Monthly Archives: September 2009

DIY Indestructible Thumb Drive

From Lifehacker We love carrying handy little thumb drives everywhere we go, but at times they can be delicate little fellows. Blogger Dmitry Brant—having lost too many thumb drives to his washing machine—set out to make his thumb drive impervious … Continue reading

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There’s an App for That!

Original Post Apps For Everything: Apple Continues To Try To Improve App Discovery: ” Apple today has rolled out a new series of pages on the iPhone section of its website called “Apps For Everything.” The idea here is to … Continue reading

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Consumer groups blast banks’ card ‘tricks’

From Redtape Chronicals by Bob Sullivan If credit cardholders feel worse off since the passage of the law designed to protect them from banks, that's because they are. An avalanche of new fees, interest rate hikes and other costly changes … Continue reading

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Use Google Docs to Convert Images to Text [Documents]

Original Post: Use Google Docs to Convert Images to Text [Documents] It’s not an official feature (yet), but Google Docs can perform OCR image-to-text conversions on high-resolution files you upload to it. They have to be pretty darned clear and … Continue reading

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How To Get Data Off A Dead Hard Drive

Original Post: How To Get Data Off A Dead Hard Drive It happens to us all, sooner or later. We boot up our computer and *BAM* that’s it. Blue screen of death (BSOD). The hard drive has failed. But the … Continue reading

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VLC Issues Security Update, Support for 64-bit OS X – Update Monday

Original Post: VLC Issues Security Update, Support for 64-bit OS X [Updates] Windows/Mac/Linux: VLC—the most popular video player among Lifehacker readers—just released an update to version 1.0.2. The update addresses a serious security issue, adds 64-bit support for OS X, … Continue reading

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iWork ’09 Update 3 is ready and waiting

Original Post: iWork '09 Update 3 is ready and waiting Filed under: iWork, Software Update Fresh off Software Update, it’s iWork 09 Update 3 which addresses a ton of issues in Keynote, Numbers, and Pages as well as the iWork.com … Continue reading

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Turn a Soap Dish into a BlackBerry Cradle [DIY Creations]

Original Post: Turn a Soap Dish into a BlackBerry Cradle [DIY Creations] The ergonomics of BlackBerrys make them difficult to fit into a stand-up dock or charging cradle, as evidenced by scant appearance in our roundup of nine non-iPhone docks. … Continue reading

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Mint for iPhone Brings 3.0 Features to the Personal Finance App

Original Post: Mint for iPhone Brings 3.0 Features to the Personal Finance App [Downloads] iPhone/iPod touch only: Popular personal finance webapp Mint released their iPhone app last year, but today they’ve unveiled a new and improved version, introducing support for … Continue reading

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Show Gmail Labels with Unread Messages

Original Post: Show Gmail Labels with Unread Messages If you have a lot of labels in Gmail, it’s difficult to see all of them without scrolling down. In July, Gmail added an option to hide some of your labels, so … Continue reading

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