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This Killer Feature Makes OneNote Perfect for Math Notes

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:30:49 +0000

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OneNote is a fantastic app for every facet of your life that requires keeping notes. It’s especially useful for students — whether you need a place to keep everything from lectures or want to collaborate on drawing with classmates, OneNote can handle it. Microsoft recently announced a new OneNote feature that will prove helpful to anyone using the app for math work. The Ink math assistant can now create graphs from equations written by hand, letting you visualize them instantly. First, use your finger or stylus to draw out an equation, like y = x + 5. Then, click the...

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4 Places to Find Inspiration for Your Bullet Journal

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:30:52 +0000

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If you’re new to the custom planning system known as bullet journaling, it can be a little overwhelming. Trying to figure out how to set up a planner with nothing more than a pen and a blank journal is no easy task. Luckily, the online bullet journal community is an incredibly active one that is chock full of inspiration. Instagram There’s an incredibly active bullet journal community on Instagram sharing ideas for layouts, bullet journal pages, embellishments, and more. These are some of the busiest Instagram hashtags you should follow: #BulletJournal #Bujo #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournalcommunity #bujojunkies #bulletjournallove #plannercommunity #planneraddict  #bujoaddict #leuchtturm1917 #showmeyourplanner #bulletjournalcollection #bujoinspire...

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This New Dictionary Explains Complex Tech Concepts in Simple Terms

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:30:54 +0000

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The popular subreddit called Explain Like I Am Five is now internet slang (ELI5). Why is it so popular? Because it breaks down complex questions into simple answers. Forget five-year-olds — these days, even adults need to make sense of the technobabble around us. A new tool from Google’s Jigsaw incubator and Washington Post aims to solve that problem with a simple but ground-breaking tool: Sideways Dictionary. Is Sideways Dictionary Just Another Book of Meanings? The short answer is No. The longer answer is that this is like the Urban Dictionary for tech terms, which are often difficult to explain. The Sideways Dictionary...

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Reliving the 80s: ARMIGA Amiga Emulator Review and Giveaway

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:30:26 +0000

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Retro gaming doesn’t get any better than booting up an Amiga emulator, loading up a disk image and watching as the Kickstart screen disappears, to be replaced by an amazing 16-bit game. Or does it? Well, that really depends on whether you’re using a software emulator, or a physical device. The ARMIGA Full Edition is an ARM-powered Amiga “clone”, and we’re giving one away to you lucky retro gaming fans! Read on to find out how to enter. What is an Amiga? There was a time when the PC was not the all-powerful, all-conquering behemoth. A time when the IBM-compatible...

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Make Any New Browser Tab More Useful With 5 Custom Tools

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 04:30:33 +0000

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Start a new tab on any modern browser and you meet the speed dial, a collection of your most visited sites. It’s handy, sure, but the new tab page can be much more useful. The key to productivity is finding out what works for you. Don’t just apply what a productivity guru says without thinking about your needs. The New Tab page can serve many purposes. If you don’t need a collection of your most visited sites, turn it into something you actually need. Web apps and extensions are the best way to make this happen. But when you are...

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Google Play vs. Amazon Appstore: Which Is Better?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:00:30 +0000

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The Google Play Store is the default app store for most Android phones and tablets. It’s fast, convenient, and usually comes pre-installed. It’s so ubiquitous, most users probably don’t even realize alternatives are available. But there are alternatives — the most well-known and widely-used of which is the Amazon Appstore. So, how does the Amazon offering compare with the default Google Play Store? Is it worth installing? What unique features does it offer? Keep reading to find out which of the two stores is better. What is the Amazon Appstore? Before diving into the specifics, let’s take a moment to clarify what...

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Google Play Music Is Better on Samsung Phones

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:00:16 +0000

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Google Play Music will be the default music app on all new Samsung phones and tablets starting with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. This is thanks to Samsung and Google doing a deal which benefits both companies. Thankfully, you benefit too, that is if you own a new Samsung device. All new Samsung phones and tablets will now feature Google Play Music as their default music app. The Samsung Music app will still be available, but only as a download. For all intents and purposes, Samsung is pushing Google Play Music as the only music app you’ll ever need...

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What’s the Best DSLR for Your Money in 2017

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:00:00 +0000

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Although cell phone cameras get better every year, nothing beats a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera. DSLR cameras deliver top-tier photo quality, versatility, and longevity. However, finding the best DSLR for your needs and budget can prove difficult. Additionally, with high sticker prices, it’s often tough to find the proper DSLR. Check out the best DSLR for your money in 2017. Defining “Best” DSLR Fact: DSLRs are not cheap. Entry-level models clock in around $500 on the low end, and it’s easy to consider even a $1,000–2,000 DSLR a mid-range camera. However, we’re focusing on the best consumer-class DLSRs for your...

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Privacy and Windows 10: Your Guide to Windows Telemetry

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:00:00 +0000

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Windows 10 was a huge success after it launched in 2015. As of March 2017, it was running on over a quarter of Desktop computers worldwide, only trailing Windows 7, which was released six years prior. Microsoft appeared to have listened to feedback about Windows 8 and sought to mix the best of Windows 7 and 8 while pushing the OS into the future. Despite the success of the launch, there was one area in which Microsoft appeared falter: privacy. Windows 10 included mandatory and opt-out data collection for “product improvement and personalization” purposes. They further complicated the situation by being unclear...

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Learn To Make An Android App This Weekend

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:34:00 +0000

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Right now, you can name your own price on this bundle of Android development courses and learn to make an app before you know it! If you spend at least $1, you’ll get one course that’ll cover the basics of creating an app and launching it on Google Play. If you beat the average, which is just under $15 as of this writing, then you’ll get five additional courses that will teach you everything! Buy: Pay What You Want: The Ultimate Android Development Bundle Name Your Price As long as you spend $1, you’ll get a really solid course that’s valued...

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How to Manage Your Podcast Collection Using Pocket Casts

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:00:00 +0000

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Take one look at any podcast directory and you’ll see just how popular podcasts are. And they are only increasing in momentum. Like many people, you probably enhance specific segments of your life with podcasts, depending on them for insight on everything from cooking to religion. Over time, your podcast collection has probably grown increasingly jumbled, making it harder to find episodes by subject matter or from certain podcasters. Due to the sheer number of podcasts you need to hear, and the fact that the options for things to listen to grow on a weekly basis, the problem you face...

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Huge Deals On Logitech Harmony, Titanfall 2, and Much More [US/CA]

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:30:49 +0000

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Today, you can get the Logitech Harmony remote with the Hub for the only $70, Titanfall 2 for $24, Civilization Vi for $10 off, and much more! US Deals Logitech Harmony Smart Control ($69.99, 46% Off) Logitech Harmony Smart Control with Smartphone App and Simple All In One Remote - Black Logitech Harmony Smart Control with Smartphone App and Simple All In One Remote - Black Use your smartphone (available Harmony Smartphone app) or the included Harmony Remote to control your entertainment devices Buy Now At Amazon $69.99 We’re starting today’s deals off with the best, because this is the...

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