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This Week's Top Downloads

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 19:00

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.

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Quote Projects with Specific Prices Instead of Round Numbers

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:00

If you sell your time and need to give quotes to customers, you'll often round to the nearest zero and call it good. Customers might be more likely to accept your bid if you use an exact price.

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Bluetooth Finder Helps You Find that Lost Device

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 17:00

Android: Fitness trackers are awesome until you lose them. Bluetooth Finder helps you find lost Bluetooth devices if they are nearby.

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Try Your Local Library Instead of a Coffee Shop to Get Work Done

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 16:00

When you think of a library, most people think of a quiet place to study. If you want to get work done and spread out, you go to a coffee shop. Newer libraries offer the same amenities as coffee shops, and sometimes even more.

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Take a Few Seconds to Meditate Before You Pick up the Phone

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 15:00

Meditation can be very beneficial , but most of us struggle to find the time. Next time the phone rings, take a few breaths before you answer.

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GEGeek Tech Toolkit Fixes Windows Computers and Updates Itself

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:00

If you're the person friends, family and coworkers count on to fix their computers, you already know a portable USB toolkit is essential for repairs. GEGeek TechToolkit downloads hundreds of programs and updates itself.

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Offer Direct Deposit Payment to a Landlord if You Have Shaky Credit

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 13:00

If you have less-than-perfect credit, you may find landlords denying your rental application. They might say yes to your application if you set up auto-payment of rent.

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Everything You Need to Know About iOS 8

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:00

iOS 8 launched this week, and with it came a slew of improvements and new features. Before you get to playing around with it for yourself, here are a few guides to basic new features , the new Messages functions , hidden features , keyboards , and everything else.

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Respond to Recruiters With Specific Job Titles You’re Interested in

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 09:00

Recruiters are always on the prowl for new candidates to fill their client's vacancies. If an offer doesn't interest you, tell the recruiter what opportunities interest you in instead of just saying no.

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The Comfort Principle: Spend Money Where You Spend Your Time

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 18:30

One of Lifehacker's main tasks is to help you save money. But once you've saved money, where should you spend it in order to maximize the usefulness of your money spent—or even your happiness? To answer that, just look at what you spend your day doing, proportionally, and allocate money accordingly. I'm going to call it the comfort principle.

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Make a Water Filter Out of a Tree Branch

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 18:00

In our pursuit of advanced technology, we forget that mother nature has already patented all the best ideas. With just a hose clamp, some plastic tubing, and piece of tree branch, you can create a simple water filter.

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Overcome the Need for Instant Gratification by Delaying Your Urges

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:00

Instant gratification is the enemy of hard work and the development of perseverance . Just giving yourself a timeout when you feel an urge for something easy—like an unhealthy snack or a shortcut that will affect your work—you can give yourself the opportunity to make the better choice.

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Where to Watch College Football Games If You Don't Have Cable

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:30

The college football season has kicked off, but finding the game you want isn't always easy when you don't have cable. Here's a few places you can check out to try and catch your favorite teams.

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Why Top Performers Fail Under Pressure (and How Not to Choke)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:00

You've seen it happen before—maybe you've even experienced the stomach-churning, brain-in-hyperdrive feeling yourself. Whether it's the pro missing those easy free throws on the basketball court or someone sweating through an important presentation in the conference room—even the best performers choke under pressure.

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Build Your Own Tea Brewing Machine for $15

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:30

Brewing tea is pretty easy: put the bag in, let it steep, take it out. But it's easy to forget to take the bag out, which means you end up with a little too much flavor. Instructables user suvinks solved this problem by creating a little tea brewing machine.

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How Much You'll Have to Stretch Your Thumb to Use the New iPhones

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:00

The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus come out today . Both are a bit bigger than previous versions of the phone, and that means using them is a little different. Over on Quartz, designer Scott Hurff shows how reachable the new phones are.

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Save Money at Whole Foods with Bulk Buys

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:30

Whole Foods Market sells great food, but it can feel like you have to be a millionaire to shop there regularly. The store does have some hidden discounts, however, that can save you a bunch on your grocery bill (organic or not).

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Learn Yoga in Five Minutes a Day with These "YogaGrams"

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:00

You don't have to commit an hour or half an hour every day to a yoga practice to reap the benefits. In less than five minutes a day, you can learn new yoga poses.

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