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America's poorest white town: abandoned by coal, swallowed by drugs

In the first of a series of dispatches from the US’s poorest communities, we visit Beattyville, Kentucky, blighted by a lack of jobs and addiction to painkillers<p>Part 2: Poorest town in poorest state: segregation is gone but so are the jobs<p>Part 3: The poorest border town: no immigration papers, no …

Bill Clinton

Review: Ring Video Doorbell is a simple smart home accessory that puts security first (Video)

Today we’re taking a look at the Ring Video Doorbell. This may be familiar to some of you out there as it was featured in our Top Smart Home Tech of CES 2015 article a few months back, but we’ve finally got our hands on it and today we’re going to see what it’s all about…<p>As you’ve probably guessed …

Home Security

Apple Watch review: a status symbol for iOS devotees

​Mankind's fascination with watches capable of more than simply telling the time is nothing new. But recently, our collective interest in intelligent timepieces has spiked, and we have more and more powerful wrist-worn computers to choose from than ever -- whether made by startups with …

What Automator can do for you

In Yosemite, Automator allows you to choose from eight different templates for your workflow. The template chosen dictates how the workflow gets its …

Workflow

How-To: Now’s the right time to swap your old iMac’s hard drive for a fast new SSD

If you bought your iMac 3-5 years ago, there’s probably nothing so seriously wrong with the hardware that you need to consider replacing the machine. Sure, the new iMac with 5K Retina Display looks a little nicer, but at a steep $2,499 starting point, it’s still a luxury, not a necessity.<p>Yet …

Computer Hardware

Using iCloud Photo Library for Storing Videos

I’ve now got all of my home videos across all of my devices, accessible via iCloud Photo Library. I’ve done a little bit of testing over the last few weeks and can now report on how iCloud Photo Library performs for on-demand video viewing.<p>First off, videos don’t ever appear to download as …

Smart home is about to blow up thanks to Apple

Apple’s splash into home automation with addition of HomeKit to iOS 8 is expected to have a huge impact on sales of smart home devices in 2015 according to a Park Associates report that found 37% of U.S. households plan to purchase one or more devices next year.<p>The rising popularity in smart home …

Home Automation

Tip of the Day: How To Shoot Time-Lapse Videos in iOS 8

Time-lapse videos can be fun, whether of moving clouds, a sunset, a busy street corner, a tennis player — basically any situation where there's movement or change. Time-lapse videos simply take still photos at specific intervals, such that a slow-moving snail can appear to be speeding along. One of …

Time-lapse Photography

27 Festive Facts About Christmas Vacation

On December 1, 1989, a new chapter of Griswold family dysfunction was unleashed upon the world when <i>National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation</i> made its …

Pop Culture

College prices continue to go up, College Board says

Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College Board said Thursday.<p>The average sticker price, with room and board included, for undergraduate students attending a four-year college or university in their home state was $18,943. …

College Application Essays Don’t Matter as Much as You Think

<b>Correction appended, November 14.</b><p>Parents: sit down before you read this. Kids: deep breaths. You know that beautifully crafted, deeply felt, highly …

MCX CEO says CurrentC exclusivity deal that blocks Apple Pay will expire within ‘months, not years’

After an undeniably bad two weeks of press, MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson seems to have changed the company’s tune on CurrentC’s exclusivity policy that prompted retailers like CVS and Rite Aid to disable NFC terminals and block Apple’s iPhone 6-backed mobile payment system Apple Pay. Davidson told …

Apple’s former Director of Industrial Design is behind the new Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors do a great job of alerting you of potential dangers in your home as long as you’re in your home when they go off. But if you’re out of town for the weekend or quickly stepped out to pick up dinner, you’ll never know that your family and personal possessions may …

Mac Apps With OS X Yosemite-Specific Features Begin Hitting the App Store

Ahead of tomorrow's media event that will likely see Apple previewing OS X Yosemite one last time ahead of the software's public release, apps that contain support for Yosemite-only features have begun hitting the Mac App Store.<p><i>PCalc</i>, a popular calculator app for Mac, for example, has been updated …

