Joe Mikolic

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How to build a robust and reliable home Wi-Fi network

A great home Wi-Fi connection is something that was nice to have ten years ago but wasn’t something most people put a lot of effort into (and certainly not money). The iPhone was only a year old, the iPad wasn’t even out, and we certainly weren’t cutting the cord for streaming services. In 2008, I …

Most Useful Siri Commands on macOS

Starting with macOS Sierra in 2016, Apple introduced support for Siri on the Mac, allowing you to access the personal assistant across all of your Apple devices for the first time.<p>Siri on Mac can actually do quite a few useful things that aren't available on iOS devices, and because the technology …

You Need These 7 Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Dinners in Your Life

A trusty sheet pan is one of the best easy weeknight dinner solutions. Pile the whole meal onto it, toss it in the oven, and in next to no time you …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s chicken recipes

In my house, where the children forever negotiate what they’ll be given at mealtimes while the grownups keep pledging (in vain, obviously), “I’m not getting into this conversation”, chicken is the one food that unifies the family ranks. It appears on our table in endless configurations, the simple …

Recipes

Medicare Out-of-Pocket Costs You Should Expect to Pay

Medicare provides valuable health insurance for individuals 65 or older and certain people with disabilities who are under age 65. But it also comes …

The High and Tight Military-Inspired Haircut

<b>The Bluebeards Revenge has teamed up with award-winning barber and founder of The Lions Barber Collective charity,</b> Tom Chapman, to help young men …

Hair

47 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

And with binge-worthy titles like Netflix original "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond" and Oscar-nominated "Last Men in Aleppo" a click away, you can get a lot of great nonfiction viewing any night of the week.<p>You'll learn a lot more about the world, but don't worry — you'll also be entertained.<p><b>Here are</b> …

7 paid iPhone apps that are free to download today

Does this week feel like it’s crawling to anyone else? How could it only be Wednesday? If you’re also having a tough time making it through this …

Gay short film Staccato explores forbidden love in the 19th century

Downtown Abbey goes gay in luscious period drama Staccato.<p>The short film follows the story of Sean (Kevin O’Malley), a young labourer appointed to …

Mumps booster and new shingles shot are part of new vaccine guidance

New adult vaccination recommendations published Monday feature a booster shot for mumps in case of outbreaks and the new and improved shingles vaccine.<p>People over 50 should get the new Shingrix vaccine, which protect both better and more safely than the older shingles vaccine, the Advisory …

Public Health

These 3 Breakfasts Are Under 350 Calories and Will Keep You Full Until Lunch

These satiating breakfasts are high in gut-enriching fiber, but low in calories. Each recipe is under 350 calories, and all options are vegetarian …

You can get All-Clad cookware at an incredible price right now

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>If you love cooking …

How to backup and wipe your old iPhone or iPad before selling it or passing it on

While those who receive iPhones and iPads this holiday season may be quick to set up their shiny new device, not everyone puts as much thought into …

Powell: Must-have tools and tips for year-end retirement planning

If you haven’t done so already, now — as in before year-end — would be a good time to review your financial plan and take advantage of any last-minute retirement-planning tools and techniques.<p>So, what are some of those tools and techniques?<p>Think taxes now and later<p>“At the end of the year, we try to …

Apple's Venmo killer is finally here — here's how it works

On Monday, the company launched Apple Pay Cash. The feature allows users in the US with an up-to-date iPhone to send money to other iPhone users through the Messages app.<p>A direct competitor to other digital payment apps like Venmo and Square Cash, Apple Pay Cash was announced in June at Apple's …

‘I don’t feel like I’m a threat anymore.’ New HIV guidelines are changing lives.

Last year, Chris Kimmenez and his wife asked their doctors a simple question. Could Chris, who has been HIV positive since 1989 but keeps the virus in check through medication, transmit it sexually to Paula?<p>They were pretty sure they knew the answer. Married for more than 30 years, they had not …

Recipe: Crispy Pork Cutlets with Tuscan Salad

Crispy Pork Cutlets with Tuscan Salad<p><i>Serves 4</i><p><i>For the pork cutlets</i> <br>4 (4-ounce, ⅓-inch thick) boneless pork blade steaks (also called blade chops)<br>1 …

How to preorder the iPhone X, starting Oct. 27

It seems like an eternity since Apple announced the biggest change to the iPhone's design we've ever seen. Some of the iPhone X's most striking features include its large screen, no home button, and fancy facial recognition.<p>It's awesome, but there's one problem: the iPhone X is probably going to be …

Mobile Technology

How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

Wi-Fi

3 Smart Medicare Moves

Here's how you can avoid paying penalties on your premiums, how to choose the best coverage for yourself, and how to make the most of Medicare.<p><i>"He</i> …

How to Monitor Your Retirement Readiness

Back-of-the-envelope calculations and spending assumptions can help determine progress<p>Whether you’re just starting out or are well into your career, you may wonder: Are my retirement savings on track?<p>An online calculator may help, provided you find one that makes reasonable assumptions about the …

Retirement

Best Pressure Washer for Your Project

Pressure washers can work magic on stained concrete or decking, and the best can erase decades’ worth of stains with a brief blast. But as Consumer …

How personalised music can be used in health care

IN ONE scene of “Alive Inside” (2014), a documentary film, a member of nursing-home staff offers headphones to a wheelchair-bound man named Henry. He …

Apple creates video series to help iPhone users take better pictures

For those of you who don’t know to take good photos with the iPhone’s camera — and I’m one — Apple has made some videos to help you improve.<p>In a series of tutorials posted on its site, Apple demonstrates how to take well-composed, beautiful pictures with the iPhone 7’s camera. the company has also …

6 ways to make the most of 1Password for iOS and Android

It took months of hemming and hawing before I finally broke down and bought a password manager—and soon after I did, I couldn’t believe I waited so …

iOS 10.3 Battery Drain: How To Fix Problems With New Update

iOS 10.3 is only a few days old, but users are already reporting battery drain problems with the new update. The eight tips in this guide should help …

Wallpaper Weekends: The Northern Lights for Mac, iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch

- Mar 11, 2017<p>Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high-quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, acac, and …

Apple Watch

Your ultimate guide to terrariums: How to make and care for them

<b>Terrariums are a gardening trend that bring small yet perfectly formed botanical worlds into the home.</b><p>The idea is to create a self-sustainable …

How to Snoop-Proof Any Phone or Tablet

It’s likely that you’ve got details of your whole life stored on your phone—the people you know, the banks you’ve used, the videos you’ve wasted …