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Mark Archived Gmail as Read with Apps Script

A while back, Android added the ability for some of its notifications to be directly acted upon from the notification shade, such as archiving a Gmail message. More recently, this same functionality came to Android Wear. It can be very handy if you immediately know that you'll want to archive a message without…

Launch Google's Camera (or Any Other App) With Your Moto X's Twist Gesture Launch Google's Camera (or Any Other App) With Your Moto X's Twist Gesture

You may have heard that Google recently released their standard camera to the Play Store. You may have also heard that it's a pretty high-quality app with some neat features (it is!). But let's say you're a Moto X user who wants to use the new camera, but loves the built-in twist gesture that allows you to instantly…

Use milk + lemon juice as a buttermilk substitute

Ryan North (of Dinosaur Comics and so much more) has the following tip for anyone who needs to use buttermilk in a recipe, but has none:

Firefox Add-on Hide Tab Bar With One Tab... Hides Tab Bar With One Tab

It is beyond me why the folks at Mozilla would do this, but in the latest release of Firefox (version 23), the ability to hide the tab bar when only one tab is open was removed. For some users (like myself) this is valuable vertical screen real estate that should not be wasted when not needed. Luckily, the simple…

Arnold Palmer - the man's a drink mogul!

Just finished the Mass Effect 3 DLC, Leviathan. Thought it was pretty good, but it added a lot of cool stuff to the story. Without any spoilers, I really wish its stuff had been more integrated into the game and not DLC whose content will likely never be mentioned again. I think it would have made for a better ending…

I keep seeing ads for the upcoming movie "ParaNorman" and while I can't claim to be interested in that movie, everytime I see an ad I think the same thing — a "Psychonauts" movie could totally work and it would be great.

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