How To: Preserve Battery Life on Android in Just One Tap

Contrary to what you may think, clearing or swiping away apps in the Recent Apps view on your Android device does not necessarily stop app activity or running tasks—and these running processes can actually be eating away at your battery life. Depending on the app or process, it may only be a small percentage, but every little bit helps these days.

How To: Preserve Battery Life on Your Apple iPad Mini

Apple has begun selling their new iPad mini at stores around the world starting today. The mini, a smaller and cheaper alternative to the larger iPad, has a starting price of $329 and is expected to sell around 1 to 1.5 million units in the first weekend, far below the 3 million iPad 3s sold last March (who all probably want their money back). Something that's sure to be brought up in the following days, as with most new devices, is the battery life. As we previously provided you tips on savi...

How To: Make Preserved Lemons

One of the great joys of cooking is taking the most basic of foods and preparing them in new and exciting ways. About two years ago, my wife opened my eyes to a delicious staple of Indian and Moroccan cuisine that is made in a very elementary way, the preserved lemon.

How To: Preserve your Halloween Jack-O'-Lantern to keep it looking fresh

Carving Jack-O'-Lanterns is actually one of the safest parts of Halloween, despite the sharp knives involved. There are all kinds of techniques and styles, and this video will give you some great tips to help your pumpkin carving. It includes tips for keeping your pumpkin from getting mold and making it smell nice, and also advice on the use of foam pumpkins for those who want to eschew the mess of using the real thing.

How To: Preserve tracks properly during your expedition

Whether it's research, a school project or term paper, going on an expedition, what have you, having to preserve animal tracks should be a part of your bag of tricks that you can do. But don't just grab some random plaster of paris and just start pouring. Check out this video first and learn how to properly preserve the animal tracks that you find in the wild.

How To: Preserve identity with Photoshop

When you watch the news or a television show where someone doesn't want to be identified, it is common to see the face blurred out or obscured. In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to blur someone's face in an image and preserve or hide their identity. So if you are producing videos or podcasts or need to hide part of an image, this tutorial will show you how to do it in Photoshop.

How To: Preserve home-grown herbs

Growing your own herbs is easy. So easy, in fact, that you may soon find that you have more than you know what to do with. In this home gardener's guide, Melinda Myers discusses how to store herbs that you've harvested from your home garden.

How To: Preserve your lampshades

This video is from FusionNW.com - Fusion: All about the Northwest home. In this video we learn some tips about preserving your lampshades. Bea Searles from Naomi's Lampshades & Lamps joins us to give us some advice. Lampshades come all wrapped in plastic and you may be tempted to leave the plastic on because you think it will protect your lampshade. But, actually, you always want to take that off, because the plastic holds the heat in and, while you think you're helping them, you're actually ...

How To: "Preserve Your Herbs"

Whilst drying herbs is a well known method they do suit certain types of dishes but with this method of using olive oil to infuse before freezing, you get the best results many weeks after you've cut them and it allows you to continue enjoying those summer flavours well into winter.

How To: Preserve extra lemons

If you grow lemons, you've probably realized that the average person does not need a whole treeload of fresh lemons to meet their immediate lemon needs. Rather than pitching them or squirting them into the eyes of one of your enemies, watch this video. It will teach you how to preserve the lemons in the refrigerator, turning them into a delicious condiment for meat, salads, and other dishes.

How To: Preserve and clean your antique silver

This is a video tutorial in the Home & Garden category where you are going to learn how to preserve and clean your antique silver. Tony Duke shows a fast and effective way to clean heavily soiled silver ware. Put the silverware in to the "silver dip" fluid and leave it for about 35 to 45 seconds. You will see that it is cleaning. Because it is a liquid, it gets in to the nooks and corners of the silverware and cleans them. Take it out of the liquid and wash it. You then got to polish it with ...

How To: Preserve and dry herbs

In this tutorial, we learn how to preserve and dry herbs. First, you will want to cut your herbs fresh from the garden. Next, use scissors to cut the herbs into small pieces. After this, place the herbs on a piece of wax paper on a plate. Now, place the plate into the microwave on half power for three minutes. Look at the herbs to see what they look like when they come out of the microwave. If there is still moisture in them, place them in a microwave again. Adjust the power and time you cook...

How To: Archive and preserve webpages

In this Computers & Programming video tutorial you will learn how to archive and preserve web pages. To do this, you don't need to install any program. You just need to sign up for a free account with iterasi. Go to the site and crate an account by typing in a username, password and your email id. Then go to your email and click on the confirmation link. Hit 'Ctrl + b' on the page that comes up to bring up your bookmarks and drag the bookmarklets that it gives you to your bookmarks toolbar. N...

How To: Crack an egg so you can preserve the shell

Learn how to crack an egg so that you can preserve the shell in simple steps. First take an egg and a butter knife and you have to make a hole at its top. To make the hole gently tap the top of the egg to make a crack. Now insert the knife in the crack and peel its top out. Pour the egg yolk in a container and rinse the shell several times with hot water. Spray an anti-bacterial spray to kill any germs in it and let it dry for sometime with its hole facing downwards.

How To: Preserve string beans by freezing

Want to have fresh produce year-round? Extend the life of garden vegetables by freezing your green beans or string beans. This is an easy cooking technique you can use, all you need is a pot, some water and a few plastic bags to keep your vegetables fresh for a long period of time.

How To: Disable Facebook Places on your Facebook page to preserve your privacy

Facebook Places is a new location-based sharing tool that Facebook unveiled not too long ago. It works like Foursquare, in that you can check yourself into locations. Not only that, you can check other people in, and other people on your Friends list can also check you into other locations as well. So if you don't want to broadcast your every move to the universe, you'll have to go into Facebook and update your privacy settings. Again. Better to be safe than let your boss know by accident tha...

How To: Preserve Sooji for roasting

Anuja and Hetal from Show Me The Curry show how to roast Sooji. Sooji is otherwise known as semolina which is purified wheat used for making pasta. Semolina is known as Sooji in India and is used in many many dishes as a grain and sometimes as a meat substitute. Some recipes like Upma require that the Sooji be roasted before being added into the recipe. This video shows you the easiest way that you can roast Sooji in your microwave so that it can be used in various Indian dishes.

How To: Clarify and preserve butter

Looking for a means of preserving a pound or so of butter? Make delicious ghee, or South Asian-style clarified butter. The clarification process is simple and only takes a few minutes. Become a veritable ghee whiz with help from this South Asian culinary how-to.

How To: Brush your dog's teeth to preserve canine health

Learn how to care for your pet with help from VetVid. See how to brush your dog's teeth. Brushing your dog's teeth may actually prevent some serious canine health problems. In this video tutorial, learn the proper technique for brushing your dog's teeth, how often you should brush your dog's teeth, and what are some other home care options to keep your dog's teeth healthy.

How To: Preserve fresh fruit

With the growing popularity of buying local, many people are rediscovering the benefits of preserving fruit at home. Concerns over food origin, additives and preservatives are driving this trend and in just 20 minutes you can enjoy fresh produce all year long. Watch this how to video to learn more about picking fresh food and the preservation process.

How To: Preserve a newspaper clipping

Do you have a great article that you're really proud of, that was printed in the newspaper? Did something amazing happen, and you want to preserve the newspaper article about it? Newspaper is delicate, and can fall apart quite easily if not preserved properly. Check out this video to learn how to preserve a newspaper clipping.

How To: Use the Preserve Transparency button in After Effects

This video clip presents a quick lesson in using the Preserve Transparency switch in Adobe After Effects and why it may be more useful than using a Track Matte in certain situations. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various features and filters, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-st...

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