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Roll Your Own VPN With A Raspberry Pi And OpenVPN

A VPN or Virtual Private Network secures your internet connection from prying eyes and is critical for many of us (especially when travelling or using unsecured wireless networks). With this Raspberry Pi project, you control the VPN.


Slow Feeds Organises Your RSS Feeds, Highlights Top Stories

iOS: If you subscribe to a lot of RSS feeds, you know it can be tough to keep up with them. Good sites that don’t update often may get lost in the crowd, and even fast-moving sites can move so fast that good articles get buried. Slow Feeds automatically organises your feeds to bring that good stuff up front.


Why Office 365 Home Is A Better Buy Than Office 365 Personal

Having announced it last month, Microsoft’s cut-price edition of its Office 365 subscription suite, Office 365 Personal, went on sale yesterday. While it might be tempting to save $40 by purchasing the Personal edition, we think that’s a mistake and you’d be better off with the Home edition. This is why.


Gmail Makes It Easier To Insert Phone Photo Uploads

Want to include a recent photo in that email you’re sending from the Gmail web client? That process has become a little easier, with Google adding a new ‘Insert photo’ button that accesses the photos most recently uploaded from your phone.


Facebook Chat Pop-Outs Adds A Much-Needed Pop Out Option To Facebook

Chrome: Facebook Chat is often used (if only because of Facebook’s ubiquity). If you’d like to use it in its own separate messaging window, Facebook Chat Pop-Outs can help.


The Coolest Things You Can Automatically Add To Google Calendar

Google Calendar is a wonderful tool. While many people may know that you can import pre-made calendars with lists of various holidays in them, there’s a lot more cool stuff you can do with the service.


Stop Telling Yourself You're Too Busy

Ever feel like you’re overwhelmingly busy? Of course you have. But chances are you might not be as busy as you think — and knowing this simple fact can reduce a lot of stress.


Briefly: Supanova Cosplay Highlights, Free DeLonghi Coffee Machine, Sustainable Eating Guide

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Supanova Brisbane’s best cosplayers, sustainable eating guide, get $75 cashback on a $69 coffee machine from Target.


App Eater Quickly Locks, Batch Uninstalls Apps

Android: There are many ways to uninstall apps on Android, App Eater may be the way to go if you want to remove many apps in one go. It can also lock certain apps so they’re hidden from your home screen or launcher.


Elevator Pitch: The WOD Life

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Andrew Lee from The WOD Life.