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Allcast Adds Device Mirroring to Chrome, Removes 10 Minute Limit

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:00

Android/Chrome: Allcast is already one of the best Chromecast apps . Now, it's gotten better with the ability to mirror your phone's display to the Allcast receiver extension in Chrome. Also, the free version gets rid of that pesky 10-minute streaming limit to Chromecasts (though it replaces this with a watermark).

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Pushbullet Can Now Reply to SMS From the Desktop Using Any Texting App

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:30

Pushbullet can't seem to stop rolling out useful updates. Users can now reply to SMS messages from the desktop, regardless of what app you use for texting.

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How to Handle a Toxic Work Environment

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:00

It's one thing to dislike your job, but it's another to feel physically ill walking in to work. If your job just doesn't have redeeming qualities, your work environment may be toxic in more ways than one. Here's how to handle it, especially if you can't just quit.

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Water Orchids with Ice Cubes for the Perfect Amount of Hydration

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:37

Orchids are gorgeous plants, but they're not as easy to maintain as hardier plants are . An ice cube may be the trick to keeping orchids from dying.

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Dropbox Upgrades Pro Users to 1TB, Adds Remote Wipe, Security Features

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:30

Today, Dropbox announced a re-shuffling of its Pro plans. Now, there's just the one $9.99/mo option, which comes with 1TB of storage (up from 100GB previously). The company also announced several new security features for Pro users.

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Use Google Ventures' "Note and Vote" Method to Make Group Decisions

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:30

People's opinions can quickly derail a meeting and stop the group from making a decision. Google Ventures has a technique to get to good decisions in 15 minutes, which they call the "Note and Vote" method.

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Filelize Automatically Backs Up Any File You Open to Your Cloud

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:00

Windows/Android/iOS: To seamlessly switch gadgets, you need the files you were last working on to be available on the new device. Filelize makes this easy by automatically backing up any file you open to your Dropbox, Google Drive, Box or SkyDrive.

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Your Favorite Smartphone Car Mount is $7 Off Right Now

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:30

The iOttie One Touch took home the prize of your favorite smartphone car mount , and I can say from experience that it's worth every penny of its usual $20 price. That said, if you don't own one yet, they're going for $13 right now.

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How to Identify a Load-Bearing Wall

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:30

Most people enjoy an open floor plan these days, but it's impossible to achieve that look in older homes without taking down a few walls. Since some of those walls might be keeping the rest of the house standing, it's important to understand how load-bearing walls work and be able to identify them.

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Road Trip Planner Is a Cheat Sheet to Plan Your Journey

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:00

Road trips are awesome. Planning road trips is not awesome. This new cheat sheet takes the research out of road trips and tells you what you need to know.

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The Only Eight Kitchen Cleaners You Actually Need

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:30

Things get dirty in the kitchen, so you have a long line-up of cleaning tools under the sink. But you don't need them all, says The Kitchn. There are eight items you need and you can probably throw the rest out.

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The Best Ways to Waste Time Productively

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:00

Sometimes you need to take a break from work, but you don't want to just waste time doing nothing at all. Productive procrastination is a great inbetween, so we're putting together a list of what types of activities work best.

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The Road to Redemption Desktop

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:00

Reader Amitabh put together this good-looking Linux desktop with a few simple add-ons for his system, and the end result offers just a few useful widgets and plenty of room to work, not to mention a personalized experience. Here's how he set it up.

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Quickly Open a USB Drive in Windows with a Keyboard Shortcut

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:00

If you need quick access to files on a USB flash drive regularly—or use an application located on one—you can create a keyboard shortcut to save yourself some time.

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Make an Easy Peel Away Wrapper for Your Sandwich with Paper Towels

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:00

If you don't want to use a plastic container or sandwich baggies, this method of folding two paper towels around your sandwich both protects and gives no-mess eating access.

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Why You Should Get the Big Things Done First

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:30

It's common to reach the end of the day and realize you've hardly accomplished anything. This object demonstration shows why you should tackle the big tasks first thing in the morning.

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Six Rookie Portfolio Mistakes Even Seasoned Investors Make

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

Even if you've held a brokerage account for decades or have made it a point to stay up-to-date on your daily stock market news, one thing is clear: there's only one Warren Buffett —and you're not him. And that's okay. There are lessons we could all stand to learn.

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This Chart Demystifies Which Cooking Oils Are Best for What

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:30

You have a lot of options for cooking oils. Some are better at certain temperatures, others are best with certain types of food. The folks over at MyFitnessPal have created a chart that helps you pick which oils are best for what kind of cooking you want to do.

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