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Readism Adds Reading Time Estimates To Every Web Article

Chrome: Sometimes, gauging whether or not you want to read an article is just about how much time you have at a given moment. Readism is a simple little extension that adds average read times to articles so you can make that choice quickly.


Open365 Is An Open Source Alternative To Microsoft Office 365

Windows/Mac/Linux/Android: One of Microsoft Office 365 program’s chief advantages over open source alternatives is the ability to sync documents via the cloud so that you can edit them everywhere. Open365 has stepped up to finally match this feature set.


Radon Sends Links Between Devices Using Ultrasonic Sounds

Android: We’ve seen apps that allow you to share links with sounds before. Radon puts a new twist on it by using sound waves that the human ear can’t hear.


The Deceptively Simple Workspace

Redditor mrrej89 posted this beautiful workspace to the Battlestations subreddit. At first blush, it’s simple, almost a little boring, but then you look more closely at the details — from the lamp to the keyboard to the monitor stand to the bookshelf, it’s simple, but all well done and well built.


Web Email Showdown: Gmail Vs. Outlook.com

It’s hard to think about email without putting a G in front of it. Despite Gmail’s renown as one of the best email services on the internet, Microsoft’s Outlook.com has spent the last few years building itself into a competent competitor. In today’s showdown, we put these two behemoths of email to the test.


Cognitive Biases That Shape Our Thinking, With Examples

Critical thinking is an essential skill in our age of constant information (and misinformation), but our own subconscious biases don’t help matters much when it comes to sorting out truth from viral nonsense. This graphic outlines some of those biases, complete with examples so you understand how pervasive they can really be.


It's Time To Clean Up Your Windows Context Menu

We might agonise over operating system start-up times, but it’s not the occasional restart that affects your productivity. It’s the little delays that add up over time that you should worry about. Take the humble Windows context menu. It can get filled with crud from application installs and if it’s not appearing near-instantly when you right-click, it’s time to clean it out.


Evernote For Windows Gets Better Search, Colour Coded Notebooks And Tags

Windows: The latest version of Evernote makes it easier to navigate your notebooks, search your notes easily and organise notebooks and notes by colour.


Deals: Get Lifetime Access To Over 500 Tech Courses And Save 97%

Improve your job prospects with the eduCBA Tech Training Bundle, just $65 AUD [$49 USD] for Lifehacker Australia readers. This bundle offers lifetime access to more than 500 courses, with more being added all the time, and at a saving of 97% off the RRP.


Tackle Tough Tasks On Friday To Make Monday More Productive

Mondays are often busy with meetings and tasks to get ready for the week, and everyone’s trying to get the week off to a productive start. If you need time to actually get things done without distraction, hunker down on Fridays so you can have a fresh, flexible start on Monday.


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