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Touch, Don't Press: Extend the Lifespan of Your iPhone 5s Home Key

Take a minute and think about how many times a day you press the home key on your iPhone . . . a lot, right? It is quite literally the most important button on your device. If the home key stops working, you won't be able to multitask or back out of apps to go to your home screen, so preserving its life should be priority, otherwise you're stuck using one of these tips for fixing your home button. Luckily, for 5S users, you can add a tweak that will utilize your touch ID sensor, instead of ha...

How To: Make a day / night system in the level editor for StarCraft 2

Starcraft 2, like so many modern games in this age of modding, has a really robust level editor that's going to extend the lifespan of the game for years. You can edit almost anything about any of the game's many units buildings and maps, and make the game however you want it to be. This video will show you how to create a day and night cycle using the level editor that will make your games feel much more real. The creator included a download for a trigger library, but does not explain how to...

How To: Create a Warcraft 3 shop in StarCraft 2 Galaxy Editor

Starcraft 2, like so many modern games in this age of modding, has a really robust level editor that's going to extend the lifespan of the game for years. You can edit almost anything about any of the game's many units buildings and maps, and make the game however you want it to be. This video will show you how to use Galaxy Editor to make Warcraft 3 style shops in your custom map where you heros can buy and sell items. If you want to make a Starcraft 2 RPG (you aren't alone) watch this.

How To: Give units new abilities in the StarCraft 2 Editor

Starcraft 2, like so many modern games in this age of modding, has a really robust level editor that's going to extend the lifespan of the game for years. You can edit almost anything about any of the game's many units buildings and maps, and make the game however you want it to be. This video will show you how to create a map, add custom abilities to a Terran unit, then blow up some Zerg with it. It's quick, fun, and a great place for beginners at Starcraft level editing to get started.

How To: Flash an XBox 360 Hitachi 78FK disc drive

Flashing the disc drive on the XBox 360 is the first step of truly hacking your XBox 360, enabling it to run whatever discs you like but also putting you at risk for being banned from XBox Live. Microsoft has used several different kinds of drives in the console over the course of its lifespan, so you have to check what type of drive you have before you attempt to flash it. This two-part video will show you how to flash the Hitachi 78FK drive used in many XBox 360's.

How To: Pull three great pranks on your friends: 1 computer, 1 string, 1 shower

One prank doesn't have a terribly long lifespan usually. You do it once to one of your friends, they tell everyone else, pretty soon your friends see that prank coming a mile away when you try to pull it again. Why not stock up? This video will show you how to pull three diverse, great pranks. First, the food-coloring-in-the-showerhead trick. Second, the living room string labyrinth. Third, the old broken PC desktop trick. Pull all three on someone in rapid succession for bonus score!

How To: Operate a video camera

That digital video camera is a delicate piece of equipment, you need to treat it right. Check out this how-to video and learn how to properly operate it to ensure good footage and a long camera lifespan. This video guide covers basic camera handling and maintenance, and these general rules are useful for whatever brand video camera you're using.

How To: Treat burns and scalds (British Red Cross)

No one can escape the wrath of fire. Eery living person will experience some sort of burn during their lifespan, from scalds to third degree burns. Burns and scalds are among the most common injuries requiring emergency treatment in hospitals, but would you know what to do if a friend or family member, maybe even a stranger, burned themselves badly? Could you help?

How To: Squeeze Out an Extra 5 Minutes of Battery Life in Critical Situations on a Galaxy Note 2 or 3

We've all been there. Rushing to find an outlet because your smartphone's battery is about to die and you're in the middle of uploading a picture on Instagram or something else of dire importance. Android's operating system shuts down automatically when ever there is 1% left in order to allow for a proper shut down, and so as not to mess with the calibration of the battery, extending its overall life.

How To: Swap the Menu & Back Buttons on Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for Easier Left-Handed Navigation

Throughout history, almost every superstition dealing with evil has had something to do with left hands. In the seventeenth century, it was thought that the Devil himself baptised his followers using his left hand. Today, studies show that left-handed people are more likely to be schizophrenic, alcoholic, delinquent, dyslexic, have Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and a slew of other medical problems. To top it all off, left-handed people have an average lifespan that is 9 years shorte...

News: Natural Antibiotic from Cystic Fibrosis Patient Knocks Out TB

A promising new antibiotic has been discovered in, of all things, another bacteria. Burkholderia bacteria live in diverse habitats, including soil, plants, and humans where they thrive by knocking out other microbes that compete with them for resources or threaten their existence. Scientists have discovered they accomplish this by producing a very effective antibiotic.

How To: Everything You Need to Know About Cooking with Plantains

The produce section is full of fruits, both familiar and quite strange. Depending on the season, you may see giant, bright-green bananas on display next to the normal bananas that you know and love. No, those aren't super-unripened bananas—they're plantains, and they are definitely a different fruit altogether. However, once you get to know them a little better, you'll find that they're much more fun to cook with.

How To: Download Your 2018 Apple Music Listening History Just Like on Spotify

Around the end of each year, Spotify offers a year-in-review service so its users can see what they listened to the past year and share their listening histories in fun infographics. Apple Music does not have such a feature, unfortunately, but there is a way to curb that FOMO feeling this holiday season by downloading your listening history not just for 2018, but for the entire lifespan of your account.

News: Google Authenticator Is NOT the Best 2FA App Anymore

If you want the best two-factor authentication app out there, our pick is Authy. A close second is LastPass Authenticator. If neither of those is to your liking, try Duo Mobile or Microsoft Authenticator. But if you're fine with missing out on great features, then and only then should you look at using Google Authenticator.

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