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12 texting tricks you didn’t know the iPhone could do

“Hey, can I call you?” I bet millions send this text every day. It’s common etiquette. You text first and see whether someone is busy. If you get a “Sure,” or “Y,” or “K,” you can ring that person up.<p>Texts used to be handy; now they’re an integral part of our lives. We hold entire conversations via …

Apps

Tips and Tricks: Resetting your Apple Music Listening Preferences

I signed up for Apple Music as soon as it was available to try it out, so I know it pretty well at this point. You would think it knows me by now, but more on that in a moment. I had been using Google Play All-Access before that at a discounted monthly rate, but never was super-impressed with the …

Apple Music

What you need to know before you wok

Call me a stupid American (you wouldn’t be the first), but, whenever I’m cooking Asian dishes, that great Muppet stand-up comedian, Fozzie Bear, is never far from my mind. As I’m tossing stir-fried vegetables in my iconic, round-bottom Asian cooking vessel, Mr. F. Bear’s signature tagline sits …

This Is The ONLY Way You Should Be Frying Your Eggs

Your breakfast won't know what hit it.<p>Just when you thought eggs couldn't be any more incredible or edible, a video emerges forth from the Internet ready to scramble your whole belief system.<p>And as if to vouch for its significance, the video below was posted to Instagram by not one celebrity chef, …

Eggs

Find out everything HomePod can do in the online User Guide

In line with the HomePod public launch, Apple has posted the HomePod User Guide. The guide covers what to do when you first unbox the HomePod as well as what kind of things to ask it, from music questions to smart assistant features like driving traffic, weather, and alarms.<p>The guide covers how to …

Tech Trends

How To Protect Your Privacy in Safari for iOS 11

• Home<br>• How To<br>• iOS<br>• How To Protect Your Privacy in Safari for iOS 11<p>Chris Hauk - Feb 9, 2018<p>If you browse the web using the Safari web browser on your iOS …

Privacy

Top 10 Hidden Force Touch Features on Apple Watch

Force Touch is one of those Apple Watch features that's so discreet and unassuming it's easy for users to forget it even exists. That's a shame, because just like 3D Touch on iPhone, Apple has implemented the haptic feedback technology across the entire watchOS interface, putting additional hidden …

Smartwatches

How to set up Apple’s Health app to unlock its awesome fitness potential

If you think the Health app is just another pointless junk app that comes preinstalled on your iPhone, think again. Unlike Stocks, Compass or Tips, it is one of the few apps that Apple won’t let you delete. Set up the Apple Health app properly, and it becomes a powerful tool for getting (or …

Apps

Slow Cooker Ribs So Tender They Fall Off the Bone

Instructions<p><b>RIBS:</b> Make the dry rub by combining the ingredients into a small bowl. Cut the ribs in half crosswise then pat dry with paper towels. …

How to install the official Apple SEED training app on iPhone

Apple SEED is an official training app that you can’t download from the App Store. It’s designed to teach Apple Store employees and Authorized Resellers all they need to know about the company’s products and services.<p>Here’s a trick that lets you try out the SEED app on your own iPhone.<p>SEED — which …

Apple Store

This Sweet & Spicy Cauliflower Is Everything Your Life Needs

Although cauliflower is being served up 100 different ways than how I personally grew up eating it (plain and steamed or raw with a dip), I still …

Cauliflower

Stealthy OSX/MaMi malware discovered targeting Macs

The first nasty bit of undetectable malware of 2018 has been unearthed after it was found targeting Macs this week.<p>Security researchers revealed info about the new OSX/MaMi malware which is a lot like the popular DNSChanger malware from 2012 that infected millions of machines.<p>In a blog post …

Baked Nashville Hot Chicken Recipe - Printer Friendly - Chowhound

1Arrange the chicken pieces in a baking dish in a single layer. Make the marinade: In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, Dijon, garlic, …

The iPad Gestures You Should Master

If you’ve got an iPad with iOS 11, you’re probably getting used to the new gestures involved in navigating. From the always-on Dock to the new …

Apps

Apple clarifies that all iPhone 6 and later devices are eligible for $29 battery replacements

Apple has clarified its policy on battery replacements. As long as the owner of the iPhone 6 (or later) handset is willing to pay the $29 fee, and the device is not otherwise damaged, Apple will process the repair without requiring further checks of condition.<p>This comes after some reported cases …

Mobile Technology

How To Set Up A Turntable Properly

Our new in house deck technician takes us through a six step guide...

