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Tasty Low-Carb Pasta Alternatives That Aren't Just Shaved Vegetables

9:29 AM — Enough with zoodles (zucchini noodles), spaghetti squash, and carrot 'pasta' spirals. A well-prepared dish of zoodles with sauce is beautiful and tasty, but let's get real, it doesn't fill you up. If you use it as a meal replacement, then you'll be hungry about 30 minutes later. There are hordes of people practicing carb control these days, from the keto advocate to th ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Move App Icons Anywhere on Your iPhone's Home Screen Without Jailbreaking

5:34 PM — You can reorder app icons on your iPhone's home screen however you want, but Apple does not technically let you place them wherever you want. That means no blank spaces in-between apps. You can have an entirely blank page, and that's about it without jailbreaking—but not anymo ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Hack Like a Pro: How to Hack Facebook, Part 2 (Facebook Password Extractor)

3:44 PM — Welcome back, my novice hackers! As we saw in my first tutorial on Facebook hacking, it is not a simple task. However, with the right skills and tools, as well as persistence and ingenuity, nothing is beyond our capabilities. One of the cardinal rules of hacking is: "If I ca ...more

Null Byte » How-To
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Make iPhone Navigation Prompts Play Over Your Car Speakers When Listening to the Radio

12:34 PM — Maps is great for making sure you always get to your destination, until you miss that critical turn because you couldn't hear the turn-by-turn directions. If your iPhone is connected to your vehicle's Bluetooth system and you're using it to listen to your favorite music or Sp ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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GravityBox Gets Lollipop Update; Most Features Already Working

10:58 AM — The king of all Xposed modules is alive and kicking on Android Lollipop. GravityBox received an update over the weekend that will bring its bevy of UI tweaks to folks who have installed the framework on their Android 5.0+ devices. Most of the tweaks that helped GravityBox ris ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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How to Get a True "Silent Mode" on Android Lollipop

Yesterday 5:46 PM — The biggest complaint I hear about Android Lollipop is the fact that the new Priority Mode notification system has effectively killed off "Silent Mode." Sure, you can still put your phone on vibrate, but that's not truly silent. Selecting "None" as your notification mode isn't ...more

Nexus 5 » How-To
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How to Turn Your iPhone into a Fully Functional Samsung Smart TV Remote

Yesterday 4:22 PM — After I traded in my Samsung Galaxy S5 for an iPhone 5S, the one feature I truly missed was the Smart Remote app. My television remote was broken and the S5 saved me from, you know, actually having to get up and change the channel. But thanks to Henrik Edwards and his JustABl ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Hack Like a Pro: How to Spy on Anyone, Part 2 (Finding & Downloading Confidential Documents)

Yesterday 3:31 PM — Welcome back, my tenderfoot hackers! A short while ago, I started a new series called "How to Spy on Anyone." The idea behind this series is that computer hacking is increasingly being used in espionage and cyber warfare, as well as by private detectives and law enforcement to solve cases. I am trying to demonstrate, in this series, ways that hacking is being used in t ...more

Null Byte » How-To
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How to Make Android System Menus Easier to Use on Lollipop

Yesterday 2:28 PM — Lollipop brought a complete visual overhaul to Android, and while the vast majority of changes have been met with praise, some UI tweaks missed their mark. Take system menus for example. Buttons have been shifted to the right rather than taking up all available space, and the ...more

Nexus 5 » How-To
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Could This Be the New Samsung Galaxy S6?

Yesterday 1:06 PM — With Mobile World Congress right around the corner, we're all left to patiently await the unveiling of two Android flagship smartphones—HTC's One M9 and Samsung's Galaxy S6. We already have a great look at the M9, courtesy of images and promo videos that were leaked by upleak ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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Weird Ingredient Wednesday: Fish Sauce

Yesterday 11:38 AM — I grew up eating Korean, Japanese, and Chinese food, but it wasn't until college that I experienced Thai and Vietnamese cooking. Once I started, I couldn't get enough of these cuisines. The dishes had an incredible richness and savor that I couldn't identify, but whatever it was, it made me want to keep eating. Finally, a friend helped identify the source of all that m ...more

Food Hacks » Inspiration
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How to Cure Different Ailments with Different Tea Types

