Windows 8 And 10: Quickly See Which Apps Are Slowing Down Startup

Task Manager can’t replace dedicated tools such as Process Manager, but the application has seen incremental improvements with each major Windows update. In 8 and 10, it even includes a new tab, called “Startup”, that lets you see which applications are slowing down the boot process.


Paperwork Is An Evernote Alternative You Can Host Yourself

If you’re not a big fan of storing your notes on a third-party service such as Google Keep or Evernote, Paperwork is a similar open-source alternative that you can host yourself. You can various notebooks that you can store you notes in, a tagging system, multi-media uploading and WYSIWYG editing.


This Checklist Makes Sure Your Next Meeting Is Productive One

No one likes wasting time in meetings, but it happens. To spend your time more efficiently, it helps to have a plan in place. Use this checklist to make sure your next meeting is more productive.


How To Create Your Own Luck

Being lucky can mean anything from finding a dollar on the ground to getting your dream job. You can’t change the laws of the universe, but people who consider themselves lucky tend to exhibit certain traits. Here’s how to use that to your advantage and create your own “luck”.


The Four Motivation Types And How They Affect Your Habits

To form a new habit, it helps to know what makes you tick — specifically, what drives you to get stuff done. Author Gretchen Rubin says most people fall into one of four motivation types. Knowing yours is key to taking on new habits.


Google Will Use Pointer Events In Chromium

If you’re a Google Chrome user on a Windows tablet, you may have noticed that scrolling can be a little quirky with just touch inputs. Google’s plan to fix this involves borrowing a feature already in Internet Explorer.


Windows 10 Apps Will Be 'Windows Apps' Or 'Windows Desktop Apps'

Microsoft has laid down its guidelines for the naming of Windows 10 apps, although it’s likely that confusion will still reign.


Assign Small Tasks To Your 'Schedule Gaps' Each Morning

We all have small gaps of time in our schedule throughout the day. That time adds up. You want to use those gaps wisely so your time doesn’t go to waste. One option is to assign small tasks to them every morning.


How To Beat The Sunday Night Blues And Get More Out Of Your Weekend

It’s sad to see a good thing end, which is why most of us feel a little down on Sundays. You’re suddenly aware that Monday is looming, and you begin to feel a sense of dread. Even if you enjoy your work, the anxiety can really bring down your day. This weekend, plan ahead and nip those Sunday blues in the bud.


Google's Data Saver For Chrome Optimises Web Pages To Use Less Data

Google’s new Data Saver extension for Chrome helps you reduce data usage by compressing the pages you visit. It could come in handy if you sometimes go online from your laptop via a mobile hotspot or your smartphone.