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Stop Chasing Inbox Zero, Practice Attention Management Instead

Clearing out everything in your inbox feels great. You get a sense of accomplishment and your to-do list feels a little less burdensome. Except, productivity isn’t measured by how many emails you answer. Instead, learn to manage how you spend your attention.


From Science Fiction To Reality: The Dawn Of The Biofabricator

Over the past few years, the once-fantastical concept of the “bionic man” has become a reality as 3D-printed body parts inch into the mainstream. Biofabrication isn’t science-fiction any longer; instead it’s a viable career choice for biology-loving engineers. Here’s what you need to know about this intriguing job opportunity.


Deleting Online Accounts: Why You Should Bother To Clean Up Your Clutter

How many online accounts have you got? Note the question is not how many do you use regularly, but how many have you got? Ten? Fifty? A hundred? You might be surprised at how high the number is when you start totting everything up.


Killer Interview Question: Who Is The Smartest Person You Know And How Do They Use Their Intelligence?

This week’s KIQ comes from Lisa Thompson, Commvault human resources director for Asia-Pacific. The aim of this question is to make the interviewee evaluate what ‘intelligence’ actually means and how it is used.


How Apple's Mobile Ad Blocking Will Hasten The Death Of Online Advertising

Apple is about to open a new front in the ongoing war against online advertising. The new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 9, will support ad blocking by Safari, its mobile web browser.


Google Teaches App Developers How To Disable Apple's Ad-Blocking Security Feature

With the impending rollout of iOS 9, Apple will be implementing its App Transport Security (ATS) feature which brings in new standards for apps to ensure they are safe to run on iPhones. Problem is that it takes time for developers to comply with the ATS standards. As such, ATS will block in-apps ads for those that don’t meet the new standards, which will impact revenue for developers. Google has now come out with a short-term fix for this.


Ask LH: What Should I Do When My Job Role Doesn't Match The Description?

Hi Lifehacker, What would you do if you are in a particular role in your company (mine is web designer) but you haven’t been assigned enough tasks to improve your skills and experiences? There haven’t been enough design tasks in my role and I’ve ended up doing all sorts of other tasks. I’d like to seek another job but I lack confidence since I haven’t been able to build on my skills here. Any suggestions?


The Top 10 Wankiest IT Buzzwords

There are certain words and phrases in the technology industry that makes me want to repeatedly plough my head into a wall. You know what I’m talking about. The marketing guff that company spokespeople spew out that may have sounded awesome the first time but is quickly relegated to overused cliches with hollow meanings. To have a bit of “fun” on a Friday, here are ten IT buzzwords that will make your eyes and ears bleed.


Microsoft's Advanced On-Premises Cybersecurity Product Has Landed

With cyberattacks becoming more prevalent and sophisticated, Microsoft has officially launched its Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) software designed to simplify IT security for enterprises on their own infrastructure. The product uses some of the fancy technology, like machine learning, that Microsoft uses to protect customers in its Azure cloud platform. Let’s see what other good stuff it has put into ATA.


The Myth Of Inbox Zero: Essential Tips And Tricks For Smarter Email Management

How is your inbox? Is it full of unread messages waiting for your attention? If so, you are not alone. Email is both a blessing and a curse – it keeps us in touch with a myriad of things, but it just keeps on coming and it can be a nightmare staying in control.


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