Once a week we round up some of the reader questions we’ve answered to share with everyone. This week we’re looking at how to bulk edit the authorship on Microsoft Office docs, set up port forwarding on your router, and remote controlling your Android phone.
Windows/Mac/Linux/iOS: Popular screen-dimming software f.lux is now available for jailbroken iOS devices. Install f.lux to enjoy gently adjusted brightness based on the time of day for easy-on-the-eyes computer use.
Mac: If you’re looking for a stylish and customizable break timer for Mac OS X, Time Out is a solid pick. Adjust the transparency, control iTunes and other apps, create exclusions, and more.
If you’re concerned you’ve been spending too much time on the internet, whether or not you get this video is a pretty solid indicator of how deep down the rabbit hole you’ve gone.
Once week we round up the best reader tips and share them here. This week we’re looking at running Windows 8 as a VMware machine, speeding up Windows 7 search with Agent Ransack, and making zip ties reusable.
Windows: If you’re a VirtualBox power user, VBoxLauncher generates a custom jumplist of all your VirtualBox machines for easy access.
Do you know how long your cell provider is storing your text messages, call logs, and other personal information? Find out here.
Windows/Android/iOS: If you’re reluctant to share photos online because of embedded metadata (like GPS coordinates in pictures taken from your camera phone), PixelGarde offers easy metadata stripping and photo sharing.
Today Amazon revealed their in-house Android-based tablet, the Kindle Fire, as well as a host of changes to the Kindle lineup.
Popular presentation sharing web site SlideShare has abandoned flash and shifted entirely to HTML5–you can now view SlideShare on any app that has an HTML5 compliant web browser.
Once a week we round up some of the interesting questions you guys mail in, answer them, and share them with the greater readership. This week we’re looking at how to enable Aero in VirtualBox, figuring out how much overhead your RAID array will chew up, and RAW processing without Photoshop.
Despite the common notion that lots of data is beamed down from satellites the majority of global communications travel through a massive network of high speed cables. Check out this interactive map to see the cables that bind everything together.
This time-lapse video, created from a series of 345 images shot from the International Space Station, showcases Auroras in the upper atmosphere of the Earth in a way we never see them from way down here.