Getting the Most Out of an Older MacBook or iMac

062711_rg_GetMostMac_01.jpgNot everyone can update their computer every year, which is why it makes sense to try and get the most out of your computer, especially if it’s a Mac, which usually cost more than their PC equivalents. There are many things that you can do to make your computer last as long as possible, before you need to spend your precious cash on a new one.

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Ensuring That Your Data Isn’t Stolen Off Your Console

042711_rg_PSNDataTheft_01.jpgAs well as changing your passwords, here are some easy steps that you can take to ensure that you personal data will never be stolen off your console. We’ve worked this way for years with our Xbox 360 and it’s never been a problem.

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Tricks to Stacking Any Washer & Dryer to Save Space

033011_rg_StackableWasherDryer_01.jpgWhen you don’t have a large kitchen or enough space for all of your appliances, it’s time to get creative. You’ll have to find space where you can salvage it, optimize your kitchen for maximum efficiency, so that it works, looks good, and still doesn’t feel cramped. The placement is also important, since you don’t want the washer and dryer column towering over your dinner table.

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Tech Tips For Traveling During the Holidays

121510_rg_TravelLightHolidays_01.jpgThis is the week when a lot of people will be heading home for the holidays. This means plenty of headaches, including delays because of the weather and other unpredictable events, getting stuck in strange cities on layover, and spending lots of time in airports.

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Google Search Tricks: Tips to Improve Relevant Results

111110Googlesearch.jpgGoogle has remained our go-to search tool, and no matter what Google’s competitors say, the search engine’s results are fast, the most relevant, and on the money when it comes to our search queries. But there are some easy ways to further hone Google’s search results to be even more precise…

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Danny MacAskill & Freeriding

While I would never qualify this as parkour on a bike like Jason Kottke, nothing is like parkour but parkour, Danny MacAskill pulls some incredible tricks with his freeride bike in an urban environment. Simply incredible and makes you glad to be alive to watch this.

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New Laptop Tricks: What You Should Do With Your Baby

You’ve agonized and spent a long few weeks going over which laptop to buy, and now that you’ve got your new laptop, what should you do? There are a couple of things that are usually really good to do, so that you keep you laptop for as long as possible.

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Tech Tips & Tricks For Living As An Expat For A While

Back in 2006, my wife and I took the decision to go to Taiwan to teach for a few years. We didn’t really know how long we’d stay, but we knew that we needed a change of scenery. Leaving your home to live in Asia is one of the best things that we’ve done. It’s been a few years, and we’re actually in the process of moving back. Here are some of the tips and tricks that we’ve discovered.

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Living With Roommates Made Easier With Tech

At some point in time, most of us have lived with roommates. It’s definitely a must when you’re a student. Splitting down rent and utilities allows you to live in a comfortable place. Currently, I have none, but I used to have some quite recently. Here are a few tips to make life easier when living with roommates.

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Windows 7 Tricks @ Gizmodo

Gizmodo has a few interesting Win 7 tricks. Most of them are keyboard shortcuts that, if you’re a power user, you’ll already be aware of, but even then, there are a few combinations that I didn’t know of.