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Major Bug Alert: iPhones & iPads Unrecoverably Bricked by Setting a Bad Date

11:16 AM — Apple's once flawless mobile operating system has seen its fair share of bugs recently. From Messages and Wi-Fi settings crashing to having your photos and contacts exposed, iOS has been standing on shaky ground for a while now. But a newly discovered exploit by Redditor vista980622 could easily be the worst of the bunch, leaving your device totally useless (bricked) u ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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5 Clutch Tips for Baking with Frozen Fruit

3:30 PM — Frozen fruit is always in season at your local grocery store, so you don't have to wait until the farmers market starts again to enjoy delicious baked fruit desserts. Peach pie, blueberry muffins, raspberry scones... all of these delicious baked goods can be just as delectable ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Galaxy S7 Preorders Open February 21st, Include Free Gear VR

12:27 PM — Samsung will begin preorders for the upcoming Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on February 21st, the same day the company plans to unveil its handsets ahead of the Mobile World Congress, according to Dutch site Android World (via Droid Life). Customers who preorder a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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Big Changes for Facebook Messenger: Multiple Accounts, SMS, & Material Design

11:49 AM — Earlier this week we showed you how to use multiple accounts on Instagram, and now Facebook is rolling out a similar feature for its Messenger app, as well as a few other features. Don't Miss: How to Play Chess in Facebook Messenger Click on the "Accounts" pane on the Setting ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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DIY Bacon Rose Bouquet: Who Says Bacon Can't Be Romantic?

7:00 AM — Show your significant other just how much you love them by surprising him or her with one of life's most precious, romantic gifts—bacon! Best thing is, this passionate treat works for any day of the year (Valentine's Day, a first date, anniversary, etc.), since love and bacon ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Hack Like a Pro: How to Evade AV Software with Shellter

9:00 AM — Welcome back, my tenderfoot hackers! One key area on the minds of all hackers is how to evade security devices such as an intrusion detection system (IDS) or antivirus (AV) software. This is not an issue if you create your own zero-day exploit, or capture someone else's zero-day. However, if you are using someone else's exploit or payload, such as one from Metasploit o ...more

Null Byte » How-To
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9 Simple No-Bake Valentine's Day Desserts to Make Your Favorite Person

5:00 AM — If you have zero baking skills but still want to make something sugary and sweet for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day, invest in a heart-shaped metal cookie cutter. From there, you c ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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I Love Puff Pastry. Here’s Why You Should, Too

3:00 AM — I always have several sheets of puff pastry in my freezer. It's unlike any other pastry dough: the layers of butter let out steam when the dough bakes (hence, the "puff" in puff pastry). The dough's flakiness perfectly compliments sweet and savory dishes, which makes it a tota ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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YouTube Red's First Originals Are Now Streaming

Yesterday 4:07 PM — YouTube announced last October some of the original programming it was producing for its YouTube Red subscription service, and the first four originals went live on Wednesday, February 10th. The first four original series are Lazer Team, A Trip to Unicorn Island, Scare PewDie ...more

Digiwonk » Inspiration
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Ingenious Method Uses Dry Ice to Remove a Broken Phone Screen

Yesterday 2:30 PM — So you dropped your smartphone and the screen cracked. Again. Just the thought of sending it out for repair or buying a new phone is driving you mad. But if it's only the glass that is cracked, and you're a DIY-type with experience disassembling and reassembling gadgets, you ...more

Smartphones » How-To
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How to Win Paid Apps for Free

Yesterday 1:12 PM — If you're a developer looking to get some exposure for your high-quality app, or if you're a user hunting for new apps and would like a chance to win a paid app at no cost, then Jack Underwood's new Promo Codes app may get you there, which you can install for free from the Goo ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Google Maps Update Eliminates Annoying Voice Directions During Phone Calls & More

Yesterday 10:13 AM — We've all been there. You're driving along with Google Maps pointing the way when you get a call from your friend asking you how much longer it'll be until you show up. You try to offer some lame excuse about how something came up last-minute, but you're interrupted, quite rud ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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Make Your Valentine's Day Unique with These 11 Cheap & Easy DIY Gift Ideas

