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Introducing ’50 Essential iOS Apps,’ a series on the best iOS apps around

With a mind-boggling 2.2 million apps in Apple’s iOS App Store, how do you find what’s good? That discovery problem is why we’re starting the 50 Essential iOS Apps series, a curated list of the best iOS apps on the planet, with new apps added every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.<p>Throughout this …

Apps

19 Excellent (Free) Apps for Mac You Should Be Using

Price doesn’t necessarily equal quality. That’s true for physical products as much as it is for software. When it comes to the Mac, there’s a wealth …

My Favorite iOS Games of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, we’ve seen what may prove to be a shift in iOS gaming. With the recent introduction of app pre-orders, iOS may attract more paid-up-front indie games and ports of console and PC titles than in the past. Pre-orders aren’t limited to games, but it’s no coincidence that the …

In-App Purchases

30 free macOS apps every Mac user should have

Powerful Mac apps that won't break the bankThere’s something of a misconception when it comes to the Mac. While powerful tools like Photoshop or …

10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books—but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it’s …

Books

PICTAR iPhone Camera Grip Case Hits Kickstarter (video)

iPhone photographers that would like to add a few extra features to their smartphone may be interested in a new iPhone camera grip case called the …

Review: Pad & Quill's Lowry Cuff Is a Well-Made Apple Watch Band for Large Wrists

With its lineup of Apple Watch accessories launching since the device's debut last year, Pad & Quill has been steadily expanding its roster of made-for-Apple products with new bands and docks. I've previously gotten my hands on the company's Classic Watch Band and Timber Catchall and Timber …

About Six Pack Abs:

Over 8 years ago, I was overweight and out of shape. Finally, one day I made the decision that I was going to learn how to get a ripped body and abs …

Orphan Barrel Old Blowhard Bourbon

The Orphan Barrel series discovers and bottles lost barrels of bourbon from historic distillers. Each release features hand-drawn labels with animals …

Bourbon Whiskey

Podcast Suggestions for Men: 24 Shows to Make You a Better Man | The Art of Manliness

The humble podcast has seen its fair share of ups and downs since its inception (at least as we know it now) about 15 years ago. These days, …

The Perfect Pull-Up Fitness Guide | The Art of Manliness

I’m still haunted by my 6th grade gym class. At the beginning of the semester, all the students took part in a physical fitness test. Part of the …

Crowdfunding Roundup: smart watch with calling features, hologram generator for phones and tablets, more

As the success stories keep piling up, so do the number of projects filling up crowdfunding websites with, among other things, neat hardware- and software-related products. Some projects, like Pebble, gain thousands of supporters as well as millions of dollars in funding (and end up at Best Buy’s …

Best Movies to Watch: 100 Must See Movies | The Art of Manliness

For whatever reason (most likely the fact that viewing is easier than reading), films don’t seem to get the same kind of cultural respect as books …

Handleband

Your smartphone is a natural partner for your bike, especially if you're serious about commuting or training — most phones come with a flashlight, …

Commuting

How to Build the Ultimate Bodyweight Gym (Using Only PVC Pipe) | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Todd Kuslikis.</i><p>Men strive for efficiency. We are creatures that look for ways of getting the maximum amount …

How to Make Popular Cocktails | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Mike Hagan, a bartender and a recent feature in our So You Want My Job series.</i><p>There’s been a trend lately to …

Paleo Pasta: 3 Low Carb Recipes | The Art of Manliness

With Memorial Day this week, we marked the unofficial start of summer. Sunshine, warmer temperatures, cookouts, and lake/beach vacations are on the …

Manliness and Physical Fitness | The Art of Manliness

<i>This post begins our series on the five switches of manliness. The five switches of manliness are the power switches that are connected to our primal</i> …

Barefoot Running FAQ | The Art of Manliness

Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian who trained for and won the 1960 Olympic marathon while barefoot.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Shaun Daws from</i></i> …

Roadmap to Buying Your First Home | The Art of Manliness

Almost two years ago, I became a homeowner.<p>I had no idea what I was getting myself into when Kate and I decided we were ready to buy a home. I …

Status Board

It's a question we've often asked ourselves: "Why not give our iPads something to do while they spend their sad days in docks next to our Macs?" …

How to Fearlessly Deep Fry Just About Anything

The satisfaction of biting into a piece of perfectly crispy fried chicken is matched only by some cooks' fear of deep frying. After all, it requires …