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Make Conversions With Google Even Easier With An Equals Sign

I’ve long known that Google will convert between units if you type a query into the search engine (or your browser search bar), such as “50 miles kilometres”. I hadn’t realised that if you simply use an equals sign, Google will make an educated guess at the unit you’re aiming for.


LinkSwipe Shares Links With Swipe Gestures

Android: When you see a link, you might not always want to do the same action when you tap it. LinkSwipe lets you set five presets so that you can tap and swipe in different directions to perform different actions.


TapPath Shares Links On Android With A Single, Double Or Triple Tap

Android: Android’s Share menu is a little clunky. Instead of scrolling to the app you want, TapPath lets you use single, double and triple taps to share links to your most frequent apps.


Macro Xposed Module Brings Text Expansion To Any Android Keyboard

Android (root): Text expansion is one of the most useful features of desktop operating systems. On mobile, they’re a bit more rare. You can use shortcuts in the stock Android keyboard, but the Macro/Text Expansion Xposed module is for you if you want expansion everywhere.


Contact Center Simplifies Sharing On iOS

iPhone: Launch Center Pro is one of the best launchers on the iPhone, but it’s a bit confusing to use. Contact Center comes to us from the same developer, but it simplifies the process of quickly sharing and sending notes to friends.


Cheetyr Is A Searchable Shortcut Cheat Sheet For Designers And Devs

If you’re a regular user of Photoshop, Illustrator or do general web development, you probably find yourself drowning in a flood of keyboard shortcuts. Cheetyr helps make sense of them with a searchable database of keyboard shortcuts for several common apps and services.


Remotely Lock Your Mac With A Launch Center Pro Shortcut

Putting your Mac to sleep from your phone is handy when you leave the room and forget to secure your computer. Blogger Rick Stawarz shows that it’s easy to make this happen using the iPhone app, Launch Center Pro, then Dropbox and Hazel on your Mac.


Find Your Computer's BIOS Version From The Command Line

The next time you update your PC or try to troubleshoot compatibility problems, you’ll may need to know your current BIOS. You could reboot the computer, but it’s much easier to use the Windows command line utility.


Top 10 Tips And Tricks We Learned From The Military

You pick up unique, useful skills in the military — not just for special ops, but also often applicable to everyday life. Here are ten of the most interesting ones we’ve learned over the years.


Bring Back The Shutdown Dialog When You Press The Mac Power Button

Pressing the Mac power button in OS X Mavericks puts your Mac to sleep. A simple Terminal command can change it to display the shutdown dialog instead.