Android: Every phone comes with built-in alarms, but AlarmPad is a new utility that makes them more useful. You can set contextual, personal alerts that show you calendar appointments before and after, the weather at the alarm time, or even recurring alarms that Android’s default clock won’t let you set.
While I wouldn’t say that everything you know about penises is wrong, this video from the folks at Buzzfeed definitely includes some interesting facts about it, like the fact that smoking can decrease your penis size by a centimeter, how doctors can use foreskins as skin grafts, and more.
iOS: Email apps for the iPhone that promise to help you hit Inbox Zero are everywhere, but SquareOne takes an interesting approach: It automatically organizes all of your mail so you can dive into details when you want, control who gets your attention, and overall boost your email signal to noise ratio.
We often discuss how your brain can trick you and, by proxy, how you can hack your brain, but there are a few things our minds are very good at tricking us into that we should be aware of. This video from the folks at DNews is a crash course in three of them: sunk cost, optimism bias and confirmation bias.
With luck, you’ll never find yourself alone, far from civilisation, faced with the task of ensuring your own survival. If you do, this 1950s training video from the US Navy has some valuable tips and tricks to help you find safe food and water, build shelter, and take care of yourself.
Admit it, you probably hide your porn . Whether it’s inconspicuously named or buried in nested folders on your computer, most people keep their porn out of sight. A new study suggests that we — and our relationships — may be better off owning up to it than hiding it out of fear or shame.
Dear Lifehacker, I just moved into my own place! It’s my first home, and I’m excited. However, I know there are repairs I’ll have to do myself, and I have some improvements I’d like to make too. Problem is, I don’t know where to begin. How do I use these tools, and where do I even get them? How do I make sure my work is safe and not damaging my home? Does anyone offer training for new homeowners?
Android: Disconnect Search, the utility that lets you search the web’s most popular search engines without being tracked , has arrived on Android. Now you can search Google, Bing, Yahoo, Blekko and even DuckDuckGo without leaving a trace.
Windows/Mac: Jumpshare, the previously mentioned web app for hassle-free file sharing, now has a desktop utility that makes sending documents, images, folders or other files to someone as easy as dragging and dropping. Best of all, it’s free.