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55 Android Apps Everyone Should Own

Which Android app is worth a spot on your new smartphone or tablet? Trying to find the very best of the best is a challenging process, because there are millions of apps to pick from on the Google Play Store. Even if you just scan Google’s “top free” or “top…

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The Secret To Keeping Your Tomatoes Super Fresh

One of my favourite snacks is tomato sandwiches – yes, just tomato – which is a deceptively simple and vastly underrated lunch. However, I can get a little overzealous, and end up with a few too many tomatoes after a trip to the grocery store. Luckily, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt of…

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How to Pick the Best Smart Watch for Your Lifestyle

The smart watch has come a long way. It began life as a nice to have, but for many has become an indispensable part of their lifestyle. The market has become crowded and now there’s a smart watch for everyone: The runner, the swimmer, the person who wants to run…

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Samsung’s Got a Bunch of Smartphone Deals Going Right Now

We might be coming up to iPhone season, but now is a surprisingly great time to buy a Samsung smartphone. If you’re looking to save on an S20 or the newly released Galaxy Note 20, a whole host of telcos are running some seriously great promos. Hell, you can even…

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Take Quick Exercise Breaks With This Chrome Extension

As much as I love the idea of getting up from my desk to do a bit of exercise, I’m bad at actually following through on those intentions. I recently installed a Chrome extension called WFH Wakeup (also available as a Mac app) that makes it easy.

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How Vacuuming Affects Your Home Air Quality

If your area has poor air quality right now, you may have heard that it’s not a great idea to vacuum your home. Then again, vacuuming is also a tool that can help get dust and allergens out of your house, suggesting that sometimes it’s a good thing. There’s truth…

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How to Blur Your Background in Google Meet

Google is rolling out new features for its current video chat apps, Googles Meet and Duo. Meet’s updates include a new background blurring tool; it also now allows users to view up to 49 camera feeds while using the “tile view” in large group meetings.

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Can We Use Australia’s Air Force to Bring Home Stranded Aussies Overseas?

Amid mounting concern about stranded Aussies overseas during COVID-19, Labor leader Anthony Albanese has offered a solution. This week, he suggested using the Royal Australia Air Force (RAAF) VIP aircraft to bring people home. Albanese says these could bring the estimated 25,000 Australians stuck overseas, “100 at a time”. While…

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Cold Brew Tea in Lemonade For a Delicious Springtime Beverage

Lemonade and iced tea are two refreshing beverages and when combined, they get even more so. The bitterness of black tea balances the sweetness of the lemonade, creating a thirst-quenching beverage with a little bit of a caffeine boost. The usual method of making requires the mixing of two beverages,…

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How To Pack A Perfect Spring Picnic [Infographic]

There’s nothing like a picnic, and this handy graphic is packed with tips to help you pack smart, choose the best foods to take with you, some tricks to save space and still bring messy items like condiments, and of course, keep the bugs away so you can eat in…

Everything You Missed From Today’s Facebook Connect 2020 Event

Today’s Facebook Connect kicked off with a two-hour keynote that detailed the company’s latest virtual and augmented reality developments. There were product announcements, new apps and games on display, and compelling peeks at some speculative technology. We’ll recap the highlights for those who couldn’t catch the presentation live.

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The Common Foods Dogs Can and Can’t Eat [Infographic]

Most dogs will happily chow down on human food, whether you give them a treat or they sneakily steal something off the counter. But some foods can be bad or even dangerous for your dog’s health. Here are common foods they can eat and ones you should be cautious letting…

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5 Ways to Make Your Holidays More Sustainable

COVID-19 has resulted in the most severe disruption to the global tourism industry in modern times. And although many countries have now reopened to visitors from overseas, the economic impact is likely to be felt for many years. Prior to the pandemic, awareness had been growing regarding the environmental sustainability…

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What Happens When Guys Add Their Cats to Their Dating App Profiles

If you’ve used a dating app, you’ll know the importance of choosing good profile pics. These photos don’t just relay attractiveness; a recent study suggested that 43% of people think they can get a sense of someone’s personality by their picture. You might guess that someone who has included a…

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7 Reasons Why You Should Have a Pressure Cooker in Your Kitchen

A pressure cooker can do so much more than just quick meat cooking, and every single kitchen can benefit from having one. Here’s why. When most people think of pressure cookers, they typically think of meals such as meat-heavy stews, because classically, that’s what you used a pressure cooker for….

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How Should I Talk to My Kids About a Family Estrangement?

Having a dysfunctional relationship with your parents — to the degree that you find it necessary to cut off all contact with them — is painful enough. But when you also have kids who are beginning to wonder why grandma hasn’t come to visit in a long time, old wounds…

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What to Do When You Can’t Stand Your Workout Partner

One function of the gym is to be a social place where we can interact with others as we do our workouts, but sometimes there’s a certain someone you just don’t want to chat with between squat sets. Whether your buddy keeps popping up at the gym, or you’re forced…

When You Shouldn’t Repair Your Mac

The point of hardware repairs is to ensure your devices remain usable and in good condition as long as possible, so you don’t have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on a new product. Spending a couple hundred dollars replacing a severely cracked MacBook screen is a much better…

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Now Is Not the Time for ‘Mum Shaming’

I became a mum about a decade ago, during the time of the so-called “Mummy Wars,” when parenting bloggers — the vast majority of which were women — often used their social media platforms to promote their style of parenting. During this time, women felt pressed to find their “tribe.”…

How to Blur Your House in Google Maps’ Street View

While, sure, anybody could just drive by your house to see what it looks like — all the tin foil in the world isn’t going to shield you from that privacy “violation,” though a fence might help — you can make it harder for people to see your home on…

How to Change Your Default Browser on iOS/iPadOS

Tired of Safari on your iPhone or iPad? You can install plenty of other great alternatives from the App Store — no problem there. But if you want to use them as your default browser on your device, you’ll have to jump through a few extra hoops.