Yesterday 5:00 AM — Do you want to know what's better than a bouquet of a dozen red roses? How about a bouquet of bacon roses? Or, if you aren't a meat-eater, a bouquet of hand-crafted origami roses or ones made of duct tape that won't wither away within a couple of days? For this Valentine's Da ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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10 Valentine's Day Desserts for Every Person in Your Life

Yesterday 7:00 AM — Valentine's Day is almost upon us, and it's the perfect time to show those you love (or like) how you feel about them by making them a homemade sweet treat. Sure, you could just buy a red, heart-shaped box of candy or even a bag of seasonal M&M's. But trust me—if you put the time and effort into crafting any of these super cool, totally unique creations, it will truly ...more

Food Hacks » Inspiration
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Weird Ingredient Wednesday: How to Train Your Dragonfruit

Yesterday 3:00 AM — Even the most unadventurous eaters can usually be coaxed to take a bite of an exotic fruit (except, perhaps, the notoriously stinky durian). After all, fruit is sweet, juicy, and filled with natural sugars. Don't Miss: Bite into Black Sapote, the Chocolate Pudding Fruit So d ...more

Food Hacks » Inspiration
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9 Tricks to Keep Your Car Functioning in Freezing Temperatures

Tue 4:16 PM — Nothing about living in a snowy climate is easy, but life with a snowy, frozen car doesn't have to be the worst part of your day. With a few clever hacks and some anti-weather tactics, you can fight off frozen windshields, icy locks, and even stubborn car doors, while keeping ...more

Maintenance » How-To
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How to Send a Secret Message Inside an Egg

Tue 1:00 PM — Whether it's for Valentine's Day or you simply want to send a note to someone in a unique way, a secret message inside of a seemingly untouched raw egg is the perfect way to go. Simply poke holes on both ends of the raw egg (make sure to make a bigger hole on the wider end) a ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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Filing Indicates a HUGE Battery on the New Samsung Galaxy S7

Tue 11:52 AM — New filings with the FCC released on Monday show that Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy S7 Edge will feature a 3,600 mAh battery. While this news might not satisfy everyone who is unhappy that Samsung did away with removable batteries, this should mean that the S7 Edge will be able ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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Download All the New Samsung Galaxy S7 Wallpapers Right Now

Tue 10:23 AM — The leaks keep trickling out for Samsung's new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets. Hot on the heels of the first images of the S7 Edge, 13 of the wallpapers for the new flagships have surfaced online (courtesy of J.K. Shine from the SamMobile forum), and are here for you to downlo ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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Save Time Prepping Veggies with These Insider Tricks

Tue 3:00 AM — Vegetables are perhaps the most important part of our diets, but often times they're an absolute pain to prepare. Cleaning every fleck of dirt off of dozens of leafy greens takes ages, and eliminating the more fibrous parts of certain veggies can be extremely tedious. But whe ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Clone KFC's New Nashville Hot Chicken

Tue 8:51 AM — What began as a regional specialty has turned into a national trend that looks like it's here to stay: Nasvhille hot chicken has caught on like wild fire, with hot chicken restaurants popping up across the country—not to mention the 8 hot chicken restaurants that you can find in Nashville alone! The history of this Deep South dish is fascinating, and you can read more a ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Use Multiple Instagram Accounts on the Same Phone

Mon 5:25 PM — In its latest update for both Android and iOS, Instagram is finally rolling out a long-awaited feature that enables users to switch between accounts in the native app. Previously, you'd have to use a third-party app to sign into your second account, use a completely different ...more

Smartphones » How-To
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Act Fast: Get 2 GB Google Drive Storage for Free (Limited Time Only)

Mon 1:00 PM — Yes, "Safer Internet Day" is a real thing, and it's actually been around for 12 years. This year, Google again will be commemorating the event by giving away a 2-gigabyte storage bump for their Google Drive cloud service if you simply run through a security checkup. It's a ni ...more

Digiwonk » Inspiration
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Leaked Pics Just Revealed the Samsung Galaxy S7

Mon 2:10 PM — There have been plenty of rumors and lots of speculation about the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and now we're finally getting our first look at Samsung's newest flagships—in the form of two images. It looks as if Samsung has eliminated the "camera bump" on the new Galaxy S7 Edge.. The first image, of the backside of the phone, was featured on Vietnamese tech website reviewdao ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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How to Update Your Nexus Without Losing Root (No Computer Needed)

