Productivity

Best Of 2012: Top 10 Lists

We regularly round up our best tips into Lifehacker Top 10 lists. In today’s Best Of 2012 post, we’ve rounded up the most popular roundups from the year gone by.


Top 10 Kitchen Tricks That Speed Up Cooking

So you’ve started beefing up your cooking skills, but the process is still a little tedious. Here are 10 surprising kitchen techniques that will save you a bunch of time — not to mention wow your friends.


Top 10 Secret Features Of iOS 6

Apple released iOS 6 this week, bringing a handful of new features to iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. While they defined many of the flagship features, several were left unsaid. These are our 10 favourite secret features in iOS 6.


Top 10 Clever Uses For Dropbox

Dropbox is an awesome service. You can back your files up to the cloud, sync them between computers, and share them with your friends. That’s not all it can do, though. Here are our top 10 favourite clever uses for our favourite file syncing program.


Top 10 Ways To Boost Your Home Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is one of the most useful and important parts of using a computer, and yet it’s also one of the most frustrating. If you’re plagued by slow speeds, bad reception, and other Wi-Fi issues, here are 10 ways you can power up the Wi-Fi in your home.


Top 10 Highly-Desired Skills You Can Teach Yourself

On countless occasions, you’ve likely said to yourself “I wish I knew how to do ______.” Then, of course, life got in the way and you put it off until you could find the time. Maybe you wanted to become fluent in a language, learn a new instrument, start performing your house repairs, or master a myriad of other skills. With the vast amount of knowledge online, you’re now your only excuse. Here are the top 10 most highly desired skills that you can teach yourself — and should.


Top 10 Secret Features In Windows 8

Windows 8 is full of awesome features and handy shortcuts, but what you may not know is that it’s got a lot of handy, lesser-known settings under the hood. Here are 10 of Windows 8′s best kept secrets.


Top 10 Simple Things Every Computer User Should Know How To Do

No matter how tech savvy you are, there are certain things every one of us has to deal with when using a computer, but we don’t always deal with them in the most efficient ways. Here are 10 things that everyone can — and should — learn to keep their computer fast, safe, and easy to use.


Top 10 Clever Hacks For Things You Thought Were Garbage

One man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure, and we’ve always been fond of finding MacGyver-like uses for anything and everything — right down to dryer lint and used candy wrappers. Here are our top 10 favourite hacks for things you thought were headed to the tip.


Top 10 Tricks For Getting Better Sleep

For something we spend half our life doing, a lot of us are pretty awful and sleeping. Here are our top 10 tips for falling asleep faster, getting quality rest, and waking up easier in the morning.


Top 10 Pervasive Tech Myths That Are Only Wasting Your Time

Ever been told that you should fully discharge your battery to prolong its life? Or that jailbreaking your phone is illegal? Or that you should wait for the newest Intel processor because it’s going to be “so much faster”? These are tech myths we hear all the time, and likely spread to our friends — but most are just a waste of your time (and in some cases, they can actually harm your gadgets). Here are some of the worst offenders.


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