Category: Gear / How To and Advice

October 28, 2020

How to Stop Getting Into Pointless Arguments Online

It’s easy to want to keep talking until you “win,” but in reality, no one’s winning.


by Elizabeth Grace Saunders in Gear
October 26, 2020

How to Get the Most Out of Virtual Doctors’ Visits

Online health care has become a part of pandemic life—and your remote appointments can be easier to navigate than you’d think.


by Julie Charnet in better health
October 26, 2020

How to Carve a Pumpkin—From a Pro Sculptor

We asked a master sculptor and puppeteer how to make a scary-good jack-o-lantern.


by Adrienne So in Gear
October 25, 2020

How to Shop for Halloween Costumes in This Bizarre Year

There are still safe ways to celebrate and break the stress. Here are some places to find costumes, including adaptable and accesible ones—and DIY advice.


by Medea Giordano in Gear
October 25, 2020

4 Ways to Sell or Trade In Your Old iPhone

If you plan to upgrade to Apple’s new models, don’t forget to cash in on your old one.


by Scott Gilbertson in Gear
October 25, 2020

I Didn’t Want to Love Zooming on My Facebook Portal—but I Do

Stop trying to duct-tape a ring light to your laptop, and get yourself a dedicated videophone.


by Adrienne So in Gear
October 22, 2020

How to Use Blood Oxygen Data on Apple Watch, Garmin, Fitbit, Samsung

The latest smartwatches come with sensors that measure oxygen levels in your blood. If you own one, here’s what that means for you.


by Boone Ashworth in Gear
October 21, 2020

How to Watch the Final 2020 Presidential Debate

Joe Biden and Donald Trump square off for the second and last time on a debate stage Thursday night in Nashville.


by Caitlin Kelly in Election 2020
October 20, 2020

PC Gaming Doesn’t Have to Be More Expensive Than Consoles

Don’t buy into the myth: If you consider your options carefully, upgrading your desktop doesn’t have to empty your wallet.


by Whitson Gordon in Culture
October 20, 2020

Is 5G Available for You? Here’s How to Find Out

Before you jump on that new iPhone or Samsung Galaxy device, maybe make sure 5G is even available or worthwhile where you live.


by Eric Ravenscraft in don't rush