Ocenaudio Is A Free, Fast, Streamlined Audio Editor

Windows/Mac/Linux: If you’re looking for a great audio editor, our favourite is Audacity. If you’re looking for something a little faster and trimmer that’s a little more approachable, Ocenaudio is worth checking out. It’s free, flexible and cross platform.

How To Self-Publish A Book

Twenty years ago, if you were a new author interested in getting your book published, you had to shop it around with publishers and hope that someone, eventually, might not reject you. But nowadays you can choose to self-publish anything you’d like. Here’s how.

Simplify Switching Between OS X Partitions With An AppleScript

Switching between OS X partitions usually requires you to either manually change your startup disk or hold down the Option key when you boot, but iDownloadBlog reader Antony Verros shares a simple AppleScript that makes rebooting a bit simpler.

Try 'Tabless Thursdays' For Better Single Tasking

Tabs are a great way to keep many browser windows open at once. The Atlantic recommends going tabless one day a week to stay focused.

Better Open With Improves Android's App Chooser With Delayed Defaults

Android: One of the coolest things about Android is that you can choose which default app you use to open certain types of links. However, this can also get convoluted if you want to have choice in the future or don’t like the extra step. Better Open With improves this experience.

AppDowner Downgrades Android Apps To Older Versions

Android: Sometimes, upgrading an app means losing features you love or a downgrade in performance. AppDowner makes it simple to install old versions of your favourite apps, as long as you have the APK handy.

OneNote For Mac And iOS Gets Better Organisation, Office Compatibility

Mac/iOS: Not too long after rolling out a Mac client and IFTTT integration, Microsoft has further updated OneNote for Apple users. The Mac, iPhone and iPad apps now let you insert and preview Office documents, move and reorder notebook sections and pages, and more.

Reminder: Dropbox Shouldn't Be Your Sole Backup For Your Files

It might seem like Dropbox (or other online file syncing and sharing services, like Google Drive or OneDrive), are an ideal backup solution, but a recent horror story of someone losing all their photos on Dropbox is an excellent reminder: You can’t rely on just one backup method.

No Wake On Charge Keeps Your Samsung Screen Off When Plugged In

Android (rooted): When you plug in your phone to power up overnight, you’ve probably noticed that the screen lights up. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S5, S4 or S3, here’s how to stop the screen from turning on when you plug it in.

Learn Linux With This Free EdX Course From The Linux Foundation

Intro to Linux is normally a $US2400 course from the Linux Foundation, but it’s being offered for free now on edX. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to use the open-source operating system, there’s no better time than now.