Peter McKee

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These homemade pretzel bites will ruin all other pretzels

Photo via Thanksgiving.comAmerica loves pretzels. They’re a great accompaniment to watching TV, pair well with beer and, of course, what baseball …

Dessert

Watch How Color & Black-and-White Film Gets Processed in This Fascinating Short Video

If you’ve ever wondered what happens to your roll of film when you send it off to a lab, you should watch the fascinating short video below from The …

Videography

'This Little Light Of Mine' Shines On, A Timeless Tool Of Resistance

Ask Freedom Singer Rutha Mae Harris, and she'll tell you plainly: You can't just <i>sing</i> "This Little Light of Mine." You gotta shout it:<p>"<i>Everywhere I go, Lord, I'm gonna let it shine<br>Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!"</i><p>On a Monday morning, Harris' powerful voice fills the small church right next …

Music

Sound Matters: A History Of Legendary Recording Studios

When <b>The Beatles</b> were photographed in August 1969, striding over a <b>zebra crossing</b> in St John’s Wood, London, for the cover shot of <b>their album Abbey …

Universal Music

GarageBand lessons are now free for aspiring musicians

GarageBand has long been a useful tool to record music, podcasts and more. Even better, the app is free to download and use on your Mac or iOS devices, making it easy to try. Recent updates have brought enhancements like a portal for free sound packs and a better drum sequencer (on mobile), along …

Drums

The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Ancient History

Captured canon, Cleveland.

MLA Format<p>The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Captured …

These Are the 10 Best Doughnut Shops in America

According to Yelp reviewers.<p>Whether you spell it “donut” or “doughnut,” you know you need it: the perfect complement to your morning cup of …

30 Heirloom Potluck Recipes Passed Down from Grandma

Grandma’s dish was always the first to go at any get-together, and these tender cakes, chewy cookies, bubbling soups and creamy salads prove why. …

The Ultimate Guide on How to Use Photoshop Layer Masks

Diving deep into Photoshop can seem daunting, but to suit both beginners and more experienced Photoshop users alike, Colin Smith from Photoshop Cafe …

The Amish understand a life-changing truth about technology the rest of us don’t

The Amish have negotiated a pact with modernity. Whereas much of the contemporary world sees technological progress as inevitable, even a moral imperative, the Amish ideal lives in the past, circa 1850.<p>It’s not that the Amish view technology as inherently evil. No rules prohibit them from using new …

How to Record Your iPhone Screen

<b>Q.</b> <i>I know it’s possible to take a still photo of what is on the iPhone 7 screen, but is it possible to record a video of what you are doing?</i><p><b>A.</b> Apple includes a Screen Recording tool with its iOS 11 system to record the action on your iPhone screen, but you may need to enable it first. To do that, go …

Exploring the South: The Best of Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina. is well known for its “moonlight and magnolias” past, but today the little town is jostling with bigger cities because of …

Plover lets you share files between any devices over Wi-Fi, AirDrop-style

Apple’s AirDrop service is great for beaming files between your iOS and Mac devices over Wi-Fi – but it sadly doesn’t work with other platforms. Thankfully, a bunch of young developers have built a handy tool to make it just as easy to transfer files over your local network, using anything that has …

A Travel Guide to Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is known for its charming parks, spanish moss, and antebellum mansions, but there is a lot more to this historic city than meets the eye. …

Robert Mueller: 300,000 vow to march if Trump fires special counsel

• More than 800 ‘emergency’ rallies around the country prepared<br>• Protests also triggered if Trump replaces deputy attorney general<p>More than 300,000 people have pledged to attend “rapid response” protests across the US, should Donald Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

Donald Trump

Hedy West: From Granmaw and Me

All praise to Fledg’ling for not only rescuing this superb collection from wherever it had been gathering dust but, in the process, bringing West’s …

Siblings

This mini Bluetooth speaker packs an FM receiver into its handmade vintage casing

While Bluetooth speakers are nothing special at this point, with just about every smartphone-wielder packing one in tow. But odds are your portable music player of choice has nowhere near as much charm as the Muzen OTR, a new radio and Bluetooth speaker fusion sporting a handmade wooden …

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, …

Software

Have They No Sense of Decency?

In the “shithole era,” the Republican U.S. senators who object to the president’s vulgarity have a choice to make.<p>“Have you no sense of decency?” It’s the question that the members of the Republican majority in the Congress—51 senators, 239 representatives—might bear in mind, in the “shithole” …

Jeff Flake

Windows 10 tip: Move your default data folders to a different drive

If you have more than one physical drive, keep your system (C:) drive from getting overwhelmed by moving default folders (Music, Pictures, Documents, …

Making Your Camera Work Faster With Custom Settings

A lot of photography revolves around your ability to be prepared when the moment strikes and be able to adapt quickly as the scenery and required …

Cameras

GarageBand 2.3 adds new Sound Library, Beat Sequencer, Instruments, iPhone X support & more

We are getting a major update to Apple’s free iOS music production suite today. GarageBand was already considered to be one of, if not the best, DAW’s available to mobile music makers, and now it’s getting even better. With today’s update, Apple is focusing almost solely on content and we couldn’t …

Music Production

This power adapter is a must-have for frequent travelers

Usually, when you think of a travel adapter you think of something bulky and big enough to hog some serious space in your carry-on bag. But if you …

5 Clone Stamp Secrets to Up Your Photoshop Cloning Game

Photoshop's Clone Stamp is the most versatile tool for removing things and fixing blemishes. But there is more to it than just cloning and stamping. …

What to Do With Digital Storage That's Collecting Dust

How many of you have old memory cards, USB sticks, or even hard drives lay around doing nothing? Of those that answered yes, how many of you still …

Information Systems

Top Tips for Getting Professional Prints of Your Photos

I remember the days of shooting on film and having to physically deliver them to the photo lab for developing.It seems like such a long time ago, …

Tutorials

125 Awesome iOS 11 Features and Changes

Apple has finally revealed the iOS 11 update to the world. While it won’t be out for public until Fall 2017, we’ve got our hands on the iOS 11 beta …

Two Helpful Shortcuts to Make Photoshop's Clone Stamp Tool More Useful

The Clone Stamp is the bread and butter tool for a lot of photographers, and rightfully so: it's a tremendously flexible and powerful feature that's …

iOS 11 turns your iPad into a completely different machine

iOS has been around for 10 years. It’s hard to keep innovating after so many iterations. And yet, in many ways, iOS 11 feels like a completely new beast on the iPad. For the first time in years, it feels like Apple is taking risks with its operating system update.<p>I’ve been playing with a beta …