Build Your Own Portable Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a great little device for portability, and it’s even better when it’s combined with a touchscreen and a lithium battery. Adafruit shows off how to build your own.


Write Your First Draft Like No One Will Read It To Beat Writer's Block

Writer’s block happens for many reasons, but fear of reader judgement is a big one. To overcome this, write your first draft for no one but yourself.


Edit Or Delete Individual Cookies Using Chrome's Developer Tools

In Chrome, the most precise cookie deletion you can perform is everything from the last hour, with no ability to select certain sites or even particular cookies. Sometimes you need a finer tool to modify or remove cookies and fortunately, Chrome’s developer functionality has this kind of granularity.


Google Now Adds Cards For 30+ Android Apps To Notify You Of Everything

Android: Google Now has always been great for keeping you up to date on important stuff, and now it’s even better. Google has teamed up with over 30 developers to add Google Now integration for tons of popular apps, including Pandora, Shazam and Kayak.


Write Down Things You're Grateful For To Build Your Own Happiness

Gratitude isn’t a trait that society pushes us to nurture too much. But if you’re finding a general negative attitude too pervasive in your life, try starting a gratitude journal. Even if you don’t feel like it.


'Success Is Controlling How You Spend Your Time'

A lot of us get caught up in the notion that success means making more money, but success can be defined a lot of different ways. Redefining your idea of success can help you set better goals and see that we all really just want to be masters of our time.


Fix Slow Animations In Yosemite By Enabling 'Increase Contrast'

Yosemite’s new look is great on new Macs, but older Macs struggle with some of animations, especially when pulling up Exposé. iDownloadBlog talked with a Genius at the Apple Store who suggests turning on “Increase contrast” to speed up those animations.


Mainichi Teaches You Japanese With Every New Chrome Tab

Chrome/Web: Learning another language can be difficult if you don’t immerse yourself in it every day. Mainichi is a Chrome new tab replacement and web app that teaches you (and reminds you of) everyday Japanese words.


Imgur Can Now Convert Videos To GIFV (The Higher Quality GIF Format)

All the cool kids are making and sharing animated GIFs these days. Imgur just made it easier to get in on the action, by turning video links into GIFs (or, more technically, in Imgur’s optimised GIFV format).


How To Make The Most Of Your Momentum When Getting Things Done

Momentum is a key force in your productivity. It’s the reason that sometimes you can work effortlessly, and at other times it feels like pulling teeth. You can structure your day so that you build momentum and ride it out strategically.