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News: What the Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification Means on Your Apple Watch

Waking up your Apple Watch to see "your heart has shown signs of an irregular rhythm suggestive of atrial fibrillation" might come as a shock. While your watch can send you warnings if it detects a fast or low heart rate, those messages are pretty vague, while the abnormal arrhythmia alert can downright scary. So what should you do if you receive one of these AFib notifications?

Hacking macOS: How to Use One Tclsh Command to Bypass Antivirus Protections

Using Netcat to backdoor a macOS device has its short-comings. If the compromised Mac goes to sleep, the Netcat background process will occasionally fail to terminate correctly; This leaves Netcat running infinitely in the background and the attacker with no new way into the device. As an alternative, we'll use the lesser-known Tcl shell which can handle abrupt backdoor disconnections.

How To: Make Copycat Trader Joe's Spices at Home

The spice selection at Trader Joe's is both inexpensive and truly top-notch. According to their site, they deal with some of the highest-quality spice manufacturers in the world and, in working with them directly, they eliminate hidden costs spent on promotions, brand-building, and advertising. This allows the customer to experiment with new flavors and build up their spice rack—without the usual limiting factor of high cost. If you don't have access to a Trader's in your culinary neck of the...

How To: Enable ARCore on Any Android Phone

When it comes to augmented reality (AR) on Android, you might be wondering how you can get those cool new games and apps on your unsupported phone. Google has an officially supported device list for its ARCore platform, which usually consists of the more modern devices. You won't find very many older devices on the list for a reason, but that doesn't mean your "old" phone can't use ARCore still.

News: 8 Tips for Creating Strong, Unbreakable Passwords

This weekend, hackers broke into the servers of the popular shoe shopping site Zappos, giving them access to the personal information of 24 million Zappos customers. The user data taken included names, email addresses, billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers, the last four digits of credit card numbers, and encrypted passwords. However, full credit card data was not lifted, and passwords were cryptographically scrambled.

How To: Make sherry braised beef short ribs

Chef John from FoodWishes demonstrates how to make sherry braised beef short ribs. First dice and cook some bacon. Take the bacon out of the pan and put them in a Dutch oven, and cook the short ribs in the bacon grease. Put the short ribs into the Dutch oven and add fresh thyme and one bay leaf. Brown a diced onion in the bacon grease and stir in 3 or 4 cloves of diced garlic and add a little flour and sauté. Add sherry wine and cook until it thickens, and put it in the Dutch oven. Add beef b...

How To: Make beef short ribs braised w/wild mushrooms & tomato

These lovely beef short ribs with wild mushrooms and tomato are just made for a cool fall or winter night. The succulent beef short ribs are slowly stewed in the earthy mushroom and tomato sauce until fork-tender, ready to then be piled on some mashed potatoes. Dried mushrooms are easy to find in any large grocery store, and just a small amount adds tons of flavor to this short ribs recipe.

How To: Create a short curly bob without cutting your hair

Do you have long hair but want short hair for a day? With this video you can do that easily! First, section off your hair so half of it is up. Then, take the bottom portion and braid it. Tie it off at the end, then roll this into a bun and stick it to the base of your head. Next, let the top of your hair down and tease it at the top. Use a straightener to curl the front of your hair into spirals and then use it to straighten out your bangs. From here, spray hairspray in your hair and then you...

Exploit Development: How to Read & Write to a Program's Memory Using a Format String Vulnerability

Format strings are a handy way for programmers to whip up a string from several variables. They are designed to save the programmer time and allow their code to look much cleaner. Unbeknownst to some programmers, format strings can also be used by an attacker to compromise their entire program. In this guide, we are going to look at just how we can use a format string to exploit a running program.

How To: Create a "Cowboy Casanova" Underwood short hairstyle

This tutorial teaches viewers how to do a Cowboy Casanova hair style for short hair similar to Carrie Underwood's. You need to add volume to your hair by shortening it. Gather a small portion of the bottom part of your hair. This is where most of the long strands are. Separate it from the top half of your hair by placing it up and bounding it with a bobby pin. Divide the bottom half of your hair into 3 parts. Get one part and slightly twist it on the ends and bring it up. Secure it on place w...

How To: Master the knitting technique short-row shaping

Watch this video demonstration of the knitting technique short row shaping. In traditional knitting shoulder shaping, stitches are bound off across the top edge of the shoulder on sequential rows, creating a stair-step line. It can be difficult to make a neat job of seaming this shoulder line. Short-row shaping provides the same slope, but creates an even line across the top edge to facilitate a neater finish.

How To: Increase the range of a USB Bluetooth adapter with a high performance antenna

Watch this amazing USB Bluetooth adapter hack from Kipkay. It's easy and effective, plus it will work with other wireless devices, too. Bluetooth works on a 2.4GHz short wavelength radio frequency, but it's only effective over short distances. Well, Kipkay's going to show you how to increase the range by swapping out the antenna in the bluetooth adapter with a HyperGain 2.4GHz high performance antenna.

How To: Mark Episodes As Played in Apple Podcasts to Remove Them from Your Up Next Queue

A typical hours-long podcast can cover a broad range of topics, and it's not uncommon to stop listening halfway through an episode or to skip through the parts you don't want to hear. Unfortunately, in the Apple Podcasts app, unfinished episodes remain within the app's My Episodes list and will play again automatically once you've finished a previous episode.