GIVEAWAY: Win a 3 month subscription of Slacker Premium Radio

Only a few years ago, I couldn’t see an end to the music piracy/RIAA debacle. It would go something like this: A new music sharing application would emerge, it would be promptly used for illegal activities, and then the RIAA would roll in and hand out lawsuits which usually ended in the service being shut […]

Android Tip: Give your sensitive eyes a break in the morning with Tasker

If you’ve ever read any productivity or personal development methodologies, you’ve probably been told that you should avoid checking your email first thing in the morning. It basically boils down to distraction: if you wake up and fill your head full of to-dos, you’ll be less likely to get one single thing done. Well, I’m […]

Nyan Cat brings childish wonderment to Windows progress bars

If this is your first time on the internet, here’s what you have missed: Nyan Cat is an insanely popular internet meme where an adorable half-Pop-Tart cat runs through the night sky emitting an 8-bit rainbow in its wake. Almost as memorable as the animation is the accompanying soundtrack, which I’ll give you an opportunity to […]

“Replies and more for Google+” Adds Awesome Features to Google+

Chrome web browser: Like many of you, I’ve been having a great time playing around with Google+ for the last week. Because it’s so new – let’s not forget that it’s still in a beta field trial – engineers at Google have been tweaking and changing things like crazy in response to user feedback. This […]

Firebug add-on for Firefox is known to slow Gmail

Firebug is a free, open source add-on for Firefox that provides essential tools for web developers. If you have Firebug installed and have logged into Gmail recently, however, you’ll be greeted with an intimidating message that states: “Firebug is known to make Gmail slow unless it is configured correctly.” This message also contains a link […]

Android App Roundup! ZDBox and Carrr Matey

It’s time once again for another edition of Android App Roundup! After a bit of an absence, we’re back and ready to bring you the must-have applications for your Android device. This time around we’ll be telling you about ZDBox, a handy little application that collects a bunch of tools into one place for your […]

How to maintain Inbox Zero and still read every email

My inbox is a sanctuary, a veritable digital zen garden. I have 0 unread messages, I’ve never declared email bankruptcy, and I do a fairly good job of replying to any email that needs my input. A series of small yellow stars decorate my inbox, denoting any messages that still require my action. I’ve never […]

Support Techerator with Google’s +1

Google recently rolled out their +1 button for websites, which is their answer to Facebook’s near-ubiquitous Like button you see pretty much everywhere nowadays. By clicking the +1 button on websites you enjoy, you give them a “vote” in Google’s search engine listings. Due of the sheer popularity of Facebook and the Like button, sites […]

How to Stretch a Menu Control to the Width of a Window in WPF

If you’ve ever created a Menu in WPF, you’ve probably noticed something peculiar: A Menu will not stretch to fill the entire width of its parent container. If you set the Menu’s width to ‘auto’ or delete the width property altogether, the Menu will shrink to the maximum width needed by its MenuItem elements (so […]

Firefox 5 Beta is Now Available

In case you missed it, the development team behind Firefox recently decided to dramatically increase the rate at which new versions of the browser are released. Coinciding with their statement that Firefox 4, 5, 6, and 7 should all be released in the 2011 calendar year, Mozilla recently released the first beta version of Firefox […]