McAppStrategy: Why McDonald's Wants Your Mobile Phone Number

Burger giant McDonald’s sees mobile apps as a big part of its future, but it would rather you signed up for them using your phone number than via a social network or dedicated account.


Watch Out For Suspicious Microsoft Office Files: They Could Be Malware

Microsoft recently released security advisory warning of specially crafted Microsoft Office files that can give an attacker the same user rights as the user that opens it. The vulnerability affects all currently supported releases of Microsoft Windows, excluding Windows Server 2003.


How To Get A Raise: The Female IT Engineer Perspective

It’s a continuing disgrace that women workers rarely get paid the same as their male counterparts — something that’s as true of IT as any other sector. What strategies can female engineers and developers use to ensure they are paid what they deserve?


I'm Matthew Dornquast, CEO Of Code42, And This Is How I Work

It may be our most repeated and most ignored advice: always back up your files. Just do it! All drives and discs eventually fail, and backup service CrashPlan is specifically designed with that in mind.


AWS Adds Its Own Directory Service, Charges Australians More

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is launching its own directory service, allowing administrators to either set up their own cloud-based directory of users or replicate existing on-premises directories.


Fabric Combines All Twitter's Developer Techs In One Platform

Twitter announced a lot of new mobile developer technologies at its TwitterFlight developer conference in San Francisco today. The biggest deal? Fabric, which combines crash analytics, Twitter embedding, mobile advertising and single sign-in via your mobile phone number.


How To Tap Your Network And See Everything That Happens On It

Your home network is your fortress. Inside it lies tons of valuable information — unencrypted files, personal, private data, and perhaps most importantly, computers that can be hijacked and used for any purpose. Let’s talk about how you can, with the power of evil, sniff around your home network to make sure you don’t have any uninvited guests.


Use Your Hourly Wage To Tackle Or Outsource To-Dos

There are lots of chores you can outsource, but you need to be sure you aren’t spending more than what the job is worth to you. Once you know your hourly wage, you can decide if a task is worth doing or paying someone else to do it.


Windows 10 Technical Preview Gets Its First Major Update

Already trying out the Technical Preview for Windows 10? Microsoft has just pushed out a major update that adds some new features — but also breaks some stuff. Remember, it’s a beta!


Ask LH: How Can I Do A Reference Check On My Employer?

Hey Lifehacker, When you’re applying for a job, there is quite a bit of emphasis placed on your own references — but no one seems to do a reference check on their potential bosses. If you were going to work for someone, wouldn’t you want to know what management style that person had? Should I ask for references from my potential employer?