Use Online Auction Sites During 'World-Shaking' Events To Score Cheaper Prices

When something really “big” happens, our natural reaction is to flock to news sites and social media to keep tabs on new developments. What you should be doing is visiting online auction sites like eBay and GraysOnline. Far fewer people will be on there, which translates to significantly lower prices. Cha-ching!


Elevator Pitch: Tinybeans

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with cofounder Eddie Geller from Tinybeans.


Ask LH: Has Foxtel Been Censoring 'Game Of Thrones' For Classification Purposes?

Dear Lifehacker, I know Foxtel doesn’t always show fully-uncut films on its movie channels. I’m wondering whether it also trims “inappropriate” content from TV shows? The reason I ask is because Game of Thrones is classified R18+ on DVD but only MA15+ on Foxtel’s Showcase channel. What’s going on? Is Foxtel editing the episodes to attain a lower rating?


FREEdi YouTube Player Enables Background YouTube Videos

Android/iOS: FREEdi YouTube Player enables videos in the background, so you can close the video you’re watching and keep listening to the audio.


What Will Happen With Windows Server In 2015?

There has been a lot of excitement recently about Windows 10, the forthcoming version of Windows that restores the Start menu, dangles the promise of universal apps and has lots of hidden features. But what about its less sexy but more successful Windows Server sibling? Here’s what we know so far about plans for its next version.


Wash Chilli Oil Off Your Hands With Bicarb Soda

If you aren’t careful with hot peppers like jalapeños, you’ll get the burning oils on your hands. Ouch. Once on your hands, they will transfer anywhere. Double ouch. Clean up those hands with some bicarb soda.


How To Turn Your Laziness Into Efficiency

They say necessity is the mother of invention, but if that’s the case, laziness must be its father. After all, the beauty of laziness is that you’d rather do something you want to do — even if that’s nothing — than work. Let’s harness that desire and use it to be productive — -so you have more time to kick back, of course.


Learn The Basics Of Photography With This Interactive Chart

Even the best camera is only as good as the photographer’s skills. The “Where to Start” interactive chart guides beginners to learn about the basics of photography.


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

Today’s best deals include Wiki For Minecraft on Android, Joining Hands 2 on iOS and Modern Combat 5 on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Boxifier Syncs Any Folder Anywhere On Your Drive To Dropbox

Windows: Dropbox is an amazing utility, but one of the occasionally frustrating limitations is that you can only sync folders within Dropbox itself. Boxifier allows you to sync folders outside of your primary Dropbox structure.