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How to Create a Bootable Install USB Drive of Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Yesterday 9:30 AM — The new Mac OS X isn't available for everyone just yet, but if you have a copy of the Developer Preview or the public OS X Yosemite Beta (you can request your copy here), the next logical step is to create a bootable USB drive of it. Unfortunately, it's not going to be as easy as it was when we created a bootable USB drive of Mavericks, since this is a beta build, but ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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How to Re-Enable Zoom for Websites That Block It in Safari for Your iPhone

Yesterday 5:07 PM — While some mobile sites have built-in text-resizing tools, many do not. A lot of those that don't won't even let you pinch-to-zoom. That makes it difficult for people with low vision to read small fonts on their iPhones. In some cases, like with photo captions, even those with ...more

iOS » How-To
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How to Cook for Garlic & Onion Haters: Alternatives & Substitutes

Yesterday 3:42 PM — Hard as it is to imagine, there are people out there who loathe garlic and onions. Some might have allergies or medical conditions like IBS, or are supertasters (i.e. people who carry a certain gene that makes them extremely sensitive to how certain foods taste). Others might ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Hack Like a Pro: How to Find Exploits Using the Exploit Database in Kali

Yesterday 1:12 PM — Welcome back, my budding hackers! When we are looking for ways to hack a system, we need a specific exploit to take advantage of a certain vulnerability in the operating system, service, or application. Although I have shown you multiple ways to exploit systems here in Null B ...more

Null Byte » How-To
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How to Control Your Samsung Galaxy Device from a Mac or Windows Computer

Yesterday 11:33 AM — With AirPlay for iOS, Chromecast Screen Mirroring, and even third-party PC-pairing apps to play around with, getting your devices to interconnect could not be any easier than it is today. Samsung has never been prone to leave a feature unexplored, so in this mold, they create ...more

Samsung Galaxy S5 » How-To
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Google Celebrates Chromecast's Birthday with Free All Access Music

Yesterday 10:11 AM — It's hard to believe it's already been a year since I was frantically searching every Best Buy in the Los Angeles metropolitan area to find one with a Chromecast in stock. With its wildl ...more

Chromecast » Inspiration
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How to Reset Your Nexus Lock Screen Password

Yesterday 9:10 AM — It happens to everyone: you set a lock screen password in a hurry and cannot remember it the next day. To unlock your device again, you need to reset the password (or PIN, pattern, etc). ...more

Nexus 7 » How-To
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How to Find & Fix Missing Contacts in iOS 7.1.2

Wed 4:31 PM — Apple released iOS 7.1.2 just over three weeks ago, mostly to address some big security issues and a few minor bugs. Unfortunately, the update came with a problem of its own regarding mis ...more

iOS » How-To
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The Simple Trick to No-Mess Fry Dipping on the Go

Yesterday 6:53 AM — You're in your car. You've got a bag of piping-hot French fries with you. You want those fries in your mouth ASAP, but you also want to dip them in ketchup. So what do you do? Well, if you're like most human beings, you squirt the ketchup onto a napkin or in a corner of your ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to View Google Maps & Street View in Split-Screen Mode on Android

Wed 6:00 PM — On a recent trip to Palm Springs, I found myself navigating with Google Maps and virtually exploring my destiniation using its built-in Street View feature. The thing is, using Street View can make keeping track of your exact location difficult as you zoom in, out, and about. ...more

Nexus 7 » How-To
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How to Prep Tofu Properly: A Beginner's Guide for Tofu Haters

Wed 3:15 PM — When you know how to cook it, tofu is a delicious dish in and of itself—truly. Too many people have been subjected to poor quality or badly cooked tofu and told to eat it because it's a "healthy alternative" to meat. Usually what they bite into is a bland, rubbery mess coated with a random array of flavors. Tofu can really show up a cook's strengths and weakness.. The b ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Everything You Need to Know About iOS 8 Beta 4 for iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch

Wed 1:09 PM — In the Apple's iOS beta 3, we were introduced to a new iCloud Drive feature, an option to disable QuickType, time indicators for Recently Deleted pics, and a way to keep "self-destructing" media. Now, just a few weeks later, iOS 8 beta 4 is out, and we've got several new addi ...more

iOS » How-To
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How to Get the Public Beta Preview of Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite on Your Mac

