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How To: 5 Annoying Things About iOS 5 (Plus How to Fix Them)

I admit, when the new iOS 5 update for Apple devices was coming out, I had iTunes open all morning with my iPhone 4 attached... waiting... waiting... waiting until finally the new version of iOS was available for download. I stopped everything I was doing and quickly initiated the process of updating my device. After two excruciating hours, my iPhone 4 was finally ready to go and I couldn't be anymore happy. Who needs an iPhone 4S when you've already got iOS 5?

How To: Remove Stock iOS App, Without Jailbreak (iOS 6)

At first glance, the iOS home screen looks nearly identical to the original release back in 2007. Though those experienced with the evolving iterations of iOS will tell you that the features have changed. Furthermore, with the App Store continuing to explode with (lets face it) better options than the stock software, these included applications are only causing clutter across the springboard.

How To: Make contemporary installation art

Each & Every One of You (EEOOY) is a mock TV show pilot that teaches ordinary people how to make contemporary installation art. If these words strike fear into your heart or make you cringe with memories of seeing contemporary art and wondering what the hell it was all about, this show is for you!

How To: Style men's hair for a contemporary look

This how-to video teaches men how to cut their hair in a contemporary mow hawk style. First, the stylist tells you what size blade adapter he has on his buzzer, and where to cut with each adaptor. The stylist tells you what size to cut parts of the hair and how to make a faded look. He tells you how to finish off the hairstyle so it looks nice and clean. He talks about the difference between classical and contemporary haircutting. He teaches you how to avoid cutting yourself with the buzzer.

News: Chromecast App Gets a Huge Update—Here's All the Cool New Features

Google just announced a new and improved Chromecast at an event in San Francisco this morning, and debuted a new "Chromecast Audio" for streaming music directly to any speaker. I'm sure you rushed off to the Google Store to buy one of these promising and powerful devices, but while you wait on the new one to come in the mail, your old Chromecast just got a lot more functional by way of a simple app update.

How To: Sing high notes for men

The focus of this video is on singing high notes for men. The first step is to identify which mode your high note are sung in: classical, contemporary, or falsetto. For most men around the E flat note of the range determines which of these three routes is natural to the singer. For classical singers there is a distinct throttling around this pitch change into higher notes, a region known as the passagio. Contemporary singers have a more gradually ramping up as they pass over this transition o...

How To: The 15 Most Annoying Things About iOS 7 for iPhone

I've been playing around with iOS 7 for a while now, and for the most part, I dig it. It's a nice update for a stale OS, and there are a lot of great new features. But like any good piece of tech, there are a few things to be disliked. Some of these are big issues, and some could be considered nitpicking, but given that I'm fairly used to the older iOS 6 version, they feel big to me. Paper cuts always hurt worse than gashes.

How To: Mix The Cosmopolitan

Master mixologist Chris McMillian offers up a tutorial on mixing a Cosmopolitan. The Cosmo is a contemporary classic--it is a drink built on the New Orleans Sour family. Instead of using sugar to sweeten, the Cosmo uses orange flavored liquor.

How To: Hack Cursed Treasure (5/8/10) to get more money

Cursed treasure is a very popular and challenging web game that, like most of it's webgame contemporaries, has attracted a lot of attention from hackers looking to make it easier to cheat in the game. This video shows you how to use cheat engine to get more money and change other numerical values in the game to improve your gameplay experience.

How To: Program Roland TB-303 or TR-909 synthesizers

The Roland TB-303 and TR-909 synths are two of the four most important pieces of gear in the history of electronic music, but every year they get older, more cranky, and further away from our contemporary ideas of what an interface should look like. They can be really hard to figure out how to use, but fortunately for you this video will teach you how to program both instruments and start creating the phat tracks these devices were made to create.

How To: Use LISP programming language for beginners

The programming language LISP is definitely not as well known as XML or C++, but it's been around for a very long time and is one of the easiest computer programming languages to learn if you want to create a web server. It is a contemporary of Cobal and was devloped by John McCarthy. To learn how to use LISP for beginners, check out this tutorial.

How To: Study chords & practice playing harmonized scales

This is a video guitar lesson brought to you by andrewwasson.com, and is Part 1 in the series "Harmonized Moveable Chord Shapes". This video lesson covers how to study chords on the guitar neck, and how to practice playing harmonized scales using both triad and seventh chord qualities. The idea taught here works well, because the harmonized major scale gives you most of the popular chords in today's music. These include: the Major Triad & Major Seventh, the Minor Triad & Minor Seventh, the Di...

How To: Get a general linguistic overview of Old High German

Old High German is the forefather for contemporary German and Dutch. Polyglot Alexander Arguelles presents a series of videos to provide introductory overviews of the languages of the world. Working diachronically through various language families in turn, he demonstrates how to identify each language, translates a text sample to show how it works, and discusses its genetic affiliation and cultural context. Watch this video language tutorial and learn how to get a general linguistic overview ...

How To: Choose a hand plane for woodworking

Learn about the most common, and popular, hand planes used by crafts people today. At first glance, the whole subject looks complicated, because there are dozens of major plane types and many different variations within each of those categories. But most accomplished woodworkers agree that there is a core list of planes that any woodworker should consider for their toolbox. This video introduces and demonstrates how to choose and select, and use five of the more useful handplanes used by cont...

How To: Model a tractor in Google SketchUp 6

Google SketchUp is a powerful 3 dimensional modeling tool that boasts comprehensiveness and versatility for the average, everyday user. Unlike some of its contemporaries, this program is very user friendly. Check out this tutorial and learn how to go about modeling a Tractor from start to finish in Google SketchUp 6. It is sped up so it takes only 8 minutes to watch, though the original model took about 65 minutes to complete! Feel free to pause at any juncture during the tutorial in case you...

How To: Do the "Pretzel" swing dance move

Swing dancing dates back to the 1920's, where the African American community, discovered the Charleston and the Lindy Hop, while dancing to contemporary Jazz music. The term "Swing dancing" is used to refer to one or all of the following swing era dances: Lindy Hop, Charleston, Shag, Balboa and Blues and extends to include West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Hand Dancing, Jive, Rock and Roll, Modern Jive, and other dances developing in the 1940s and later.

How To: Do Flower Henna Design in Just 20 Mins

Love mehndi but don't know how to apply it on your own? Well, here's a design that shall enlighten you on how easy it is to create beautiful mehndi designs in no time. Generally, the most famous pattern is the floral henna design which uses flowers such as lotus, sunflower and buds in combination with leaves and creepers. It is unlike the traditional design which completely covers the hand leaving no space. In this design, spaces are left intentionally to let the design stand out. It takes on...

How To: Build a simple float frame for your painting

Building a frame for your paintings can save you money and provide one more creation of which to be proud. Normally recommended for abstract paintings, basic float frames offer a professional feel to your art. This video demonstrates how to build a very simple float frame, which compliments a modern, contemporary, abstract painting rather nicely.

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