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Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 15, 2019 at 18:03.

Quickly Convert Between Fahrenheit and Celsius Without a Calculator

Quickly Convert Between Fahrenheit and Celsius Without a Calculator

If you live in one of the few countries that use the Fahrenheit temperature scale (that would be the United States, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Liberia, Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands), you may not be used to dealing in Celsius. But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t pop up from time to time, like in recipes from other parts of the world or on a trip...

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 15, 2019 at 17:05.

Build a Tiny, Portable Wi-Fi File Sharing Beacon

Build a Tiny, Portable Wi-Fi File Sharing Beacon

Ever needed to share a bunch of files with a group of people but didn't feel like carrying on your laptop to do it? Over on Node, Chris Robinson put together a guide for building a tiny file sharing beacon that shares anything you put onto its micro SD card.

The box here is about the size of a box of Tic-Tacs. Inside is about $35 worth of stuff, including a micro SD Wi-Fi adapter that shares...

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 15, 2019 at 12:03.

Slidebox Quickly Organizes iOS Photos Into Albums

Slidebox Quickly Organizes iOS Photos Into Albums

iOS: Sorting through and organizing photos is a problem for most of us and one that hasn’t really been solved despite a ton of attempts. Slidebox keeps things simple by allowing you to organize your photos with a few quick gestures.

Once you connect Slidebox to your photo library, you can delete photo with an upward swipe, or toss them into an album with a tab. You can also compare similar...

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 15, 2019 at 11:28.

Tell Your Boss You're Overwhelmed with Work with These Scripts

Tell Your Boss You're Overwhelmed with Work with These Scripts

We all know that it’s tough to say no to work sometimes, but it’s often also about figuring out how to prioritize when bosses, clients, and colleagues keep piling more on your plate. The Muse put together a few helpful scripts for dealing with this problem.

The gist here is pretty simple: explain that you’re busy right now, but can help at some point, or ask if you need to prioritize. Here’s...

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 15, 2019 at 01:46.

Create a Plan A and a Plan B When Requesting Vacation Time

Create a Plan A and a Plan B When Requesting Vacation Time

In some offices with some managers, making a vacation request isn’t as simple as giving the dates you want off. For those situations, Harvard Business Review suggests offering up a couple of different options when you can.

If your office culture balks at vacation requests, it’s tough to broach the subject. To make that conversation easier, offering two plans gives your boss an option to...

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 14, 2019 at 21:38.

Apple delayed the release of watchOS 2, which was supposed to come out today alongside iOS 9

Apple delayed the release of watchOS 2, which was supposed to come out today alongside iOS 9

Apple delayed the release of watchOS 2, which was supposed to come out today alongside iOS 9. Apple’s citing a bug that’s taking longer to fix than expected. No release date is set at the moment. [TechCrunch]

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 14, 2019 at 18:43.

Hipmunk's "Trip Planning" Feature Groups and Shares Searches 

Hipmunk's "Trip Planning" Feature Groups and Shares Searches 

Hipmunk, one of your favorite travel booking sites , is rolling out a new feature today that makes booking vacations a little easier. You can now create specific trip names, then save all your search queries within that trip. This makes planning a lot easier.

Every time you make a search, you can save those search results in your trip, so you can see all those different search...

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 14, 2019 at 14:34.

Instantly Flatten a Directory in OS X with a Terminal Command

Instantly Flatten a Directory in OS X with a Terminal Command

Sometimes we all go a little too nuts on making folders inside of folders and you just need to flatten the whole thing down to one. OS X Daily shows off a handy Terminal command for just that.

When you have directories inside of other directories, you end up losing track of files pretty quickly. To smash the whole thing down into one directory, a simple Terminal command is all you need. In...

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 14, 2019 at 11:19.

The newest version of Java for Mac has joined the list of apps that come bundled with crapware, in t

The newest version of Java for Mac has joined the list of apps that come bundled with crapware, in t

The newest version of Java for Mac has joined the list of apps that come bundled with crapware , in this case, an Ask.com toolbar. When you're installing the newest version of Java, you'll be prompted to install the Ask.com toolbar. It's easy to miss during the installation process if you're just clicking "Next," so be vigilant when you're installing it and you'll be safe. [ZDNet]

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Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 14, 2019 at 06:51.

Why Your 'Check Engine' Light Is On

Why Your 'Check Engine' Light Is On

You’re driving home from work one day when the check engine light pops on. It comes on without warning and offers no explanation. What do you do?

As Jalopnik has pointed out , the check engine light is one of the most frustrating and confusing warnings. It’s just a light, with no information telling you what the problem is. It’s a cry from a baby with no explanation. But you can take some...

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 13, 2019 at 06:47.

