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How to clean up your Mac

Upgrade your operating system<p>These instructions assume you have the latest Mac operating system, macOS Sierra. If you don't, we recommend upgrading. …

Operating Systems

8 ways to repurpose an old iPhone

Before you decide to sell your unwanted iPhone, consider finding other ways to put it to good use.<p>The iPhone has been around for a full 10 years now, meaning at some point you've probably upgraded to a newer model. (Possibly several newer models.) And whenever you do that, you're left with your old …

Smart Homes

Here’s How To Protect Your Privacy In Trump’s America

Easy tips to shield yourself from expanded government surveillance.<p>You’d think texts to your mom and calls to your takeout place would hardly be of interest to the government, but the feds might be monitoring your communications anyway. Sweeping government surveillance programs have grown in recent …

Information Systems

Two Types of DIY Sawhorses, Burning Wood to Preserve It, a Workbench Production Shop Tour, Table Saw Tricks & More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>DIY Sawhorses 1: DiResta, Stacking</b><p>Jimmy DiResta shows us how he makes his low-cost stacking sawhorses:<p><b>DIY</b> …

Mobile Workbench With Built-in Table & Miter Saws

I've been looking at a lot of similar workbenches for a while, trying to find the right set up that would best utilize my woodworking tools and the …

Woodworking

Security Is Fast Becoming The Achilles Heel of Consumer Internet of Things

Despite increased consumer interest, new scenarios, and multi-million-dollar investments, Internet of Things is still struggling with one of the worst problems of the hi-tech industry – security. The recent DDoS attack on DynDNS where hackers exploited insecure cameras and DVRs is just an …

Internet of Things

7 Dead Simple Ways to Make Your Computer Run Like New

You change your car’s oil every 5,000 miles. You go to the doctor for a physical once a year. Every six months you get your teeth cleaned. And every …