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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,...

16 Set/09

Remains of the Day: Jailbreak Your iPhone 3.1 Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Remains of the Day: Jailbreak Your iPhone 3.1 Edition [For What It’s Worth]

The iPhone Dev team jailbreaks iPhone 3.1 (for some), Bing is buggier than Google, and voice chat is making its way to Facebook. 3 • fun! The iPhone Dev Team has released a new Pwnage Tool for the iPhone 3.1 update. The catch: It currently doesn’t work on the 3GS or the 2nd or 3rd generation iPod touch. The first release is for OS X only, but the Dev Team blog claims support for other devices and Windows will come in the near future. [Dev Team] Testing 1-2-3: Announcing Facebook...

16 Set/09

Apply the "Art of the Small" to Get Tasks Done [Productivity]

Apply the "Art of the Small" to Get Tasks Done [Productivity]

You’ve got a myriad ways to procrastinate, but unsurprisingly none of them will help you meet that looming deadline. Next time the distraction urge hits, weblog Zen Habits suggests thinking small instead of not thinking at all. Photo by shermeee. According to Zen’s Leo Babauta, thinking small is less intimidating and therefore creates less friction in your workflow. The more friction you face, the lower the odds are that you’ll plow speedily through a given task. “But...

16 Set/09

Effectively Work a Crowd by Searching Out Clusters [Communication]

Effectively Work a Crowd by Searching Out Clusters [Communication]

Extroverts and social butterflies thrive on mingling, but for the more introverted crew, “getting out there” can be less than appealing. Here are some suggestions on how to effectively work a crowd of strangers. Alexis Bauer presented her ideas on how to work a crowd during a 5 minute talk at self-described “geek culture” presentation show Ignite. According to Alexis, one of the keys to working a crowd is to seek out groups or clusters of people instead of making...

15 Set/09

Customize Your Web Modifies Web Pages to Your Liking [Downloads]

Customize Your Web Modifies Web Pages to Your Liking [Downloads]

Firefox on Windows: If you’ve always wanted to modify websites with Stylish and/or Greasemonkey but lack the CSS or JavaScript chops, Customize Your Web lets non-developers change the appearance of web pages and add functionality to them. Using Customize Your Web’s WYSIWYG editor, you can change the appearance of elements, hide them, or copy and paste them somewhere else in the page. You can also add keyboard navigation or auto-executing macros. For advanced users, Customize...

14 Set/09

Use Dropbox for More Than Just File Syncing [Dropbox]

Use Dropbox for More Than Just File Syncing [Dropbox]

Ever since Lifehacker turned me on to Dropbox, it’s become one of the most essential pieces in my daily workflow. Sure it syncs files extremely well, but Dropbox is an excellent tool for so much more. Dropbox, at its core, is a simple file synchronization utility that stores your data in the cloud and makes it accessible across Windows, Mac, and Linux machines—or via the web interface from any browser. What sets Dropbox apart from other file syncing tools is that changes are...

14 Set/09

FocusBoosterLive is a Simple Web-Based Break Timer [Timer]

FocusBoosterLive is a Simple Web-Based Break Timer [Timer]

Whether you need a timer to keep you on task or to remind you occasionally get off task and emerge from your office, FocusBoosterLive can help ensure the hours don’t slip away. We’re big fans of timers and time tracking, a simple timer is a great tool for keeping an eye on the time you have and reminding yourself to take ever important breaks. FocusBoosterLive is a web-based tool. You don’t need to remember your flash drive filled with portable applications or have permission...

14 Set/09

Intuit (Quicken) Buys Financial Site Mint [Personal Finance]

Intuit (Quicken) Buys Financial Site Mint [Personal Finance]

We just showed you how to use Mint to get a handle on your spending, but on the business end of the spectrum, it looks like the personal finance web site has been acquired by Intuit—a company that’s made its name with personal finance software like Quicken and TurboTax. On one hand, it’s kind of a shame seeing Mint go into the hands of Intuit (we always like a little healthy competition), but on the other hand, people may be much more likely to drop their paranoia and...

13 Set/09

Turn a 55-Gallon Drum into a Barbecue [DIY]

Turn a 55-Gallon Drum into a Barbecue [DIY]

Your BBQ and grilling exploits don’t require a premium barbecue—in fact with a little scavenging you can be sporting a spacious grill for very little cash outlay. Follow this simple tutorial to turn a 55-gallon drum into a grill. Barbecuing is a forgiving process. You need meat, heat, and a place to combine the two for an extended period of time. A steel 55-gallon drum has a large volume—great for keeping a stable temperature—and a broad cross section for laying...

13 Set/09

SimplyIcon Makes Icon Creation a Snap [Downloads]

SimplyIcon Makes Icon Creation a Snap [Downloads]

Windows: If you don’t want to spend time micro-designing an icon and you’ve already got a source image, SimplyIcon makes creating your buttons and icons a drag-and-drop matter. Download the SimplyIcon package, extract the executable and DLL file to a folder, run the program, and you’re presented with a simple dialogue box and the instructions to drag and drop an image onto it. Once you drag and drop the image, SimplyIcon creates a variety of icon files in various sizes—up...

12 Set/09

Keep Your Peg Boards Organized with Peg Locks [Stuff We Like]

Keep Your Peg Boards Organized with Peg Locks [Stuff We Like]

Pegboards are a home and garage organizer’s best friend. Pegs and pegboards don’t always fit together snugly, but that shouldn’t mean you’re stuck picking up loose pegs off the floor. Secure them with Peg Locks. What are Peg Locks? A simple and cheap piece of plastic that secures your metal pegboard pegs to the two adjacent holes. There’s nothing complicated about them, and they cost a mere $1.88 per pack of 25. At just shy of 8 cents per Peg Lock, it’s...