Daily Archives: December 23, 2009

RunPee Adds Offline Alerts for Timed Movie Bathroom Breaks [Updates]

iPhone/iPod touch: We thought RunPee was a clever site and iPhone app that picks dull movie moments for bathroom breaks. The iPhone app can now store your chosen movies for offline use, and quietly vibrate an alert at break times.

Those two updates were coded in response to user requests for actually using RunPee’s break moments during, you know, the actual movie. Pick a movie, set an alert and time buffer (1-5 minutes before the break), and RunPee will buzz you with a notification that, say, the scientist is explaining, so now’s your chance for relief. With the offline storage, RunPee also becomes a much more useful iPod touch app. Of course, there’s a joke in there somewhere about an app that vibrates when you really need a bathroom break, but we’re far too mature to make it.

The RunPee.com web site has also added support for more languages, and a non-Flash mobile site for scoping out key non-action points right before a flick. Finally, there’s a $1 Android app in the market, and other mobile apps are expected to come along soon. RunPee’s iPhone app costs 99 cents, requires an iPhone or iPod touch.

RunPee 2.0 is live [RunPee and Blog]

Enable Check Box Selection in Windows 7 [Windows 7 Tip]

The control and shift keys have long been the imprecise means of selecting multiple items on a Windows system. The How-To Geek’s blog away from Lifehacker reminds us that, as with Vista, Windows 7 users can use check boxes instead.

As always, the How-To Geek’s site has an extensive, step-by-step screenshot guide to flicking on the check box selection tools in Windows 7. For those who know their way around, however, the process is simple: Enter “folder options” in the Start menu’s search bar and hit Enter, click the “View” tab on the resulting window, and then check to enable the “Use check boxes to select items” option. Hit Apply and OK, and you’ll see check boxes pop up next to the items you’re hovering next to with your cursor.

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