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12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

Screeny is the screenshot-deleting iPhone app we have wanted all our lives

There's never been an easier way to clean up your camera roll<p>One of the iPhone's cleverest features is its ability to take a screenshot of the device just by holding down two buttons. I take screenshots every day, of all kinds of things: errant tweets that I know are about to be deleted, mobile …

Thanksgiving Day Parade in Pictures

Ina Garten's 10 Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

The Barefoot Contessa shares her genius 10-step game plan to a calm holiday. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.<p>1. <b>Write out a menu,</b> then go through and simplify it. If a recipe has a huge ingredient list, forget it. (Do you really need five vegetables? No, you only need …

Israel says it broke up Hamas terror plot

Israeli security forces said Thursday they have broken up a wide-ranging terror plot, which would have included attacks on a football stadium, abductions and car bombings.<p>Authorities arrested at least 30 members of Palestinian militant group Hamas and seized rifles, ammunition and explosives, said …

TimeStamp It app review: make your photos memorable

Introduction<p>TimeStamp It - Make Your Photos Memorable is an iPhone and iPad app that puts in a date stamp so that you can remember when you took your …

Garden Overhaul: Which Plants Should Stay, Which Should Go?

When renovating a large landscape with lots of existing plants, it can be tempting to remove everything and remake the entire landscape with new …

7 Mistakes You Make Vacuuming

Make sure you're vacuuming correctly! Here are seven mistakes you might be making.<p><i>Pamela Moore / Getty</i><p><b>1. You don't vacuum in both directions</b><p>If you only vacuum in one direction, you're not removing all of the dirt and dust. Some of it can hide under carpet fibers, and vacuuming in both …

View the 'Top Apps This Week' courtesy of the new iPhone #Homescreen app

Earlier this week, we told you about #Homescreen, a new website and app that enables users to share interactive screenshots of their iPhone home …

Giant Ginger Cookies

To preserve the appearance of the sugary tops, layer cookies between parchment or wax paper when packing them for school lunches or as gifts. Freezing the dough for 20 minutes makes it easier to work with.

iPhone 6 denting iPad usage, data shows

It seems like owners of Apple’s recently launched iPhone 6 are happily ignoring their iPad in favor of their large-screen handset, a factor that …

Mobile Technology

What's For Breakfast?

25 Traditional Puerto Rican Recipes<p>The 29 Best Margarita Recipes Ever!<p>This Is the Perfect Venezuelan Dish and Cocktail to Try Tonight<p>Chef Chat: …

Photographing Nature and Landscapes

Travel Photography

17 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas That'll Perk Up Your Kitchen

Click and grow? Don't mind if we do!<p>A lack of outdoor space shouldn't stop a green thumb. Grow your basil and parsley right by the stove using one of these inventive solutions.

Gardening

The Geography of Terrorism

More than 80 percent of last year's terrorism fatalities occurred in just five countries.<p>Of the 17,958 people who died in terrorist attacks in 2013, 82 percent were in one of five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria. That's one finding from this year's Global Terrorism Index …

Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

<b>Cover detail of "@War" by Shane Harris</b><p>Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>Shane Harris<p>November 16, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s …

Can't take a photo? Use Optimize Storage to free up space on your iPhone

<b>Updated February 2017:</b> Added additional tips for freeing up storage space.<p>Pictures and video take up a ton of storage space, and for good reason — …

iCloud

With this one accessory, the iPhone 6 Plus could replace your iPad

Before everyone finally got their hands on the iPhone 6 Plus, it wasn’t uncommon to hear concerns about its size. iPhone users that hadn’t been …

Best games to show off your new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3!

The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are fantastic devices with new graphic capabilities thanks to the A8X chip and Metal engine support in iOS 8. If …

IPad Air

How to set up and use Handoff on your iPhone and iPad

Handoff requirements<p>Handoff broadcasts activities using Bluetooth Low Energy (BT LE) and transfers them using Wi-Fi, either directly or via iCloud. …

Apps

Why So Many American Retailers Are Fighting to Freeze Out Apple Pay

MCX—the coalition of retailers at the heart of recent decisions to block Apple Pay—says it could eventually embrace that technology that drives …

How to Make Your Own Wallpaper for Any Screen Size

<i>Odes Roberts is an in-house designer for Shutterstock. This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Making wallpapers for desktops and other screens is easily one of my favorite things to do. I change my wallpapers frequently with found images and …

Apple reportedly reverses decision on rejecting iOS 8 calculator widgets

<i>Update: Thompson has verified the policy change.</i><p>We learned yesterday from developer James Thompson that Apple had informed him that the calculator widget for his app PCalc, which had already been approved and even featured by the App Store, would have to remove the widget from the app to remain …

Spotify brings iPad app in line with iPhone & Mac apps, with dark theme and Your Music feature

Spotify has belatedly brought its iPad app in line with the dark-themed iPhone and Mac apps, also adding in the Your Music feature which made it easier to organise your favourite content.<p>The iPhone and Mac apps got the same update way back in April, and it’s unclear why it’s taken the iPad app so …

Grocery chain Meijer breaks with other CurrentC retailers to accept Apple Pay

At least one member of the Merchant Customer Exchange — a coalition of retailers that are blocking Apple Pay and other mobile payment systems in order to promote their own option — seems to have broken from the group. <i>Michigan Live</i> reports that regional grocery chain Meijer has decided to keep …

iPad Air 2 Review: The Best Tablet Available, Now More Portable And Powerful

Apple’s latest iPad update includes a redesigned iPad Air, just one year after the device was first introduced. Typically, Apple keeps the outside case design on mobile gadgets around for two years before switching things up, so the new slimmer Air is a remarkable feat in terms of hardware …

An Android App That Could Help Fight Ebola

Like most people, I’m concerned about Ebola. Not so much in terms of the risk to Americans and Europeans but because of the horrendous impact it’s having on people in West Africa, which is expected to get worse before it gets better. The latest report from the World Health Organization puts the …

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Rooms, Inbox, TinType and More

Haffy<p>Inbox<p>Music Deals<p>Rooms<p>TinType<p>Between the first games of the World Series and the rollout of iOS 8.1, which finally makes Apple Pay available, you …

Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay

Some merchants hope to launch their own mobile payments system next year<p>There's a lot of hype around Apple Pay right now, but not everyone is on board with the new mobile payments system. In fact, a significant number of merchants, including heavyweights like Walmart, Kmart, 7-Eleven, and Best Buy, …