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Super-simple spending tracker: My Finances for iPad

The generically named My Finances app for iPad is an easy way to track everyday expenses and generate simple, clear reports that will show you what you’re spending your money on. In a world of automated and complicated finance apps, My Finances does one thing and does it easily and well.<p>I had a …

Apps

Recently documents your life via a monthly photo magazine

Talk about defying a trend. At a time when paper-based publications are looking for a way to ditch production and mailing costs in favor of digital, a new app for iOS is moving in the opposite direction. Recently, a new monthly physical magazine that debuts today, differs from the periodical pack …

Seagate launches a 2-terabyte game drive for Xbox consoles

Seagate is announcing today it is launching a 2-terabyte hard disk drive for the Microsoft Xbox One and Xbox 360 video game consoles.<p>Making the announcement at the Gamescom fan show in Cologne, Germany, Seagate said it has created the new storage device specifically in mind for Xbox gamers. The …

Seagate Technology

How to download and install Windows 10 without using Windows Update

Windows 10 launched today (read our review), but because Microsoft is releasing its new OS in waves, not everyone can get it right away. Furthermore, some users are having trouble with Windows Update (on one of my PCs, I got an error last night, and this morning it simply got stuck on “Checking for …

The Food Lab: Four Secrets to Improving Any Fried Chicken Recipe

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>Really great Southern fried chicken needs two things: juicy, flavorful meat and an ultra-crisp and crunchy crust. Here are four quick and easy ways to achieve both. The best part? These tricks will work for <i>any</i> …

Recipes

These 4 Gadgets Will Make Your Home Environmentally Friendly

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Gear & Gadgets

Vacuuming Your Stomach Is the Easiest Way to Get Flat Abs

It's the new crunch!<p>Crunches are <i>so</i> 2000 and late — especially now that everyone's doing a simpler, safer abs exercise: Stomach vacuuming.<p>Stomach vacuuming has nothing to do with your Dirt Devil — and seriously, don't try that at home. Instead, it's actually a breathing exercise that activates and …

Workouts

The Food Lab: 5 Steps to the Best Grilled Shrimp

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Grilling<p>All the tips and recipes you need for the perfect barbecue.<p>Grilling fast-cooking foods is always a balancing act. Hot and hard is the only way to develop those characteristic deep brown grill marks and charred spots that give grilled foods their unique …

The 7 Best Summer TV Shows You’re Not Watching

Don’t start a binge-watch until you’ve checked out these under-the-radar gems.<p>Summer’s here, the sun is shining brightly (in some parts of the country), and once upon a time that meant that the TV lineup was chock full of reruns. But everything’s shifted now in this multi-platform world of ours, …

5 Fast Ways to Heal Your Sunburn

Speed up the healing process and reduce redness with these fast-acting tips.<p><b>1. Come Clean</b> <br>Rid the area of sweat, sand, and makeup,which further irritate. Press (don't rub) a gentle cleansing cloth into skin like a compress to de-grime. (Korres', here, contains anti-inflammatory yogurt.)<p><b>2. Cool Down</b> …

These Modern Briefcases Are Better Than Your Dad's, And Twice As Boss

Photo credit: Victor Boyko/Getty Images<p>The briefcase has come a long way. Those boxy, clunky accessories that our dads would grab right before flying out the door have evolved into chic carryalls perfect for the modern man.<p>You can now find classic leather briefcases in less structured styles and …

Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

<i>Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in May 2012.</i><p>If there's one grilling tip to remember this Memorial Day weekend, it should be this: Flame is bad.<p>"Flame does nasty things to food," food historian and science guy Alton Brown tells NPR's Scott Simon.<p>"[Flame] makes soot, …

BBQ

18 things every modern gentleman should have in his closet

But do you have the right pieces? The essentials? The pieces no wardrobe should be without?<p>It's probably time to take stock of your wardrobe to make sure.<p>Don't get caught in the rain without a raincoat (literally).