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9 Home Remedies for Toothaches

Yesterday 9:04 AM — If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of nursing a painful toothache, you can easily find many DIY home remedies in your kitchen or medicine cabinet before your next scheduled dentist appointment. For a super-easy home remedy, simply dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a cup of boiling water. When the water is cool enough, swish the solution in your mouth f ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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6 Terminal Commands You Should Use on a Freshly Installed OS X

Yesterday 3:03 PM — When setting up a new Mac, there can be a bunch of settings that need to be changed in order to get the system running the way you like it. That usually involves going through tons of System Preferences panes and app settings—but it doesn't have to. If you'd rather get everyt ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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How to Ripen an Avocado in 10 Minutes or Less

Yesterday 1:46 PM — Summer cookouts and barbecues come with a lot of delicious foods, but to me, there's nothing better than dishes heaped with avocados. From guacamole to simply eating an avocado right out of its skin, I devour this fruit constantly—but it's one that can be tricky to find perfec ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Improve Sound Quality on Android: 5 Audio Mods for Better-Sounding Music & Videos

Yesterday 12:16 PM — Whether I'm in my car or making dinner, I always have music playing. And since I don't like to keep my headphones on me at all times, I end up using my Android's built-in speakers a good portion of the time. Companies like HTC know how much people use their phone's speakers, ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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How & Why You Should Make Your Own Protein Powder

Yesterday 10:23 AM — Protein powder is a fad in the same way that Justin Bieber's music is: you either love it, or you hate it. Everyone I know has a strong opinion about protein powder, ranging from "daily necessity" to "utterly useless." The funny thing about protein powder is that these opinio ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Make an All-Night Campfire with Just One Log

Sun 1:03 PM — The next time you're out camping, whether it's outdoors in the wilderness or right outside in your own backyard, try this hack out for an effortless campfire all night long. While there is definitely some prep work involved, it's well worth it if you don't need a huge bonfire, ...more

Camping » How-To
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Top 8 Free Wallpaper Apps for Android Phones & Tablets

Sun 12:00 PM — Out of all the questions that we receive from our readers and viewers here at Gadget Hacks, the most frequently asked one is "What wallpaper is that?" On occasion, our wallpapers may be personal or images from the web, but for the most part, they come from dedicated wallpaper ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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The Easiest, Best Way to Keep Soft Herbs Fresh for Months

Sun 10:25 AM — There are a lot of reasons for wanting to make sure your herbs last a long time. Maybe you know that your grocery store won't have decent parsley in the winter. Maybe you're taking a last-minute trip and don't want to throw away your perfect batch of basil. Or perhaps you're simply like me, and buy a dozen different herbs at the farmer's market, only to remember that yo ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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The App Every Mac User Should Be Using to Manage Files Better

Sat 3:57 PM — Managing files can be time consuming on your Mac, for the simple reason that keyboard shortcuts and right-clicks sometimes lack the effectiveness we need. But with a simple third-part app, you can expedite the process of sharing, moving, deleting, and overall managing files on ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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How to Make Homemade Nutella (That's Better Than the Real Stuff)

Sat 2:54 PM — It is a universal truth that Nutella is the nectar of the gods. It takes the already delicious (e.g., sandwiches, cupcakes, or even bacon), and turns it into something magical. Everyone also knows homemade is always better. So if you're looking to step up your baking game, fol ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Download Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, & Vine Videos on Your iPhone

Sat 1:41 PM — For most of us, the primary reason we capture videos on our iPhones is to post on one of the various social media platforms out there, like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, or Vine, providing instant gratification by receiving a proverbial nod from our followers. With ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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5 Simple Ways to Perk Up Your Morning Joe

Sat 10:15 AM — Ahh, coffee. That first sip of hot goodness in the morning is glorious, isn't it? There are days when you need it straight up: No extras, please. But what about those moments when you need a little something else? When that flavored French vanilla, hazelnut mocha, blah blah bl ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Delicious One-Pot Dinner Recipes Using 5 Ingredients or Less

Sat 11:49 AM — If you can't stand the idea of using multiple pots and pans for preparing meals because of all the dishwashing that would be required, check out the one-pot recipes below that require minimal cooking equipment and use only five ingredients or less (excluding cooking oil, water, salt, and pepper). For more easy recipes that require minimal cooking equipment, don't forge ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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Tiny Dots on Your Monitor's Screen? Try This Free Fix for Dead Pixels

