What Apps Do You Have Push Notifications Enabled For?

Push notifications can be evil — they tend to distract us while also killing the battery on our mobile devices. So we’re curious about your perspective: what apps are worth having push notifications enabled for?


Avoid Being 'Too Nice' To Dodge Excessively Needy People

If you are nice to others, people will be nice to you. That’s common sense. But sometimes being overly nice isn’t always the best policy — we can attract the wrong kinds of people by being nice all the time.


How To Motivate Yourself By Living Your Life Like A Movie

Everyone loves movies, and a lot of people wish their life was just like one. Movies excite us, give us a chance to think, and they can even motivate us to live better lives. Well, you’re the main character in your life, and you’re filming your story right now. With the right mindset, you can use that philosophy to tackle whatever scene comes your way.


The Theory Of Cumulative Stress: How To Recover When Stress Builds Up

For most people, stress is simply a fact of life, and you need to learn how to manage it. Simply ignoring the stress in your life can cause it to snowball and take a physical toll. Here’s how to deal with your stress when it starts to build up.


The Aviation-Themed Workspace

This is no ordinary desk. Instead, it’s a painstakingly-built aluminium-covered desk designed to have an aerodynamic look.


Add Restart, Sleep, Shut Down And Log Out Commands To Spotlight

Mac: For whatever reason, you can’t initiate reboot commands from Spotlight in Yosemite. GitHub user siong1987 created a set of apps that adds restart, sleep, logout and shutdown commands to Spotlight.


"Ask Smithsonian" Videos Answer Scientific Questions In Plain Language

If you or your kids have always wondered about a quirky scientific question, the Smithsonian might have the answer. A series of free videos on their website asks some of life’s most interesting questions.


Avoid 'Dummy-Proofing' To Encourage Better Ideas And Engaged Workers

Whether you’re an employer or just trying to wrangle people on a project, it’s tempting to make things as simple as possible. However, as Netflix CEO Reed Hastings suggests, “if you dummy-proof the process, you only get dummies to work there.”


Chrome's Nasty GPU Memory Leak, And How To Replicate It

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Chrome’s signed distance field setting for fonts and how it seemed to be the cause of a memory blowout in the browser’s GPU process. Unfortunately, the issue was not related to the SDF feature and in fact is a known bug that was introduce a few versions ago.


Downgrade From iOS 8.1.1 To 8.1 If You Want To Jailbreak

iOS 8.1.1 was released earlier this week, and it includes a few small bug fixes. It also happens to break the current version of the iOS jailbreak. If you updated on accident and want to keep your ability to jailbreak, iDownloadBlog shows you how.