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Monitor The Consistency Of Your Broadband Speeds With A Raspberry Pi And IFTTT

We all know you can pop over to a site like Speedtest to check your internet speeds, but most of us only bother when there’s a perceivable problem. If you want to create an actual database of your speeds throughout the day, Make shows off a logging system that uses a Raspberry Pi and If This Then That.


Nimble Crams Wolfram Alpha Into Your Mac's Menu Bar

Mac: Wolfram Alpha is packed with a ton of great info, but it’s easy to forget about it sometimes. Nimble is a little menu bar app that will stuff that search engine into your Mac’s menu bar.


Microsoft Will Now Share More Details About What's In Windows 10 Updates

The perpetually updating OS Windows 10 can be something of a mystery. What exactly is in each new update and what will be changed on your computer? Microsoft is making updates a bit more transparent now with a dedicated Windows 10 update history site.


10 Tricks That Will Make You An Outlook Master

Outlook on desktop was starting to look outdated, but the colossus of email clients has found new life on mobile and web — and there’s more to the software than you might think. Whether you use the desktop client every day or have been dabbling in the new apps for iOS and Android, here are our favourite tricks for getting more from Outlook.


Ten Electronic Hacks That Will Improve The Things Around You

Rule #1 of DIY: Never settle for what you’re given. You can upgrade and improve just about anything with knowledge and elbow grease, especially if you know a little about electronics. Here are 10 things in your home that you can beef up with a little DIY know-how.


Ask LH: How Can I Write Without Getting Constantly Distracted?

What is the best device for a monkish/writerly existence? I want to get some serious writing on, without distractions or bloat. But I would rather not use a pen and paper, as I need the output to be digital. Do you have a recommendation for a modern day typewriter?


Using Facebook's Mobile Site Instead Of The App Can Save 15% Of iOS Battery Life

It’s no secret that the Facebook app eats up a lot of battery life on iOS and we’ve mentioned plenty of times that iOS and Android users alike should just use the mobile site. If you’ve ever wondered just how much battery life you’ll save by doing so, The Guardian ran some tests.


FreshBackMac Cycles Through Themed, High Resolution Wallpapers On Mac

Mac: Not a fan of keeping your wallpaper the same all the time? FreshBackMac is a simple little Mac app that will cycle through different wallpapers from a very of different sources.


A Simple Plan To Start Reading More

I love the physical nature of having books up there on the bookshelves, waiting to be looked at, admired and remembered. I used to really enjoyed the library and I still do. But when I look at my shelves I realise that I own so many books that I haven’t read.


Hammerspoon Is Powerful, Free Automation Tool For OS X

Mac: There’s all kinds of automation tools on OS X, from the built-in Automator to commercial options like Keyboard Maestro. Hammerspoon’s another tool that sits in the same space, but works a little more like something like AutoHotKey.


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