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The lazy way to unsubscribe from annoying e-mail lists

RemoveMe is a new tool that allows you to get rid of annoying commercial e-mails without leaving your inbox.<p>Look, I've got weaknesses, OK?<p>I have an unbalanced sympathy for the vertically challenged, the dimpled, and the low-voiced.<p>And then there's my e-mail inbox. I allow e-mails from a multitude …

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LED buying guide - CNET

LEDs are dramatically more cost-efficient over the long run.

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What Will It Take To Find Life Elsewhere In The Universe?

The Hubble and James Webb space telescopes won't find life beyond the solar system. With funding and support, here's what might.<p>The sky was hazy and overcast above Cape Canaveral, Florida, on the morning of July 8, 2011. A light breeze from offshore cooled off an estimated 750,000 onlookers braving …

Habits: why we have them and how to break them

Psychology<p>The index card<p><b>The index card:</b> Dr Benjamin Gardner provides 10 facts about habits, including their purpose, speed of acquisition and why you might need to move house<p>First published on Sun 13 Oct 2013 02.00 EDT<p>Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Share via Email<p>Topics<p>Psychology<br>• The index card

Latest Enterprise Mobile Device Activations Report: Who Cares about a Powerpoint App?

The latest report on enterprise activations of mobile devices from Good Technology has very good news for Apple, the iPad and iPhone, and Android. And some very grim news for Microsoft and their Windows Phone and Surface tablet lines. See the teeny, tiny sliver of red in the chart above? That’s the …

How to Record AirPlay Mirroring Sessions with the Reflector App

AirPlay Mirroring is easily one of the coolest features of iOS. Mirroring everything that happens on your iPad (or iPhone) to an HDTV or to your Mac is awesome and can also be incredibly useful for screencasts and demos.<p>I’ve written before about the excellent Reflector app that enables AirPlay …

Smart Cargo: On-Board Magnetic Storage for the iPad

The <b>Smart Cargo</b> is a very interesting looking new iPad companion that’s the first to offer on-board magnetic storage for iPad accessories. There’s a Kickstarter project for the Smart Cargo due to go live next Monday (6/10) and we’ve got details on some early bird project backer options that will get …

Kindle iPad App Updated: Multipage Highlights & More

The <b>Kindle app for iPad and iOS</b> has been updated this week, to Version 3.8. This isn’t a major update to the popular eReader app, but it adds a few notable enhancements – including the ability to highlight long passages which span multiple pages and some new line spacing options.<p>Here’s the full …

Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

<i>MacFixIt Answers is a feature in which I answer Mac-related questions e-mailed in by our readers.</i><p>This week, readers asked about how to batch-edit files to add missing file extensions so they can be read in an applicable program, the options for adding more space to a MacBook Pro system with fixed …

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Fancy Repairing Your Own iDevices? There’s a Book for That

If you fancy learning how to maintain and repair your iPad and all your iDevices, there’s an impressive new book out that could serve as a starting point and handy reference guide. The book is ‘<b>The Unauthorized Guide to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Repair</b>’ and is billed as a DIY guide to extending the …

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …

Notable New iPad Apps: EverClip for iPad

<b>EverClip for iPad</b> is an excellent utility app for anyone who uses Evernote. I did a quick look post on EverClip a couple months ago, when it was released as an iPhone app and I ran it on my iPad mini. I was impressed with it then and I’m happy to see a full iPad version is now available.<p>Here’s a …

Best Free iPad App of the Week: Repix – Remix & Paint Photos

One of the best things about using an iPad is all the great apps that we can run on it. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our Best Free iPad App of the Week posts highlight these apps.<p>This week’s pick …

iPad App Store Features: 10 Apps that Wow

One of this week’s featured collections in the iPad App Store is <b>10 Apps that Wow</b>. Here’s the description of it:<p>From saving money on a last-minute hotel room to discovering the nether reaches of the cosmos, these apps offer truly awe-inspiring experiences. Each app is a bona fide conversation …

Google+ iPad App Just Got Another Big Update: New Features for Photo Editing, Communities & More

The <b>Google+ iPad app</b> has had another big update today, to Version 4.3.0. This one is packed full of significant new features and improvements for the app. Here’s the change list:<p>– New photo editing features: add filters, rotate and crop– New profile design– New notifications tray– New set-up flow …