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Lifehacker show and tell pool
[December 12, 2015 – 12:44 pm]
Lifehacker show and tell pool

Lifehacker readers, take a photograph of where you get things done every day-we want to see your desk and office setup. Tell us why you ve got things organized how you do, what your favorite gadgets and organizers are, and anything else we should know about how you stay productive and efficient. Be sure to add notes explaining what s what in your photo, and we might feature your workspace on Lifehacker.com. Thanks for joining and reading Lifehacker! Group Rules Hi there-By adding a photo or video to this group s pool, you re giving the Lifehacker editors permission to publish…

Lifehacker Wi-Fi setup
[November 6, 2015 – 10:08 am]
Lifehacker Wi-Fi setup

Dear Lifehacker, I just moved into my first apartment, and bought my first Wi-Fi router. It s a standard Linksys blue box,and seems to work fine, but I m wondering—are there any settings I should be looking to change? Signed, Curious about Configuration Dear Curious, Good question! For most broadband home users, a Wi-Fi net connection works once you plug in the cable and power on the Linksys box, but there s more to having a secure, convenient, and easy-to-use network than just connecting. Gina walked through setting up a home wireless network in 2006, using a Linksys WRT54G…

Lifehacker how to be happy?
[August 2, 2015 – 10:32 am]
Lifehacker how to be happy?

Happiness—in your business life and your personal life—is often a matter of subtraction, not addition. Consider, for example, what happens when you stop doing the following things. Blaming People make mistakes. Employees don t meet your expectations. Vendors don t deliver on time. So you blame them for your problems. But you re also to blame. Maybe you didn t provide enough training. Maybe you didn t build in enough of a buffer. Maybe you asked too much, too soon. Taking responsibility when things go wrong instead of blaming others isn t masochistic, it s empowering—because…

Lifehacker DVD burning 2012
[May 7, 2015 – 03:06 pm]
Lifehacker DVD burning 2012

A lot of laptops are coming without DVD drives these days, like the super-thin ultrabooks or Apple s new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. If you re worried about getting by, don t: with these tips, you ll never even realize it s gone. Ultra-thin laptops are great. They re light, super portable, and can handle almost any modern task you throw at them. They don t come with DVD drives inside, but the fact of the matter is that most of us rarely use disc drives these days, since online stores like iTunes, Amazon, and Netflix provide us with most of our media. That said, there are still…

Lifehacker Kindle Touch
[September 19, 2015 – 09:28 am]
Lifehacker Kindle Touch

You might want to share a picture of a book you re reading or snap a shot of a settings page so you can help a friend with their device. Whatever your reason, you can take screenshots on most Kindle devices. Here s how to do it. The video above from ebook site Goodereader shows how to take a screenshot on the Kindle Paperwhite. All you have to do is touch two opposing corners on the screen at the same time. You ll see a brief flash to let you know the screenshot has been taken. Screenshots are stored in the root folder of the device, so you ll need to connect it to a computer…

Lifehacker best video player
[October 1, 2015 – 02:04 pm]
Lifehacker best video player

Not all video players are alike. Some offer more features and tweaking options to make your videos look great, while others boast speed and stability. Last week we asked you for your favorites, then looked at the five best desktop video players. Now we re back to highlight the winner. We knew it would be a powerhouse heading into the vote, and indeed it took an early lead that it never gave up, not even for a moment, but VLC took the top spot by a wide margin, with over 72% of the votes cast. It s fast, it s free, it s cross platform, and it s flexible enough to handle just…

Lifehack Credit Card
[June 30, 2015 – 08:06 am]
Lifehack Credit Card

Just before the Enron scandal broke, the company s CEO immediately put his money into annuities—in his wife s name. Why? Because those assets are creditor-protected, so they can t be seized (in this case, by the government). This is just one example of many illustrating how extremely wealthy people get the most from their money—and most of them do it legally. Much of their success comes from knowing where to find loopholes in the financial system. While we d never recommend any illegal or dishonest money moves (seriously, don t break the law!), there are a handful of legal personal…

Lifehacker upgrade to Mountain Lion
[October 10, 2015 – 11:06 am]
Lifehacker upgrade to Mountain Lion

