SHIFT-Enter – Gives you a line feed as opposed to Enter which gives a carriage return.  This is useful when you want a new line on a bulleted list (without it adding another bullet) or beginning a new line without ending a paragraph.  A rough HTML analogue would be Enter=<p> where SHIFT-Enter=<br>

CTRL-ALT-PrintScreen – takes a screen shot of just that particular application.  Great for browser screenshots.  As a bonus you can now paste copied screenshots directly into a GMail message.

SHIFT-CTRL-V – pastes your text with formatting removed.  This is particularly useful when copying text from web pages into e-mails where you don’t want to preempt the existing formatting.  Unfortunately this shortcut doesn’t work in a lot of Microsoft programs.

Any letter inside of a folder – click inside of a folder and type any letter and the file starting with that letter will get selected

SHIFT-CTRL-T (in browser) – brings back tab you just closed

There was a time when Bing wasn’t worth serious searching.  That time is no longer.  I have noticed Bing giving better results than Google for some programming related searches.  For example trying to modify a WordPress install to override permilinks for some directories.  Bing gave me the answer that worked.

I remember the reason I started using Google was for programming related searches (in fact that’s what my Computer Science professor used it for) and only after that for everything else.

I subscribe to Oyster, a service that allows me to read as many books as I please from a pretty decent selection.  In its catalog are a large selection of self published titles by authors trying to get exposure for their work.  Oyster (or any other subscription service seeking to boost subscriber engagement) could simply create a third party cookie that indicated whether a user was logged into their service.  Then ad networks could show service-specific ads.

An example: William has published, “Space Weasels and Blue Food”, a book of science fiction short stories on Oyster (via SmashWords).  He wants to make a name for himself so he creates an ad for his book on Facebook that, because of the third party cookie, is only shown to subscribers of Oyster that happen to be logged in.  Users simply click the ad and can immediately be enjoying William’s book.

This could work on any subscription service for any type of media.  For mobile apps I’m not sure it would work but should work on mobile websites.