André Koekemoer

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How to Enter a Room with Confidence and Authority | The Art of Manliness

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” –Will Rogers<p>Charlie Dresow knew when he entered the courtroom that every eyeball would be …

Byron Bay Bluesfest – 25 years of music that gets to your soul

You can’t call it the blues unless it’s made you cry.<p>In the Bluesfest beer tent on a sparkly Saturday afternoon a woman, eyes still shiny with tears, was raving to the bar staff, “Passenger just did a surprise gig on the buskers’ stage! I cried so much. I’ve never cried like that at a concert …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

12 ways to speed up your PC

No matter how powerful or how new your PC is, it will eventually succumb to the wiles of Windows and slow down to the point of hair-tearing …

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Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …

The Scientifically Best Times To Drink Coffee During The Day

Why you should treat caffeine the way you treat painkillers or antibiotics<p>When's the optimal time to get your coffee kick? Sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 in the morning should work well, neuroscience doctoral student Steven Miller explains in a supremely helpful blog post.<p>Careful timing of when …

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The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

Improved Keyboard

[[A figure walks on screen, holding a phone, and starts talking to black hat guy.]] Figure: Did you get my texts? Black hat guy: You should install …

How to automatically disable Android’s security lock screen when connected to your home Wi-Fi, Bluetooth device or by location

Your phone has a lot of personal information on it, and that is why I always recommend that you apply a security lock screen such as a PIN or …