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  • How to Break Into a Computer (and Prevent It from Happening to You)

    20 October 2014, 9:00 pm by: Whitson Gordon

    Sometimes you need to get into a computer without knowing the password. Perhaps you've forgotten yours, or perhaps you're up to no good. Either way, it's actually pretty easy to do, provided your victim hasn't taken the necessary precautions. Click one of the…
  • The CIA Escape and Evasion Survival Bag

    20 October 2014, 8:00 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    CIA agents to be prepared for everything and sometimes that means surviving on limited resources. Their survival kit is tiny, but includes everything needed to get out of town and live for a while.Read more...
  • Learn About Music Theory with This Easy to Understand Online Book

    20 October 2014, 7:00 pm by: Patrick Allan

    If you've always wanted to learn more about song writing and the structure of music, but don't know where to start, this free online book is filled to the brim with pages that make understanding music theory easy.Read more...
  • Prep Your Yard for the Winter Months with Help from This Graphic

    20 October 2014, 6:00 pm by: Patrick Allan

    The harsh cold of winter can do a number on your yards if you don't take the proper precautions. This handy graphic has tips for preparing your lawn, trees, shrubs, and garden, so everything comes back bright and healthy next spring.Read more...
  • Rethread a Drawstring with a Safety Pin

    20 October 2014, 5:30 pm by: Patrick Allan

    Losing the drawstring in your sweatpants, hoodie, or gym shorts is frustrating because getting it back in—and all the way through—is a pain. With a safety pin, and a little patience, you can once again ensure that your sweatpants will stay on.Read more...
  • How to Uncover Blurred Information in Photographs

    20 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: Dheera Venkatraman

    It's a common practice to blur or pixelate sensitive information like account numbers when you share an image online, but your info might not be as secure as you think. It takes some work, but there are ways to uncover that sensitive text.Read more...
  • Gizmodo The Sad, Weird World of Unseen YouTube Videos | io9 How Nigeria Stopped Ebola "Dead In Its T

    20 October 2014, 4:34 pm by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Gizmodo The Sad, Weird World of Unseen YouTube Videos | io9 How Nigeria Stopped Ebola "Dead In Its Tracks" | Jalopnik Here’s The Data From Ed Bolian’s Record-Setting Cross-Country Run | Jezebel Why Egg Freezing Benefits Aren't Even Close to Enough |…
  • Easily Batch Rename Files in Yosemite

    20 October 2014, 4:30 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Mac: Yosemite has a bunch of cool hidden features and iDownloadBlog points to another nice little feature in a new batch renamer.Read more...
  • What's the Worst Advice You've Ever Received?

    20 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Not everyone's great at giving advice. Sometimes, you'll ask a friend for help and they'll give you the most harebrained response imaginable. So, we want to hear it, what's the worst advice you've ever received?Read more...
  • Safari and Spotlight Can Send Data to Apple, Here's How to Turn it Off

    20 October 2014, 3:30 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    In order for Spotlight to work properly, it needs to send your search data to Google, Apple, and Bing. Initially, it seems easy enough to disable this if you care about privacy, but as users over on Hacker News note, it's not as obvious as it seems. Read…
  • What are the Best Rechargeable Batteries?

    20 October 2014, 3:00 pm by: Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Kinja Co-Op, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Lifehacker

    We talk a lot about how great rechargeable batteries are, and have a few brands we love, but we've never polled all of you to learn about some great options we're missing out on, until now. Tell us, which AA rechargeables are the best?Read more...
  • Ask an Expert: All About Maximizing Coupons and Getting the Best Deals

    20 October 2014, 3:00 pm by: Andy Orin

    With the holidays just around the corner, there's no doubt we'll all be looking to save a buck when we're out shopping. Whether that means clipping coupons or searching for the best deals online, there are a variety of tactics you can use to save.Read more...
  • FREEdi YouTube Player Enables Background YouTube Videos

