Road Sign Mistake Reminds Us Why Accuracy Matters

We spend most of our time at Mind Your Language pointing out common spelling and grammar mistakes. Sometimes it’s worth reminding people of the consequences of a lax attitude to careful writing. This is one of those times.


How To Get Useful Buying Information From Tech Rumours

Over the next couple of weeks, Samsung and Apple are announcing new products — and like every release before and since, the rumour mill has been in overdrive. You will have encountered many contradictory rumours all around the internet, most of which are probably false. Here’s how to actually use tech rumours to make better purchasing decisions.


Talk About Social Media 'Rules' With Your Partner Ahead Of Time

Many of us have gotten into arguments with spouses or significant others when one partner has “overshared” on social media. An understanding in advance may avoid these fights.


Five Habits Of Truly Effective Communicators

We all have room to polish our communication skills — some people want to be more assertive, others need help with conflict management, and still others find it hard to speak their minds in a group setting. Here are a few tips that can help you get your ideas across.


Use Written Suggestions To Get Ideas Out Of Quiet Meeting Members

One of the big problems with meetings is that, more often than not, a small number of people end up doing the majority of the talking. To get ideas from everyone else, try asking for written submissions.


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.


Eliminate 'If' And 'But' For More Sincere Apologies

The only thing worse than a missed apology is a fake one. But even when you don’t mean to, your friends may think a fake apology is exactly what you’re giving them.


Speak Faster If Your Audience Disagrees, Slower If They Agree

If you know your audience, you can use speech rate to your advantage. Speak slower if they agree with you; speak faster if they disagree.


Pushbullet Can Now Reply To SMS From The Desktop Using Any Texting App

Pushbullet can’t seem to stop rolling out useful updates. Users can now reply to SMS messages from the desktop, regardless of what app you use for texting.


Facebook Cleanser Quickly Unsubscribes You From Pages You Liked

Web: Over the years, you have probably clicked the Like button on several Facebook pages in which you are no longer interested. Facebook Cleanser performs a quick sweep to clean up your news feed.