There are many interesting things you can do with a Raspberry Pi, but this one isn't just fun, it's easy, and it can offer some privacy protection from prying eyes who may want in on your data. All you need is a Raspberry Pi, a Wi-Fi adapter, and some time.
Windows: If you have a spare USB drive or SD card lying around, use RMPrepUSB to turn it into a PC troubleshooting tool or a way to install a new OS without burning a disc. You can use the tool to format and partition any storage device, load it up with ISOs or other disk images, and then multi-boot when you need to.
You can do a ton of great things with just an iPad, but some of the best uses are using it as an external controller for your computer. From using your iPad as a second display to turning it into a remote, here are a bunch of ways to augment your computer using an iPad.
If you've ever patched a pair of jeans, you know how easy it is for the thread to get tangled while you work. However, if you keep a dryer sheet or two in your sewing kit, this will never be a problem again.
OS X: If you want to share a photo with a friend, but it's in a large file size format, it makes sense to convert it to a JPEG before sending it along. If you don't want to take the time to open up an image editor to convert it though, Make JPEG Droplet can do the job instantly.
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The next time you open a gallon of milk, be sure to save the plastic ring. It can really come in handy when you need to move a tray of baked goods.
Nobody likes being bad at things, but if you're doing something you enjoy, try not to let it bother you. In fact, embracing your lack of ability can make activities more enjoyable.
Firefox: Switching between default search engines in Firefox isn't exactly difficult, but clicking a tiny tap target, finding what you want in a dropdown menu, and clicking it isn't necessarily the most efficient way to do it. Scroll Search Engines saves you a little time by mapping the action to your mouse wheel.
With the summer grilling season upon us, you may be looking for the perfect backyard cooking surface for your next cookout, or you may just have strong opinions on which grills do the best job at helping a skilled cook turn out the best dishes. Whichever it is, we asked you for your picks for the best grills on the market, and you responded. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.
Most of us know that you can make homemade ice cream with plastic bags and frozen salt water, but using the same basic method with old coffee cans can yield more ice cream, and less mess.
Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.
In addition to being great pea replacements in recipes, fava beans make for great snacks on the go. But if you're peeling the beans before eating them, you're just making the snack too difficult.
Android: If a web page isn't rendering correctly in one of your Android browsers, normally you would need to copy the URL, go to your home screen, open a new browser, and paste the URL. Flashify removes all this friction by adding alternate browsers to Android's share menu.
Fishing rods can be unwieldy to pack and carry around, especially if you're transporting a lot of them. Luckily, you can keep them organized and upright with this DIY PVC holder.
If you have a small closet, a laundry basket or hamper can take up a ton of valuable floor space. Luckily, you can take it back by hanging the hamper on the back of the closet door.
Just because you don't feel like cooking dinner doesn't mean you have to order takeout. Instead of calling for Chinese, plan ahead by cooking a few extra portions every night, then having a smorgasbord night once or twice per week.
iPhone: While iOS isn't lacking for great task manager apps, Wiselist carves out a niche of its own with a gorgeous UI and a unique blend of features.
Rough week at the office? No plans for the weekend? Here are 10 projects that'll ease your mind and give yourself a break.
By now, we all know about the benefits of standing desks, but replacing your own desk is a big leap of faith. If you want to practice with a standing desk before you decide to take the leap, this simple IKEA hack is really easy to build, and will barely cost you anything.