Mon 12:57 PM — For many people, the two main advantages of buying a Nexus device are prompt updates and the ability to root without much hassle. But in a cruel twist of fate, these two features are almo ...more

Nexus » How-To
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How to Make a Gorgeous Heart-Shaped Cake Without a Special Pan

Mon 11:50 AM — Valentine's Day is right around the corner... which is the perfect excuse to ignite your inner cupid and bake a heart-shaped cake. If you have a heart-shaped cake or springform pan, you're all set. If not, don't worry—you don't need one! With a little ingenuity, you'll have a ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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The Lazy Person's Guide to 'Homemade' Chicken Noodle Soup

Mon 7:00 AM — One of the best things about cold weather is soup, and there's nothing more comforting than a great chicken noodle soup. But I've often grabbed a can from the grocery store and found the chicken dried out and over-processed... and the noodles soggy and tasteless. What's worse: ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Microsoft's Contacts App for Android Makes Staying Organized a Cinch

Mon 5:00 AM — A lot of things have been changing over at Microsoft recently. Not only did they acquire the ever-popular Android keyboard SwiftKey and give away Windows 10 for free, but they've started a Google X-like experimental division called Microsoft Garage, and they've actually releas ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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How to Make Rabbit-Shaped Apple Slices for Your Bento or Sack Lunch

Mon 3:00 AM — Apple slices are so meh... that is, until you add bunny ears to them. A long-standing staple of bento lunches in Japanese and Japanese-American households, bunny-shaped apple slices are quite easy to make and sure to bring a smile to your face—or you child's face. Don't Miss: ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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5 Ways Android Can Lead to Better Sleep

Sun 3:00 PM — We spend over 30 percent of our lifetimes sleeping—yet it never seems like enough, does it? Distractions ranging from work issues to personal relationships keep our minds racing well after they should be shutting down for the night, and the onset of smartphones has only added to this problem with the instant information and easy entertainment that they offer. Don't Mis ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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How to Wake the Screen on Your Nexus 6P with a Double-Tap

Sun 1:00 PM — Ever since developer bponury created his TouchControl app for the Galaxy Nexus back in 2011, manufacturers and modders alike have been racing to re-implement the "Double-tap-to-wake" functionality it brought to the table. We've seen LG do it with their "Knock On" feature, we'v ...more

Nexus » How-To
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Save Money: Break Down Your Own Chicken

Sun 11:00 AM — Here's a not-so-well-kept secret about the food industry: retailers love to take your money. And one of the ways they do that is by dividing food into smaller sizes and charging more. Have you ever noticed that a container of precut, washed broccoli costs more than a head of b ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Watch the 2016 Super Bowl 50 Live Stream from Anywhere

Sun 10:00 AM — Whether you're anxious to tune into this Sunday's Super Bowl 50 to see Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers take on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, or to see if you win some money ...more

Cord Cutters » Inspiration
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How to Make a Football-Shaped Pull-Apart Cake

Sun 3:00 AM — What kind of cake goes best with the Super Bowl? If you guessed a football-shaped cake, you guessed right. In this video recipe, Betty Crocker shows you how to whip up a super easy Americ ...more

Cake Decorating » How-To
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5 Easy Velveeta-Free Cheese Dips for Your Super Bowl Party

Sat 9:00 AM — Personally, I think Velveeta is pretty gross. Nothing about its texture, flavor, or color resembles real cheese. But your taste in cheese isn't the important part—what matters is having s ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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5 Foods You Need to Torch Right Now

Sun 9:00 AM — No crème brûlée is worth its custard without the crackled, caramelized crust it's famous for. For this reason alone, many cooks have a brûlée torch sitting somewhere in their cabinets. But the brûlée torch is much more versatile than people think. It provides a unique way of ...more

Food Hacks » Inspiration
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Android Basics: How to Manage App Permissions on Marshmallow

Sun 7:00 AM — Android 6.0 Marshmallow has a brand new permissions system that promises to make your digital life much more secure. Unlike previous versions, apps now have to ask for your consent before they can access certain data, which puts you firmly in the driver's seat. As if that wer ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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5 Winter Life Hacks to Keep You Warm, Dry, & Moving

Sun 5:00 AM — Winter is already here, and when Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, he tends to nip on your wallet, too. That's right—between holiday parties, gift-giving, heating bills, and all the required snow and wet-weather gear you need, the winter months can get pretty expensive. So ...more

