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Switch Audio Playback Devices Easier In The Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows: On top of the big new features (and a few awful bugs), Windows 10 packs some minor polish that makes your life a little easier. For example, it’s now a lot easier to switch which device you play your audio through.


Did You Know About These 'Underused' Features Of Visual Studio?

No one person could ever hope to master every shortcut an expansive IDE such as Visual Studio has to offer. The best thing you can do is get a handle on the most useful ones, though “most useful” doesn’t mean “well-known”, as Microsoft’s Scott Hanselman highlights.


Clever Keyboard Shortcuts For Facebook, Twitter, YouTube And More [Infographic]

Keeping your hands off the mouse and on the keyboard can be a big time saver, but only if you know the shortcuts that make navigating the web easy in the first place. This cheat sheet is packed with keyboard shortcuts for common features on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and even a few for Ello.


Add Slack-Style Emoji Substitutions To Your Mac

Searching for and using Emoji on a Mac is a bit frustrating, so over on GitHub, user warpling shares their set of substitutions that makes it easier to place emoji anywhere you need them.


Change The Location (And Shortcut) For The Download Folder In Windows

Tweaking Windows’ built-in functionality usually involves a trip to the Registry, but sometimes you get lucky. Take the venerable Downloads folder and its shortcut in Windows Explorer — it’s extremely simple to change.


Ditch The Oven And Make Delicious, Quick Croutons On The Stove

Making homemade croutons for a salad is usually a process that’s easy enough, but you have to fire up the oven to do it. This method from Bon Appetit shows you how to do it on the stove in a fraction of the time, and infuse a ton of herb and garlic flavour.


Use Marks To Quickly Navigate Through The OS X Command Line

Mac: The best part of working in the command line is the fact you never really need to touch your mouse, but navigating through the commands you’ve used can be a bit cumbersome. Over on How-To Geek, they point out a simple way to jump between prior commands using the mark feature.


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.


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