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How to Hack Wi-Fi: Choosing a Wireless Adapter for Hacking

8:20 AM — Welcome back, my budding hackers. So many of you are interested in hacking Wi-Fi that I have decided to revisit my Wi-Fi Hacking series with some updated and more in-depth material. I strongly suggest that you look at some of my earlier posts, such as "Getting Started with Terms and Technologies" and "Getting Started with the Aircrack-ng Suite of Wi-Fi Hacking Tools," ...more

Null Byte » How-To
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Bypass the LG G3's Dual Window Restrictions for Use with Any App

5:26 PM — Watching a YouTube video while surfing the web is real multitasking, and easily achievable on the LG G3. Like the "Multi Window" feature on Samsung Galaxy devices, the G3 has the ability to run two separate apps simultaneously with its Dual Window feature. Unfortunately, you' ...more

LG G3 » How-To
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Android + Drive Assist = Augmented Reality Goodness for Your Car

4:18 PM — While texting and driving may get you a ticket, there are still a ton of uses for your phone in your car, music and navigation just to name a couple. Every Android device comes with access to GPS and traffic updates, but none of those apps really have your back in real-time. ...more

HTC One » How-To
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Add No-Touch Scrolling to Your Android

2:26 PM — It's really amazing how much you can do with root access on an Android device. From various themes to porting exclusive funtionality from other devices, the power of Superuser privileges is truly awesome. Adding another entry to this great list, developer Ouadban Youssef has ...more

Nexus 5 » How-To
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How to Remove Duplicates & Customize the “Open With” Menu in Mac OS X

12:26 PM — As a regular Mac OS X user, I have a love/hate relationship with the "Open With" contextual menu. Sometimes, it has just what I need. Other times, it's often packed with unnecessary or duplicate items, or missing the app I want to open the file up with the most. Unfortunately ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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Get the Galaxy S5's Ultra Power Saving Mode on Your Note 3

10:22 AM — My phablet has incredible battery life, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't like it to last even longer. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Note 3 does not come equipped with Ultra Power Saving Mode, which can keep the phone running for another 24 hours with only 10% power remaini ...more

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 » How-To
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How to Save Snapchats on Android Without Being Detected (No Root Required)

Yesterday 6:40 PM — While screenshotting a received Snapchat has never been a hard thing to do, saving one without being noticed is a completely different story. Previously, you would have to have either a rooted Android or jailbroken iOS device to save one of those self-destructing messages unde ...more

Samsung GS4 » How-To
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Know Your Android Tools: What Is Fastboot & How Do You Use It?

Yesterday 4:11 PM — If you've ever owned an HTC device or anything in the Nexus line, odds are, you have typed the word "fastboot" into your command line at one time or another. That said, odds are, you have only just barely scratched the surface of what this handy little Android tool can do. Let's take a deeper look. What Is Fastboot? Fastboot is a tool/protocol for writing data directl ...more

Android Tips » How-To
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Boost Battery Life by Taming Android's Background Location Checks

Yesterday 2:48 PM — An app can request a wakelock to prevent your Android device from entering sleep mode so that it can sync data in the background. This obviously drains your battery, because instead of running in low-power sleep mode, your processor is fully activated while it performs its tas ...more

Samsung Galaxy S5 » How-To
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Hack Boosts the OnePlus One’s Max Volume Limits

Yesterday 1:09 PM — Though they share the same name, the HTC One and OnePlus One have completely different sound quality. HTC had put a lot of time and effort into fine-tuning their BoomSound technology, while OnePlus is still fairly new to the game, with brand recognition being a much greater ob ...more

Android Tips » How-To
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How to Recover Deleted Files & Photos on Android

Yesterday 10:48 AM — Losing important data is the modern-day equivalent of misplacing your wallet or keys. We have tons of vital information stored in our digital worlds, and losing any of it can be devastating. But if you've accidentally deleted something important from your Android device, there ...more

Nexus 5 » How-To
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Play Any Android Game with a PS3 Controller (Or Other Gamepad)

Tue 6:11 PM — Many game developers have finally realized that in order for their games to be successful, they have to support Android. To really win Android users over, they should also accommodate us hardcore gamers who have OTG cables with the ability to hook up controllers to our devices ...more

HTC One » How-To
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8 Non-Cooking Uses for Turmeric