Yesterday 10:19 AM — Are you experiencing difficulties falling asleep? Brew yourself a cup of chamomile tea. Or if you have difficulty feeling hungry when you should be eating, stimulate your appetite with a cup of dandelion tea. Different types of tea contain different healing properties for you ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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Trivia Crack Cheats Your Friends Are Probably Using Against You

Yesterday 8:42 AM — When my girlfriend told be about a Trivia Crack cheat she discovered, I was a little dubious. Then, after witnessing her trick in action and trying it out myself, my faith in the popular trivia game was forever tainted. A lot is on the line when you play a game of Trivia Crac ...more

Smartphones » How-To
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How to Keep Your Kids Safe on YouTube for Android & iOS

Tue 4:55 PM — These days, we truly have a world of knowledge at our fingertips. Trouble is, a large portion of that information is not something you'd want your five-year-old learning about quite yet. ...more

Smartphones » Inspiration
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How to Install the Classic Windows 3D Pipes Screensaver on Your Mac

Tue 12:35 PM — Back when CRT and plasma monitors were still a thing, screensavers served a purpose beyond just aesthetics: the moving images and patterns prevented static images from being burned into t ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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How to Stop iPhoto from Automatically Launching When You Plug in Your iPhone

Mon 4:33 PM — By default, whenever you plug your iPhone into your Mac computer, iPhoto automatically launches alongside iTunes. While this can be useful for those who like syncing their photos with iPh ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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Hack Proves Android Wear Can Work with iPhones (Demo)

Tue 3:47 PM — With wearable tech becoming the latest trend in electronics, it's a shame that most smartwatches are locked down to one ecosystem. If you purchase a smartwatch, you can expect that it will not work with devices from competing manufacturers. That will be the case for the Apple ...more

Smartphones » Inspiration
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Leaked Videos Show Off the HTC One M9

Tue 1:19 PM — While the official unveiling will happen at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on March 1st, several images and promotional videos for the HTC One M9 have leaked online. Video: . In the first video, simply titled "Introduction," the smartphone is showcased along with several s ...more

HTC One » Inspiration
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When Life Gives You Snow, Make Snowy Desserts

Tue 2:21 PM — You've heard the old saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Well, the same goes true for snow. When Mother Nature dumps loads of the white stuff onto your neighborhood, then make the most of it with treats like maple snow candy, snow ice cream, and snow cocktails. Is It Safe to Eat Snow in These Polluted Times? Anne Nolin, a professor at the College of E ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Unlock Your Android with a Secret Sequence of Volume Key Presses

Tue 10:49 AM — Yes, they're called volume keys, but they can do much more than adjust your volume. With minimal effort, you can do some amazing things with these physical buttons, like secretly record videos, toggle on your flashlight, scroll through pages, control your music, and much more. ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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DIY Grenadine Syrup Will Change How You Make Cocktails

Mon 3:05 PM — When I was younger, my family would go to fancy restaurants and I would invariably order a Shirley Temple. (Ironically, the real Shirley Temple actually didn't like it much.) But it's hard to really find anything offensive in this kiddie cocktail: It's ginger ale with a splash ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Your Photo Texts Might Be Giving Away Your Location (Here's How to Prevent It on iPhones)

Tue 8:57 AM — Location Services, a native feature on iPhones since iOS 6, is used to pinpoint your approximate location using a combination of GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cell tower information. Apple uses this on their smartphones for many useful reasons: so that you can tag locations in Instagram, get better directions in Maps, and check for matches based on your location in Tinder. ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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The Easiest Way to Make Calls from Your iPhone's Lock Screen

Mon 12:56 PM — Before phones became mobile-gaming, music-playing, app-downloading devices, they were used simply to make convenient, cordless phone calls. There's so much on phones these days that a passcode is needed to keep everything secure, and making calls is now more complicated. On a ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Change Reddit's Interface in Chrome for a Better Browsing Experience

Mon 11:23 AM — Reddit's overall design has stayed relatively unchanged for as long as I can remember. It's easy to use and is as popular as ever, so why mess with a good thing, right? Well, everyone's different, and if you're looking for ways to beef up your Reddit experience, try out the Ch ...more

Digiwonk » How-To
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How to Hide & Reduce Ugly Cable Clutter

Mon 9:51 AM — While having multiple cable cords in your home is basically unavoidable in this day and age, having to deal with the eyesore of looking at them doesn't have to be. For a quick and easy fix, simply place an eye-pleasing box over your power strip and thread cords through strategically placed holes on the sides. If the wall behind your work desk is an ugly tangle of diffe ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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Turn Off Your iPhone's Flashlight Faster in iOS 8 Without Using the Control Center

