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

Today’s best deals include Broken Sword 5 on Android, Trail Tracker GPS on iOS and Castle Of Illusion on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

Fitbit Adds Windows Phone Support

It’s a cliché to say that Windows Phone has some app issues. You can cross at least one fitness band off the list of MIA apps today, with Fitbit announcing Windows Phone compatibility.

Ask LH: How Can I Stop Games From Ruining My Eyes?

Hey Lifehacker, I have been an avid gamer for many years and unfortunately my eyes have deteriorated because of this. I was wondering if you had any recommendations for software or hardware to encourage me to take breaks for my eyes?

Microsoft Adds Open Source CMake Support For Windows Developers

Code reuse is a core goal for most mobile app developers — who wants to rewrite everything for multiple platforms? If you’re a user of CMake, that process just became a little easier, with support added for Windows Store and Windows Phone apps.

Briefly: New Mad Max Trailer, Robots In Victoria, Free Ebook

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: watch the first full-length trailer to Mad Max: Fury Road, the history of video game controllers, robot exhibition coming to National Gallery of Victoria.

Vegan/Teetotaller Warning: Some Long-Life Juices Contain Beef And Alcohol

Most people realise that long-life juice contains extra ingredients that nature never intended. As it turns out, this includes traces of meat and alcohol. No really. Juice manufacturer Golden Circle recently admitted that it uses alcohol-based flavours and a clarifying agent derived from beef for its long-life juice range. Personally, when I order “cow juice” I expect to be served a glass of milk.

Hack An IKEA Table To Store Your LEGO

What’s better than modifying IKEA furniture to better suit your needs? Modifying IKEA furniture to better suit your LEGO needs.

Laptops, Convertibles, Tablets: Which Should You Choose?

Even if you’ve decided that mobile phones will only play a relatively minimal role in your environment (calls, texts, emails and basic browsing), your mobile choices have only just begun. The conventional laptop still plays a vital role, but now competes with tablet machines and hybrids (which can convert from tablet to laptop form as needed) for corporate attention. Here’s our take on when each form factor makes sense.

Use "Stranger Danger" Logic To Stop Your Kids From Infecting Your PC

The concept of malware can be pretty difficult for children to get their heads around (especially if their parents happen to be Luddites.) Here are some simple tactics from BitDefender’s Andrei Taflan that should lead to safer surfing.

How To Find A Mentor To Help Your Business Grow

The best business advice comes from someone who has already been there — but how can you find a mentor who will share their knowledge? We round up the best online resources and real-world tactics.