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7 reasons you should keep your current iPhone

Shiny new models have arrived, but you shouldn't buy one -- not yet, anyway.<p>The new iPhones are here! The new iPhones are here! Shiny! Fancy! Want want want!<p>Hold on, there, tiger. It's easy to get sucked up in Tim Cook's Hype Machine (TM) -- "This is the best iPhone we've ever made" -- but there …

Mobile Technology

Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart and the 20 other best power ballads

Here's how to pick the right Mac now that Apple has refreshed the entire lineup

MacBook Air? MacBook? MacBook Pro with Touch Bar? MacBook Pro <i>without</i> Touch Bar? What's the difference?<p>I've only spent a little time noodling around with the latest refreshed Macs (To be clear these aren't brand-new computers. They're just internal upgrades to existing models), but I think it's …

MacBook Air

Watch The Cure’s First TV Appearance in 1979 … Before The Band Acquired Its Signature Goth Look

Many fans of the Cure first encountered them with 1987’s <i>Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me</i>, a double album filled with bouncy pop confections like “Why Can’t …

Johnny Depp

Why white wine could be doing you more harm than you think

Finally summer is here - otherwise known as the perfect excuse for a cool glass of chablis. As a nation, we drink more white wine than any other colour. Last year, 47 per cent of UK wine sales were white bottles, 42 per cent were red and 11 per cent were rose, according to The Statistics Portal. …

My best friend dumped me. But it changed the way I view friendships forever

When I sat down to dinner with my close friend of 21 years at our favourite Italian restaurant, I was anticipating our usual genial get-together: two-parts laughs, one-part profound soul-baring. Despite being four years younger than me, Louise* was like the older sister I never had.<p>Wise, clever and …

29 Things We Bet You Didn't Know You Could Make in the Slow Cooker

Go beyond slurp-worthy soups and stews with these unexpected slow-cooker recipes.<p>No offense to soups and stews, but your slow cooker is capable of so …

Cooking

70 Street Photography Tips For Beginners

Dear friend,<p>If you’re reading this, you are probably either an aspiring street photographer, or a street photographer with some miles under your belt …

9 Can’t-Miss Portrait Photography Tips That Will Help You Create Better Portraits Today

One of the great things about portrait photography is its variation.Here’s what I mean…I can take a portrait of my family in the backyard and then go …

Shutter Speed

The best photographs of Barack Obama's presidency – in pictures

The Obama presidency was a gift to picture editors: young and attractive with a handsome family, he brought an openness and sense of fun to the White House unseen since JFK. Our US picture editor, Sarah Gilbert, selects her favourite pictures from his eight years in office

The White House

Warm up with this chicken pot pie recipe for dinner tonight

Angelenos are wimps when it comes to the rain. And as soon as those first drops start to fall — as they're supposed to do today or tomorrow, at least in theory — most people in this city forget how to drive. So when you make it home through the rain after a long day's work, reward yourself with …

The Genius of Paul McCartney’s Bass Playing in 7 Isolated Tracks

In many a musical situation, one can communicate an entire playing style in a name. When it comes to the bass—in pop music, at least—one of the …

Easy method to transfer pictures from EOS to iPhone

The phone will start reading images from the cards in the camera. If you have two cards, it reads from both cards – thanks to Colin Edwards for …

Tout savoir sur les vignettes Crit’Air, obligatoires à Paris dès janvier

A partir du 16 janvier prochain, les conducteurs qui souhaitent rouler dans Paris devront se doter d’une vignette Crit’Air, une pastille qui sert à …

Are (ALL) Your Camera's Auto-Mode Settings Good For Your Photography?

Can You Believe We Have 6 Reasons to Ignore Your Camera’s Auto Modes?<p>We have come a long way in a <i>few decades</i>. Yes, we're talking cameras here …

Photography Guide: How to Master your DSLR Camera

You spend a lot of money buying a DSLR camera. <i>Wouldn’t it be great to learn how to use it so that you can leave auto-mode behind for good?</i><p>Yes, I …

Top 11 des conseils pour réussir sa visite à Disneyland Paris, et éviter la foule

Disney est monde merveilleux, mais Disney est plus rempli qu’un magasin en période de soldes. On y croise des touristes, des familles, des enfants… …

Top 17 des meilleurs burgers de Paris, pour changer des fast-food

Marre du hamburger toujours plus gros et plus <i>« tasty »</i> des fast food ? Marre des cheeseburgers sans goût des brasseries ? Voilà les vraies bonnes …

New York

Essential accessories for your MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro (June 2016 edition) | ZDNet

Outfit your MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with the best accessories<p>Looking to accessorize your Macbook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro? What …

Gear & Gadgets

Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan: “The excess became the priority”

Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher take us through their greatest albums<p><b>“People who romanticise the booze and drugs lifestyle should try living</b> …

New Music

Kill cable with these 19 streaming devices and services

The cord-cutting movement is here, and thanks to all the available services out there, it's easy to replace cable with one or a variety of streaming options.<p>First we'll look at the best online apps and services to watch movies and TV shows, and then we'll show you the best hardware you can buy to …

Smart TV

The Most Overrated And Underrated Cuts Of Beef

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p><i>Credit: Joshua Resnick/Shutterstock (edited)</i><p>Although most every beef cut has its time and place, some have wrongly developed lauded reputations and prime placement on restaurant menus, while others have been overlooked and under-eaten. Frankly, not all beef is created equal.<p>To take …

BBQ

7 Make-Ahead Salads for Lunch

One of the most important things I do on Sunday is <b>Meal Prep</b> for the whole family! It makes the week run smoothly and I never have to worry about skipping a meal! These salads are perfect to store in the <b>fridge</b> and they're ready to go for work!<p><b>Cobb Salad To-Go</b><p><b>Greek Taco Salad</b><p><b>Crunchy Ramen Salad</b><p><b>Kale</b> …

Are you turning your child into a fussy eater?

An intriguing experiment shows Harry Wallop (and his children) that picky eating might be the parent's fault, not the child's<p>Of the many things that can annoy parents, their children’s eating habits often feature high on the list.<p>What makes it more exasperating is that parents know it’s their …

Parenting

14 Netflix Hacks to Help You Binge Like a Pro

Netflix had some 75 million paying subscribers around the world—but how many of those people are getting the most out of their subscription? You can …

You Asked: How Can I Make iTunes Run Faster?

Like a gas tanker sliding down an icy highway into rush hour traffic, opening up iTunes can sometimes be a slow motion disaster for your computer.<p>It …

App Store

Ray Charles: his 25 best songs

How Much We Spent for 75 Days of Travel in Europe With Our Kids

Do you dream of traveling with your kids to Europe during their summer vacations, but never take any action to make it a reality? You might think traveling to Europe during the summer would be too expensive, especially since summer is the peak season for travel in the region. But traveling with …

Personal Finance

How to Take Better Photos of Your Baby

Anne Geddes’ name is synonymous with colorful images of babies in flowers and toddlers dressed in incredible costumes, all surrounded by fantastical …

Calendars

The perfect dram: how to choose a whisky that's right for you

The whisky refusenik is often a victim of past experience. Perhaps as a first-timer, they were met at the bar by both an overwhelming complexity of flavour in the glass, and the intimidating rhetoric of a more seasoned “expert” whisky drinker next to them.<p>But they are denying themselves a drink …