Easy Mac Hacks: Get the RSS Screensaver Back in Yosemite | Mac|Life

In OS X Tiger, Apple introduced a new screen saver to help show off the new RSS reader abilities in Safari. The RSS visualizer screen saver was designed to read in an RSS feed and display its contents whenever your screen saver would appear. Apple discontinued this screen saver back in Lion, at the same time they stopped including an RSS reader in Safari. For those who would like to reminisce, you can get this screen saver back on your system, and we’ll show you how to do it in this article.

via Easy Mac Hacks: Get the RSS Screensaver Back in Yosemite | Mac|Life.

Google Sheets: How to Write a Custom Function | a Tech-Recipes Tutorial

Google Sheets (spreadsheets) lets you write custom functions using JavaScript.  JavaScript is perhaps the world’s easiest programming language, and there are many examples on the internet, making it easy to copy. There are lots of reasons to write your own functions.  For example, you could convert a temperature reading from Celsius to Fahrenheit. You could make a cell change color if your budget shows a shortage.  You could program the commission you pay your employees based on the formula you use.  Some of these things you can do with the functions that are already in Google Sheets.  However, if you write your own function, then people who share documents with you can reference those and not have to recreate that logic. Here’s how to write a custom function in a Google Spreadsheet.

via Google Sheets: How to Write a Custom Function | a Tech-Recipes Tutorial.

A Teenager’s View on Social Media — Backchannel — Medium

A Teenager’s View on Social Media

Written by an actual teen

via A Teenager’s View on Social Media — Backchannel — Medium.

Blue Jeans Cable Strikes Back – Response to Monster Cable | Audioholics

Little did the lawyer drones over at Monster know that Kurt Denke, the president of Blue Jeans was, in a former life, a lawyer by trade. Oops!

via Blue Jeans Cable Strikes Back – Response to Monster Cable | Audioholics.

DTG :: News :: CES 2015 day one: top five TV innovations

Interesting to stay up to date with what’s happening in the TV industry even though I have personally been very mobile focused for the last few years.

For some time it has seemed obvious to me that games will be thing that takes TV app usage to the next level (just as they did for mobiles) and the Samsung / Sony Playstation tie up seems to be a huge move in that direction.

Only trouble is I still don’t think Samsung LED TVs are a patch on my old Panasonic plasma !

DTG :: News :: CES 2015 day one: top five TV innovations.

How speakers make sound – Animagraffs

Very cool site !

How speakers make sound – Animagraffs.

YouGov Profiles

Cool interface – and interesting.

YouGov.

12 iPhone battery life tips and tricks | News | TechRadar

The frustration of a dead battery will be familiar to every iPhone owner. But what can you do to avoid it, other than use your phone less?

Apple is good at squeezing maximum performance out of the hardware in the iPhone and thats one of the reasons that the iPhones battery is comparatively small. The first iPhone had a 1400mAh battery, and seven years later the iPhone 6 has a 1810mAh battery, although the iPhone 6 Plus has a whopping 2910mAh offering.

Many of the current Android flagships have batteries rated over 3000mAh, but then they have much bigger displays – the 6 Plus aside, of course. But that doesnt mean we still dont struggle to keep our iPhones going for longer, no matter how big the battery pack.

Until the next big leap in battery or charging technology comes along, well have to rely on smarts to get the most out of our iPhones. Here are a few simple tips you can follow to get a whole lot more juice from your Apple smartphone.

via 12 iPhone battery life tips and tricks | News | TechRadar.

Ireland expected to dissolve ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole benefitting Apple, others

After the European Union’s antitrust watchdog pressured reform, Ireland’s government is expected to announce changes to its tax residency policies, phasing out the popular multinational tax loophole employed by Apple to save billions of dollars.

via Ireland expected to dissolve ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole benefitting Apple, others.

50 iOS 8 Tips and Tricks | Mac|Life

iOS 8 isn’t quite the ground-up overhaul iOS 7 was, but it still packs in plenty of new goodies to play with. Some of the additions aren’t obvious at first glance, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to compile this exhaustive list of 50 tips and tricks (plus we threw in an extra bonus tip for good measure). Check ’em out and you’ll become an expert in no time.

via 50 iOS 8 Tips and Tricks | Mac|Life.