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21 Set/09

Use Dropbox to Sync OneNote Notebooks Across Multiple Computers [Onenote]

Use Dropbox to Sync OneNote Notebooks Across Multiple Computers [Onenote]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you read over our guide to using Dropbox for more than just file syncing and thought about how great it would be to use Dropbox for keeping your Microsoft OneNote notebooks synchronized in real time, you’re in luck. You could simply store the OneNote notebook you want to use in multiple locations within your Dropbox folder, just like any other document. OneNote however has support for multiple users which makes...

21 Set/09

What Music Helps You Get Things Done? [Ask The Readers]

What Music Helps You Get Things Done? [Ask The Readers]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Music is a personal choice, but most of us can’t really sort emails to Slayer or hit tight deadlines with ambient drones. When you need to get things done, relax, or get creative, what tunes do you turn to? Photo by notrealistic. Gina’s previously recommended Groove Salad as a go-to productivity station, and our readers have suggested their best study tracks. We all work different aspects of our job at different...

20 Set/09

Turn Your Camera Phone into a Police-Style Dash Cam [DIY]

Turn Your Camera Phone into a Police-Style Dash Cam [DIY]

Whatever your motivation for wanting to have a dash-cam, this simple hack will help you capture your road travels with a car-mounted camera. Tim Cox wanted to turn his iPhone into a Cops-style dash cam. He decided to take the simplest approach possible and simply cut a hole in his windshield-mounted iPhone holder that matched up to the camera on the iPhone. Now when his phone is mounted into the holder, he has a nice view of the road through its videwfinder—almost as if he were recording...




19 Set/09

Use Zip Ties to Better Secure Pegboards [Clever Uses]

Use Zip Ties to Better Secure Pegboards [Clever Uses]

Last week we shared a commercial solution for securing your loose pegboard pegs. We’re back to share a cheaper and more effective solution, courtesy of an industrious reader. Kim disliked Peg Locks, the product we highlighted last week, because they take up two holes on each side of the peg you’re trying to secure, and they never seemed to stay put for his. When he put up new peg boards in his workspace, he decided to use zip ties instead. You can loop them through a single...

19 Set/09

RemainInPlay Offers 20 Years of Free Retro Games [Downloads]

RemainInPlay Offers 20 Years of Free Retro Games [Downloads]

If you’re hankering for some nostalgic video game action this weekend, you’re in luck. Check out this selection, spanning the last 20 years or so, of commercial games released as freeware. There are a variety of web sites that catalog old games—the MakeUseOf link catalogs a number of them—but RemainInPlay takes a unique angle. Rather than include any free games from past, they only archive games that were once commercial products and released again as freeware. What...

18 Set/09

Use Vinegar and Baking Soda to Recharge Your Towels [Laundry]

Use Vinegar and Baking Soda to Recharge Your Towels [Laundry]

Towels would seem to be such a utilitarian object that they could never need any sort of optimization. As your towels age however, their absorbency decreases. Boost them back to their glory days with this simple hack. Photo by evelynishere. If you’re in the habit of using the amount of detergent recommended on the bottle, which is almost always way more than you need, and then hitting towels with fabric softener or dryer sheets you’re setting yourself up for towels that lose...

18 Set/09

Hulu Testing Subscription-Based Service Internally [Streaming Video]

Hulu Testing Subscription-Based Service Internally [Streaming Video]

According to the Streaming Media blog, popular video streaming web site Hulu is in the process of internally testing a subscription service. It’s not the first time we’ve heard of the idea of paying for Hulu, and when we asked you about it, most of you said you’d go back to BitTorrent before paying for Hulu. Still, if Hulu were to keep a fair amount of its content free and ad-supported, as it is now, a subscription service for more offerings doesn’t seem completely...

17 Set/09

Remains of the Day: Google Uses You to Read Books Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Remains of the Day: Google Uses You to Read Books Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Google acquires reCaptcha, the coolest human-assisted book-digitizing technology on the planet, CNET helps you use the Zune with your Mac, and Opera Turbo gets a good workout. Teaching computers to read: Google acquires reCAPTCHA In an effort to boost their book-reading and -digitizing abilities, Google purchases reCaptcha, my favorite ingenious technology of the decade. [Official Google Blog] How Good is Opera Turbo? When you’re browsing the internet on a slow connection, Opera...

17 Set/09

Zune Desktop Player Updates to 4.0 [Downloads]

Zune Desktop Player Updates to 4.0 [Downloads]

Windows only: Microsoft’s Zune HD was released yesterday and it looks great, but whether you’ve got the latest Zune, an older model, or just like the Zune desktop player, Zune 4.0 brings new features and an improved look to desktop music players. The Zune player sets itself apart from iTunes in one important way (not including the whole iPod vs. Zune support). As the Zune marketing folks put it: “Browse music, not spreadsheets.” That is to say, the Zune player doesn’t...

17 Set/09

Ditch Your Cellphone Contract with Attention to the Fine Print [Cellphones]

Ditch Your Cellphone Contract with Attention to the Fine Print [Cellphones]

Being locked into a less-than-favorable cellphone contract doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t worm your way out. If more conventional methods like trading out of a contract don’t do the trick, video site Howcast offers other more extreme ways to duck out. Among their suggestions is to take advantage of the “material adverse change” clause in your contract. In laymen terms, this means looking for even the slightest change to your original signed contract,...