Wed 11:07 AM — Apple announced the successor to Mac OS X Mavericks at their Worldwide Developer's Conference 2014, and it's called Yosemite. Named after California's Yosemite National Park, it will be available as a free upgrade from the Mac App Store for everyone this fall. If you want to ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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Apple's New “Tips” App Wants to Make Your Transition to iOS 8 as Smooth as Possible

Wed 10:11 AM — If you thought iOS 7 was a drastic change from previous iterations, iOS 8 will certainly continue to rock the boat. From a revamped Control Center to enhanced "Continuity" to ephemeral messaging, Apple's newest mobile operating system will have many of you relearning the "basi ...more

iOS » How-To
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How to Remove Recent Contacts from the iPhone's App Switcher in iOS 8

Tue 6:32 PM — Apple introduced recent contacts for the app switcher (aka multitasking menu) in iOS 8, useful for quickly calling and texting your most-contacted friends and family. Just tap on one of the contact bubbles and an assortment of options appear—call, message, or FaceTime. While t ...more

iOS » How-To
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How to Organize Your Fridge More Efficiently for Longer Lasting Foods

Wed 8:24 AM — Though it may seem straightforward to place perishable foods in your refrigerator, there is actually a system of organization you should follow to store the right food items in the right places to ensure that they last for as long as possible. For example, the door of your refrigerator is the warmest, so condiments and non-perishable items (such as pickles) should go i ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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How to Make Perfect Poached Eggs, Every Single Time

Wed 6:37 AM — Two slices of whole-wheat toast with lots of butter. Two eggs, poached to a firm yet custardy texture. The yolks should absolutely not be hard-cooked and the whites should be tender, not ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Disarm a Manipulative Sociopath

Tue 5:25 PM — There are a lot of manipulative people out there, but you don't have to let all of them push you around. It's time for the tables to turn. You already know how to manipulate people, how to lie to them, and how to convince them that you're trustworthy, but what about when some ...more

Mind Hacks » How-To
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How to Install the Sony Xperia Z2 Camera on Any Android Phone for AR Effects, Motion Shots, & More

Tue 3:57 PM — One of the most feature-packed camera suites out there resides on the Sony Xperia Z2. Along with the regular camera and video modes, it comes with Motiongraph, AR Effect, and Social Live. Up until now, most of these features were exclusive to the Xperia Z2, but XDA user Vipul ...more

Android » How-To
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How to Make the Notification Panel Translucent on Your Samsung Galaxy S4

Tue 2:30 PM — There's a lot you can access from the Notification tray on your Galaxy S4. Quick settings toggles, brightness controls, and of course, notifications. However, despite the power this simple pull-down gives you, you're still left with a boring, black background for the shade. I ...more

Samsung GS4 » How-To
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How to Enable the Hidden Debug Options for Select Google Apps on Your Nexus 5

Tue 11:11 AM — Buried deep in the code of many Google apps is a set of debugging options. These options, which are designed for developers to help test the way their apps interact with Google's own, are normally hidden from view. Every now and then, new and upcoming features are hidden in h ...more

Nexus 5 » How-To
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Beer: Why a Perfect Pour Isn't Enough

Tue 1:01 PM — Beer, glorious beer! It can stop grilled meats from producing carcinogens, can make fried foods super crunchy, and it even saved civilization from total annihilation. Is there anything it can't do? Sadly, yes. While most of you know that a perfect pour makes all the difference, it's not the be-all and end-all for great-tasting beer. Apparently, the flavors and tastes i ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Hack Like a Pro: Digital Forensics Using Kali, Part 3 (Creating Cases in Autopsy & Sleuth Kit)

Tue 10:08 AM — Welcome back, my tenderfoot hackers! In continuing my series on digital forensics using Kali, I want to introduce you to two complementary tools, both built right into Kali Linux. These ...more

Null Byte » How-To
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How to Bypass Filters, Firewalls, & Open Hotspot Restrictions on Your Galaxy Note 3

Tue 8:33 AM — Ever use an open hotspot on your Note 3, only to find out that it's severely restricted to what sites you can access? While getting online with free Wi-Fi is great for those who have a limited data plan, when that one site you absolutely need to visit is blocked, you're left f ...more

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 » How-To
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Productivity Tips: 10 Mind Hacks for Getting Things Done Better & Faster at Work

Mon 6:36 PM — It may sound irrational, but I bet a lot of you actually avoid doing any work at work—but not on purpose. You might be simply struggling with motivation, or you might just be overdosing on the caffeine. Whatever the issue, getting focused takes lots of time and effort. But we ...more

