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Why Your 'Check Engine' Light Is On Why Your 'Check Engine' Light Is On

You’re driving home from work one day when the check engine light pops on. It comes on without warning and offers no explanation. What do you do?

Four Ways to Figure Out What You Really Want to Do with Your Life Four Ways to Figure Out What You Really Want to Do with Your Life

At any stage in life, deciding what you want to “do” with your life can feel like an enormous amount of pressure. It can come when you’re 18 or when you’re 50, and it’s always a difficult process to work through. It’s not hopeless, though! Here are a few ways to help you figure it out.

How to Fix Every Common Zipper Problem How to Fix Every Common Zipper Problem

Zippers haven’t changed much since they were first invented, and neither have the problems we all have with them. From stuck zippers to teeth that just won’t clinch, here’s how to fix all the problems you’ll run into with anything that zips.

How to Choose Between a Backpack and a Suitcase for Travel How to Choose Between a Backpack and a Suitcase for Travel

Different types of vacations require different gear, and one of the biggest choices most of us make as we head off to the airport is the choice between packing everything into a backpack or a suitcase. They each have their strengths and weaknesses and are better suited for certain situations.

Waze Now Lets You Record Navigation Instructions in Your Own Voice Waze Now Lets You Record Navigation Instructions in Your Own Voice

Fascinated by the sound of your own voice? Wish you could hear your significant other whisper “turn left here” into your ear while on the road? Well, now you can with Waze on Android.

Zones Provides Easy Time Zone Conversion on the iPhone Zones Provides Easy Time Zone Conversion on the iPhone

iPhone: Your iPhone has a built in world clock, but it kind of sucks. Zones is not only a better alternative, it also packs in features Apple’s option should have.

One of the Best Annotation Tools for iPhone Just Got Some Great New Features One of the Best Annotation Tools for iPhone Just Got Some Great New Features

iPhone: Annotable is one of the best image annotation tools around, especially after Evernote abandoned Skitch a couple of years ago. Now, it’s been updated with a slew of new features, making it much more versatile.

Why We Continue To Use Shitty Old Apps Like Flickr Why We Continue To Use Shitty Old Apps Like Flickr

I just migrated my photos off of Flickr. Yes, it’s 2017, and I was still using Flickr. Why? Because I’d been using it since 2005, it’s free, and the mobile app is… fine. But now that it seems like Flickr is joining the likes of AOL and Earthlink in the internet graveyard, it’s clearly time to leave. Why did it take…

Modern Phishing Attempts Look More Legit, but the Methods Haven't Changed Much Modern Phishing Attempts Look More Legit, but the Methods Haven't Changed Much

You get a new email that looks like it’s from a friend, a company, a government official, or even a family member. All that’s in that email is a link. You click it, because, of course you do. You’re taken to a login page, where you enter your credentials. Then, that site turns out to be fake and collects your…

How to Clean Up and Optimize Your Sluggish Mac

Your Mac is running a little slow these days. It takes forever to boot up. You have to delete something just to download that file attachment from Carla in accounting. Any time you stream a video it seems to lock up for a few seconds. Let’s fix all that.

How to Opt Into YouTube's New Look, Including the New Dark Mode How to Opt Into YouTube's New Look, Including the New Dark Mode

A while back we showed off a little trick to enable YouTube’s secret dark mode. Now, there’s an official way to opt into the new look.

The Carry-On, Pencil and Pen Lovers Bag The Carry-On, Pencil and Pen Lovers Bag

Everybody wants to have a different set of tools nearby when they fly, but reader Carl Maldonado shares what he takes with him when he’s flying for different architecture projects. As you’d expect, there’s a nice pencil case in here.

The Best Tools to Archive Web Pages The Best Tools to Archive Web Pages

It seems like a lot of web pages are disappearing from the internet these days. If you feel like taking on archiving duties for yourself, there are a variety of tools for doing so.

Amazon Is Killing Off Its Free Android App Program Amazon Is Killing Off Its Free Android App Program

Amazon announced that its Underground store, the shopping app packed with free versions of a variety of apps for Android phones and Fire Tablets, will be ending.

Secure Messaging App Showdown: WhatsApp vs. Signal Secure Messaging App Showdown: WhatsApp vs. Signal

So, you’re interested in secure, encrypted chat apps. You have a few different choices, but as with any chat app, what all your friends are using is important. To that end, Signal and WhatsApp are easily the most popular. Here’s how they compare.

Clocker Crams a World Clock into Your Menu Bar Clocker Crams a World Clock into Your Menu Bar

Mac: Your Mac has a world clock built into it, but it’s relegated to the Notification Center and stuck in analog for some reason. Clocker lets you jam that world clock into the menu bar, where’s it’s easily accessible.

How to Comment on the FCC's Proposal to Kill Net Neutrality How to Comment on the FCC's Proposal to Kill Net Neutrality

The FCC has released its plans to kill off net neutrality, and it doesn’t look great for consumers. Good news though, just like last time, the FCC is opening up the proposal for a public debate.

Here's What Happens When Broadband Companies "Self-Regulate" Here's What Happens When Broadband Companies "Self-Regulate"

Net neutrality is on the chopping block, and one drum that FCC chairman Ajit Pai keeps beating is the idea that without government intervention, broadband companies like your internet service provider and wireless carrier will regulate themselves. Let’s see what history has to say about that.

The FCC's New Plan Dismantles Net Neutrality to Rely on the Free Market The FCC's New Plan Dismantles Net Neutrality to Rely on the Free Market

Today, chairman of the Federal Trade Communications Commission, Ajit Pai outlined his new plan to loosen the FCC’s oversight of internet service providers. As expected, his dream plan effectively kills off many of the ideas of net neutrality.

What's Your Favorite Regional Dish You Think Nobody Else Knows About? What's Your Favorite Regional Dish You Think Nobody Else Knows About?

Regional foods are often the best hidden gems of any area. Whether it’s North Dakota’s knoephla or shrimp and grits in North Carolina, everywhere has a food of their own, and we want to hear about your favorites.

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