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  • Notification Toggle Adds Settings and App to Android's Pulldown Bar

    20 April 2014, 7:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    Android: Many Android smartphones come with shortcuts to settings when you pull down the notifications bar, but if you want more control over that, Notification Toggle might be just right to supercharge your notification shade .Read more...
  • Use a Moist Towel to Make Perfect Oven-Baked Eggs

    20 April 2014, 6:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    Alton Brown's secret for making perfect hard-boiled eggs is to not boil them at all. Instead, he prefers to oven-bake eggs . If you like that, Brown shared a tip for the method in his new YouTube channel: use a moist kitchen towel.Read more...
  • Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread

    20 April 2014, 5:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    If your child asks about the Easter Bunny, should you tell them the truth or build the fantasy? Some quick pieces of advice for those who just had (or are about to have) a new baby. (And congratulations!) I just set up a Raspberry Pi as a Bittorrent Sync…
  • Hang Cups and Use Wire Racks to Maximize Kitchen Cupboard Space

    20 April 2014, 4:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    To make maximum the space in the shelves of your kitchen cupboards, designer Chip Cordelli shares two great tips at Real Simple: hang your cups and put wire racks to create mini-shelves.Read more...
  • QuickClick Customizes Volume Button Actions, No Root Required

    20 April 2014, 3:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    Android: With touch screen smartphones, volume buttons are among the few physical keys you can press. QuickClick makes it easy to put them to use for more than volume control.Read more...
  • Weekend Deals: Blu-rays, Games, Anime, and David Attenborough

    20 April 2014, 2:45 pm by: Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Kotaku, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Lifehacker

    Sorry you didn't find the golden egg in today's hunt. Here are a whole bunch of deals pulled from our five Twitter accounts to cheer you up. While you're here, you may as well follow them too.Read more...
  • Engage in Creative Tasks Outside Work to Boost Job Performance

    20 April 2014, 2:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    Creative work is not only best for bad moods , but doing creative activities outside of the office can boost your on-the-job performance, says a new study by psychologist Kevin Eschleman of San Francisco State University.Read more...
  • Five Best Text Editors

    20 April 2014, 11:00 am by: Alan Henry

    Whether you're a developer or a writer, a good text editor is a must-have on any computer, in any operating system. The humble text editor is great for managing code, writing down quick notes, or just as a distraction-free writing tool. This week, we're…
  • Writebox Is a Minimalistic Notepad That Syncs With Dropbox

    20 April 2014, 10:00 am by: Mihir Patkar

    Web/Chrome/iOS/Android: Looking for a plain text editor that works in your browser and on your phone, while syncing with Dropbox or Google Drive? Meet Writebox!Read more...
  • This Week's Top Downloads

    19 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more...
  • Use the 10% Rule to Negotiate at Yard Sales

    19 April 2014, 7:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    What do you do when the seller at a yard sale says, "Make me an offer." The Simple Dollar suggests taking a minute and applying the 10% rule.Read more...
  • ​Keep Ice Cream Tasting Fresh by Storing It With Parchment Paper

    19 April 2014, 6:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    After you scoop out some ice cream from the tub and put it back in the freezer, it's common to get a layer of ice crystals on top. The easy way to avoid that, says AO Life, is to cover the ice cream with parchment paper.Read more...
  • Use Everyday Toiletries in a Basin to Mask Bathroom Smells

    19 April 2014, 5:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    The best ways to de-stink your stuff might not be easily available when discretion is the order of the way. If you don't want to leave a bathroom stinking, redditor RatherTall has a quick-fix concoction that he says masks the odors well when you're at someone…
  • Avoid a Mess While Eating Watermelon With Two Strategic Cuts

    19 April 2014, 4:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    Eating quartered slices of watermelon can be a messy affair. Bite anywhere and you'll probably get some fruit on your cheek because of the size and shape. CrazyRussianHacker has a neat trick to solve this.Read more...
  • B1 File Manager Accesses Multiple Dropbox Accounts on Android

    19 April 2014, 3:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    Android: The default Dropbox app on Android forces you to use only one account at a time. If you have multiple Dropbox accounts and need access, then B1 File Manager is a good solution—although it doesn't offer local sync.Read more...
  • Save Sticky Photographs by Soaking Them in Lukewarm Water

    19 April 2014, 2:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    In case your old album of photos has been damaged, whether stuck together or by spilling some sticky liquid, don't panic. All you need is lukewarm water to save the day, says WikiHow.Read more...
  • Top 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your HDTV

    19 April 2014, 11:00 am by: Whitson Gordon

    You spend a lot of time in front of your TV, but chances are you may not be using it to its full potential. It's not just about better picture, either—a good TV setup requires the right cables, a good remote, and a lot more. Here are 10 tweaks for creating…
  • Use Seltzer Water for Healthier Cocktails

    19 April 2014, 10:00 am by: Mihir Patkar

    You know how to choose the healthiest alcoholic drink , but things aren't that easy when you're making cocktails. Greatist has come up with eight rules to make drinks healthier, along with a list of non-fattening cocktails.Read more...
  • What Documents Should I Shred and What Should I Keep?

    18 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Dear Lifehacker, I have a giant pile of important looking documents sitting in front of me, and I have no idea what to do with them. Some of them look pointless, but could be important. Which ones should I hold on to, and which ones should I shred? Read…
  • Reinforce Charging Cable Joints with Paracord

    18 April 2014, 7:00 pm by: Alan Henry

    The end of your laptop or phone charging cable can take a lot of stress when you bend it to plug it in to give your gear some juice. We've shown you how to reinforce it with Sugru , but if you want something more durable, attractive, and multipurpose, try some…
  • Deadspin Nobody Has Ever Pimped A Home Run As Hard As This Guy Did | Gizmodo Clever Crook Uses Heat

    18 April 2014, 6:07 pm by: Jessica Smith on Jessica, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Deadspin Nobody Has Ever Pimped A Home Run As Hard As This Guy Did | Gizmodo Clever Crook Uses Heat Vision Drone to Hunt Down Weed and Steal It | io9 Japan Unveils Its Plan To Save The Whales, By Killing Them | Kotaku A Spaceship Game That Feels a Lot Like…
  • Hider 2 Secures and Hides Files on Your Mac

    18 April 2014, 6:00 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Mac: Securing your files isn't always a simple process. Hider is an app that makes the process of hiding away and encrypting files quick and easy. Read more...
  • Place a Reminder of Your Long Term Financial Goals on Your Credit Card

    18 April 2014, 5:30 pm by: Eric Ravenscraft

    Many of our tricks to save money are designed less to solve math problems and more to trick our brains. To that end, financial blog And Then We Saved suggests placing a picture or reminder of your long-term savings goals directly on your credit card to…
  • Does the First Proposal Always Lose in a Salary Negotiation?

    18 April 2014, 5:00 pm by: Andy Orin

    About to take a new job or negotiating a raise? You may want to read up on the strategies of negotiation and familiarize yourself with a little game theory. The workplace experts at Stack Exchange offer some advice. Read more...
  • Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" Brings Small Changes, Long-Term Support

    18 April 2014, 4:30 pm by: Whitson Gordon

    Canonical released the latest version of Ubuntu Linux this week, with a bit of polish all around. Here's what you'll find.Read more...

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