Build a Kid-Friendly Video Player with a Raspberry Pi

Build a Kid-Friendly Video Player with a Raspberry Pi

Sometimes, the kids just want to watch some videos, but you don’t want to give them full control over your expensive devices. Over on Instructables, craighissett shows you how to build a kid-friendly video player using a Raspberry Pi .

The project hooks up a Raspberry Pi to a screen, some batteries, and a bunch of buttons to control the video. The software needed to get those buttons working...

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 13, 2019 at 04:46.

TodayRemote Controls Your Mac's Music from the iOS Notification Center

TodayRemote Controls Your Mac's Music from the iOS Notification Center

Mac/iOS: Apple has a handy remote for controlling iTunes from your phone, but it's limited to iTunes and requires you to actually open it. TodayRemote works from the Notification Center, and controls Spotify, Rdio, VLC, or Vox.

Once you install the iOS app and the companion Mac app, you'll simply pair the two together, and start controlling your music right away. If you want to unlock...

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 13, 2019 at 04:11.

Google is pushing out an update to Gmail today that adds in hundreds more themes and new emoji

Google is pushing out an update to Gmail today that adds in hundreds more themes and new emoji

Google is pushing out an update to Gmail today that adds in hundreds more themes and new emoji. The update’s trickling out to users right now [Gmail Blog].

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 13, 2019 at 03:19.

Write Text in Any Editor and Send it Anywhere with Keyboard Maestro

Write Text in Any Editor and Send it Anywhere with Keyboard Maestro

Keyboard Maestro is a powerful automation tool for Mac that can do all sorts of things. Over on MacStories, they show how to use it so you can write text in any app, then automatically send it elsewhere with a quick keyboard shortcut.

A Beginner's Guide to Automating Your Mac with Keyboard Maestro

Macs have all kinds of great automation tools, but Keyboard Maestro is easily the most...

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 13, 2019 at 00:36.

Apple's Music Memos Makes Recording Song Idea Snippets on the Fly Fast and Easy

Apple's Music Memos Makes Recording Song Idea Snippets on the Fly Fast and Easy

iOS: Apple’s released a new app, called Music Memos, that tries to make capturing those song ideas you have on the go a little bit easier.

In typical Apple fashion, Music Memos is dead simple. When you open the app, you’re presented with a big button to record. Tap that (or set it to record automatically), and you can start recording your idea for a song immediately. When you’re done, Music...

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 12, 2019.

Build Your Own Portable, Rechargeable Desk Lamp

Build Your Own Portable, Rechargeable Desk Lamp

Lamps aren't particularly expensive, but if you want to make your own little portable lamp, Instructables user Saiyam has a guide to make one with a rechargeable power source.

The build here isn't too complicated, but you'll need to know a little about electronics to get the job done. The total cost is only about $5. The end result is an super bright little lamp that you can move around to...

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 12, 2019.

What Chrome's Bundled Plug-Ins Actually Do

What Chrome's Bundled Plug-Ins Actually Do

Chrome doesn't rely much on plug-ins, but when you load up Chrome for the first time, it's already packed with five of them. How-To Geek explains what the heck they actually do.

If you've ever popped over to your chrome://plugins page, you've probably seen some weird names like "Widevine Content Decryption Module" and wondered what exactly they do (and if you can disable them). So, here are...

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 12, 2019.

Build a Simple, Sturdy Table that Flattens for Easy Storage

Build a Simple, Sturdy Table that Flattens for Easy Storage

Whether you need a project table for hobbies or you just need something when guests are around, Make shows you how to build a simple little table that assembles in seconds and folds flat for easy storage.

The table's super cheap and very easy to build with just a sheet of plywood, some screws, dowels, and a few hinges. It's technically made for children, but you can easily adjust the lengths...

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 12, 2019.

CARROT Weather Comes to Mac and the iOS App Gets Improvements to Match

CARROT Weather Comes to Mac and the iOS App Gets Improvements to Match

Mac/iOS: CARROT Weather is a goofy, fun take on boring old weather forecasts that makes checking the weather a little more entertaining. Today, it’s launching on Mac alongside some improvements to the iOS app.

CARROT Weather Adds a Little Humor to Your Weather Forecast

iPhone/iPad: The CARROT line of apps is best known for snarky productivity software like CARROT,…

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Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 12, 2019.

Evernote announced a new pay tier today

Evernote announced a new pay tier today

Evernote announced a new pay tier today. Aside from the free, basic version of Evernote, there’s now Evernote Plus and Evernote Premium. Plus will run you $2.99/month and includes 1GB of uploads, offline access, and more. Premium is $5.99/month and gets you the same with unlimited uploads.

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