Yesterday 9:02 AM — Turmeric, the vibrant yellow spice commonly used in Southeast Asian cooking, can also be used outside of the kitchen to disinfect wounds, relieve burns, add an extra golden glow to facial moisturizer, and more. If you ever feel like you are coming down with a cold or the flu, add a teaspoon of turmeric to a cup of warm milk to relieve your unpleasant symptoms. In addi ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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Instantly Detect When Online Articles Are Actually Ads

Tue 4:01 PM — Earlier this month, John Oliver spent a segment on Last Week Tonight explaining native advertising, a practice followed by many online media outlets such as BuzzFeed, The New York Times, and VICE, which combines editorial content along with sponsored advertisements. Video: . W ...more

Digiwonk » How-To
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Trick Spotify into Playing Any Song in Its Free Android App

Tue 1:24 PM — With over 20 million songs, Spotify has become my go-to source for music. I can stream tunes to my desktop or phone, without ever having to worry about storage space being eaten up. One key difference between the desktop and mobile version that really bugs me is the lack of o ...more

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 » How-To
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The Easiest Way to Create GIFs on Your iPhone

Tue 2:59 PM — A pen is mightier than the sword, but a picture is worth a thousand words. That's why I tend to use more emoji and GIFs than actual text in messages. They visualize my emotions like words ...more

iOS Tips » How-To
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Customize TWRP Recovery with Free Themes

Tue 8:37 AM — There are so many mods we can apply using a custom recovery. From themes to bug fixes and feature ports, a typical rooted user spends a decent chunk of time in TWRP Recovery. As often as ...more

Nexus 5 » How-To
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Install WhatsApp on a Kindle Fire HDX or Other Amazon Kindle

Sun 1:59 PM — This past year, Facebook spent $19 billion purchasing the popular messaging app WhatsApp, and for good reason. Mark Zuckerberg isn't going to spend that type of money on just any applicat ...more

Amazon Fire » How-To
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8 Reasons Why Getting Off Your Ass at Work Is So Important

Tue 12:18 PM — If you've read any health news in the past year or so, you've probably been bombarded with headlines announcing that frequent sitters face certain death, even when you're just relaxing and watching TV at home. From increased health risks and added laziness, sitting is becoming a really dangerous habit. And it's not just killing your lifespan and lovely physique—it's al ...more

Mind Hacks » How-To
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Record Phone Conversations on Any HTC One

Tue 10:05 AM — While the legality of recording phone conversations varies from state to state, it's still a sought-after feature for most people. How else are we going to shame all of those bad Comcast customer service reps? Since it's a legal gray area, HTC and other smartphone manufacturer ...more

HTC One » How-To
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Mod Removes Note 3's Camera Quality Restrictions

Mon 3:36 PM — With a 13 megapixel camera that can record in full 4K, there's a lot to love about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from a photographer's perspective. The image quality in my photos and videos are top-notch and nothing to complain about, but as with all things tech, things could alwa ...more

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 » How-To
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Finally, an App That Forces Your Kids to Answer Your Calls

Mon 4:41 PM — When a Houston mom got tired of her kids seemingly refusing to return her calls, she decided that she'd take action. Sharon Standifird's vision was to create an app that would somehow force children to get into contact with their parents. Having no experience with app development, Standifird quickly taught herself the ropes and hired an experienced developer to help wit ...more

Android Tips » How-To
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Sync Your Android Clipboard with Windows (& Vice Versa)

Mon 1:49 PM — Pushbullet is one of those apps that helps separate Android from its competition. By pushing the boundaries of cross-platform data syncing and file sharing, the service truly demonstrates how flexible and robust the world's leading mobile operating system can be. It seems as ...more

Android Tips » How-To
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Run Any Android App on Your Mac

Mon 10:10 AM — One of the best features of Android is the fact that it's open-source, giving developers the ability to use it on pretty much any device they can think of, like on a Windows PC using Andy. That's what drove the creators behind the Android-x86 project to port over the mobile OS ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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11 Awesome Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

Mon 8:43 AM — Commonly found in the medicine aisle in grocery stores near the bandages, hydrogen peroxide is best known for disinfecting wounds, but it's also extremely useful for a number of cleaning and health uses, such as removing sweat and blood stains from clothes, disinfecting cutting boards, removing bacteria from your produce before consumption, and more. In addition to cle ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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The Absolute Fastest Way to Take Photos on Android

