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21 things everyone should do in Chicago this spring

So brutal that most days you're better off just staying inside.<p>Which is why Chicagoans (and visitors to the city) are more than ready to take advantage of the warmer weather when spring finally rolls around.<p>Our guide will provide you with some ideas for getting outside and enjoying the sun and the …

A clip-on keyboard that turns an iPhone 6 Plus into a tiny laptop

The iPhone 6 Plus is a big beautiful smartphone that comes close to being a small tablet. If you own this phone and find yourself wishing you could …

America's Most Romantic Train Trips

If you've been thinking about sallying forth with a companion, consider a train trip to discover Wes-Anderson-film-levels of nostalgia and beauty. From the Napa Valley to Maine, riding the rails has never been so romantic.<p>If you've been thinking about sallying forth with a companion, consider a …

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TripAdvisor reveals best beach in America in Traveler's Choice Awards

As much of the country stares out ice-encrusted windows at mounds of snow while daydreaming about warm sand and sunshine, TripAdvisor has released a list of the best U.S. beaches to plan an escape.<p>The prime fixation of those daydreams should be Siesta Beach near Sarasota, Florida, which is ranked …

The State of the Smartphone War in 8 Charts

We keep a close eye on smartphone trends at FindTheBest, from changing screen sizes to dropping prices. Over the last few years, the smartphone …

Apple just fired a shot at Google Apps and Microsoft Office

Apple has opened up a public beta that allows anyone, PC or Mac, to use the cloud version of its office productivity suite, iWork, free via a browser.<p>You'll need an Apple ID, and Apple is now allowing anyone to create one — no Apple device needed. Just point your browser to beta.icloud.com.<p>IWork …

16 Awesome & Affordable American Winter Trips

From the beaches of Florida to the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, from the Caribbean to Hawaii—not to mention secret islands that stay warm all …

Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

TravelFree Things to Do<p>Amid all the high rollers and glitz of the Las Vegas Strip are a surprising number of things to do that won't cost you a thing. The casinos alone are a sensory tour de force, with lights, fountains, shows, and music—much of it free. Use this guide to explore some of the other …

Las Vegas

iOS 8: will Apple's new Message leave users confused?

Apple is taking a calculated risk with its iOS 8 software, due in autumn. It's tweaking the Messages app, normally used to send text messages, with pictures or videos attached if you want, so that it can also send short voice snippets.<p>Not only that; it's building in Snapchat-like or WhatsApp-like …

10 spectacular secret beaches | CNN Travel

Best Hotels With Ocean Views

The perfect beach vacation is incomplete without an ocean view! Enjoy the warmth of the sun and listen to the sound of the crashing waves, all without leaving the comfort of your room in one of these prime waterfront spots.<p>The perfect beach vacation is incomplete without an ocean view! Enjoy the …

Beaches

Google's Chrome Web Browser Is Killing Your Laptop Battery

There is a problem with Google Chrome on Microsoft Windows that is potentially very bad news for laptop users. It can drastically affect battery life, and even slow down your computer.<p>So, why is Chrome eating through your battery quicker than other internet browsers? The problem is down to …

Cool New Ways to Improve Your Road Trip

Keep your crew happy and engaged no matter how far you’re rolling this summer<p>People say that a road trip is more about the journey than the destination, but sometimes that journey entails long stretches of empty roads, bored infants, cranky girlfriends, and increasingly annoying buds. Use these …

Best Beaches Coast to Coast

With 12,383 miles of coastline in the United States, finding the best beach escape is no small task. Here are our eight picks for great sandy spots from coast to coast.<p>With 12,383 miles of coastline in the United States, finding the best beach escape is no small task. Jetsetter.com picks eight …

Coastlines

7 Best Warm Weather Trips Without a Passport

As we reach the final months of the year, the idea of a winter getaway to somewhere sunny—the Caribbean, Mexico, the Pacific—sounds sweeter and …

27 Of The Best Places In The World To Swim

Planet Earth is made up of 71% water allowing so many opportunities for <i>great</i> swimming. That would require quite a bit of exploring to find perfection, so we made your life easier and have listed the 27 best places in the world to take a dip.<p><b>1. Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines</b><p>An island …

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Dropbox brings the popular Mailbox email app to Android and desktop

Dropbox is proclaiming that it's ready to launch "a new chapter," but what exactly does that mean for the cloud storage king? In addition to its ability to combine business and personal storage accounts, Dropbox also announced that its Mailbox mobile mail app is now on Android -- it'll be available …

Pushbullet Instantly Blasts Alerts From Your Android Phone To Your Computer

<i>Bzzzt</i>. Your phone vibrates. The problem? It’s across the room.<p>Maybe it’s someone texting you. Or maybe someone just liked one of your Facebook photos. Or maybe some dumb game wants to remind you to buy fake food for your fake cat.<p>You better go check it, or curiosity is going to drive you up the …

7 Super Family-Friendly Beaches in the U.S.

If you have babies in tow or water-winged toddlers, these seven U.S. beaches are our top picks for a family-friendly visit.<p>Once we get that hint of sunny weather in the springtime, it becomes official: we get the beach bug. Nothing ushers in warmer temperatures (at least in our minds) like …

La Jolla

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14 Travel Hacks To Save You Money When You Decide To Drop Everything And Go

Ready for your most adventurous year ever? Get there cheaper, faster and easier with the following travel hacks:<p>1. Get Free Nights At Luxury …

10 Startups Making Travel More Affordable

Ask any seasoned traveler about the merits of globetrotting and you’re likely to hear a litany of enthusiastic responses: personal growth, cultural …

Roadtrippers

10 best places in the world to retire

Slide 1 of 12<p>Sophisticated cities with every modern convenience, beach-front hideaways, medieval towns, tropical islands, temperate mountain valleys. …