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The Ideal Status Length Is 100 Characters For Twitter, 40 For Facebook

No one wants to read a social media status that feels like a book. According to Buffer, there might be “ideal” lengths for getting the most responses.


Hide And Show Desktop Icons On OS X With An Automator Service

A cluttered desktop is not only distracting, it can slow down your Mac. If you want to temporarily hide your Mac’s desktop icons, you can do so with a simple AppleScript and Automator.


Everything You Need To Know About Optimising Your Wi-Fi In One Video

Getting crappy Wi-Fi reception on one side of your house? This video details a number of ways to boost your reception, both simple and complex — in only 5 minutes.


Do You Sleep Near Your Phone?

We all know we should avoid screens before bed and checking our email in the morning, yet many of us sleep with our phones right next to us. Do you?


The Many Things You Can Do With A Middle Click On Your Mouse

That wheel in the middle of your mouse is good for more than just scrolling — in fact, the button can do quite a bit. Here are some of the oft-ignored shortcuts built into the middle mouse button.


Disable Android's 'High Volume Warning' With An Xposed Tweak

Android (rooted): Many Android phones have a popup that nags you whenever you turn your volume up to a certain level. If you’re rooted and have Xposed installed, you can disable this with a simple tweak.


How To Run A Portable Version Of Windows From A USB Drive

Ever wanted a copy of Windows you can take with you wherever you go, to use on any computer you want? Here’s how to install a portable version of Windows 8 on a USB hard drive that you can take anywhere.


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Download Music And TV Shows In Sequential Order With uTorrent

BitTorrent is great for downloading multiple files in a group, but you can actually download them in order with uTorrent — so you can start listening to that first track right away, before the whole torrent has downloaded.


Why Recipes Tell You To Slice Meat 'Against The Grain'

You’ve probably heard that you should slice meat “against the grain,” but why exactly? And how do you figure out where the grain is? Kenji López-Alt at Serious Eats explains it all.


Top 10 Relationship Challenges You Can Overcome

It doesn’t matter whether you’re going on your first date your getting married, living together or long distance: we could all use a little relationship advice. Here are 10 tough relationship situations we’ve covered over the years, and how to tackle them.