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If you're going to snoop on someone's personal, digital property, you want to make sure you don't leave behind any sort of trail. Here's some tips on how you can get in and out without leaving behind any damning evidence.Read more...

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Sometimes you need to get into a computer without knowing the password. Perhaps you've forgotten yours, or perhaps you're up to no good. Either way, it's actually pretty easy to do, provided your victim hasn't taken the necessary precautions. Click one of the links below to find out how to do it on either a Windows PC or a Mac , and how to prevent others from doing the same to you .Read more...

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CIA agents to be prepared for everything and sometimes that means surviving on limited resources. Their survival kit is tiny, but includes everything needed to get out of town and live for a while.Read more...

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If you've always wanted to learn more about song writing and the structure of music, but don't know where to start, this free online book is filled to the brim with pages that make understanding music theory easy.Read more...

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The harsh cold of winter can do a number on your yards if you don't take the proper precautions. This handy graphic has tips for preparing your lawn, trees, shrubs, and garden, so everything comes back bright and healthy next spring.Read more...

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Losing the drawstring in your sweatpants, hoodie, or gym shorts is frustrating because getting it back in—and all the way through—is a pain. With a safety pin, and a little patience, you can once again ensure that your sweatpants will stay on.Read more...

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It's a common practice to blur or pixelate sensitive information like account numbers when you share an image online, but your info might not be as secure as you think. It takes some work, but there are ways to uncover that sensitive text.Read more...

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Gizmodo The Sad, Weird World of Unseen YouTube Videos | io9 How Nigeria Stopped Ebola "Dead In Its Tracks" | Jalopnik Here’s The Data From Ed Bolian’s Record-Setting Cross-Country Run | Jezebel Why Egg Freezing Benefits Aren't Even Close to Enough | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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Mac: Yosemite has a bunch of cool hidden features and iDownloadBlog points to another nice little feature in a new batch renamer.Read more...

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Not everyone's great at giving advice. Sometimes, you'll ask a friend for help and they'll give you the most harebrained response imaginable. So, we want to hear it, what's the worst advice you've ever received?Read more...

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In order for Spotlight to work properly, it needs to send your search data to Google, Apple, and Bing. Initially, it seems easy enough to disable this if you care about privacy, but as users over on Hacker News note, it's not as obvious as it seems. Read more...

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With the holidays just around the corner, there's no doubt we'll all be looking to save a buck when we're out shopping. Whether that means clipping coupons or searching for the best deals online, there are a variety of tactics you can use to save.Read more...

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We talk a lot about how great rechargeable batteries are, and have a few brands we love, but we've never polled all of you to learn about some great options we're missing out on, until now. Tell us, which AA rechargeables are the best?Read more...

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Android/iOS: FREEdi YouTube Player enables videos in the background, so you can close the video you're watching and keep listening to the audio. Read more...

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A poorly positioned subject can ruin a great photo. Mac|Life walks us through a few tools that can change the position of a subject.Read more...

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iOS 8.1 is here! The update enables Apple Pay on supported devices, brings back the Camera Roll, adds some "Continuity" features, and more. Read our previous coverage after the jump.Read more...

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They say necessity is the mother of invention, but if that's the case, laziness must be its father. After all, the beauty of laziness is that you'd rather do something you want to do—even if that's nothing—than work. Let's harness that desire and use it to be productive—-so you have more time to kick back, of course. Read more...

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Samsung's 4K monitor is one of the best deals in tech, and it's an even better deal than usual right now. Unlike most budget-minded 4K panels, this one actually runs at 60Hz over DisplayPort. [Samsung 28" 4K Display, $550]Read more...

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Web: Figuring out which apps to trust is tough. If you use ratings to help you out, you can now filter your search results by ratings on the Google Play Store. Read more...

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Sometimes we find ourselves in a serious discussion, debate, or argument, and we begin to criticize the person instead of the point they're making. Raptitude recommends breaking that habit to be more effective in our interactions with others. Read more...

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Evil comes in many forms—some greyer than others. Today, we want to talk about a tricky kind of evil: when are loopholes, exploits, and "gaming the system" okay?Read more...

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Windows: Dropbox is an amazing utility, but one of the occasionally frustrating limitations is that you can only sync folders within Dropbox itself. Boxifier allows you to sync folders outside of your primary Dropbox structure.Read more...

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Chances are, when you went to buy a car, you considered it through two lenses: the money you have, and the monthly payments you can afford. There may be a better metric, though: how many years of retirement it will cost you.Read more...

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Spotify announced today that it would be introducing family plans for $15/mo. With this package, everyone in your house can access all the features of Spotify Premium, each with separate profiles. The plan will roll out in the coming weeks. Read more here.Read more...

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I'm not going to lie: I'm pretty delighted that I (and my partner) won Audi's TDI Challenge, where nine Diesel A3s attempted to drive from Albuquerque to San Diego on a single tank of Diesel. Part of why I'm delighted is because winning means it's over, since it was a pretty miserable process . Here's how we did it.Read more...

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