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How To Watch The 2014 Commonwealth Games Online

The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games officially kicks off in Glasgow, Scotland on 23 July. (Thursday morning in Australia.) However, only a sliver of coverage will actually make it to regular, free-to-air TV. Here’s what you need to get 100 per cent live coverage during the two-week event.


Forget Development Projects, Think About Products

Worried that development projects are perennially running behind schedule? The answer might be to think in terms of individual products, not long-running projects.


Lifehacker Pack For iPad 2014: Our List Of The Essential iPad Apps

It took a little while for the apps to come into their own, but we’re at a place now where the iPad has nearly as good of a selection of apps as the iPhone. Now, it’s harder than ever to find apps that are worthwhile. Let us save you some time with this collection of the best iPad apps.


The Best Lessons From Childhood Fables (That Still Matter As An Adult)

Fables and other moral stories made their way into our books and cartoons when we were kids, but somewhere along the way, we’ve often forgotten some of the important lessons they teach. Whether these fables are familiar or not, here are some of the best lessons that you can learn no matter what age you are.


How To Kick The Late Night Snacking Habit

Whenever I ask people what the most difficult habit is for them to break, late night snacking is often the first thing they say. We’re all susceptible to curling up with a snack while we wind down our day, but it can be an unhealthy habit that’s hard to kick.


When To Say No To New Responsibilities At Work

Usually you should embrace new tasks and responsibilities at work to demonstrate your potential, but sometimes an opportunity comes along that might only bog you down without advancing your career. Here are four instances where you might be better off saying no thanks.


Lifehacker Pack For Linux 2014: Our List Of The Essential Linux Apps

With so many flavours of Linux and the awesome apps in their repositories, finding the right app for getting things done can be tough. In our annual Lifehacker Pack for Linux, we’re highlighting the must-have downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more.


Will A Hot Toddy Help Cure A Cold?

Feeling miserable? Is your nose blocked and your throat sore? If not, it will be sometime this winter, probably at least a couple of times. And then someone will probably say at your low ebb that “you need a hot toddy (or tottie)”.


Linus Torvalds' Home Office Is Definitely Messier Than Yours

It doesn’t matter how organised — or cluttered — your workspace is, if it makes you productive, that’s all that matters. Not that it stops one from wondering if greats, such as Linux creator Linus Torvalds, operate in the equivalent of clean rooms as they go about making the world a better place. Well, it turns out Torvalds isn’t exactly stressed about keeping his home office in a state of perfection, as this video shows.


Not Just For Arts And Crafts: How To Use Pinterest Productively

Pinterest gets a reputation for being all about pinning pretty things and not getting much done. However, as active users could tell you, it’s actually great for organising information, finding inspiration and getting real work done. Especially on creative projects. Here’s how.