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7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

How to quickly shut down Windows 10

It must be a point of pride in Redmond that even after all these years, you still have to click "Start" to shut down your computer.<p>Granted, the Start button is no longer labeled that way, having evolved into a Windows-logo button back in Vista. But that's still what it's <i>called</i>, and still how …

Force iPhone to show numerical value for signal strength

If you are a numbers person, you may like this iPhone hack that replaces the five dots in the upper-left corner of your iPhone that indicate the strength of your cellular signal with a numerical value. It does not require you to jailbreak your phone -- all you need to do is jump in and out of the …

Mobile Technology

Ultramarathoner Finishes The Appalachian Trail In Record Time

2,189 miles in 46 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes.<p>That's how long it took for Scott Jurek to complete the Appalachian Trail, setting a new record for the fastest known finish. He left Springer Mountain, Ga., at 5:56 a.m. ET on May 27 and ended at the top of Maine's Mount Katahdin at 2:03 p.m. on …

Hiking

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

Get yourself a great VPN for less, with TNW Deals

Running a virtual private network is pretty essential if you want to stay secure on public WiFi, remain anonymous online, or access region-locked content. Here are some great low prices on VPN subscriptions from <i>TNW Deals</i>…<p>70% off a VPN Unlimited lifetime subscription<p>There is no point in having a VPN …

9 Best Exercises You're Not Doing

1 of 10<p>Pavel Ythjall<p>Give Them a Try<p>Sometimes the best exercise is the one you’re not doing. And why is such a great move not part of your training? …

35+ House Cleaning Tricks For People Who Hate Doing Chores

Hate cleaning? These time-saving tricks will be helpful […]

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The Invention That Could End Obesity

A Michigan surgeon invented an apparatus that he believes tricks the brain into thinking the stomach is full. His Full Sense Device could be a lifesaver for millions of obese Americans and raises questions about how hunger — our most basic human impulse — even works.

16 Of Nature’s Best Natural Pain Killers

Pixabay<p>Are you in pain? You don’t have to reach for over-the -counter pain killers, or even the heavy pharmaceutical hitters prescribed by your …

Kettlebells may improve aerobic fitness

Swinging heavy kettlebells may offer an aerobic workout in addition to strength improvements, a small study suggests.<p>Female soccer players who trained with kettlebells for one month significantly increased their aerobic capacity, while traditional circuit weight training did not have the same …

The 5:2 diet: basic guidelines

We must eat 6 or more meals a day which keeps blood sugar even and revs up your metabolism. We’ve all heard this before. Or how about, starvation …

How to Unlock Hidden Settings In Your Favorite Software

Not every app has a Settings menu that's easily accessible. Sometimes, developers hide away debug menus, secret settings, and more. With them, you …

Operating Systems

The Best Hidden Features of VLC

VLC is easily one of our favorite media players (and yours too). However, it's not just a one-trick pony. Under the surface, there's a wide range of …

Software

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone: The Always Up-to-Date Guide [iOS 9]

Jailbreaking is a process that changes little by little with each iOS upgrade. Rather than always publishing new guides, we’re simply going to keep …

iOS

20 amazing apps for getting the most out of iOS 8

So you’ve finally cleared up enough space to install iOS 8, or you purchased a new iPhone 6.<p>While iOS 8 doesn’t <i>look</i> radically different, Apple’s new operating system is capable of stunning visuals, and apps can now do more than ever thanks to widgets and app extensions.<p>From cutting-edge mobile …

Three Uses For Google Drive That Don't Involve Docs, Sheets, or Slides

Google's powerhouse of an online office suite is great for creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations from any Internet-enabled device, but …

Software

London police testing body-worn cameras for 'speedier justice'

Rugged video cameras have become part of the police uniform for London officers after the Metropolitan Police kicked off a one-year trial thought to be the biggest of its kind. A total of 500 Axon Body units supplied by Taser will be distributed to officers across the capital, beginning in Camden, …

50 Must-Have iPad Apps

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Ancient History

10 Awesome iOS Gestures and Shortcuts

Ten tips to get the most out of your new Chromecast

So you got yourself a Chromecast, either as an early holiday gift, or you just bought it for yourself. You unpacked it, installed it, watched a bit …

Fitbit Force review: A tiny display makes a huge difference

The holidays are indeed one of the most wonderful times of the year, but they’re also one of least healthy. Thanksgiving roars in with stuffing and …

My Must-Have iPad Apps, 2013 Edition – MacStories

<i>For the past three years, I’ve been running a series called “My Must-Have Mac Apps” that, once a year, would list the apps that I found indispensable on my Mac. This year, considering the changes that I went through from a workflow perspective, I thought it would be appropriate to start focusing on</i> …

Apps

How to use Control Center: The ultimate guide

Control Center makes it easier than ever to toggle Airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, and Orientation Lock, to adjust brightness, to …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before