Briefly: Australian World Of Warcraft Servers, Age Of Ulton Trailer Deconstructed

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including the new trailer for Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron and Australia getting its own World of Warcraft servers.


iStat Mini Stuffs A System Monitor In Your Notification Center

Mac: There are lots of system monitors out there. iStat Mini places all those stats right in your Notification Center so they’re out of the way but still accessible.


iOS 8 Jailbroken, We Recommend Holding Off For Now

The same team who released the somewhat sketchy iOS 7 jailbreak has released a jailbreak for iOS 8.1. Currently, it’s Windows-only, in Chinese, and doesn’t install Cydia by default.


Charlie Preps You For Events By Briefing You On Who You'll Meet

Web: Whether you’re meeting with a company bigwig or attending a conference full of strangers, it helps to know a little about the people you’re going to interact with. Charlie hooks into your calendar and makes sure you’re primed for every meeting with detailed information on the people attending.


Isaac Asimov On Finding New Ideas: Embrace Your Alone Time

Isaac Asimov, the science-fiction author and essayist, had a pretty good grasp on creativity. Here’s one of his best tips on finding new ideas and nurturing creativity from one of his previously unreleased essays.


Trigger Yosemite's Dark Mode With A Hidden Keyboard Shortcut

Yosemite’s Dark Mode is a nice way to darken your screen so that it’s easier on your eyes, but you have to dig into the System Preferences to enable or disable it. Redditor abspam3 figured out a way to do that with a keyboard shortcut.


Break One Rule At A Time To Come Up With Better Ideas

When it comes to new ideas, breaking the rules is a great way to come up with something you might not have thought of otherwise. However, breaking too many at once can leave people dumbfounded. Pick a rule to break, and focus on how you can break it to improve the system.


Choose The Left Line Instead Of The Right For A Possibly Shorter Wait

No one likes waiting on line, especially when it seems like everyone else’s line is moving faster. If you have to choose a direction — left or right — you might have better luck going to the left, where lines tend to be shorter.


PhotoMath Calculates Equations Using Your Phone's Camera

iPhone/Windows Phone: You have a lot of options for calculators on your phone, but Photomath does things differently. Just point your phone’s camera at an equation, and PhotoMath automatically comes up with the solution.


Smart Network Saves Battery By Switching To 2G When Your Screen Is Off

Android (rooted): LTE is pretty handy when you’re browsing the web or downloading files, but when you aren’t actively using your phone, it draws a lot of battery without being useful. Smart Network switches your phone to 2G when your screen is off to save battery while keeping you connected.