8 Tools to Help Block Out Online Distractions

The problem with the web is there's just so much of it; an endless tide of funny videos, pop quizzes, and social alerts ready to distract you from other, more urgent tasks at hand. We wouldn't say there's anything inherently wrong with killing time online, but if you really need to buckle down on an important job then… » 6/20/14 3:46pm 6/20/14 3:46pm

How to Build Your Own Do-Anything 4K-Capable Desktop

While it's a bit early to say that 4K has officially "landed," it's not far off. The benefits are tangible, especially if you have 4K-capable gear. That's right: There's more to a 4K PC than a display packed with pixels. Here's what you need—and need to know—to build a 4K desktop that handles anything you throw at it. » 6/04/14 11:58am 6/04/14 11:58am

Super-Specific Artisanal Goods Might Be Bad for the Economy

You'd think a renewed focus on handmade products would be good for a country's economy. That's not the sentiment in Australia, where a new report is claiming that handcrafted industries which require more employee hours, like bread baking and winemaking, are to blame for the country's sagging productivity. » 5/04/14 3:00pm 5/04/14 3:00pm

Parallels Access Transforms Your Desktop Apps into iPad Apps

Parallels Access turns your iPad into a porthole to your more powerful (and heavier) Windows or Mac computers somewhere else. Connecting the your iPad to your remote machine through the cloud is the (relatively) easy part. The real magic is how Parallels Access elegantly shrinks your desktop applications into… » 8/27/13 9:05pm 8/27/13 9:05pm

NoteSuite for iPad: Meet Evernote's New, Subscription-Free Competition

After finding success with note-taking/to-do app Projectbook last year, Theory.io has decided to overhaul their signature productivity app and take it a step further. Now, hoping to go head-to-head with big dogs like Evernote, the developers are officially re-releasing the app as NoteSuite—the potential answer to… » 6/27/13 6:00pm 6/27/13 6:00pm

You Can Get a Cheaper, Personal Version of Basecamp Now

A personal version of Basecamp, the well loved project management system for businesses, is out now for $25. Project management software sounds boring and staid and zzzzzzz and that's probably about right, but it's also crucial to, like, getting anything done, so this is nice for anyone who's got personal side… » 1/22/13 11:14am 1/22/13 11:14am

Office For Mac 2011 Arriving October 26, Says Amazon

We knew they were coming sometime in Octoboer, and now, thanks to a little slippy slip over at Amazon, it looks like Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac will be released on October 26. That date, which has since been removed, was listed for both the $119 Home and Student pack and the $199 Home and Business pack. If you live… » 9/10/10 2:01pm 9/10/10 2:01pm