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How to use a USB drive with Files on iOS

There are several workarounds for getting data off a USB stick or SD card, and onto your iPad or iPhone. We’ve even covered some. But until now, there’s been no way to just plug a USB stick into your iPad’s Lightning port, and browse the contents in iOS 11’s Files app. Thanks to an update to the …


The hottest iPhone and Android accessory we’ve covered in 2018 so far is only $37 on Amazon

Thousands and thousands of our readers have picked up a Depstech WiFi Borescope Inspection Camera based on our coverage, making it the most popular …

Tech Trends

Here are the 28 hidden iPhone tricks and tips you need to know about

Are you an experienced iPhone user?<p>With so much technology surrounding Apple iPhone models it is not surprising there are still tips and tricks even …


5 incredible ways to use your smartphone's camera you never knew until now

Unless you’re a serious photographer, you probably don’t carry a digital camera anymore. There’s no need: A typical smartphone comes with at least one camera, and lenses are sharper and more dynamic than ever. Even pro photojournalists often turn to their Samsung Galaxy, and entire feature films …

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Veganuary 2018: 31 delicious vegan recipes to inspire you

31 days with no meat, fish, eggs, dairy, honey or any other animal products. Are you up for the challenge?<p>I’ve done Veganuary for the last two years …


How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

How do you strengthen hip flexors?

People who sit for extended periods of time are at a high risk of developing tight hip flexors. When hip flexors are tight, a person may experience …


Get Ready to Work Your Abs and Fire Up Your Core

Let's talk about your core for a moment: it likely needs to be stronger. You need a strong core for just about every activity, from running to dancing, from yoga to heavy lifting. This simple workout is a great way to start building strength — it's great for beginners, too. And let's review: your …


1 Minute Chocolate Brownie

Minutes to Prepare: 2<br>Minutes to Cook: 1<br>Number of Servings: 1<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 TBSP whole wheat flour<br>1 TBSP sugar (do not substitute)<br>1 TBSP unsweetened …

This Is One of the Best Point-and-Shoot Cameras You Can Buy

As a person with a little bit of knowledge about cameras and a lot of experience spending far too much money on them, I often get asked: “Hey Alex, …

26 iPhone secrets, shortcuts and hidden features you should know about

This unheralded woman actually organized the Montgomery bus boycott

Jo Ann Robinson is unfortunately overlooked by history<p>Earlier this week, the nation celebrated the birthday of civil rights activist Martin Luther …

What kind of bird is that? Snap a picture and the Merlin Bird Photo ID app tells you

Is that a bufflehead? A coot? Maybe a loon? Get close enough to take a picture and the Merlin bird identification app will tell you in seconds — sort of like a Shazam for would-be ornithologists.<p>The photo ID capability has actually been a part of the greater Merlin ecosystem for more than a year, …


How to Read a Crochet Pattern

by Jean Leinhauser<p>Once you’ve learned the basic crochet stitches, you’ll want to start your first pattern. (If you need assistance with learning …

Why you should not delete images on your memory card using your camera

As many of you know, I spent many years of my life as Director of Marketing at Lexar dealing with the ins and outs of the memory card business. And …


8 Metabolism Secrets That Help You Blast Calories

Discover how to torch more calories every day and boost your metabolism in this complete guide to your body's fat-burning engine.

The Presidential Suite: A Look Back at Obama’s Musical Milestones

<i>’Cause I’m black and I’m proud</i><i><br>I’m ready and hyped plus I’m amped</i><i><br>Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamps</i><p>Chuck D’s gruff protest turns ironic as “Fight the Power” blares across the White House grounds. On a bright October afternoon, over manicured grass and against neo-classicalcolumns, Public …

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Twelve ways to have a better iOS 10 life

The latest version of Apple’s operating system for mobile devices brings a host of new features – not all of them immediately obvious. Here’s our pick of the best<p>1 Improved touch controls<p>Several buttons now have “3D touch”: they respond to the force used (iPhone 6S or newer devices). A hard press …


How to Get the Most Out of the New Photos App in iOS 10

GIF<p>One of the relatively unsung new features in iOS 10 is a smarter Photos app that wants to make organizing photos less of a chore. Generally, it …


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Improv: Basic pattern for a top-down seamless sweater

When I first published my top-down tutorial in early 2013, I’d only been knitting for about 17 months, hadn’t yet struck on my basted knitting …


How to skip the airport's US Customs line with your iPhone

Tips<p>An iPhone app authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection allows users to submit entry information over the internet after landing, allowing …

7 settings new iPad owners should change right now

Tweak these settings for a better tablet experience.<p>New iPad? It's a pretty easy device to use, but certain aspects can be confusing. For example, if you also have an iPhone, don't be surprised if your new tablet suddenly starts ringing the next time you get a phone call.<p>That's a feature, not a …

iOS Apps

The top apps Apple thinks everyone should have on their iPhone

But Apple wants to help. The company recently released a list of the 10 apps, besides its own, that you should have on any new iPhone.<p>These are the essentials, and they range from powerful photo apps to ones designed to keep your accounts safe.<p>Here are Apple's 10 apps everyone should have:


52 Tech Products You Didn't Know You Needed (Until Now)

Get your life in gear with these high tech gadgets.

Gear & Gadgets

Everything Technology

The first 15 apps you should download for your new iPhone

1/<p>Google Photos is the best app for managing and backing up your camera roll.<p>iTunes<p>Google Photos is an overall better solution to Apple's built-in …


The True Gladness of Allen Toussaint

Last summer, I was sitting on the back porch of a converted farmhouse in New Hampshire, talking with a poet named Peter. I was griping about various aspects of being alive that I’d come to find agitating. I was airing grievances. I had probably kicked off my shoes. That June, I’d taken to toting …

2015 Best of Year Camera Awards

From professional DSLRs to pocket-sized powerhouses, these are the best cameras of the year.