It’s the most irritating scenario: You set up your router in your new house or apartment, and your wifi is working flawlessly, until you find your downloads (or streaming) screech to a halt in that area that’s just outside your router’s range—like the exact spot where you watch Apple TV on the couch, or stream music…
We all have certain things we’re particularly good at and may have done since childhood, like art, cooking or fixing things. But as we age, we become painfully aware of our shortcomings, and we decide we’re going to fix ourselves, take up some hobbies, learn new things. But it seldom goes according to plan.
There comes a time in every car owner’s life when they lock their keys in their vehicle, or lose them completely. Sure, you can pay to have a professional break into your car for you...or you can just learn how to do it yourself to save both time and money.
Your device’s IP address is a critical piece of information that you probably don’t think about very much. You’ll occasionally need it for some network-related setups (if you’re trying to punch a hole in your network to access the contents of your NAS box, run a web server, or connect to your home-grown VPN, to name a…
With student loan debt at an all-time high, the high costs of text books hurt even more. This year, save yourself a ton of money by buying your textbooks the right way.
Few set top boxes support every service you want, but when you’ve got one that runs Android there’s usually a workaround. One of the most frustrating omissions from Android TV’s app catalog is Amazon Prime Video, but you can change that with just a few simple steps and no rooting required.
iOS: You use a lot of online services that track a lot of data, but how much do you really know about it all? Sherbit puts all that data into one place so you can quickly understand how it all relates through attractive visualizations.
Hope as you may, you’re just not going to love every person you meet. In fact, you may outright hate a few—but you don’t have to. A study coming out of the University of Groningen indicates that a little shift in the way you approach disliked people could alleviate a lot of those negative feelings.
Perhaps you never thought of a sandbox as a piece of technology or a learning tool, but with a little work it can be both. Developer Oliver Kreylos and some other folks over at UC Davis utilized the Microsoft Kinect to turn a sandbox into an auto-updating topographical map. And you can build one, too.
It’s not hard to develop a basic diet and exercise plan the you can stick to over the years, but fine-tuning your progress offers a different set of challenges—often in the form of math. BodyBuilding.com put together a series of calculators to do the hard work for you so you can figure out exactly what you need to do…
To-do lists keep track of tasks we have to do, but they hardly ever provide actual motivation. A small tweak to your productivity method can solve that problem pretty quickly. All you need to do is start maintaining a “break list” instead, and you’ll find yourself more eager to get things done.
When you buy an Apple product you buy into the ecosystem more than with any other company, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with only what they offer. If you’re a lover of wearables you’d be remiss to overlook Android Wear, even if you’ve chosen iOS as your primary mobile platform.