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Long-term travel: top tips for a fulfilling trip

Most of us have fantasised about ditching the daily grind of the office job and domestic duties for a one-way ticket to happiness. Now more people are taking action in striving for a more meaningful existence, and travel is at the top of the list.<p>The ease of leveraging digital technology is giving …

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24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.<p>Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily …

19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know

You spend, like, half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.

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Today's Apple launch event will be livestreamed

Our Apple TV has just alerted us to the fact that we'll be able to watch a livestream of Cupertino's big launch show at 10am Pacific Time (1pm ET, 6pm UK) today. Others are seeing it on their black boxes too, according to <i>Macrumors</i>, but it's still not clear whether the event will be streamed to …

Time-Lapse Video of San Francisco Fog Is Your Moment of Zen

Those of us here at <i>Mashable's</i> San Francisco bureau are all too familiar with the chilly coastal fog that regularly cascades through the city from the …

Seven Simple Steps To Finding A Job Abroad

When I decided to move to Lebanon, I took the millennial approach and Googled every possible piece of advice on the internet about how to find a job abroad. Most of the articles I found gave blanket advice that could be applied to any situation like “Use Social Media to Connect with New People You …

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: everything you need to know

Apple’s iPhone event on Tuesday brought us the two new devices we expected — and not much else. At a comparatively subdued and small event, the company replaced last year’s iPhone 5 with two models: the iPhone 5c, a colorful plastic phone that starts at $99, and the iPhone 5s, a high-end device …

Apple’s September 10 iPhone Event Now Official As Invites Sent To Press

Apple has just sent out invites for a September 10 special event focusing on iPhone. The event is set to take place at 10 AM PT on the 10th at the Apple Campus in Cupertino, according to the invite, which will probably come as no surprise to those who watch the company and the rumors surrounding …

The Best Travel Apps of 2015

You can find deals, book your flights and hotels, get help packing your bags, and get out of town with these excellent travel apps. Best of all, …

How to use your mobile device to create awesome travel images

MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY has become a full-blown movement. From San Francisco to Shanghai, amateur and professional photographers alike have been …

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iPhone 5C once again rumored for September event

We've been hearing about the a less expensive iPhone for years now but it's seeming increasingly likely that 2013 will be the year Apple finally …

3 Tips to Get Hyper-Local Experiences While Traveling (VIDEO)

While traveling, if I don't get the opportunity to escape the tourist infrastructure of my destination and connect with locals, I AM NOT A HAPPY TRAVELER.<p>To address this, I have an immersive style of travel that often leads me to extraordinary experiences like the time I went fishing in Tunisia, …

10 ways to kill time at the airport

Your bags have been checked, your boarding pass issued... and now you’ve got hours to wait before getting on your plane. What can you do with an airport layover?<p>Plenty, as it turns out. Here are some of our suggestions:<p>Exercise<p>Feeling your muscles atrophy from all those flight delays? Hit the gym! …

The 10 most iconic bicycle rides in the world

For cycling enthusiasts, there is nothing like riding on the open road and witnessing magnificent sights as you ride across the country. Fortunately, …

Bike lights definitive guide

Lights are a legal requirement on your bike, and vitally important to help keep you safe on the roads at night. However, with so many out there, how …

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Apple to Unveil Next Generation iPhone on September 10

Apple will unveil its next iPhone on September 10, reports <i>AllThingsD</i>, citing sources with knowledge of the event. Though the date of the announcement has been revealed, it is unclear whether the event will focus singularly on the upcoming iPhone 5S or if it will include Apple's rumored low-cost …

Cycling is sustainable and healthy so why aren't more of us on our bikes?

Safety fears and lack of employer engagement are holding back a cycling revolution, writes Wayne Visser<p>In March 2013, London mayor Boris Johnson – already feted for his pay-as-you-go Boris bikes introduced in 2010 – announced plans for the longest bike route in any European city. This is part of a …

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Polls find users prefer iOS 7 design to iOS 6, fingerprint scanner to replace passwords

An online poll conducted by Polar compares key user-interface elements from iOS 7 to the iOS 6 counterparts. Despite the outpour of criticism from some of iOS 7, these results show that an overwhelming amount of poll responders prefer the design of iOS 7 to iOS 6 and other previous iOS versions…<p>The …

JetBlue Gives a Sneak Peek At New Interior Design & Business Class Seats

Since last night, the aviation geeks have been in paroxysms of agony and ecstasy and lighting up Twitter and airline forums, and it can only mean one …

Five travel photography essentials that won't weigh you down

Some of your best travel pictures will be off the cuff, spontaneous affairs, but taking a few basic pieces of kit – like a tripod, zoom lens, polariser and GorillaPod grip – can ensure you’re ready to make the most of a golden opportunity. Here’s a round-up of the best photography kit to sling in …

On your bike: the ultimate travel toolkit for cyclists

We love bikes: there’s a certain sense of freedom to be had from jumping onto a saddle and moving by the sheer strength of your own two feet. There’s also a certain romance in settling into the rhythm of pedalling, the drive train propelling you along the road ahead. Aside from the bike, there's a …

Why We're Getting So Much Info About The Asiana Crash

Seasoned aviation buffs are marveling at just how much information the National Transportation Safety Board is sharing about Saturday’s crash of a Boeing 777 jet in San Francisco.<p>Regulators have shared a plethora of insights about the jet, including the slow speed at which it was flying, the …

iOS 7 Control Center allows quick toggling of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirDrop, and more

Apple is finally giving users an easy way to toggle their settings straight from any screen that they'd like. By dragging up from the bottom of the screen, users can access a new feature called Control Center, which includes easy access to a variety of options, including brightness, Bluetooth, and …

iOS 7 To Be Available For Devs Today, Full Release This Fall

Apple just took the wraps off the next version of iOS. Gone are the faux felt and wood veneers. In its place iOS 7 will feature a sleek look that really pushes Apple’s mobile OS into the future (with a little stolen from startups).<p>Developers can snag the new OS from Apple later today followed by a …

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …