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A Harvard psychologist who explains how our iPhones are making us depressed offers a simple solution to the problem

If you're reading this on your iPhone, chances are you're not sitting up straight.<p>In fact, you're probably in what New Zealand physiotherapist Steve …

How to Password Protect Your Notes

With the introduction of iOS 9.3, the Notes app gained the capability to password protect your Notes. If you have an iPhone with Touch ID, you can also use that to gain access. This feature has been met with much excitement, and I think the Notes app is finally becoming pleasant to use. Whether you …

iOS

Recording: Going Mobile

<b>The Focusrite iTrack interface acts as an iPad dock and provides inputs, outputs, sophisticated monitoring capabilities,<br>and built-in DSP.</b><p>In the early …

Use This Secret Code to Help You Improve Your iPhone Signal

Who knew.<p>A secret iPhone hack has emerged that makes seeking out solid signal easier by showing you how good your connection is in a number rather than an antiquated bar chart system. It's surprisingly simple; you just need to enter a secret code to pull up your iPhone's Field Mode tool.<p>The code …

iOS

17 Simple Rules for Getting Organized and Decluttered

What would it take to get your life decluttered and organized? That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts …

Minimalism

11 Tweaks to Your Morning Routine Will Make Your Entire Day More Productive

How you start your day has a huge impact on your energy and self-control. Dr. Travis Bradberry provides 11 great ways to break bad habits and start your day off right.<p>I don't know anyone who couldn't use a little boost in energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently …

Time Management

How to enable 3D Touch on older iOS 9 Devices?

In iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple introduced a powerful new dimension<br>to the Multi-Touch interface with <b>3D Touch</b> like Tap, Swipe and<br>Pinch. In …

iOS
Google Drive

The 5-Step Plan That Will Keep You Organized Throughout the Workday

These techniques will make it easier to do your job and push your career forward.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>We’re betting you could probably use a little more organization in your life. Because the more together …

Goal Setting

This is one of the best uses for the Apple Watch I've ever seen

Thousands of developers have built apps for the Apple Watch, but most aren't very good. They run slowly and aren't as useful as their smartphone counterparts.<p>It's as if developers decided to cram the smartphone versions of their apps onto the tiny watch screen. (After all, do you really need to …

Smartwatches

Incipio debuts ClamCase keyboards for iPad Pro, mini 4 + Air 2, adds power, notifications

Having acquired Bluetooth keyboard maker ClamCase last year, Incipio today announced five new high-end iPad keyboards under the ClamCase name, including one for the iPad Pro, three for the iPad Air 2, and one for the iPad mini 4. Some of the keyboards feature premium features such as an integrated …

IPad Pro

Nifty keyboard wants to Brydge gap between your iPad and a MacBook

Apple CEO Tim Cooks gushes about his iPad Pro. But you, on the other hand, don’t see it as ready to replace your MacBook.<p>Accessories company Brydge is rolling out new keyboards it says will make your iPad feel as productive as a laptop.<p>The Brydge keyboards for the iPad Pro and iPad mini 4, which …

IPad Pro

Quick Look: Infuse Pro for iPad

VLC used to be my go-to app for watching videos on the iPad, but it was overtaken this past year by Infuse Pro. One of VLC’s updates removed the ability to play audio from certain codecs, and so VLC lost its magical ability to basically play anything you throw at it.<p>However, I’m rather glad I was …

Here's a simple trick to use at the end of the workday so you can actually relax when you get home

Unfortunately, you can't turn off the part of your brain that's still preoccupied with work issues.<p>Yet a new study suggests that there's a simple strategy for mentally distancing yourself from your job. The trick? Write down exactly how you plan to complete any uncompleted tasks the following …

Time Management

Quick Guide to Advanced Evernote Skills, Tips, and Tricks

01<p>of 16<p>Used Evernote for a while now? This list is likely to include at least a few skills, tips, or tricks you have not incorporated yet.<p>Many but …

Productivity

The Autofocus Productivity Method: Stop Maintaining To-Do Lists and Start Getting Stuff Done

<i>Looking for a personal productivity system that doesn't suffer the rigidity and unwieldiness that have thwarted your best efforts to adopt other</i> …

10 Productivity Apps That Will Help You Power Through Your To-Do List

Out of the thousands of productivity apps available, these are the best for staying on top of tasks.<p>We hear a lot about the hazards of digital technology.<p>But there are thousands of apps that can help you get things done more efficiently and effectively.<p>We picked 10 of the best that you should be …

Apps

11 ways to make your iPhone run faster

If your iPhone feels like it's running a bit slowly, there's usually a problem that can be easily solved.<p>Two years of everyday use can take a toll on your iPhone, but these tips and tricks should be able to hold you over until your next upgrade.

iOS

iOS 9.2 is now available to the public

Apple just released iOS 9.2 to the public today after months of beta testing by developers and public testers.<p>iOS 9.2 is the second major update since iOS 9 was released to in Septmeber and brings with it a host of new bug fixes, as well as significant tweaks to the Safari View Controller that …

iOS

Work Less and Do More by Applying the Pareto Principle to Your Task List

The Pareto Principle says that in most situations roughly 80% of effects come from only 20% of the causes. We can use the Pareto Principle to better …

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that <i>everyone</i> deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited …

Procrastination

Siri Tips & Tricks: 21 Useful Things You Can Ask Siri

Whether you’re new to iPhone or have been using your device for a while—there are plenty of Siri tips and tricks you may have never tried. We know Siri has opinions on the meaning of life but what other things can you ask Siri to do? There are plenty of lists on the cool and funny things to ask …

iOS

The Greatest iPhone Dongle Ever Made

Well, OK, it’s not the kind of dongle you’d expect. The paperback sticky note is a pad of paper that sticks to the back of your iPhone 6, allowing …

This tablet stand solves one of the iPad’s biggest annoyances

If you’ve had an iPad for at least a couple of years now, you’ve probably noticed one of the major ergonomic issues with it: there’s no perfect way to hold it. You can hold your iPad to use it which always feels just slightly awkward, place it on a table which hunches you over and strains the back …

IPad Pro

The iPad Pro's Lightning port supports USB 3.0 transfer speeds

That's right -- the biggest iPad of 'em all has a USB 3.0-compatible Lightning port, Apple has confirmed to <i>Ars Technica</i>. <i>iFixit</i> found a controller for the new USB standard when it took the supersized tablet apart, and that came as a surprise because Cupertino didn't exactly advertise the feature. …

Review: Aukey wireless sport earphones will stay in your ears, won’t break the bank

Aukey is a Chinese company more commonly known for producing charging accessories like in-car chargers and multi-port USB stations. But, it also builds headphones. I’ve been testing the wireless Bluetooth earphones while out running for a few months now. For $25, it’s really hard to argue against …

Consumer Tech

The best iPad Pro cases, covers, keyboards & accessories

With iPad Pro officially going on sale tomorrow (possibly at midnight tonight Cupertino time if Apple follows past launches), it’s time to move our attention to accessories for the device.<p>Will you go the Apple route and stock up on the official but pricey Apple keyboard, case & cover, and Apple …

Smartwatches

Play Video as Screen Saver in Mac OS X

If you have ever wanted to play a movie, video, or multiple videos as a screen saver on a Mac, then SaveHollywood is the screensaver for you. The …

Operating Systems