Have you ever found yourself getting through a day with excruciating headaches and then remembering that you forgot to drink coffee? You're not the only one. There is a very large number of people trying to quit coffee. A simple Google search yields a comparable number of results for "quit coffee", "quit alcohol" and "quit drugs". Impressive, right? Yet, nobody really pays attention to this one that much. And while the other 2 habits are blamed by society, coffee is actually endorsed. That's why, in this article I am going to describe how I ended up deciding to quit drinking coffee, my method for doing it and the impact it had on my sleep and energy levels. Being a quantified self geek with over 9 months of detailed data about myself, I am able to correlate a number of vital signs to the experiments that I do on myself. Let's get started:
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One of the many creative options built into Windows is the ability to record and play back multimedia files. Windows even makes it simple by selecting a default device for audio recording and playback, but what if you'd prefer that another device be used? Let's take a look at how to change the default and how to troubleshoot certain problems.
The new version of File Explorer that is used in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 has a ribbon interface with lots of tabs and options. Since we detailed the Home and Share tabs in other articles, we would like to show you the View tab and everything you can do with it. There are a lot of tools to cover, but read on and we'll show how they all work.
Do you need to frequently run applications which require administrative permissions but, each time you run them, you have to go through the UAC (User Account Control) prompt? If that's the case, there are several solutions to bypass these prompts, some more complex than others. They allow you to run these programs without going through UAC prompts and without turning off UAC. In this article we will demonstrate a quick and simple solution that works in all cases and it involves using the Task Scheduler.
If you are running a Windows-based computer, you can connect to another computer using the Remote Desktop Connection utility. In this tutorial we will show you how to connect from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to another Windows-based computer or device that has Remote Desktop Connection enabled.
If you are bored with the Windows interface and you are tired of its default customization options, you should try some personalization packages that are found on the web. In this article we'll share 15 free mouse cursor schemes for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 that you can use to improve the visuals of your operating system. Let's get started:
Along with Paint, Snipping Tool, WordPad and Notepad, Sticky Notes is an application that has been long integrated in Windows. It is small utility that allows you to create all kinds of notes. You can place them anywhere you want on your Desktop, you can format their text, resize and paint them in a variety of colors easily. In this tutorial we'll show how to use Sticky Notes and let you decide whether you want to use it or not.
When we have learned about the latest router from ASUS - RT-AC87U and its impressive specifications, we really wanted to get a chance to test it. Reading its specifications, we couldn't feel anything but excitement and, after unboxing it, we jokingly said that this is the WiFi router Batman would use. :) But is this true? Is this router as impressive as its specs would have you believe? Let's find out from this review.
As PC users, we all encountered files with uncommon extensions from time to time. Of course we all know about .docx files, .pdf files, .mp3 files or .iso files. But have you heard about the .eps file extension? How about .dng? What do you do if you have to open such files? In this article we are going to show how to deal with files that have unknown file extensions and learn which apps or programs to install in order to view their content.
A few weeks ago, Google released the 64-bit version of the popular Chrome browser and promised increased stability, security, and speed. We were curious to learn how many of these promises are true, and share what you gain and lose when using the 64-bit version of this browser. We have used this browser for a couple of days and ran several benchmarks. Here's what you get when using the 64-bit version of Google Chrome instead of the 32-bit version.
ASUS has been kind enough to send us one of their newest Transformer Book devices. It is the big brother of the T100 that we tested a while ago - the new ASUS Transformer Book T200. We were very curious to learn what's different about this device and whether it is a worthy upgrade over its predecessor. We've tested it for a week and today we are ready to share what we have learned about it. Read on as this is one of the first reviews in the world for this device.