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Apple releases iOS 10 public beta 2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Now that Apple’s third iOS 10 developer beta has had some time to settle, Apple has released the second iOS 10 public beta for non-developers testing the pre-release software. The latest build includes over a dozen changes from the previous release. iOS 10 includes loads of new features in the …

Forget China: This Extremely "Developed" Country Just Suffered Its Biggest Money Outflow Ever

While understandably all eyes have been fixed on every monthly capital outflow update from China (even the ones that the Politburo is clearly …

Stock Markets

Tents for Camping: in-Depth View on How to Pick The Best Camp Tent

At first it may seem easy to choose a tent for camping, but when you come face to face with the reality of how many choices you have you actually end …

Clearing up the iCloud Drive confusion: No, there's no iCloud Drive app on iOS!

The launch of iOS 8 brought with it the launch of iCloud Drive, and... a whole lot of confusion. Apple stated during the WWDC keynote that while …

The best iOS 8 features you may not know about

Apple's latest iOS update is here, and it's full of new features. The company has showcased plenty of the changes already: better photo editing, easy-to-send voice messages, a smarter keyboard, fitness tracking, and the list goes on and on. It's so long, in fact, that we've gathered some of iOS 8's …

Apple increases Flyover city tour support ahead of iOS 8's public launch

Apple’s Flyover city tours, which allow Maps app users to take a whistle-stop tour of a location’s most popular districts and buildings, are now …

Apple not replacing all batteries on iPhone 5 defective list

Earlier this week it was announced that Apple was replacing certain iPhone 5 models, sold between September 2012 and January 2013, due to a problem related to the devices’ battery life.<p>According to certain customers, however, things are not quite as straightforward as they may seem.<p>Some users, who …

Mobile Technology

Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc: The Best Road Group Ever

No hyperbole—Shimano's R785 hydraulic disc braking system and Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting will change the way you ride<p>It's the brakes that you'll notice first. I've used Shimano's R785 hydraulic braking system, with Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, to attack a four-mile switchback section of …

Road Bikes

How to Minimize Your Phone Usage When You Travel Internationally

Traveling internationally is difficult enough without worrying about your phone. If you don't feel like paying an arm and a leg for international …

Google Maps

The Rational Optimist

• <b>Author:</b> Matt Ridley<p>Life is getting better—and at an accelerating rate. Food availability, income, and life span are up; disease, child mortality, and violence are down — all across the globe. Though the world is far from perfect, necessities and luxuries alike are getting cheaper; population growth …

Peak Season: Colorful Fall Climbs

Ride our favorite foliage-covered hills and mountains<p>Northern England’s Lake District overflows with visitors during high summer. But once the tour buses disappear and the leaves begin to turn, cyclists can reclaim the narrow country lanes. From the town of Keswick, follow the shores of the …

Hiking

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the …

Mountaineering

Rock Climbing Bears

<b>AJ’s Brendan Leonard is moderately obsessed with bears,</b> an obsession that turns out to be contagious. Bears are, after all, awesome, as these Mexican …

Tydlig: An Incredible Alternative Calculator for iPad

Tydlig is the calibre of calculator goodness that the iPad canvas deserves. Most of its graphical and scientific functions are more powerful than I ever have need for — but even a layman like me can appreciate how beautifully it blends calculations with the free-form flexibility of a whiteboard.<p>I …

Calculators

36 Tips Every Evernote User Must Know

What are the tips and tricks that will make you an Evernote master? We've got them here for you.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Apps

The New York Times To Launch Two New Digital Offerings April 2

The New York Times has announced two new offerings for digital news hounds. NYT Now is for light readers who get most of their news on smartphones. …

11 Spring Gran Fondos We Love

In the world of cycling, gran fondos are sort of a cross between a race and a century ride, with as much chance of challenge and competition as there is wining, dining, and partying. If this challenging party on two wheels sounds like your thing, here are 11 must-do gran fondos this spring.

Cycling

Conquer Your Inbox with Gmail Advanced Search Operators - BetterCloud Monitor

More than anything, Google is well known for their dominance in the search industry. As Gmail users, this means we have the power of the best search …

AdWords

7 Ways to Customize Gmail, Add Features and Save Time - BetterCloud Monitor

If you’re using Gmail or Google Apps, chances are you are spending a majority of your day inside of your inbox. We’ve posted a lot of tips about how …

6 Travel Tips For Your Back Pocket

<i>Pocket is the simplest way to save anything you want to view later from your favorite apps and sites. This makes Pocket handy for just about</i> …

The Energy Bus

• <b>Author:</b> Jon Gordon & Ken Blanchard<p><i>The Energy Bus</i>, an international best seller by Jon Gordon, takes readers on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at …

Built to Last

• <b>Author:</b> Jim Collins & Jerry I. Porras<p>"This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights. Nor is it about just having a corporate vision. This is a book about something far more important, enduring, …

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership (with featured article "What Makes an Effective Executive," by Peter F. Drucker)

• <b>Author:</b> Harvard Business Review and Others<p><b>Go from being a good manager to an extraordinary leader.</b><p>If you read nothing else on leadership, read these 10 articles (<b>featuring “What Makes an Effective Executive,” by Peter F. Drucker</b>). We've combed through hundreds of <i>Harvard Business Review</i> articles on …

How to Write a Condolence Letter: 5 Suggestions

After my book <i>The Tiffany Box, a memoir</i> was released, I received many emails from readers expressing how grateful they were that I included several condolence letters that were sent to me after my mom passed away in my book. Each reader liked seeing examples of sympathy cards.<p>Who knows what to say …

Empathy

Mastering OneNote Made Easy v.2013-2007

• <b>Author:</b> TeachUcomp, Inc.<p>ONENOTE<p>Learn Microsoft OneNote 2013 through 2007 with this comprehensive multi-touch course from TeachUcomp, Inc. <i>Mastering OneNote Made Easy v.2013-2007</i> features 67 video lessons with hours of introductory through advanced instruction. Watch, listen and learn as your expert …

Slide Show: Remembering 9/11, Twelve Years Later

At 8:46 <i>A.M.</i> on Wednesday, twelve years to the minute after the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center, hundreds of people gathered at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, in lower Manhattan. Others throughout the country also paused to mourn and honor those who died; President …

Todoist: Simply the Best To-do App

<b>Todoist</b> is a fantastic and gorgeous to-do list or task management app for the iPad and iPhone, Android, Mac and Windows, and web browsers. Its iPad app just came out a little over a week ago and I installed it that same day. Within 24 hours of starting with it, I had signed up for a premium …

Apps

Garmin Introduces Vector Pedals

The long-awaited road bike power meter hits market<p>After four years of development, Garmin introduced its highly anticipated pedal-based power meter, Vector, to a select group of media this week. While the company had two high-profile false starts, the Vector is no longer vaporware; it’s on sale …

What’s New in iOS 7 Beta 5: A Complete Visual Walkthrough

Wondering what’s new or different in theiOS 7 Beta 5 update Apple released to developers this week? It appears to be the most substantial update so …