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Find Out Which Files Are Being Accessed Over Your Network

We’ve talked about Nir Sofer before and his love of crafting nifty Windows tools and the developer shows no signs of slowing down. His latest application, NetworkOpenedFiles, lets you see which local files and folders are currently being used over your network.


Overspecced Laptops Are A Waste Of Money

The average retail price for a Windows laptop is about $600, but PC manufacturers are building laptops that cost even thousands of dollars more than that — hoping you’ll fall for premium features you might not need.


Day One 2 Overhauls The Journaling App, Adds Multiple Journals And Photos

iOS/Mac: Day One has long been the go-to journaling app for Apple devices. It’s feature rich, well designed and consistently updated. Today, a new version launches for both iOS and Mac with a few added features and a new price tag.


Ask For Feedback Before You Commit To Specifics For Better Ideas

When you’re working on an idea, it’s tempting to wait until it’s nearing completion to get feedback. However, you may lock yourself out of ideas by waiting.


HP Pavilion x360 11-Inch Review: Flawed But Still Worth Considering

The HP Pavillion x360 is a small convertible notebook that I didn’t expect to like at all. At first glance, it reminded me of a netbook I used to own which was a hunk of crap and I’m not a huge fan of 11-inch devices because there just isn’t enough screen space for me to use effectively. This story doesn’t have a fairy tale ending. I didn’t fall in love with the X360, but I did (surprisingly) walk away without loathing it.


Improve Your Video And Photo Editing With A Gaming Mouse

Gaming peripherals are great for productivity as well as games — they often come with macro buttons you can program special commands for. Over at DIY Photography, they explain that gaming mice are especially great, since the extra programmable buttons can do in one click what keyboard shortcuts may take several to accomplish.


Ask LH: What's A Good University Laptop?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m just starting my second year of university and my home laptop is too bulky to take with me. I’m on the hunt for a secondary laptop but since I’m a full-time student, I’m on a bit of a budget. I don’t have too many requirements — just that it is smaller, has long battery life, fits at least 2 USB ports and runs relatively smoothly. I’m really struggling to make a decision here. Any suggestions?


Zoho Showtime Is A Live Web Presentation Tool For Slideshows, Including PowerPoint

If you do a lot of public speaking or presentations in front of people, Zoho Showtime could make your life (and job) easier. Showtime makes it easy to take questions from your audience, let them save slides or go back to see previous ones, and you can control the presentation from your phone.


Learn A New Skill Faster By Subtly Tweaking Your Practice Sessions

Practicing a lot doesn’t necessarily make you better at learning a new skill. Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found that one key to mastering a skill quickly is to slightly change how you practice the skill.


Swipe To Shut Down A Windows Touchscreen PC With This Shortcut

Have a Windows touchscreen laptop or tablet and want to control it more with taps and swipes? Here’s a “slide to shutdown” shortcut for you.


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