BarTab is a popular add-on for Firefox, preventing tabs from a previous session from loading until you activate them. Anyone who keeps 20+ tabs open knows the primordial sadness of watching one’s browser struggle with the load of restoring such a large number of tabs simultaneously. Now, Chrome users can enjoy the benefits of the add-on with an extension called FooTab.
Many tools exist to automate the task of renaming a bunch of files or monitoring folders for changes, but there’s no need to have several apps to cover these activities, when a single program will do. Check5 for Windows is one such utility, offering a variety of operations to tinker with your files and folders.
Recognising bad habits is one thing, doing something about them is an entirely different problem. Trying to instantly adapt to a new state of “normal” — a state where the habit doesn’t exist or at least persists in a less harmful incarnation — can not only be overwhelming, but disruptive. There are, however, ways to make the task less difficult.
MIT’s Scratch, developed by the institution’s Lifelong Kindergarten group, recently underwent an overhaul, with the wraps taken off the new version a few days ago. The visual programming tool is designed to teach children how to code, but there’s nothing stopping anyone from giving it a crack.
When I was younger — much younger — I once opened a tin can using the sharp end of a garden sprinkler. It’s not something I’m proud of (now), but hunger and a lack of common sense got the better of me. If only my adolescent self had been able to watch this video, I’d have had a safer (and MacGyver-approved) way of accessing the delicious contents of that can.
When it first come out, the world went a bit crazy over Wii Fit and its included accessory, the “Balance Board”. A few years on though, and how many people still use the software, let alone the hardware? If you’d like to put the gaming gadget back to work without having to fire up your console, you should check out FitScales.
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve groaned after learning the simplest of technology-related time savers — say, auto-resizing columns in Windows. In this TED video, CBS’ David Pogue covers ten similar shortcuts to speed up your daily computer and gadget interactions.
Today’s the day the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available in-store at various telco outlets and what better way to celebrate the acquisition of your fancy new Android-powered gadget than rooting it for added flexibility?