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Painting the lawn green and other ways Californians are dealing with the drought

Due to recent water-use restrictions, California homeowners have had to change some of their daily activities, including how long they shower and what appliances they use. They're also forgoing green lawns for, well, greener alternatives.

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Strange bedfellows: The definitive guide to getting rid of bedbugs

Bedbugs. They’re gross, annoying, and can cause quite an itch. If you’ve discovered that your mattress has become a breeding ground for the tiny buggers, you’re probably wondering, “how do I get rid of these bastards?” Removal of…

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How to get ebooks on your Kindle, Nook, or Kobo ebook reader

It's not always easy to put ebooks on your ebook reader, but we've put together an easy-to-read guide on how to add ebooks to the most popular ebook readers, including the Nook, Kindle, and Kobo.

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Lost your Android phone? Here are three apps to help track down and retrieve it

Need to keep tabs on the location of an Android phone? We found three of the absolute best options capable of helping you pinpoint your precious new Galaxy, or other Android device.

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20 biggest problems with the iPad Air and Air 2, and what to do about them

Your new Apple tablet should be perfect. If you’ve been afflicted by iPad Air or iPad Air 2 problems then it’s time to demand satisfaction. We’ve got potential fixes, workarounds, and advice to solve your issues.

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8 Sony Xperia Z3 problems, and how to deal with them

Has your Xperia Z3 been giving you trouble? If your smartphone's been stalling, we've got the fixes you need to get it firing on all cylinders again. These are the most common Xperia Z3 problems with advice on how to deal.

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What does this do? A quick explanation of DSLR buttons

Most DSLR cameras are more user-friendly than you might think, but that doesn't mean you can make sense of every button and switch without some help. Check out our quick-hit guide to common DSLR buttons, so you'll have little trouble with operation.

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Think the ultimate steak is cooked on a grill? We did it in a plastic bag.

Hank Hill would say it just ain't right, but the secret to the ultimate steak isn't propane or charcoal -- it's a bath of hot water. Here's how we made a mouth-watering sous-vide steak.

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Gaming with guidance: How to set up parental controls on modern consoles, handhelds, and computers

We offer the easiest ways to lock your kids out from inappropriate game content on all current dedicated gaming consoles.

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AT&T vs. Verizon vs. Sprint vs. T-Mobile: Who has the best individual plan?

Can't figure out which cell provider you should go with? Navigating the depths of data plans and contracts can be confusing, so we've gone through all the offerings from Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T to help you pick which is best for you.

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Skip laundry day and have someone else do your dirty work with these apps

If you’re the kind of person who waits until they’re down to their granny panties to do laundry, it might be worth it to you to pay someone else to do it for you. There are quite a few apps and sites that you can use to get the job done.

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Find your phone with these helpful tracking tips

Need to keep tabs on the location of a cell phone of any kind? Consult this guide for tips and tricks on how to do it.

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