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How to delete images from Photos for macOS without getting rid of them

Othman Al Serri writes in with a deliciously existential question:I have been using iPhoto for the past 8 years. Using it is like a breeze, and it is …

How to kill the evercookie and supercookie, the cockroaches of tracking

Advertisers want to track us. We typically, but not exclusively, prefer not to be tracked. In the best case, we’re aware of the fact, and use opt-out …

How to block certain calls in iOS 10

Adam Finberg would like a call-blocking app in iOS 10 that would:• Allow all calls on your contact list to ring through.<br>• Send all calls not on your …

Apple Explains Why Wi-Fi Assist Should Not Be Causing Data Overage Charges

Apple has recently published a new support page about how the Wi-Fi Assist feature works, according to Six Colors. What is Wi-Fi Assist? Wi-Fi Assist is a feature built into Apple iOS 9 that switches your connection to cellular data if the Wi-Fi connection is weak. The intended benefit of Wi-Fi …

The Secret Ingredient for Chewy Sugar Cookies

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, confirms that molasses is the key to chewier sugar cookies.</i><p>The flavor of molasses reminds me of spoonbread, a dish my mother made often when I was little. I'd douse the soft pudding-like bread liberally with a thick, …

iPhone 6s has a hidden 3D Touch feature: zoom

Early buyers of Apple’s new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus discovered that settings for 3D Touch were buried within the Accessibility section of the Settings app, and very few in number: turn on/turn off, adjust sensitivity, and test the feature. But it turns out that there’s a hidden 3D Touch setting …

iPhone

Stop Photos from launching when you plug your iPhone into your Mac

Mike Kahn converted one iPhotos library to Photos in OS X. Now, every time he plugs in his iPhone, Photos launches, requiring him to quit and then …

Operating Systems

Hands-on with the new, proactive Spotlight in iOS 9

Spotlight in iOS has never gotten a lot of respect, even as it’s become more powerful. Hidden as a swipe-right option from the home screen before iOS …

Upgrading? Here's What You Need to Know Before You Get Your New iPhone

If you’re planning to buy the new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, you'll need to prepare your old iPhone and maybe even get ready to sell it. Here's what you need to know when it comes to backing up your information, erasing your personal data, selling your old iPhone, and setting up your new one.<p><b>Backing Up</b> …

The ultimate how-to guide for all iOS 9 features

iOS 9, like all other major iOS updates has been highly anticipated for months. Now, the time is finally here and users are looking to dig into all …

Complete guide to iOS 9

After a novel public beta program Apple released iOS 9 in its official form today. iPhone and iPad users can download the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system either over the air or through iTunes. The update will be compatible with all iPhones back to the iPhone 4S , all iPod Touch …

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Language

New attack infects Macs in seconds, even without internet

Apple computers have always been touted as more secure than other PCs because their firmware couldn’t be penetrated. Unfortunately, that’s no longer true, as a newly created self-replicating worm has shown.<p>Wired reports that security researchers Xeno Kovah and Trammell Hudson demonstrated a …

Firmware

Watermelon Rind Chutney

My great-grandmother, a true Southern belle and prolific home cook, used to pickle watermelon rinds. As a kid, this sounded absolutely horrifying to me. I had once come face-to-face with a jar of pickled eggs at a convenience store in Homestead, Fl. There I was, about age 6, furrowed brow and …

Food

How to make the perfect blondies

It may not enjoy the fame of its younger cousin, the brownie, but this dense, fudgy, butterscotch treat is every bit as rich and delicious<p>Almost as delicious as Debbie Harry, and easier to pull off than green hair and a leopard-print jumpsuit, the blondie has never enjoyed the same chart-topping …

60 Praline Recipes for National Praline Day (June 24)

It’s National Pralines Day, hooray! Maybe it is because I’m southern, or maybe I’m just human but <b>I</b> <b>love pralines</b>! I love pralines so much so that I …

The Best (And Easiest) Tres Leches Cake

I’m so excited about this cake – it truly is the easiest cake to make (and the best).And it comes at such a perfect time – June is National Dairy …

Dessert

Lemon Juice Fruit Powder - 6 oz.

For strong, true lemon flavor. Perfect for icings, sauces, and glazes. Adds extra flavor to cookies, scones, and cakes. Lemon flavor in powdered …

iOS and OS X bug lets attackers steal passwords from iCloud Keychain

A group of six university researchers claim to have successfully bypassed Apple’s tight App Store approval processes to publish Mac and iOS malware apps. According to the report, the team presented the zero-day vulnerability to Apple back in October 2014 and were told to keep quiet about it for at …

The Food Lab's Definitive Guide to Grilled Steak

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>Summer's here and I've got a brand new backyard to grill in so now seems like as good a time as any to re-examine some of the things we know (or think we know) about grilling beef. Sure, we can all agree …

How to Prepare Pans for Cake Success

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52—with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Alice explains when to flour, when to grease, and when to just let parchment paper do its job.</i><p>There are two main purposes for pan preparation: to allow the cake to be …

The Best Brownie Ever

Brownies are the ultimate cheap trick; it takes less than five minutes to throw the classic recipe together, they bake in a flash – and everybody …

When adware attacks! And how to defeat it

You’ve got a Mac and, from what you’ve heard, there’s no evil that can touch you.No viruses.A Mac App Store with guaranteed clean applications.No …

App Store

Next iPhone and Mac could have new, Apple-designed font – and drop old Helvetica Neue

9to5Mac, which first reported the change in the font, cautioned that the move could be called off before the June event. Changing the font can take …

How to create a new user account on your Mac

Breaking down what each account means<p>First, some notes about the different user accounts you can set up on the Mac:<p>The first account on any newly set …

How to Stop Using an iCloud Password to Unlock a Mac

When a user sets up a new Mac, there is a helpful option to use an iCloud ID and Apple ID to login and unlock the Mac. Users can also choose at any …

Operating Systems

Roast Chicken Will Never Be the Same

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: A better version of 1960s-style "sticky chicken."</i><p>This recipe is a much-needed update on something called "sticky chicken," a 1960s concotion in which apricot jam, Russian dressing, and onion …

Fried Chicken as It's Meant to Be

<i>You know you love your great aunt's banana bread, but you probably don't know</i> why <i>you do. In Modern Comfort, Ashley Rodriguez from Not Without Salt figures out what makes our favorite classics work, and then makes them even better.</i><p><i>Today: How to crack the code on fried chicken (no matter how far away</i> …