Allcast Adds Device Mirroring To Chrome, Removes 10 Minute Limit

Android/Chrome: Allcast is already one of the best Chromecast apps. Now, it has become even better with the ability to mirror your phone’s display to the Allcast receiver extension in Chrome. Also, the free version gets rid of that pesky 10-minute streaming limit to Chromecasts (though it replaces this with a watermark).


Water Orchids With Ice Cubes For The Perfect Amount Of Hydration

Orchids are gorgeous plants, but they’re not as easy to maintain as hardier plants. An ice cube may be the trick to keeping orchids from dying.


Road Trip Planner Is A Cheat Sheet To Plan Your Journey

Road trips are awesome. Planning road trips is not awesome. This new cheat sheet takes some of the pain out of road trips and tells you what you need to know.


The Best Productivity Tricks You Can Learn From Firefighters

Firefighters are always a just call away, ready to tackle potentially dangerous situations. But while their job probably carries significant stress and responsibility, their methods and tricks can still apply to your job and everyday life.


Dropbox Pro Now Has 1TB Of Storage, New Sharing And Security Options

Dropbox is an awesome cloud storage service which integrates well with everything, but if you need more than the 2GB on the Free (plus whatever free extras you can scrounge) it can become expensive. So we’re happy to learn that Dropbox Pro has simplified its plans and expanded its storage: 1TB now costs $10.99 a month.


Why You Should Get The Big Things Done First

It’s common to reach the end of the day and realise you’ve hardly accomplished anything. This object demonstration shows why you should tackle the big tasks first thing in the morning.


Make Tastier Fried Chicken In A Cast Iron Pan

When you think about making fried chicken, you might imagine using a deep fryer to submerge the chicken pieces in hot oil. A better method, which uses less oil, is to use a large cast iron pan for frying instead.


Alongways Finds Interesting And Useful Stops Along Your Road Trip

Planning a road trip is rarely just about finding the fastest route between two points. You also have to consider stops for petrol, bathrooms, food or entertainment. Alongways is a Google Maps mashup that lets you type in your origin and destination, and search for anything you want along the way, from “pizza” to “dog parks” and everything in-between.


Count To Five And Just Do The Thing You Are Dreading

We all have tasks we don’t want to do, from getting out of bed to an inordinate amount of paperwork. One way to force yourself to do the deed is to set up a mental trigger: count to five and do it.


Briefly: 17 Best Burgers, Slow-Mo Tasering, Post-Workout No-Nos

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: the 17 most delicious burgers known to mankind, slow-motion video captures people’s faces as they get hit with tasers, Lara Bingle sunbathes in the buff.