Four Ways To Install The New Android 11 Public Beta

Four Ways To Install The New Android 11 Public Beta

Because I just wrote a story about how to install the potentially buggier Developer Preview of Android 11, it’s only fitting that Google, today, launched the Android 11 public beta. And installing this latest beta onto your Pixel smartphone—and only Pixels, via official means—couldn’t be any easier.

How To Securely Transfer Your Signal Account To A New iPhone

How To Securely Transfer Your Signal Account To A New iPhone

One of the many ways Signal safeguards your data is by saving everything locally to your phone or tablet rather than on external servers. That’s great for privacy, but it makes it a pain to migrate your account to a new device. Thankfully, Signal now lets iOS and iPadOS users…

Huntsman Spiders Are Great (No, Really)

Huntsman Spiders Are Great (No, Really)

Australia’s huntsman spiders are the stuff of myths and nightmares. But, they also hold a super interesting place in the pantheon of Australian wildlife. So, if one somehow catches your eye, or sneaks up on your shoe (brrr), try not to squish it to its death.

A Chicken Salad Manifesto

A Chicken Salad Manifesto

Chicken salad is not usually perceived as “sexy.” It is a potluck food, a church supper food, an uninspired baby or wedding shower option, often under-seasoned and over-dressed. Bad chicken salad can put you off the category entirely. But good chicken salad? Good chicken salad can be transcendent.

The Blender Bottle Makes An Excellent Cocktail Shaker

The Blender Bottle Makes An Excellent Cocktail Shaker

The Blender Bottle is an item “healthy people” own and use, so I’ve never spent a ton of time thinking about it. But that little whisk ball inside the spouted plastic bottle is destined for more than merely blending protein powder—that whisk ball is made for alcoholic greatness.

How To Turn On Dark Mode In The eBay App

How To Turn On Dark Mode In The eBay App

It’s been a long time coming, but eBay’s mobile app is finally getting a dark mode, meaning shoppers will be able to track their bids late into the night without frying their retinas.

Why Advice On Masks Seems To Be Constantly Changing

Why Advice On Masks Seems To Be Constantly Changing

The World Health Organisation announced new guidance on masks late last week, spurring another wave of eyerolling about how “they” keep changing their minds. Previously the WHO did not recommend that healthy people wear masks; now they say that people over 60 and people with underlying health conditions should wear…

This Interactive Map Tells You Which Countries Are Open For Travel

This Interactive Map Tells You Which Countries Are Open For Travel

As we head into the new season, it’s hard not to think about travelling. We’ve been cooped up inside for months and most of us are probably itching to explore something new. Of course, given that we’re in the middle of a global pandemic where travel—especially by plane—isn’t a great…

How To Make A Pickled Cherry Sour

How To Make A Pickled Cherry Sour

Earlier this week, I made a jar of pickled cherries, and I found them to be pleasing. They are good on cheese plates and they are good in salads, but they absolutely excel in a coupe full of alcohol. The easy move is to plop one in a Manhattan. The…

Watch Films From Black Creators For Free On The Criterion Channel

Watch Films From Black Creators For Free On The Criterion Channel

As the continued protests over police brutality against black Americans place a renewed focus on the importance of elevating the voices of black writers, artists, thinkers and creators, boutique cinema streaming service the Criterion Channel is making it free to view a raft of films from black creators and centring…

How Police Brutality In The U.S. Compares To Other Countries

How Police Brutality In The U.S. Compares To Other Countries

Given the protests against police brutality these past few weeks, as well as the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many others at the hands of police, it’s well worth looking at how the U.S. compares to other countries when it comes to the prevalence of police violence.

Tear Up Herbs And Leaves With Your Hands

Tear Up Herbs And Leaves With Your Hands

Even after a weekend of minimal cooking, my partner and I still managed to generate (and wash) four entire sinks’ worth of dishes on Friday and Saturday. After the last “load” was completed yesterday morning, I decided to reward myself with a celebratory brunch hash made with the remnants of…

Donate To These Organisations Addressing Racism And Mental Health

Donate To These Organisations Addressing Racism And Mental Health

In addition to the physical violence associated with systemic racism, it also has major implications on mental health. Generations of collective trauma is now combined with the anxiety of not only the threat of police violence, but also being in the middle of a global pandemic where people of colour…

Here’s What Black People Want From White Allies

Here’s What Black People Want From White Allies

Earlier this week, I created a post I thought would create a space and a moment for black people to state exactly what they need right now from their white allies. We are grieving. Our mental health is being continuously shaken in the midst of trauma brought on by police…

Let’s Abolish The Police Force

Let’s Abolish The Police Force

Abolishing the police—or at the very least, significantly defunding them, to the point they are only a minimal presence in our communities—might sound like a radical and far-fetched solution to systemic police violence. Who would you call if someone stole your car or broke into your house? What if you…

Pre-Sort Your Donations Before Charity Stores Reopen

Pre-Sort Your Donations Before Charity Stores Reopen

If your boredom-fighting activities during the first few weeks of sheltering in place included major decluttering efforts, you know what the later weeks have meant: Having to look at piles of all your ready-to-purge donations sitting around your house, waiting for charity stores and donation centres to reopen.

Why Does My Laptop Shut Down Instead Of Going To Sleep?

Why Does My Laptop Shut Down Instead Of Going To Sleep?

One of the most frustrating issues you can encounter with a device, usually your computer, is when it starts doing something it never did before. Typically, this is something you didn’t want it to do: It takes 15 more seconds to boot, it’s emitting some strange noise, or it is…

Free Workouts The Whole House Can Join

Free Workouts The Whole House Can Join

There’s an unlimited number of excuses people can use to avoid working out at home. Whether it’s because there’s something cooking on the stove and you need to stand there stirring diligently for two days, or you’re waiting for a parcel and can’t start a session in case the posty…

How To Reinstall Windows From Scratch

How To Reinstall Windows From Scratch

There comes a time in every Windows user’s life when things start to feel slower. Perhaps you’ve been installing and uninstalling a ton of applications, or you’ve been mucking around with obscure Windows settings (or worse, the registry). Maybe you even decided to live life on the wild side, like…

What To Do If You Hate Your New Haircut

What To Do If You Hate Your New Haircut

The last few months have been a rough time. Many of us took it out on our hair and now that we’re allowed to leave the house again, we’ll have to debut our iso mishaps to the world. Don’t fear, however, here’s how to get it fixed.

How To Support Black Journalists

How To Support Black Journalists

This week, the New York Times chose to publish a deeply problematic and dangerous op-ed by Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton in which he advocated for the use of military force against protesters. As so many journalists have noted, the decision to run this piece, without context, without fact-checking Cotton’s many…

What Do You Want To Hear From White Allies?

What Do You Want To Hear From White Allies?

Right now is an incredibly difficult and emotional time in our nation and around the world. The countless deaths of black people at the hands of the police and others is a constant reminder of just how far we have to go as a society, in seeing everyone as equal…

How Can We End Police Violence?

How Can We End Police Violence?

With recent displays of police violence against Americans, whether the recent deaths of George Floyd and Breona Taylor at the hands of officers or the many demonstrations of brutality against peaceful protesters, it’s becoming painfully obvious that the problem is systemic, and that it will take a comprehensive approach to…

Use These Tools To Delete All Of Your Old Facebook Posts

Use These Tools To Delete All Of Your Old Facebook Posts

Facebook has a brand-new tool for deleting old posts, but it’s not very good. Not only is it unavailable on Facebook’s desktop site—because rollouts—but even if it was, there are much better tools you can use right now to delete your old Facebook posts without deleting Facebook itself.