iOS: If you’re a big fan of new Night theme in iBooks 1.5 and wish the entire iOS had an easy-on-the-eyes night mode, it does–find out how to adjust the entire UI experience with a few taps.
There’s a good chance that your smart phone is loaded with root-level spyware installed—not by a malicious internet source, but by your phone provider. Find out how to detect and remove it to increase performance and privacy.
Don’t limit yourself to just plugging in simple search terms to Google; check out this infographic and learn a search string search or two.
The results might surprise you! Our friends over at 7 Tutorials did some testing and found that the free IObit uninstaller application actually stacked up pretty well against the paid solution from Revo—though perhaps with a few less features.
If Google’s recent Easter Egg–query “do a barrel roll” if you haven’t tried it already–has you curious about other search tricks, this collection of Easter Eggs will keep you busy for awhile.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is an amazing time saver when it works well and a huge time sink when it malfunctions. Check out this comparison of 10 OCR tools to find one best suited for your project.
Fog machines add a nice spooky-vibe to a Halloween celebration but they aren’t exactly cheap. This $5 hack will help you send fog spilling across your table without breaking the bank.
For years, Windows tweaking people have tried to convince everybody that if you disable the pagefile, you’ll get a big performance boost. One of our readers did a ton of testing to prove that this is not true.
Running unsigned code on the Xbox360 requires a bit of know how and a specific plan tailored to your particular model/chipset. A freshly released hack, however, works on every version of the Xbox.
On Air is a free Android application that turns your Android phone’s storage into a Wi-Fi accessible drive for easy file transfer, syncing, and more.
Curious about the programming languages in use all around you? This timeline-style infographic highlights the major programming languages of the last 50 years and where you, indirectly, experience them.
Dual Monitor Taskbar adds a functional taskbar to your secondary Windows 7 monitor complete with Aero peek.
Kenneth Finnegan started his adventures in electronics tinkering a little over two years ago and in that time advanced from being a complete beginner to putting together some really advanced projects. After his projects start...
At Photojojo! they have a detailed tutorial outlining how to create a cinemagraph that covers the planning and execution of your image.
At MakeUseOf they’ve shared a small tutorial on how to configure the free Android application PC Auto Waker. Essentially it’s just a lightweight wake-on-LAN (WOL) client that sends a packet to your computer.
One of the features that many people love in Chrome is the minimal UI at the top of the browser. Want to minimize it even more? Then you will definitely want to make use of the new feature added to the Experimental Features page.
If you’re bent on customizing every aspect of your Android phone, this helpful guide will show you how to swap out the stock boot animation for a new custom one.
There is no doubt that multiple tab browsing is a wonderful thing, but what if you want to conserve some vertical screen real-estate? Now you can hide and show the Tab Bar in Firefox as needed with a customized keyboard short...
You can definitely file this trick in your “awesome DIY science” folder. Make magazine shares a technique for creating detailed wood burns without actually applying fire or a hot iron to the wood surface.
The health impact of sitting is a topic of hot discussion these days– The New York Times covered the topic last month–and for good reason. All along we’ve known that sitting all day isn’t great for you...
Have you been wanting an easy way to set KeePass Password Safe 2 up on your Linux systems? Then get ready to rejoice. Now you can get that KeePass goodness on your Ubuntu or Debian-Based Linux system using a PPA, the Command ...
If you want to share a cool game on your iOS device but not let everyone read your email, Locktopus offers a simple app-by-app lockdown solution.
Are you looking for a quick bit of good fun to “impress” your less computer-savvy family and friends with? Then you need Hacker Typer. Hacker Typer lets you produce awesome looking “1337 code” with just a few keystrokes.
In the video above YouTube user TheFarmacyMan shares an interesting video demonstrating a trick he stumbled upon accidentally–if you put clear tape on a frosted privacy window the tape acts as a peep hole through the gl...
One element of lie detection, as carried out by lie detecting machines, is the measurement of galvanic skin response–how sweaty the questioned person becomes. This simple electronics project recreates that measure right in your workshop.