Sue Alstedt

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Oscar nominations 2015: Six snubs and surprises

The announcement of this season's Oscar nominations from on Thursday offered its share of expected honorees ("Boyhood, "Birdman") and plenty of other unexpected ones. Who was in that observers thought would be out, and vice versa? Here are a half-dozen of the most notable snubs and surprises.<p><b>The</b> …

Marion Cotillard

It’s 2015 and I just bought a Sony Walkman

Advertisement<p>40 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom<p>As someone who was born when The Beatles were still together (just barely!), I’ve witnessed much …

Audiophile

These Are the Most Ingenious Gadgets From CES 2015

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Use These Workouts to Combat the Physical Stress of Sitting Too Long

Increasingly, the workforce is dominated by people who spend their days sitting. This is terrible for you. These exercises can help reduce the …

5 ways to listen better

In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares …

Consciousness

Tip of the Day: Easily Add Up To 20 Widgets to Your iPhone or iPad

iOS 8 finally brought the ability to customize the iPhone and iPad interface by allowing you to add widgets to the Today screen in Notification Center. In an earlier post, I explained the simple steps for doing this. You simply swipe down from the top of the display to view the Notification Center …

Find out Which Apps Are Draining Your Battery Life on iPhone

If you're concerned about your iPhone's battery life, knowing what apps are using up your battery life is a good practice. Of course, if you use an app a lot it’s always going to show up as the app using most of your battery. But sometimes an app running the background or not working properly will …

How to Quickly Mark All Emails as Read on iPhone

Mail on the iPhone and iPad has a lot of helpful features that makes it easier for you to deal with the onslaught of email messages. Luckily, there is a quick way to mark all email messages as read that’s been around since iOS 8. Unfortunately, unlike iOS 8, iOS 11 no longer makes deleting all your …

What Are Widgets, Plus How to Add Them to iPhone's Today View

Beginning with iOS 8, iPhone users finally got the ability to customize their interface by adding widgets for iPhone to the Notification Center. We can still add widgets in iOS 11, these days to what Apple calls the Today View, which can be accessed by swiping right on the first Home screen on your …

Tip of the Day: Delete Mail Faster in iOS 8

In iOS 7, deleting individual emails from your inbox in the Mail app was a multi-step process. You had to swipe left on the email preview and then choose Delete from the options that appeared. It's much faster in iOS 8.<p>In your inbox, simply swipe all the way to the left of the screen on the email …