HBO’s upcoming web-only subscription could unlock the full potential for Apple TV

HBO CEO Richard Plepler shared today that the premium satellite and cable network will begin offering a web-only package sometime in 2015 as it attempts to gain new paid subscribers. A web-only offering for HBO (and other popular networks) is something cable cutters have wanted for years although …

Apple leaks new iPad details in iOS 8.1 user guide

Apple’s unveiling of its new iPad lineup is set to take place in less than 24 hours, but someone at Apple HQ just accidentally leaked some of the biggest details, including the names of Apple’s newest tablets.<p>Apple updated its iOS 8 user guide this morning with photos for the new ‘iPad Air 2’ and …

Here's What to Expect from Thursday's Apple Event

Once again I'm really looking forward to an announcement from Apple. Thursday's event will be live streamed and will likely introduce the next iPad Air and a new retina iMac. Beyond that, not much is known. The iPad Air 2 is expected to have Touch ID and an 8-megapixel camera. In addition, it's …

Apple

What to expect (and not to expect) at Apple’s iPad/Mac event tomorrow

It looks like Apple’s event tomorrow will focus on new iPad models as rumored, but there are bound to be a lot of announcements beyond just the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Below we’ve put together some of our expectations for other possibilities at the event, including likely announcements for …

iOS 8: Voice Messages

Voice Messaging has been one of the surprise hit features of iOS 8 for me. My family — especially my dad — have really taken to sending quick little voice bytes in lieu of text messages. The iMessage app in iOS 8 makes it easy to send a quick voice message to a contact. All it takes is a quick …

Deals: ilumi LED Smartbulb – The World’s Smartest Light at 12% Off

Today’s featured iPad Insight deal is for the <b>A21 ilumi Smartbulb</b> – a color tunable LED light that can be controlled and programmed wirelessly using a free app on iOS and Android devices. With the app you can adjust colors and brightness and also apply lighting ‘programs’ that are said to offer a …

Incredibly Detailed Diorama Photos of Urban Decay and War-Torn City Streets

Tokyo-based artist Satoshi Araki is a man whose eye for the detail is immediately evident when you look at his dioramas… if you can even tell they’re …

The promise and challenges facing Apple Pay

NEW YORK — The fledgling mobile payments industry faces a crucial test this month as Apple unleashes Apple Pay to its army of new iPhone owners.<p>Apple is trying to succeed where Google and others so far have largely failed: getting consumers to cast aside physical wallets and use their phones to pay …

Apple's HealthKit Ecosystem Is Finally Working

HealthKit is Apple's infrastructure for allowing fitness and health apps to talk with each other. Basically, HealthKit enables the apps to share health information with other apps that track health metrics securely. It also integrates with Apple's own standalone Health app.<p>Unfortunately, HealthKit …

Where are my iPhone photos? How to use the new photo management features in iOS 8

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>While there are many new features that have been added to both the camera and the photos app on iOS 8 (flagging favorite …

More Apple Watch Details Emerge

It will be fun to see how the Apple Watch is received next year. Some reviews have been a bit negative, but I continue to be wowed by the many cool and innovative features. I've never liked wearing watches, so I doubt I'd ever get one, yet I'm excited by what Apple has done. It does seem like a …

Smartwatches

The Apple Watch: What We Got Versus What We Hoped For

To say I wasn't overly impressed by the Apple Watch would be an understatement. To say I don't like the Apple Watch would be an overstatement. I get it, the Apple Watch is a huge evolutionary step forward, especially for a company known for making shrewd and cautious moves when it comes to entering …

Smartwatches

iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: Which one should you buy?

It’s iPhone buying season again and this year we’re faced with a very tough decision. Apple recently unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at its press event on Sept. 9, 2014 and as many rumors indicated, we now have a 4.7-inch model and a 5.5-inch model. Normally our choice would be narrowed …