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5 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone's Home Button Could Do

9:00 AM — The iPhone's home button is responsible for at least six different default functions—waking the lock screen, opening the multitasking interface, scanning Touch ID, summoning Siri, triggering Reachability, and going to the home screen. Objectively, that's a lot to ask of one single button. Don't Miss: How to Lock iPhone Notes with Touch ID or a Password With all of thi ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Apple Is Using a Sneaky Gimmick to Get You to Share Their Mother's Day Ad—Don't Fall for It

3:00 PM — Celebrating Mother's Day just got more exploitative with Apple's Mother's Day ad. Their original Mother's Day ad shows photos and videos of mothers shot on an iPhone and uses the “Shot on iPhone” marketing line: Video: . In a perhaps misguided marketing campaign, you can inse ...more

Digiwonk » Inspiration
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The Secret Trick Pro Cooks Use to Make Amazing Mashed Potatoes

1:00 PM — Mashed potatoes are a reliably tasty side dish, but they can definitely get a little boring sometimes. So if you're looking for that extra 'oomph' that goes beyond the classic butter and salt seasoning, try infusing your next batch with the flavor of baked potato skins. Don't ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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This Trick Shows You Exactly When You Clicked on That Purple Link

11:00 AM — When you click a link from Google search, the link itself turns purple to let you know you've already visited this page. But let's say you're searching for something similar a few weeks from now and you see one of these purple links—you'll probably think to yourself, "What was ...more

Digiwonk » How-To
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10 Sensational Things You Can Do with Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs

7:00 AM — We keep at least half a dozen hard-boiled eggs in the fridge for times when we're on the go and need a quick snack. Often, we eat them sliced in half with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, or we just make some deviled eggs or a quick egg salad—but these gets old very quick ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Everything You Need to Know About Cooking with Plantains

5:00 AM — The produce section is full of fruits, both familiar and quite strange. Depending on the season, you may see giant, bright-green bananas on display next to the normal bananas that you know and love. No, those aren't super-unripened bananas—they're plantains, and they are defin ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Bold, Italicize, & Underline Text in Gmail for Android

3:00 AM — Say you're out and about when suddenly you get the urge to write a strongly-worded email. You get the words down, but still feel like you could really hammer home the message with the right point of emphasis. Or maybe you just want to make absolutely sure that your recipient c ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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Do the Absolute Bare Minimum This Mother's Day with These Hangouts Easter Eggs

Yesterday 2:16 PM — Google adds Easter eggs to Hangouts from time to time, and they're marking Mother's Day this weekend with the addition of three pop-up animations. All you have to do is type "Happy Mother's Day" into Hangouts (Chrome app or mobile) and you should see either a bouquet of flowe ...more

Smartphones » Inspiration
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The Right Way to Perform a Factory Reset on Your Android Device

Yesterday 1:00 PM — Whether you're performing a factory reset to get your device ready for sale or trade-in, or you're wiping your device in the hopes of fixing software issues, there's a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Sure, it seems like a simple task on the surface, but if you're not ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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How to See Your Lifetime Amazon Tab (& Wallow in Your Painful Consumeristic Guilt)

Yesterday 9:00 AM — How much you've actually spent and how much you think you've spent are usually two completely different results, and is especially true on Amazon when it's so easy to click and buy. You might think you've given Amazon a couple thousand over your lifetime, when the fact is that ...more

Digiwonk » How-To
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Make Perfectly Crispy Hash Browns at Home with This Trick

Yesterday 5:00 AM — Delicious hash browns are ridiculously easy to make at home. So skip the diner and save your money—use this salad spinner trick instead to make crispy and seasoned hash browns quickly and with ease. Don't Miss: The Potato Cheat Sheet: When to Use What Kind & Why Remove Excess ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Get Perfect Bacon-in-Every-Bite Burgers & Sandwiches

Yesterday 7:00 AM — Bacon on burgers and sandwiches is truly a wonderful thing, though not when it slides out and lands on your plate. Or, even worse—the floor. There are ways to prevent bacon strips from slipping out, like holding your burger a certain way, preparing veggies correctly, or hollowing out the bread, but then we discovered the bacon weave, which is perhaps the most genius ba ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Never Miss a Moment by Turning Your Android Phone into an Always-on Recorder

