If you're marginally inclined towards computers, you've probably been approached at some point by a family member who wants you to "fix" their system during a visit home. With the holidays coming up, these opportunities (or ambushes) are even more likely.
It's officially the holiday season, which means everyone will soon be traveling home to spend time with loved ones. And anyone who has any knowledge whatsoever of computers knows what else that means—family members left and right asking you to fix their various technical woes.
Would you rather live far up in the trees? Or deep underwater? A Nevada family of scuba divers have built the ultimate childhood getaway: the Needham family's "Bubble Room" is an underwater fort that sits at the bottom of a lake in the Sierras. The room is an air-filled pocket, made with vinyl and anchored down by an octagonal framework of metal pipe.
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New statements from Apple make it clear that they do not believe a hacker, or group of hackers, breached any of their systems. This comes after a recent report from Motherboard that a hacker gang called the "Turkish Crime Family" is threatening to remotely wipe up to 559 million iPhones by April 7.
News: 'Turkish Crime Family' Demands $75,000 in Bitcoin from Apple in Exchange for Hacked iPhone Accounts
Rumor has it that a gang of hackers—or possibly, one lonesome individual—holds the power to remotely wipe millions of iPhones and iCloud accounts, unless Apple coughs up some ransom money by April 7.
There are a ton of great new features in iOS 8, and one of the most interesting (and perplexing) ones is called "Family Sharing."
Are you interested in beginning research of your family's history? I began this journey about 3 or 4 years ago and here is what I found. I've done almost ALL of my research online, and gotten farther, faster and more comprehensively than anyone else who has researched my family the old fashioned ways. This is the kind of thing that technology is made for. Here's how to use it.
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Elie Krieger from Food Network bakes up a scrumptious chicken pot pie. Her version will give you a healthy boost because she added extra vegetables and cut down on the fat. This southern dish is sure to warm up tummies everywhere and you can customize the ingredients based on your family's tastes. For example, you may want to use turkey instead of chicken, or possibly beef. Maybe your family likes different vegetables. This particular recipe uses chicken, onions, carrots, celery and green bea...
No Southern Thanksgiving is complete without cornbread dressing! In this tutorial, Betty shows us the famous Southern cornbread-sage dressing that has turned her into her family's designated 'dressing-maker' every year! This delicious gravy can be spread over turkey, veggies, potatoes or even used as a dip! However you choose to serve it, you will definitely love this delicious recipe! Enjoy!
Got very little time and energy to devote to making your family's dinner tonight? Then check out this episode of "The Martha Stewart Show" to learn how to prepare a hearty three meat stew. Minimal ingredients, maximum flavor punch.
Looking for something warm to fill your family's bellies on a cold wintery day? There's nothing better than a hot cup of soup to warm your insides! In this cooking tutorial, learn how to prepare a butternut squash soup with delicious corn fritters on the side! Yum!
Is your family's dinner conversation making you more bored than the last time you visited your great Aunt Edna's sewing room and she gave you a two-hour tour? Then find a fun and creative way to get through dinner by checking out this video.
Tired of the same old family recipe? Then spice up your family lasagna with a new twist — béchamel sauce. Adding béchamel sauce (a rich white sauce made milk, herbs, and other goodies) will satisfy you family's craving for a new tasty dinner dish. The OriginalNakedChef shares his recipe for his lasagna with non-traditional béchamel sauce and beef. If you're a pasta and lasagna fan, it's definitely worth trying out. Watch the video for the full recipe and ingredients.
If you're looking for some natural dog food recipes or homemade dog food, this recipe from the Natural Pet Food Cookbook is a great start. Chef Jason Hill of Chef Tips puts Bandit's Beef Stew to the test, and this dog food recipe was approved with enthusiasm by his family's Shih Tzu puppy, Sugar. This recipe can be prepared as an organic dog food with the right ingredients. Just choose canned organic vegetables when preparing this meal. It's also a human grade dog food, as Chef Jason Hill att...
Looking to give a personalized gift for a birthday or for the holidays? How about a personalized bar of soap, specific to your friend or family's style? In this episode of ThreadBangers's Decor It Yourself, Meg visits Bobbie Thomas, an editor for the "Today Show" and learns how to make your own soap, and how to customize it to be just about any color, shape, or size!
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Need to install a pre-hung door? Lowe's has your back. A quality front door makes a positive first impression on guests... not to mention, a weathered and worn door can compromise your family's safety and security. In this video, learn how to install a new pre-hung exterior door with the following instructions from Lowe's.
East meets, well, east in this cross cultural stir fry dish by Guy Fieri. Fieri takes classic Chinese stir fry up a notch on the heat meter by adding spicy Korean kimchi.
