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Apple’s Summarize Service Makes Sure You Get Your Point Across

Sometimes when we write, we often include too many details and our focus gets lost. On the Mac, Apple's summarize service can help proofread your work to make sure you're saying what you intend. Read more...

Use a “Before” Picture to Avoid Getting Overwhelmed By Any Project

Working on a new project can be intimidating, especially when you see how far you still have to go. Try taking a picture when you start so you'll keep track of all you've accomplished. Read more...

Microsoft’s Upgraded EMET 5.0 Offers More Windows Protection

We recently covered Microsoft's lesser-known Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) that adds protection against malware. Microsoft recently upgraded it to version 5.0 with even more protection against Internet nasties. Read more...

Top 10 Ways to Find Your Career Path

If you're not sure which direction your career should go in, you're thinking about making a career change, or you just want to feel more fulfilled in your career, these ten tips might help. Read more...

Skip Taking Vacations in August to Increase Productivity

For many of us, August is the best time to take a vacation. However, if you're having trouble being productive at the office, you may want to travel during another month. Read more...

What To Eat After Exercise For The Best Recovery

Sports performance was once thought to be enhanced by practices such as drinking cognac before an Olympic marathon run. Thankfully, today’s nutrition strategies are more scientific and properly researched. More »      

Looking For A 2TB Hard Drive? Here's One For $79

It’s taken some time, but magnetic hard drives are starting to feel the squeeze from their flash-based successors. However, until they’re priced the same per gigabyte, the bulk of your data will remain stored on ever-more dense rotating platters. Show More Summary

Try Replacing Coffee With One Of These Alternatives

The world will never stop drinking coffee (and caffeinated beverages), much like it’ll never cease investigating supposedly healthier substitutes. Whether you’re trying to swear off the stuff, or just looking for something to alternate with, there are things you can try — from quaffing different potables to more physical activities. More »      

7 Rules That Keep My Life Simple

By Leo Babauta I enjoy creating a few simple rules to live by that take away some of the overwhelming decision making we need to make every day. Pre-think these decisions, formulate them into rules, and then just follow them, freeing your brain for more important decisions. Why should we need to give so much […]

This Week's Most Popular Posts: August 22nd to 29th

This week we listed the best tech upgrades you can make, inflated a mattress with a trash bag, offloaded some tasks to our phones, and cleaned up our Facebook feeds. Here's a look back. Read more...

Match Your Suit and Shoes Perfectly with This Cheat Sheet

If you're still learning how to dress a bit better, it can help to have some little "cheat sheets" on hand. This graphic from Slaters shows you what color shoes go with what color suits. Read more...

Why Disabling IPv6 Won’t Speed Up Your Internet Connection

Support for IPv6 is enabled by default in most operating systems, and legend has it that disabling it will increase your internet speed. That's not really true, and here's why. Read more...

Smart Traveler Provides Info to Keep You Safe Abroad

Android/iOS: If you're looking for detailed country information, the U.S. State Department's Smart Traveler app features profiles on an extensive list of countries. This collection of thorough info can come in handy before you take off, or while you're traveling. Read more...

Giveaway: Color Cloud Hammock

Every Friday is giveaway day. Comment to win! Note: Today is the last day to pre-order bundles for The Happiness of Pursuit Several years ago, three nomadic adventurers started a small business making and selling hammocks. The hammocks have since gone global, with sightings in more than 40 countries. I love these hammocks! We use…

Build an Intruder Detector with a Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a great little computer to use for a home surveillance system, but most of the projects we've seen have been a bit more advanced. Bitreactive put together a guide for a simple Raspberry Pi alarm that detects motion and sends you an SMS if something happens. Read more...

The Essential Tools You’ll Need for DIY Plumbing

It never hurts to be prepared, and while you never know what challenges might arise in a house, it's good to have the tools on hand to deal with any basic updates or repairs. Here are the tools you should consider having on hand for basic plumbing work. Read more...

Five Habits of Truly Effective Communicators

We all have room to polish our communication skills—some people want to be more assertive, others need help with conflict management, and still others find it hard to speak their minds in a group setting. Here are a few tips that can help you get your ideas across. Read more...

Batch Convert Text Files to Different Formats in Terminal

Converting texts between formats is a bit of a pain to do on a file-by-file basis, but thankfully, MacIssues shows how to convert text files in bulk using a simple terminal command. Read more...

A Flash Drive for Your Android, a Fleet of Roombas, 3M Command [Deals]

If you've ever wanted an easier way to move data on and off your Android phone, this 16GB flash drive includes a Micro USB plug and free file management software. If you're going on vacation and plan to take a lot of photos with your phone, this would be a great option for backing them up. [Sony 16GB MicroVault USB Flash Drive for Smartphones, $11] Read more...

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