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How to Jailbreak iOS 8 on Your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch (& Install Cydia)

Yesterday 4:11 PM — Well, that was fast. Usually it takes a few months for a jailbreak method to be uncovered for new versions of iOS, but the team as Pangu were not only up to the task, they knocked it out of the park. You may recall that Pangu was the software behind the iOS 7.1.X jailbreak, a program that took months to flesh out. Now they're back, less than a month after the release o ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Go Green This Halloween with These DIY Gamora Makeup Looks

Yesterday 4:42 PM — With Guardians of the Galaxy's popularity this year, Gamora will obviously be the go-to costume for anyone looking to stand out in a crowd. Not only is she a strong, intergalactic warrior, but she's the perfect persona when you need to become part of your friends' group Guardi ...more

Halloween Ideas » How-To
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How to Lock Down Your Google Account with Google's New Physical Key

Yesterday 1:48 PM — While most of us don't think twice about dragging a pattern or using Touch ID to open our phones, or entering a password in for our email and bank accounts, these features are there to protect some of our most private information. Only problem is, they don't do a good job of i ...more

Digiwonk » How-To
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Be a Human Pincushion for Halloween: DIY Voodoo Doll Costume & Makeup

Yesterday 4:41 PM — Voodoo you want the best costume this year? You're probably laughing so hard right now that you need to hold yourself together with pins and needles, right? But seriously, voodoo and dar ...more

Halloween Ideas » How-To
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Make a Free Microphone Pop Filter Entirely Out of Paper in 5 Minutes

Yesterday 9:15 AM — In this video, I'm going to show you how to make an effective DIY pop filter using nothing but a few sheets of paper and a tissue. This will give you an excellent quality recording with y ...more

Recording & Production » How-To
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Appear.in Makes Video Chatting Easy with No Logins or Downloads

Wed 5:46 PM — These days, phone calls aren't always the best way to communicate with others. Maybe you need to reach people out of the country, or you simply want to have a more visual conversation. Ei ...more

Digiwonk » How-To
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Killer Cupcakes: 6 Cute & Creepy Halloween Desserts

Yesterday 1:16 PM — While it's true that the once ubiquitous cupcake no longer strides the culinary landscape like a mighty colossus, it is still a force to be reckoned with, especially when certain holidays roll around, like Halloween. It makes sense. Not only are cupcakes the ultimate convenience food, they lend themselves to all kinds of decorations. Read on to see all the creative way ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Get Instant Answers Right from Chrome's Search Bar

Yesterday 11:00 AM — Google continues to be the most commonly-used search engine for a reason. While continuing to stay ahead of the pack with advanced semantic search functions, Google even introduced Knowledge Graph results that offer key information without ever having to click a search result. ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Hacker Hurdles: DEP & ASLR

Yesterday 9:15 AM — This is the first installment in a new series that I am calling "Hacker Hurdles." These are things, methods, techniques that make our job as hackers more challenging and difficult. Don't misunderstand me, these items don't make our task impossible, but rather more challenging ...more

Null Byte » How-To
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Best Halloween Costume Ever

Wed 5:45 PM — This is quite possibly the most disturbing Halloween costume ever. Seriously. It nailed creepy down to a tee. A friend of Redditor YouHadMeAtBacon did this gory unzipped zipper face makeup, and it's by far the best I've ever seen. Unzipped Zipperfaces in Action The following ...more

Halloween Ideas » Inspiration
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Noseprint Security: How to Unlock Your iPhone with Your Nose

Wed 4:36 PM — The Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5S was one of the phone's biggest selling points. Now, the Touch ID system can do more than just unlock your phone, like pay for stuff, and is even present on the new iPads (as well as iPhone 6 models, of course). But what happen ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Log into Your Favorite Websites Using Your Phone's Camera

Wed 3:06 PM — With all of the different websites we use in our day-to-day lives, keeping track of our numerous login credentials can start to become a hassle. This has created a market for password managers that aim to centralize these account credentials and generally streamline the proces ...more

Digiwonk » How-To
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How to Be Maleficent for Halloween: DIY Horns, Dress, & Makeup for Cheap

Wed 1:22 PM — Casting Angelina Jolie as Maleficent was a no-brainer on Disney's part. No one else could project beauty, elegance, and fear simultaneously just like the animated villain in Sleeping Beauty did. But what sets the character apart from other evil witches, or any other Disney cha ...more

