Find Battery-Saving Tips For Almost Any Phone Model With This Index

Smartphone battery life is getting better with each generation, but there’s still plenty of things you can do to help keep your pocket-dwelling life assistant alive. This comprehensive index includes a wide range of battery-saving tips for models from Apple, Samsung, Blackberry, HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, and even Amazon.


D-Vasive Notifies You When Your Phone's Camera Or Mic Are In Use

Android: Your desktop’s webcam probably has a handy indicator to tell you when it’s on. Your phone does not. If you’re concerned about certain apps using your camera or microphone when you’re not aware of it, D-Vasive attempts to help keep you aware.


Create A USB Password Stealer To See How Secure Your Info Really Is

Slacking on password security can have horrific consequences. Even so, it’s easy to lose track of how many are vulnerable. With just a couple of files, you can steal passwords from nearly everywhere they’re stored on a victim’s Windows PC, including your own, just to see how secure they really are.


Train Your Kids To Follow Specific Protocols When Working From Home

Kids have a knack for demanding attention at the worst moments, especially for the parent who works from home. Practise specific work scenarios, like conference calls, so your children remember how to behave when they really happen.


The Best Apps That Take Advantage Of Yosemite's New Features

Yosemite has been out for a week now, and that means apps are getting updated to support some of its new features. From Notification Center tweaks to Continuity features, here are some of the best apps taking advantage of Yosemite.


What's The Most Evil Thing You Got Away With?

We’ve all done evil things. Some things we might not be proud of, others we indulge quietly. As we close out Evil Week, we want to know: what’s the most evil thing you’ve gotten away with?


Get More Out Of The Books You Read With An Idea Index

Trying to remember what we love about a book will leave us forgetting some of the best parts. And when we go back to try to find them, we definitely don’t remember which pages to look for. Use an Idea Index to be more effective: list the important ideas and quotes, and the page number they’re on, right in the front of the book.


Address The Point, Not The Person, When Having A Debate

Sometimes we find ourselves in a serious discussion, debate or argument, and we begin to criticise the person instead of the point they’re making. Raptitude recommends breaking that habit to be more effective in our interactions with others.


Briefly: Australian World Of Warcraft Servers, Age Of Ulton Trailer Deconstructed

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including the new trailer for Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron and Australia getting its own World of Warcraft servers.


iStat Mini Stuffs A System Monitor In Your Notification Center

Mac: There are lots of system monitors out there. iStat Mini places all those stats right in your Notification Center so they’re out of the way but still accessible.