Location-based app shortcuts in iOS 8 work at places like Starbucks, the Apple Store, as well as train stations, banks, hospitals, grocery stores, and more. When you're in the vicinity of these locations, a small notification appears at the bottom left of the lock screen. You you can slide up on these icons (as you would on the camera icon on the lock screen) to access specific apps based on where you're located, making it easy to access your Starbucks account when you're buying coffee or che...
Using Shazam has quite literally spared me hours of searching the internet for the name of a song I briefly heard for a few seconds. At WWDC, it was announced that iOS 8 now has Shazam technology integrated into Siri. What makes it even cooler is that you don't even need the Shazam app on your device.
CarPlay is no doubt the best way to use your iPhone when behind the wheel since you can safely drive without too many distractions. It gets even better with all the music and podcasting apps available, as well as third-party navigation apps such as Google Maps and Waze. With more apps being added to CarPlay every day, it becomes more necessary to rearrange your home screen.
In this tutorial, we learn how to get your shot off quicker. Make sure you use your feet to establish a good stance and so you are ready to shoot the basketball before it ever arrives. Also, understand that flipping the shot will take too much time and ruin your shot. If the ball is dropped from a high position then brought up for release, this will take too much time. To avoid this, catch the ball and move in an "up" rhythm. This will make the shot go out quicker so you have more time to get...
To save time and get a more uniform result when painting with a roller pour your paint in a five gallon bucket rather than a roller pan. Put a painters screen down into the bucket and hook it over the edges of the bucket. Dip the roller into the bucket and roll the excess off of the roller by rolling it on the screen in the bucket. This allows you to have far less stops refilling the pan and if you keep the bucket near the wall you save time loading the roller with paint. When you are ready t...
Kipkay teaches you how to start your PC up quicker and you have to go to start and then type msconfig. Then, the system configuration utility will open up and you should eliminate some of the programs.
Preserving lemons can sometimes take weeks to accomplish, especially if you want the marinade to absorb well. But what if you want to make preserved lemons as a gift for a hostess in a few days and you simply lack the time?
Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 8, will hit stores everywhere on October 26th, and they hope this new version will shift the way we think about computers and their interfaces. In an effort to get as many early adopters as possible, Microsoft is even making their OS cheaper than usual, offering upgrades from previous versions for as low as $40 for a limited time.
Accessing notifications and quick settings from the lock screen just makes things move quicker and more efficiently, unless of course we're using a secure lock screen. It makes sense that if we have face, pattern, or pin security enabled, we may not want notifications accessible, but really, that should be something we decide for ourselves—and now we can.
So, you find an interesting article online, but there’s something you don’t quite understand about it and instinct kicks in. Open new tab. Go to Google. Enter keywords. Search. Find information. Understand.
I'm an Android fan through and through, but occasionally, I see a feature or two on iOS that makes me a bit jealous. This was the case when I first discovered the useful functionality that lets you scroll to the top of a page by simply tapping the status bar on an iPhone.
Pickles are one of those rare foods that most people love, but never even think of making. Most home cooks shy away from making pickles because they take time and patience, and because the grocery store option is both cheap and delicious.
Texting can be difficult sometimes. When you're browsing the web or playing a game on your iPhone and need to respond to text message real quick, you have to exit your current app to do so. Not exactly efficient, especially if a quick "K" is all you need to say.
Now that Android Nougat lets you add your own custom Quick Settings tiles, your pull-down menu is probably getting a lot more crowded than it used to be, with all sorts of new and useful toggles. But the trouble is, you can only add up to nine entries before your Quick Settings tiles spill over into a second pane that you have to access by swiping, and that's not exactly "quick."
Learn to make beautiful gingerbread houses with graham crackers. Graham cracker gingerbread houses are quicker to make than actual gingerbread houses. This is a fun and easy project to do with the kids. All you need are graham crackers and royal icing. Watch this how to video to learn how to securely assemble a Christmas graham cracker gingerbread house with royal icing.
There’s a good chance that you’ll be alone in life one day, and no... I’m not talking about a couch-bound, dateless loser with a pocket pussy and a bag of potato chips. I’m talking about alone. In the wilderness. Hungry. Cold. Lost. You can’t stay in one place too long, so it would be nice to have something to carry your belongings in. Maybe it’s post-apocalyptic land where you’re the sole survivor, and all the backpacks and rucksacks in the world are but mere ash. Either way, knowing this si...
Who has time to go to the gym any more? Not to mention the money. And then there's all that heavy lifting if you do get there. Why not just fire up Photoshop and turn that 96 lb weakling into a gym monkey beefcake? This Photoshop editing technique for giving a similar look dodging and burning only a lot quicker. This is a technique was developed by Photoshop Guru Calvin Hollywood. This tutorial will show you how it's done. In no time at all you'll be faking out people with your touched up pho...
If you're a graphic designer, you've probably dealt with clients who sent you the wrong files, like JPG and BMP "source" files. You need to the EPS vector files, but they don't know what that is, and they don't care. They want that image or logo they sent you blown up to poster size for a billboard or something.
In this video, we learn how to create a favorites list on an iPhone. Doing this will make it easier and quicker to speed dial! First, just tap on the "favorites" button. Then, click on the "+" button to add a new favorite from your contacts. You can then click "edit" to rearrange or remove favorites from your list. Click on the blue arrow next to a name to see the full contact details for that person. As soon as you add or remove someone from your favorites it's saved. That's all you need to ...
This is an easy glitch in FarmVille that's been around for a long time. Stacking crops. If you want to learn how to stack your crops in FarmVille, just watch this video tip on how to do it (02/16/10). This glitch allows you to grow many more crops than usual, using your limited space on your farm to maximize the most crops in the least amount of space. By doing this glitch, you can easily achieve mastery for all crops in a quicker time frame.
Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to polish a chrome car rim using Flitz Polish and a buff ball. In this polishing tip we polish a Jeep wheel using Flitz Metal Polish and a Flitz BuffBall. The tutorial includes detailed work instructions and best practices.
Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to clean and polish Ford Ranger alloy rims using Autosol Polish. In this polishing tip, we polish an alloy wheel on a 2004 Ford Ranger 4X4 pickup truck. The tutorial includes detailed work instructions and best practices.
This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to this guide: Materials, Making the Rings, Weaving the Rings, and Making the shirt.
Like most living things, your plants in FarmVille will always enjoy a good meal. Understanding the types and effects of fertilizer will help you level up quicker!
If your students are having trouble with density, check out this tutorial. In this entertaining video, teacher Mr. Edmonds goes through all the steps to find the density of an irregular solid object to the tune of "Afternoon Delight". This song should help your kids remember how to solve these problems quicker and easier.. just don't be surprised if you get this catchy tune stuck in your head!
Following these tips will not make you a speedsolving fool, but following these cubing tips, you can become a little bit quicker than you were before. Trust me. You will. Lubrication is a must.
So you want to go home eh? Just can't seem to get there? Well, if you're dealing with a broken home button on an iPod touch this can be a frustrating challenge that can leave you wanting to hurl your device across the room. Well, worry no more. This video will get you home quicker than you can click your ruby slippers together. It's easy too, and doesn't require you pulling your device apart, soldering wires or buying replcement parts. Fortunately, the problem is a software one, so fixing it ...
In this tutorial, we learn how to frost your pink nails with diamonds. First, you will paint your nails with a light pink nail color. After the first layer dries, you will need to paint over it so the color is more bright. After this, drop on some Speed Dry drops to the nails so the nail polish dries even quicker! From here, apply some clear nail polish and then quickly apply small rhinestones to the top of the nails. After this, brush on glitter to this and then let them dry. Repeat this on ...
Looking for a quicker way to use IMDB in Chrome? On today's Tekzilla Daily, Veronica shows you how to use GoToIMDB for the best way to look up films with a single click.This clip will show you how it's done. It's simple! So simple, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just under two minutes. For more information, including complete, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
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Southwest Yard and Garden shows viewers how to use recycled paper in compost! In order to compost paper you should first shred up the paper into pieces. Then you need to work in the paper into the soil or sand. You should work the paper into the soil in equal parts. Make sure you mix nitrogen into this composting paper. You need to mix nitrogen into it or it will not decompose and the process will not be fed. So first mix your paper with soil and sprinkle in nitrogen. You also need to water t...
Watch this instructional hobby video to properly set up and fly a remote control helicopter. Transmitter switches and servo wires should all be set up this way. Charge the flight pack and you are ready. If you are a beginner, leaving the flybar weights at the outer position will dampen the controls and make the helicopter easier to fly. As you improve, move the weights in for quicker response. The swashplate has a metal ball for reduced wear and precise control. The servos are screwed to the ...
In this tutorial, we learn how to easily defragment your computer. Files that you use aren't always put in the right place, which will slow down your computer and file searches. Defragmenting your computer can help speed up your computer and make everything go a lot quicker. First, go to the start menu and then run "dfrg.msc" and click "ok". Once you have done this, a disk defragmenter will appear on your screen. Run this on your screen, then when it is finished you will be able to review the...
In this clip, learn how to use the Path tool in GIMP and edit your photos quicker and easier. This video will demonstrate exactly how to use this effective tool. GIMP is available for free online for both Mac's and PC's and is basically a freeware version of Photoshop. Enjoy!
Interested in making a quick and easy chicken Vesuvio? You'll have a hard time finding a recipe any quicker or easier than the one demonstrated in this free video cooking lesson from the Food Network. For detailed instructions, and to get started making your own delicious chicken Vesuvio, watch this video guide! (Fun fact: This dish gets its name from the steam that rises when white wine is added.)
Learn how to tie a Rolling Hitch - a useful knot for attaching a rope to a railing, post, or another rope where the pull is along the length of the fixed object. It isn't as good at resisting slipping as an Icicle Hitch, but it is a good deal quicker to tie. This is a good knot for sailing, boating, general outdoors and even bondage.
Check out this instructional beatboxing video that provides an in-depth explanation for two different lip oscillations & vibrations. These techniques really help improve your beatboxing skills. They are both done by applying a lot of pressure and vibrating your lips at high speeds. One is much quicker than the other, but the different in the oscillations make the sounds completely different. Practice your lip vibration techniques and beatbox like a pro!
Epic Duel can be an epic game, but you can get to the top quicker with an age old secret: cheating! If you follow this video and grab Cheat Engine 5.6, you'll be able to give yourself more credits, more quickly than actually earning them. Come on, life is short, why work hard, isn't cheating the way most successful people have made it? If you're looking to get yourself Cheat Engine 5.6, you can find it here. Go forth, and cheat.
In this tutorial, we learn how to start reading sheet music for the piano. To be able to read the notes, you need to visualize what you are doing on the piano. A good starting point is the middle C on the keyboard. For a piano, you have horizontal lines in two sets on the sheet of paper. These lines are called "staffs" and the vertical lines are the "bar lines". The sections are called "measures". The top of those staffs is all the notes above the middle c. The bottom is all the notes below m...
Sony has started making game smaller and quicker, like the games available on iPhones and Android phones, and they're calling them minis. One of these PSP mini games is entitled Hysteria Project, and it's only available from the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3. This two-part walkthrough is played using the PS3.