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VisualRuler Uses Your Camera To Measure Real World Objects

iOS: Sometimes you need to get a quick measurement of something and you probably don’t carry a ruler around, but of course, there’s an app for that. VisualRuler gives you a decent estimate of an object’s dimensions using your phone’s camera.


Simple Habit Offers Easy, Five-Minute Meditations You Can Do Anywhere

iOS: We’ve discussed the topic of paid meditation apps before, but Simple Habit is a new option that offers simple, five-minute meditations designed for specific needs or times of the day. They help you relax, help you regain focus or help you soothe a troubled mind.


How To Play Pokemon GO In Landscape Mode On The iPhone

If you hate that you have to play Pokemon GO in vertical mode on your iPhone, this landscape mode workaround is super easy to do.


iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak Is Clunky, But Available Right Now

iOS: iOS 9 has been jailbroken for a while, but the smaller software iterations have been relatively untouched. Now, a clunky, Windows-only and Chinese-language-only jailbreak is available for the newest iOS operating system.


Last Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from last week.


Perceptive Tester: Can You Spot The iPhone In This Photo?

Believe it or not, there’s an iPhone laying somewhere on this carpet. You don’t need 20/10 vision or extraordinary detective skills to spot the handset — all that’s required is patience and a bit of squinting. (We’ve also included the solution for those who can’t find it.)


How To Revoke Pokémon GO's Extensive Permissions To Your Google Account

Everyone’s stoked about Pokémon GO, but if you’re a privacy conscious player on iOS, you might not like the fact that Pokémon GO (and Ingress, for that matter) has complete access to everything in your Google account. Good news though, you can revoke that access.


Snorelax Alarm Wakes You Earlier If Traffic Is Backed Up

iOS: If you’ve ever turned off your alarm in the morning only to learn later there’s a traffic jam or congestion that will make you late for work even though you got up in good time, Snorelax can help. The app uses current and historical traffic data to wake you up early enough to compensate for any travel delays.


Ask LH: Should I Install the iOS 10 And MacOS Sierra Betas?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m not a developer or anything, but I’m really excited about the new improvements in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. Is it safe to install the betas for them? What’s the experience going to be like if I do?


You Can Hack Pokemon GO On Jailbroken iOS And Rooted Android Phones

Pokemania has swept the nation since Pokemon GO was launched in Australia this week. Thousands of people are rushing outdoors with their phones out, trying to catch digital critters in the wild through the augmented reality (AR) interface. You have to be outside and walking around in order to find and ensnare Pokemon in the game… or do you? If you own a jailbroken iPhone or a rooted Android smartphone, you can become a well-travelled Pokemon Master on GO without taking a single step. Here’s what you need to know.


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