Upgrade Your Life
  • Sharing photos is probably the most popular activity on Facebook. Yet with new features being added all the time, you may not know all the ways you can access and share your own pics – and those of others.

    Trick #1 – Download a photo from someone else’s page

    This one’s easy, and you probably know it already: Facebook has enabled the ability to download high-resolution images from other people's pages  - not just the low-res versions you get by right clicking. Click on a picture to make it full screen, then hit options,choose download and you should get the highest resolution of the photo that Facebook has stored.

    Trick #2 – Download a photo from someone else’s page via your smartphone

    ·     On iPhones (and other iOS devices) tap the photo in your news feed so it goes full screen, then hold your finger on the picture for a few seconds. An option to “save photo” will pop up. Once you choose that option, the picture will be saved in your camera roll.

    ·     On Android phones, it’s a little more

    Read More »from Facebook Photo Sharing Tricks
  • Sooner or later, it’s going to happen to you: You’ll drop your phone. You’ll hear that awful crack at impact. And yep – the glass will be shattered. So after you’re done howling and cursing, what do you do? Try to fix it yourself? Use a mail-in service or a local shop? And which option is worth the cost?

    Read More »from How (Not) to Fix a Cracked Phone Screen
  • When my garden hose twists into a tangled mess, it doesn’t just make my hose more prone to cracking and leaking; it makes my patio look so messy. But to solve these dire problems, is the only answer to buy a $650 robotic hose?

    Read More »from Do You Really Need a $650 Garden Hose?

Pagination

(136 Stories)
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. Boss Talks Criticism and Why the Show Deserves a Second Chance
    S.H.I.E.L.D. Boss Talks Criticism and Why the Show Deserves a Second Chance

    When  Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered last fall, the drama failed to live up to the hype. This is because even though S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered in September, the series had to wait until  Captain America was released in April to reveal HYDRA had infiltrated the organization, completely changing the direction of the show. That means they spent nearly eight months simply biding time! But once S.H.I.E.L.D. was shut down and clean-cut Agent Ward (Brett Dalton) was revealed to be a sleeper HYDRA agent, the tide began to turn in the show's favor. But was it too little too late? Executive producer Jeff Bell talked to TVGuide.com about the show's negative reception, what's in store for Season 2 and why fans should give it a second chance. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Clark Gregg Kyle MacLachlan Jeffrey Bell Hayley Atwell Iain De Caestecker Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Brett Dalton Chloe Bennet Marvel's Agent Carter

  • Investors fret Yahoo's future, stock dips
    Investors fret Yahoo's future, stock dips

    Yahoo may be losing some appeal on Wall Street now that U.S. investors can buy directly into Alibaba. Yahoo's stock fell Monday as investors grappled with uncertainty about CEO Marissa Mayer's efforts ...

  • SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear
    SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

    CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) — A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.

  • New smartphone app gives sight to the blind

    By Christina Farr and Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app on his Apple Inc iPhone. "I couldn't believe how accurate it was," said Mosen, an assistive technology consultant from New Zealand. ...

  • Aireon to offer satellite tracking free to help search for missing planes

    By Alwyn Scott and Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aireon LLC, a provider of satellite-based aircraft monitoring, said on Monday it will offer its tracking data for free to help authorities search for future missing planes. The system will go live in 2017, when its parent company Iridium Communications Inc finishes installing 66 next-generation satellites plus spares that will provide real-time data to air traffic control centers. ...

  • Frankfurt exchange's China dream turns to nightmare

    By Edward Taylor, Andreas Kröner, Christoph Steitz and John Ruwitch FRANKFURT/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - When Deutsche Boerse set off eight years ago to lure Chinese companies to Germany with fast listings and low fees, it dreamed of one day landing a giant like Alibaba . In the latest and most bizarre case, Ultrasonic, a small Chinese shoemaker listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, announced last week that Wu Qingyong, the company's chief executive, and his son had disappeared, along with $60 million from the company's bank account. On Monday, Ultrasonic said Wu had contacted the group's finance chief to say he would return to the company, along with the money.

  • Jaw-dropping Aurora View Wins 2014 Astronomy Photo Contest
    Jaw-dropping Aurora View Wins 2014 Astronomy Photo Contest

    A bright green aurora reflects off a glacial lake against the backdrop of a snow-covered mountain range in an incredible photo that took home first prize in an astrophotography competition. Representatives of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England, have awarded James Woodend — the photographer behind the stunning aurora image — the overall prize in the observatory's Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest for 2014.

  • Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey
    Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the Sunni extremists. Meanwhile, the United States and five Arab countries launched the first airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State fighters.

Blog Authors / Profiles