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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.


Slide Dial Makes Your Phone's Dialler Accessible From Any App

Android: When you need to make a call, Slide Dial provides access with a single swipe, from anywhere on your phone. There’s no need to switch to the home screen and then the dialler, or use the task manager. You can call up the dial pad from any app.


Last App Switcher Switches Between Your Last Two Apps With A Tap

On your TV remote, you probably have a button that lets you switch back and forth between two channels. Last App Switcher works in the same way for the two most recently used apps on your Android handset.


Swipe To The Right To Copy 1Password Passwords

1Password is a great tool for remembering your passwords. Here’s a little shortcut for the mobile app you might not know: swipe to the right over a password to copy it.


Compose Emails And Search Your Gmail Inbox From Chrome's Address Bar

Chrome’s omnibar can be used for more than just searching and typing URLs. If you use Gmail, you can use the address bar to search your emails and compose new messages.


Create Reminders And Calendar Events From The Google Search Bar

As long as you’re logged in to your Google account, creating new reminders or appointments on your calendar is as easy as visiting the Google homepage and typing into the search bar. You don’t have to open reminders specifically, or go right to your calendar — Google will handle the rest.


Navigate Through A Song On Android With The Lockscreen Controls

One of the neatest features of stock Android is the lockscreen controls that appear while you’re listening to music. What you might not have known is that you can long-press them to jump to a specific part of a song.