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Signal, The Encrypted Chat App, Is Now Available On The Desktop

Chrome: Signal, the encrypted chat app built by Open Whisper Systems and approved by the likes of Edward Snowden, is now available as a desktop app through Chrome.


Get A Killer Midday Workout On Your Wheeled Office Chair

We’ve seen chair-based workouts before, but those just have you sit and step on a stationary chair. Trainer Kaisa Keranen amps up this idea with a quick workout that takes advantage of the best part of your office chair: the wheels.


Square Launches Contactless Reader For Smartphone And Chip Credit Card Payments

Mobile payments company Square has released its contactless and chip card reader in Australia. The reader is aimed at small and medium businesses (SMBs) and comes at a time when smartphone payment services like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay are still quite new to the country. Here are the details.


Focusmusic.fm Is Simple, Minimal And Streams Music To Work To

Music for productivity comes in various forms, but if you’re the type who enjoys non-vocal electronica in the background while you get stuff done, Focusmusic.fm delivers. Best of all, it’s in a simple, minimal interface with few controls and no playlists or other tools to distract you.


Clean Your Cluttered Hard Drive With MacOS Sierra's New Storage Manager

One of the new, handy features in macOS Sierra takes care of something you probably don’t think much about: Cluttered files filling up your hard drive. Now there’s a built-in utility that replaces those third-party tools and makes it easy to find space-hogging files and old applications.


Vodafone Hands Out 2GB Of Free Data After Nationwide Network Outage

It felt like déjà vu on Sunday night when Vodafone suffered a network outage that affected its mobile services nationwide. Customers experienced problems with data, texts and calls for seven hours, harkening back to the telco’s ‘Vodafail’ days. Vodafone is now doing damage control by giving every mobile customer 2GB of bonus data. Here are the details.


Nine Ways To Cure Jet Lag After A Long Flight

Jet lag is no joke, but you don’t have to resign yourself to suffering. Along with getting some extra sun at just the right time, prepping before your trip, and a good cup of tea, here are a few ways you can beat back the effect of jet lag, whether you’re flying east (when it’s worse) or west.


Ask LH: Is It Safe To Root An Older Android Phone?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m looking to root my HTC Wildfire smartphone (2011 model) with Unrevoked3. However, it says my phone is not supported. Can you explain a workaround or other rooting method I can use?


The Edge-Lit LED Workspace

Devin‘s workspace is packed with beautiful, colour-changing LED strips, and the effect looks great. He has three displays, a gorgeous framed, illuminated view of the Carina nebula, and an aquarium in his workspace, and we’re jealous.


Top 10 Ways To Improve Your Daily Commute

Your daily commute, whether you get behind the wheel and drive or hop on a bus or train and wait, doesn’t have to be sunk, wasted time. Whether you use it productively or just use it for a little solace, here are some great ways to make use of the downtime.


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