The increased sophistication of smartphones and apps have allowed us the luxury to never leave our homes. Everything from coffee to food to dry cleaning can be delivered straight to your door without ever leaving your couch, which can can be a godsend during the winter months when you'd rather not risk leaving your warm bed. But during the summer, you gotta ditch the comforter and go enjoy outdoors.
By default, any app that requests a certain permission can run automatically as soon as you start your device. Since Android doesn't offer a granular permission control system like iOS, this gets lumped in with all of the other permissions that you have to accept when you're installing an app from the Google Play Store, and you effectively have no choice in the matter.
Your writing is just that — yours — so the work you do in Apple Pages should remain private until you choose to share it. Apple seems to share this sentiment. As another symbol of its dedication to user privacy and security, the company includes a feature in its word-processing app for iOS that allows you to lock documents behind a password, as well as with Face ID or Touch ID.
It's a question I've been pondering a lot lately. Technically, children under the age of 13 are not allowed to join Facebook. But according to a Consumer Reports in May, 7.5 million children 12 and younger are already on the site. Currently, federal law prohibits websites from collecting personal data from children without parental permission. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, as it is more commonly known, has been in effect since 1998, but has not been updated since.
A 12-year-old Minnesota girl was reduced to tears while school officials and a police officer rummaged through her private Facebook postings after forcing her to surrender her password, an ACLU lawsuit alleges.
I remember reading this article every World Cup, regarding different teams. Italy, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland. What do you think?
This video describes how to make an asparagus dish. First, a frying pan is put on the stove over medium high heat. Secondly, olive oil is added to the pan. Next, pieces of prosciutto ham; the speaker suggests that other types of ham will do just fine in this dish. After a couple minutes of cooking, the asparagus is added to the pan and rolled around to coat in oil. The asparagus is cooked for awhile before water is added and the dish is covered for one minute to steam. Afterwards, the lid is ...
In earlier versions of Minecraft, Ender Pearls only allowed you to scare off Enderman. Thankfully, Minecraft 1.9 has introduced new functionality to those pearls--the ability to teleport around the map by tossing them in a direction. Take a look at this guide to learn how to teleport using Ender Pearls.
Rip it up with this classic, blues rock lick, taught to you here by Robert Renman. This wicked riff, reminiscent of Gary Moore's playing style, uses lots of hammer-ons and pull-offs, which let's you play over 4 strings REALLY fast. Once you nail this, you'll officially be allowed to light your guitar on fire. Learn and shred now!
The greenscreen has allowed filmmakers to take us to worlds they never could have otherwise, but they can ruin a movie when used poorly. Watch this video for a guide to picking a screen, lighting it, and getting a good key for it using Final Cut Pro or After Effects.
If you're not afraid to stray from your origami craft, then kirigami worth a shot. It's just like origami, but you're allowed to cut the paper, not just fold it. Kirigami makes origami look more mature and more accurate, like when it comes to flowers. This video will show you how much better a kirigami cherry blossom looks! Learn how to make this cherry blossom with five petals.
It's official! You are both able and allowed to jailbreak the iPhone 4. And oh boy is it easy! This video will show you how you can jailbreak your iPhone 4 quickly and easily using a program called Jailbreakme that you can acquire very quickly and for free right on your iPhone browser. How much easier could it be?
Long exposure photography has long allowed photographers to do amazing things with light. Now you can do that! This video will show you how to use a long exposure, sparklers, and Photoshop to create amazing psychedelic art on your photographs. This new art form is called light painting or light writing, looks amazing, and is pretty easy to get started doing. Do it!
The film Jumper may not have been critically acclaimed, but few can argue with how awesome the special effects that allowed the characters to teleport at will are. They looked great and were applied with great aplomb. This video will show you how to mimic that effect in After Effects, allowing you to make your own teleportation-happy films. I bet you can make one better than Jumper!
