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Smoothed circles: a jogless join for single rounds in different colors

See for yourself--no jogs(and yes, you are looking at someround-ends!) Here's a way to completely avoid the jog when knitting single rounds in …

10 things to disable in Windows 10

These 10 default features and settings can be disabled. Here's how and why you'd want to.<p>Did you just upgrade to Windows 10? Perhaps involuntarily? Welcome to the operating system!<p>If you used Windows 10's express installation, you <i>might</i> want to tweak some of your settings before you get going. You …

This weird trick can free up gigabytes of space on your iPhone

It seems like iPhone storage is always at a premium, especially if you have an entry-level model with just 16GB -- an economic necessity for many an iPhone owner. It's the rare person who doesn't know the pain of trying to download a new app or snap a few more photos and seeing the dreaded "not …

iTunes

6 ways to speed up iOS 10 on older iPhones

Is your iOS device is feeling sluggish after updating to iOS 10? Learn what you can do to put a little pep back in its step.<p>After I updated my iPhone 6S to iOS 10 it felt like it was on fire for the first few hours, and not in the good way. My iPhone got hotter than it ever has while performance …

What does colour blindness look like?

On this day in history: 250 years ago, John Dalton, the first scientist to formally describe the condition now known as colour blindness, was born.<p>How do we know that the colours we see are the same as the colours that everyone else sees? Mostly, we can't -- but we are able to tell that some people …

Your router isn't as fast as you think it is. Here's why

CNET editor Dong Ngo explains Wi-Fi speeds and helps manage your networking expectations.<p>Let's cut to the chase: Wired network connections will always be faster, more secure and more reliable than wireless.<p>If you want top speeds in your home, you'll want to save room in your remodeling budget for …

How to use Skype to spy on your cats or dogs

Pet parent guilt be gone! If your pet hates to be alone -- or you just like checking in on your animals throughout the day -- you don't need to buy a fancy security camera.<p>All you need is an inexpensive tablet and a Skype account to make a homemade video chat system.<p>The tablet<p>For the best results, …

Pets

Amazon just dropped the price of one of our favorite laser printers

Check out this discounted Brother B&W laser printer if you're shopping for a dead simple device for text-only prints.<p>There's a reason why Brother's laser printers have consistently earned a spot on this list of CNET's favorite printers: they're dead simple to use, the toner costs less than most of …

Make your own Magic Eraser for 10 cents

Whenever I need to deep clean anything around the house, I usually grab a pack of Magic Erasers. They're known for their effectiveness -- they're great at getting rid of stains or cleaning things other sponges or cleaners can't.<p>However, even at just roughly $1 or £1 each, they're not exactly cheap, …

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5 iTunes tips you should try right now (Windows)

One could argue that we're living in a post-iTunes world, one in which your iPhone or iPad doesn't need a desktop client for data backup, music syncing, app installation and all that.<p>One could also argue that for anyone living in Apple's ecosystem, iTunes remains an essential component -- …

Software

How to survive an iPhone with only 16GB of storage

Whether you couldn't afford a pricier model or just misjudged how much storage you'd need, these tips can help you get by.<p>Good news: There are no more 16GB iPhones ($999.99 at T-Mobile USA) in Apple's lineup. Even the lowest-end iPhone SE ($199.00 at Amazon Marketplace) and iPhone 6s ($700.09 at …

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Why you should stop closing apps to save battery life

Clearing out your recent apps list isn't going to save your battery life, whether you're using Android or an iPhone. But these tips might help.<p>After you've used your phone or tablet for a while, you may notice the recent apps list grows quite long. It might seem like closing these apps running in …

Starbucks VIA® Instant Coffee Horchata

Our version of this traditional beverage is cool, creamy, and easy to make.<p>A popular tradition in Mexico and Spain, this beverage often features …

So, my Gmail inbox started getting these weird emails...

When a pattern of bizarre messages began piling up in my inbox, I turned to the source for answers: Google.<p>If you didn't ask for it, don't click on it and don't open it.<p>Stu Sjouwerman, KnowB4 CEO

Impressive Lego BB-8 makes a round droid out of square bricks

The DIY Lego Star Wars galaxy just expanded with a set of handy instructions for building your own BB-8 out of tiny pieces of plastic.<p>Most classic Lego pieces are some variation on a square or rectangle. Now let's contemplate BB-8, the rolling droid and breakout star from "Star Wars: The Force …

What to do before selling or donating your phone

Selling or giving away your phone this season? Prep your device properly with this handy game plan.<p>Before you retire your trusty old phone in favor of something shiny and new, think twice about tossing it away blindly. In addition to all the precious digital content and media your phone …

Android Phones

10 easy ways to speed up your Wi-Fi

Seven tips for securing your Facebook account

Six ways to make your iPhone more secure

Take steps to protect your iPhone so that your information stays safe should you and your iPhone become separated.<p>I lost my iPhone over Thanksgiving weekend. I eventually found it in my wife's car, which I never drive but did on Thanksgiving ever so briefly when we were juggling cars in the …

Use a ball of aluminum foil to eliminate static in the dryer

Dryer sheets are an obvious way to combat static buildup in the dryer. But there's another solution: aluminum foil.<p>Static cling is not only a death sentence for sock pairs, it's annoying to constantly have to peel your clothes apart as you fold and hang them.<p>It's even worse to show up at school or …

Complete guide to iOS 9

Apple's iOS 9 is here for your iPhone and iPad. CNET explains how to get, what it does and how to use it.<p>After a novel public beta program Apple released iOS 9 in its official form today. iPhone and iPad users can download the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system either over the air or …

In pursuit of the perfect Wi-Fi network

From the garage to the backyard to the basement, we blanketed every square inch of the CNET Smart Home with fast, reliable Wi-Fi. Here's how we did it.<p>The CNET Smart Home is here, it's real, and it's going to take our ability to review connected home technology to a whole new level. But a smart …

For its 10th birthday, Pandora gives the gift of no ads

To mark a decade of the online radio service next week, Pandora music will play for one full day without commercials.<p>Pandora turns 10 years old next week, and it's letting its hair down for an all-day dance party.<p>On September 9, Pandora will turn off ads to mark the anniversary of its release to …

7 tricks to free up space on your iPhone

Use these tips to free up storage space on your iOS device -- and keep it free.<p>When you start running short on space on your iPhone, you can start deleting apps and offloading photos and videos to free up space or you can expand your storage. You can also try to trick your iPhone into freeing up …

10 Gorgeous Free Crochet Toys for Babies Patterns

Chubby Teddy Rattle by Aisha Kenza, on Is it a toy: This is so so so cute, and I love all the safety instructions included – some great tips for all …

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How to prepare your PC for Windows 10

Follow these steps to ensure a smooth transition to the latest version of Windows.<p>Windows 10 is set to arrive on July 29. The update will be free for the first year for qualifying Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users. You can find out if you qualify for the free upgrade here.<p>In addition to an …