When you think of Google, casual games are probably not the first thing that comes to mind. But the search giant happens to have a huge amount of diversions on its Arts & Culture page. At your disposal: everything from virtual pottery to travel adventures to music makers and more. Here are five of my…

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If you’re like me, you have Amazon Fire TV sticks all over the house. These little gizmos support a wide range of streaming services and are often offered at discounted prices, making picking one up a no-brainer. And while it’s easy to get started with the Fire TV interface, these helpful tips, shortcuts, and quality-of-life…

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August is here, which means beating the heat with a long, cool vacation. Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or car, there’s a little something for everyone in this collection of apps and tools—from cheap flights to great accommodations to road trip diversions and more. Penguin Flight: no-nonsense flight booking With the free flight search…

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iPhone battery life has certainly improved over the years, but the low-level anxiety that accompanies the ever-shrinking battery icon in the upper-right corner may never be fully resolved. Thankfully, these one-time settings tweaks can make a world of difference when it comes to squeezing every last bit of juice out of your iPhone’s battery. Turn…

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Until we master the mysterious art of telepathy—which seems a tall away – we are stuck with appointments. Fortunately, there are many free tools that can take the punch out of planning, coming up with agendas, note-taking, and more. Here are a few to check out. Scheduling made easy with YouCanBook.me YouCanBook.me takes the pain…

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If, like me, you spend an inordinate amount of time binge-watching Netflix, you owe it to yourself to tune things up just the way you like them. Here are three great places to start. All it takes is a minute or two. Disable autoplay previews The bane of every Netflix user’s existence, the autoplay viewing…

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To me, there is some irony in creating content for a living but absolutely dreading the sight of a blank word processing document. As a writer, the less time I spend inside a word processor, the better. So I’ll take every opportunity to minimize typing and formatting. These three Google Docs features speed up my…

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It’s 2022 and writing on a phone is still not that enjoyable, is it? Fortunately, we now have plenty of options to help us somewhat avoid hitting on a small on-screen keyboard. Here are three really interesting tricks to save you valuable time typing on iPhone or iPad. spotting If you have not yet used…

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Sometimes I feel like my wife and I spend more time planning meals than cooking them. It’s a weekly brainstorming session where we somehow forget every dish we’ve ever tasted and have to create completely new dinner ideas from scratch. Then, during the week, we are busy and have no desire to cook because it…

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That said, it’s unreasonable for me – a reasonable person – to throw a bunch of them here and wait for you to memorize them all. However, there are a handful that are really great when it comes to saving time every day. Here are the top three. These are the ones I consider shortcuts…

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