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How To Get Your Groove Back On

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One of the simplest ways to get your groove back on, is to do things differently.  "Do the opposite" is a great strategy. For example, if you've been staying up late, try getting up early. (Getting up early can help you go to bed earlier.  And the secret of waking up earlier, is to go to bed earlier.  See the loop?)   Getting up earlier changes your world ... the traffic you see or don't, the people you pass or don't, the quiet times, the busy times, your state of mind.  It all changes because you changed your
structure. And all you had to do was change your “When”. You can apply "Do the opposite" to many things.  It's a great way to cut the baggage.  For example, if you normally write long and lengthy posts, try some short ones.  Set a simple limit, like, “the post must not scroll.”  You might find that you suddenly drop a burden from your back, and now you are light and ready for anything. Another way to do the opposite is if you always decide that something must be done later, try doing it now.  If you always...(Read whole news on source site)

LG announces new Android based Smartphones (L Series and 4XHD) in India

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LG Electronics, a worldwide technology and design leader in mobile communications has announced the launch of 4 new smartphones in India based on Android in a Bloggers/Press meet held in Mumbai on June 19, 2012. These Smartphones run on Android Mobile Operating System and below are the device names and the Android version used by the device. LG Optimus L series (L3) – runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread LG Opt Read More....

How to write a string to the Output Window in Visual Studio?

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How to write a string to the Output Window in Visual Studio? Here’s a simple tip that lets you write the data / string to the output window when debugging a Windows Phone Application. This is not specific just to the Windows Phone Development but works for other project types too in Visual Studio. You can use the method used Debug.WriteLine defined in the System.Diagnostics namespace to write the string to the Output Window like the sample line given below. Debug.WriteLine("This is a test message"); When this line is executed, you should see the string “This is a test message”
in the Output Window. Make sure that “Show Output from” is set to Debug in the Output Window....(Read whole news on source site)

Time Management Tips #1 - Add Power Hours to Your Week

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What if you could do 40 hours of work, in just 4 hours?  It sounds crazy, but it's very possible.  Time management tips # 1 is -- Add power hours to your week.  Adding power hours to your week enables you to use your best energy to produce exponential results.  A "power hour" is simply where you are in the zone and you got your groove on.  Of all the time management tips I’ve learned, this little time management tip could be one of your biggest breakthroughs. Here's
what makes it possible to produce 40 hours of work in only 4 hours: More time doesn't equal more value.  Factoring waste time from productive time helps you find the critical path to value.  When you work in your strengths, you can do things way faster than working in your weaknesses. When you use your best energy, you can produce exponential results, in record time. Let's focus on point #3: use your best energy.  Simply by shifting the mix, you can do way more, in way less...(Read whole news on source site)

& Thou Shalt Remember Me in Right Order

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Thankfully many websites are settling for Facebook, Twitter, Google, Linked In or Live authentication so that the rest of us do not have to go through the pain of remembering infinite number of login credentials.  I still wish there was one but that is for later.  If you still have a reason to roll your own login controls please honor the tab order that users have grown to expect.  There are way too many sites who do not care about tab order for keyboard savvy users and hence mentioning this felt worthwhile. There are only five standard
controls on most login forms User Name, Password, Sign In, Remember Me and Forgot Password.  Considering that Login forms are among the first interactions of a repeat user with your site it is surprising that many sites do not care enough to leave the tab order of “Forgot Password” before “Sign In” button.  Do note that sub-consciously ample users type in UserName, Password and then hit tab-enter - if this redirects to forgot password then the site is leading users to pure frustration.  At the minimum please check all of your login forms and fix the tab order on your...(Read whole news on source site)

Sitting is Making You Fat and Killing You

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As a kid, I was an impatient little brat. On any occasion that required waiting, I became Squirmy Wormy until I pushed my dad to make the demand parents so often make of fidgety kids, “Sit still!” Recent evidence suggests a rejoinder to kids today in response to this command, “What!? Are you trying to kill me?!” There is compelling evidence that modern workers propensity to sit for prolonged periods every day makes them fat and shortens their lives. Hmmm, you wouldn’t happen to know any professions where sitting limply at a desk for long periods of time
is common, would you? Yeah, me too. This spurred me to learn more which led me to The Daily Infographic’s great summary of this research. Seriously, click on the image below. I could have stopped there and called it a post. But as always, I don’t know when to stop. Much has been written about the detrimental health effects of inactivity. According to Marc Hamilton, a biomedical researcher, sitting down shuts off your fat burning. ...(Read whole news on source site)

Problem installing BugAid on Windows 8 now fixed

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Just a quick update: If you’ve tried installing BugAid on a Windows 8 machine with VS12, you may have encountered a problem where BugAid’s installer didn’t complete successfuly. This problem happened because BugAid requires .NET 3.5 to be installed, but our installer did not properly warn users when it isn’t.  This is now fixed in the latest version.

How to Enable or Disable Windows 8 Lock Screen

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Inspired from Windows Phone 7 Metro UI look and feel, Microsoft included the same lock screen in Windows 8 optimized for both PC and tablet users. This is by default available in Windows 8 but if you want to disable it, there are no options provided by Microsoft in the settings page and hence you need to set some tricks to disable this lock screen if you are not happy using it every time.   Today, we will discuss about the process to disable this Windows 8 lock screen as well as we will show you how to
re-enable it if the option is already disabled. So, continue reading.   The Windows 8 lock screen has two components: one is the background image and the other one is the badge that shows you the system date and time, mail, network and battery status. When locked, user needs to slide it before providing the password to unlock the device.   You can easily change these from the settings page but if you want to disable the screen, there are no direct settings......(Read whole news on source site)

Generation App is here. Join in!

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The release of Windows 8 is on the horizon, and soon millions of people will be looking for Windows 8 apps. Now’s the time to make sure your app is ready for them. Begin your 30-day journey to create a great Windows 8 Metro style app. Get started at and receive: Insider tips and tricks on Windows 8 application development. Personal on-the-phone access to a Windows 8 architect*. An exclusive one-on-one Metro style design consultation*. An
opportunity to get expert help from a Microsoft Services Engineer at an App Excellence Lab. Your new Windows 8 app could be mere days away. * Offer good only to legal residents in the 50 United States & D.C., age 18 or older to hobbyists, professionals or developers in the field of software tech who sign up for building a Windows 8 application on Offer limited to 250 design consultations per month and 500 technical review consultations per month, on a first come first served basis. Limit of one session of each offer type per...(Read whole news on source site)