Wayne Mocik

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How to set up a shared library with Google Photos

Although we are both equipped with an iPhone, I take many more photos than my wife, which makes me the photo keeper of the family. When the occasion arises to show a photo of one of our two kids to a friend (that we have not already posted to Instagram), she asks me to dig through the photos on my …

Google Photos

This Under-the-Radar Beach Town Is Mexico’s Next Great Destination

As we reach the outskirts of Puerto Escondido, my driver grins and gestures with his chin for me to look in the rearview mirror. Just above the …

Google Just Released the Best Laptop of the Year (Sorry Apple, Dell, and HP) | Inc.com

It looks and feels like a smartphone, which is a strange way to start out a laptop review. The Google Pixelbook, at 0.4 inches thick and only 2.4 pounds, reminded me so much of a high-end Android smartphone that I almost felt like I should have been able to make phone calls with it (you can, …

I've lived in New York City my entire life — here are the best places to actually eat

As a kid growing up in New York City, I never ate Happy Meals.<p>Why would I when I could get a great bagel or slice of pizza for the same price?<p>New York has some of the best food in the world. Even neighborhood takeout spots are top-notch eateries that people come from all over to try. So over my …

Google CEO Appeases Publishers With Subscriptions

A few years ago, Google regularly traded barbs with major news publishers in public. Today, Google is rewiring its search engine to appease them.<p>The …

Room With a View: The Best Hotel Views Around the World

We've stayed in some spectacularly designed hotels, resorts, and villas over the years. But sometimes, even the decor can't distract from a breathtaking view out the window. Whether in Amsterdam's city center or on safari in South Africa's Kruger National Park, these hotel room views have us asking …

18 must-try dishes when you're on Kaua'i

From fresh-caught poke to a piping bowl of saimin, the Garden Isle is a culinary destination marked by the bold flavors of Asia and the Pacific. Read …

10 Places That Deserve More Travelers

Willing to take a bit of risk and go the extra mile? Then turn your attention here.<p>With tragedy and violence dominating the news, the world may seem like a more dangerous place than ever. But media narratives can be deceiving.<p>In many ways, the world is a safer place than ever to explore today–with …

Human Rights

2013 Napali Challenge - Hawaiian Skies Version

There's a Costco Deal Most Shoppers Have No Idea Exists

Want to go to Hawaii for super cheap? Here's how.<p>We all know Costco is the place to go when you want to buy food and household supplies in bulk—or …

Shopping

This video of Hanalei Bay will have you packing your bags for Kauaʻi

<i>Have Aloha Will Travel, powered by HAWAII Magazine, creates micro-documentaries and short films about the Islands. Our storytellers and videographers</i> …

Where the wild hideaways are in Hawaiʻi

A treehouse in a native rain forest. A relaxing commune of yurts. A bungalow on the beach. A mobile camper that allows you to retreat from mountain …

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Tips and tricks for getting the most from Google’s great service<p>By now, you’ve almost certainly heard how good Google Photos is. Your friends, family, and coworkers are probably using it and singing the app’s praises. It makes backing up your photo library effortless. It can identify people — even …

How to Google Chrome: Essential tips and tricks to mastering your browser

Speed up your browser, consume less RAM, increase your privacy, and install extensions to help you get more done in your day. These tips work for …

Google

Chrome 61 for Android hits stable w/ share menu & Translate redesign as bottom bar UI begins rollout

Following this afternoon’s rollout to Mac, Windows, and Linux, the latest version of Chrome for Android has hit the stable channel. Version 61 includes several new user-facing features, including an updated Google Translate toolbar and vastly improved contextual Share menu. The bottom bar redesign …

Android Oreo wants to make your phone twice as fast

Oreo doubles down on the nuts and bolts -- and speed.<p>The latest chapter of the mobile war is in full swing. In conjunction with Monday's 2017 solar eclipse, Google revealed the official name of its latest mobile OS as Android Oreo. The update is undergoing carrier testing for Pixel ($323 at …

Android News

Does Google sell your personal data?

This is a question (often posed as a fact, but it's not) we see almost daily. Someone in an article's comments or on social media will trot out the …

20 Best Hikes Across America—and the Best Times to Go

From national parks to secret local trails, here are the best hikes across the U.S.<p>The tallest peak in the Northeast is no joke, but there are a …

Hiking alone - things to keep in mind for a solo hiking adventure

When hiking alone, there is no room for external distractions. It’s just you and nature. It can be hard to find a hiking companion – someone who …

Hike above Hanalei to the summit of Kauaʻi's Okolehao Trail

As the wheels of my car pound the wooden planks of the one-way bridge into Hanalei Valley, all signs of modernity seem to fall away.<p>No crowds, no …

Hiking

Get Into Your Sanctuary Photo Contest

Show the world what the ocean and Great Lakes mean to you.<p>In celebration our National Get Into Your Sanctuary events, NOAA's Office of National …

16 Best Train Trips in the World

The journey matters as much as the destination on these ultimate rail adventures.<p>After three decades of riding trains all over the world—rural China, the Swiss Alps, Latin American jungles—I am still thrilled by a classic rail journey. Take The Canadian, where passengers can spend three days …

Trains

Apple, Tips and Tricks - Genius

Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images) Apple Music has found a home in your web browser—sort of. On Sunday, a Reddit user discovered that if you log …

Apple

A Heavenly Day in Hanalei

There are few towns as stunning as Hanalei. It’s a place everyone wishes they lived, and where some make that dream come true after just one …

12 Self-Care Tips for Frequent Flyers.

Flight one of four. Thirty hours to go.<p>On the menu: crappy food, recycled air, mercurial temperatures, sitting-up sleep (the worst kind), and far too …

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The Best National Park Souvenirs

How to Road Trip to Every Michelin-starred Restaurant in America

This itinerary takes travelers to all 159 Michelin-starred restaurants in the country in the quickest time possible.<p>Generally the idea of taking a …

The Rise and Fall of the Great American Motel

In 1939, when John Steinbeck imagined Highway 66 as “the road of flight,” he evoked the crushing realities of Depression-era migrants who’d been …