For those of you still reeling from Google’s decision to axe its venerable Reader product, finding an RSS management replacement has been a top priority. Most of the digerati has seemed to settle on Feedly, and in the past few weeks, its developers have been continually innovating to ensure that its influx of new subscribers have all the bells and whistles they expect from a comprehensive RSS management solution.
If you are still finding your way around the product and would like to know a few easy ways of getting new RSS feeds into your account, check out these simple options. Read more
The specter of paying off massive student loan debt is a burden that weighs heavy on most of the Millennial generation. Trying to start a life, never mind a family, in today’s economic milieu with the additional burden of debt from a process that was, ostensibly, supposed to help you find gainful employment is a tough pill for many to swallow.
While technology cannot provide a panacea to address these grievous issues, it can make dealing with them a little more palatable. Read more
Sometimes, you need to quickly restart or shutdown your Mac, but if you have many applications open, or worse, if one of them is misbehaving and preventing the system from shutting down, you’re probably going to get very frustrated. What you might not know is that OS X has an incredibly handy (and often underutilized) application that helps you create automated workflows, and that can help you address this issue. Read more
If you’re a Gmail/Chrome power-user, you probably utilize this combo to handle a variety of personal/professional correspondence to stay productive and organized. Even though Gmail has a fantastic built-in search functionality to help you find what you’re looking for, it is still sometimes necessary to export your messages outside of the Google ecosystem, either to print them for some kind of official documentation, or to save them to PDF for storage purposes.
Instead of doing this manually, one by one, you can utilize this excellent Chrome extension to automate the process. Read more
The “Front Page of the Internet” (a.k.a., Reddit) is an excellent place to find interesting stories, heated debates, and to pass some free time. As you peruse the site, you may find yourself jumping back and forth between the various subreddits, so, in order to improve the quality of your experience, it may be useful if only novel links were shown each time you viewed a page.
The Interwebs love of Reddit has engendered just such a solution. Read more
Chrome has built-in tab restoration and management options, but there are many available extensions that greatly expand upon its limited capabilities. If you’re looking for more powerful ways of working with your browser tabs, check out OneTab. Read more
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the vast number of options available to you when choosing a new laptop, there are online tools at your disposal to help you whittle down the choices. I’ve covered some before, but new entrant, Swogo, offers an attractive, information-packed presentation that easily makes it the top contender. Read more
When you live in your web browser most of the day, you are probably accustomed to managing numerous tabs. As you’re moving back and forth, getting your work on, it is inevitable that you will, at some point, accidentally close out an important browser tab.
There is a useful keyboard shortcut available to mitigate this annoying occurrence. Read more