How to make TCPO or bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl) oxalate, used in glow stick reactions. WARNING: This procedure should only be performed by, or under the direct supervision of, an experienced chemist. Please refer to the material safety data sheets of all chemicals for their hazards. Synthesis must be performed in a fumehood.
Freddy vs. Jason was one of the greatest film cash-ins of all time, but it was still cool to imagine these two greats of 1980's horror squaring off. This video will show you how to make a replica of Jason's machete from the film, using a real machete as a base. They aren't expensive, and if you're going to a Halloween party where real weapons are allowed this would be a great one to use.
This is a video which shows how to create a suede finish on walls using paint. To do this the right tools are necessary. Use a special suede finish paint and a nine inch specialty roller. Arrow wood merant is used for the color. Tape the ceiling and base boards. Paint the corners with a two inch brush. Work top to bottom on the unfinished areas with the roller. It will appear uneven. But that is fine. It should be allowed to dry. Use a 3 inch latex brush and excess paint, start at the top and...
This is a video tutorial on how to cancel your Verizon contract without having to pay an early termination fee (ETF).
Now that you're officially allowed to do it, jailbreaking your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad is a better idea than ever before! This video will show you everything you need to jailbreak a wide variety of Apple devices, including the iPhone 3G and 3GS, the iPod Touch 2G and 3G, and the iPad wifi or 3G model. All you need is a program called Spirit, iTunes version 9.2, and you device and you're good to go! This particular method is great because the jailbreak is untethered, meaning that you can t...
Most pasta salad is very "American" and full of fatty things like mayonnaise. By adjusting a few ingredients and adding some yummy veggies, you can transform your salad and have a healthy addition to your outdoor summer party menu!
This is chemistry at its best! Europium is the chemical element (Eu) which was named after Europe. Dysprosium (Dy) is a rare earth element of a metallic silver luster. Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make europium and dysprosium nitrate salts with Dr. Lithium.
PHP is a scripting language that since 1995 has allowed web developers all over the world to create more dynamic websites. This video series will show you how to use it from start to finish, covering the very basics and very advanced techniques. If you want to move you web design skills beyond XHTML, watch this video.
The Front Catch freestyle soccer trick is meant to be performed out of the final position from the heel catch trick. It allows the player to drop the ball out of their heel catch position and catch it again on the front foot, allowing your sequence to continue without the ball touching the ground, and if you know anything about freestyle soccer you know that touching the ground is just not allowed.
OK! This video shows you how to configure any USB flash drive for storage on for your Xbox 360. The flash drive has to be at least 1GB and can be as large as 16GB. You are allowed to use up to two flash drives which can give you an extra 32 GB of storage. Now you can use a flash drive as a memory stick for your xbox 360.
Back in Fallout 3, when they released the Broken Steel DLC, once you completed the main mission and finished the training simulation, you were allowed to take some pickings from the weapons and armor vault, one of which was the Tesla Canon, a sniper-rifle meets awesomesauce, high damage gun! Well, Obsidian did one better, and you don't even need to get DLC! This is the Tesla-Beaton Prototype, and you can find it at a crashed Vertibird site there in Fallout New Vegas in the south Mojave Desert...
At the end of last year Google released Chromium OS, the source code to their soon-to-be-released operating system Google Chrome OS. This has allowed millions of people to preview the new OS and make suggestions. Do you want in on that action? This video will show you how to install and run Google Chrome OS on a Mac using a virtual machine like VMWare or Virtual Box. Now you can be a part of the future of operating systems. Maybe.
Most of the time for official coin tosses the interested party calls the result while the coin is in the air. Often, the coin is allowed to land on the ground to prevent tampering. Assuming that you are in a flipping situation where you are flipping it into your hand and calling it when it gets to the hand, it is pretty easy to guess the result accurately. This video will show you how to do so by rubbing the coin quickly to determine whether it is bumpy-side (tails) up or smooth-side (heads).