Yesterday 3:00 AM — Ever been in an argument, only to have the other person cop out by saying "I never said that," when you know full well they did? Or how about one of those times when you're sitting in the lecture hall, half dozing off to your professor's monotone ramblings, when your ears perk ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Big Changes in Apple Music Will Fix Some Annoyances (But Not All)

Wed 3:00 PM — Apple is planning to completely overhaul its Apple Music streaming service this summer, and is expected to unveil the changes at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, according to reports from Bloomberg and 9to5Mac. The service was originally launched last summer, but ...more

Smartphones » Inspiration
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Opera's Android Browser Just Got Native Ad-Blocking

Wed 2:00 PM — Opera's web browser for Android, Opera Mini, now comes with integrated ad-blocking technology for a less cluttered browsing experience. More importantly, it decreases the amount of data being loaded, which Opera claims increases webpage loading times by 40 percent. This is in ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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The Quickest Way to Make Donuts at Home

Wed 1:00 PM — Many "quick and easy" donut recipes involve a donut pan and an oven, but those are basically just mini cakes shaped like donuts. Chances are, if you're in the mood for a donut, you aren't looking for a cake "donut" recipe—you want the real thing—a donut shop donut, fresh out o ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Deal Alert: Unlocked Nextbit Robin $100 Off for a Limited Time

Wed 10:39 AM — The Nextbit Robin, the world's first cloud-oriented smartphone, is on sale at Amazon for $299 plus tax, a savings of $100. You'll have to act quick though, as the deal only runs through May 10th while supplies last. Nextbit Robin, an unlocked SIM phone, was just updated last w ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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5 Amazing Ways to Bake with Coconut Oil

Wed 5:00 AM — I remember the first time I used coconut oil; the whole kitchen was filled with a fragrant aroma that reminded me of the tropics. After learning it was a healthier alternative to traditional cooking oil—not to mention a great source of the good-for-you saturated fat—I was hook ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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10 Awesome Ways to Beef Up Hot Dogs

Wed 7:00 AM — While a hot dog with all the typical American condiments (ketchup, mustard, relish) is heavenly for kids, as an adult, I realize there is nothing wrong with switching things up a bit and getting creative. In fact, a plain hot dog can be a fantastic blank canvas for chefs to work with—a great, edible example of going from drab to fab. Don't Miss: Make a Cheap Cut of Ste ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Normally Trashed Items That Are Actually Garden Gold

Wed 3:00 AM — If you've got a knack for gardening and an inclination for recycling, then you need to know about these six garden hacks. Some of the trash inside your bathroom and kitchen is actually garden gold, so get your recycling hats on. Don't Miss: 29 Non-Food Items You Can Add to Yo ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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Someone Just Hacked a Way to Use iMessage on Android

Tue 2:00 PM — Android phones may soon be able to send and receive iMessages thanks to a new open-source app called PieMessage. You can check out the work-in-progress app in action in the video below. It was created by iOS/Android app developer Eric Chee, who has the source code for PieMess ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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How to Use Giphy Right from Your iPhone's Keyboard

Tue 12:15 PM — GIFs are awesome, but GIFing from your keyboard is some next-level stuff. These days, third-party iPhone keyboards are popping up left and right, and thanks to a few bug fixes in iOS 9.3.1, they're running a lot smoother than they were when Apple first introduced the feature. ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Rumors Are Swirling That the iPhone 7 WILL Have a Headphone Jack, but We're Not Buying It

Tue 10:17 AM — If you've been keeping tabs on the rumor mill for the iPhone 7, one of the most discussed elements of Apple's upcoming device is the possible elimination of the headphone jack in favor of a Lightning connection. A move like that would immediately separate it from all other sm ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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Stop Fighting Plastic Wrap with These 2 Invaluable Tips

Tue 8:00 AM — The biggest problem with plastic wrap is also its most useful trait: its incredibly clingy nature. Plastic wrap seems to stick to itself or you before you can get it over the plate, bowl, or food you're trying to preserve. And once you do manage to get it in the right position ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Make the Best Fried Chicken of Your Life with These 5 Pro Tips

Tue 5:00 AM — Everyone has their own reality, and in that same vein, everyone has their own guidelines for what makes the "perfect fried chicken." Now, I'm not saying that my version is the ultimate for everyone, but it's definitely a crowd pleaser in my experience. In my book, a perfect f ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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10 Must-Have Android Apps That Will Cost You Less Than $1

