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One of Android's biggest downsides is the speed at which you receive updates : some phones will take months to get the latest version of Android. Ars Technica runs down the best (and worst) manufacturers and carriers for quick updates.Read more...

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iOS: Google has released updates for its Google Docs and Google Sheets apps for iOS that make it possible to open, edit, and save Microsoft Office documents. They've also released Google Slides for iOS. Read more...

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Taking 48% of your votes, the Braun Series 7 earns its place on your face as the best electric razor. With style, shower readiness, an automatic cleaning system, and generally fantastic performance, it's a great choice for any shaver.Read more...

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Freelancing full time is a difficult, rewarding, and for some, very desirable option. Many people are foregoing stable nine-to-five jobs in favor of freelancing, and others are simply trying to make some extra money on the side. But there are a lot of unknown variables when you take the freelancing plunge.Read more...

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Choosing the right paint color can be tricky, and lighting can change the results. Apartment Therapy explains how different types of light bulbs can affect the way your paint looks.Read more...

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Drinking has always been a risky activity, but the threat of date rape drugs makes it a whole lot worse. A North Texan company has developed coasters that can test your drink for drugs that may have been slipped in when you weren't keeping a watchful eye. Read more...

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Dear Lifehacker, I understand how useful it is to have a mentor , or someone whose experience I can benefit from. Once I've found someone though, how do I ask them? Do you just email them and ask, or is there a better way to make your case? Read more...

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You can outfit an entire kitchen for $100 today with this 15 piece cooking set. These pots and pans have a unique heat spot indicator to let you know when they're fully preheated, and they command a 4.5 star review average. I'm not the biggest fan of non-stick, but even if these only last a few years, the price is pretty incredible. [T-fal Signature Hard Anondized Oven Safe 15pc. Cookware Set, $100]Read more...

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Steam now lets you install multiple games at once. Just use Shift+click to select multiple games, right-click, and choose Install. Read more at PC World.Read more...

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Mac: Pomodoro timers are easy enough to find, but if you're looking for something that's incredibly simple and free, Pomodoro One does the job. Read more...

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Prioritization is an important part of a productive day, and Harvard Business Review reminds us that an important aspect of that is cutting out the people who don't matter so you can get the things done you have to. Read more...

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There are only so many hours in a day. Work and life fight over who gets more of yours and we call the struggle "work-life balance." However, giving attention to one doesn't have to take away from the other.Read more...

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Google's powerhouse of an online office suite is great for creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations from any Internet-enabled device, but there's more to the platform than that. Here are three ways you can use Drive that don't involve boring ol' productivity.Read more...

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If you feel like you're always being taken advantage of, and it seems like you're on the losing end of every situation, it's time to turn things around. Here's a few ways you can change your mindset and become the strong, assertive person you want to be.Read more...

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Enrolling in popular college classes can be kind of a crapshoot. If you end up on a waiting list, try showing up for the first couple classes anyway to boost your chances of nabbing an open spot.Read more...

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Anyone who's tried to exercise in earbuds knows that not just any pair will do. They need to be durable, sweatproof, and above all, fit well. These SOL REPUBLIC Relays check all the boxes, and are marked down to their lowest price ever right now. Read more...

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I really like the new BMW 228i but it is out of my price range. It would seem that a CPO 128i might be a good alternative. I have a budget of about $25,ooo and would be willing to use 5 grand for a down payment. However, I don't drive that much and I'm thinking that leasing might be an option. What should I do?Read more...

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If you're looking to get the most from your airline rewards program, travel site Map Happy suggests using British Airlines. Since they use a distance based redemption chart rather than a flat rate based chart, your miles will go further.Read more...

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If you're a finance nerd, you've probably heard of Total Money Makeover, Your Money or Your Life or I Will Teach You to Be Rich. Most of us have that one book that inspired us to get our money habits in order. We want to know: what was yours?Read more...

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Deadspin South Korea Wins LLWS; Teams Bro Down In Handshake Line | Gizmodo 7 New Materials That Could Change How Our Buildings Act | Jalopnik This 1975 Porsche 914 Has A Big Motor And A $5,500 Price Tag | Jezebel Let's Have a Conversation About Kim Kardashian's VMA Dress Read more...

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If you're a regular user of Photoshop, Illustrator, or do general web development, you probably find yourself drowning in a flood of keyboard shortcuts. Cheetyr helps make sense of them with a searchable database of keyboard shortcuts for several common apps and services.Read more...

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Chrome: Google Chrome has limited space for tab names, and they are also a resource hog. GraphiTabs is a tree-style tab management extension, which can open, close and suspend tabs in groups, as well as search through names.Read more...

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Leaky, unsightly faucets are a fairly common problem, but with a few simple tools—and the willingness to wedge yourself under a sink for a little while—swapping one out for a brand new faucet is a simple project to DIY. Read more...

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If your drink is at room temperature, ice will dilute it. To chill your coke quickly, spray it with an upside down can of compressed air.Read more...

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We all have tasks we don't want to do, from getting out of bed to an inordinate amount of paperwork. One way to force yourself to do the deed is to set up a mental trigger: count to five and do it.Read more...

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