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10 Extraordinary Islands

What is it about islands that makes them so intriguing? Whether it's a tropical speck in the midst of a vast ocean, or a tree-shrouded hummock in the …

Mexico’s Secret Beach

I don flippers and a life vest, leave my goggles, smartphone, and camera behind, and line up to dive into the waters off the coast of Mexico’s Marieta Islands.<p>Clusters of people jump off ahead of me — couples, friends, families, all bobbing in the water like Halloween apples. I survey the landscape …

12 of the World's Creepiest Abandoned Places - Vagabondish

<i>Editor's note: Written by Ben Wosskow of Love Home Swap, a home exchange holiday website, revolutionising the way consumers travel. Visit online at</i> …

9 Great Outdoor Adventures for Fall

Winter may be for snow sports, and summer for swimming, but there is no shortage of outdoor activities for adventurous travelers come fall. Forget …

Homemade Dog Treats

<b>Yield:</b> About 2 dozen small treats<p><b>Total Time:</b><p>35-40 minutes<p><b>Prep Time:</b><p>5 minutes<p><b>Cook Time:</b><p>30-40 minutes<p>Ingredients:<p>For Peanut Butter Pumpkin Treats:<p>1 cup …

Time to get in the baking spirit

October 7, 2013<p>It’s October and one of the most fun months of the year to bake and share sweet treats.<p>Cute. Spooky. Scary. Ooey. October is all about …

Plum and Black Grape Hand Pies

Grapes are in season during the fall, but don’t get used as much in baking as some other end of summer and fall fruits. Grapes can actually be a …

Friday Faves: Cookbook Edition

I’ll admit it – I am a cookbook hoarder. I have loads of them perfectly lined up on bookshelves in my office. Truth be told, though, I rarely pull …

Candy Melt Demo #10: Monster Mouth Halloween Lollipops

Apple Is Reportedly Cutting iPhone 5c Orders

Apple has told its Taiwanese assemblers Pegatron and Foxconn that it is cutting its iPhone 5c orders for the fourth quarter, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing unnamed sources.<p>Pegatron, which has been tipped to assemble about two-thirds of the amount of iPhone 5cs, has been informed that its …

Android signs up for official default setting for texting

The underlying code that powers Android text messaging is about to get a makeover, and that could have far-reaching changes for how people text each other on Android 4.4 KitKat and beyond.<p>For non-developers, the changes will be practically unnoticeable. As the screenshot above indicates, soon …

Apps

Air Command, other Galaxy Note 3 software features unofficially ported to the Galaxy Note 2

Galaxy Note 2 users looking forward to getting some of those new Galaxy Note 3 features on their one-year old supersized smartphone should be happy to hear that Air Command and a bunch of other Samsung tricks can be ported to the older model.<p>Naturally, we expect a future Android 4.3 update for the …

Feedly Version 17 Adds Faster Start-Up Time, Article Search, Visual Tweaks, Support For Android KitKat And Galaxy Gear, And More

Feedly has replaced the much-loved Google Reader for quite a few of you, so we tend to pay attention when a new version hits the Play Store. Today …

[New App] Popular Windows Anti-Malware Suite Malwarebytes Now Available On Android

According to Google, less than one hundredth of a percent of apps out there are both malicious and capable of evading the built-in defenses in both …

Eric Schmidt calls Android 'more secure than the iPhone'

Google's Eric Schmidt has a reputation for raising eyebrows with his public proclamations, so this latest episode should come as little surprise — the company chairman declared during the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo that Android has a security advantage over Apple's iPhone. In comments reported by …

So what the heck is wearable tech, anyway?

Deep in a dimly lit audience in New York City, I sat watching a presenter show a slide reading, "Challenges for High Performance Wearable Solutions."<p>Of all the challenges listed -- battery life, processor power, connectivity, developing compelling applications -- one was left out: who, exactly, …

How Apple's Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor Works To Protect Your Identity

Say goodbye to pin codes or swiping to unlock. Apple’s new Touch ID will use human fingerprints to unlock iPhone 5S handsets with a single touch. According to the company, it comprises the most advanced hardware and software it has put in any device.<p>How Touch ID Works<p>Touch ID’s motive is to square …

How good is the iPhone 5s camera? Enough to impress a National Geographic photographer!

Richardson said that what surprised him the most was that the iPhone 5s iSight photos didn't look like compromises - they just looked good.<p>Check out …

iPhone

Absorbed device users oblivious to danger

A man standing on a crowded Muni train pulls out a .45-caliber pistol.<p>He raises the gun, pointing it across the aisle, before tucking it back against his side. He draws it out several more times, once using the hand holding the gun to wipe his nose. Dozens of passengers stand and sit just feet away …

Catching Up With Quick Key, The App That Helps Teachers Grade Faster And Better

Back in February, we wrote about a smartphone app for school teachers called Quick Key, the low-fi demo video that had just gone viral. The app’s optical scanner quickly grades SAT-style bubble answer sheets, uploads the results to teachers’ electronic grade books, and runs analytics on the data. …

Why 15% Of Americans Don't Use The Internet

Americans aren’t giving up on the internet, but 15% of us don’t want to be bothered.<p>Call them the “undecided voters” of cyber space, but according to a survey by the Pew Research Center, 21% of respondents who aren’t online say they’re off because the web doesn’t interest them.<p>What? Not interested …

Xiaomi Sells 100,000 Units Of Its Flagship Phone In 86 Seconds

Early last month, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi unveiled its latest flagship device, the Mi-3. At the same time, the company also officially stepped into the living room with the launch of a 47-inch 3D smart TV.<p>The first batch of 100,000 Mi-3 phones were released at 12 noon today for sale …

Eric Schmidt's Face Shows Up All Over Google+ In Protest Of New Ads

After Google announced on Friday that it will start putting people's names and faces into online ads, some Google+ users decided not to take the news lying down. The few who use still use Google's Facebook clone protested the move by switching their Google+ profile pictures to images of the …

BlackBerry tells customers ‘you can continue to count on us’

Canada's BlackBerry has published an open letter online and in major publications around the world to try to to reassure customers that they can count on the distressed smartphone company.<p>The letter was released Monday on Twitter and will be published in 30 publications in nine countries on …

Apple hires Burberry CEO to spruce up its retail operation

Cupertino's latest hire is an interesting one, especially when we think that about all those cool wearables that could one day take pride of place in Apple's online and physical stores. Angela Ahrendts, currently CEO of Burberry, has been recruited to fill a position that will be created just for …

Miracle Romano

Singapore’s Super Trees 5: TREEmendous Sculptures

Welcome to <b>Day 5</b> of <b>Singapore’s Super Trees</b> here on DDOA! Today we we will go around Singapore to spot and learn about the most <b>TREEmendous sculptures</b> …

The One Thing Not to Say to Someone With OCD

I get it -- knowing how to respond to someone's disorder or disease can be tough. I'm one of those people who gets uncomfortable extremely easily, so I have sympathy for people that look similarly awkward when it comes up that I have obsessive compulsive disorder.<p>I also get the desire to not only …