Sun 3:28 PM — I've used the flashlight feature on my iPhone more times than I can count. It's an invaluable tool that's super easy to activate; just pull up the Control Center and hit the flashlight icon. However, turning it off isn't always as easy, especially when you're on the lock scree ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Want to Appear Smarter? Stop Using Impressive Vocabulary

Sun 12:28 PM — We've all been there: facing a lengthy, complex word that ignores the phonics we were taught in elementary school, unsure of not only its pronunciation, but also its meaning. These words, from autochthonous to esquamulose, are both terrifying and impressive. After all, if some ...more

Mind Hacks » How-To
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Launch Apps & Custom Actions with Screen-Off Gestures on Android

Sun 11:00 AM — If you're a fan of double-tap to wake gestures, you're going to love the newest app from ElementalX developer Aaron Segaert. On supported kernels, it allows you to associate custom apps and activities with each of the wake gestures you've set up, which will immediately be laun ...more

Nexus 5 » How-To
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Search Google & YouTube Directly from Spotlight on Your iPhone

Sun 9:39 AM — Spotlight makes finding apps, contacts, emails, songs, and old messages extremely easy on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. You can even search for Wikipedia articles online, as well as perform general web searches. The only problem is that Apple kicked Google Search results to ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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These 7 Amazing Forkless Salads Are Perfect for Your Next Party

Sat 2:49 PM — A salad can mean everything from fruit to meat and everything in-between, but it never means finger food. Forks are required. So that means that even though salads are versatile, delicious, and customizable, they are hell at cocktail parties. How do you hold your glass and take a bite of your salad at the same time? It's awkward. These forkless salads transform some of ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Connect a Mouse to Your Nexus Player

Sat 1:49 PM — If you've sideloaded apps on your Nexus Player, you're surely aware that not very many are optimized for use with a remote control. This can make navigating such apps a pretty big hassle, since they were designed with touchscreen input in mind. But the Nexus Player can actual ...more

Cord Cutters » How-To
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Create Shortcuts for Your Favorite iPhone Emojis to Switch Keyboards Less

Sat 10:42 AM — If I told you that people who use emojis in their conversations have more sex than plain-text users, would you believe me? According to a recent study launched by Match.com, men and women that use emojis have more sex than those who do not. If you were looking for an excuse to ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Tiny Kitchen

Sat 12:01 PM — If you have very little counter space in your tiny kitchen, invest in an over-the-sink cutting board, which leaves your counter space open for bowls and ingredients while cooking. Even if you have very little cabinet space, you can always take advantage of extra spaces on the side of your refrigerator, on the inner side of your cabinet doors, and even the ceiling to ha ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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The Easiest Way to Free Up Storage on Your Android Device

Sat 8:19 AM — The more we use our smartphones, the more storage space becomes occupied—it's an inescapable fact. But as the data accumulates and chokes off our storage, it can become difficult to ident ...more

Samsung Galaxy S5 » How-To
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Lock Your Android with a Quick Shake Instead of Pressing Power

Fri 5:14 PM — These days, using the power button to lock your Android seems a little old-fashioned. Thanks to third-party apps and mods, you could seamlessly lock your device using a double-tap, a swipe, and even gravity, or you could just throw it in your pocket, all of which help prevent ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Hack Like a Pro: Metasploit for the Aspiring Hacker, Part 6 (Gaining Access to Tokens)

Fri 3:53 PM — Welcome back, my tenderfoot hackers! Hacker newbies have an inordinate fixation on password cracking. They believe that cracking the password is the only way to gain access to the target account and its privileges. If what we really want is access to a system or other resourc ...more

Null Byte » How-To
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Google Now Gets Voice Toggles for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, & Flashlight

Fri 1:56 PM — The biggest pet peeve of many Google Now users has always been the fact that you can't toggle basic system functions with voice commands. In fact, this was such an annoyance that folks even went so far as to apply root mods to get the functionality. Well, we're happy to repor ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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Access & Organize Your Contacts from Any Screen on Android

