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Set Up Your Mac for Development in a Few Minutes

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:00

It's great to get a new computer, but it takes hours to actually get the thing set up so you can use it. If you're a developer, Lapwing Laps has a guide to automate the whole process, including setting up special default settings.

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Pennies Is a Colorful, Gesture-Based Way to Track Finances

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:30

iPhone: Tracking budgets and finances isn't really supposed to be fun, but Pennies is an app that makes the process a little more bearable by using intuitive gestures and a bright color scheme.

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​How to Get the Best Possible Roku Experience On the Cheap

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:00

Roku is our favorite streaming set-top-box , but for something so simple, it packs a lot of power. Knowing how to get the most out of your Roku device unlocks a cheap, vast, and convenient world of streaming media. Here are a few tips to help you out.

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Pour a Carton of Juice Upside Down for Fewer Splashes and More Control

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:00

Glug glug glug. When you pour a carton of juice the typical way, the juice tends to gush out, at least if you pour it quickly. There's a better way to avoid the whole mess: turn the container upside down.

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This Chart Shows How Much Your Job Might Earn in Another Industry

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:30

Many jobs aren't confined to a specific industry. You could be a network administrator, for example, in the education industry, in retail, or just about any other industry. How might your salary differ if you worked in a different industry? FlowingData's interactive chart can give you an idea.

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10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct (That Aren't Actually Wrong)

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:02

Are you the sort of person who just loves correcting other people's grammar? Are you sure that you're doing it right? Some things that people have been taught are rules of English grammar are really not rules at all—and some of them are flat-out wrong.

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Five Common Myths About Meditation Debunked

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:00

You've probably heard that meditation can be beneficial , but how much do you actually know about it? Many aspects of meditation are often misunderstood or misinterpreted. Let's debunk some of these myths so you can start reaping the rewards.

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Chargers For Any Situation, Chopper for Any Vegetable, and More Deals

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:45

We posted this deal yesterday, but it got derailed by a price mistake. If you missed out, the original deal (which is actually quite good) is back today with new promo codes. The Power Castle external charger is actually the Wirecutter's favorite, and the various bundled items all have great reviews as well. Just be sure to use the correct promo code for your chosen bundle, as they're unique to each item.

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The Best Way to Assemble a Sandwich So It Doesn't Fall Apart

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:30

It's not that hard to throw a sandwich together, but being more strategic in your sandwich layering strategy could make the difference between a sloppy sandwich and one that keeps its ingredients together as it should.

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Another Researcher Shows How Social Networks Can Follow You Online

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:00

Security researcher Andris Atteka discovered a way to see LinkedIn users that came to his blog page, and get their profile information as long as they were logged in when they did it. It serves as a good reminder: log out of social networks when you're finished.

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Spot a Touched-Up Photo by Looking at the Light

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:30

Recognizing edited photos isn't always easy, but one surefire way to tell is to look at the light sources and the direction that they're coming from. Here's how to tell.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Debuts with Support on RHEL 7

ServerWatch - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:03

New features that first appeared in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 come to RHEL 6 as users now also get the ability to run RHEL 6 on RHEL 7.

Categories: Linux

How to Make the Most of a Mentor and Get Ahead in Your Career

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:00

Having a mentor is a great way to gain experience and knowledge that's not easy to gain from formal education. Ironically, getting the most out of your mentor doesn't come with a handbook. So we wrote one.

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Deal with the Elephant in the Room First to Become a Better Leader

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:30

When you're a leader, your job is (in part) to deal with the issues that everyone who follows you is worried about. If you know there's an elephant in the room, be the first one to speak up about it.

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These $5 Target College Care Packages Are Insane Deals for Anyone

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:15

Even if you don't have a kid in college, these $5 care packages from Target are a fantastic bargain, and feature items that anyone can use.

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The Difference Between “Nonstop” and “Direct” Flights

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:00

When you book travel, it's best to know exactly what you're getting into. Nonstop and direct flights aren't the same thing. Direct flights may have at least one stop between your departure and destination locations.

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You're Wrong About Voicemail

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:00

My mother is untrainable. At least, as far as voicemail is concerned. We'd repeat the same song and dance over and over. Me: Stop leaving me voicemails. Her: I don't understand. This went on for years, until I figured out she was right all along.

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Introducing the Google News Publisher Center

GoogleWebmasterCentral - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:06
(Cross-posted on the Google News Blog)

Webmaster level: All

UPDATE: Great News -- The Publisher Center is now available in all 21 countries where Google News is available in English.

If you're a news publisher, your website has probably evolved and changed over time -- just like your stories. But in the past, when you made changes to the structure of your site, we might not have discovered your new content. That meant a lost opportunity for your readers, and for you. Unless you regularly checked Webmaster Tools, you might not even have realized that your new content wasn’t showing up in Google News. To prevent this from happening, we are letting you make changes to our record of your news site using the just launched Google News Publisher Center.

With the Publisher Center, your potential readers can be more informed about the articles they’re clicking on and you benefit from better discovery and classification of your news content. After verifying ownership of your site using Google Webmaster Tools, you can use the Publisher Center to directly make the following changes:

  • Update your news site details, including changing your site name and labeling your publication with any relevant source labels (e.g., “Blog”, “Satire” or “Opinion”)
  • Update your section URLs when you change your site structure (e.g., when you add a new section such as http://example.com/2014commonwealthgames or http://example.com/elections2014)
  • Label your sections with a specific topic (e.g., “Technology” or “Politics”)

Whenever you make changes to your site, we’d recommend also checking our record of it in the Publisher Center and updating it if necessary.

Try it out, or learn more about how to get started.

At the moment the tool is only available to publishers in the U.S. but we plan to introduce it in other countries soon and add more features.  In the meantime, we’d love to hear from you about what works well and what doesn’t. Ultimately, our goal is to make this a platform where news publishers and Google News can work together to provide readers with the best, most diverse news on the web.

Posted by Eric Weigle, Software Engineer
Categories: Web

Lulu CEO on the invention of the self-publishing business

OpenSource.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:00

Lulu.com helped define modern publish-on-demand services. In my mind, they did define them; I remember printing my first photobook and sending it to Lulu to be sent back, spiral-bound. I was amazed. I had essentially put together a small markup language (DSL, or Domain Specific Language, even), processed it through a Scheme script, and spit out LaTeX that produced reasonably pretty pages that could be converted to PDF and submitted for publication. I think I bought two copies.


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