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Verizon Is Killing the Yahoo News Digest App

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:00:44 +0000

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Yahoo is killing off the Yahoo News Digest app. This was a fantastic little app that eschewed bells and whistles in favor of being simple and easy to use. And it’s going away. We blame Verizon, which recently completed its acquisition of Yahoo for $4.5 billion. The suckers. Yahoo hasn’t done much right over the past few years, but Yahoo News Digest was a rare highlight in a maelstrom of cruddiness. You know, like that whole saga where 1 billion users had their data stolen. And now, with little fanfare, Yahoo is killing off its News Digest app. An Impassioned...

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Should You Let Your Kids Use Musical.ly? What You Need to Know

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:00:00 +0000

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Musical.ly is probably the most popular app you’ve never heard of. Millions of users create and share short videos on this full-blown social network each and every day. Being most popular among users aged between 13 and 18, however, many parents have reservations about the app. Some of these reservations are more justified than others. If you want to know what Musical.ly (available on Android, iOS, and Amazon) is all about, and what it’s doing to keep kids safe, keep reading. What Exactly Is Musical.ly? Think of Musical.ly as the love child of Snapchat, Instagram, and DubSmash. It’s a free...

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Visual Studio Code Is the Perfect Text and Scripting Editor for Mac

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:00 +0000

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Xcode is the go-to Mac development environment, but it can be a bit much for a beginner. If you’re curious and just want to play around, Microsoft Visual Studio Code might be the better choice. It’s no longer weird to see Microsoft in the Mac section since the company ramped up its Mac and iOS support a few years ago. Visual Studio Code is another promising product from Apple’s rival. It has support for myriad languages, and you don’t even need to compare it to Xcode since they serve different needs. Who Is It For? If you are looking for an extensible text editor, Visual Studio is a real...

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10 of the Best Deals You Can Get on Amazon Today [US]

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:39:31 +0000

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Right now, you can save big on Bluetooth speakers, a 3D printer, board games, and lots more. Dremel DigiLab 3D Printer ($599.99) Dremel DigiLab 3D20 3D Printer, Idea Builder for Tinkerers and Hobbyists Dremel DigiLab 3D20 3D Printer, Idea Builder for Tinkerers and Hobbyists The most reliable consumer-grade 3D printer allows printing for countless hours Buy Now At Amazon $599.99 We’re kicking today’s deals off with an all-time low on a high-end 3D printer from Dremel. In September, it hit $700, so we’re looking at $100 below the previous best deal. Harman Kardon Esquire Black Esquire Mini Speaker ($69.95, 53%...

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Don’t Ruin Your Summer Photos: 10 Tips for Taking Snaps in the Sun

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:00:00 +0000

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The camera’s whole purpose is to capture light, but sometimes the natural sunlight in summer can ruin your photos. But with a few tricks, you can avoid ruining any shot in the sun. Of course, you are going to take better photographs if you use a DSLR or mirrorless camera instead of your phone. That said, most of these tips are valid for smartphone shutterbugs too. 1. Basic Composition Matters the Most No matter where the sun is, what the conditions are, and which camera you are using, composition is king in taking good photographs. If you mess up the...

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Want to Create a Life-Altering Habit? Try a Micro-Challenge Today

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

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Habits can be good or bad. Good habits can transform your life and boost your productivity. For instance, writers could get in the habit of completing at least one page a day, and, in no time, they’ve finished an entire novel. Marketers can make a habit of spending only an hour — no more — on emails, to discover they have a lot more time to do additional work. The problem isn’t finding habits. It happens naturally as you run into requirements, work, and responsibilities. The real problem is sticking to them, especially when it involves something tedious. That’s where...

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Has Xavier Malware Infected Apps on Your Android Device? 

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000

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Android is the world’s biggest consumer operating system, bigger even than Windows — so it should come as no surprise that it is the target of malware. This has been the case for several years, and as Android has grown, so the threats have grown. Summer 2017 saw the uncovering of a new vulnerability in Android that has been exploited for quite some time. It involves a malicious ad library that comes pre-installed on over 75 applications. Are your devices affected? And what can you do about it? Meet Xavier: A Malicious Ad Library Android app developers usually produce free software. Over...

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The 25 Best Websites You Might Not Have Heard About Yet

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

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We’ve already pointed you to the best websites for men, best websites for women, and best websites for a dose of laughter. And while those are all great and useful, there are still millions of other sites on the web, many of which you’ve probably never heard of before. Keep reading to discover lesser-known sites that may blow your mind or even change your life. You won’t find all of them useful, but I guarantee that at least one of them will seriously impress you. We’ve divided them into four categories: Creative, Educational, Arts and Entertainment, and Utilities. Feel free...

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Primephonic Review: The Spotify for Classical Music

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000

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Classical music is the oldest surviving form of music in the world. Amazingly, experts believe you can trace a direct line from the postmodern classical music of today all the way back to its roots in 2695 BC and the ancient Egyptian orchestra. Considering its age and enduring popularity, it is perhaps surprising that classical music is the “forgotten genre” of mainstream streaming services. Well, not anymore. If you’re a fan of classical music you should be rejoicing at the moment. Because you can now enjoy your favorite tracks on a brand-new streaming service called Primephonic. What is Primephonic? What...

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Flexound HUMU: The Smart Speaker Cushion That Lets You Feel the Beat

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:30:28 +0000

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Bluetooth speakers are ubiquitous at this point. Whether that’s from a Google Home smart device, or an Amazon Echo hooked up to your own speaker systems, or just a $30 waterproof party speaker. So if you’re going to enter the market, you better be absolutely sure you have a compelling and unique selling point. The Flexound Humu just might. Before we continue I have a confession to make: I used to work as stage crew at the student’s union in Sheffield University, and during the drum and bass Tuesday Club nights I would sometimes sleep on top of the humongous...

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11 Essential Keyboard Tips and Tricks for iPhone and iPad

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000

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Apple’s mobile devices are great productivity machines, brimming with apps for getting work done on the go. You might be using intelligent email apps and smart task management apps, but have you considered upgrading your iOS keyboard game? There are small things you can do using the keyboard that will end up saving you a lot of time, taps and frustration. If you type a lot on your iPhone, you need to master these tips. 1. 3D Touch for Trackpad Mode If you’re using an iPhone 6s or higher, just press deeper anywhere on the keyboard (to engage 3D Touch) and...

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The Fastest Way to Open an Admin Command Prompt in Windows 10

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:30:37 +0000

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If you haven’t ever visited the Command Prompt, you really should. While its barebones text interface might seem scary at first, its huge list of powerful commands let you accomplish much with just a few keystrokes. Many of them require you to open the Command Prompt as an administrator. You’ll find several ways to do this, but one of them reigns above the rest as the fastest method. Simply pressing Windows key + X (or right-clicking on the Start Button) will open the Power User Menu. At the bottom of the top section of items, you’ll see Command Prompt and...

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