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18 of the world’s best rail journeys

<b>UK</b><p><b>London to Fort William</b><p><b>Duration: 419 miles/13hr<br>Price (single): From £45</b><br>The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the other is the Night Riviera to Penzance), is getting a £100m upgrade. The new trains will have double beds, en suites, Highland food and Arran toiletries. …

Trains

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Windows 10

Stop What You're Doing and Check These Facebook Privacy Settings on Your Facebook Account. I Was Truly Stunned by Mine

It's not quite panic time, but most people will be surprised by just how many apps they've given permission to access their data.<p>In the wake of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytics scandal, and the news now that the Federal Trade Commission has opened an investigation into Facebook's use of private …

How to protect your Facebook privacy – or delete yourself completely

If you found the Cambridge Analytica data breach revelations deeply unsettling, read our guide to the maze of your privacy settings<p>If the revelations that Cambridge Analytica acquired the records of 50 million Facebook users has you wondering how to protect your own personal information, you may …

Privacy

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

10 handy things you probably don't know Netflix can do

The end of the year is when we count our blessings: family, friends... and nearly unlimited movies and television for $10.99 a month.<p>Netflix is a powerful tool for surviving the chaos of December. You can watch movies while traveling. You can set up Christmas specials for the kiddies. You can tame …

Entertainment

Tips and Tricks: Backing Up Your iOS Device

Backing up is something that you don’t think about until it’s ALL you can think about. You don’t really need it until the day comes when a device fails, and then you REALLY need it. As the old adage says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In that spirit, let’s take a look at what …

Kellyanne Conway: Donald Trump's 100 days have already reshaped America

An unprecedented string of accomplishments and progress has already had a positive impact on millions of us.<p>Donald J. Trump has launched his presidency with a 100-day stretch of accomplishments and progress that has had a positive impact on millions of Americans.<p>President Trump has enacted more …

Donald Trump

How to manage your Apple ID, iCloud, iPhone backups & more in iOS 10.3

One of the smaller but still significant changes in Monday's iOS 10.3 update is easier, centralized access to all the info related to an Apple ID …

iCloud

The complete guide to spring cleaning your computer

Blow away those digital cobwebs<p>If you want to keep your house clean, you need to dust it regularly; if you want your car to run well, you should service it annually; and if you want your computer to stay speedy and responsive, it needs its own maintenance—a digital spring clean.<p>We're not just …

Operating Systems

How to free up iPhone & iPad storage

Getting started<p>To begin, get acquainted with how your device is using its available space. In iOS 10, visit Settings > General > Storage & iCloud …

Apps

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

'Birdman,' 'Budapest' lead Oscar nominations

<i>Boyhood</i> and <i>Birdman</i> continued to rule as the darlings of the awards show season — at least in the major categories, but <i>American Sniper</i> came on strong. And <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i> emerged a leader in Thursday's Oscar nominations.<p><i>Birdman</i> and <i>Budapest</i> lead the Oscar pack with nine nods each.<p><i>Birdman</i>, …

Golden Globes

How to get free e-books, TV shows, music and more

You've blown your budget on a new smartphone, tablet or laptop — but now you need to buy content to run on it. No cash? No worries.<p>Whether you're into media — like TV shows, music, movies or e-books — or software, such as a Microsoft Office alternatives, there's no shortage of places to get good …

Top iPhone apps gone free for

Only here can you find the latest and best iPhone apps gone free today. Our proprietary appPicker Minestore™ algorithm finds you the best free iPhone …

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

How to prepare your smartphone for a trip

Charge up that phone the night before a trip: Most of us have this straightforward -- yet vital -- task down pat. But that's not all you need to do before bringing a phone abroad. Here are 10 additional tips that smartphone-wielding travelers should heed before hitting the road, from adding travel …

National Geographic Magazine

See Previous Issues<p><img itemprop="contentUrl" style="transition: opacity 0.4s; opacity: 1;"></picture></div> <div>April 2018</div></a> </div> <div class="prev_iss_cover"> <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/03" target="_self"> <div class="LazyLoad is-visible"><picture><source …

LAX: 'Completely normal operations' expected for Sunday

Officials at Los Angeles International Airport say flight operations are expected to be normal as Sunday morning's flight schedule begins.<p>All of the airport's terminals are now open, including the Terminal 3 that had been closed for nearly a full day following Friday's shooting.<p>Terminal 3 reopened …