Fri 4:13 PM — If you've noticed a tiny discolored spot on your computer screen that just doesn't seem to go away, chances are you have a stuck pixel. With modern LCD and OLED screens, there are millions of incredibly small dots (pixels) that make up all of the contents of your display—and w ...more

Digiwonk » How-To
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The 5 Best Android Apps for Transferring Files Without Any Cables

Fri 2:25 PM — We've come to a point where smartphones and computers are ubiquitous in society—even my 80-year-old grandparents have Android phones and Windows laptops by now. But as prevalent as these devices are, they're simply not interconnected well enough just yet. Sure, you can detach ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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How to Dual Boot Windows 10 & Mac OS X on Your Mac

Fri 12:34 PM — While Windows 10 is still a few weeks away from a public release, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy its brand new features right now. Anyone with an Insider Preview account can install Windows 10 on their computer. And that doesn't just go for those that own a Windows PC—Mac u ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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Food Tool Friday: The Cutting-Edge Allure of Ceramic Knives

Fri 11:15 AM — A good chef's knife is a thing of beauty and, with proper care, a joy forever. It can totally change the way you cook and turn even the dullest prep work into a glee-filled task. I once spent a happy, messy afternoon turning beef and beets into a credible Russian borscht with ...more

Food Hacks » Inspiration
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5 Purdy Paint Tools Every DIY Painter Will Love

Fri 10:03 AM — Brought to you by Purdy Paints The art of painting requires excellent tools. And with so many options on the market, it can be hard to find a brand that works for you and your DIY project. That's where Purdy comes in. High quality, dependable, and easy to use, Purdy is the s ...more

Construction & Repair » How-To
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How to Play Your Favorite PS4 Games Remotely on Any Android Device

Thu 4:55 PM — Sony's starting to warm up to the current trend of interconnected devices, but just like most manufacturers, they want to keep you within their ecosystem if you're going to use these services. For instance, the PlayStation 4 has a "Remote Play" feature that allows you to play ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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8 Reasons Why You Should Never Throw Away Eggshells

Fri 8:44 AM — The other day I was doing the math on roughly how many eggs I eat each year. I estimated about 500. That's a lot of eggs. And, subsequently, that's a lot of eggshells to throw in the trash. I felt weird realizing that I trash about 500 eggshells a year. And it wasn't the environmentalist in me that made me feel bad—it was my desire to be frugal and crafty; it just felt ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Tastes as Amazing as It Sounds: Make Sushi with Sriracha Instead of Seaweed

Thu 1:17 PM — Like most food lovers, I adore sushi. And like anyone who is a living, breathing human being, I'm a pretty big fan of sriracha sauce. I guess you can see where this is going. Yes, srirac ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Top 5 Reddit Apps for Android: Which One Is the Best?

Thu 11:28 AM — Whether you've celebrated multiple cake days, or you're just now getting your feet wet when it comes to Reddit, it's a rite of passage to choose your preferred smartphone client. While the mobile site is definitely a viable option, there's no better way to view "the front page ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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Samsung Keyboard Vulnerability Exposes 600M Mobile Devices!

Thu 10:25 AM — Last week, NowSecure security researchers revealed that nearly 600m Samsung mobile devices are vulnerable to a type of MitM attack. Samsung devices have a virtual keyboard that automatically updates its language package. Even if you don't use the default keyboard on your Sams ...more

Null Byte » Inspiration
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Hack Like a Pro: Digital Forensics for the Aspiring Hacker, Part 8 (More Windows Registry Forensics)

Thu 9:10 AM — Welcome back, my fledgling hackers! Let's continue to expand our knowledge of digital forensics, to provide you the skills necessary to be a digital forensic analyst or investigator, as well make you a better hacker overall. In your attempts to enter a system or network undet ...more

Null Byte » How-To
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How to Delete Android Apps: The Ultimate Guide to Uninstalling Any App on Your Device

Wed 2:38 PM — As Android owners, we ultimately have to look at our device and ask the difficult question: "Where the hell did all these applications come from?" We're all guilty of installing the latest and greatest app or game, but at some point we come to the realization that we're digit ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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How to Get Gunky Stove Burners & Grill Grates Clean Without Any Scrubbing

