Posts Tagged ‘helpful hacks’

Schrödinger Smart Inbox Makes You Respond to Important Emails

Schrödinger Smart Inbox Makes You Respond to Important Emails

More often than not, email inboxes are a mess. Facebook birthday reminders, notifications of sales on Amazon, and the dozens of other sites you’re likely registered on tend to fill up inboxes faster than most people can manage. The result is either obsessive-compulsively reading every message that comes your way, or simply letting it all ...

Sign Up for Multiple Trial Accounts with One Gmail Account

Sign Up for Multiple Trial Accounts with One Gmail Account

The world of subscription-based internet services revolves around a practice that is essentially the bedrock from which a new website gains the trust and loyalty of new users: the free trial. Whether it be Hulu+, an online video game, or Amazon Prime, the internet loves throwing two-week trials at you, because most websites realize that ...

Run Windows XP from Windows 8

Run Windows XP from Windows 8

Windows XP is undeniably one of the best operating systems of all time. During its day in the sun as Microsofts flagship OS, XP garnered a reputation for ease of access, simplicity in design, and reliability in a way that few operating systems made before or since could match, so much so that a large ...

Watch Blocked YouTube Videos with ProxTube

Watch Blocked YouTube Videos with ProxTube

There’s something particularly rankling about regional video restrictions on the internet. Despite all assertions that the internet is a free and open medium in which anyone from any corner of the globe can interact with anyone else, the laws of individual countries often throw up roadblocks for people attempting to watch certain videos that their ...

F.lux: Saving Your Eyes From Strain

F.lux: Saving Your Eyes From Strain

Strain your eyes less while studying with this helpful program. It’s been said time and time again that long-hours spent in front of the computer screen is a good way of causing eyestrain, and even makes it more difficult to sleep. By flooding your eyes with light, you’re more likely to stay awake longer than ...

How To:  Destroy Procrastination (All Platforms)

How To: Destroy Procrastination (All Platforms)

A new semester is starting for all of us. What’s our common enemy? Procrastination. But what is the demon I speak of? Well, industrial psychologist Piers Steel of the University of Calgary thinks he has procrastination all figured out: Steel developed the equation U = E x V / I x D, where U is ...