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How to Cancel Your App Store Subscriptions on iOS, macOS or tvOS

If you’ve purchased an app subscription on an Apple device before, you know how easy and seamless the process is. You tap purchase, authenticate via …

The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: October 2017

The race to the end of the year begins in October. With just a handful of weeks remaining on the calendar, the number of new arrivals—particularly in …

The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: September 2017

Illustration by Clay HicksonThere was an explosion of new jazz releases this month, in both quality and quantity. As is typical for this column, the …

20 Productivity Apps You Didn't Know You Needed

From note-taking to goal setting, check out these helpful tools.<p>Whether you’re taking notes, following up on emails or prepping for a meeting, with technology these simple tasks shouldn’t bite into too much of your time. Luckily, there’s pretty much an app for everything.<p>From note-taking to …

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iOS 11: How to remove Portrait Mode effect after photo was taken

When Apple launched the iPhone 7 Plus, one of the biggest features was the dual-camera system’s Portrait Mode. The mode gives images a DSLR-like background blur, albeit with some hiccups occassionally. Sometimes the effect looks unnatural or just blurs key areas of the photo.<p>On iOS 10, if you …

App specific passwords will be required to sign in to iCloud with third party apps from June 15, here’s how to make them

In its ongoing efforts to ensure strong security for customers, Apple will require the use of app-specific passwords from June 15th. This affects you if you use a third-party app that logs in with an iCloud email and password (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc) to access contacts, calendar and mail …

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Exactly What To Put In Your LinkedIn Profile To Get A Promotion

Looking to move up to a management role? Here’s how to showcase your potential in your LinkedIn profile and catch the eye of your boss or a recruiter.<p>You’re smart, talented, and a hard worker, so you’ve been rewarded with stretch assignments that helped you build new management-level skills. But …

Why These VCs Are Investing In Fields That Others Find Hard And Boring

Investors explain what they love about industries with high barriers to entry, excruciating timetables, and no cool factor.<p>According to the latest Crunchbase data, U.S. startup funding is on the rise, up from $18 billion in the last quarter of 2016 to $21 billion in the first quarter of this year. …

“SNL” Welcomes You To The Post-Lie Era–Where Nothing Matters

The Melissa McCarthy-hosted episode ramped up SNL’s emphasis on how brazen this administration’s falsehoods have become.<p>Last week, the president escalated his attack on truth and justice–and <i>SNL</i> escalated its counterattack in kind.<p>It’s hard to believe at this point, but last week actually started …

“It Was Chaos”: Here’s How Ransomware Victims Were Affected By The Massive Hack

The WannaCry attack impacted people around the world, from hospital patients to university students. These are some of their stories.<p>“It was chaos,” a receptionist working the night shift at Jakarta’s Dharmais Hospital, Indonesia’s biggest cancer center, tells <i>Fast Company</i>. “There were 150-200 …

Swell Lets You Invest A Little Cash In Solving Big Problems

For just $500, a new startup lets you put money in funds made up of companies solving specific world issues like renewable energy or clean water.<p>If you don’t like the fact that your 401(k) invests some of your money in, say, gun manufacturers or fossil fuel companies (Vanguard, for example, has …

8 TED talks that will change how you think about human psychology

Some of the talks deal with happiness and success, and others with memory and motivation. But all of them provide an important window into what makes us tick.<p>Here are a handful to get you better-acquainted with the organ between your ears.

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Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All

We all experience stress at work, no matter the job. But for teachers, the work seems to be getting harder and the stress harder to shake.<p>A new report out this month pulls together some stark numbers on this:<p>Forty-six percent of teachers say they feel high daily stress. That's on par with nurses …

Mindfulness

35 Life Hacks That Make Life Easier

Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and trick can help you organize and de-clutter space; prolong and preserve …

8 Habits of Happy, Healthy, and Successful People

Simple behaviors that are committed to over time can yield enormous results.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness and success cannot be pursued directly. Instead, these things are organic byproducts of quality habits and vision. As Aristotle put it, "To be excellent we cannot …

Bestselling business author Dan Pink shares 2 simple exercises to make work bearable if you hate your job

Maybe you feel like the work doesn't play into your skills and strengths; maybe your boss is a bully. Just because you're miserable doesn't necessarily mean you can up and leave without another gig lined up.<p>Fortunately, there are a few simple strategies for making the most of a negative work …

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The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

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How to Care for Your iPhone or iPad Battery

Apple makes a distinction between battery life and battery lifespan. There are things you can do to make sure your battery has enough juice to last throughout the day. But Apple and others also give advice on how you can avoid damaging your battery so that it has a long lifespan. Every battery will …

iPad Art: I’m Watching You

Today’s featured iPad art is this striking image with a perfect title – ‘I’m Watching You’.<p>It’s an iPad painting by Pilar Humada, one of my favorite iPad artists. It still amazes me that Pilar only took up painting on the iPad less than a year ago.<p>I’m much more of a dog guy, but we have a cat in …

These Are The 15 Supplements to Keep In Your Medicine Cabinet

As evidence mounts that multivitamins provide no nutritional benefit, it’s time to forget the ‘daily dose.’ Instead, turn to these 15 supplements and …