You’ll have to wait until June if you want an Apple Podcasts subscription

You'll have to wait until June if you want an Apple Podcasts subscription

Apple needs a little more time to ready its premium podcasts service for would-be subscribers.

The Apple Podcasts subscription, revealed during the company’s “4/20” event, was originally set to launch in May. The subscription, which costs $19.99 per year, will be available “in more than 170 countries” and offers listeners ad-free podcasts, access to bonus materials, and “early or exclusive” access to the network’s latest series.

All of those features will have to wait, though, as Apple has informed podcasters in an email, obtained by 9to5Mac, that the release plan has slipped out of May. “To ensure we are delivering the best experience for creators and listeners, Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels will now launch in June,” the email reads. Read more…

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Learning to use MeisterTask felt like yet another project on my to-do list

Learning to use MeisterTask felt like yet another project on my to-do list

Imagine, if you will (or don’t because you’re already here), that the amount of work to be done was large and overwhelming. Visualize trying to wrap your mind around it by organizing the information, sorting it by priority and due date, and ultimately bringing order to your chaos. That’s the goal of a good task management system. At their best, they function smoothly and fade into the background. 

That’s not the case with MeisterTask, which demands so much of your attention that it feels like an extra project all on its own. There are so many tiny confusing details and features that don’t work quite as well as I wanted them to. Using the software to its full potential would have required so much more work, instead of less.  Read more…

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How to fake eye contact on a FaceTime call (yes, you can do that)

How to fake eye contact on a FaceTime call (yes, you can do that)

Thanks to stay-home orders, work-from-home initiatives, and social distancing, we’re FaceTiming more than ever before. As of March 2020, nearly 50 percent of adults in the United States were using FaceTime as their video conferencing app of choice to talk to colleagues, family, and friends. 

FaceTiming, like any other method of communication, is something you can be good or bad at. One key way to improve your FaceTime calls is by maintaining better eye contact. And luckily, there’s some nifty, next-gen Apple tech that helps you do just that. 

Why is eye contact so important?

Good eye contact can improve relationships, build trust, help you bond with others, and generally make sure you and the other participants in a FaceTime call get the most out of the experience.  Read more…

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Take a holistic approach to fitness with the Ultrahuman app

Take a holistic approach to fitness with the Ultrahuman app

TL;DR: Live your healthiest life with the Ultrahuman Holistic Fitness App, which is on sale for 85% off. As of May 29, get a lifetime subscription for just $59.99.


For a limited time, you can get a lifetime subscription to Ultrahuman’s holistic fitness app at an especially good discount: 85% off.

This app helps you optimize not only your fitness regimen, but also your sleep, approach to meditation, and more. A one-time purchase of the app gets you lifetime access to HIIT classes, yoga, marathon running, meditation, bedtime stories, sleep tools, and brain music — all in one place.

You’ll learn from over 100 of the world’s best athletes, neuroscience experts, and psychologists without having to scour the internet looking for answers. You can also see your personal stats right on the app. Read more…

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Practice your swing with this golf simulator on sale

Practice your swing with this golf simulator on sale

TL;DR: Work on your golf skills from home with the PhiGolf home golf simulator, on sale as of May 29 for $189.97 — a 23% discount. 


Golfers around the world all have one thing in common: They despise rain. The weather can really put a damper on a round of golf, especially when you’ve waited all winter to get back out on the course. That’s where the PhiGolf home golf simulator can save the day.

Successfully funded on Indiegogo with over $200,000, the PhiGolf simulator and swing stick allow you to play golf all year round, no matter the weather, from practically anywhere.

It’s kind of like a video game, except the swing stick trainer is your controller. As you swing (just as you would on the course), the built-in sensor recreates your real-world performance on the screen, measuring your accuracy and strength. Read more…

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Learn how to make money selling on Amazon with this course bundle

Learn how to make money selling on Amazon with this course bundle

TL;DR: Learn how to make money as an Amazon seller with the Ultimate Amazon FBA and Dropship Master Class Bundle. As of May 29, get the full eight-course package for $20.


