Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better

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9780470238363: Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better
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Whether you?re a Mac or Windows user, there are tricks here for you in this helpful resource. You?ll feast on this buffet of new shortcuts to make technology your ally instead of your adversary, so you can spend more time getting things done and less time fiddling with your computer. You?ll learn valuable ways to upgrade your life so that you can work?and live?more efficiently, such as: empty your e-mail inbox, search the Web in three keystrokes, securely save Web site passwords, automatically back up your files, and many more.

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Spend more time getting things done and less time fiddling with your computer

This book isn't a computer user manual, and it isn't a productivity system. It's a mashup of both. It's where you learn to practice big-picture productivity methods on your very own computer desktop. Whether you're a Mac or Windows user, know only enough to get by or are the family tech support geek, there are tricks here for you. Whether or not you've been turbocharging your day with the tips from Gina's first Lifehacker book, you'll feast on this buffet of new shortcuts to make technology your ally instead of your adversary.

A dozen ways to upgrade your life:

  • Hack 1: Empty your email inbox
  • Hack 14: Instantly recall all your different passwords
  • Hack 22: Make your to-do list doable
  • Hack 29: Turn tasks into gameplay
  • Hack 45: Search the Web in three keystrokes
  • Hack 55: Securely save web site passwords
  • Hack 56: Become a scheduling black belt
  • Hack 59: Automatically back up your files
  • Hack 75: Remote-control your home computer
  • Hack 86: Supercharge your Firefox downloads
  • Hack 111: Synchronize folders between computers
  • Hack 114: Have your Mac and Windows too

Companion Web site
At http://lifehackerbook.com you'll find hack updates, additional information, and more tips and tricks.

About the Author:

Gina Trapani (http//ginatrapani.org) is an independent web programmer and writer whose work has been mentioned in Wired magazine, The New York Times, and Time magazine. She is the founding editor of Lifehacker.com, a software and productivity weblog she updates several times daily. A Sun Microsystems-certified Java programmer, Gina builds web sites and Firefox extensions.

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