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

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The second edition of Lifehacker: 88 Tech Tricks to Turbocharge Your Day follows the best-selling format of the first. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific problem in the digital age and offers step-by-step solutions for various operating systems and reader skill levels. Packed with over 50 new and revised hacks, you'll find out how to deal with the daily onslaught of incoming email, manage multiple computers, get your data on the go, tackle your to-do list faster, and more in this book. The additional and revised hacks involve new product recommendations and better strategies that have come out since the first edition. The second edition also prunes tips from the first edition, based on reader feedback.

Synopsis:

The second edition of this book will follow the best-selling format of the 1e with each section describing an overarching principle of the lifehacker, and then segue into concrete applications of that guideline offering useful life hacks for getting things done faster online and off. Each individual software-related hack will be a detailed, step-by-step how-to for setting up and using the solution. All software-related hacks will employ freely-available applications with a focus on Windows users. Mac equivalents will be included.

New and revised hacks involve new products or better strategies that have come out since the first book, and removed hack choices were based on reader feedback

Synopsis:

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.

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. Control Your Email.

2. Organize Your Data.

3. Trick Yourself into Getting Done.

4. Clear Your Mind.

5. Firewall Your Attention.

6. Streamline Common Jobs.

7. Automate Repetitive Tasks.

8. Get Your Data To Go.

9. Master the Web.

10. Tune Your Computer.

11. Manage Multiple Computers.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470238363
Subtitle:
The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better
Author:
Trapani, Gina
Publisher:
Wiley
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Security - General
Subject:
Microcomputers
Subject:
Computer software
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
General Computers
Subject:
Internet
Subject:
General End-User Computing
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Publication Date:
March 2008
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.04x6.46x1.05 in. 1.20 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The second edition of this book will follow the best-selling format of the 1e with each section describing an overarching principle of the lifehacker, and then segue into concrete applications of that guideline offering useful life hacks for getting things done faster online and off. Each individual software-related hack will be a detailed, step-by-step how-to for setting up and using the solution. All software-related hacks will employ freely-available applications with a focus on Windows users. Mac equivalents will be included.

New and revised hacks involve new products or better strategies that have come out since the first book, and removed hack choices were based on reader feedback

"Synopsis" by , 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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