The Best Productivity Tricks You Can Learn From Rock Stars

Beyond the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, musicians work their butts off. What you see on stage or hear on your iPod is a distillation of years of hard work. Naturally, they have a lot of lessons we can all learn from to be more productive. Here are a few.


Tabs Board Switches Google Chrome Tabs By Voice

Windows/Chrome: If you have a lot of tabs open in Chrome and want to quickly find one without clicks or Ctrl+Tab, just say the site’s name in your microphone and Tabs Board will locate it for you. This extension seems gimmicky at first, but the more you use it, the more you realise it has a purpose for power users.


Jim Carrey On Why You Shouldn't Fear Failure

In a recent commencement address at the Maharishi University of Management, actor and comedian Jim Carrey spoke about failure, fear and why you should pursue something that you love.


Jerry Seinfeld's Advice On Time Management And Persistence

Jerry Seinfeld appears to like giving advice during Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions. In his first AMA earlier this year, he disclaimed responsibility for the Seinfeld productivity method and explained the value of meditation. In his second AMA appearance last week, he talked about the value of persistence, the best way to approach celebrities and how to efficiently allocate time during the day.


Stay Flexible In Your Habit Changes To Make Them Stick

If you’re trying to change a habit, the first time you break the chain you may feel as if you’ve failed. Stay flexible to get back and keep the habit going.


Forget Windows' Registry Editor Even Exists With This Expert Replacement

The default registry editor that comes with Windows does its job with very few bells and whistles, something that can be desirable in a tool that tinkers with the guts of your operating system. Still, there are some features that would make using it much easier, but it’s unlikely Microsoft will get around to adding them. Enter Resplendence with its Registrar Registry Manager, which adds bookmarks, regular expression searches and defragmentation tools to your registry-editing arsenal.


Add A Special Bookmark In iOS To Zoom On Sites That Don't Allow It

iOS: There are a handful of sites out there that don’t let you zoom in on them when you’re looking at the mobile version. This can be annoying if the font’s too small or it’s just hard to read. To fix this, WonderHowTo shows you how to use a bit of JavaScript in a bookmark.


How To Fix OS X Yosemite Download Problems

Apple has released the OS X Yosemite beta out into the world, but it’s not without its problems. In fact, two quirks are causing issues before you can even download the software. Here’s how to fix them.


GMD Immersive Adds Distraction-Free Full-Screen Mode To Android Apps

Android: KitKat introduced full-screen, Immersive mode apps — but only a few apps support the feature. GMD Full Screen Immersive Mode is a free tool that hides the status bar and navigation bar in apps so you can better focus on what you’re doing.


Control All Your Laptop's Hardware From The Windows Mobility Center

Windows: Your laptop has a lot of hardware with various settings. Some you can access from the taskbar, others are buried in the Control Panel. However, most can also be found in the lesser-known Windows Mobility Center.