Isaac Asimov On Finding New Ideas: Embrace Your Alone Time

Isaac Asimov, the science-fiction author and essayist, had a pretty good grasp on creativity. Here’s one of his best tips on finding new ideas and nurturing creativity from one of his previously unreleased essays.


Trigger Yosemite's Dark Mode With A Hidden Keyboard Shortcut

Yosemite’s Dark Mode is a nice way to darken your screen so that it’s easier on your eyes, but you have to dig into the System Preferences to enable or disable it. Redditor abspam3 figured out a way to do that with a keyboard shortcut.


Break One Rule At A Time To Come Up With Better Ideas

When it comes to new ideas, breaking the rules is a great way to come up with something you might not have thought of otherwise. However, breaking too many at once can leave people dumbfounded. Pick a rule to break, and focus on how you can break it to improve the system.


Choose The Left Line Instead Of The Right For A Possibly Shorter Wait

No one likes waiting on line, especially when it seems like everyone else’s line is moving faster. If you have to choose a direction — left or right — you might have better luck going to the left, where lines tend to be shorter.


PhotoMath Calculates Equations Using Your Phone's Camera

iPhone/Windows Phone: You have a lot of options for calculators on your phone, but Photomath does things differently. Just point your phone’s camera at an equation, and PhotoMath automatically comes up with the solution.


Smart Network Saves Battery By Switching To 2G When Your Screen Is Off

Android (rooted): LTE is pretty handy when you’re browsing the web or downloading files, but when you aren’t actively using your phone, it draws a lot of battery without being useful. Smart Network switches your phone to 2G when your screen is off to save battery while keeping you connected.


Inbox Is A Google Tool For Conquering Your Email Clutter

Web/Android/iOS: Gmail has plenty of tools for categorising and managing your email, but that doesn’t mean Gmail users feel free of email anxiety. Inbox is a new tool from Google which provides a different way of managing your mail.


Why You Should Teach What You Know, Even If You Aren't An Expert

By teaching what you already know about your profession or hobby, you’ll learn more, potentially gain some notoriety as an up-and-coming expert, make new connections with people, and find new opportunities. And you’ll have some fun.


Make The Switch From iOS To Android With Google's New Guide

If you’re not excited about the new features in iOS 8, you might consider switching to Android. If that’s the case, Google just released a guide to help make the switch easier.


Four Ways To Use Your Dark Side For Good (And Fight Evil In Others)

Everyone has a dark side, but that’s not a bad thing — you just need to know how to use it for good. Think of it this way: Batman has more anger issues than any therapist can cure, but he channels those to make the world a better place. There’s no reason you can’t do that too… you know, minus the billions of dollars and the cave.