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From screaming goats to Russian meteorites, YouTube has been making us unproductive since 2005. What better way to celebrate than with an artsy montage (below) featuring categories like "fails," "memes," and "animals" from YouTube's own Spotlight channel? It's set to Alpha Aerobics by Blackaliciou...

May 29th 2015 at 7:58am 0 Comments
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Apple has made some efforts to give you relevant info when you need it (such as iOS' Today screen), but it hasn't really had a response to Google Now, which brings you everything from timely directions to cheap flights. According to 9to5Mac's sources, however, that's going to change soon. The cr...

May 27th 2015 at 1:53pm 0 Comments
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Apple doesn't have to rely solely on outside web providers like Google or Microsoft to fuel your iOS and Mac searches. The company has confirmed the rumored existence of Applebot, a web crawler that collects site information for the sake of Siri and Spotlight queries. It behaves much like Google...

May 6th 2015 at 12:21pm 0 Comments
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OS X's search tool, Spotlight, does more than just file and web searches. The handy utility also can be used to do semi-complex math equations with the answers appearing within the results section of the app. To use Spotlight for math, just open the utility by selecting the magnifying glass icon...

July 23rd 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Thought experiment time, folks: what would do you if you wanted to warm up a few people in a big, chilly room? Prevailing logic says to crank up the heat, but let's be honest here: sometimes the prevailing logic sucks. The folks from MIT's Senseable City Lab project have cooked up a more efficient...

June 27th 2014 at 11:18pm 0 Comments
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I'm an app-aholic. I have far too many apps on my iOS device, and I add more almost every day. I don't always take the time to organize them, so my homescreen panels sometimes become a jumbled mess of random apps.The chaos is occasionally fun, but most of the time it is frustrating as I can't find...

March 6th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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If you've played Defiance for a while you're pretty familiar with how the game as a whole works. There are rules, an ordered nature to the whole thing. Arkfalls happen a certain way. Except the game's latest DLC pack has introduced a new wrinkle in the form of Dark Matter arkfalls, events pitting p...

October 10th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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We roleplayers tend to be a little... self-centered. Kind of the nature of the game, seeing as how you're creating a persona and then trying to flesh out an entire life story for that persona. It's natural that you'd want to be on the center stage a little more often. The problem here is obvious....

September 27th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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In previous versions of iOS, Spotlight -- Apple's search utility -- has always been available by going to the first home screen, then swiping right. In iOS 7, Spotlight is now available on every home screen. Here are two short videos to show you how to use Spotlight in iOS 7, and also how to chang...

September 18th 2013 at 4:40pm 0 Comments