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Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 17, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 17, 2014

If it seems like your iPhone battery is draining more quickly than it should, it’s easy to check if there’s a problem with your phone. Head into your Settings app, tap on General, then Usage, and you’ll find two numbers. Usage is how long you’ve actually used your device for, and Standby is how long it’s been ...

How to Get the Most Out of Your Netflix Subscription

How to Get the Most Out of Your Netflix Subscription

It’s Friday night, and you’ve got a hot date with Netflix and your couch. While you won’t have to fuss over what to wear (pajamas!) or what to eat (popcorn and wine count as a meal, right?), deciding what to watch is another story. Unless you know exactly what you’re looking for, trying to find the right movie or TV ...

How to Use Google Like a Pro

How to Use Google Like a Pro

Google is great. We all know that. But do you know how great it is? (Really, really great.) Like I said a couple weeks ago, if you’re only using Google as a traditional search engine, you haven’t begun to scratch the surface. Google can do so many things that it even has an official site dedicated to tips and tricks. ...

How to Create a Tech Survival Kit From an Old iPhone

How to Create a Tech Survival Kit From an Old iPhone

Almost 50 percent of old phones are kept stored away somewhere in the house, MarketWatch reported earlier this year. My own family employs a trickle-down approach where a new iPhone is brought into the house each year, and everyone ends up getting an upgrade. So by the time the oldest phone, which is presently an iPhone 4, ...

How to Use Multiple Profiles in Chrome OS

How to Use Multiple Profiles in Chrome OS

Got multiple people using your Chromebook, the way I do? Each member of my family has a profile on mine so that everyone can have their own custom experience that synchronizes data with their own Google account. The bad news is that Chrome OS doesn’t support fast user switching, so for my kids to use my Chromebook, they ...

How to Write a Professional Social Media Bio

How to Write a Professional Social Media Bio

Talking about yourself is hard. Doing it in 160 characters or less is even harder. That’s probably why so many of us end up stressed about crafting the perfect professional bio for Twitter – or LinkedIn, Facebook or other social networks. It has to set you apart, but still reflect approachability. Make you look ...

How to Replace a Computer With an iPad

How to Replace a Computer With an iPad

As the personal computing era draws closer and closer to an end, people are re-evaluating their computing needs and trying to get by with just a tablet. As a result, more and more are choosing to leave their personal computer behind in favor of what tablets like the iPad have to offer. That does not mean that everything is ...

How to Play Flappy Bird on Any Smartphone Right Now

How to Play Flappy Bird on Any Smartphone Right Now

Did you miss your chance to download the inexplicably popular Flappy Bird before its creator unceremoniously removed it from app stores? No need to threaten to murder him — there is at least one way to get your small-birds-avoiding-pipes fix without spending $90,000 on an iPhone with the game preinstalled. Software ...

How to Master Your New Smartphone

How to Master Your New Smartphone

Welcome to our annual New Smartphone Set Up Guide. Someone thought enough of you to help replace that dumb ol' brick you've been lugging around these past few years. Now what? Out of the box, most smartphones aren't all that smart. In fact, many can be downright idiotic. Prepping your new pocket ‘puter means some ...

How to Make a Bootable OS X Mavericks USB Install Drive

How to Make a Bootable OS X Mavericks USB Install Drive

When Apple released OS X 10.7 two years ago, it stopped selling operating system DVDs in its stores, stopped shipping recovery disks with new Macs, and switched to downloadable installers for OS X upgrades. These download-only installers have actually worked pretty well—I’ve never had an issue downloading the software ...