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  • The Simple Text Desktop

    16 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Alan Henry

    We've highlighted some of Okubax's desktops before, but the simplicity of this one called to us. Some simple tools in the center and around the outside, and a solid wallpaper make for a simple but elegant desktop. Here's how he set it all up. Read more...
  • Feeling Like a Part of the Team Can Fuel Your Work Motivation

    16 September 2014, 7:00 pm by: Patrick Allan

    The way you're treated at your job can affect your drive. A recent study shows that motivation increases when people are treated as partners while working together with others, even if they're physically apart.Read more...
  • iCloud's Two-Factor Authentication Now Protects Backups

    16 September 2014, 6:05 pm by: Whitson Gordon

    Ars Technica is reporting that Apple's two-factor authentication, which previously had some holes, now protects iCloud backups. You can read more here (and see our original post on the subject below).Read more...
  • Get Free Coffee from McDonald’s Every Morning Through September 29th

    16 September 2014, 6:00 pm by: Patrick Allan

    Drop the coffee grounds and walk past the Starbucks. You can get a free small coffee every morning from McDonalds's through the 29th of September, without having to buy anything. I'm lovin' it.Read more...
  • Know What Countries Guarantee Drinkable Tap Water with This Graphic

    16 September 2014, 5:30 pm by: Patrick Allan

    You need drinking water no matter where you go, but not all parts of the world can always guarantee clean, safe tap water. This handy guide shows you where drinking from the tap is okay, and where you're better off doing further research on the subject.Read…
  • Deadspin Will The Elite NFL Media Still Be Stooges After The Ray Rice Scandal?

    16 September 2014, 5:29 pm by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Deadspin Will The Elite NFL Media Still Be Stooges After The Ray Rice Scandal? | Gawker NYPD Harassment Stories: Feeling Helpless When an Officer Hits on You | Gizmodo I Worked in a Car That's Longer Than My Studio and Pricier Than a House | Kotaku Bonkers…
  • Misunderstood Money Math: Why Interest Matters More Than You Think

    16 September 2014, 5:00 pm by: Eric Ravenscraft

    Interest is quite possibly the most complex bit of math that the average person has to use everyday. Like the Force, it can be used for good, for evil, and it binds the galaxy together.Read more...
  • Make an MP3 Player Out of an Old Cassette

    16 September 2014, 4:30 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Mp3 players aren't nearly as popular as they used to be, but Instructables user BrittLiv's MP3 player-inside-of-a-cassette is cool enough that it might be worth making regardless. Read more...
  • Make a Raspberry Pi Model B+ Case from a Manila Folder

    16 September 2014, 4:00 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Raspberry Pi cases are a dime a dozen , but we all know making your own is usually the best way to go. The recently released Model B+ changes the form factor of the Pi enough that old cases don't work. Thankfully, Imgur user quantumCity shares a B+ case made…
  • Do You Still Jailbreak Your iPhone?

    16 September 2014, 3:30 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Jailbreaking iPhones has been a popular route for people trying to get more out of their iOS devices for a long while, but Apple keeps slowly adding a lot of jailbreak features to their operating system. So, we want to know, do you still care about…
  • Protect Your ATM PIN or Lock Combo from Thieves with This Quick Trick

    16 September 2014, 3:00 pm by: Melanie Pinola

    There's a new way for thieves to steal your ATM PIN code or find out which numbers you pressed on many keypads (like number door locks): All they need is an iPhone case that shows infrared. You can prevent it with a simple trick, though.Read more...
  • What's Your Favorite Mechanical Keyboard Switch?

