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Long Range: The 3 Best WiFi Extenders for Boosting Your Internet Strength

Tired of dealing with those annoying dead spots at home? With a handy WiFi extender, you’re able to boost your wireless coverage to every room. More …

Wi-Fi

How to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone, with GarageBand on iOS

With the latest version of iTunes, Apple buried the interface for making ringtones on the Mac. It’s still possible but a lot more cumbersome to manage.<p>A little-known secret is that you can actually make custom alert ringtones for iOS on your iPhone itself, using GarageBand. Here’s how.<p>This feature …

AppleCare+: Everything you need to know about Apple’s extended warranty program

Your Apple gear wasn’t cheap. And if you drop your iPhone, your iPad stops turning on one day, or your Mac’s hard drive just ups and dies on you, …

AppleCare

The Best iPhone 8/Plus and X cases available now

After announcing the Series 3 Apple Watch and Apple TV 4K, we got our first official glimpse at the new iPhone 8/Plus and X. As expected, accessory makers are already flooding the internet with new cases, covers, screen protectors and more. We have started to lay out some of the best options …

How to create a ringtone or text tone in GarageBand

Between purchasing ready-made ringtones for your iPhone on iTunes and converting songs on your computer, GarageBand on iOS is the least talked about …

Apps

What My Apple Watch Taught Me About My Yoga Practice

The results from using my Apple Watch heart rate monitor during yoga were not at all what I expected, which left me wondering: Is cardio necessary?

Apple Watch

KlikR Universal Remote Control | Cult of Mac Deals

One of the things we seek most in life is control. And that's what makes KlikR special. This tiny Bluetooth device may be stuck on or next to any infrared remote controlled electronic product, making it almost instantly controllable from your smartphone. Yes, that means even your old …

A hidden iOS 10 setting that may mean you may never run out of storage space on your iPhone or iPad again

Running out of space on your iPhone or iPad? There's a setting buried in iOS 10 that may put an end to this forever. And if it doesn't work, I'll …

IOS 10

How to build a simple, smarter lawn sprinkler system for less

If an expensive and complex lawn irrigation system is out of reach, here's a setup that gets the job done for a fraction of the price.<p>As any suburban homeowner knows, one of the biggest challenges to lawn care is proper lawn watering. Unless you're committed to spending hours each week on hose …

Smart Homes

Quick-Snap Buried Lawn Sprinklers

In-ground, buried lawn sprinklers without the pipes! Save $$ thousands. Installs in minutes. Easy to install and adjust. Save time and money and …

Harvard doctors say this overlooked move is the quickest way to get strong abs

Instead of crunches, they suggest doing planks, the exercise that involves holding yourself on your hands and toes in a pre-push-up position. The findings are detailed in a Harvard Medical School health report called "Core Exercises."<p>As opposed to sit-ups, which target only your abdominal muscles, …

Workouts

Here's how to wipe your old iPad/iPhone/iPod touch for resale

I've been asked several times over the past few days about how to wipe an iPad ready for resale (presumably because Apple has a new iPad out). …

Apple Watch

Weird questions to ask Siri: What to say to Siri to make it mad

It's easy to get annoyed with Siri. The iPhone's digital voice assistant is helpful at times but she often misunderstands words and starts executing …

Tech Trends

Guide to iCloud storage plans: How to upgrade & manage your storage

Apple includes 5 GB of free cloud storage with each iCloud account, yet with iPhone and iPad cameras improving each year and an expanding amount of ways to utilize iCloud, that free storage fills up fast. Let’s take a look at managing your iCloud storage plan along with a few tips and tricks on …

This 7-minute workout is all you need to keep fit

Researchers at the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, FL, found that a high-intensity circuit training (HICT) routine is the most effective way to workout. This program uses a series of 12 exercises done over the course of approximately 7 minutes. Michael Bultman of CrossFit NYC performs the …

Exercise

Everything You Need to Build Your Own Bodyweight Workout

An effective bodyweight training program can whip you into shape and even pack on muscle, but “effective” doesn’t look the same for everyone. Some …

