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17 Hacks, Apps And Extensions That Will Change How You Use Gmail

Since it debuted a decade ago, Gmail has become not just another email program, but a cultural force. It is the world’s largest email service, and it has set the standard for what people expect in terms of ease of use and inbox size. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be better.


How To Find Your Niche When Starting A Small Business

There are a lot of things to consider when you’re in the process of starting a small business, but one of the most pressing questions concerns the potential market you want to target — and what your niche in said market is going to be.


Charm For iPhone Gives You Incredible Control Over Your Twitter Experience

iOS: Twitter is a great feed, but saving interesting tweets for later, making playlists of songs you find and collecting interesting or on-topic tweets into lists is difficult, and deserves more than a “favourite” button. That’s where Charm comes in — it makes all of that super easy.


WriteWell Gives Students And Professionals Templates To Jumpstart Research Papers

If you’ve ever had to write a reference paper, essay or lab report, you know what it means to struggle with an overwhelming amount of information to organise, or a blank page looking back at you. WriteWell helps you organise that information easily, and offers writing templates to help you get started with your paper.


Morning Mail Sorts Your Inbox With Tinder-Like Swipes

iOS: You already know that archiving, deleting or reading emails is an effective way to get through a flooded inbox full of unread messages. Morning Mail for iPhone quickens this process with Tinder-like swipes, apart from being a decent email client.


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.


Five Tips For Setting Up The Ideal Home Office

As more people turn to freelance work and self-employment, the home office is fast becoming the new norm. Working from home welcomes the luxury of freedom that’s hard to find in a conventional office setting. However, the comfort of your own home may also act as a distraction, so it’s important to design a fully functional workspace that is both stimulating and inspiring, to boost your productivity. Here are five tips on setting up the ideal home office, for maximum comfort, style and efficiency.


Briefly: Overwatch Cosplay, Brain Hacker, Pokemon Go Hands-On

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The perfect Widowmaker cosplay, the best exercise for your brain health, hands on with Pokemon Go.


Vodafone's Regional Coverage Is About To Get A Whole Lot Better

There was a time when regional phone users had a choice between Telstra or Telstra. These days, all but the remotest areas are covered by most major telcos — which is just as well, given recent developments. Vodafone has just upped the ante with a $9 million investment in 32 new mobile base stations across its regional mobile network. Here are the states and suburbs that are set to benefit.


Why Do Yanks Spell Words Differently?

“The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language.” So goes the old chestnut commonly attributed to playwright George Bernard Shaw. One of those separations is in the spelling of words like colour (color), theatre (theater), and realise (realize). But how did this separation occur?


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