Roger Ong

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48 problems with iOS 7.1, and how to fix them

<i>Updated on 7-22-2014 by Simon Hill: Added iOS 7.1.2 update freezing glitch, problem with recovery mode, glitch unable to connect to App Store,</i> …

If the Moon Were Only One Pixel: a Scale Model of the Solar System

One of my favorite pet peeves is the inability of conventional models to accurately convey the gigantic scale of the Solar System. Most of us grew up …

Solar System

Top things to do in New Zealand

Top Choice National Park in Arthur's Pass<p>Straddling the Southern Alps, known to Māori as Ka Tiriti o Te Moana (steep peak of glistening white), this vast alpine wilderness became the South Island's first national park in 1929. Of its 1144 sq km, two-thirds…<p>Top Choice Bird Sanctuary in Oamaru<p>Every …

Keep it Clean: 10 DIY Ways to Banish Dirt, Mold & Bugs from Home

If you're going into the new year with a pledge to clean, forget the Pledge. Try one of these natural recipes for cleaners and bug repellants that …

New Zealand travel

Walk on the Wild Side<p>There are just 4.6 million New Zealanders, scattered across 268,021 sq km: bigger than the UK with one-fourteenth the population. Filling in the gaps are the sublime forests, mountains, lakes, beaches and fiords that have made NZ one of the best hiking (locals call it …

The best places in the world to see the Northern Lights. http://gu.com/p/3y9k6/fb

top 10 regions

Need inspiration for your travels in 2014? These 10 regions have captivated our travel experts with their natural beauty and cultural riches.<p>1. Sikkim, India<p><b>Green is the colour</b><p>A bird's-eye view over Yumthang Valley in Sikkim, India. Image by Image Source / Getty Images.<p>Picking up national accolades …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Why We Can’t Send Humans to Mars Yet (And How We’ll Fix That) | WIRED

While humans have dreamed about going to Mars practically since it was discovered, an actual mission in the foreseeable future is finally starting to …

9 Most Colorful Beaches in the World

The classic beach scene is beige sand, blue water. Yawn. On these nine beaches, you'll find sand ranging from purple to green to orange, plus one …

Travel

12 Most Beautiful Paths—No Car Required

Put away the car keys: These scenic routes are meant to be traveled on your own steam. Whether on foot, bike, or skis, taking your time only elevates …

Travel

For many New Yorkers, Memorial Day weekend means the start of the summer season in the Hamptons. And there’s a lot to love about Manhattan’s most-loved getaway: http://bit.ly/11fF84O What's your favourite beach destination?

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

South Africa on a shoestring

Travelling in South Africa is not as cheap as in many less-developed African countries. However, it’s less expensive than travelling in Europe or North America, and the quality of facilities and infrastructure is generally high. Among the best deals are national parks and reserves, which offer …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Chris Hadfield's photographs of Earth from space – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/13/chris-hadfield-space-in-pictures<p>720<p>During his five months in space onboard the International …

Summer holidays: how to find a last-minute bargain

Have you booked your summer holiday? If not, you are one of a rapidly growing number of people who are shunning the traditional booking rush in January and February and waiting until the last minute – often the very last minute – to try to find something. But are you doing the right thing? Maybe …

Travel

Six ways to experience Stockholm

From crafts and medieval architecture to haute cuisine and cocktails, enjoy the very best of Stockholm with <i>Lonely Planet Magazine</i>'s guide.<p>Experience Scandinavia’s design capital<p>From the upmarket stores of Östermalm to the jumbled bric-a-brac shops of Upplandsgatan, this is a city that has style …