Speak Faster If Your Audience Disagrees, Slower If They Agree

If you know your audience, you can use speech rate to your advantage. Speak slower if they agree with you; speak faster if they disagree.


Pushbullet Can Now Reply To SMS From The Desktop Using Any Texting App

Pushbullet can’t seem to stop rolling out useful updates. Users can now reply to SMS messages from the desktop, regardless of what app you use for texting.


Facebook Cleanser Quickly Unsubscribes You From Pages You Liked

Web: Over the years, you have probably clicked the Like button on several Facebook pages in which you are no longer interested. Facebook Cleanser performs a quick sweep to clean up your news feed.


The Best And Worst Android Manufacturers For Quick Updates, KitKat Edition

One of Android’s biggest downsides is the speed at which you receive updates: some phones will take months to get the latest version of Android. Ars Technica runs down the best (and worst) manufacturers for quick updates.


Five Reasons Your Presentation Is Letting You And Your Audience Down

Let’s face it, whether at work, university, school or a seminar, most presentations today are dull and predictable. We’ve fallen into a rut as presenters.


When You're En Route To Somewhere, Forget The On

The French expression en route (meaning “on your way to”) is so widely used in English that it’s acceptable to not place it in italics every time you use it. What isn’t acceptable is replacing the en with on.


Ask LH: What Can I Do When There Are No ADSL Ports Available?

Hi Lifehacker, I’ve recently moved to a town in Queensland that has no available ports for ADSL in the nearest exchange. I’m paying too much for a Wi-Fi hotspot and am scared of using it as I’m charged for every MB over my miniscule data allowance. What other options are there? How long might I have to wait?


Pause For 10 Seconds If You Lose Your Place In A Presentation

If you lose your train of thought during your next presentation, don’t sweat it. The audience will know if you get flustered and it will just make it worse. Instead, take a simple 10-second pause and people will assume it’s on purpose.


How Messenger Highlighted Facebook's Privacy Problem

The recent furore about the Facebook Messenger app has unearthed an interesting question: how far are we willing to allow our privacy to be pushed for our social connections? In the case of the Facebook Messenger app, the answer appears to be: “Not as far as Facebook thinks.”


Apple Is Replacing Some Defective iPhone 5 Batteries

Does the battery life on your iPhone 5 suck? There’s a small chance that might be because Apple sold you a defective unit. Here’s how to find out.