Ask LH: Can I Upgrade My Pirate Software To A Legitimate Copy?

Dear Lifehacker, I am really interested in converting my pirate Adobe CS6 installation into a legitimate Creative Cloud subscription. Is there an easy way to do this or do I need to rebuild my computer (iMac) entirely?


The Pivotal Technique Cuts The Crap Out Of Learning How To Change

Figuring out a plan for your life and where you want it to go is literally impossible. Even if you can decide what you want, mapping out all the steps is a gargantuan task that will necessarily change. Skip the superfluous stress by identifying two simple, key points: where you are and where you’re going.


Will NAPLAN Online Crash IT In Schools?

The Australian Government plans to conduct the National Assessment Program — Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) online from 2016. This presents a significant challenge for Australia’s 9,500 schools.


Turn A Recliner Into The Ultimate Desk Chair

Comfort is key when you’re spending long hours in front of the computer. Hack a La-Z-Boy (or other recliner) into a rolling desk chair, and your back might thank you.


10 Tasks You Should Never Put On The Back Burner

When things get busy, we all have tasks we put off. Sometimes, items end up delayed out of necessity. If you are putting off the right things, it can be a good move to reduce your workload. But if you procrastinate on the wrong tasks, you might be setting yourself up for trouble later. So, what tasks should you avoid putting on your back burner?


How I Work: Jimmy Soni, Managing Editor Of The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post is, of course, one of the landmark blogs of the internet, and it has grown into a diverse outlet that covers everything from politics to entertainment to local news. Overseeing the editorial operation is Jimmy Soni, whose own work has been featured in The Atlantic, Politico and more. We caught up with Jimmy to learn how he manages his workload and the HuffPo empire.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s deals include Contra: Evolution on Android, Microtrip on iOS, and Absolon on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


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How To Set Up MAME On A Mac

Earlier in the week, we responded to an Ask Lifehacker question about some possible uses for an unused Mac Mini. A few comments wanted to know how to set up MAME on a Mac.


Microsoft Forefront Is Getting A New Name

Last December, Microsoft said that the next version of its Forefront enterprise security products would be released in early 2015. There’s now a more detailed roadmap for how that will happen, and a name change is in the offing.


Five New Ways To Improve Your Life

Improving your life isn’t always a matter of making big complex changes: often it’s the small incremental steps that add up. Here are five new techniques that you can apply to make life better.