Whitson Gordon wrote about a few of the best taskbar tricks I’ve come across. Each one is very simple, but could change how organized and productive you feel on your Windows computer. I recommend the separators trick as it has really helped me keep apps categorized on the taskbar. I came across it when I first read this article a couple of years ago, and I still use it. (Continued…)
Instead of requiring people to pay for an upgrade, the developer is accepting optional donations. Check it out to listen to some podcasts, and don’t forget to subscribe to a few useful ones that might help you learn something new or improve your life in some way. Overcast was already considered one of the best podcast apps for iOS. This update includes streaming, chapters, a podcast directory powered by recommendations from other Overcast users, and quite a few other improvements as well.
Here’s a quick overview of the new features along with a note from the independent developer, Marco Arment, about why he has offered this new version for free. (Continued…)
While reading about Windows 10 budget notebooks I came across this interesting tidbit. It’s a reference to an “ASUS E205SA”, which has not been announced or mentioned anywhere by ASUS. I wonder if it could be the possible replacement for the 11.6″ eeeBook X205TA, which was one of the best reviewed budget laptops with Windows, and a bit of a revival for ASUS of their old eeeBook netbooks. Here’s what I found out, along with an overview of a number of cheap budget laptops that ASUS could release later this year with Windows 10. (Continued…)
Apple has added an article on their support site with instructions for installing Windows 10. Good for any of you who have a Mac but want to try out the new version of Windows. To install Windows 10, Apple says you will need a 64-bit Mac with OS X Yosemite, a 64-bit copy of Windows 10, and the newest version of Mac OS X and Boot Camp Assistant.
Previously you could only view files on your mobile devices with BitTorrent Sync Mobile. The update is available for Android, iOS, Kindle, and Windows Phone. Give it a try or update if you use it.
If you use Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive, you might consider looking into BitTorrent Sync. It’s free and your files are actually stored on your computer instead of the cloud. And you aren’t limited by a storage limit like 5 GB, so it’s great for pictures, music, and videos. (Continued…)
If you are looking for a better home screen or way to organize your apps, you might want to check this out. It’s currently in beta, and you can sign up to a Google+ Community. You could download the current apk directly if you wanted instead. (Continued…)
Want to create an Apple ID without iTunes or an iPhone? You don’t need a credit card or even iTunes to get an Apple ID. You also don’t need an iPhone, iPod, iPad, Mac, or any other Apple device. This is a great way for people with only Android, Windows, or Chrome devices to get an Apple ID and use iWork online. All you need is an email address. Just follow these simple instructions. (Continued…)
This could really change how you use your Apple devices to get things done. I love technology and could talk about it more than I do here at Life Thinkist. However, it’s easy to get lost in the shiny new features of the new mobile phone coming out and think it’s going to improve your life. With many features the fact is they don’t really add anything of real value.
But to me, this announcement of iCloud Drive is one of those advancements to the Apple platform that really makes a difference for people who want to get things done. Basically, iCloud now works similar to online file storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive.
With iCloud Drive, users can store files and folders — with tags — and sync documents across all Macs, allowing for universal search directly from Finder. Apps that plug into the service receive their own folders that can be accessed and synced across multiple platforms. … At launch, iCloud Drive will work with machines running OS X, iOS and Windows, meaning the service will be a truly cross-platform feature.