Wed 4:20 PM — Though you may scrub every inch of your kitchen, there are plenty of trouble areas that are nearly impossible to get clean: gunked-up tile grout, rust in the sink, and caked-on burners and grates on the stove. As far as burners and grates go, you're in luck, because there's a simple solution to returning even the grossest ones back to their original shine. The Key Is Am ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Jailbreak iOS 8.3 on Your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch (& Install Cydia)

Wed 11:58 AM — Finally, a method for jailbreaking iOS 8.3 is here, and will work on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. So if you've been wanting to get all your tweaks back, or want to start exploring all of Cydia's options, now's the time to jailbreak. Just beware that updating to iOS 8.4 wil ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Weird Ingredient Wednesday: The Fantastical, Flavorful Fiddlehead Fern

Wed 10:44 AM — Fiddlehead ferns look like something from Alice in Wonderland, or something that you might see when you close your eyes while listening to Pink Floyd and enjoying some herbal refreshment. What they don't look like is a tasty vegetable that's perfect for any spring or summer di ...more

Food Hacks » Inspiration
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How to Make a DIY Light Bulb Aquarium

Wed 8:56 AM — Add new life to your old light bulbs by transforming them into a DIY light bulb aquarium. Using needle-nose pliers, a screwdriver, and a small hammer, you can remove the copper connector and other inner components from the light bulb to create a clear opening from the stem to within the bulb. Don't Miss: 7 Bright Ideas for Repurposing Old Light Bulbs Once you have rem ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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5 Healthy (But Just as Addictive) Alternatives to French Fries

6/23 3:29 PM — I've never met a person who doesn't love French fries. And, to be frank, I have no desire to meet such a person. I know traditionalists who love their fries with ketchup; European folk w ...more

Food Hacks » Inspiration
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How to Recover Photos & Videos from an Old iPhone Backup Folder

6/23 1:42 PM — If you have a ton of photos and videos on your iPhone, backing up to iCloud is probably a no-go since it only provides 5 GB of free storage. Yes, you can buy more storage, but who wants to do that? The obvious solution to backing up your iPhone is to just use iTunes, since yo ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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The Easiest Way to Discover New Music on Your Phone

6/23 12:40 PM — Resources for finding new music are at our disposal in all corners of the internet; the only problem is deciding which one is the best for you. Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio all have options to discover new music on your smartphone, but they tend to expose mostly established arti ...more

Smartphones » How-To
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How to Completely Banish Google from Your Android Experience

6/23 11:29 AM — It seems like every week there is a new exposé revealing all of the backroom deals companies make to sell their customer's data to the highest bidder. While we generally accept this as a necessary evil to keep our phones cheap and apps free, that doesn't necessarily have to be the only solution. Google has tried to soften the blow by making it known that their data is ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Use Snapchat's Hidden Filter to Add Color Overlays to Your Photos & Videos

6/23 8:59 AM — Snapchat has built upon the photo-sharing service it once was to become a money-sending, commercial-shelling, video-messaging giant. They improved their user experience by adding Stories, Geofilters, and even the rarely-used Snapcash feature, but why isn't there something as s ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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How to Really Uninstall Apps from Your Mac

6/22 2:11 PM — Uninstalling an app on your Mac isn't as straightforward as you would think. When you drag and drop an app into the Trash, then empty it, the main app itself may be gone, but many associated files and folders are left behind. So how do you get rid of them? There are a couple o ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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How to Cut a Perfect Bowl Full of Watermelon

6/22 4:10 PM — Watermelons scream summer like no other fruit, and there's nothing like biting into a sweet one on a hot summer day. Although there's no exact right way to cut watermelon, there are many occasions when you might not want to cut it into wedges. It may be the classic cut, but the triangular shape insures that you'll always get some on your face. And for parties, there's a ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Make a Secret Language with Python

6/22 4:10 PM — Sometimes our information important. So important that we have to encode it to keep it away from criminals. What better way to encode information than to make our own encoder with Python? ...more

Null Byte » How-To
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How to Make the Perfect Workout Playlist, According to Science

6/21 11:28 AM — The right music can spur you to pick up the pace during an intense workout, pep you up before you hit the treadmill or walking path, and even encourage you to lift for just a few extra re ...more