Halloween Ideas » How-To
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21 Must-Know Tips & Tricks for Mac OS X Yosemite

Wed 11:54 AM — By now, you've probably already installed 10.10 Yosemite, the newest version of Mac OS X, on your computer. While you most certainly noticed the visual changes, you might have missed some of the really cool additions. We've spent the last few days getting to know it, and let me tell you, this isn't a mere redesign—there are a ton of new features packed in that make lif ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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Organic, Cage-Free, Natural: The Truth Behind Egg & Chicken Labels

Wed 8:01 AM — Food labeling is a tricky beast. For instance, when I read the words "cage-free" on an egg carton, I think it means that happy chickens frolic in a sunlit meadow all the livelong day until they're gently herded into a clean, sweet-smelling coop to lay a few dozen eggs—which I ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Yes, Yosemite Is Tracking You, But You Don't Need to Freak Out

Tue 6:15 PM — One of the biggest improvements in Mac OS X Yosemite came to the Spotlight search feature, allowing users to not only search through their applications, but also their emails, text messages, iCloud, and the web. But with this great power, it seems that Spotlight collects your ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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Easily Resize Images for the Web with This Drag & Drop Automator Action

Tue 3:41 PM — Automator takes the work out of common repetitive tasks in Mac OS X. One of my least favorites is resizing images for the web, so I created a drag and drop action to quickly do it for me. Step 1: Download the Automator App This part is pretty easy. Just click here to downloa ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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Install the Android 5.0 Lollipop Messenger App on KitKat

Tue 1:49 PM — With all of the cool new animations and features in the upcoming Android 5.0 Lollipop release, some pretty awesome system apps may have been overlooked amidst the fanfare. Most noticeably, a new Messenger app was added to the OS, containing many touches of Material Design. A ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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How to Open Third-Party Apps from Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X

Tue 3:41 PM — Apple has a built-in way to protect you from opening up potentially malicious apps on your computer in Mac OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite. This setting, named Gatekeepe ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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How to Do Complex & Scary Zombie Makeup for Halloween

Tue 1:37 PM — Zombies are in, as always, and if you want to ride the wave of zombie madness this Halloween, check out this two-part video guide. It will teach you how to create really scary professiona ...more

Halloween Ideas » How-To
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How to Make a Simple Minecraft Steve Costume for Halloween

Mon 1:53 PM — There's no doubt going to be a lot of Steves running around this Halloween, as Minecraft still has a huge community, but those posers are probably just buying their Minecraft costumes. Is ...more

Halloween Ideas » How-To
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How to Root the New Android 5.0 Lollipop Preview on Your Nexus 5 or 7

Tue 11:59 AM — It didn't take long at all for developer Chainfire to sort out a root method for the new Android 5.0 preview build. After handling a few issues with changes to the SELinux kernel module, Chainfire pushed out an update to his popular SuperSU root app. Nexus Root Toolkit developer Wugfresh took the ball and ran with it from there, incorporating Chainfire's updates into h ...more

Nexus 5 » How-To
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Apple's iOS 8.1 Update Gives iPhones Everything That iOS 8 Promised

Tue 11:02 AM — While the adoption of Apple's newest mobile operating system, iOS 8, was smoother than its predecessor, there were still a lot of bugs and features that needed ironed out. There were lost cellular signals, missing Camera Rolls, a confusing iCloud Drive, and no functioning Appl ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Halloween Food Hacks: How to Make Bloody Jello Worms the Right Way

Tue 8:52 AM — The interwebs is a great source of information, but sometimes said information is not always legit. That can be frustrating when it comes to making fun food, costumes, and arts and crafts for Halloween, like this bowl of "bloody" gummy worms. There are certain tricks you need ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Which Stores Accept Apple Pay? The Always Up-to-Date List

Mon 4:33 PM — Now that iOS 8.1 is out, Apple Pay is ready to be accepted at over 220,000 stores across the country using your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. But which businesses will actually accept Apple Pay? Here's your always-up-to-date list. Firstly, since the new iPhone 6 models have NFC-technol ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Conserve Battery Life by Auto-Switching to 2G Data When Your Screen Is Off

Mon 3:40 PM — When you're actively using your phone, a certain amount of battery drain is to be expected. But, if your device is just sitting in your pocket draining its battery, that's when you need to take action. Among the biggest screen-off battery draws are the various connections tha ...more

