How to use Do Not Disturb on iPhone to optimize your time

Do Not Disturb silences your iPhone so you can have dinner, go to a movie, or sleep or work in peace. When in Do Not Disturb mode, all calls, texts, and notifications to your iPhone are stored silently. Your phone doesn’t make noise and the screen won’t light up as notifications arrive, though you can still check on notifications by turning the screen on manually. Here’s how you can turn on your iPhone’s Do Not Disturb mode manually or set it up with various features for scheduling purposes. Thanks to our iPhones, we’re now hyper-aware of who is trying to communicate with us throughout the day. We see notifications for… Read More

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Manny Machado signs $300M megadeal with San Diego Padres

More than three months after declaring for free agency, shortstop Manny Machado has agreed to a 10-year, $300-million contract with the San Diego Padres, sources told Yahoo Sports. A long-time Baltimore Oriole and short-term Los Angeles Dodger, Machado, 26, was, with outfielder Bryce Harper, the most attractive free agent on the market. The Padres were a somewhat late and surprise entrant into the bidding for Machado, even as they struck for a high profile free agent for the second consecutive February. A year ago this month, after waiting out a similarly slow market, they signed first baseman … …read more Source:: AOL.com       

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Cozy up on the couch this winter with these mini shepherd’s pies

Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your never-ending craving for food content through quick, beautiful videos for the at-home foodie. Check back on Tuesdays and Thursdays for new episodes! 1/2 pound ground beef1/3 cup finely chopped onion1/4 cup finely chopped celery3 tablespoons finely chopped carrot1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour1 teaspoon dried thyme1/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/8 teaspoon pepper2/3 cup beef broth1/3 cup frozen petite peas2 packages (17.3 ounces each) frozen puff pastry, thawed3 cups mashed potatoesPreheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion, celery and carrot over medium heat until beef is no longer pink; drain. Stir in flour, thyme, salt,… Read More

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Varjo’s super high-resolution VR headset promises virtual worlds that actually look real

Most virtual reality headset screens are still sort of blurry, but Finnish company Varjo has an unusual approach to changing that. Its industrial VR-1 headset, which is shipping today, combines a super high-resolution center panel with an ordinary screen for peripheral vision. It’s supposed to deliver images that look almost real, albeit with some compromises and a price tag that’s for professionals only. The VR-1 calls its center panel a “Bionic Display.” It’s a 1920 x 1080 “micro-OLED” display with a resolution of 3,000 pixels per inch. (For context, last year’s high-resolution prototype display from Google and LG had 1443 ppi.) Within that central strip, images are supposed to roughly… Read More

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Karl Lagerfeld said his cat Choupette was one of the heirs to his $200 million fortune

Karl Lagerfeld said his cat Choupette was one of the heirs to his fortune in an interview a year before he died. The fashion designer died in Paris on Tuesday morning at the age of 85. He told Numéro in April 2018 that when he died he wanted to be cremated, with his ashes “dispersed with those of my mother … and those of Choupette, if she dies before me.” Choupette, a white Birman breed cat with 131,000 followers on Instagram, has a driver, more than one maid, and even ate at the table with Lagerfeld. She was the inspiration behind fashion collections and a book. A year before his… Read More

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Netflix’s Marvel TV universe is dead, and it’s unlikely the shows will be saved by Disney

Netflix canceled its remaining Marvel shows, “The Punisher” and “Jessica Jones,” on Monday. Despite a loyal fanbase, it’s unlikely for the shows, as we know them, to be revived elsewhere. Both Disney+ and Hulu are developing Marvel series that are heading in a different direction. Data provided to Business Insider showed how the Netflix shows had also lost their audience over time. Netflix’s Marvel television universe officially died Monday when the streaming giant canceled its remaining Marvel shows, “The Punisher” and “Jessica Jones.” The third and final season of “Jessica Jones” will still be released later this year. The cancellations were expected given that Netflix axed three other Marvel shows… Read More

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David Tepper’s Appaloosa hedge fund just raised the stakes in its battle with the $50 billion drugmaker Allergan (AGN)

Billionaire David Tepper’s Appaloosa LP has long called for the drugmaker Allergan to separate the roles of chairman and CEO, which are both held by Allergan’s Brent Saunders. Allergan’s board said on Tuesday that it would recommend doing that, but not exactly when — and Appaloosa isn’t happy. If Allergan’s board won’t hold the drugmaker’s leaders accountable, options like a merger or sale should be explored, Appaloosa said. David Tepper’s Appaloosa LP hedge fund has been calling for change at the $50 billion drugmaker Allergan since last April. On Tuesday, Appaloosa got what it had been asking for — kinda. But the hedge fund isn’t happy. Tepper’s Appaloosa wants the… Read More

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The Google Pixel 3 XL’s camera is as good as everyone says it is — here’s the proof

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Google Pixel 3 XL ($880) is a sleek, powerful smartphone that offers many ways to streamline your life with Google. Most impressive is its 12.2 megapixel camera, which will help you capture clear and beautiful photos. The 6.3-inch display’s crystal-clear resolution, durable construction, and longer battery life (compared to the Pixel 3) of the Pixel 3 XL are qualities any new user will appreciate. Despite a couple drawbacks like a singular USB-C port, we highly recommend this user-friendly smartphone. Camera quality is… Read More

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Utah man found dead in his Millcreek home identified

MILLCREEK — Unified police have identified the man killed inside his Millcreek home Monday. The body of Steven Richard Nyce, 61, was found Monday afternoon inside a house at 1280 E. 3770 South. Tyler James Vernon, 37, was arrested for investigation of murder. Just after 2 p.m., police were called to the house after witnesses say Vernon ran outside the house with bloody hands yelling that someone was hurt, said Unified Police Sgt. Melody Gray. The first arriving officers found Nyce deceased, she said. Investigators believe both men lived in the house, but it was not immediately known how they were associated. A possible motive for the crime was still… Read More

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