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10 Simple Techniques For Photoshop Beginners

Adobe's Creative Cloud has opened Photoshop up to more beginners than ever thanks to its affordable per-month subscription price tag. Here are ten super useful things to learn how to do if you're using the software for the first time. Read More >>

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How to Take Christmas Photos That Aren't Terrible

Family gatherings over Chrimbo are the ripest events of the year for photo-documentation. Rather than leaving the task to Aunt Edna, take those reins yourself. You can capture the finest damn pictures this family has ever seen! Read More >>

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You've Been Wrapping Your MacBook Charger Wrong This Whole Time

Did you know there's a right and a wrong way to wrap your MacBook charger? Curl it up in a ball, and it'll probably break eventually. But wrap it like you see in the picture above, and it's going to last a whole lot longer. Read More >>

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Debunking 30 Life Hacks That Don't Actually Make Your Life Better

Our obsession with hacking life to become more efficient beings of human knows no end. We bookmark links that promise to make picnicking more enjoyable; we scour the internet for kitchen tricks and watch endless videos that promise anywhere from 7 to 101 life changing tips. But how often do these life hacks actually stick? 1 out of every 100? Every thousand? It's like sifting for gold. Read More >>

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How to Use Android and iOS Together in (Mostly) Harmony

You don't have to fully commit yourself to either Android or iOS, and there are many of us that make use of both major mobile operating systems simultaneously. That said, Android and iOS don't always work very happily together. No worries, though; we're here to tell you the best ways to make sure your Nexus 4 and your iPad play nice.
The bad news is there aren't always perfect solutions available, both Google and Apple are keen to lock users into their respective ecosystems as much as they possibly can. The good news is there are plenty of tools and tricks you can use to make a cross platform life as straightforward as possible. Read More >>

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Eight Everyday Products That You're Totally Using Wrong

It's the little things, really. The little things that slightly annoy you, that hover and buzz around you to make you a little less patient and a little more cranky. And when you're feeling a little off, little problems snowball into big problems and you're wondering why the hell you're screaming at your co-worker for no good reason. So solve the little things. Here are eight ways to fix a few little problems and change the way you use everyday products. [BuzzFeed Video] Read More >>

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The Perfect Parody Video to Every Life Hacking Video Ever

For every awesome life hack and tip you see on the Internet, there are thousands more that seem so complicated that they seem like they would make life harder. This parody video by KipKay—who actually comes up with awesome life hacks—hilariously pokes fun of those types of useless, ridiculous tips. Like using your sandals to hold your gun. Or a blowtorch for butter. It's a fantastic commentary on lifehacking. [KipKay] Read More >>

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7 Quick Tips That Will Make Your Life a Lot Easier

Need a cheap stand for your iPad? Or what about creating a smartphone stand with sunglasses? Did you know a piece of tape could work wonders on an SD card? The helpful folks at Household Hackers have continued their quick and simple life hack videos with seven new ones. I like the idea of misting the heck out of annoying flies. [Household Hacker] Read More >>

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10 Lifehacks That Will Make Your Summer Even More Awesome

Summer was always great growing up because it meant no school. Summer is still great now because of barbecues, ice cream, Pimms, (occasional) sunbathing and the fact that we don't have school anymore. Read More >>

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How to Save Offline Maps in the New Google Maps for iOS

Saving offline maps in Google Maps 2.0 is a sneaky 'easter egg' type feature that'll make Google Maps on iOS even better. You won't need to rely on a data connection, you'll get your maps faster and it'll make things work better. So how do you save offline maps on the iOS version of Google Maps? Read More >>

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What Are Your Hottest Tips For Browsing the Web Like a Boss?

With Google Reader finally dead and gone, it seems like as good a time as any to rethink the way we all look at the web. There's a whole wealth of browsers and widgets and apps and extensions out there that will try to alter your browsing experience. Some of them will change your life, other's won't. Read More >>

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Here's How to Install Windows 8.1 Preview In the UK

It seems a load of UK users are getting errors and being blocked from installing Microsoft's Windows 8.1 preview. It's something to do with the language version we install in the UK compared to our cousins in the US. Thankfully there's a work-around. Follow this to trick Windows 8.1 preview into installing. Read More >>

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Speed Up Your Samsung Galaxy S4's Home Button With a Little Tweak

Samsung threw the kitchen sink at the Galaxy S4, landing it with more software bloat features than you can shake a stick at. Unfortunately, S Voice slows down your home button, making it appear laggy when it totally shouldn't. Unless you actually use it regularly, simply disable that sucker to get back that zippy feel. Instructions at [Android Central] Read More >>

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New Gmail Tweak Lets You Schedule Calendar Events With Just a Click

If like millions of people you use Gmail to schedule meetings, and Google Calendar to keep track of them, this little interface improvement in Gmail is going to save you a bucket of time and headaches. Read More >>

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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Spotify Master

The digital music revolution continues at a frenetic pace — we'd only just turned in our CDs for MP3s when streaming services came along to upturn the apple cart again. There are now a whole host of streaming apps to choose from, but the original pioneer Spotify remains the biggest and the most well-known. Read More >>

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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Dropbox Master

Dropbox is a robust independent file syncing tool (which Apple once tried to buy) that recently hit the 100m user milestone. It's arguably the most popular cloud service around, and for good reason. Read More >>

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