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How to Stop Hackers from Stealing Your Data on Public Wi-Fi

You enjoy “free internet” through Wi-Fi hotspots libraries, coffee shops, at bars, and other public places. It seems harmless. Little do you know, a stranger could know your birthplace, the schools you attended, and your recent search history in 20 minutes.<p>Just a couple of years ago, strangers …

Information Systems

Chimaera device paves way for wireless pain relief

A prototype surgical tool that combines preoperative CT data with state-of-the-art sensing technology could put the ability to carry out complex operations in the hands of many more doctors, according to its developers.<p>The hand-held device, called Chimaera, could revolutionize the delivery of …

Fish

When Weed Is The Cure: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana

A year and a half ago, Dr. David Casarett did not take medical marijuana very seriously. "When I first started this project, I really thought of medical marijuana as a joke," he tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross.<p>But then the palliative care specialist began to look seriously into the issue, and his mind …

Cannabis

How to view and restore specific files using Time Machine

Time Machine is very useful, because not only does it allow you to back up all of your user data, but it also allows you to selectively view and …

Pages of questions and answers about Apple's word processor

If you’ve got a decently long history with the Mac, you’ll remember AppleWorks and ClarisWorks. When Microsoft Office was a high-priced suite, …

Microsoft Office

How to Change Your Apple ID

Your Apple ID is the key to using your iCloud account and making purchases in the App and iTunes Stores. If you want to change your Apple ID, perhaps because it is an email address for an account you no longer use, you'll need to sign out of everywhere you use your Apple ID on all your iDevices. …

iOS

6 stocks to buy...according to hedge funds

Hedge funds are the all-star teams on Wall Street. They command the highest fees and attract many of the best investing minds.<p>Looking at what the 50 biggest hedge funds are buying and selling is akin to looking at what the Ivy League universities are doing. They're trendsetters.<p>This doesn't mean …

Investing

First 12″ MacBook 1.3GHz benchmarks: top model rivals 1.4GHz iMac, 2014 MacBook Air

Following Apple’s shipments of the first 1.3GHz versions of the 12″ MacBook this week, benchmarks have started to appear online for the new Intel Core M-5Y71 machine. Geekbench 3 shows the following results for each model, which vary based on the testing mode (32/64-bit) and number of processor …

MacBook Air

Depression: 'Mindfulness-based therapy shows promise'

<b>A mindfulness-based therapy could offer a "new choice for millions of people" with recurrent depression, a Lancet report suggests.</b><p>Scientists tested it against anti-depressant pills for people at risk of relapse and found it worked just as well.<p>The therapy trains people to focus their minds and …

Mindfulness

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

22 Super-Useful System Tips for Mac OS X Yosemite

OS X

These 30 essential iPhone 6 tricks and tips will help you master it

Life is hard enough without having to factor in modern technology. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were two of the most lauded and intuitive smartphones to …

Top 10 Mac keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

Mastering a few crucial Mac keyboard shortcuts will make using your Apple computer easier and much more efficient. Cutting your reliance on your mouse will help you work more quickly, and you’ll undoubtedly impress your family, friends and co-workers to no end. You might even end up becoming the …

How the Apple Watch is made

<i>Greg Koenig is an industrial designer and co-founder of Luma Labs in Portland, Oregon. This post originally appeared on his blog, Atomic …

Testosterone 'could prevent heart and diabetes deaths'

<b>Boosting men's testosterone levels could potentially reduce deaths from heart disease and type 2 diabetes, UK doctors and scientists say.</b><p>A team in Sheffield has shown the sex hormone has a "major impact" on the way sugar and fat are handled by the body.<p>At the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, …

Diabetes

How to fix adware problems on your Mac

Part of my weekend job at the computer store involves supporting the customers who come with Macs that aren't working right. And more and more of …

How to Use Apple Diagnostics to Troubleshoot a Mac

On very rare occasions, and despite Apple choosing quality components, you may get a boot issue, graphics issue, or any number of other hardware …

Operating Systems

How to enable that sexy new iTunes Notification Center widget

The advent of iTunes 12.1 gave us a sweet new widget that lets you control iTunes from the Notification Center’s Today section, without ever having to switch to the app itself. You can even favorite songs and buy currently playing tracks if you’re listening to iTunes Radio.<p>Unfortunately, this …

iOS

Unlocking Disk Utility’s hidden secrets

One of OS X’s most versatile utilities is Disk Utility—a tool not only used for formatting and managing a variety of storage devices, but also …

Linux

Everything you need to know about iTunes Match

Want to use iTunes Match? Here's what you need to know.<p>Apple has two subscription services: iTunes Match, and Apple Music. Both offer access to …

Your biggest online security mistakes (and how to avoid them)

“A strong password is one that contains enough separate information to confuse a hacker and any software he might be using to spoof your information.”<br>–Adam Levin

Security

William Burroughs’s drugs cure inspires Alzheimer’s researcher

Author’s search in South America for the shamans’ plant hallucinogenic yagé and use of apomorphine to control his addiction leads neurologist to call for clinical trials<p>Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease are the perennial neuro-degenerative afflictions which remind an ageing …

The Brain

Camera App: The Ultimate Guide

How do you use the built-in Camera app for iPhone and iPad to take amazing photos, panoramas, bursts, time-lapses, videos, slo-mos, and more? We'll …

Rest your mind the right way to boost learning - Futurity

The right kind of mental rest, which strengthens and consolidates memories from recent learning, may boost later learning.

Learning

Expected 10-Year Returns Of Major World Markets

Research Affiliates, the research firm led by “smart beta” pioneer Rob Arnott, recently created a great <b>research tool</b> that enables you to choose any eight world markets and compare their valuations. Research Affiliates then takes it a step further by forecasting the expected return over the next 10 …

Make Screencast Movies of your iPhone or iPad with QuickTime

Did you know that your Mac ships with a screencasting software that can be used for quickly recording movies of your computer screen? You can record …

Getting ready for Yosemite: How to backup your Mac and set up OS X 10.10

Apple’s latest desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, is available today. In this post, we’ll take you through the steps required to protect your data by backing it up, upgrading the OS, and getting started with the latest version of OS X.<p>Before you get started, you’ll want to make sure you have …