Macworld: 20 Time-saving Tips for Office 2016

Productivity? Sweet Office 2016 for Mac was a long time coming, but it brings plenty of new features and better feature parity with the Windows version than ever. Microsoft has done a lot to streamline the experience, with a customizable, collapsible Ribbon as well as cross-platform keyboard shortcuts, but with any major Office update, there’s … Read more


The Sweethome: The Best Measuring Cups

After putting in more than 30 hours of research and testing, speaking with four expert bakers, and trying 33 models over the past two years, we confidently recommend KitchenMade’s Stainless Steel Measuring Cups for dry ingredients and Pyrex’s 2-Cup Measuring Cup for liquids. They’re more durable than other cups, easier to clean, and the most … Read more


Macworld: ExoLens For iPhone 6

ExoLens is a lens system built for the iPhone 6, intended to give you more shooting flexibility than the standard iPhone lens. The kit comes with an aluminum bracket that slides over your phone, and a pair of lenses that screw into the bracket. The bracket itself is well-made, and the inside is lined with a … Read more

Bay Area Reporter: Best Bars of the Bay

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already knew that Oasis would snatch the crown as San Francisco’s favorite new club. The space’s gay history, prime SoMa location, and owners’ long-standing commitment to queer nightlife made Oasis a high-heeled shoe-in for the top spot. Since opening on New Years Eve, Oasis has quickly … Read more


The Sweethome: The Best Dutch Oven

You could spend a lot more on a Dutch oven, but for $75 the 6-quart Lodge Color Enamel Dutch Oven offers everything you need to make great braises and stews, and even bake no-knead bread. This durable, well-designed pot kept pace with ovens four times the price from well-known French manufacturers. It seared, braised, steamed, … Read more


The Wirecutter: A Realist’s Guide to CES 2015

It’s obvious that streaming is the new black (or whatever), and Google is hoping to piggyback on the success of Chromecast with Google Cast for audio, baking in Google-flavored music streaming into a variety of audio hardware. There will be no shortage of content to stream—Google has already announced compatibility with Google Play Music, NPR One, … Read more

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The Wirecutter: The Best Hand Warmer

Whether you’re commuting to an office, or your “office” is the great outdoors itself, you may occasionally need a little help to keep the winter chill at bay. A hand warmer does exactly that. After spending more than 48 hours on new research and testing this year to compare eight different hand warmers (including those … Read more