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You Don’t Need the New MacBook Pro

By |2021-10-19T07:50:32-05:00October 19th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Image: Apple So, you’re in the market for a new laptop. As it happens, Apple recently released two brand new computers—a 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro—complete with the speedy M1 Pro chip, the return of MagSafe charging, large mini LED displays, and other exciting new features. But before you say “that one, please” and hand Apple your money, consider the possibility you that you don’t actually need the new MacBook Pro after all. Of course, “You don’t need the new MacBook Pro,” is something I […]

How Kids Are Using iPhones to ‘Cheat’ at School (and How to Do It Smarter)

By |2021-10-19T07:50:31-05:00October 19th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: Khamosh Pathak This video from TikTok has recently gone viral . In it, a student in a lecture hall uses Apple’s new Live Text feature to photograph another student’s laptop screen, then converts the picture into text, saves it, and thus “steals” the other student’s notes. While news organizations from Newsweek to the New York Post feature headlines that characterize the video as a student “cheating,” it looks more like a cool new feature being used in the wild than anything super unethical. We […]

Bluetooth out-of-sync issue…

By |2021-10-18T22:50:42-05:00October 18th, 2021|Spring RV Escapes|

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Remodeling my RV’s living room to incorporate “Theater seating” with a 47″ TV as the center piece. As part of that I need to prevent cables from snaking across the floor to audio amplification equipment so I thought using this 3 in 1 USB Bluetooth Audio Transmitter/receiver would be the way to go. Since it’s all modern and whatnot. Not to mention it’s in a nice small package so it is non-intrusive. And the devices work great to transmit the TV’s audio to the receiver […]

This Digital Library Contains Answers to All the Mysteries of the Universe, If You Can Find Them

By |2021-10-18T19:52:11-05:00October 18th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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An “infinite” book tunnel in a Prague library. So I figured if I find the cure for cancer, I’ll make a lot of money. I don’t have time to “study oncology” or “learn how anything works,” but I like money, and I have a shortcut: The Library of Babel. If there’s a cure for cancer, it’s already written there, and it’s only a few clicks away, waiting for me to discover it. This website, the work of Brooklyn author and coder Jonathan Basile, makes the […]

No, Your Feet Don’t Clean Themselves in the Shower

By |2021-10-18T16:50:38-05:00October 18th, 2021|Spring RV Escapes|

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Photo: Olesya Kuznetsova (Shutterstock) We all know it’s crucial to wash our armpits and nether regions when we bathe—of this there is no doubt. We’re well-versed in the importance of hand-washing , and if you’ve ever been a greasy, hormonal teenager, you know why your face and hair need to be cleaned regularly. But the internet has had paroxysms of outrage at the question of washing a certain, oft-overlooked body part: our feet. When former news anchor Katie Olmsted asked her followers on Twitter whether […]

How to Talk About Weed on Social Media Without Getting Banned

By |2021-10-18T16:50:36-05:00October 18th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Social media might be the place you stash food, cat, and landscape pics, or maybe a convenient way to stay connected to distant friends and fam—but either way, it is arguably a vital hub of modern human culture. Sure, it’s important to the brands, content creators, and influencers who keep it running, but it’s even more crucial to the conglomerates who run the platforms to keep ad dollars flowing in, and the balance of power is starting to show. People who are open about cannabis, […]

Is Bottled Water Just Tap Water?

By |2021-10-18T16:50:33-05:00October 18th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: PATRICK HERTZOG / Staff (Getty Images) Forget seeing a glass as half-full or half-empty. The best drinking-water-based test of your outlook on life is whether you’re shocked to find out that some bottle water is just tap water, or if you’re so cynical you’d be shocked to find out that any of it isn’t . The truth is, in fact, somewhere in the middle. Back before the explosion in bottled water that happened somewhere around the ’90s, the only reason to put water in […]

How to Figure Out If It’s Worth Paying to Get Rid of Ads

By |2021-10-18T16:50:32-05:00October 18th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: Diego Cervo (Shutterstock) People seem to be split down the middle on ad-supported TV streaming—49% of subscribers saying they were “very satisfied” with it in a recent survey , while 54% of those same respondents say they plan to switch to ad-free tiers of TV streaming in the “next 2-3 months.” That suggests many of us are still making up our minds about whether spending a few extra bucks each month to ditch the ads once and for all is worth it—so how can […]

Use Ranch Dressing to Bread Your Fried Chicken

By |2021-10-18T16:50:30-05:00October 18th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: Claire Lower Getting flour or bread crumbs to stick to chicken meat is an important step of making fried chicken. You can get elaborate with a three-step flour-egg-breading situation, or you can paint the meat with mayo before tossing it in flour or panko (or whatever crumb you favor). You can also use ranch dressing. Like adding mayonnaise to mashed potatoes , this little hack was something my stepmom had been quietly doing for years. She only revealed her secret this last weekend, while […]

You Could Be Getting More Accurate Workout Data From Your Apple Watch

By |2021-10-18T13:51:18-05:00October 18th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: KANUT PHOTO (Shutterstock) If you’re like me, your Apple Watch is essentially glued to your wrist. A walk almost feels like wasted steps if my Apple Watch isn’t there to track each stride. And given that many of us rely so heavily on fitness bands to inform us about our exercise each day, we want that information is as accurate as possible. No fitness tracker is perfect; whether you’re using an Apple Watch or a Fitbit, the numbers you see on your screen are […]

The Best Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for the Extremely Lazy

