Marcus Purvis

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How to master Split View on the Mac

Split view on the iPad is amazing. Two apps, side-by-side, open up all kinds of neat shortcuts. You can drag text, links, and pictures from Safari into notes apps, emails, Pages documents and so on. The Mac is less in need of such a mode, because screens are bigger, and you can already place two …

The man with (almost) no data trail

<b>No Facebook account. No Twitter. No Instagram.</b><p>No smartphone. No tablet. No online banking.<p>Just an email account accessed at the local library and a chunky Nokia 3210 with a built-in torch.<p>Felix, not his real name (as you might expect...), lives without the tools and social media accounts that are …

Health officials are sounding an alarm on the drug gabapentin. And it's not even an opioid.

It’s fast becoming the go-to drug for addicts in search of a stronger high — and it is not even an opioid.<p>Gabapentin, a purportedly nonaddictive painkiller primarily used to treat shingles and control seizures, has landed on the radar of beleaguered health officials and law enforcement already …

Kentucky

Know your peppercorns: when to use black, white, pink and green

A dash of salt and a few twists of freshly ground pepper are the finishing touches of nearly every savory recipe out there. But when it’s time to …

How to Accept a Job Offer With Sample Acceptance Letters

Job Offer Acceptance Letters<p>Tips for Accepting a Job Offer With Examples<p>Updated February 16, 2018<p>It is always a good idea to accept a job offer via …

The US Army is 243 years old — here's what its soldiers have worn into battle in every war since the American Revolution

From rags to spit-and-polish boots, from scratchy blue wool to the new operational camouflage pattern, from tricorn hat to helmet, the Army uniform has changed drastically through the years.<p>In honor of the US Army's birthday in 2015, and the launch of the Operational Camouflage Pattern, soldiers …

Military

Seven Useful macOS Tricks You Might Not Know

There are a lot of hidden features in both macOS and iOS that often go under the radar, either because they've not received much attention from Apple, or they've been forgotten after a period of time.<p>In the latest video over on our YouTube channel, we've rounded up some useful macOS tips and tricks …

This Video Was Shot on iPhone… A $32 iPhone 3GS from 2009

Matteo Bertoli is known for shooting cinematic 4K videos with the latest smartphones and apps to hit the market. But for his latest project, he …

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tried the meditation craze that requires no sex, drugs, or talking for 10 days

Over the holidays, dual-CEO Jack Dorsey took a break from running Twitter and Square to try a silent meditation known as Vipassana for 10 days.<p>Vipassana— an ancient Buddhist meditation technique that frequently involves 10 days of silence — is gathering fans in Silicon Valley. The practice aims to …

Meditation

Awake Under Anesthesia

One day in the nineteen-eighties, a woman went to the hospital for cancer surgery. The procedure was a success, and all of the cancer was removed. In the weeks afterward, though, she felt that something was wrong. She went back to her surgeon, who reassured her that the cancer was gone; she …

You've Been Charging Your Smartphone Wrong

You've probably been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your charging habits.<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Do you know how to keep your smartphone's battery healthy?<p>Probably not. In fact, you've probably been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your …

Batteries

The SMS text message turns 25 today

There weren’t too many historical events on December 3, 1992, but the date is an important one for mobile fans: 25 years ago today, the very first …

Whitney Houston

How to add a fancy email signature on iPhone and Mac

You already know that you can add a signature to your outgoing emails in the Mail app on iOS and macOS, but did you know that you can make that signature fancy? And I mean, <i>really</i> fancy. You don’t just have to put your email address or phone number in there in regular text. You can add any kind of …

Typography

Sloth

Police smash Europe-wide horsemeat racket

Police in Spain arrested 65 people suspected of crimes including animal abuse, document forgery, public health violations, money laundering and being part of a criminal organisation, Europe's policing agency Europol said in a statement.<p>The suspected leader of the group, a Dutch national, was …

Luxury Lifestyle

Everything new in the latest iOS 11 beta

The third version of the iOS 11 beta has now rolled out to developers (and keen tinkerers) worldwide, and as per usual, the update was worth the …

Apple's Classy Move Is Smarter Than You May Think

Today at Apple rolls out, giving the consumer-tech giant a way to attract more customers.<p><b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ:AAPL) is hoping to school its customers -- in …

This Object Has Been Sprayed With The World's Blackest Material, And It's Freaking Us Out

Seriously, that's not Photoshopped.<p>Well, we've finally cracked it. Scientists have finally figured out how to paint a portal to another dimension, as …

Religiousness and spirituality have little influence on drug and alcohol use, study finds

Faith in a higher power appears to have less of an influence on substance use and abuse than previously believed, according to a new study.<p>Many …

Rural Hospitals Closing at an Alarming Rate

When Terry Fulmer’s 90-year-old aunt fell and tore her shoulder ligaments, she had surgery in Albany, a two-hour drive from her home in rural upstate …

Health Care

Exploit hidden macOS and app features with the Option key

This one often overlooked keyboard button unlocks options and speeds up your work all over macOS -- AppleInsider shares a few of our favorites.

Upstairs

Apple's Got a Huge Waiting List of Cops Who Need iPhones Cracked

It's no secret that the police aren't very good at breaking into encrypted iPhones, but they've been asking Apple for help. A lot of help. According …