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iPhone & iPad: How to customize notes settings

Whether you’ve been using the iOS notes app for a while and never customized it or are just starting to use it, follow along below for how to dial in your settings.<p>Curating your settings for notes is easy to do and is definitely worth your time. Whether you like to start new notes with Siri, …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Review: Leviton’s USB-C & USB-A wall outlet offers lots of charging convenience

While the tech industry is still in the middle of a transition to USB-C, it can be easy to wind up with lots of various charging bricks and adapters. Leviton’s Type A & Type C USB Charger/Receptacle caught our eye as a way to simplify our digital lives, so we went hands-on with the handy wall …

MacBook Pro

How to get six free months of Apple Music on Verizon

The partnership between Apple and Verizon begins today<p>Last week, Verizon somewhat randomly announced a new, close partnership with Apple. Phase one of their alliance is pretty great if you’re a Verizon customer: you get six free months of Apple Music — so long as you’re on one of the carrier’s …

Apple Music

How to Clean Your Apple Keyboard and Mac Display the Right Way

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Cleaning

Pro Tip: How to type the Apple logo on iPhone, Mac and iPad

It’s pretty easy to type the Apple logo on any of your Apple devices, although it’s easier on some (like the Mac) than on others (like Apple TV). Below is a quick list that lays out exactly how to type the Apple logo on any Apple device.<p>How to type  on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV<p>To type the …

Keyboard Shortcuts

10 Things Your Electrician Wants You to Know

Almost every home uses electric service to one degree or another. And sooner or later, something is going to go wrong with your home’s electrical …

Home Improvement

Delete old iOS backups to free up tons of space on your Mac

I was shocked to discover that the biggest chunk of data occupying my MacBook's ($1,249 at Amazon.com) limited storage were iOS files. Needless iOS files, to be exact. I was unknowingly storing iPhone ($1,000 at Cricket Wireless) backups on my Mac for an iPhone and an iPad ($346 at Amazon …

Operating Systems

19 Tourist Trap Restaurants in LA That Are Actually Good

Destination dining doesn’t always have to disappoint<p>Like any major American city, Los Angeles has its share of tourist traps and "locals don't go" destinations. Folks tend to be disappointed by the sometimes shabby nature of Hollywood's Walk of Fame, say, or enrage themselves over the lack of prime …

California

How to record the screen on your iPhone in a few easy steps

Want to show your non-tech-savvy relative how to set up their email without actually having to do it for them? Since iOS 11, Apple has offered a …

Apps

21 College Rooms That Are Actually Dorm Goals

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Wall Art

A cast-iron skillet is the best way to grill a steak

Using a cast-iron skillet on the grill is the key to giving your steak the perfect crust and a tender, juicy inside.<p>Continue Reading Below<p>There’s more than one way to grill a steak. Our Test Kitchen loves the reverse-sear method (starting over low heat and finishing with a super-hot sear). It’s …

Cast Iron Skillet

15 Dos And Don'ts Of Property Maintenance Homeowners Should Be Aware Of

Many homeowners take great efforts and spend time to renovate their homes to provide that personal touch. While there is nothing wrong with making upgrades to enhance the appearance of a property, the next buyer may not appreciate them as much as you do. You may think that when it’s time to sell …

Real Estate

How I (finally) overcame my fear of public speaking

<b>“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers</b> …

Public Speaking

Getting the most from OneNote, part I: A hidden Office gem

The more information you put into OneNote the more useful it is. You can tag, flag, recognize, record and search just about anything.<p>Microsoft's …

Software

Free Preview: Watch the First Episode of SI TV’s SI Swim Search Show Here

Still not sure who to vote for in our 2018 SI Swimsuit Model Search? Allow us to help!<p>SI TV is offering a FREE preview of S<i>I Swim Search</i> <i>– The journey</i> …

A Stanford neurologist’s nine simple tips for quality sleep

The serious consequences of sleep deprivation perennially capture society’s attention. And, as kids head back to school, sleep and a lack of it are of particular concern.<p>Compared to historical norms, how have our contemporary expectations of sleep changed? What are the effects of inadequate sleep? …

Sleep

Our Favorite Healthy Foods at Costco Are in This Aisle

When Costco started selling frozen cauliflower pizza, we started patroling the freezer aisles of the warehouse club like never before. A few trips …

Healthy Eating

How to Save or Download Your Spotify Discover Weekly Playlist on iPhone

I'm just now diving into the world of Spotify, and one of my favorite features is, of course, the Spotify playlist! After using Spotify for at least two weeks, a new Spotify playlist appears; it's called the Spotify Discover Weekly playlist. Discover Weekly is a batch of song recommendations that …

How To Free Up Space on Your iPhone

Don't let limited storage stop you from taking another Instagram-worthy photo or downloading another album to listen to on the go. It's easy to free …

Apps

13 Ways to Take a Screenshot on a Mac

- Jun 29, 2018<p>Capturing a screen, taking a screenshot, or in PC talk, printscreening are different terms for the same desired outcome. macOS and OS X …

How to Win Every Argument

In his 1936 work <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, now one of the bestselling books of all time, Dale Carnegie wrote: “I have come to the …

Three Bars to Try This Weekend in Los Angeles

<i>By the time Friday finally comes, we here at Eater LA start to get pretty darn thirsty. After drinking our way around town, we're here to be your guide to the</i> <i>city</i><i>'s best watering holes, whether it be a craft beer mecca or a hidden speakeasy for cult rums. Yup, we've officially become your favorite</i> …

Los Angeles

Why You Should Ditch the Disposables and Shave with a Safety Razor

Unlike the safety scissors of your childhood (you know, the ones barely capable of cutting construction paper), safety razors are hardly kid’s …

In LA, mortgage payments swallow up 45 percent of the median income

House payments have gotten much less affordable in the last two decades<p>Los Angeles homeowners are burdened with some of the nation’s least affordable mortgage payments, according to a new report from Zillow.<p>With housing prices in the area shattering all-time highs, it may not come as a surprise …

How to Choose a Small Air Compressor

We sorted through the specs, tried them out and found eight great models of small air compressors.<p>None of the small air compressors we tested are …

The Best Herbs to Grow in Your Windowsill

A windowsill herb garden is a good idea for everyone. Whether you have 5,000 square feet of house sitting on acres of garden-ready land, or a tiny …

How to Unclog Drain Pipes

A drain that runs sluggishly or is completely stopped up is usually clogged with grease, soap, hair, or a solid object. The pipes themselves are …

When Is It 'Worth It' to Work With a Financial Advisor?

Not everyone needs a financial advisor.<p>As a financial advisor and certified financial planner, I know I can't help every prospective client who comes …

Why Millennials Are Ditching Stocks for ETFs

Exchange traded funds are to millennials as mutual funds were to their parents.<p>Over 60% of millennials have either begun replacing, or considering …

Here’s how to use AirDrop—so you can stop using email to send files

Though it’s been around for the better part of a decade, AirDrop isn’t a feature many Apple users are aware of. Those who have heard of it probably …