Mind Hacks » How-To
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Taking Screenshots Is the Fastest Way to Save Full Web Articles for Offline Reading on Your iPhone

Mon 4:36 PM — With just a swipe and tap of a finger, we can access enormous libraries of information on our smartphones like never before. Whether we want more info about gluten sensitivity or just want to brush up on 18th century philosophers, there's an article somewhere in the vast ocean ...more

iOS » How-To
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How to Disable Lock Screen Security While in Trusted Locations on Your Galaxy S5

Mon 1:47 PM — With all of the personal data that's stored on our smartphones, it's of vital importance that we have some sort of lock screen security enabled. One of the Galaxy S5's killer features is obviously the fingerprint scanner. It makes the process of dealing with a secure lock scre ...more

Samsung Galaxy S5 » How-To
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How to Make Authentic-Tasting Soft Pretzels at Home Without Any Drain Cleaner

Mon 12:12 PM — Certain ingredients that a professional chef might work with in a restaurant-style setting may seem bizarre, dangerous, and even downright scary to a home cook, and for good reason. One of these examples is lye. Yes, that's lye, the alkaline base used to make soap, dissolve human bodies (and glass), create sodium metal, and more commonly, clean drains. Its scientific n ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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The Fastest, Most Convenient Way to Share Your Exact Location with Anyone on Your Galaxy S4

Mon 11:24 AM — Whether it's a chaotic family day meetup at the beach, barhopping with buddies, or getting stranded in the middle of nowhere with a dead car battery, being able to share your exact location with others using your smartphone makes life easier and less stressful. Apple is makin ...more

Samsung GS4 » How-To
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How to Black Out YouTube’s Background for Better Battery Life on Your Galaxy S5

Sun 8:27 PM — The Galaxy S5's screen is truly a feat of modern technology. It uses what is known as an AMOLED display—an acronym for Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emmitting Diode. In short, this technology means that every individual pixel on your phone's screen emits its own light. This is a ...more

Samsung Galaxy S5 » How-To
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8 Super-Easy & Super-Delicious DIY Popsicle Recipes for the Best Summer Ever

Mon 9:40 AM — So long as you have a popsicle mold, making your own popsicles is ridiculously easy and the possibilities are limitless. For example, you can mix together gummy bears and Sprite, or for a more alcoholic treat, simply add Corona beer to the popsicle mold with a dash of lime juice. Depending on how healthy or decadent you want to be when you have a hot summer day to your ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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How to Install Adobe Flash Player on Your LG G3 to Play Web Games & Flash Videos

Mon 8:27 AM — Google, like Apple before them, no longer supports mobile Flash, but clearly there's plenty of Flash content still available on the web. From games to videos, it can be frustrating to get ...more

LG G3 » How-To
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Virtual Reality, Coming to a Dentist's Office Near You

Sun 12:21 PM — I don't know anyone that likes going to the dentist—few things are more uncomfortable than having someone else's hands in your mouth. But outside of that, not only can the pain of certain ...more

Tech Pr0n » Inspiration
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How to Cast Podcasts with Podcast Addict for Android

Sun 11:05 AM — Podcasts have been around and popular for close to a decade now. For the uninitiated, podcasts are like radio shows that can be downloaded directly from the web and listened to on any dev ...more

Chromecast » How-To
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How to Patch the Glitchy Mic on Your OnePlus One to Use "Okay, Google" Commands Anywhere

Sun 4:49 PM — Thanks to a recent back-end update to Google's Search app, every KitKat-running device can use "Okay, Google" from within any app—even the lock screen. However, the default settings for the OnePlus One's mic leave it unable to detect your voice unless you have it right up to y ...more

Android » How-To
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AppWererabbit: The Swiss Army Knife of App Managers for Your Galaxy Note 3

Sun 2:57 PM — There are over 60-something Android apps cluttering my app drawer. While I'm constantly on the look out for new mods and apps to install, the default way of managing them is cumbersome and just feels unintuitive. I mean, who on Earth would wants to individually manage each app ...more

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 » How-To
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Dried Mushrooms: You’re Not Using Enough of Them & Here’s Why

Sun 1:00 PM — For the novice cook, fungi can be weird because, well, they're fungi. However, if you've been afraid to get acquainted with mushrooms, you've been missing out. Vegetarians love mushrooms and with good reason. Their rich, savory flavor comes a close second to umami-rich meat. Plus, they're loaded with nutrients: shiitake mushrooms, one of the most popular varieties in t ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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This May Be the Cutest Way to Get Directions Ever