    20 October 2014, 2:00 pm by: Tori Reid

    Android/iOS: FREEdi YouTube Player enables videos in the background, so you can close the video you're watching and keep listening to the audio. Read more...
  • Reposition a Photo’s Subject in Photoshop

    20 October 2014, 1:30 pm by: Tori Reid

    A poorly positioned subject can ruin a great photo. Mac|Life walks us through a few tools that can change the position of a subject.Read more...
  • iOS 8.1 Now Available for Download

    20 October 2014, 1:06 pm by: Andy Orin

    iOS 8.1 is here! The update enables Apple Pay on supported devices, brings back the Camera Roll, adds some "Continuity" features, and more. Read our previous coverage after the jump.Read more...
  • How to Turn Your Laziness Into Efficiency

    20 October 2014, 1:00 pm by: Alan Henry

    They say necessity is the mother of invention, but if that's the case, laziness must be its father. After all, the beauty of laziness is that you'd rather do something you want to do—even if that's nothing—than work. Let's harness that desire and use it to…
  • Samsung 4K on a Budget, Gunnar Optiks, and More Deals

    20 October 2014, 12:45 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team

    Samsung's 4K monitor is one of the best deals in tech, and it's an even better deal than usual right now. Unlike most budget-minded 4K panels, this one actually runs at 60Hz over DisplayPort. [Samsung 28" 4K Display, $550]Read more...
  • Google Play Now Lets You Filter Search Results by Rating

    20 October 2014, 12:30 pm by: Tori Reid

    Web: Figuring out which apps to trust is tough. If you use ratings to help you out, you can now filter your search results by ratings on the Google Play Store. Read more...
  • Address the Point, Not the Person, When Having a Debate

    20 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Tori Reid

    Sometimes we find ourselves in a serious discussion, debate, or argument, and we begin to criticize the person instead of the point they're making. Raptitude recommends breaking that habit to be more effective in our interactions with others. Read more...
  • Bending the Rules: When Are Loopholes Evil?

    20 October 2014, 11:30 am by: Patrick Allan

    Evil comes in many forms—some greyer than others. Today, we want to talk about a tricky kind of evil: when are loopholes, exploits, and "gaming the system" okay?Read more...
  • Boxifier Syncs Any Folder Anywhere on Your Drive to Dropbox

    20 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Eric Ravenscraft

    Windows: Dropbox is an amazing utility, but one of the occasionally frustrating limitations is that you can only sync folders within Dropbox itself. Boxifier allows you to sync folders outside of your primary Dropbox structure.Read more...
  • Translate Big Purchases Into Years of Retirement for the Big Picture

    20 October 2014, 10:30 am by: Eric Ravenscraft

    Chances are, when you went to buy a car, you considered it through two lenses: the money you have, and the monthly payments you can afford. There may be a better metric, though: how many years of retirement it will cost you.Read more...
  • Spotify announced today that it would be introducing family plans starting at $15/mo.

    20 October 2014, 10:12 am by: Eric Ravenscraft

    Spotify announced today that it would be introducing family plans starting at $15/mo. With this package, you can add family members to an existing Premium plan for $5 per person. Everyone on the plan each gets their own separate profiles. The plan will roll…
  • How To Squeeze 830 Miles Out Of One Tank Of Fuel And Remain Sane...ish

    20 October 2014, 10:04 am by: Jason Torchinsky on Jalopnik, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    I'm not going to lie: I'm pretty delighted that I (and my partner) won Audi's TDI Challenge, where nine Diesel A3s attempted to drive from Albuquerque to San Diego on a single tank of Diesel. Part of why I'm delighted is because winning means it's over, since…
  • What’s Your Favorite Place You’ve Visited?

    20 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Heather Yamada-Hosley on Wayfarer, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker

    Whether you've only been away from home a few times or you're a world traveler, you probably have one place you've liked the most. Let's discuss those spots so others can add your favorite place to their wishlist and you can do the same! What's your favorite…

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