Here's How You Purge The DNS Cache In OS X Yosemite

Sometimes operating system updates change the way you go about things, particularly certain maintenance tasks. OS X is no exception, with the most recent build of the platform, Yosemite, making the task of clearing DNS caches different to previous versions.


Cmder, A Beautiful, Functional And Portable Windows Console

Despite increasingly fancy GUIs, the humble Windows command line remains available when other options fail. If you’re still a frequent user of the old console, Cmder is a more powerful and better-looking alternative that’s well worth a try.


Build Your Own Solid Looking Portable Bluetooth Speaker For $14

Portable Bluetooth speakers are great, but they can be costly. If you want to make your own, Instructables user bartoosen shows you how to make your own for about $US14.


Why You Can't 'Prepare' Kids For NAPLAN

The national testing season begins on Tuesday May 12 as children in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 around the country sit the writing, spelling and grammar tests of the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). Reading and numeracy will follow on Wednesday and Thursday. So, what can you do to improve your child’s performance in NAPLAN between now and then?


How Video Games Taught Me Personal Accountability

Blame, procrastination, self-victimisation — this terrible trifecta can sink your career and limit your levels of personal success. We often find ourselves resorting to bad patterns, especially in the workplace. I have noticed one place in my own life where these traits are nowhere to be seen. While I play video games.


Australian Police: Expect Fines If You Use Your Smartwatch While Driving

While it likely won’t get to the extreme point of having to remove one’s smartwatch to drive, state police plan to classify such devices as potential distractions, in the same league as your mobile phone or GPS, with all the associated fines and penalties.


Create Multiple Libraries In Photos With A Keyboard Shortcut

Setting up and using Apple’s new Photos app is easy enough, but one thing you might not notice immediately is the ability to keep multiple libraries on your computer. Cult of Mac points to a keyboard shortcut that makes it easy to swap between libraries.


The Real Cost Of Free Mobile Apps: 79% More Data Use, 16% Battery Hit

If you have an option to choose between a free, ad-supported mobile app or pony up a dollar or whatever the apps costs, you might be better off buying the app.


Listen To Wikipedia Lets You Work To Ambient Sounds Of Real-Time Edits

Ambient sounds are great for helping you focus and increasing your productivity. Listen to Wikipedia plays a symphony of ambient bells, strings and deep resonant notes that all represent Wikipedia edits happening in real time.


Easy Copy Automatically Sends Text You Copy To Other Apps

Android: Copying text on your phone is already a pain, but bouncing back and forth between apps just to make a call is an even bigger hassle. Easy Copy helps fix this by letting you launch actions on your text, such as making a phone call or searching for an address.