Dear Lifehacker, Now that Apple has finished OS X Mavericks, I ve looked over the features and I m not sure if I should upgrade. I don t know if any of the changes would really help and I don t want to introduce new bugs and software incompatibilities. What do you think: should I upgrade now, never, or later on? Sincerely, Not an Upgrade Maverick Dear NUM, While no upgrade ever works perfectly or adds everything you, I, or the rest of the world wants, we usually like it more than we hate it. Mavericks, while not without its advantages, doesn t really fall under that category…

Lifehacker free screen Recorder
[May 19, 2015 – 03:07 pm]
Lifehacker free screen Recorder

Sometimes recording a video of your desktop is the best way to show someone how to troubleshoot a problem, find features in an application, or just show off your skills in a particular game or tool. Thankfully, there are plenty of applications for all operating systems that get the job done. This week we d like to know which one you turn to when you need to record a screencast. Whether you just want to send someone a video of something you ve done or you record tutorials to upload to YouTube, you probably have a favorite utility for recording your screen and the sounds on your…

Lifehacker iPhone emoticons
[December 30, 2015 – 10:02 am]
Lifehacker iPhone emoticons

Dear Lifehacker, I m a fan of speech-recognition services like Siri, but it seems likehalf the time it has no idea what I m trying to say. Is there some sort of trick to make it understand me better? Sincerely, Fluxed with Siri Dear FS, Used properly, Siri (Or Google Now, or any other voice assistant) can be incredibly helpful. The problem is that you need to know how to speak to them and they rarely come with instruction manuals. In some cases this is just getting used to what you can say, but you can also improve the chances it ll understand you with a few simple tricks. Here…

Lifehacker.com this is how I work
[June 27, 2015 – 01:21 pm]
Lifehacker.com this is how I work

You might say Charles Duhigg is a man of habit, and he d probably say that we all are. His book, The Power of Habit, examines why we re prone to forming patterns of behavior—both good and bad—and how we can use that process to take the reins on life and work. We caught up with the New York Times journalist to discuss some habits of his own. Intro by Andy Orin. Location: Brooklyn, NY Current gig: Reporter for the New York Times; author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business Current mobile devices: Droid Maxx (which is awesome because it never dies);…

Lifehack.org polyphasic sleep
[May 22, 2015 – 12:35 pm]
Lifehack.org polyphasic sleep

Most people enjoy a good nap now and then, but are you really utilizing their full power? A correctly performed nap can give you a great boost in energy, focus, and concentration, but a poorly executed nap can leave you groggy and more tired than when you started. Several cultures around the world use a “siesta” in the afternoon to stay productive, and many workers in the U.S. have reported success avoiding afternoon drowsiness with a nap. Some people (myself included) have even excelled on nothing but six well times naps per day, during polyphasic sleep. Taking six naps per…

Lifehacker best apps for Mac
[August 23, 2015 – 04:15 pm]
Lifehacker best apps for Mac

Reading a lot of blogs can be tough to manage without an RSS news reader, which consolidates everything you read in one place. While there are plenty of news readers on the Mac, Reeder wins our hearts thanks to its beautiful and simple interface, thorough integration with social features, and fantastic customizability. Platform: OS X Price: $5 Features Syncs with Google Reader Beautiful interface Syncs (and fully integrates) with Readability Post articles directly to Instapaper, Delicious, or your blog Gesture support Customizable shortcuts Send to QUOTE.fm Read, Instapaper…

Best DVD creator Lifehacker
[August 5, 2015 – 02:03 pm]
Best DVD creator Lifehacker

Every since Apple introduced disc burning into Mac OS X, third-party software stopped seeing much development. While there aren t a ton of disc burning apps still in the running, Burn still stands strong as our top choice thanks to its simplicity, powerful feature set, and $0 price tag. Platform: Mac OS X Price: Free Features Burns files Creates audio CDs Creates simple Video CDs and DVDs with interactive menus Create your own DVD menu themes Works with versions of Mac OS X as old as 10.3.9 Easily copy discs with the copy function Choose between multiple file system formats…

Lifehacker Credit Card trial
[August 2, 2015 – 11:14 am]
Lifehacker Credit Card trial

Many services, such as Netflix, are generous enough to provide you with a few weeks or a month free of charge so you can try things out and see how they work for you. In most cases this should be enough time to decide if you want to pay, but if you need more time to make up your mind here s a trick that ll help you extend your trail period indefinitely. Hacking and security blog Null Byte has figured out a way to essentially extend the Netflix trial period forever. It s pretty simple and can be applied to virtually any service that offers a trial but requires a credit card…