Finds of the Week: Tuts+, Hextris (game), OSXDaily, Enable the F8 key to start Safe Mode in Windows 8


Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

Tuts+ mission is “helping people learn and earn online”. As one might guess from the name, the site is dedicated to tutorials of all kinds: coding, crafts and DIY, design and illustration, computer skills, game development and more. There are over 18,000 free tutorials on the site. While there are many sites that have good tutorials, I have to say I was quite impressed by the quality.  There are paid plans if you want additional features on the site, though I think the free tutorials are enough for most of us. Highly recommended.

Hextris is a a simple alternative to Tetris but uses a hexagon.
The goal of Hextris is to stop blocks from leaving the inside of the outer gray hexagon, rotating the hexagon to match colors. Matching 3 or more of the blocks,  destroys them, allowing the blocks above them to slide down. It's best to go see it instead of reading my description. :)
Available for Desktop, iOS and Android.
This is a simple but addictive game.

from the site..."OSXDaily chronicles important Apple news, helpful information, worthwhile software, tips, tricks, reviews, and whatever else may be useful to Apple users. This site is run exclusively by Apple experts, and we cover the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Mac OS X, iOS, Apple TV, software updates, rumors, jailbreaking, relevant news, some fun stuff, and so much more."

Enable the F8 key to start Safe Mode in Windows 8
For those of us who sorely miss the simplicity of the F8 key. Should you wish to go back to the original Windows setting, instructions are provided.

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Tuts+ is an amazing tutorial site.

Love the tip to re-enable F8 in Windows 8! I only have that OS on one rarely used computer - used strictly in desktop mode - and can never remember where they hid the instructions to do this! I'm going to make this change immediately.