Tue 3:00 AM — These days, there are Android apps for every budget—forgive me if that sounds like a car commercial, but that's just the way things are in the age of the smartphone and tablet. You've got apps that require monthly subscriptions, paid apps that will run you a $30 one-time installation fee, and even games that start at 99 cents, but quickly skyrocket in price with in-app ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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You Should Never Buy Self-Rising Flour–Just Make It at Home

Mon 4:42 PM — Many recipes call for self-rising flour as a staple ingredient. Oftentimes, we find ourselves passing these recipes by because we don't have it on hand, or because we don't use it enough ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Google Keyboard Just Got a Big Update Adding One-Handed Mode, Adjustable Keys, & More

Mon 3:25 PM — Google has added a number of new features in the latest update to Google Keyboard including a one-handed mode and a setting that lets you adjust the height of the keys. The update hasn't gone live on the Play Store yet, but you can download the APK right now for both 32-bit an ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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Facebook Is Taking Snapchat Head-On with Disappearing Messages & Pictures

Mon 12:41 PM — Facebook Messenger is getting ready to roll out a Snapchat-esque feature that will let users send messages that self-destruct after a certain amount of time, so you'll have an extra level of security when you need to send sensitive financial information or, more likely, risqué ...more

Smartphones » Inspiration
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Samsung's Galaxy Note 6 May Let You Scan Your Eye to Unlock

Mon 11:35 AM — Samsung's next Galaxy Note smartphone is expected to contain some nifty new additions that the company hopes will give it the long desired edge it has been seeking over Apple. One of those features that might make the difference? An iris scanner, which could make it the first ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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Android Basics: How to View Your Location History

Mon 7:00 AM — Your smartphone has a GPS chip inside of it that can pinpoint your location down to the nearest 4 meters, and this little device stays in your pocket or purse all day. Combine those two facts and you start to realize that your phone knows exactly where you've been during every ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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This Weird Chopping Technique Helps Veggies Cook Faster

Mon 10:04 AM — Chopping veggies is pretty straightforward: grab the right knife and start slicing. Nothing to it! However, the way you cut your food does affect the length of time it takes to cook, as well as how evenly it cooks. So the next time you need to get your vegetable from hard and crunchy to perfectly soft in mere minutes, give the oblique cut a try. Don't Miss: Save Time ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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When You're Sick of Almond & Soy, Try These 5 Milk Alternatives

Mon 5:00 AM — Whether you are vegan, lactose-intolerant, or cooking for someone who is, standing before the non-dairy milk shelf in the grocery store can be daunting. Instead of playing it safe with the two most common milk alternatives—soy and almond—perhaps you should explore a few other ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Get Apple's Moving Screen Savers on Android TV

Sun 3:00 PM — Android TV devices have had those beautiful Chromecast background images as their screensaver for quite a while now. Envious of this feature, Apple copied the idea for a similarly-styled screensaver in their newest Apple TV, but with one big twist—they used videos instead of s ...more

Cord Cutters » How-To
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Eat More Sprinkles with These 12 Fairy Bread Creations

Sun 1:00 PM — If you've spent any time at all recently on social media, then you've probably seen pictures of fairy bread. This magical creation comes to us courtesy of Australia, so we have yet another thing to thank those clever folks Down Under for... along with shrimp on the barbie, Vegemite (the Aussie cousin of Marmite), and Hugh Jackman. This fantastic treat is pretty simple ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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5 Awesome Ingredients You Didn't Know You Could Juice

Sun 11:00 AM — When we initially started juicing, we tended to gravitate towards the widely popular juice staples—carrots, cucumbers, celery, kale, spinach, and apples. However, as we grew more comfortable with these fruits and vegetables (and honestly, a bit bored), we realized there are ot ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Expert Tips for Making Moist & Delicious Microwaved Mug Cakes

Sun 7:00 AM — There are countless recipes for mug cakes (and breads) on the internet, but not all of them are good. Mug cakes promise a warm, moist, and fluffy cake after a few minutes and with minimal work... but sometimes, all you end up with is a chewy, rubbery mess. Well, mug cakes are ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to See the Notifications You Cleared by Accident

