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Free Apps Friday: Fluttr, Pet First Aid, Skiersapp

Are you looking to make your smartphone or tablet more useful? Each week, we collect the latest productivity apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone; all of which are 100 per cent free! Here are this week’s highlights.


Ask LH: How Do You Complete A Project When You're Afraid Of Failure?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a habit of coming up with an idea, and then not actually following through with it. I have a specific project that I have really wanted to do for a long time, but I have never actually made an effort to make it happen. I think my main reasons for not doing this are fear of failure and a general sense of being easily distracted. What are some good ways to force yourself to see a project through to completion, despite fear of failure? Thanks, Long Deferred


How Cybercrime Has Changed Over The Past Five Years (It Hasn’t Got Any Better)

Intel has used the 5th anniversary of their purchase of security company McAfee to release a review of how the cybersecurity landscape has changed in that time. There are a number of surprising observations from the report and a few that were expected. Of little surprise has been the continued lack of importance a large number of companies, and individuals, have placed on implementing basic security practices like applying updates to software and implementing policies around passwords.


Warehouse Clearance Tech Deals: Speakers, Hard Drives, Printers and More

From computers to TVs, audio to cameras, the mammoth Dick Smith warehouse clearance at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park from today until Sunday is offering a massive range of electronics at unbelievable prices. It’s a sale worth leaving the house for!


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

Today’s best deals include ICONIKA on Android, Goat Simulator on iOS and Lexis Audio Editor on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


New Version Of Google Chrome Saves Your Laptop's Memory And Power

Google has brought in some welcomed features in the newest version of Chrome to make the browser less memory and power intensive. Here’s the rundown.


Ten Popular Grammar Myths Debunked By A Harvard Linguist

Primary school students learning how to write simultaneously learn the rules of grammar, and the two approaches can be difficult to balance.


Microsoft Adds New Security And Compliance Features To Office 365 Education

Microsoft has added advanced features to the free version of Office 365 Education aimed at simplifying the security and compliance processes for academic institutes. The basic version is free for students and teachers. Here’s what’s new.


Briefly: IFA Highlights, Game Development Inquiry, $130 PC

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The $130 Windows PC-on-a-stick, 15 high-paying jobs for people who don’t like stress, why you need to make a submission to the government’s games development inquiry.


Google Chrome Custom Tabs Allow Apps To Pre-Load Third Party Websites In The Background

Google has released Chrome Custom Tabs which will make loading third-party web content in Android apps super fast. This will be of great benefit to Android app developers and here’s why.


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