Google Search supports a wide breadth of search operators that allow you to improve the quality of your searches. For example, you can narrow your searches by content type(filetype:pdf, doc, png), specific websites (site:sitename.com), and related websites(related:sitename.com). This infographic by Hack College highlights some very useful and lesser-known techniques you can use to improve your search skills.
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Photo Stream is this awesome feature in iCloud that automatically distributes your photos across all of your devices. Despite the benefit of not needing to connect your device to your Mac to access the photos, there is one drawback. For instance, to access photos in your Photo Stream, you need to launch iPhoto on your Mac. It’s not the fastest way and luckily, there is a better solution.
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It is every entrepreneur’s dream: start a company, obtain millions of users, and then sell your company to Facebook for a cool $1 billion.
As you may know by now, that Cinderella story belongs to Instagram, the photo sharing app loved by over 30 million people. Say what you want about the company not having a business model, zero revenue, etc. The reality is that internet companies are not defined solely by how much money they’ve made so much as they are by their user base.
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To all of those who spent the timeless years with AT&T, you have a way out.
As of yesterday, April 8th, if you have an iPhone with a cellular contract with AT&T, you can unlock the phone.
“Huzzah!”, said the millions of AT&T iPhone users.
Web developer Mathias Bynens shared a list of Terminal commands on Github to customize OS X. There are a bunch of great tweaks to be found, like disabling auto-correct, removing the green checkmark icon in your Dropbox folder, and enabling a 2D dock. Here are some of the ones I used:
# Disable the “Are you sure you want to open this application?” dialog defaults write com.apple.LaunchServices LSQuarantine -bool false # Disable auto-correct defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticSpellingCorrectionEnabled -bool false # Allow text selection in Quick Look defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -bool true # Expand save panel by default defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSNavPanelExpandedStateForSaveMode -bool true
In the market for a new power strip to fuel your burgeoning armada of laptops, tablets, and smartphones?
The Belkin Mini Surge Protector and Dual USB Charger may suit your needs. In addition to its 3 AC outlets, it comes with 2 USB outlets, allowing you to recharge your iPad and any other USB device. The device is also versatile in any environment. It has a 360 degree rotating plug that makes it easy to work in even tight spaces.
I’m terrible with names. I forget names during movies, books, and even interviews. It’s embarrassing whenever I run into someone I recognize, and their name completely escapes me. “Heeeeeeeyyyyy [who the hell are you?]. How are you? Good? Cool, seeya later!”
Lifehacker posted an article recently describing techniques for boosting your retention of seemingly rote information, like a 20×25 grid of numbers. The post linked to this “Remember Names Game” which I checked out, and I was blown away by the results. Here’s the strategy for remembering anyone’s name.