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The Best Ways To Use Google's New My Maps Tool

Yesterday, Google updated its long-forgotten My Maps tool. The service has been masquerading as Maps Engine Lite, but with a new release, a shiny new Android app, and integration with Google Maps proper, it’s worth knowing just what all you can do with it.


Instapaper Now Free To Download, Adds Text-To-Speech And User Profiles

iOS/Android: Bookmark-and-read-later tool Instapaper updated with quite a few new features today. It now includes text-to-speech functionality, user profiles and some nifty goodies for iOS 8 users.


Top 10 Tips For Video Conference Meetings

Video meetings save travel time (and potentially the need to wear pants), but there’s an art to getting the most from them. Follow these 10 tips for more effective video meetings.


Top 10 Secret Features Of iOS 8

Every time Apple releases a new version of iOS, it includes a handful of cool hidden features that weren’t highlighted in the official announcement. Here are the 10 best secret features in iOS 8.


LinkSwipe Shares Links With Swipe Gestures

Android: When you see a link, you might not always want to do the same action when you tap it. LinkSwipe lets you set five presets so that you can tap and swipe in different directions to perform different actions.


Do Not Enable iCloud Drive In iOS 8

Mac: iOS 8 is here and it comes with a heap of awesome features. One of those features is a new, better version of iCloud dubbed iCloud Drive. But don’t enable it yet.


Make A Raspberry Pi Model B+ Case From A Manila Folder

Raspberry Pi cases are a dime a dozen, but we all know making your own is usually the best way to go. The recently released Model B+ changes the form factor of the Pi enough that old cases don’t work. Thankfully, Imgur user quantumCity shares a B+ case made from a Manila folder.


Use SwiftKey's Heat Map To See Where You're Making Mistakes

Android: Seasoned SwiftKey users make typing look easy. SwiftKey houses a heat map feature that shows you where your touch patterns are — and where your most common mistakes might be made.


Ask LH: Which Laptop Should I Buy For University?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m going to university next year, and I was wondering if you have any recommendations for what sort of laptop/hard drive/specs combo I should get? I currently have a school-issue HP ProBook 4230, and I am very keen to get rid of it.


Australia's Smartest Entrepreneurs Explain How To Streamline Your Business

How can you make your business more efficient? Here’s what successful entrepreneurs advise.