The Best Privacy And Security-Focused Web Browsers

Your web browser knows a lot about you, and tells the sites you visit a lot about you as well — if you let it. We’ve talked about which browsers are best for privacy before, and the best tools to lock your browser down, but there are also entire browsers designed to keep your data as secure and private as possible. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Give Your Mac A Voice-Activated Self-Destruct Sequence

Mac: With Yosemite, you can create your own voice commands on your Mac using Automator. Blogger Jacob Salmela points out that if you like to live on the edge, you can make a voice-activated self-destruct sequence.

Duet Display Mirrors Your Mac's Screen On Your iPad Without Lag

iOS/Mac: We’ve seen plenty of options for display mirroring between a Mac and an iPad, but they tend to be laggy because they work over Wi-Fi. Duet Display fixes that problem by only working over a wired connection.

Most Popular Mac Posts Of 2014

The arrival of Yosemite saw plenty of activity in the Mac universe. These are the 10 most popular Mac posts from Lifehacker in 2014.

Add Continuity Support To Older Macs With A Bluetooth Dongle

Continuity is one of the cooler sets of features in OS X Yosemite, but it’s limited to newer Macs that support Bluetooth LE. Now, you can easily add that feature to your older Mac with a Bluetooth dongle and a bit of software.

Noizio Plays Ambient Sounds To Help You Focus

Mac: There are plenty of tools to help you focus with a little ambient sound, whether it’s raindrops falling, the buzz of a cafe or something else. Noizio is a little different, because it brings those sounds to the desktop in the form of a menubar app for your Mac.

EasySIMBL Customises Your Mac With Powerful Plugins

Mac: There’s plenty of software out there to customise your Mac, but EasySIMBL takes a different approach. Instead of an app with a bunch of options, EasySIMBL lets you install your own plugins to customise apps, OS X and more.

Call Recorder For FaceTime Records Handoff Phone Calls On Your Mac

Mac: Handoff in iOS 8 allows you to take a phone call on your Mac computer running Yosemite. With Call Recorder for FaceTime, you can record that call.

Access Your Mac's Hidden Paint Program In Preview

Preview is awesome for a number of reasons. Writer Dave Winer points out that it also makes a great paint program.

Change Your Mac's Text Cursor Blink Rate With A Terminal Command

Not a fan of your Mac’s default text cursor blink rate? MacIssues points out that it’s super-easy to change with a couple of Terminal commands.