Decryptolocker Saves You From Cryptolocker Ransomware

Cryptolocker is a nasty piece of malware that encrypts the files on your computer and holds them ransom. If you don’t pay for a code to unlock the files, you don’t get them back. FireEye and Fox-IT recently launched a tool to help users get their files back.


Plants In The Office Will Make You More Productive

Plants in the office aren’t just more attractive than staplers — they can also improve your productivity. A study by scientists suggest that decking your desk with greenery can improve performance by as much as 15 per cent.


Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

We talked Facebook Messenger, the best burgers, how to make the most of Opal and when you can use devices on flights. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:


How To Get Useful Buying Information From Tech Rumours

Over the next couple of weeks, Samsung and Apple are announcing new products — and like every release before and since, the rumour mill has been in overdrive. You will have encountered many contradictory rumours all around the internet, most of which are probably false. Here’s how to actually use tech rumours to make better purchasing decisions.


Talk About Social Media 'Rules' With Your Partner Ahead Of Time

Many of us have gotten into arguments with spouses or significant others when one partner has “overshared” on social media. An understanding in advance may avoid these fights.


Properly Uninstall Problem Apps By Deleting Preferences And Saved Settings

Upon removal, a good program will give you the option to clear old settings, be they in a folder or the registry. This lets you get rid of every last remnant to calm your OCD, or troubleshoot issues caused by preferences from older versions. When you aren’t given the ability to do this easily, you’ll have to do some investigating yourself.


Apple's Summarise Service Makes Sure You Get Your Point Across

Sometimes when we write, we often include too many details and our focus gets lost. On the Mac, Apple’s summarise service can help proofread your work to make sure you’re saying what you intend.


A Tool To Tweak Windows 8.1's New User Interface Settings

Windows 9 is still far enough away that it’s worth persisting with Windows 8.1, rather than digging out your Windows 7 DVD (or downloading to disc image) and going backwards in time. If you’re still not satisfied with the operating system’s reworked user interface, you might be able to solve a few of your problems with a new tool called ModernUI Tuner.


Batch Convert Text Files To Different Formats In Terminal

Converting texts between formats is a bit of a pain to do on a file-by-file basis, but thankfully MacIssues shows how to convert text files in bulk using a simple terminal command.


Try Replacing Coffee With One Of These Alternatives

The world will never stop drinking coffee (and caffeinated beverages), much like it’ll never cease investigating supposedly healthier substitutes. Whether you’re trying to swear off the stuff, or just looking for something to alternate with, there are things you can try — from quaffing different potables to more physical activities.