The Four-Star General Success Method: Raise Your Standards Every Day

Most of us want to succeed and improve our life situation. We raise our standards, set goals and occasionally achieve them. However, if you really want to go far, raising those standards once isn’t enough. You have to raise them continuously.

Briefly: Best Future Technology, Death Star Conspiracy, Netflix Gamer Picks

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Ten tech breakthroughs that will shape the future, Windows 10’s cheeky emoji, did the Empire blow up the Death Star?

Loading Displays Apps Using Your Network In The Menu Bar

Mac: When an app connects to a network in iOS, you get a handy little indicator in the top bar so you know when apps are connecting to the internet. Loading is a Mac app that brings that same functionality to OS X.

Ask LH: Do Email Disclaimers Have Any Legal Validity?

Dear Lifehacker, Almost every business email has a disclaimer telling people not to forward it or read it if it has been sent accidentally. Often this is a compulsory part of your email signature. Do these terms have any legal standing?

ALDI Mobile Has Increased Its Data Allowances Again (Yes, Really)

Last month, ALDI Mobile surprised us by introducing a new plan with a vaguely decent data allowance. Now it is increasing the data allowances on most of its cheaper plans as well.

How To Set Up Your Child's Smartphone

If you’ve given your child a smartphone it’s wise to set it up so it’s safe and secure. Here’s how to do just that.

How I Succeeded: Sleeping Duck's Selvam Sinnappan

How I Succeeded is a new series on Lifehacker where we ask business owners for the secrets and tactics behind their success. Today: Selvam Sinnappan from Sleeping Duck.

Whatever Happens, The iiNet Brand Isn't Going Anywhere

There’s a battle going on right now between TPG and M2 over who gets to buy iiNet. iiNet is favouring the TPG proposal, but whatever happens, it’s now clear that iiNet itself will not disappear and its customer service won’t be changed. Phew!

Saying 'Done' When You Complete Tasks Might Make You More Productive

Whether you proudly announce it to the world or merely let out a sigh of satisfaction to yourself, saying “done” in an official way has a positive effect on your brain. Giving yourself plenty of “done” moments might even amp up your productivity overall.

Quickly Test Coin Cell Batteries With DIY Battery-Testing Tweezers

Some batteries can be tested just by dropping them, but coin cells can be much trickier to test. This DIY pair of battery-testing tweezers can test the polarity and charge of coin cell batteries just by picking them up.