Need a nutritious and delicious side dish that you can make in a jiffy? It sounds impossible, but these baked artichoke hearts fit just the bill. Made with fiber-rich artichoke hearts, this dish will be quite the crowd-pleaser.
Morrigan's quest is definitely much easier. This tutorial shows you how to get Sten to tell you about his family's sword. Then you have to go to Lake Calenhad, and pick up the trail that leads all the way to Orzammar.
Once you get Sten's approval level to at least 25 (he likes paintings), he'll tell you more about why he was in the cage where you found him. He'll tell you about losing his family's sword. Now go talk to the scavenger at Lake Calenhad, and you can get it from him.
To start the year off right, Meg shows us how to keep all of our friend's and family's birthdays in one neat place. Plus, the crucial elements needed to throw a killer DIY b-day bash!
These days, everyone is trying to save money wherever possible. Health care is often one of our biggest expenses and in this tutorial, you will get some expert tips on how to lower your expenses and save money on health care.
Holly Chegg shows the best way to peel and chop fresh garlic in a quick way! She first shows us how to peel off the skin in a perfect manner using a simple technique that everybody should be able to do. It is practically fool proof. She then shows us some easy ways to chop up our garlic into the perfect size, depending on your preference. Don't have time to buy and chop up your own fresh garlic for every one of your family's cherished recipes? Holly Chegg leaves you with advice on using the g...
This how to video cooking tutorial shows you how to make a heart healthy cumin crusted fish recipe using canola oil. Watch and learn how easy it is to prepare this meal, it is a fantastic way to incorporate seafood into your family's diet.
Thomas DeLuca of Wholesale Italian Food shares his family's recipe for marinara sauce. To begin, add extra virgin olive oil to a heated pan, enough to cover the bottom. Chop 6-8 cloves of fresh garlic and add to the heated oil. Next, add a large can of San Manzano whole tomatoes. They come as whole tomatoes, so mash them a little with a potato masher in the pot. Now it is time for the herbs to be added to the tomatoes to finish up the sauce. Take a large fist full of Italian parsley and remov...
Hosting your first holiday dinner? These tips & tricks will help you pull together a fabulous party without losing your holiday spirit or mind!
Haircuts can cut a chunk out of any family’s budget. Learning to cut your man’s hair will save you hundreds! Check out this Howcast video tutorial on how to cut your man's hair.
Here is a recipe for heart healthy chewy cinnamon oatmeal cookies made with canola oil. This cookie recipe is a great way to incorporate healthy fats into your family's diet. Watch this cooking how to video to learn how to make these chewy oat and cinnamon cookies.
In this cooking How To video Ellen Pruden feature a great highland halibut recipe using heart healthy canola oil. This recipe is a great way to incorporate fish into your family's diet. Watch and learn how easy it is to make this highland halibut fish on the stove.
This dish was inspired and created at Olive Garden's Culinary Institute of Tuscany in Italy. In this how-to video Chef Paolo Lafata will show you how to prepare this flavorful chicken entrée featuring a golden potato-parmesan crust and paired with linguine pasta and a creamy garlic-butter sauce. It's a perfect way to add some zest to your family's chicken blues. Start cooking Olive Garden's chicken crostina.
Maria shows how she keeps her family's tummies full by making a hearty and filling Winter Minestrone. Minestrone is an Italian based soup made up of many different vegetables. This particular soup has onions, celery, carrots and garlic. You start by heating up oil in your pot. Then you add in your vegetables and let them get soft. Season your food by sprinkling on some black pepper, salt and rosemary. The great thing about making minestrone soup you can add whatever vegetables that you have o...
Last year, Apple debuted a feature that allows families to share iTunes and App Store purchases across their various accounts. Us Android users, on the other hand, have to buy separate copies of apps for each of our accounts—well, at least from an official standpoint.
Siri Exploited: Bypass the iPhone's Lock Screen to Browse Contacts, Make Calls, Send Emails, & Texts (iOS 7.1.1)
If you've haven't had your fill of Apple's security issues in recent weeks, Siri is now the latest to join the slew of problems with the most recent version of iOS (7.1.1).
In the late nineteenth century, the advent of the motion picture wowed audiences with a new storytelling medium. Nearly a century and a half later, augmented reality is establishing a new frontier in film.
Augmented reality is quickly becoming a popular tool for marketing use cases, as demonstrated by new projects serving the automotive, entertainment, and tourism industries this past week.
T-Mobile's "Binge On" service for streaming videos has received mixed reactions so far. On one hand, it gives any T-Mobile subscriber unlimited access to popular streaming video services like Netflix and Hulu without having to worry about going over their monthly data cap. On the other hand, it reduces video quality to 480p, which is 6 times lower than full HD.