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How to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone, with GarageBand on iOS

With the latest version of iTunes, Apple buried the interface for making ringtones on the Mac. It’s still possible but a lot more cumbersome to manage.<p>A little-known secret is that you can actually make custom alert ringtones for iOS on your iPhone itself, using GarageBand. Here’s how.<p>This feature …

iOS

I Went on a River Cruise & This Is How It Went

I've always had old-soul predilections. As a kid, instead of frolicking in the park, I preferred watching <i>The Lawrence Welk Show</i> and <i>Murder, She Wrote</i> …

What You Need to Know For an Amazing Amsterdam Adventure

Simply put, Amsterdam is a stunner. No, scratch that thought. It's a dream destination. After just one visit, you'll forever have the image of houseboats bobbing sketched in your mind and the sound of bike bells ringing in your ears. Even a year later, I can still here that vivacious hum: <i>cling,</i> …

Before and After: From a Gutted Airstream To a Perfect Tiny Home

<b>Resources they recommend:</b><p><b>First-hand accounts:</b><br>Our number one go-to-when-in-doubt site for the Airstream renovation was AirForums.com. It's full of …

RVs

How To Take Screenshots Using the Mac Keyboard

While there are a number of great screenshot apps available for the Mac, there’s really no need to install a third-party app if you want to take …

How to efficiently free up space and recover lost storage on your Mac

As our devices continually improve at capturing rich content like 4K video and bursts of high quality photos in a few seconds, and applications become increasingly powerful (and larger), our Macs often fill up faster than we expect.<p>There is always the option to offload your data to external drives …

Operating Systems

How to Save Money on Your Next Trip to Reykjavik

I’ve walked Reykjavik’s main shopping street many times before. There’s not a day that goes by when I visit the city that I don’t end up there …

6 Must-Do Day Trips From Miami

Hit the road and explore what is beyond the city limits of Miami, with these six easy day trip itineraries. On the way you'll experience amazing …

Florida

8 Travel Safety Tips You Ignore That Are Actually Extremely Important

Be honest.<p>How many times have you read a safety tip for travelers and thought: “Yep, that makes sense”...and then just totally ignored it next time …

Airplanes

How-To: Understand the Wireless Diagnostics app on your Mac to analyze and improve your Wi-Fi network

Apple ships a little-known utility app that helps you analyze and diagnose your Wi-Fi connection, called Wireless Diagnostics. Open the app by option-clicking on the Wi-Fi indicator in the menu bar and select ‘Open Wireless Diagnostics …’. Although the app contains a lot of useful information, it …

Wi-Fi

Tips On Buying (or Selling) A Used Bike

When shopping for a used bike, most buyers look at condition, price, and mileage. Conventional wisdom says the average rider logs 3,000 to 5,000 …

24 Hour Roadtrip: Miami to Key West in a Convertible

For several years I’ve had a hankering to rent a convertible and drive down the Florida Keys from Miami. So when I wound up with an unexpected free …

Amsterdam’s Most Underrated Attractions

For your next trip, why not explore these lesser-known city treasures?<p>From the Van Gogh Museum to the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam has its share of …

How To Clean A Carburetor | MC GARAGE

The fuel systems on older carbureted bikes require regular <b>maintenance</b>. This includes tending to the petcock, fuel filters, fuel lines, and the …

National Geographic Travel

Tips For Solo Motorcycle Touring

Tips For Solo Motorcycle Touring<p>Heading out on a long distance solo motorcycle tour? We’ve got tens of thousands of solo long distance miles under …

Cooley Suzuki GS550 Cafe Racer

Nothing pleases me more than featuring a build from a part of the world I've never featured before. Today's "readers ride" hails from the third …

Motorcycles

National Geographic Travel

Iceland: The Perfect Destination for Solo Travelers

By College Tourist; Author: Angela Serednicki, Ryerson University<p><b>If you really want to accomplish something or travel somewhere, don't let lack of company prevent you from doing so</b>.<p>Traveling solo has always been on the top of my bucket list. During my semester abroad in Denmark, I found a good …

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

National Parks

What to Do With 36 Hours in Amsterdam

I recently found myself back in the picturesque city of Amsterdam for just a day-and-a-half, intrigued by the question of what to do from the seemingly endless possibilities! After much thought, my top picks for 36 perfect hours in Amsterdam are:<p><b>Day 1</b><p>2:30 p.m.: Arrive in Amsterdam, check into your …

24 Hours in Miami, FL

Next weekend, I’m flying from Toronto to Miami to host Making It: a round table for women in creative industries at The Wolfsonian in the Art Deco …

Motorcycle Helmets with Old-School Looks, New-School Safety

Vintage and motorcycles are good bedfellows. From Italian styling to luxuriously reconditioned rides, there’s a raw, utilitarian beauty to be found …

Darth Vader

Tips for the Traveling Writer

If you live anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, chances are good that you’re on the brink of some of the nicest weather of the year. Chances are …

These BMW motorcycles defined the brand in the 1970s

Today we take for granted the wide selection of motorcycles-types available, and like it or not, it's BMW we have to thank.<p>From cruisers to dual sports and sport bikes to motocross, riders today have a panoply of motorcycle type and style choices, but before the 1970s, consumers had far fewer …

Motorcycles

16 Travel Blogs That Will Make You Want to Pack Your Bags

You guys, we’ve been hit hard by the travel bug here at Brit + Co. Traveling has been proven to make you more creative, and who doesn’t love trying out new foods, experiencing new cultures and exploring new cities? We already gave you a dose of inspiration with our fave female travelers on …

Travel

How to install Windows 10 on a Mac

Sometimes, you just need Windows. It’s not something that Apple would like to admit, and for the most part MacOS has done an admirable job of keeping …

Boot Camp
Motorcycles

A guide to investing in BMW’s classic café racers

When compared to the classic car market, the classic bike scene lags behind; both in terms of the way prices have increased in the past few years, …

How to wipe your phone or tablet before you sell it

Here is how to wipe your personal data from a mobile device the right way before trading up to a new model.<p>Trading in or selling your old mobile device? Wipe it the right way to reduce the risk of personal data falling into the wrong hands.<p>Remember that no method apart from physically destroying …