Fix Slow Animations In Yosemite By Enabling 'Increase Contrast'

Yosemite’s new look is great on new Macs, but older Macs struggle with some of animations, especially when pulling up Exposé. iDownloadBlog talked with a Genius at the Apple Store who suggests turning on “Increase contrast” to speed up those animations.


Mainichi Teaches You Japanese With Every New Chrome Tab

Chrome/Web: Learning another language can be difficult if you don’t immerse yourself in it every day. Mainichi is a Chrome new tab replacement and web app that teaches you (and reminds you of) everyday Japanese words.


Imgur Can Now Convert Videos To GIFV (The Higher Quality GIF Format)

All the cool kids are making and sharing animated GIFs these days. Imgur just made it easier to get in on the action, by turning video links into GIFs (or, more technically, in Imgur’s optimised GIFV format).


How To Make The Most Of Your Momentum When Getting Things Done

Momentum is a key force in your productivity. It’s the reason that sometimes you can work effortlessly, and at other times it feels like pulling teeth. You can structure your day so that you build momentum and ride it out strategically.


LibreOffice Updates, Doesn't Look Like Crap Anymore

Windows/Mac/Linux: LibreOffice has always been powerful enough to stand up against Microsoft Office, but it’s also been a bit ugly and clunky to use. A new update the overhauls the user interface and makes it a lot more useable.


Chrome For Android Beta Brings Pull-To-Refresh To All Websites

Android: Once you experience pull-to-refresh in apps like Twitter or Facebook, it’s hard to imagine life without it. The latest Chrome beta for Android brings this feature to every website you visit.


Outlook Comes To Android And iOS, Office For Android Leaves Preview

Android/iOS: Microsoft dropped some excellent news overnight: Outlook has finally arrived on Android and iOS. As a bonus, Microsoft Office for Android tablets is out of preview and releasing on time.


Get Rid Of The 'Positive Posse' To Find Better Feedback

It’s only natural to want to surround yourself with people who believe in you. If you only allow people with positive things to say to get close, however, can result in choosing your friends based on how they make you feel, rather than ones who challenge you to improve.


Set Dock Magnification To A Keyboard Shortcut In OS X

Magnifying the icons in your Dock on mouseover can be helpful, but you might not want to have the feature on all the time. How-To Geek points out that you can set it up so you only trigger the magnification with a keystroke.


Improve A Boring Online Bio With Image-Rich Words

Whether it’s on your blog or on your social media profile, the “about me” section can change how others perceive you. One way to make your bio more interesting: use “sticky” words that appeal to the senses.