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Pie Control Gives Shortcuts To Settings, Apps And Menu Anywhere

Android: With one swipe, Pie Control will give you access to your Android device’s settings, favourite apps, menu buttons, app drawer and more.


The $199 Windows 8.1 Tablet

At its Build developer conference earlier this year, Microsoft said it would be offering $0 copies of Windows 8.1 to hardware manufacturers to encourage them to build ultra-cheap Windows tablets. The first of those we’ve encountered has an Australian release date scheduled, and a bargain price: $199.


Chrome For iOS Adds Supports For App Extensions

iOS: Chrome for iOS has been updated with full iOS 8 support, including the ability to use Apple-approved third-party extensions in the browser. This means you can integrate apps such as Pocket, Lastpass and Evernote right into Google Chrome.


Use The Problem Steps Recorder Tool To Document Problems In Windows

Windows (7 and 8): Explaining a problem you’re having to someone else is never easy. In Windows, there’s a tool called Problem Steps Recorder that can create a document of every step you take that you can then share.


How To Stop Confusing Correlation And Causation

Just because two statistics appear to follow the same pattern, that doesn’t mean you can assume that one causes the other. Jonathan Borwein & Michael Rose from the University of Newcastle explain the fundamentals of correlation and causation.


Ask LH: How Can I Find Out Which Carriers Have iPhone 6 Stock?

Hey Lifehacker, Is there an easy way to check iPhone 6 availability by carrier?


How To Run Android Apps Inside Chrome On Any Desktop Operating System

Recently, Google made the first batch of Android apps available for Chrome. It was only a matter of time before some clever users gave that power to everyone. Now that time has come. Here’s how to install (nearly) any Android app on any operating system.


Downgrade From iOS 8 To iOS 7.1.2 While You Still Can

If you’re not a fan of iOS 8, you want your jailbreak back, or you just made the upgrade on your 4S and it’s not working so well, you can still downgrade for a short amount of time. iDownloadBlog shows you how to do it.


New Gmail Accounts No Longer Require Google+ Profiles

Previously, Google required everyone to make a Google+ profile in order to get a new Gmail account. This made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move. Now, that requirement has been lifted. Sort of.


The Best Ways To Waste Time Productively

Sometimes you need to take a break from work, but you don’t want to just waste time doing nothing at all. Productive procrastination is a great in-between solution.