Audiophile

When to Use Parchment Paper Versus a Silicone Baking Mat

We took a look at what differentiates two of the most popular non-stick surfaces in the kitchen.<p>There’s no crummier feeling in baking than that mix …

The Surprising Ingredient You Should Be Adding to Your Eggs

No matter how you’re cooking them (some prefer runny, others very well-done) scrambled eggs need little more than butter for the pan and a dash of …

Mark Hamill’s return as Luke Skywalker in ‘The Last Jedi’ is a revelation

<b>NOT MANY</b> actors get the privilege of reprising a role after a three-decade hiatus. In the case of Mark Hamill, though, who returns in full as Luke Skywalker this weekend in “The Last Jedi,” the true privilege belongs to the filmgoer.<p>It can sound strange, given his 40-year association with the …

Mark Hamill

Watch Michael Jackson's New 'Blood on the Dance Floor 2017' Video

Michael Jackson's classic "Blood on the Dance Floor" short film seamlessly integrates new footage from Cirque du Soleil in a new video for the …

Michael Jackson

This Genius Tool Will Clean Your Stand Mixer in Seconds

Our love for the stand mixer knows no limits. We use it to whip cream for pies and hot chocolate, egg whites for meringues and pavlovas, and cream …

The Heartbreaking Significance of Those Gold Dice in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

<i>Big spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi below!</i><p>At two points in <b>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</b>, we get emotional scenes featuring a set of gold dice. They're a heartbreaking nod to the dearly departed Han Solo (Harrison Ford), but if you're having a hard time placing them, you're not alone. Even if …

IGN Movies Podcast, Episode 12: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Spoilercast

Everything we liked and disliked about Episode VIII.<p>Welcome back to the IGN Movies Podcast!<p>This week, several members of the IGN Entertainment crew …

‘The Last Jedi’ Has Something That No Other Franchise Can Claim

In 1977, America needed Darth Vader—a cold killing machine, with the black-leather-glove grip of invisible doom at the tip of his fingers. In the …

'Last Jedi' Director Explains How He Hid A Classic 'Star Wars' Easter Egg

Director Rian Johnson lets us know why fans shouldn't have a bad feeling about this.<p>Following the release of “The Last Jedi,” some fans had a <i>bad feeling</i> the movie was missing one iconic staple. But director Rian Johnson is here to set the record straight.<p>Fans feared that the new “Star Wars” movie …

Star Wars

John Boyega Is Stunned When This Interviewer Drops A ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Spoiler On The Air

<b>WARNING: Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the video below</b><p>Reactions to <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> have been mixed to this point, with critics delivering glowing praise on Rian Johnson’s film and audiences seemingly split with their takes. One thing most can agree on is keeping plot details and …

‘The Last Jedi’ Is Leaving Fans Divided, Resulting In A Lower Audience Score Than ‘Justice League’

It’s safe to say that a new <i>Star Wars</i> movie unleashes a lot of opinions. The films have been so deeply intertwined with so many people’s pop culture education and appreciation, it can often be hard to be objective when a new one comes around. With <i>The Last Jedi</i> barrelling into theaters (with what is …

Part Kurosawa, part Wile E. Coyote, The Last Jedi boldly rewires Star Wars' origins

<i>This article contains major spoilers for</i> Star Wars: The Last Jedi.<p><i>The Last Jedi</i>, Rian Johnson’s stylized contribution to the <i>Star Wars</i> mythos, returns …