Mind Hacks » How-To
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Funniest Hacks in History

6/20 10:46 AM — Usually when a hacker takes control of a system, they use it for a good purpose (on their end, anyway). But some hackers have made jokes or pranks with their hacks. Here is a list of the ...more

Null Byte » Inspiration
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How to Hack Wi-Fi: Selecting a Good Wi-Fi Hacking Strategy

6/22 11:33 AM — Welcome back, my rookie hackers! So many readers come to Null Byte to learn how to hack Wi-Fi networks (this is the most popular hacking area on Null Byte) that I thought I should write a "how-to" on selecting a good Wi-Fi hacking strategy. Many beginners come here looking t ...more

Null Byte » How-To
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How to View Keyboard Shortcuts for Every Single App on Your Mac in Under One Second

6/21 4:07 PM — Keyboard shortcuts can make using your Mac faster and easier, and leave your mouse feeling archaic. With just a few taps, you can save files, open new tabs, or play a movie—all without using your mouse even once. Don't Miss: 30+ Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Be Using on YouTu ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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How to Overcome Fears & Phobias: 4 Effective Cognitive Therapy Techniques

6/22 8:50 AM — While many of us have general fears and anxieties about public speaking or sitting in a plane during a turbulent flight, having a full-blown phobia for a specific object or situation can be detrimental to your career, relationships, social life, or day-to-day well-being. For example, having a paralyzing fear of flying can prevent you from attending out-of-state family ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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5 Reasons Why You Should Never Throw Out Used Coffee Grounds

6/21 1:00 PM — Coffee beans are one of my favorite things in the entire world. They smell intoxicatingly perfect. And when ground up and steeped in hot (or cold) water, they somehow taste even better than they smell. Don't Miss: Make Perfect Java Every Time with These Pro Tips Yet when the ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Bypass T-Mobile's Tethering Limit for Free

6/21 12:12 PM — T-Mobile's "Uncarrier" initiative has done wonders for my wallet and my data usage. Before I had to deal with being throttled down to 2G speeds after passing my data limit, but thanks to their unlimited data plans, I'm free to use as much LTE data as I possibly can. The only d ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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10 Must-Know Egg Hacks You've Gotta Try for Yourself

6/21 10:21 AM — Eggs are a staple food for most Americans, which is no surprise, considering how necessary they are in savory and sweet recipes alike. On their own, they're usually not too eggs-citing. However, these clever egg hacks will make your egg-making easier, more fun, and more interesting. 1. Make Heart-Shaped Eggs for Your Loved Ones You can make these easy heart-shaped har ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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The Trick to Cutting Onions Without Making You Cry

6/20 3:06 PM — Even though you may love onions, cutting them is probably a completely different story. You've really got to be a pro at slicing and dicing them without getting frustrated, and even then they can still make your cry—literally. But if you don't want to wear a pair of goggles to ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Fix Touchscreen Issues on Your OnePlus One with These Quick & Easy Tips

6/20 2:30 PM — While the OnePlus One is a great value, you could be plagued with a touchscreen issue or two. The most common problems come in the form of ghost touches and touches not registering with apps. Often, these can be related to hardware or manufacturing issues, but adjusting a few ...more

OnePlus » How-To
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Why You Should Always Save Parmesan Rinds

6/20 12:53 PM — There are certain ingredients that chefs regularly use to elevate their food beyond the status of what us mere mortals can create. Shallots are one. Good, real Parmesan cheese is another. And the rind of that real Parmesan cheese just so happens to be one of the culinary world ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Master Pokémon & Win Every Game Using Your Android

6/20 11:29 AM — Saying that I was obsessed with Pokémon as a child would be a serious understatement, and even though I'm not the Pokémon fanatic I once was doesn't mean I don't love playing still. However, I do often find myself dumbfounded by all of the new features and characters in each g ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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6 More Easy Recipes for Removing Nasty Stains from Clothes

6/20 10:37 AM — If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of dropping greasy strips of bacon onto your pants, you can remedy the oil stain right away with a paper towel and blue Dawn dishwashing soap. After removing your article of clothing, simply wipe up the oil stain as much as possible with a paper towel, and then saturate any remaining stain with blue Dawn dishwashin ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To