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Want The Reverse Of A Keyboard Shortcut? Use The Shift Key

Tab and Space are common keyboard shortcuts if you want to move to the next field in a form and scroll down a page in a browser. But how about doing the opposite? That’s when the Shift key comes to the rescue.


Double-Tap Your Android's Power Button To Launch The Camera

Your phone is probably the easiest camera to whip out at a moment’s notice. To shave precious seconds off the launch time of your camera, double-tap the power button on your device.


Batch Resize Images In OS X With This Automator Script

If you need to resize a bunch of images on your Mac, Automator is the way to do it in one fell swoop. 9to5Mac shows off how to quickly make your own Automator service for doing just that.


Eight Useful Microsoft Excel Shortcuts Worth Memorising

Many of us live and die by our spreadsheets, but every true spreadsheet ninja has to start somewhere. These helpful, Excel shortcuts can help you save time and get more done. From highlighting every cell at once to quickly copying formulas, they’re a refresher for experts and worth remembering for beginners.


Divide Any Length In Half, Without Using Maths

You don’t need a calculator to quickly find the center of something that’s an odd length, such as 37 5/8 inches (95cm). The smart folks at This Old House show us two ways to quickly divide a length in half using just your tape measure.


All The Useful iPhone Landscape Features You May Have Forgotten

Back when it launched, Apple made a big deal out of the fact you could turn your iPhone sideways and get a different view of an app. These days, many of us keep rotation lock on and don’t switch to landscape mode unless we’re watching videos. If that sounds like you, you’re missing out on some useful features.


How To Build A Cheap DIY, Programmable Macro Keypad

Custom macro keypads are great for shortcuts in video games, document editing, or anywhere else a good keyboard shortcut comes in handy. The problem is they tend to get expensive, especially when you look at higher-end models. Luckily, it’s easy and cheap to build your own.


Swipe To Shut Down A Windows Touchscreen PC With This Shortcut

Have a Windows touchscreen laptop or tablet and want to control it more with taps and swipes? Here’s a “slide to shutdown” shortcut for you.


Seven Advanced Excel Features You Should Be Using [Infographic]

Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don’t see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and conditional formatting. If you’re just using excel to sum and chart columns, this graphic can show you some other tools to help you become the spreadsheet ninja you always wanted to be.


Make Polenta In About 15 Minutes With This Shortcut

Polenta usually requires a substantial amount of hands-on time. If it’s a weeknight and you don’t have time for all that stirring and whisking, try this quickie method.


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