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The July Home Screen

The July Home Screen

There's always something to be said for simplicity. That's certainly the case with this home screen design. This one features a small overview of your day's events alongside the current date and time, and a few notification badges to let you know how many emails or missed calls you need to tend to.

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Use an Empty Wine or Liquor Bottle as a Rolling Pin

Use an Empty Wine or Liquor Bottle as a Rolling Pin

If you're like me and rarely take the time to bake anything, a rolling pin is probably not something you have in your kitchen. In the event the baking bug bites, you can use an empty glass bottle in a pinch to roll out your dough.

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This Chart Shows Which Video Games Give the Best Return On Investment

This Chart Shows Which Video Games Give the Best Return On Investment

Video games can be expensive, especially when you're taking a chance with something you haven't tried or seen much of. The eBay Deals team has put together a way to see a game's ROI (return on investment) so you can see what games—and DLC—may have the best value per your dollar.

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Everything That Does and Doesn't Work with the New Raspberry Pi

A new model of the Raspberry Pi was released this month that comes packed with more ports and uses less power. While the price has remained the same, a few things have changed that make external hardware work differently. Ladyada has a breakdown of everything that matters.

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Simplify Switching Between OS X Partitions with an AppleScript

Simplify Switching Between OS X Partitions with an AppleScript

Switching between OS X partitions usually requires you to either manually change your startup disk or hold down the Option key when you boot, but iDownloadBlog reader Antony Verros shares a simple AppleScript that makes rebooting a bit simpler.

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Jalopnik Getting Gas Is The Hardest Part Of Owning An Exotic Car | Jezebel Thank Goodness Richard Da

Jalopnik Getting Gas Is The Hardest Part Of Owning An Exotic Car | Jezebel Thank Goodness Richard Dawkins Has Finally Mansplained Rape | Kotaku EA Announces Netflix-Like Subscription Plan On Xbox One | Lifehacker Five Things I Learned From Hanging Out with a Nine Year Old | Kinja Popular Posts

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Why Creative Side Projects Are Good for You

Why Creative Side Projects Are Good for You

At any given time, I have a side project running. It's often a new blog or a book or a newsletter. Sometimes I try to design WordPress themes. Other times I try photography. And there's good news: side projects improve other areas of your life.

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Instagram is quietly launching a new Snapchat-style app called Bolt, in which users can send photos

Instagram is quietly launching a new Snapchat-style app called Bolt, in which users can send photos or videos that expire upon viewing. The app is currently only available in certain regions—New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa—in preparation for a wider launch. Read more on The Verge.

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How "Fatal Attraction" Negatively Affects Your Relationships

How "Fatal Attraction" Negatively Affects Your Relationships

The idea that opposites attract is pretty old, but it's still something that people wrestle with every day. We're attracted to someone's opposite, positive qualities, but then quickly get annoyed with them over time. Speaking with The Wall Street Journal, Dr. Diane Felmlee calls this phenomenon "fatal attraction."

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Better Open With Improves Android's App Chooser with Delayed Defaults

Better Open With Improves Android's App Chooser with Delayed Defaults

Android: One of the coolest things about Android is that you can choose which default app you use to open certain types of links. However, this can also get convoluted if you want to have choice in the future, or don't like the extra step. Better Open With improves this experience.

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Estimate Someone's Age with Just Their First Name Using This Data

Estimate Someone's Age with Just Their First Name Using This Data

It's not always easy to gauge someone's age (particularly online), and it's also not always polite to ask. While it's no guarantee, it may be possible to get an age range from someone with just their first name.

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AppDowner Downgrades Android Apps to Older Versions

AppDowner Downgrades Android Apps to Older Versions

Android: Sometimes upgrading an app means losing features you love, or getting a slower app in the process. AppDowner makes it simple to install old versions of your favorite apps, as long as you have the APK handy.

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PSA: Dropbox Shouldn't Be Your Sole Backup for Your Files

PSA: Dropbox Shouldn't Be Your Sole Backup for Your Files

It might seem like Dropbox (or other online file syncing and sharing services, like Google Drive or OneDrive), are an ideal backup solution, but this one horror story of someone losing all their photos on Dropbox is an excellent reminder: You can't rely on just one backup method .