Nexus 5 » How-To
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AHS Freak Show: DIY Ethel Darling (The Bearded Lady) Makeup FX for Halloween

Mon 1:53 PM — Bearded women are typically more freaky than scary—yet when it comes to American Horror Story, nothing is as it seems. With the introduction of Ethel Darling this season, played by Kathy Bates, bearded women have entered the pantheon of creepy, alongside the show's many other ...more

Halloween Ideas » How-To
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Theme the Quick Settings Icons on Your LG G3

Mon 12:12 PM — While the Quick Settings feature on Android is great, manufacturers like HTC, LG, and Samsung took it a step further in their custom skins. For instance, on Samsung devices, you can access the most common toggles at the top of the Notification tray, and you can tap once to acc ...more

LG G3 » How-To
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Print Out These Emoji Cutouts for the Easiest Halloween Costume Ever

Mon 10:28 AM — Emojis have taken over the way we laugh and cry, tell stories, give responses, and show our excitement to get a drink after work—without any actual text required. Can you imagine a world with emoji characters now? I sure can't. With the ubiquitousness of emojis around the world, on smartphones, tablets, and social networks, how could this not be your first thought for a ...more

Halloween Ideas » How-To
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How to Set Up the Bloody Mirror Prank

Mon 10:27 AM — It's almost time for Halloween, and it's not Halloween without a good scary prank. Here's one, that if done correctly, will really freak out just about anyone. Results vary depending on w ...more

Halloween Ideas » How-To
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Easy DIY Nicki Minaj Costume from the "Anaconda" Music Video

Sun 12:57 PM — Weeks before the music video for Nicki Minaj's Sir Mix-a-Lot-sampled single “Anaconda” dropped, an internet frenzy was sparked thanks to the help of an extremely racy cover image, several ...more

Halloween Ideas » How-To
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Too Lazy for Jack-O'-Lanterns? Make Your Pumpkins Glow in the Dark This Halloween

Sun 12:56 PM — Halloween is less than a couple weeks away, so it's about that time you start thinking of cool ways to decorate your house (if you haven't already), and pumpkins are an obvious choice. Pu ...more

Halloween Ideas » How-To
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Get Meta This Halloween with a Lazy, Last-Minute DIY Selfie Costume

Mon 8:40 AM — Selfies have been around for quite a while, but with the popularity of social media (in particular Instagram) they've become ubiquitous in our culture. There's even mobile apps dedicated solely to selfies. If that and your news feed isn't proof enough, just check with the Oxfo ...more

Halloween Ideas » How-To
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Enjoy Some Politically Incorrect Laughs with CardCast for Android & iOS

Sun 2:55 PM — The future of game night is digital. Your Chromecast is great for watching Netflix or YouTube, but get more use out of it by making it the centerpiece for your next fun get-together. The beauty of using a Chromecast to cast games on a TV is that there's no need to write down ...more

Chromecast » How-To
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The Fastest Way to Delete Unwanted Photos & Screenshots on Your iPhone

Sun 12:57 PM — Apple doesn't make it very easy to delete things quickly from your Photos library, mainly for two reasons. First of all, if you delete multiple pictures at once, it's difficult to know the full details of each individual one you're selecting because the tiny thumbnails don't s ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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10 Awesome Non-Sexy Halloween Costume Ideas for Women

Sun 12:56 PM — Halloween costumes have gotten pretty boring. Most women dress up as a "slutty (insert occupation here)" and the costumes have started to all look alike. Not that there's anything wrong with wearing something skimpy, it just feels like somewhere along the line we lost all crea ...more

Halloween Ideas » How-To
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How to Become Ryuk from Death Note for Halloween

Sun 12:55 PM — Ryuk, the popular anime death god character from Death Note, has instilled fear into many. Just from the live action movie version, his horror penetrates through the screen. I mean, c'mon ...more

Halloween Ideas » How-To
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DIY Olaf Costumes: Low-Cost Halloween Looks for Frozen's Silly Snowman

Sat 1:29 PM — With a November 2013 release, Disney's Frozen just missed Halloween. That means that everyone had to wait an entire year to dress up as their favorite princess or snowman—and that time ha ...more

Halloween Ideas » How-To
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How to Creep Out Your Workmates on Halloween: Windows Edition