Sun 9:00 AM — If you've ever prematurely dismissed all of your push notifications before you got a chance to read each one, you know how annoying it can be to dig through all of your apps to try and find the one with the missed notification. Android does have a built-in notification history you can check out, but every time your device restarts your history is cleared. It also doesn ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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15 Tips to Make You a Google Calendar Pro

Sun 5:00 AM — Whether scheduling meetings, events, tasks, or even keeping tabs on the weather, a good digital calendar can help you stay on top of your game in ways that a normal calendar could never d ...more

Digiwonk » How-To
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5 Secret Tricks for Alleviating an Achy Back

Sun 3:00 AM — Got an achy back that won't go away? Not all of us have the money to splurge on a massage therapist, but there are several DIY techniques that may help alleviate your back pain and muscle discomfort without completely breaking the bank. Thank goodness for those spare socks wit ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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How to Tell if Beef, Pork, or Poultry is Cooked (Without a Thermometer)

Sat 3:00 PM — Knowing if your meat is cooked properly is both the difference between a delicious meal and an inedible one... and the difference between making your guests sick and keeping them safe. Yes, you can use a thermometer—but not everyone has a reliable gauge, and sometimes you may ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Potato Mashers Are a WASTE OF MONEY & Here's Why

Sat 1:00 PM — The potato masher is one of the most dreaded tools in my kitchen; it always gives me flashbacks to when I had to mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving dinners while growing up. If you're not fond of mashers either, or just don't have one, there's another way to get delicious mashe ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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People Keep Making Weird Useless Machines—Here Are Our Favorites

Sat 11:00 AM — For the past couple of years, random internet dwellers have embarked on an ambitious quest to see just how useless a box can be in hopes of earning sweet, sweet internet points. Welcome to the world of useless machines. On the surface, these machines are fun little contraptio ...more

Hacks, Mods & Circuitry » Inspiration
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Android Basics: How to Set Up Multiple User Accounts on the Same Device

Sat 9:00 AM — The first time a friend or family member asks if they can borrow your phone or tablet, you probably just hand it over without a second thought. But the second, third, and fourth times? Now it's starting to become a habit, and something probably needs to be done about it. Luck ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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6 Great Apps for Android That iPhone Users Can't Have

Sat 5:00 AM — Smartphones have become such a big part of our lives these days that they're now closely associated with our personal identities. No longer is it Ford versus Chevy, rock versus rap, or PC versus Mac—now, you're either an Android person or an iOS person. Don't Miss: 10 Things ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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How to Play Counter-Strike on Your Android Phone or Tablet

Sat 7:00 AM — Counter-Strike is one of the most popular first-person shooters of all time, and deservedly so. What originally started out as a third-party Half-Life mod garnered such a cult following that Valve had to hire the developers and purchase the intellectual property to make it an official standalone release. Don't Miss: The Best Classic & Retro Game Emulators for Android ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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UnaPhone Zenith: The No-Google, Super-Secure Android Phone

Sat 3:00 AM — With the FBI getting access to iPhones, and apps like Waze being used to track people's locations, you've got to wonder just how safe and secure your smartphone is... or isn't. When you consider everything you do on your phone, from taking and sharing pictures to mobile bankin ...more

Smartphones » Inspiration
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Greek Yogurt Makes a Surprisingly Great Substitute for Mayo & Other Dairy

4/29 3:00 PM — Greek yogurt has always been in my regular snack rotation. Packed with more protein than plain yogurt, it fills me up and stabilizes my energy with its low levels of carbohydrates and sugar. I have always tended to go the sweeter route, adding berries, honey, and coconut flak ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Google Trips Is Like Yelp, TripAdvisor, & Your Itinerary All Rolled into One (Download Inside)

4/29 2:06 PM — According to sources, Google has been working on a travel app for some time, and now it has a name: Google Trips. Google Trips aims to be the all-in-one place to go for travel information about your trip. It hasn't been officially announced, but from the leaks that have come o ...more

Smartphones » Inspiration
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This Google App Makes Sure Your Device Runs Smooth All the Time

4/29 12:00 PM — Google has a lesser-known Android app called Device Assist that might just be one of the most useful programs the company has ever published. It offers interactive guides and general tech support for Android, plus it can diagnose your device and help you fix any issues it find ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To