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Learn Linux with This Free edX Course from the Linux Foundation

Intro to Linux is normally a $2,400 course from the Linux Foundation, but it's being offered for free now on edX. If you've ever wanted to learn how to use the open source operating system, there's no better time than now.

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OneNote for Mac and iOS Gets Better Organization, Office Compatibility

OneNote for Mac and iOS Gets Better Organization, Office Compatibility

OS X/iOS: Not too long after (finally) rolling out a Mac client and IFTTT integration , Microsoft has further updated OneNote for Apple users. The Mac, iPhone, and iPad apps now let you insert and preview Office documents, move and reorder notebook sections and pages, and more.

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The Best Productivity Tricks You Can Learn From Rock Stars

The Best Productivity Tricks You Can Learn From Rock Stars

Beyond the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, musicians work their butts off. What you see on stage or hear on your iPod is a distillation of years of hard work. Naturally, they have a lot of lessons we can all learn from to be more productive. Here are a few.

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Deals: UE Mini Boom, LG G3 for Half Price, Galaxy Tab Pro, Gaming Gear

Deals: UE Mini Boom, LG G3 for Half Price, Galaxy Tab Pro, Gaming Gear

The Ultimate Ears MINI BOOM offers shockingly robust sound in a tiny, tastefully-designed package. This model took home the Wirecutter's pick for best portable speaker, and Amazon is currently selling it for the lowest price they've ever offered. [Ultimate Ears Mini Boom, $79]

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​Soothe a Sunburn with Yogurt or Milk

​Soothe a Sunburn with Yogurt or Milk

We all know we need to take care in the sun , but it's easy to catch a few too many rays. If you're feeling the heat and need some soothing, head to the fridge and pull out some milk or yogurt.

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Asana for iPhone and iPad Updates with a New Interface and More Speed

iOS: Asana is one of our favorite to-do apps , and today the service unveiled new native apps for iPhone and iPad. Both are designed specifically for those devices, offer a speed boost, feature a streamlined interface, and have been rebuilt from the ground up.

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​Refresh Your Tired, Worn-Out Patio Umbrella On the Cheap

​Refresh Your Tired, Worn-Out Patio Umbrella On the Cheap

If the years have taken their toll on your patio umbrella, there's no need to splash out on a new one. Bigger Than the Three of Us shows us how to breathe new life into a tired parasol and give it a fancy, expensive look.

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Five Things I Learned From Hanging Out with a Nine Year Old

Five Things I Learned From Hanging Out with a Nine Year Old

Kids are great at providing perspective. Since they don't have jobs, can't vote, and generally don't start causing serious relationship drama until they turn into teenagers, they're uniquely placed to learn what really matters (whether they intentionally mean to teach us or not).

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No Wake On Charge Keeps Your Samsung Screen Off When Plugged In

Android (Rooted ): When you plug in your phone to power up overnight, you've probably noticed that the screen lights up. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, or S3, here's how to stop the screen from turning on when you plug it in.

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Spotify Just Added a Surprisingly Exciting Equalizer to Its iOS App

Spotify Just Added a Surprisingly Exciting Equalizer to Its iOS App

Remember equalizers? You know, the little dials that used to keep your tiny boombox speakers from tweaking out at high volume but have sort of disappeared in the world of digital music. Well, they're making a comeback in the latest update to Spotify's iOS app, and I'm unduly excited about it.

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Gawker Your Giant American Refrigerator Is Making You Fat And Poor | Gizmodo Are Smart Drugs Really

Gawker Your Giant American Refrigerator Is Making You Fat And Poor | Gizmodo Are Smart Drugs Really That Smart? | io9 The Tattered, Haunting Remains of Abandoned Airports | Kotaku Ice Cream Sandwiches Are Supposed To Melt, Walmart

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Get Wood Smoked Flavor on a Gas Grill

Gas grills can be convenient and easy to clean up, but they don't usually offer the same smoky, wood-smoked flavor and aroma that a charcoal grill can give you. Luckily, you can bring the smoke to the gas grill pretty easily, thanks to the folks at America's Test Kitchen. Here's how.

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