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The Synthwave Desktop

This desktop is actually a second screen, ever so customised with a couple of elements that really fit the theme and give us a dose of that 80s nostalgia. The primary display uses the same desktop, but this one’s the one worth talking about. Here’s what you’ll need to get the same look.


Opera's Free Inbuilt VPN Rolls Out For Everyone Today

Windows/Mac/Linux: A few months ago, Opera launched its own free, built-in VPN, but you could only get it if you manually enabled it in the dev version of the browser. Now, it’s available for everyone in the stable version of Opera.


The TRON Desktop

Reader thdoan submitted this highly customised second screen using Rainmeter. Best of all there’s even a video showing you how it all works. If you like the look, here’s what you’ll need to make your own.


Older Windows Insider Builds Will Deactivate Soon Unless You Update

Windows: Trying out Windows Insider builds is an awesome way to stay on the bleeding edge. If you don’t update those builds though, Microsoft will deactivate them. The first round of expiration dates are coming up.


The Desktop Desktop

I have a bit of a soft spot for desktops that actually look like desktops. Alec’s desktop fits the bill nicely, and actually looks like a desk surface, with items in the corners, while there’s still plenty of room to actually work, and a little customisation to make it personal.


This 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 this week.


Lifehacker Pack For Windows 2016: The Essential Windows Apps

Windows has more great programs than we can count, but some are essential to just about every PC setup. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack for Windows, we’re highlighting the must-have downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more.


The Crashing Waves Desktop

katil10‘s desktop is well-customised, pretty minimal, but also just energetic enough to make us want to sit down and get stuff done. Here’s how it’s all set up, and what you’ll need to get the same beautiful, personalised look.


This 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 this week.


Ramme Is A Free, Minimal Instagram Desktop App

Windows/Mac/Linux: Instagram is made to be experienced on your phone, but sometimes you’ll want to take a look from you computer. Ramme does just that, offering up your Instagram feed where you can like or comment on posts.


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