Sun 4:23 PM — How many times have you witnessed a beautiful moment that you would have loved to capture on film, only to watch it slip away as you struggled to unlock your phone and open your camera app? Developer Jam Works decided he'd experienced this letdown far too many times, and crea ...more

Nexus 5 » How-To
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Monitor CPU Temperature from Android's Status Bar

Sun 11:38 AM — At the core of your Galaxy S5's hardware lies the central processing unit, or CPU for short. Practically every piece of data, every binary bit, has to pass through your CPU before it can be used to display a video or execute a game command. During times of heavy load, the CPU ...more

Samsung Galaxy S5 » How-To
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Hack Like a Pro: How to Hack a Computer & Spy on Anyone, Part 1

Sun 11:38 AM — Welcome back, my rookie hackers! Now that nearly everyone and everyplace has a computer, you can use those remote computers for some good old "cloak and dagger" spying. No longer is spying something that only the CIA, NSA, KGB, and other intelligence agencies can do—you can learn to spy, too. In this brand new series, we will explore how we can use the ubiquity of the ...more

Null Byte » How-To
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Hackers Have 92% Success Rate Hacking Gmail on Android

Sun 10:01 AM — Researchers at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Michigan announced recently that they have developed a hack that works 92% of the time on Google's Gmail system on Android, as well as with the H&R Block app. In addition, this hack worked 86% of the ...more

Null Byte » Inspiration
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Exclusive Keyboard Themes for the LG G3

Sun 8:45 AM — Personality is something we're constantly attempting to inject into our lives, whether it be the car we drive or clothing we wear—and our mobile devices are no exception. As previously shown, it's extremely easy to add various soft key styles to the LG G3, and now we're going ...more

LG G3 » How-To
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App Ops Is Alive! Add It to Your Nexus 5's Settings Menu for Per-App Permissions Control

Sat 5:48 PM — Android's permissions system is simple, transparent, and straightforward. When installing an app, you get a chance to review all of the permissions that the app has requested. These can range from accessing your location data to holding a "wakelock" in order to prevent your ph ...more

Nexus 5 » How-To
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How to Watch 1080p YouTube Videos on a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7

Sat 11:02 AM — The Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013 edition) boast beautiful 1080p screens that are capable of displaying images and videos in ultra-sharp high definition. But for some strange reason, the YouTube app only allows for streaming of 720p content on these devices. It's not a limitation ...more

Nexus 5 » How-To
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How to Make Slimy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ooze at Home

Sat 1:17 PM — It's been a minute since Michael Bay released his tragedy of a remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As a huge fan of the cartoon and the movies from the '90s, I have made it a point to ...more

Science Experiments » How-To
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Shazam for Mac Makes Collecting New Songs Easy

Sat 10:27 AM — Shazam has ushered in an age where any song we like, but don't recognize, can be almost instantly identified. While the whole process is easy enough—just pull out your phone and hit a but ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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The Simple No-Prop Method for Fixing a Wobbly Table Super Fast

Sat 8:42 AM — As sure as death and taxes, sitting at a wobbly table at one time or another is inescapable. With your weight on it, the table shifts from one end to the other, lifting one leg in the air ...more

MacGyverisms » How-To
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9 More Home Remedies That'll Get Rid of Those Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

Sat 9:29 AM — Getting constant dark circles under your eyes? In addition to applying witch hazel or vitamin E oil to the area beneath your eyes, you can also elevate your head with two or three pillows while you sleep so that the blood doesn't pool beneath your eyes. To keep your eyes from looking puffy and tired, you can also try using cold milk, tomato and lemon juice, turmeric pa ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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How to Cast Videos from Your Favorite Subreddit to Your TV with Chromecast

Fri 5:07 PM — I spend an ungodly amount of time on Reddit, and while I do enjoy scrolling through memes and scandalous confessions, I must admit that I spend the majority of my time watching an endless stream of YouTube videos. Dallas recently showed how to cast GIFs from Reddit to your TV ...more

Chromecast » How-To
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Attack of the iPhone 6 Clones, Xbox One Gets More Social, & More Tech News You Need to Know

Fri 3:19 PM — Better sleep, smartphone news, and changes to your favorite forms of entertainment. There's been a lot going on over the last couple of weeks in the world of tech, and we thought we'd show you all of the need-to-know products, updates, and ideas that we think are most importan ...more

Tech Pr0n » Inspiration
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How to Cook Broccoli, Kale, & Other Brassicas So They Actually Taste Good

