How to chop onions in the finest way possible

Watch famed British chef Marco Pierre White—perhaps the first celebrity chef ever, the youngest to win three Michelin stars, and teacher of Gordon Ramsey, among many other accomplishments—teach you how to chop an onion in the finest way possible. It is simple method—good to learn if you haven't yet. » 12/08/14 11:38pm 12/08/14 11:38pm

Dim Your iPhone Screen with a Home Button Shortcut

The accessibility features built into iOS make iPhones and iPads easier to use for people whose sight or hearing is impaired, but they can come in handy for the rest of us too. One trick you can try is to set up a shortcut to dim the screen on your iOS device with three taps of the Home button. » 11/27/14 9:31am 11/27/14 9:31am

10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Rdio Master

Spotify might grab most of the headlines (and users) but Rdio is a worthy competitor in the streaming music market, with apps for multiple platforms, a clear and clean interface, and some useful features hidden behind the scenes. If you're an Rdio user read on for ten tips that can help you get more out of your… » 11/24/14 12:47pm 11/24/14 12:47pm

17 Things You Can Do in OS X Yosemite That You Couldn't Do in Mavericks

If you installed OS X Yosemite at the end of last week then you've no doubt been busy exploring its various tools and features. Here are 17 new things you can do with the software, from hiding the traces of your Web browsing to recording screen activity on an iPad. » 10/20/14 11:05am 10/20/14 11:05am

How To Save Anything To Pocket From Anywhere On The Web

Pocket is one of the best 'read-it-later' services on the Web, though it has evolved beyond its core Instapaper-style functionality to offer a broader range of tools. One of its key features is the way in which you can save almost anything from almost any platform. Here are the key shortcuts to use on the Web and on… » 10/06/14 12:33pm 10/06/14 12:33pm

See The Largest Files In Your Google Drive Account

Google is busy redesigning the Drive interface to match its new Material style, and one of the small but useful changes lets you view all of the files you've uploaded in order of size. You can use it to quickly find the larger files that are taking up an excessive amount of room in your Google Drive account. » 9/09/14 5:27pm 9/09/14 5:27pm

How To Disable Annotations and Pop-Ups on YouTube Videos

File this under "simple settings you might not be aware of." If you're frustrated by the "Click here to subscribe!" pop-ups and other annotations that clutter up many YouTube videos, you can quickly disable them from the site options page. You'll need to be signed in for the changes to take effect. » 8/07/14 10:48am 8/07/14 10:48am

Telecom Workers: Send Us Your Customer Service Call Scripts

Comcast COO Dave Watson has admitted that company policy was at least as much to blame for the customer service call from hell as the sad, desperate employee heard on the recording. As Watson wrote in a memo, that customer retention rep was only doing what he was trained to do. But what was he trained to do, exactly? » 7/31/14 1:51pm 7/31/14 1:51pm

15 Dead Simple IFTTT Recipes That Will Make Your Life Way Easier

IFTTT—If This Then That—is an automator that links different internet connected services (think: Gmail) and devices (think: your smartphone). After turning on each service, or channel, you can use it as a trigger for another service, or vice versa. It may sound complicated, but it's actually a nice, intuitive way to… » 7/10/14 3:20pm 7/10/14 3:20pm

10 Tricks To Make Yourself an Instagram Master

Instagram smashed through the 200 million user mark in March, so it doesn't seem to be suffering too badly from the surfeit of competitors taking it on. Whether you're an Instagram newbie or an old-timer on the network, these 10 tips should give you a few fresh ideas about how you can get the most out of the app. » 7/09/14 9:37am 7/09/14 9:37am