    16 September 2014, 2:30 pm by: Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Kinja Co-Op, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Lifehacker

    We talk a lot about mechanical keyboards around here, and with good reason. They're the kind of life/work upgrade you never look back from , and a joy to type and game on. Today we want to know what your favorite mechanical switch is, and why.Read more...
  • How to Get Rid of the U2 Album Apple Added to Your Library

    16 September 2014, 2:00 pm by: Tori Reid

    Apple has released free copies of U2's "Songs of Innocence" album to everyone's iTunes accounts. But for those of us who don't want it, they've now given us a way to take it off. Read more...
  • Google Revives My Maps So You Can Create and Share Custom Maps

    16 September 2014, 1:30 pm by: Melanie Pinola

    Today, Google unleashed a new, overhauled version of its well-loved (and little known) custom maps tool, called My Maps. It's pretty powerful and cool.Read more...
  • The One Fatal Sentence in Any Large Consumer Purchase Transaction

    16 September 2014, 1:00 pm by: SteveLehto on Oppositelock, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Are you about to buy a new car, truck, RV or boat? If you see one particular sentence in any of the documents they put in front of you, drop your pen and run.Read more...
  • Should I Get a Smartphone with a Large Screen?

    16 September 2014, 1:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    Dear Lifehacker,I can't decide between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. What are the actual benefits of that large screen on the Plus? It almost looks too big to use with one hand.Read more...
  • Amazon's Awesome Headphones, the Best Modem, Logitech Gear [Deals]

    16 September 2014, 12:45 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team

    Amazon's in-house magnetic earbuds are actually pretty great , and luckily, you don't have to buy a Fire Phone to get them. Normally, they sell for $25, but today only, you can get a pair for $10, plus a $1 MP3 credit. [Amazon Premium Earbuds, $10]Read more...
  • Use SwiftKey’s Heat Map to See Where You’re Making Mistakes

    16 September 2014, 12:30 pm by: Tori Reid

    Android: Seasoned SwiftKey users make typing look easy. SwiftKey houses a heat map feature that shows you where your touch patterns are—and where your most common mistakes might be made. Read more...
  • Turn a Deaf Ear to Silly Remarks to Avoid Damaging Relationships

    16 September 2014, 12:00 pm by: Tori Reid

    We've all had our fair share of less than remarkable comments. The Fast Track tells us to learn how to respond to these situations in a way that avoids damaging relationships.Read more...
  • How to Set Parental Controls in the Google Play Store

    16 September 2014, 11:30 am by: Tori Reid

    Android: It's important for parents to know how to set media device restrictions for censorship and protected purchases. Follow these directions to keep your child and bank account safe. Read more...
  • How to Say No to Anyone (Even a Good Friend)

    16 September 2014, 11:00 am by: Alexandra Franzen

    Sometimes the hardest part of talking with people you care about is saying no. They might need a favor or a loan or just a ride, but you can't always be available to help everyone. Here's what I've learned from my experience about how to say no to even a good…
  • Those Great Fire Phone Headphones Are Just $10 Right Now

    16 September 2014, 10:55 am by: Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Gizmodo, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Lifehacker

    The Fire Phone might be underperforming, but its accompanying earbuds are great. Gizmodo's Eric Limer had great things to say about them that you can read below, and you can pick them up for just $10 today, with a $1 MP3 credit thrown in for good measure.…
  • Blinkist Breaks Down Nonfiction Books into Easy 15 Minute Bites

    16 September 2014, 10:34 am by: Eric Ravenscraft

    Android: Despite the internet revolution, books are still a valuable source of information. Reading takes time, though. If you're the type to stick to non-fiction, fact-filled books, Blinkist can help you get to the good parts.Read more...
  • Moto G (2014) Review: A Phone This Cheap Shouldn't Be This Good

    16 September 2014, 10:19 am by: Darren Orf on Gizmodo, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    You are now entering the world of inexpensive smartphones. You're in the bargain bin, the bottom end, the cheapest of the cheap. Dispense with your expectations of blistering fast processors, pixel-heavy cameras, premium metal bodies, or 2K screens. Also,…
  • Learn Some Local Slang for Major International Cities

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

    We've mentioned before that knowing a few words in the native language can help improve your travel experience. Knowing some of the local slang can help, too—though it's a bit tougher. Natalie Holmes at Conde Nast Traveler lays out local slang for a few…

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