Author(s): David Pogue
Did you know that you can easily open annoying plastic clamshell packaging using a can opener? That you can sharpen your scissors by cutting sandpaper? That a Chinese food box is designed to unfold flat and form a plate? Or that when you buy aluminum foil or saran wrap, you should press in the tab on the end panel of the box so that it acts as an axle for the roll and prevents it from leaping out of the box when you tug? Another extremely helpful piece of advice? Statistically speaking, on average the lowest plane fare is available 52 days before the flight. Following the success of the "New York Times" bestselling "Pogue's Basics" "Tech" comes the next book in the series "Pogue's Basics: Life" which will be a timeless reference book of 200 simple tips and shortcuts that just make life easier, shedding light on valuable bits of advice and life hacks that already exist in the world around you, but you just never knew! The perfect book for the holidays, "Pogue's Basics: Life "will be accompanied by photographs and illustrations, and collects all useful tips and tricks in one place for you to easily access.
Pogue is one of the most astute explorers popular technology has known.... We'd challenge the most confident guru to traverse more than a dozen or so pages without finding a tip that is not only new, but incredibly useful.... Just pick up a copy for yourself. It may not only help you save face, you could find yourself saving a good bit of time and having a lot more fun, too.--Ric Getter, MacDirectory Magazine
DAVID POGUE is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller, "Pogue's Basics: Tech." He has 1.5 million followers on Twitter, has given four TED talks, and launched Yahoo Tech. For thirteen years, he wrote for "The New York Times" and also writes a monthly column for "Scientific American, "created the Missing Manual computer-book series, hosts science shows on PBS's "NOVA, "and appears frequently on "CBS Sunday Morning." He has won two Emmys, two Webby awards, and a Loeb award for journalism.