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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.


Quickly Get To Your Phone's Battery Stats With This Shortcut

Android (5.0 and up): Android has a pretty powerful tool that allows you to see what’s been using your phone’s battery since it was last charged. If you’re using it often, this shortcut makes it easier to get to.


Learn The New Precision Touchpad Gestures For Windows 10

If you have a precision touchpad on your laptop, you also have a few new gestures you can use in Windows 10. You can quickly get to task view, alt+tab or show the desktop using three-finger gestures.


If You're Looking For A Shortcut, You're Doing The Wrong Work

There are a lot of ways to make a job easier, whether it’s losing weight, learning a new skill or cooking a fantastic dinner. But there’s a big difference between doing something more efficiently and avoiding the work altogether. There are no “big” shortcuts. If you’re spending more time looking for them than doing the thing you need to do, it’s time to re-evaluate why you’re doing it in the first place.


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