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6 Tips to Making a Good Cup of Coffee

It’s almost routine to start your day off with a cup of coffee. And with out fast-paced lives, we often grab what’s available and just stick with …

6 Common Roast Defects & How to Recognise Them

Nobody achieves the perfect roast the first time, or the second time, or even the tenth time. It requires expertise and more than a few burnt beans …

Coffee

Roaster Basics: How to Roast Hard & Soft Beans

Learning to roast isn’t easy. I know, I’ve done it. For a start, choosing a profile based on the coffee’s origin, altitude, moisture content, …

Coffee

Mapping Roasting Plans Between Different Machines

These measurements may differ from what you see on your machine. This is a disclaimer commonly heard in coffee roasting classes. Why? There are …

Coffee

An Illustrated Poster of the 25 Most Popular Types of Ramen in Japan

The number of ramen shops in Japan are at a historic high with about 35,000 shops throughout the country serving up the beloved salty soup and …

Japan

2016 Dividend Kings List: Dividend Stocks With 50+ Years Of Rising Dividends

<b>2016 Dividend Kings List: Dividend Stocks With 50+ Years Of Rising Dividends by Ben Reynolds</b><p>The Dividend Kings are the best of the best in dividend …

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Japanese Are Very Serious About Cherry Blossom Viewing

The first sign of spring in Japan is when the TV weather anchor pulls up the national cherry blossom forecast map. From that point on, every weather …

Japan

money flowchart shows how to save money for retirement

Tweet5<p>Pin<p>Share23<p>Flip<p>+12<p>Shares 30<p>I have been meaning to draw up a <b>flowchart to describe my budget</b>, but have been putting it off. If you’ve seen my …

Retirement

iStick: World’s First USB Flash Drive with Lightning Connector for iPad and iPhone

<b>iStick</b> is an upcoming iPad and iPhone accessory that looks like it may be a big hit. It’s the first USB Flash drive with a lightning connector that works to share documents and data between iPads and iPhones and Mac and Windows PCs.<p>It’s a Kickstarter project that has more than doubled its funding …

Apps

The Ultimate Guide to Solving iPhone Battery Drain

I worked on the Genius Bar for almost two years, and the most difficult issue to solve was short iPhone battery life. It was extremely difficult to …

Review: Otus Learning Environment for iPad

Otus positions itself as a learning environment for teachers and students who use iPads in school. There are two separate apps, a teacher app and a student app. The teacher app allows you to set up classes, log achievements or behavioural issues, take registers, set assignments and coming soon will …

Apps

Xcode 5.1, iAd Producer 4.1.2 released with improved iOS 7.1 compatibility

Alongside the release of iOS 7.1 for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch customers, Apple has updated Xcode and iAd Producer with enhancements to better work with iOS 7.1 devices.<p>iAd 4.1.2 is already showing up in the Mac App Store’s Software Update section:<p>Xcode 5.1 is also now showing up on Mac App …

Synology gets even better w/ version 5.0: Why every Mac & iOS user should have a DiskStation

I’ll admit, I’ve never felt the need to purchase network-attached-storage (NAS) hardware for storing and accessing my media or backing up my files. These days most of my content, from photos and movies to back ups of important files for work, are already stored in the cloud. My photos are (supposed …

Disney launches cloud-based film service Disney Movies Anywhere

After eschewing UltraViolet, a technology standard backed by its main movie business competitors, Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. has launched a proprietary cloud-based movie service that gives users online access to their digital and physical Disney movie purchases.<p>Disney Movies Anywhere launched …

Microsoft Releases 3rd Generation Of Photosynth, Turns 3D Images Into Video-Like Experiences

Microsoft this morning lifted the veil on the next generation of Photosynth, its 3D image technology, with the release of a technical preview of the new Photosynth. This is the third generation of the technology, and is now recommended for those with D-SLR or point-and-shoot cameras, says Microsoft.<p>…

How-to: Enable and customize subtitles and captioning during video playback on iOS 7

iOS devices are built with all users in mind: they come with several accessibility features for low-vision or legally blind users, hard-of-hearing or deaf users, individuals who have physical and motor difficulties, and individuals with learning difficulties.<p>In this accessibility segment, we will …

Apple’s two-step verification for Apple IDs arrives in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, & Spain

Back in May of last year, a long list of readers in countries around the world reported having access to Apple’s two-step verification security feature for their Apple ID. Shortly after the news broke, the feature disappeared in many countries signaling it had been launched prematurely. The only …

How To Take Screenshots On Your Mac The Right Way [OS X Tips]

Here at Cult of Mac, we take quite a few screenshots. Our current favorite for taking and annotating them is Share Bucket, and of course you can always use Preview or Grab to take your screenshots, but what about the basics? Not everyone needs fancy screenshot capabilities. Aren’t the built-in …

iPad Tips: iOS 7 Gesture Guide

Let’s be honest, sometimes it can look a bit weird to the uninitiated outsider when they see you magically waving your fingers in different ways all over your shiny iPad (things look even weirder if you start talking to it via Siri too). However, from a user’s point of view, gestures on the iPad …

Apps

Olympic Hockey Hugs: Swedish dogpile; Japan, take a bow

<i>Hockey Hugs is a feature that celebrates the best in hugging from around the sport of hockey, because who doesn't love a good hug now and then? Have</i> …

Vladimir Putin

5 iPad Apps for the Productive 21st Century Student

When I was at school, I struggled badly with random, un-filed bits of paper, leaky ink cartridges in my Parker Pen and terrible hand writing (as well as chronic laziness and an addiction to Cricket). I’m sure this approach to my organisation affected my school work. If I would have grown up in the …

Apps

Take Your Coding To The Next Level With The Ultimate Python Programming Course [Deals]

No matter if you’re a beginner, have a basic understanding of web design or fundamental programming skills, or simply want to learn how to build a website from scratch, this Cult of Mac Deals offer is worth exploring. After all, the web really is at your fingertips when coding with Python.<p>Infinite …

UK government plans switch from Microsoft Office to open source

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude plans to standardise on open formats to cut costs on Office suite and break 'oligopoly' of IT suppliers<p>Ministers are looking at saving tens of millions of pounds a year by abandoning expensive software produced by firms such as Microsoft.<p>Some £200m has been …

Teaching With An iPad

Francis Picabia, 1920, Image Source: Artforum<p>This fall I successfully taught two college courses using only an iPad 2 (and iPad Air) — no desktop or laptop. The experiment went easier than I expected but it was not without challenges.<p>I teach Art Appreciation and Art History at a local community …

Apps

Hario Sommelier Gives New Shape to the Syphon – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

The syphon (or vacuum coffee maker) is one of those brew methods that truly embodies coffee geekdom. Everything about it feels more like a science …

Coffee

The Espro Press: The Rebirth of the French Press – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

If you’re a fan of the French press, but not the fine particles that cloud your brew, the Espro Press is about to change your morning cup for the …

Dinh’s Win: Story of an AeroPress Champion – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Last month the Swedish AeroPress Championship, one of many national championships taking place around the world, was held at Koppi Coffee in …

An Illustrated World of Coffee – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Mr. Porter, an online retailer of high-end menswear, published a lovely interactive map of global coffee trends this summer in the journal section of …

Need occasional access to Windows on your Mac? Install it from a USB key …

If you need occasional access to Windows and don’t want to install it from a DVD, a how-to guide by Sam Power may have the perfect solution. It talks you through exactly how to create a Bootcamp-compatible USB key installer for either Windows 7 or 8 compatible.<p>A 4GB USB key is sufficient, and the …