Ron Orantes

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Confronting Death in Mexico City

The entrance of the Embalsamadoras Funeral Office in the Colonia Doctores neighborhood in Mexico City. It usually handle<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Sébastien Van …

7 things you didn't know your browser could do

The most-used program on your computer is your Web browser, but there's a good chance you don't know much about it besides how to visit your favorite sites. In fact, there are a lot of myths about browsers, some of which I've dispelled in the past.<p>Today, though, I'm helping you get the most out of …

The NSFW Nightlife of Los Angeles

December 26 at 1:47 p.m.<p>July 14 at 1:13 p.m.<p>May 2 at 10:55 a.m.<p>March 14 at 9:33 a.m.<p>February 22 at 2:01 p.m.<p>January 23 at 5:48 p.m.

Apple releases iCloud tool to check device Activation Lock status

Adding to its collection of Web-based security tools, Apple on Wednesday published a webpage that allows users to check a device's Activation Lock …

Apple caters to minimalists by offering blank home screen option in iOS 8

Tips<p>Users looking for fewer distractions on their iPhone, or those who simply want to provide a better look at their wallpaper, can choose to have a …

Check it: Which iPhone apps are data hogs?

<b>Q:</b> I need to pick out a data plan. I'd like to know not just my total usage but which apps have been eating more of my wireless plan's data quota. How do I do that on my iPhone?<p><b>A:</b> Unless you've got an older iPhone not running newer versions of the operating system, there's no longer any need to …

Fleksy's Speed-Focused Gesture Keyboard for iOS 8 Launching Today

With today's release of iOS 8, a number of new systemwide alternative keyboards will also be debuting in the App Store. Yesterday, we covered SwiftKey, and today sees the introduction of another major entrant: Fleksy.<p>Fleksy's primary claim to fame is speed, having been recognized as the fastest …

Apple Gives Instructions on How to Delete Free U2 Album

There's a way to remove that free U2 album you didn't ask for.<p>Apple's event last Tuesday was like a holiday for fanatics, as the company unveiled two …

5 tips on how to get the best deal on a car loan

More Americans are struggling to make their car payments on time. The numbers, while still low, are definitely on the rise.<p>According to the latest State of the Automotive Finance Market report from Experian Automotive:<p>60-day loan delinquencies in the second quarter of 2014 increased by 7 percent …

Sprint offers free international WiFi calls for your next overseas jaunt

There's just enough time to pop off for a far-flung holiday before summer ends, and Sprint's trying to make calling home from Guangzhou a little easier. The canary-hued carrier announced the other day that it's launching free international WiFi calling for a handful of compatible Android …

10 awesome things you didn't know your phone could do

You've had your smartphone for a while. But let's face it: you've never read the manual. You take great pride in the fact you know how to use it. Then, it happens.<p>You see someone do something extraordinary with his or her phone that you did not know was even possible. Friends don't let friends have …

iPhone-connected August smart lock finally overcomes delays, begins shipping

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf9DRZLEVTM]<p>The August smart lock system, which was originally announced in May 2013 and expected to ship in Q1 2014, has finally overcome shipping challenges and delays, the company announced today. The Yves Behar-designed device has already started …

Bet on Sports And Chomp on Fries at Umami Burger SLS

Grid View<p>Umami Burger Eater Inside<p>For the first time ever, the cult favorite <b>Umami Burger</b> features a sports book and a beer garden, now open at <b>SLS Las Vegas</b>. <b>Adam Fleishman</b>'s burgers, based on what he call "the fifth taste," are housed in a 6,126-square-foot space with an industrial feel featuring …

How to erase everything on your iPhone or iPad

There are several reasons why you would want to delete all the data and information contained on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Maybe you want to …

Want to try LeBron James' Paleo diet? 3 things we get wrong about carbs

Carbs are not the enemy. Since NBA star LeBron James posted an Instagram picture of his slimmer physique recently the sports world and beyond have been buzzing about his low-carb diet.<p>A report in the Wall Street Journal claims the 6' 8" James became noticeably leaner after following Heat guard Ray …

Loaded baked potato waffles! 4 awesome recipes for National Potato Day

It’s National Potato Day – forget the main dish, today is just about this tremendous tuber! In 2013, Americans ate 113.5 pounds of potatoes per capita, according to the United States Potato Board, and they add that it’s “the second most frequent item served for dinners eaten at home, right behind …

Slow Cooker Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pot Roast Sandwiches

Crockpot Brown Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pulled Pot Roast Sandwiches.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 13, 2013 139<p>It’s Friday. Let’s do this thang.<p>This crockpot …

How to erase an iPhone or iPad that was lost or stolen

Continuing on our series of post about Find My iPhone and Activation Lock, we’re going to look at yet another feature that will ensure the data …

How to enable Activation Lock on iPhone and iPad

Activation Lock is a new feature that was introduced alongside iOS 7 in 2013. On the surface, Activation Lock is nothing more than an extension of …

How to track a lost or stolen iPhone or iPad

In a previous post, we had a look at the first step in securing your iPhone or iPad by enabling Find My iPhone, a feature that lets you track, lock, …

Q and A: Hide your Facebook profile

Q. I'm a corrections officer and I've gotten some friend requests on Facebook from former inmates when they get out of jail. I want to keep in contact with my family, but I want to stay hidden from everyone else. How can I make myself invisible on Facebook without deactivating my account?<p>A. With …

SexFit is a pedometer for your penis

It was only a matter of time before wearable technology moved from people's heads and wrists and ventured downstairs. British adult retailer Bondara is leading the charge, showing off a prototype activity tracker and sex toy that goes on the gentleman's region. The SexFit is a ring that sits at the …

DIY Floating Corner Shelves

Using shelving is a great way to organize and de-clutter a space… I know, I know. Such ground-breaking information. Don’t write me off yet; I want to …

diy project: recycled barrel planter

We’ve been having the most beautiful sunny weather for the past few days here in Oakland, and it’s making me desperate to get into a garden . . . if …

Advice on Building a Permanent Chicken Coop

<i>This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Thank you for supporting Lovely Greens</i><p>Shares 108<p>Week four of our DIY Homesteading series …

New Activehours App Lets You Pick Up Pay Before Your Paycheck

Sometimes, you just need a few dollars between paychecks. About the only options for someone with bad credit is to borrow from a friend or family member or take out a high-interest payday loan. A new app-based service called Activehours offers another way. It gives you access to your pay as you …

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How to delete old iPhone backups

Manually backing up your iPhone or iPad, or taking advantage of iCloud automatic backups, is the best way to guarantee that you will be able to get …

'50 Shades Of Grey's Jamie Dornan Smoulders In Latest Images From Film As Trailer Finally Released

Just in case you hadn't had enough of Jamie Dornan smouldering away on billboards and in the first tantalising glimpse of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' …

Domestic Science: A Magic Fly Repeller

An old-fashioned summer staple in the Napa Valley, where I live, is a plastic bag filled with water and hung from the backdoor of a farmhouse. It …

Best ways to smuggle alcohol

Thursday marks the official return of football tailgating. Even though it is only the preseason, don’t tell that to the Bucs, Titans, Browns, …

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