Sun 11:04 AM — Have you ever looked down to your phone and said "This GPS app works well, but why isn't it cuter?" Well, you're in luck! Tokyo's Sunrise Aquarium has what might be the cutest way to navi ...more

Tech Pr0n » Inspiration
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This Man Made a Playable Tetris Shirt for the Game's 30th Anniversary

Sat 3:49 PM — A man by the name of Marc Kerger is out to prove that he's the number one fan of the game TETRIS by building a playable TETRIS shirt for the game's 30th anniversary. If you are unaware o ...more

Tech Pr0n » Inspiration
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How to Install Adobe Flash Player on Your OnePlus One to Play Web Games & Flash Videos

Sat 10:53 AM — Google may have decided to back HTML5 for YouTube, but much of the internet still relies heavily on Adobe Flash content. While the Chrome browser for Android is unable to play Flash-based ...more

Android » How-To
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How to Mute or Pause Music on Your HTC One by Just Waving Your Hand

Sat 5:57 PM — BoomSound has spoiled me when listening to music on my HTC One M8, but when someone comes into my room, it can be a hassle trying to quickly pause or mute my music. While you could already control your music with volume buttons, voice commands, swipe gestures, and hand moveme ...more

HTC One » How-To
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How to Download Songs from Google Play Music for Offline Use in Any App on Your Nexus 5

Sat 3:49 PM — Google Play Music is one of the best cloud music services out there. Without ever paying a dime, you can upload as many as 20,000 songs to Google's servers, then use the app on your smartphone to stream these songs without taking up any of your storage space. And if you're wil ...more

Nexus 5 » How-To
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The One Thing You're Probably Not Doing for Better-Tasting Coffee at Home

Sat 5:12 PM — Coffee is a topic that everyone has a strong opinion about, especially when it comes to brewing the perfect cup. Even if you buy the best beans and grind them yourself, chances are you're skipping one necessary step to make sure your coffee tastes the best it can: cleaning your coffeemaker the right way. Yep, that's right. The oils from the coffee and minerals in the w ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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10 Speed Hacks That'll Make Google Chrome Blazing Fast on Your Computer

Sat 1:37 PM — If browsing speed is important to you—and it should be—you'll probably be interested to know that there are ten simple flag modifications you can make in Google Chrome in order to achieve ...more

Digiwonk » How-To
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Get Ready for a Better Call Screen & Contacts List on Your Samsung Galaxy S4

Sat 11:52 AM — Get ready to stop using the stock Contacts app on your Samsung Galaxy S4, because there's something better out there for keeping track of your family and friends—and it looks better too. Ready is ready to change the way you interact with your device with its interesting and i ...more

Samsung GS4 » How-To
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How to Search Gmail & Compose New Emails Straight from Chrome's Address Bar

7/18 2:55 PM — I'm all about saving time. If there's a quicker way to do something, I'm going to find it. For this reason, whenever I need to search through old emails or compose new ones in Gmail, I do it directly from Chrome's address bar, or as Google likes to call it, the omnibox—and you ...more

Digiwonk » How-To
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Bringing the Shortcut Key to Android Is Easier & Cheaper Than You Think

Sat 10:53 AM — Taking pictures, sharing your location, and making calls are easy enough to do with an Android device, but for the most part, they all require your screen to be on with some sort of swiping and pressing actions. Dedicated shortcut keys are virtually non-existent on any modern ...more

Android » Inspiration
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Let Your Microwave Count Your Calories for You

7/18 4:34 PM — They say that ignorance is bliss, and that is exactly how I feel about counting calories. They simply don't exist if I don't check them, right? For those of you who are much healthier than I am, General Electric wants to count them for you, via your microwave! GE is working o ...more

Tech Pr0n » Inspiration
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5 Delicious & Easy Homemade Soda Recipes to Celebrate Summer

Sat 9:07 AM — Make your summer memorable by whipping up some ice-cold, homemade soda in the comfort of your own kitchen, then take it along with you during your next picnic or beach trip. So long as you have seltzer water and a few key ingredients to create the syrup, you can essentially make any soda flavor you can imagine, whether it's something light and citrusy like grapefruit s ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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If You Drink Regular Green Tea for Your Health, You Need to Try Matcha Instead

7/18 6:32 PM — Many people drink green tea for health reasons, and it's no wonder. This beverage is a superstar when it comes to antioxidant levels, and is being studied for its potentially curative pro ...more

Food Hacks » How-To