By |2021-10-18T13:51:17-05:00October 18th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Screenshot: The Office/YouTube Well, well, well…it’s crunch time. You searched “last minute,” “low effort,” and “the laziest possible” Halloween costume ideas, and now you’re here. Look, I get it. You don’t have the time, energy, or willpower to execute a “good” Halloween costume. But who gets to decide what “good” even means, right? Isn’t simplicity a good thing? What about wordplay? Is it not good to save your hard-earned money with a Halloween costume that is so bad, it’s good ? When you only have […]

You’re Using Too Many Adjectives (and Other Common Writing Mistakes to Avoid)

By |2021-10-18T13:51:15-05:00October 18th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: simona pilolla 2 (Shutterstock) Whether you write for a living, functionally as part of your job, or as little as humanly possible because thinking about high school English still sends you into a cold sweat, we can all use a periodic reminder of some writing best practices—and the most common mistakes to avoid. Lengthy introductions According to one Microsoft study , the human attention span is eight seconds (less than that of a goldfish’s). This means writers have precious little time to seize a […]

Make This 3-Ingredient Dip With Charred Beets

By |2021-10-18T13:51:14-05:00October 18th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: Claire Lower (Shutterstock) A few months ago, I accidentally signed up for a farm box delivery service. This wouldn’t be such a big deal, except I buy a lot of food for work, and having too much perishable food in the fridge at any given moment gives me a small amount of anxiety. I cannot figure out how to cancel the subscription entirely, but I have found a way to “skip” weekly shipments. It’s not a perfect solution, as I am prone to forgetfulness; […]

13 Books That Are as Unsettling as ‘Squid Game’

By |2021-10-18T13:51:12-05:00October 18th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Image: Docile/K.M. Szpara/Tor.com Publishing Every now and then a particular TV show takes over and commands the all-seeing eye of pop culture for weeks or months at a time—think the first season of Stranger Things , or the height of Game of Thrones manis. Right now, that show is Squid Game , which has become the most successful Netflix series of all time , not to mention the latest entry in a wave of South Korean cultural exports captivating a global audience. I mean, people […]

Pro-Tibet activists arrested in Greece for protesting Beijing Olympics

By |2021-10-18T13:51:11-05:00October 18th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Three pro-Tibet protestors have been arrested in Greece for advocating a boycott of the Beijing Olympics . Increasing calls for boycotting the Beijing Olympics are increasing tensions with China all over the world. Thirteen MPs from Canada have signed a letter to the International Olympic Committee , urging them to relocate the Olympics from Beijing in protest of the genocide they’re perpetrating against Uighurs . In his first call with Chinese official Yang Jiechi, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has pressed China over its […]

How to Take More Vibrant Photos on Your iPhone

By |2021-10-18T10:52:27-05:00October 18th, 2021|Spring RV Escapes|

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Image: Apple The iPhone takes very natural-looking photos. It doesn’t do a lot of color correction, it doesn’t saturate colors, and it doesn’t increase the contrast by default just to make an image pop. What I’m saying is, the iPhone camera is, by default, a bit basic. Don’t get me wrong: the iPhone camera is good—great even—at capturing what’s in front of you. But the resulting photos might seem a little underwhelming when compared to the same shot if taken by a Samsung or Pixel […]

San Marcos nonprofit to fill gaps in homeless outreach, launches transitional housing program

By |2021-10-18T10:52:23-05:00October 18th, 2021|Spring RV Escapes|

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SAN MARCOS — Jay Adams spent 15 years teaching English in South Korea before coming back to San Marcos last November. He came back with the intention of getting a copy of his degree from Texas State University so that he could go on to teach English in Cambodia. But the 67-year-old said that plan never came to fruition because it was too expensive for his $800 monthly retirement income to handle. Adams, who was born in Galveston, said the little money he earns is […]

Windows 11 Makes the Microsoft Store Actually Useable

By |2021-10-18T10:52:20-05:00October 18th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: sdx15 (Shutterstock) The Microsoft Store has struggled in the past to garner approval from its users. It has had a reputation for being dysfunctional—or missing critical applications altogether. But with the Windows 11 upgrade comes the promise of significant improvements and increased functionality. Here are the key features to look out for if you download Windows 11 and use the Microsoft Store. A better search experience in the Microsoft Store Microsoft continues making the store’s search process easier for users—and that includes creating new […]

Take iPhone 13 Pro-Style Macro Shots on Older Phones With This App

By |2021-10-18T10:52:19-05:00October 18th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Image: Halide Courtesy of their new, Ultra-Wide camera sensor, iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max can now take stunning, super-close-up photos without attaching anything to your phone. When you get close enough to a subject, your camera will automatically switch to a cropped version of the Ultra Wide view, resulting in surprisingly stellar macro shots. Sadly, non-Pro iPhone 13s don’t get this feature, and forget about older models. Don’t be sad though: There’s an app for that. Third-party paid app Halide has figured out […]

6 Clever Ways You Should Be Using Beeswax Around the House

By |2021-10-18T10:52:14-05:00October 18th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: P-fotography (Shutterstock) For repairs and maintenance of tools and furniture, beeswax is a versatile, natural, and low-waste option that can be used as a lubricant, a protective coating, and a sealant. It can condition your cutting boards and help prevent your tools from rusting. Before you go about melting beeswax to tackle your to-do list, though, remember that whatever you melt it in will likely remain waxed for life. Use a double boiler to help melt the wax evenly without taking it above its […]

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