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Evernote review

Evernote is a powerful note-taking program that lets you sync information across all of your devices, so you can take a note on the go and access it anywhere. You can add all kinds of notes, images, and just about anything else you want to save, and then share it with friends or refer back to it later.

Pros

Great interface: Whether you're updating your shopping list or setting a reminder about a meeting, you'll find your way smoothly through this app's intuitive interface. Everything is exactly where you expect it to be, and you can also … Read more

Work Shift Calendar review

Work Shift Calendar enables you to keep track of multiple work shifts without any hassle, giving you the possibility of creating your custom shifts as well as viewing useful statistics. However, it lacks handy features like cross-device syncing, financial tools, and above all, a home screen widget.

Pros

Effective: Unlike other work shift assistants that bamboozle you with superfluous options or awkward menus, Work Shift Calendar features an easy-to-use, albeit plain, interface that requires only a few taps for adding or editing a shift, or creating a long-term work pattern.

Reliable: From its comprehensive statistics to its backup option, this … Read more

Dropbox to bring personal and work account toggling in April

Dropbox is said to soon be enabling an upcoming feature that lets users create distinct work and personal accounts without having to log in and out, according to The Verge.

The tech news source got its hands on an email that Dropbox recently sent to its business users that said the company plans to launch the feature on April 9. The company originally announced the feature last November, but it's been unclear when it would roll out.

Dropbox has increasingly geared its cloud storage service toward business customers. Last April, it launched Dropbox for Business, which allowed for a … Read more

Use IFTTT, iOS to hold you accountable for going to the gym

One of the hardest parts of starting to work out is staying motivated to actually go do it. Friends and family members can be terrific motivators, especially if you team up with someone to go work out with you.

But not everyone is going to have the option of a regular workout buddy. So instead of sitting at home unmotivated, use your iPhone, the automation service If This Then That (IFTTT), and a friend to hold you accountable.

First you'll need to install IFTTT's iPhone app. (IFTTT can be used with Android, but it's easier with iOS.) … Read more

Peace, quiet, and a love hotel for your soul in New York

You know how you like to love yourself? Oh, go on. Count the ways.

The problem is, though, that when you want a little space to be nice to yourself in a big city, you're left with either the library or Starbucks.

Yes, you could book into a gorgeous hotel, but that costs ugly money.

On the other hand, there's an app called Breather. Think of it as a little space for (what's left of) your soul.

Breather exists to find you a small oasis of peace and quiet when you have an hour to kill -- … Read more

Google's Tim Bray steps down in the name of working remotely

Web guru and Android enthusiast Tim Bray has announced he's leaving Google. Why? Because he wants to work from home.

"It's an amicable separation in the face of irreconcilable differences: I wouldn't move to California and Google wouldn't open a Vancouver office," Bray wrote in a blog post. "Both before and after being hired, I had been asked to consider moving south. I didn't want to and politely declined. Eventually, the group I'm in politely informed me that staying remote wasn't an option."

Not one to mince words, Bray … Read more

DARPA's hot for futuristic helicopter-like delivery drones

In hard-to-reach war zones, it can be near impossible to get supplies to ground soldiers or conduct rescue missions without coming under enemy fire or landing in minefields.

Spurred by these logistical issues, the US Department of Defense in its DARPA division is pushing to develop unmanned helicopter-like aircraft -- aka drones -- for supply runs, airborne reconnaissance missions, and casualty evacuations.

Not your ordinary drones, these futuristic machines will be designed to carry up to 3,000 pounds, have their own power system, fuel, digital flight controls, and remote command-and-control interfaces. As envisioned by DARPA, troops will be able … Read more

The Mini Cooper JCW GP II has some special heritage

I firmly believe we're entering an era where those who have never seen a "proper" Mini will outnumber have. We're coming to a time when, for most people, a BMW Mini is a "real" Mini and the old one will simply be a historical oddity. A cool one, but still.

John Cooper's involvement with Alec Issigonis' Mini wasn't a simple one. To get a racier Mini on the roads, Cooper had to do some pretty solid convincing. Thankfully, Issigonis took the bait and a legendary car was born. The Mini Cooper would … Read more

How to password protect your iWork documents

Apple on Thursday released updates for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. The update included a bug fixes and feature enhancements to the iOS, OS X, and iCloud.com versions of the apps.

One such feature included in the update was the ability to password protect specific documents. By adding an extra layer of protection to a document with a password, it ensures sensitive information will only be viewed by those it's meant for.

Adding a password to an iWork document -- no matter the platform -- is extremely simple, taking just a few taps or clicks.

Setting a password on … Read more