Get Insanely Strong With This Intense 10-Minute Bodyweight Workout

5-10-15. That's all you need to remember for this quick, but intense, workout. You'll strengthen the arms, upper back, core, butt, and legs in just 10 minutes. And you don't need an expensive gym membership or equipment to do this workout — just you and your own determination to push yourself</b> …

Workouts

Skip the gym: Get in shape with the complete CultFit Home Workout

You don’t need a pricey gym membership to get in shape. With the CultFit Home Workout routine, you’ll use simple exercises, common household items and your iPhone (and Apple Watch if you’ve got one) to build muscle and increase flexibility.<p>It’s free, it’s easy and it takes only about 10 minutes a …

Workouts

Supersets will take your fitness to the next level with CultFit Home Workout

It’s the fourth and final week of our CultFit Home Workout. Congratulations if you have made it this far. (If you missed it, it’s still not to late to start with Week 1).<p>For this easy home workout, all you need is your iPhone and some everyday objects you’ll find around your home or office (plus …

Netflix Has Secret Codes for Finding Super Specific TV and Movie Categories

If you thought Netflix couldn’t get any better, you’re in for a surprise. There’s an entire website dedicated to making your binge-watching sessions …

Binge-Watching

“Why I’m an (Almost) Everyday Apple Watch Wearer”

If you’re an everyday Apple Watch wearer, or if you’re not and you’re wondering why you should consider it, you’ll want to take a look at this long …

Apple Watch

Review: Taking your iPhone 7/7 Plus photography further with Aukey’s Wide-Angle Ora Lens

Without a doubt, my favorite feature on any iPhone has always been the camera. It serves as more than good enough as a daily shooter, and new apps and accessories are being released everyday that help take that experience further. The first iPhone accessories I really got into, back when I had my …

Anyone can get in shape in 2017 with the CultFit Home Workout

If your New Year’s resolution is to get in shape in 2017, but you spend all your waking hours in front of your MacBook, we’ve got the answer: our new CultFit Home Workout.<p>All you need is your iPhone, plus your Apple Watch if you have one, and some everyday objects you’ll find around your home or …

Exercise

Mini lens set instantly upgrades any iPhone camera [Deals]

Getting an iPhone means every moment is a chance to snap great looking pictures. But as all photographers know, a great set of lenses is even more important than a great camera. With this set of 5 detachable lenses, you can instantly upgrade the photos your iPhone takes. And right now you can get …

3 reasons you should install Opera VPN for iOS right now

Also, one setting in the browser that you might want to turn off.<p>Opera made headlines last month for adding a VPN to its desktop browser, which allows users to bypass region-oriented content blocks while at the same time improving online privacy.<p>Opera VPN for iOS brings those same capabilities to …

Information Systems

This 3-Minute Squat and Plank Workout May Be Short, but It's Intense

This total body workout is devoted to two types of exercises that you might despise because they're so hard, but man, they are effective at strengthening your thighs, butt, core, and abs!<p>It's just six moves, done for 30 seconds each, for a total of three minutes. So you can do this short workout …

Repurpose Your Old iPhone into an iPod

There are few things we love more than upcycling. Recycling is all well and good and is a big part of saving the planet, but if you can make something totally new out of something old, we are 100 percent on board. If you recently upgraded to the iPhone 7, you’ve most likely got an old (but …

iPod

7 ways to seriously cut back on iPhone data usage

Take control of how your iPhone uses its cellular data connection.<p>Stopping seven data-hungry apps from killing your data plan isn't the only way for iPhone owners to reduce their data usage. Here are seven phone-wide settings that can help keep you under your monthly data allotment.<p>1. Restrict …

Apps

How to transfer any media file to your iOS device

Using the Mac app Waltr you can transfer any type of video or music file to your iOS device without the need for a companion iOS app.<p>When the team behind the Mac app Waltr first contacted me with details of what the app was capable of, I was skeptical. The promise of Waltr is that the app makes it …

Apps