for all its devices, but there are …

Encryption

5 things to consider before installing smart light switches

Smart lighting is a great place to start in building your smart home. But you should know these four things before installing smart switches.<p>When turning your old, dumb house into a smart home, one of the best places to start is with lighting. For starters, you can test the waters with a single …

Home Automation

How to use your iPhone to create your own passes and ditch your wallet

You may be closer to getting rid of your wallet than you realize. Here are a series of tips on how we've managed to replace most of our everyday …

Apple Pay

How to purge all your search histories

Asking for a friend...<p>Every time you run a search online, the websites where you maintain an account can record that information. This data—collected and stored by search engines like Google, social media networks like Facebook, and retail giants like Amazon—won't disappear when you erase your …

Operating Systems

Tips and Essentials for Camping in the Rain

Remember that series of <i>Calvin & Hobbes</i> strips when the family went camping and it rained for a week straight? They all looked pretty miserable, save …

Backpacking

The best live TV streaming service: PlayStation Vue, Hulu, Sling TV, and more

For those fed up with their cable or satellite TV company, there has never been a better time to cut the cord. Streaming video services are giving …

The Gear Our Editor Always Takes Backpacking

These are my dirty, well-used, time-tested picks<p>I’m Emily, the most recent addition to <i>Outside</i>’s gear team. Backpacking is a huge part of how I enjoy the outdoors, and over the years, I’ve had the chance to put plenty of gear through the wringer, most recently on a Boundary Waters trip in northern …

Backpacking

These Are the Sexiest Movies on Netflix That Are Actually Good

A not-so-guilty pleasure.<p>All great things revolve around sex, including movies. And thanks to the magic of Netflix, you can watch some of the best and sexiest movies in private, away from judging eyes. Don't feel weird. Some of the best movies on the streaming service are also some of the hottest.

Entertainment

A simple fix for the biggest annoyance of iOS Photos

You need not swipe to get back to your most recent photos.<p>And to think it was right under my nose -- and fingertip -- the entire time.<p>Thanks to Cult of Mac (seriously, thank you, Cult of Mac), I have been able to remove the biggest annoyance of the stock iOS Photos app. And that is the furious …

Mobile Photography

This Mind-Blowing Illustration Shows How Deep The Ocean Is, And It Will Terrify You

The ocean covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, yet we don’t often realize just how truly deep and mysterious it is. National Ocean Service …

David Bowie

Facebook was tracking your text message and phone call data. Now what?

If you installed a Facebook app to your Android smartphone, odds are good that Facebook has been logging your phone calls and text message data ever …

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook will let you delete anything from your profile or timeline and end Facebook's use of that data.<p>If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after …

Social Media

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Privacy

Google Keeps a Record of Your ENTIRE Search History. Here’s How to Delete It in 4 Easy Steps

You can also download a file of your entire search history.<p>YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there’s a new hack to worry …

AdWords

5 ways to make the Apple Watch a better step counter

A step-by-step guide to counting steps with an Apple Watch.<p>I ditched my Apple Watch ($469.00 at Amazon.com) in favor of a Fitbit a few months ago and got into the whole step-counting thing. My wife and I have developed a healthy competition with our dueling Fitbits. Recently, I decided to return to …

Smartwatches

Make Your Targets More Interesting

Here’s a really cool new range product that will help add some variety to your shooting sessions.<p>The HoldZall target holding system from Wisconsin …

Movies You Can Stream On Netflix Right Now That Are Just As Scary As "A Quiet Place"

Keep that horror high going strong all week long!

Horror

Chrome, Edge, Firefox user? Coming your way: New spec that cuts out passwords

Browser makers take an important step in reducing the need for passwords and all the security threats they bring.<p><i>Video: New Google Chrome filter will</i> …

All about Apple Photos

More than three years ago, the 8th update to iOS came out with significant changes, one of which was marking the end of iPhoto and bringing with it …

‘You Were Never Really Here’ Is a Brutal, Beautiful Movie Masterpiece

Starring the great Joaquin Phoenix as a military vet hunting down sex traffickers, Lynne Ramsay’s latest is a modern-day ‘Taxi Driver.’ It opens in …

Shut up and spread the word: 'A Quiet Place' is a thrillingly intelligent monster movie

I can't recall the last time I found myself caring as intently for the characters in a horror picture as I did for the family in "A Quiet Place," the sensationally gripping and emotional new alien-invasion thriller from the actor and writer-director John Krasinski. The sheer levels of sympathetic …

David Foster Wallace

The 11 Steamiest International Movies on Netflix

One of the best things about Netflix is its superb collection of international shows and movies. Not only do subscribers have access to some of the …

Streaming

OPINION: Why Water Filters are Dumb

A recent set of pro and con articles about the need to filter water in the backcountry got me thinking, and reflecting on my own habits over 40+ …

The 9 Quietest and Darkest National Parks

With roughly 84 million acres of national park lands, some of them hundreds of thousands of acres on their own, you’d think finding a quiet, dark …

Huawei MateBook X Pro is a MacBook Pro copy that's better than the original

Huawei has finally done it. With the MateBook X Pro, the company has created a laptop that's a shameless copy of Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro, but …

It’s really easy to get Apple’s education discount on the new iPad

But please don’t lie<p>Apple’s education pricing, which usually knocks around 10 percent off the price of most Apple products, is available to the following people:<p>Current and newly accepted college students and their parents.<br>• Faculty and staff of all grade levels.<br>• Homeschool teachers.<p>If you’re one of …

Education

Nest Hello review: The smartest doorbell

In retrospect, I should have seen this coming long ago. The idea of a video doorbell isn't all that novel. It's just a basic button, camera, speaker …

Tired of Netflix? Here’s where to find free, legal movies online

Everyone has those days where they fire up Netflix or Hulu, only to find they’ve already watched every good movie the service has to offer. Few of us …