Fri 2:05 PM — It's universally known that broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and all cruciferous vegetables (also known as brassicas) are good for you—but you probably don't know exactly how good they really are. A recent study by Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine show that cruciferous veggies like broccoli and kale can actually ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Set Up Multiple User Profiles on Your Galaxy S5—Or Any Other Android Phone

Fri 12:36 PM — When Google released Android 4.2, a new feature was introduced for tablets that allowed for multiple accounts to be used on a single device. In order to create a unique experience for each user, apps and personal data were kept separate, and switching between users became as s ...more

Samsung Galaxy S5 » How-To
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Share Songs from Any Music Service on Your iPhone to Anyone Using Craaave for iOS

Fri 11:11 AM — When I stumble upon a new song that I'm really into, I don't just listen to it repeatedly—I share it with family and friends that I think might enjoy it just as much as I do. Now, thanks to a new iOS app called Craaave, sharing those tunes are a cinch, no matter if I'm using S ...more

iOS Tips » How-To
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Fit More Content on Your Screen by Changing the Pixel Density on Your Android Device

Fri 9:33 AM — Because of Android's massive array of supported smartphones that carry vastly different display sizes and resolutions, the operating system uses a value known as DPI to determine the size of icons and visual assets that will best suit a given screen. Pixel Density (or Dots Pe ...more

Samsung Galaxy S5 » How-To
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Get Missed Calls & Contact Numbers from Your Phone—Without Having Your Phone

8/21 5:34 PM — As much as it pains me to say it, without my phone, I would pretty much be useless. I can barely remember what I had for lunch yesterday, let alone all of the hundreds of numbers in my contact list. That's why whenever I forget my phone at home, I am pretty much stuck having t ...more

HTC One » How-To
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Why Kitchen Shears Are the Best Tool You Aren't Using

8/21 4:42 PM — Listen, I'm not disparaging using really good knives—they can literally change your life, or at the very least, the way you work in the kitchen. However, there are many cutting and slicing tasks where you're better off using a sturdy pair of kitchen shears rather than a chef's or even a paring knife. In fact, when it comes to underappreciated kitchen tools, a good pair ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Turn Any iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch into an AirPlay Receiver—Without Jailbreaking!

8/21 2:23 PM — Officially, in order to use AirPlay to stream music from your iOS device, you would need either an Apple TV, AirPort Express, or an AirPlay-enabled receiver or set of speakers. Despite wh ...more

iOS Tips » How-To
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How to Get an Unlimited Call Log on Your Nexus 5 or Other Android Phone

8/21 10:59 AM — In the past few weeks, the internet has been abuzz with nightmarish horror stories of Comcast's questionable decision-making and downright terrible customer service. The central theme of many of these disputes with the nation's largest cable provider is that without evidence, ...more

Nexus 5 » How-To
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Add Any Apps to Ultra Power-Saving Mode on the Galaxy S5

8/21 9:03 AM — The Galaxy S5 comes with an awesome feature for those times when you're running low on battery life with no charger in sight. Ultra Power-Saving Mode allows you to cut back on non-vital services and convert your phone's display into a juice-saving grayscale mode to greatly ext ...more

Samsung Galaxy S5 » How-To
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7 Harmless (But Slightly Evil) Back-to-School Pranks for Your Gullible Dorm Mates

8/20 5:53 PM — It's that time of year when high school students say goodbye the their past four years of coddling, ready to enter the "real world" and the next chapter of their lives—college. It's a time of growth, change, and new friends, along with all the timeless memories that go with t ...more

Practical Jokes & Pranks » How-To
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How to Take & Share Photo Spheres on Your iPhone Using the New Google Camera for iOS

8/20 3:53 PM — I've been using the Photo Sphere Camera from Google on all of my Android devices ever since it came out on Jelly Bean 4.2, which lets me create riveting 360° panoramic images. Apple has its own built-in panoramic mode, but it only takes 240° images, and I've never found any s ...more

iOS Tips » How-To
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The Trick to Squeezing Out Every Last Bit of Juice from Lemons, Limes, & Other Citrus Fruit

8/20 2:38 PM — Cooks both humble and great are constantly trying to figure out how to get the most juice out of lemons and limes. Why? Because they add so much freaking flavor to everything and are endlessly useful in cooking. Sometimes, it's even a matter of squeezing the most out of your money (earlier this year, the price of limes quadrupled, though it only lasted a few months). W ...more

Food Hacks » How-To