Memorial Day marks the start of the serious grilling season, and there’s no better weekend to bolster your grill-master game. Luckily, honing your outdoor culinary skills is a lot more simple than it seems, given the right tools, a little preparation, and a few tips on technique.
These are the ways I remember dying in Call of Duty: Black Ops: shot in the head by somebody; shot somewhere else by somebody; injured by grenades; fell off something; many variations on these themes.
The right kind of sound can relax your mind, hone your focus, drown out distractions, or get you pumped to kill your to-do list. We've assembled some research and free resources to help you create your own best workspace soundtrack.
Some homes, especially homes with teenagers, have more Apple devices than house keys. But you need to be signed into different iCloud accounts to track each device. One way around that: add a single-purpose iCloud account to each device you want to map and track.
Android: There are handy apps to disable your Android password when connected to certain Wi-Fi networks, but this app lets you go a bit further, based on connections to Bluetooth devices.
You should feel great wearing a good dress shirt you just bought, not like a kid in his dad's work clothes. Use a military-style tuck to prevent billowing, or "blousing," around your belt line.
Evernote user bluecockatoo did a lot of thinking about how Evernote could easily and reliably fit into his day-to-day workflow, much like our own editor. His publicly visible "EverMetaNotes" are a wealth of answers what-about-that Evernote questions.
Roger Ebert started at the Chicago Sun-Times in 1966 and worked there until his recent death—itself a pretty big feat. But looking at how Ebert made savvy but sincere moves to expand into manageable side projects, you can see him as an original multimedia brand manager.
You have heard and read by now about the rather terrible impact of sitting all day. You also know that meetings involve lots of sitting, and are often terrible. Kill two birds with one stone, and extend your life, by taking every walking meeting you can.
Automatic bill payment saves you from paper clutter, fees for forgetfulness, and the drudgery of wading through payment sites every month. Yet they also open you up to blind overpayment and unseen fees and usage hikes. There is a middle path, however.
A few years back, in-flight Wi-Fi was something maybe available to the President of the United States. Now it's on every airline, but not quite every plane. Which airlines are most likely to give you the option?
Facebook is not making its own phone, or a version of Android, because Facebook thinks Android works just fine. Their Facebook Home suite of apps, announced today, replaces the lock and home screens that normally hold your Android apps with updates, pictures, and messaging, all delivered through Facebook.
Canned food, crackers, MREs, beer—it's all fun to eat for a little while when the power's out. Eventually, though, you want actual meals to eat, and that's when you'll be glad you found Chef 5 Minute Meals.
Google Drive/Docs is great at working everywhere and offering instantaneous collaboration. Drive is not so great at letting you review changes and track specific versions of your document. Enter Draft, a writing webapp that works with Drive—and Dropbox, and Evernote, and Markdown.
Knowing how much to charge somebody is easy for full-time jobs—it was figured out the day you were hired. What if you have a job, but you're also working freelance: on the side, on weekends, or for one-off projects? It can seem much trickier, but there's actually a simple way to figure out your rate.
Android (2.2+): For whatever reason, Google can't or won't filter the apps you've installed in your orders & settings to show just the paid-for apps. If you want to see what you've spent, for guilt or accounting purposes, the My Purchases app does the job.
Smartphones have definitely struck a blow against boredom—while traveling, in the checkout aisle, when friends are running late. But consider that boring moments are traditionally when your brain can reach out for some new input and ideas.
Android (4.0+): Tasker, the Android tool that lets you set up nearly any "If A then do B" scenario on your phone, is only $1.99 for a limited time. With a revamped interface and nearly limitless potential uses, it's a great time to try it out.
If you're caught without your reading glasses, or you encounter some terrifically fine print on a box or contract, you have two options: curse your abnormal retina design, or pinch your fingers together. It's like adjusting the f-stop on your eyeballs.