A galaxy stitch comes from a galaxy far, far away, where on a planet not unlike ours sentient beings with six arms instead of two got tired of our simple and dull-minded single and double crochets and decided to invent a star-shaped crochet that allowed at least two of their arms to remain active at any one time.
Let's face it: Without armor, we'd all be very squishy. While armor isn't necessary on the every day when we're going to school or hitting up the post office (at least we HOPE armor isn't necessary where you live), it certainly is and has been in battle.
For this project you will need a Chinese takeout container, a hole punch, paint brush, paint, a container for the paint and newspaper. Flatten the Chinese takeout container. Use your hole punch to make holes in it, choosing any pattern you would like. Place the container on the newspaper and paint the outer surface, using any color you prefer. Once you have allowed the pain to dry you can reassemble the Chinese takeout container, back to it's original look. Then you simply place a tea light i...
This video shows the viewer how to repair a section of damaged molding surrounding a door or window. The method shown uses WD40 and polyester resin. Firstly an undamaged section of the molding is sprayed with WD40 and then covered in resin. Once the resin has hardened the WD40 allows it to be removed and used as a mould. The mould is then sprayed with more WD40 and is filled with new resin. This is allowed to harden and then removed. The resin replica of the molding is then sanded and cut to ...
SketchUp 5 and up has a Sandbox. But there are a few rules to know before you're allowed to play. In this episode of The SketchUp Show, Alex leads you in creating a landscape from scratch, and a second way to model terrain from existing contour lines using the sandbox tools. Landscapers will love learning to use the sandbox tools in this episode!
In order to make crossword puzzles, you have to have an extensive vocabulary, and that doesn't mean including vulgar words into your crossword puzzle, except maybe boner. Your puzzle design must be symmetrical, of course, and perhaps the standard grid size of 15x15.
Smash glow? What the heck is that? That's exactly what you'll find out… watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make smash-glow crystals (triboluminescent crystals) with Dr. Lithium.
Are you getting that nasty "Application access set to not allowed" error on your Nokia 5300 cell phone? Unfortunately, it's a problem for most Nokia 5300 owners, ones who wish to use 3rd party applications on certain carriers, like T-Mobile, who restricts the uses for branding.
Apple has tools built into iOS to help parents monitor the iPhone habits of their children. However, those same tools can be used by everyday iPhone owners to both hide apps they don't care about, as well as restrict features they don't need or that infringe on privacy. Whether you fit into one category or the other, all iPhone users can benefit from the "Restrictions" feature.
Charles M., an attorney and bonsai cultivator, demonstrates how to transfer a field grown Japanese Black Pine that is ready for training. A 5-gallong nursery specimen was purchased and planted in the ground with a bonsai compound soil to keep its roots close and compact during trunk thickening. The tree was allowed to grow for three years, with the main foliage under four feet, but with two “sacrifice” branches allowed to shoot out without trimming. One sacrifice branch at the top of the tree...
Having cohesive vision for your business and sticking to it is one of the most important parts of growing a successful business. This video features small business owners describing how they were able to develop their businesses by having the vision to focus on profitable aspects of said businesses. This has allowed each of them to flourish as entrepreneurs.
In this tutorial, learn how to hack a can of Monster - or any large soda can - to stash a bottle. This is great if you are drinking a beer in public when you aren't allowed or if you'd just rather no one knew what kind of embarrassing beverage you are actually consuming. Follow along with the clip and learn exactly how to disassemble a simple can and use it as a cover for any bottle that will fit inside.
To become a bounty hunter, you will want to first check your state's laws to see if you need to be a licensed private investigator. If you live in Florida, South Carolina, Oregon, Wisconsin, or Kentucky, don't even try it--bounty hunting is not allowed! Otherwise, your first step is to find a client who needs a target to be caught. Bail bond agents employ bounty hunters to track down people who have refused to show up to court. Find out who your target is. Assemble a file, look into any recor...