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Top Kodi Tips and Tricks

Kodi is king when it comes to media centers.<p>Whether you've just installed Kodi from the Google Play Store on your Android phone or have it set up on …

Apple Has Revealed The Secret Techniques Behind Taking The Perfect iPhone Photo

For most people (not us, we're brilliant), when it comes to taking photos on their iPhone, it's mostly a case of taking a hundred shots of the same …

Apple shares tips for using Portrait mode with iPhone 7 Plus dual cameras from pro photographers

Apple has shared some tips today on getting the most out of Portrait mode photos on the iPhone 7 Plus. Talking to photographers of various fields, each provides tips on how they’re taking photos with the devices in their day-to-day lives and how the device has impressed them.<p>According to Flickr’s …

Mobile Photography

How to update Kodi on your Amazon Fire TV Stick

Because Kodi isn't available to download through the Amazon Appstore, getting the latest version requires a little more effort on your part than it …

How to set up and use Kodi on your Android device

<b>Update June 2017:</b> Updated the section on using Kodi with Chromecast.<p>Kodi is a powerful open source media center, which is available across a …

Operating Systems

26 iPhone secrets, shortcuts and hidden features you should know about

Apps

After writing about money for half a decade, here's the spreadsheet I built to keep track of my spending

<i>A lot</i>.<p>I don't pretend to be a financial expert or hold any kind of certification, but between writing, editing, and reading hundreds (thousands?) of stories about money, I've picked a few things up.<p>Chief among them is that the best, most critical first step you can take to improve your finances is …

13 Free Desk Plans so You Can DIY One Today

13 Free DIY Desk Plans<p>DIY Desk Plans In All Sorts of Style<p>Updated December 18, 2017<p>These free desk plans will give you everything you need to …

Woodworking

Best iPhone or iPad apps for 2016 | ZDNet

Mail<p>If you're a Gmail user, then I recommend Inbox by Gmail. However, if you use a different email service -- or you use several -- then I suggest …

Everything you need to know about credit reports

A credit report contains information that identifies you personally based on a Social Security number, date of birth, past and present addresses, …

Personal Finance

Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days

At the end of October, Donald Trump spoke in Gettysburg, Pa., and released a plan for his first 100 days in office.<p>The plan (below) outlines three main areas of focus: cleaning up Washington, including by imposing term limits on Congress; protecting American workers; and restoring rule of law. He …

Immigration

6 New TV Shows to Get Caught Up On, Now That We Know They're Actually Good

This fall brings great new comedies (The Good Place) and dramas (The Exorcist) and things in between (High Maintenance). Here are the shows worth checking out, now that they've proven themselves worthy of a Saturday afternoon bingewatch.<p>One of the most overwhelming things about the fall (in …

How to Build a Go-Cart With Simple Tools and No Welder

Just because you don't have a welder doesn't mean you can't build your own mini driving machine.<p>Acquiring tools is a lifelong process. You probably started as a teenager with some screwdrivers, a wrench set and a hammer—but a welder is one of the last things you add to the collection, if you ever …

I'm a financial planner, and here's my favorite new spreadsheet to help you pay off debt

If you have student loans, credit cards, a mortgage, or any other debt that you're working to pay off, this tool will help you do it as quickly and effectively as possible.<p>Specifically, it will help you:<p>Below I'm going to walk through the most helpful features of this tool so you can see how it …

Personal Finance

A Fundamental Guide to Weight Training

This guide covers weight training in detail, although at a level that should be accessible to new trainers and those with some experience as well. If …

Hypertrophy

How to buy your kid a good credit score for $200

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>When your adult child is getting ready to launch, a decent credit score can make life a lot …

100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time

There's never been a creative boom for TV like the one we are living through right now. Ever since <i>The Sopranos</i> changed the game at the turn of the …

TV

There’s a hidden menu in Android that lets you unlock experimental features — here’s how to use it

But you might not know that Google itself keeps a few settings tucked away in a hidden menu called the System UI Tuner.<p>It's not available on <i>every</i> device — you'll have less luck if yours has a heavy UI skin — but it's worth checking out to see which features might be coming to future Android …

Fantasy Football 2016: Updated Rankings and Advice for Team Names

Link to Media<p>We've reached the halfway point of the 2016 NFL preseason, which means, well, not that much.<p>Week 3 will answer most of our biggest questions, as starters will get their most extended action. Hints at the winners of battles at quarterback and running back will provide the most intrigue, …

Fantasy Football

The five best apps for syncing your Android phone’s notifications to Windows

Getting a text message on your Android while you’re doing serious Windows desktop work just plain sucks. Your phone’s vibrations and chimes do a …

How to Backup Android Phone Data to Google Drive

No one can guarantee the life of your smartphone. If anything happens within the warranty period, the manufacturer will take care of the …

Gain A Deeper Understanding Of ‘The Wire’ With These Surprising Facts

Known for its gritty portrayal of life in Baltimore on both sides of the law, HBO’s <i>The Wire</i> (available to stream anytime on HBO Now) was great at telling complex, compelling stories. Given that the show had such a massive cast, plotlines that were planned out in intricate detail, and the creative …

The 20 Scariest Horror Movies of the Last Decade

Since 2006, we’ve had enough horror remakes and sequels to last a century. But we’ve actually had some terrifying new entries into the genre, too. As …

Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Fixer Upper

Set aside money for a house repair fund.<p>So you’re pre-approved for a mortgage, and suddenly a home matching your criteria appears on the market. Then …

How Much Money You Need to Live Comfortably in the 50 Biggest Cities

The most affordable city isn't necessarily the cheapest, however.<p>Unless you’re tracking expenses carefully, it can be hard to tell whether your …

Turn your old Android device into a security camera

If you've got an old Android smartphone or tablet in a drawer somewhere doing nothing, then why not put it to good use as a security camera.<p>Got an …

Follow the Five Year Rule to Make Sure You Don’t Lose Money on Your House

Most houses don’t come cheap, so if you’re looking to buy, you want to be smart. And typically, the longer you plan on owning the home, the better. …

Follow Your ‘Making A Murderer’ Binge With These True Crime Documentaries On Netflix

So, like everyone else you know, you either have watched or are currently watching <i>Making A Murderer</i>, the ten-part, binge-friendly documentary series currently racking up Netflix views and dominating water-cooler conversations. The problem is, those ten hours can go by pretty fast, and once you have …

Breaking Up Isn’t Hard To Do: 3 Tips When Switching Carriers

Which came first, the phone or the carrier? Sometimes we forget how tied together the two can be, especially when you want to acquire the latest …

Create a Financial Calendar for the New Year

As New Year's Eve approaches, I hear more people making resolutions about their gym memberships and careers than about handling their money in the coming year. Maybe that's because people don't know where to start.<p>The Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America's annual New Year's resolutions …