MacGyverisms » How-To
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Hack Like a Pro: Digital Forensics for the Aspiring Hacker, Part 14 (Live Memory Forensics)

Sat 3:00 PM — Welcome back, my budding hackers! One of the most basic skills the forensic investigator must master is the acquisition of data in a forensically sound manner. If data is not captured in a forensically sound manner, it may not be admissible in court. In my Kali Forensics seri ...more

Null Byte » How-To
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How to Listen to FM Radio on a Google Android Smartphone

Sat 1:00 PM — Android smartphones have all sorts of connectivity chips built in, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, and mobile data. But what about AM or FM radio, two of the most common methods of wireless communication? The truth is, it really depends on your device. Some phones come ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Replace the Clunky Download Bar in Chrome with This Better Pop-Up Button

Sat 7:00 AM — Chrome's download bar has looked pretty much exactly the same for years now—a simple horizontal menu that spans the entire bottom of the browser and displays buttons for each of your recent downloads. It's not exactly pretty, and when it comes to functionality, the space it oc ...more

Digiwonk » How-To
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Safe-Cracking Made Stupid Easy: Just Use a Magnet

Sat 11:00 AM — SentrySafe puts all sorts of measures in place to protect your valuables and important documents. This particular SentrySafe has an electronic lock, four 1-inch bolts to keep the door firmly in place, pry-resistant hinges, and it's able to withstand drops of up to 15 feet. That all sounds great, until you find out that you can open this safe—and pretty much every safe l ...more

Lock Picking » Inspiration
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7 Home Remedies for Relieving Common Cold Symptoms

Sat 5:00 AM — The next time you find yourself with a stuffy nose and the beginnings of a sore throat, breathe in warm air through your nose while holding a hair dryer blowing 18 inches away from your face. (Be sure the hair dryer is set to "warm" and not "hot.") Yes, really. Breathing in w ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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Buffalo Chicken Pizza Beer Dip: The Ultimate Super Bowl Party Snack

Sat 3:00 AM — Chicken wings, pizza, beer, and chips are among the top five most popular Super Bowl foods, and we eat them in staggering quantities. According to the stats, Domino's and Pizza Hut sell over 25 million slices of pizza during the Super Bowl, and Americans snack on over 1 billio ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Turn Your Favorite Cake Mix into Scrumptious Cookies in Under 20 Minutes

Fri 3:00 PM — This is the easiest cookie batch you'll ever bake, I promise. And no, take-and-bake cookie dough doesn't count. With this recipe, it'll take you less than 20 minutes to go from your sad, cookie-less life to cookies in your absolute favorite flavor... of cake. You see, this "recipe" isn't really a recipe at all, because it only involves three simple ingredients: your f ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Add Widgets to Your Status Bar

Fri 1:00 PM — While it took Apple a damn-long time to finally include widgets in iOS, I do admire their implementation. Accessible from within any screen by pulling down the Notification Center (or, more correctly, the "Today" view), the home screen remains clean and minimal, which some of ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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The Trick to Keeping Your Home Warm During Winter for Cheap

Fri 9:00 AM — When temperatures drop and hit new lows during the cold, winter months, it's hard not to crank the heat up. That means increased energy bills each month, no matter if you rely on gas, electric, or another fuel for heating. Instead of resorting to blankets, coats, and layers u ...more

MacGyverisms » How-To
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Fantastic Food Deals for Super Bowl 50

Fri 12:11 PM — The big day is nearly here... Super Bowl 50 kicks off this Sunday, February 7, at 3:30 p.m. PST (6:30 p.m. EST). And whether you're having a giant party or watching the game on your big-s ...more

Food Hacks » Inspiration
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Super Bowl Snacks: Gatorade-Infused Treats for Game Day

Fri 11:00 AM — Gatorade and football go hand in hand, from player endorsements to the traditional Gatorade shower that coaches get at each Super Bowl. So, get in the game-day spirit with these Gatorade- ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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5-Minute Super Bowl Snacks for the Win

Fri 7:00 AM — Planning a Super Bowl party, or any football-themed party for that matter, can be fun for even the most craft-adverse host, as almost anything brown can turn into a football with just a l ...more

Food Hacks » How-To