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iOS: If you’re the kind of person who uses a little creativity when organising the apps on your iPhone or iPad — by icon colour, for example — it might be time to take your device’s look to the next level. Sure, you can name your folders something descriptive and/or witty, like “yellow” instead of the category of the apps found within it, but here’s a trick you can use to ditch folder names entirely.

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Winamp is ready to make its triumphant return to your desktop - and your tablet, and your smartphone. Of course what most people don't realise is that Winamp never really went away, people just stopped using it because there were better options on the market. Now it's being redesigned for the modern media age.

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Dear Lifehacker, I’ve been a long time user of Google News because I love being able to swipe through each post and stop on the ones that interest me. However, ever since that UI update that made everything white, I’ve noticed it stopped syncing properly in the background. Like I literally have to keep the app in the foreground as it downloads or it won’t download all the posts properly. If I read Lifehacker on Google News while online, it now seems to load unnecessary menus (or something) that makes my phone lag. Do you have an alternative to suggest?

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Trying to find the perfect iOS apps can be tough, and we’re willing to bet that your iPhone or iPad is full of pages and pages of apps. There’s just so much out there, it’s hard to come up with a short list of favourites. We understand. Allow us to help you with our freshly updated Lifehacker Pack for iOS.

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Which Android app is worth a spot on your new smartphone or tablet? Trying to find the very best of the best is a challenging process, because there are millions of apps to pick from on the Google Play Store. Even if you just scan Google’s “top free” or “top paid” list on a daily basis, you’ll miss out on a lot of digital gems. Allow us to help you out with our freshly updated Lifehacker Pack for Android.

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Chrome OS, itself based on the Linux kernel, can now run Linux apps -- the circle is complete. If you’ve got the latest version of Chrome OS, and a fairly new Chromebook, you can now install some of the best applications Linux has to offer. Here’s how to go about it, and why you might do it in the first place.

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If you want to learn how to code, there are a ton of resources out there to help you learn how. Websites like Codecademy, Udacity, and Khan Academy can help you kick the tires a little bit and see if coding is for you. This week, a group from Google launched another option, a mobile app called Grasshopper that can help you learn Javascript during your morning commute.

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Even when the paid version of an app only costs a few bucks up front, there’s something about paying up for a service you’ve been using for free that can feel like a bridge too far.

Flash sales, where apps are discounted or free for a limited time, are great for getting apps you’ve been eying but won’t shell out hard-earned cash for — and for discovering new tools to increase your productivity (or waste your time more enjoyably). Even if they simply take up space after a single use, free means zero commitment and zero guilt. The trick is to catch those deals while they last.

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Google wants to make its News app accessible to more people around the world, even if they don't have access to reliable internet, or high-powered devices. Yet rather than rolling out a 'light' version of the regular app, Google is revamping the original app to extend these benefits to everyone who already has it installed. Here's what's new.

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iOS apps that want access to your location data must ask for permission before they can start collecting that information. But researchers from Guardian Mobile Firewall have found that a number of app developers are then on-selling that data without your permission.

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There are so many Windows apps out there, that picking a list of the very best, most must-install software for your desktop or laptop feels daunting. We've pored over pages of recommendations, countless forum posts, and lots of comments to come up with this year's Lifehacker Pack for Windows, a list of software champions across four categories: productivity, internet/communications, music/photos/video and utilities.

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The U.S. Open officially kicks off in the US on August 27. Serena Williams is back from maternity leave, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are fresh off wins at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, respectively, and all the big names in tennis are gearing up for the event.