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Tools to Help Seniors Fight Off Money Scams — Consumer Reports

Fraud against seniors costs them and their families some $2.9 billion a year, by one estimate. The criminals, among them “charity” phone solicitors; …

How to Read Google Mail on Your Desktop

Email is a critical feature of the working day. Without it, we’d be less than efficient. We would likely spend time staring at our hands, waiting for …

How to make the Mac your whole house audio jukebox

All you need is your Mac and the right kind of speakers. Thanks to AirPlay, you can make music wherever you have Wi-Fi. There's a bonus tip in here …

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How to install Yosemite right now without ruining your Mac

OS X 10.10 Yosemite is gorgeous. It’s the biggest visual overhaul to come to OS X since Aqua, which has caused a rush of Apple fanboys – including our own Leander Kahney – to jump the gun and install the buttery smooth interface on every Mac in sight.<p>Playing around with Apple’s newest software is a …

Stuck in traffic? Audiobooks app adds 1,600 free titles

Free public domain audiobooks app Audiobooks (kind of like Audible for the poor-dible) has just received a notable upgrade.<p>Coinciding with the app’s fifth anniversary, Audiobooks 6.0 features a redesigned interface — improving significantly on the iOS 7 overhaul which arrived last September. The …

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

Sprint Offers Up To $650 For New Framily Subscribers

Sprint on Friday announced a new credit incentive to encourage customers to switch to the carrier, offering new Sprint Framily subscribers up to $650 in trade-in and early termination fee credits.<p>"At Sprint, we believe in 'Happy Connecting' through the value of a Sprint Framily Plan," said Jeff …

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How to Run Your Best 5K Ever [INFOGRAPHIC]

Whether it's your first or your tenth 5K, why not make it your best race yet? Read on for everything you need to know about training, fueling, and …

Over 2 million dehumidifiers recalled for fire risk

Dehumidifiers have been linked to 46 fires, no injuries<p>More than 2 million dehumidifiers are being recalled because they can overheat, smoke and catch fire.<p>The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recalled dehumidifiers have been linked to 46 fires and more than $2 million in property …