Fri 12:21 PM — Contacts on your phone can be messy. Keeping all of those numbers, emails, and addresses organized takes time and, even then, they still may not be be as accessible as you want them to be. Drupe, an application currently in beta for Android, drastically improves the native wa ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Food Tool Friday: Blowtorches Aren't Just for Crème Brûlée

Fri 11:02 AM — One of the most mind-blowing meals I ever ate occurred when I was 12 years old. The main course and sides were good, if unmemorable, but my jaw dropped during dessert when my friend's mother whipped out a blowtorch—as in a bona fide welding torch from the hardware store—to finish off the crème brûlée. Keep in mind that this was years before competitive cooking became a ...more

Food Hacks » Inspiration
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How to Remove the Orange Bars in Battery Saver Mode on Android Lollipop

Fri 9:35 AM — Android Lollipop has an awesome feature called "Battery saver" mode that reduces power consumption through various tweaks in order to squeeze in an extra hour or two of standby time when your battery is running low. It does this by disabling background processes as well as loc ...more

Nexus 5 » How-To
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Get More Out of Your Apple EarPods with These Tricks

2/19 6:02 PM — Whenever you buy a newer iPhone model, you get a set of Apple EarPods with remote and microphone built-in. Aside from their comfortable design and high-quality sound they provide, these headphones offer additional functionality beyond just pausing and playing music. Below is ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Our Top 5 Chrome Extensions for YouTube

2/19 3:29 PM — Google's Chrome Web Store is packed to the brim with extensions that do everything from letting you customize Facebook to improving your Google+ experience. While there are thousands of extensions for basically anything you can think of, the problem is sifting through them all. With that in mind, we've decided to do some of the leg work for you in regard to YouTube. If ...more

Digiwonk » How-To
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Swap Heads Up Notifications for the Old-Style Ticker in Android Lollipop

2/19 2:07 PM — With Android 5.0, Google introduced a new "Heads Up" notification system for incoming calls and messages. While the new incoming call interface seems to be a rousing success, the rest of the Heads Up system has been met with much less enthusiasm from users. For one, the notif ...more

Nexus 5 » How-To
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Hide or Uninstall System Apps on Your Nexus Player for a Cleaner Home Screen

2/19 12:38 PM — When Google announced its new Android TV platform, one of the features they advertised was a home screen that automatically reorganized your apps based on how frequently you used them. Unfortunately, this feature either didn't make the cut, or is still under development, since ...more

Cord Cutters » How-To
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Deconstructed Sushi for All the Flavor & None of the Labor

2/19 11:09 AM — If you're a sushi lover but not an expert sushi maker, you can still enjoy the flavors of sushi rolls at home with these deconstructed sushi dishes. These are good not just for those challenged when it comes to rolling techniques, but also for people on special diets or who have calorie restrictions. People who can't eat rice can use quinoa or freekah instead, and low- ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Breakdown Your iPhone's Music to See What Albums, Artists, Songs, & Genres You Listen to Most

2/19 9:04 AM — There are songs that we love, songs that make us sad, and songs that change the way we view the world—and that's something that Steve Jobs knew all too well. "I was very lucky to grow up in a time when music really mattered. It wasn't just something in the background; it real ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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How to Turn Your Favorite Websites into Home Screen Shortcuts on Android

2/18 5:15 PM — As one of the most frequently used Android browsers, making Chrome work faster and more efficiently is something we can surely all appreciate. And just like its computer-based counterpart, there are experimental flags for the mobile app that can speed browsing up significantly ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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How to Sideload Apps on the Nexus Player

2/18 3:17 PM — The Nexus Player is one of the most robust set-top streaming devices on the market. This is mainly due to the fact that the base software it runs is a direct fork of Android, which is a very powerful operating system itself. Much like an Android smartphone, apps and games can ...more

Cord Cutters » How-To
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Weird Ingredient Wednesday: Use Blood for Pancakes, Sausages, Desserts, & More

2/18 1:46 PM — Cooking with animal blood is as old as civilization itself. I promise that your ancient ancestors, no matter where you're from, didn't have the luxury of throwing away any part of the animal, including the very lifeblood that used to run through it. Animal blood, along with ev ...more

Food Hacks » Inspiration
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The Scientific Methods for Boosting Your Willpower

2/18 11:52 AM — Willpower is a pretty significant word. It's the difference between sticking with a clean eating diet and diving face-first into a plate of brownies. It's what drags you out of bed on Mon ...more

Mind Hacks » How-To