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50 Genius Ways to Clean Up Your Garage

Cleaning up your garage doesn’t have to be a huge chore.<p>Drill 1-in. holes spaced every 4 in. in the PVC pipe. Use a utility knife to cut slits in the …

Woodworking

The FBI says you should reboot your router. Should you?

Last Friday, the FBI issued a report recommending that everyone reboot their routers. The reason? "Foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide."<p>That's a pretty alarming PSA, but also a somewhat vague one. How do you …

Wi-Fi

27 Cheap DIY Fence Ideas for Your Garden, Privacy, or Perimeter

Are you in need of a fence that doesn’t cost high? Maybe for your backyard, or around your garden, or maybe it is an entire perimeter fence? Well, I …

Landscaping

How to port your landline number to Google Voice

Still hanging onto your home phone? Worse, still paying for it?<p>I suspect this is pretty common. It's a hassle to give up a landline, if only because that number you've had for so many years is "on file" at so many places. It's your <i>home number</i> -- and you need to keep that, right?<p>The number, yes. But …

Google Voice

Go invisible online with a CyberGhost VPN Lifetime Subscription for $68

If you want to protect your online privacy and stay secure, CyberGhost VPN is probably your best bet. This top-rated service lets you stay anonymous, with bank-level encryption and unlimited traffic. You can grab a lifetime subscription of CyberGhost VPN now for only <b>$68</b> with coupon code <b>CYBERGHOST</b> …

Information Systems

The Best Air Conditioners to Save You from the Heat This Summer

Summer is coming.<p><i>Here at Esquire, we believe your living space should be a reflection of who you've worked so hard to become. All it takes are a few upgrades. These are the stylish (and functional) items worth buying to make your house a place you're proud to call home.</i><p><i>Up now: air conditioners for</i> …

Home Improvement

7 clear-cut signs you've been hacked

Smart hackers don’t get caught. They break into your device, steal everything they can, and finish without a trace. Sometimes they leave a trail of destruction in their wake – malware, weird ads, confused relatives, and even a drained bank account or stolen identity.<p>One of the side-effects of …

Malware

10 ways to fix your home Wi-Fi problems

When Wi-Fi slows down, so does our entire life. Our email and browsers stop loading. Our streaming movies freeze. Alexa stops responding. Our phones revert to data plans. Everything buffers at the same time, ruining the momentum of your routine.<p>There are plenty of reasons your Wi-Fi keeps slowing …

Wi-Fi

Car negotiating secrets for people who hate to haggle

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field advantage.<p>Later, while buying dozens of test vehicles for an automotive website, I was on the other side of negotiations, and experienced the tricks dealers use …

Personal Finance

If You Retire Early, Life Can Be a Beach

Who doesn’t like the idea of retiring early? Financial independence means the freedom to do what you want, when you want. Even if you love your job …

Retirement

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Working Your Camera

Learning how to take control of your camera and getting out of full auto mode can be a little daunting for new photographers like yourself.However, …

Best photo editing software for your desktop

The history of photo manipulation dates back over 200 years when photographers would scratch, scrape, paint, cut, and paste their way to a pleasing …

How to Make Your Photos Look More Professional

If you look at your photos and think, "These don't look like the ones I see from the pros," then you've got a little work to do.But don't think that …

Car negotiating secrets for people who hate haggling

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field …

The five-paragraph fetish

Writing essays by a formula was meant to be a step on the way. Now it’s the stifling goal for student and scholar alike<i>By David Labaree</i>Read at Aeon

Best smart home hubs: The differences between the Echo and other Amazon devices, Google Home, and Apple HomePod

Smart homes are seriously taking over the world. Remember when Disney Channel's <i>Smart House</i> premiered in 1999 and we all thought that having a smart …

Smart Homes

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

Choosing paint colors for your home is a big deal: Nothing sets the tone for a space like the color on the walls. So deciding what paint color to …

The World's Most Complete Self-Publishing Checklist [Free Download]

Download the World's Most Essential Self-Publishing Checklist<p>Becoming an independent author is almost like being in a circus act: between having to …

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

So you bought a smartwatch. Now what?

Now that smartwatches are actually useful enough for the general populace, setting them up isn't as pedestrian a task as pairing with your phone and calling it a day. On the surface, customizing your new device may not seem like a complicated task, but people often overlook some of the tools that …

Wear OS

Can’t Swing Photoshop? We Rank The Five Best Photo Editing Apps

Whether we’re making art or just airbrushing out that damn zit, image editing is rapidly becoming something the digital generation does every day. If you’re ready to move on from Instagram filters and selfie apps, there’s a lot of software out there that will let you do everything from tweak your …

How to clean your stainless steel appliances

Stainless steel is not the kind of surface you just wipe down and forget. You need to protect it from rust, scratches and smudges. Here's how to do all of that -- and incorporate it into your cleaning routine.<p>Once a day<p>Every day, wipe down any food splatters, dust or grease that makes its way onto …

Stainless Steel

How To Scan A Document Using Notes on iOS

- Jan 29, 2018<p>Apple Notes received an overhaul in iOS 11 adding great features for users like enhanced text formatting, pinned notes and tables.<p>One …

Apps

How to use OneDrive: Our guide to Microsoft’s free cloud storage service

11 tips for using the app on your PC and phone including how to share files, access previous file versions and more<p>Formerly known as SkyDrive, …

Why do you need Photoshop Layers and Masks?

<b>Post Processing Workflow</b>"><p>We are often asked why we need to understand Layers & Masks in Photoshop? After all, we can always blend or adjust images …

Tutorials

How To Retire At 62 On A Meager Million

How can I ever retire?<p>Many older workers grapple with this question every day. Often, they turn to Seeking Alpha for answers. Today, retirees need a …

Investing

Forget Photoshop—Edit Your Photos With These Top Free Photo Editors

13 Free Photo Editors<p>The Best Free Photo Editors Out There<p>Updated May 03, 2018<p>These free photo editors are the best of the best and will get you just …

What happens when you cancel your iTunes Match subscription?

Given that iTunes Match came first and Apple Music years later, many readers aren’t quite sure which features come with which service. That’s partly …

News: 100+ Apps iOS Users Need on Their iPhones in 2018

While there aren't as many ways to customize your iPhone like there is on Android, there are still a lot of apps out there that can help streamline …