Sat 12:03 PM — Want to get even this Halloween? Want to scare somebody with nothing but a few lines of code? Here's how it can be done... So, with arguably the best holiday quickly approaching us, I th ...more

Windows Tips » How-To
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How to Enable Kids Mode on Any Android

Sun 12:34 PM — Whether if it's to play games or watch Netflix or YouTube, children love using our smartphones and tablets. As an uncle of many, I don't mind my nieces and nephews using my gear, but I do mind them opening apps they have no business being in, like my photo gallery or messaging ...more

Nexus 7 » How-To
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Halloween Makeup Guides: DIY Caesar Face Masks

Sun 11:00 AM — Looking for a costume that breaks the mold of skimpy and clinging fabrics? Stay warm on Halloween and impress at any spooky event by turning yourself into a perfect recreation of the apes in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Typically, creating an ape costume requires heavy lay ...more

Halloween Ideas » How-To
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How to Carve a Styrofoam Stormtrooper Helmet for Halloween

Sun 10:51 AM — Stormtroopers were once the elite soldiers of the unstoppable Galactic Empire that ruled the Universe. Then little ol' Luke Skywalker came along and destroyed the Death Star, ending the evil empire forever. Since then, poor Stormtroopers all over the world have been left witho ...more

Halloween Ideas » How-To
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Change the Color of Your OnePlus One's Lock Screen

Sun 9:47 AM — As much as it pained me to lose lock screen widget functionality, I just can't bare changing out the sleek-looking lock screen that's standard on the OnePlus One. The latest OTA introduced a new transparent theme, and while that's a welcomed improvement, I need more options! ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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How to Make a Cardboard Captain America Shield for Halloween

Sun 8:38 AM — As if Captain America: The First Avenger wasn't awesome enough, Marvel hit us with Captain America: The Winter Soldier this year, and it was even more spectacular than its predecessor. Grossing nearly $260 million in domestic sales, it's safe to say America loves Captain Ameri ...more

Halloween Ideas » How-To
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Force Google Voice Typing to Use Offline Mode (& Save Data) on Android

Sat 1:29 PM — As smartphones become increasingly integral parts of our lives, so does data throttling. Personally, I try to save data any way that I can, so to stave off unnecessary usage, I use the GoogleOfflineVoice to limit the amount of data consumed by voice typing. With this Xposed m ...more

HTC One » How-To
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How to Hack Wi-Fi: Evading an Authentication Proxy Using ICMPTX

Sat 12:04 PM — Welcome back, my greenhorn hackers! In previous Wi-Fi hacking tutorials, I have shown you ways to create an Evil Twin, to DoS a wireless AP, and to crack WEP and WPA2 passwords, but in this tutorial, I will show you something a little bit different. In many restaurants, hotels, airports, airplanes, and cafes, they have open authentication on the wireless AP, but once ...more

Null Byte » How-To
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10 Sexy Halloween Costumes That Are Just... Wrong

Sat 12:03 PM — Every year, Halloween seems to get a little less scary and a little more slutty. But hey, I'm not complaining. Neither are the other 3.5 billion males on the planet. Only it does get a little boring when you see the same ol' sexy costumes over and over again. So, it's nice to ...more

Halloween Ideas » Inspiration
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How to Make Yosemite Look More Like Classic, Pre-Mac OS X Systems

Sat 10:22 AM — Nostalgia sometimes gets the best of us—hence the reason we geek-out when we see emulators for SNES on Apple devices or N64 on Android. The excitement lies in getting our hands on classic video games and their respective systems, but older computer operating systems are also ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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Halloween Food Hacks: These Organic Pumpkinsteins Don't Need Any Carving

Sat 10:58 AM — We've already told you how the Japanese pioneered growing specially shaped watermelons (including square, heart, and Godzilla egg). Now it turns out an organic farmer just north of Los Angeles is doing them one better. Tony Dighera has figured out a way to grow "Pumpkinsteins ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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AHS Freak Show: DIY Twisty the Clown Makeup FX Ideas for Halloween

Sat 8:51 AM — Every season of American Horror Story introduces characters who are truly terrifying. From the witches of last year's Coven to the ghostly resident of the show's first season, each new chapter of the TV series offers a host of ghoulish and ghastly costume ideas perfect for sca ...more

Halloween Ideas » How-To