How Melbourne Cup Betting Works

For those casual punters looking to make their one yearly bet on the horses at the Melbourne Cup, we take a quick look at how the odds and payouts work and what (if any) sensible betting choices can be made.


Smigin Lets You Build And Learn Useful Phrases In Different Languages

iOS: If you’re travelling internationally — or want to make simple conversation with a non-English speaker — the Smigin app on iOS lets you build phrases quickly, gives you native pronunciation, and lets you save important phrases as favourites to use later on.


Wavemon Monitors Your Raspberry Pi's Wi-Fi From The Command Line

If you’re running your Raspberry Pi in headless mode, it’s difficult to troubleshoot Wi-Fi problems. Raspberry Pi Spy points to Wavemon, a Linux utility that also happens to work great on the Raspberry Pi in the command line.


Don't Pause! Stops Notifications From Interrupting Your Music

Android: You’re grooving to music on your device and suddenly there’s a quick pause — every time you get an email, text message or other notifications. Don’t Pause! prevents these annoying interruptions.


Yummly Suggests Recipes Based On Cooking Skill, Weather And More

iOS/Web: Yummly returns search results based on dietary restrictions and preferences. It also makes recipe suggestions based on things like location, weather, time and your shopping list.


Get The Most Out Of Your Rotary Tool With These Attachments

I love finding new uses for tools that I already own. A rotary tool — often referred to as a Dremel, echoing one of the most popular brand names — has a lot of attachments and potential applications. Here’s an overview of the types of attachments available and some potential uses.


This Chart Helps You Choose The Best Sunglasses For Your Face Shape

Different sunglasses look better on different faces. Sure, you could try them all out until you find one that works, but if you need a little help, here’s an infographic that will help narrow it down for you.


Make Photoshop Edits In Empty Layers Instead Of Existing Ones

Ever edit a photo, save, and then decide you don’t like the edits you made? To avoid starting over, create an empty layer in Photoshop and make your edits on top of that.


How To Stick To A Writing Schedule

The more you write the better you get at it. Whether you’re blogging for money or writing for yourself — perhaps for November’s NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month — here are some tips to develop a writing habit.


Norbert Finds And Verifies People's Email Addresses With Their Name

With Norbert, you can find someone’s email address by simply typing in their first name, last name and the domain name where you think they work.