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Blacklist And Silence Noisy Tabs Automatically In Chrome

Google went some of the way to battling misbehaviour tabs that want to assault your eardrums, but if you’re after complete control, it’s time to install MuteTab.


The Pros And Cons Of Possums In Your Roof

You’re drifting off to sleep when, suddenly, there’s a bump and a thump and an unearthly shriek. But never fear, if your home is making these noises you probably don’t have ghosts, but a family of common brushtail possums. Researchers have documented 18 different brushtail possum sounds. These include “grunting, growling, hissing, screeching, clicking and teeth-chattering calls, many of which would not be out of place on a horror movie soundtrack”.


Enable The Expanded Save Panel On Your Mac Instead Of The Obnoxious Dropdown Menu

Mac: When you go to save a file on your Mac, you almost always have to click the dropdown arrow if you plan on saving that file anywhere different to where Apple wants you to. This gets annoying, but a Defaults-Write points to a Terminal command that changes this behaviour.


Two Ways To Adjust To Harsh Sunlight When Photographing Outdoors, No Gear Required

If you have to shoot in bright, harsh, overhead light, your best bet is to either just move to the shade (in which case you have more to think about, more on that in a moment), or turn your subject 180 degrees. These tips may seem obvious, but the utility is in the nuance.


When Is It Time To Quit Your Job? [Infographic]

Should you stay or should you go? It’s rarely a simple decision to make, but if you think through your options you can make it more confidently. This flowchart can help.


Why Some Places Should Be Off Limits For Pokémon GO

The outstanding, almost overnight success of Pokémon GO in the few countries its officially available has seen crowds of players gather in cities, overload the game’s servers and even led to the discovery a dead body.


Top 10 Fixes For Life's Daily Annoyances

Every day is filled with little annoyances that we just don’t have the time to solve. Thanks to the internet, someone’s out solving most of those problems for us. If you want to remove the tiny frustrations that plague you day to day, here are 10 great solutions to get you started.


Ask LH: How Can I Stop Pointless Chit Chat In My Workplace?

Dear Lifehacker, I work in an open plan office doing marketing. I love my job, but I get interrupted a lot and it’s usually just mindless chit-chat. I don’t take well to interruptions and have snapped a number of times. (Our CEO doesn’t believe in working from home so I’m basically stuck.) Are there any coping strategies you can suggest?


The Easiest Way To Fold A Fitted Sheet

Folding a fitted sheet may feel like sorcery that only a few can perform, but it’s surprisingly easy. We’ve shown you how before, but this video will walk you through it, step by step, so you can do it right every time, nice and easy.


Fix This Weird File Saving Bug In MS Office For Mac By Eliminating The Forward Slash

Mac: MS Office on Mac has a very weird problem. If you try to save a file with a forward slash (/) in it, it errors out. Good news though, Macworld points out that you can rename that file to fix the issue.


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