Tips, Tricks, and How-To's

The Tips and Tricks section includes quick tips, how-to guides, and introductions to interesting apps and websites. A special emphasis is placed on productivity tips and applications. These are generally posted every Tuesday and Friday.

If you have a tip or app to share with us, please feel free to contact us. If your tip is published, you will receive credit for it in the post. Alternatively, you can write your own post by becoming a guest author.

How to Split Your Firefox Content Area into Multiple Tabs

Firefox Tile Tabs

Have you ever found an interesting website that you want to keep track of while you browse for other things on the web? Or perhaps you want to always see your online calendar without having to open another app? How about comparing multiple websites?

If you’re running Firefox, an add-on called Tile Tabs can help with that.

How to Get Alerts When Your CPU Usage is High on Windows

ResLoad Notifier Options

Is your PC using too much CPU? Are you background processes randomly hogging up CPU, often at the worst times? Do you need something that will alert you when your CPU usage is high so you know before you start another CPU intensive application? Or perhaps you need to limit the CPU to save battery power?

A free utility called ResLoad Notifier from Sharp Mind Projects might be able to help with that.

How to Easily Bypass the New York Times Paywall

NYTimes Last Article

Are you reading the New York Times online? Are you now getting a message saying that you reached your monthly free article limit? A week ago, we explained the various loopholes in the paywall system that the New York Times has announced. Today is March 28th and that means the system is live today. But […]

The Loopholes in the New York Times Paywall


Are you a reader or subscriber of the New York Times, which is often considered one of the most influential newspapers in the world? As you may be aware by now, the New York Times Company has announced yesterday that they will be implementing a paywall system for their website that will go into effect […]

How to Get the New Contacts Manager and Gmail Layout for Google Apps

Gmail Menu Before

Are you using Google Apps? Remember the revamped Contacts Manager and Gmail navigation sidebar that was introduced last summer? Google Apps customers were faced with disappointed when they found out that these features would not yet be available to them yet. Even though it was clear that many users hated the new layout, everyone eventually […]

Overlook Search Data And Leave Money On the Table


Overlooking the importance of internal site search could mean you are not helping your searchers and leaving money on the table

KeepMeOut – Stop Internet Addiction and Be More Productive


Are you addicted to certain websites that limit your productivity? Whether its social networking, like Facebook, watching videos, like YouTube, or email, like Gmail, we all have websites that we check far too often and this is preventing us from being productive. We can tell ourselves to close the Facebook tab and don’t visit again […]

Google Chrome’s Omnibar in Firefox


Everyone knows about Google Chrome’s Omnibar, the all-in-one Search and Address Bar that’s part of Google Chrome’s minimalist design. It’s one of Google Chrome’s important features, and not to mention dead useful. The Omnibar allows you to search Google, along with various other sites, without having to actually go to (or the other site […]

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