Get to sleep after using your computer with f.lux

  • March 11, 2014

You’ve probably heard it a million times: don’t use your computer before bed. Unfortunately, many times we don’t have that kind of flexibility. Work has to be done, cross-continental Skype chats must be had, or a variety of other things. With a simple, low-memory app, you can fine-tune your screen to help you sleep at night.

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Chrome Web Store to allow purchase of desktop apps, extensions, themes

  • March 11, 2014

According to the Google Chrome developers’ blog, the Chrome Web Store will now allow its desktop applications and extensions to be available for up-front payment. Previously, only the web apps could be pay-to-play, so to speak. Themes can also be paid for up-front, but will lack some of the other purchase functionality being given to extensions and desktop apps.

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Zotero, the free citation manager for students, teachers, and more

  • March 3, 2014

Citing sources is one of the most tedious parts of research, academic or otherwise. You’ve done the legwork, but proving it to your readers seems to take more effort than the writing and searching! Once upon a time, websites like EasyBib or Citation Machine were the cutting edge for people trying to expedite the process. With the advent of a widely available, free citation manager like Zotero, those seem like things of the past. 

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How to use Wunderlist to manage your life, lists, and more

  • March 2, 2014

_ _Do you find yourself getting overwhelmed with your many lists? A sticky note for this, a notebook for that, a scrap paper here…wait, where is the grocery list? Maybe you find your mental list-making abilities coming up a little short as your work, school, or other life commitments have been piling up. If you are interested in being more productive, efficient, and not letting things slip through the cracks, you want to know how to use Wunderlist to make all life’s lists manageable.

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Why use a VPN (virtual private network)?

  • February 28, 2014

Many people have never heard of a virtual private network, more commonly known as a VPN. Some tech enthusiasts have heard about them, but don’t happen to be worried about government spying, and haven’t conceived any other uses for a VPN. Whether you are completely new to the concept or have been thinking about it for a while now, GettingThingsTech has some answers for you.

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What should you look for when buying a laptop? Part 1: OS, size, and types of use

  • February 27, 2014

Buying a laptop can be a stressful process for even the most seasoned veteran buyer. If you aren’t an expert, things can be even more overwhelming. You might resort to paying more than you need to just to be sure you get something that works. A cheap laptop may come with an unexpected problem or shortcoming. Let’s take a step-by-step look at the many considerations that go into being happy with a laptop purchase. Some, but not all, of these suggestions apply to desktops, which we’ll look at on a later date.

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