We all know Amazon is a giant company with giant profits, but did you know that more than half of its revenue is fueled by third-party sellers known as Amazon FBA partners?

If you have your own business, you can join in on the lucrative opportunity of selling on Amazon. With this Ultimate Amazon FBA and Dropshipping Master Class, you’ll get a blueprint for exactly how.

You’ll learn how to set up a custom ecommerce website and discover how to choose products to sell, find suppliers, and promote your new business. You’ll explore how to create your own privately labeled products and turn them into Amazon bestsellers. Plus, you’ll dive into dropshipping strategies that can help you gain customers. Overall, you’ll work your way through eight courses and 40 hours of content at your own speed until you feel prepared to throw your hat in the Amazon FBA ring.  Read more…

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Grab an award-winning electric toothbrush bundle for only $55

Grab an award-winning electric toothbrush bundle for only $55

TL;DR: Keep your teeth sparkling with the Shyn Sonic Toothbrush. As of May 29, you can get the Shyn toothbrush, eight whitening brush heads, a charger, and a travel case for just $54.97 — a total savings of 68%.


For a limited time, you can snag the Shyn Sonic Toothbrush — along with eight whitening brush heads — on sale for under $55.

The Shyn gives your manual toothbrush a run for its money. It cleans with up to 31,000 vibrations per minute, and it has four different brush modes and five intensity levels. There’s even a built-in two-minute timer with 30-second intervals to help you navigate the different areas of your mouth and use your brush time effectively. Read more…

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Save $45 on a smart ear wax remover (yes, that’s correct)

Save $45 on a smart ear wax remover (yes, that's correct)

TL;DR: Keep your ears clean with the Spade smart ear wax remover, on sale as of May 29 for $80.97 — a 35% discount.


Some people grab a cotton swab or other tiny object in an attempt to remove excess ear wax, but these methods can actually push the wax deeper into your ear, or worse, can cause your eardrum to rupture. Instead, gently scoop out the wax using the Spade smart ear wax remover.

The Spade is equipped with a teeny-tiny camera that streams a full view of the inside of your ear to your iPhone or Android via WiFi. It has six inner-mounted LEDs to give you good lighting and four different EarPick shapes for scooping.  Read more…

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Kickstart a career in computer networking with this set of online classes

Kickstart a career in computer networking with this set of online classes

TL;DR: The Complete Computer Networking eBook and Video Course Bundle is on sale for £21.15 as of May 29, saving you 95% on list price.


There’s many a career path that allows you to learn as you go. You don’t need to be a former VP of Marketing to land an entry-level marketing job. And you don’t need to have sold out concert venues to start a singing career. But being a network administrator is exempt from that perk. If you’re looking to manage a company’s computer infrastructure, you’re going to need some in-depth knowledge about the ins and outs of managing a network. 

If you want to land your dream role as a network architect, the Complete Computer Networking E-Book and Video Course Bundle is a great tool to help you get started. The collection is your own personal computer networking treasure trove, complete with five e-books and five video courses, covering over 14 hours of content on the most important topics for you to grasp, like DevOps, programming, AWS, CCNA, and more.  Read more…

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NASA’s Mars Ingenuity helicopter spirals erratically on sixth flight (but still takes a stunning photo)

NASA's Mars Ingenuity helicopter spirals erratically on sixth flight (but still takes a stunning photo)

We’re happy you’re safe, Ingenuity.

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter flipped like a coin in the air after venturing out on its sixth flight above the Red Planet. The unexpectedly turbulent flight happened on May 22, but NASA just released information about the “in-flight anomaly” on May 27. 

The helicopter was on a mission to “demonstrate aerial-imaging capabilities,” according to an article published on NASA’s website by Håvard Grip, Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Chief Pilot at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Ingenuity managed to fly 33 feet above the Martian landscape and snap an image of the planet’s surface (pictured above) before things started spiraling.  Read more…

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