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Chrome: Although Gmail can already send and receive text messages, it doesn't sync with your Android smartphone. Gtext, an extension from previously mentioned MightyText, sends and receives texts directly in Gmail using your mobile phone number. Since DeskSMS might not be taking new users, this is a great alternative just in time.
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If you've ever watched your phone's battery die before you could charge it again, you know a good, portable battery pack is a lifesaver. However, they're not all made equally—some are definitely more useful (and more functional) than others. This week, we want to know which ones you think make the grade.
Most of us wouldn’t think to associate the words "joblessness" and "fun," but unemployment coach Katie DeVito says she wouldn’t have it any other way: "The best thing that ever happened to me was getting laid off."
Social networks have a nasty habit of yanking you out of what you're doing. PowerInbox lets you keep up with what's happening without leaving your email tab.
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Your computer is a centerpiece of productivity and worth a level of investment. How much money do you put into yours, though? Moreover, how much does it cost to maintain?
Whether it's built in or available through add-ons, most music players allow you to create smart playlists based on criteria you set. They can match specific genres, dates, and speeds, or use just about any other music data you can think of. We'd like to see yours.
Last week at Google I/O, the company's social network got a big facelift. In some ways, it looks great, but it also introduced a slew of new problems. Enter userscripts to clean things up.
In the event of a serious problem with Windows, a blue screen error code can help you figure out what's wrong. If your system reboots too quickly to see what the code is, disable automatic restarts.
Whether beans belong in chili has been in contention for over a century. Now, we aim to settle the debate once and for all. Make your opinion heard chili fans, because we'll be posting a follow-up article next week with the best discussions.
Pick up a few inexpensive command hooks and you've got an instant holder for your tablet in any (or every) room of your house.
Google is rolling out as-you-type search results in Gmail so you can instantly see not only relevant
Google is rolling out as-you-type search results in Gmail so you can instantly see not only relevant emails, but also Drive files, calendar events, and more. Learn more about it here.
My undergraduate studies are coming to an end, but I'm not sure I want to leave school yet. I've been thinking about getting a master's degree so I can make more money. With the really hefty tuition and time investment, though, is graduate school worth it?
Android: Previously a tool for iOS users, Bitdefender's Clueful app now works on Android to reveal how your installed apps use your personal information.
Julia Davids, who is graduating from Stanford this semester, shares an interesting technique professors use to get students in the zone: physical warm-ups such as partner and self massages. Awkwardness aside, both physical and mental warm-ups can jump-start any work activity.
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You took the walk with your cap and gown. You have that diploma in your hand. You're ready to tackle the world. But where the heck do you start? What are you forgetting to do? Once you're out of college, you have a lot of ground to cover to get things moving. From managing student loans to finding a job, here's what you need to do.