There have been lots of suggested nominations for the Lifehacker Best Of The Year awards, and we'd welcome lots more. At the end of this week, I'll assemble together a shortlist of five in each category, and voting will begin next week. But remember: it's not likely to get on the shortlist if it hasn't been nominated, so tell us your favouites. Picture by Michael Ruiz [Lifehacker Best Of The Year awards]
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