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This List Reveals the Heartbleed-Affected Passwords to Change Now

By now you’ve probably heard about the massive Heartbleed security bug that may have compromised the majority of the world’s web sites. Everyone should change their passwords on the affected sites—but only after those sites have patched the issue. Mashable is maintaining and updating a list of the most popular sites you should change your […]

This List Reveals the Heartbleed-Affected Passwords to Change Now

By now you’ve probably heard about the massive Heartbleed security bug that may have compromised the majority of the world’s web sites. Everyone should change their passwords on the affected sites—but only after those sites have patched the issue. Mashable is maintaining and updating a list of the most popular sites you should change your […]

Don’t Bother Soaking Grains for Time Savings or Flavor

Conventional cooking wisdom tells us to soak grains like barley or steel-cut oats overnight to make them cook more quickly and possibly produce better results. Serious Eats’ tests, however, suggest you can just skip that step and cook them straight from dry. Daniel Gritzer cooked side-by-side grains that were unsoaked, ones that were soaked overnight, […]

Use the “Gas or Brake” Method to Make Better Spending Decisions

When it comes to saving for the future, we all know we should, but getting in the mindset of doing it is the real trick. Finance blog Early Retirement Extreme offers a mental test for all spending decisions: will this press the accelerator towards your financial goals, or the brakes? It’s one thing for us […]

Checker Plus Reads Gmail Messages, Marks as Read from Notifications

Chrome: Google’s browser has a pretty nifty notification system. While Gmail can provide some basic notifications through Chrome, Checker Plus lets you automatically read emails out loud, mark them as read from the notification, and more. The extension has a host of options, including the ability to read your emails out loud to you using […]

The Best Apps for Automatically Cleaning Up Your Music Library

S Your music library is precious. It’s full of hard-to-find tracks, ripped CDs, and rare downloads. It might also be a mess. It can be easier to look up those songs on Spotify than enjoy the high-quality audio files you own. Luckily, there are some great free tools to clean it up and make sure […]

MediaFire Launches Desktop Apps, Offers 1TB of Space for $2.50 a Month

We thought Google Drive’s price drop was impressive (1TB for $9.99 a month), but, heck, 1TB of space for $2.50 a month is even better. That’s what MediaFire is offering now to celebrate its launch of new Windows and Mac desktop apps for syncing your files. MediaFire is one of our favorite online file sharing […]

Don’t Let Bad Grades Limit Your Earning Potential

Some of the best-paying fields of study—like science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)—are also the stingiest when it comes to grading in college. If you get too discouraged by B’s versus A’s, you might miss out on a profitable profession. Interestingly, women seem to be more averse to bad grades than men are, according to […]

What to Do When You Can’t Afford Your Mortgage Payments

S Foreclosure is a scary thought. But many homeowners find themselves at risk of losing their home and credit standing because they can’t make their monthly payments. Here are a few options to consider before you reach that point. Modify or Refinance Your Loan Refinance means you take on a new loan to replace your […]

Rebar Tweaker Hides the Up Button and Search Box in Windows Explorer

Windows 8 brought a few handy improvements to Windows Explorer, most notable the “one folder up” button from previous incarnations of Windows. Explorer Rebar Tweaker is a small program that lets you customize the Windows Explorer address bar. It doesn’t do much, but you can hide the up button, hide the search box, and tweak […]

iOS vs. Android: Which Platform Has Better Tablet Support?

S Android and iOS have both reached a point where their respective app stores are mature enough when it comes to phones. Tablets, however, are relatively new. We decided to take a look at how far tablet support on both platforms have come over the last three to four years of development. Methodology Analyzing tablet […]

Keep Your Fridge Clean from Condiment Spills with an Egg Carton

This ingenious tip comes from legendary food hacker Alton Brown: Use the bottom of an egg carton to keep your fridge shelves clean and hold your inverted mustard bottles (or other condiments). The photo above says it all. Even if you don’t have a collection of different mustards, you could use this to hold salad […]

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