Using two lids to slice cherry tomatoes in half is a classic hack. The lips of the lids stabilise the tomatoes, letting you run your knife through the little guys with ease. But I’m here to tell you that you don’t need two lids. You never did. You just need a cutting board and your hand.
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Nearly every job interview ends with a variation of: "Do you have any questions you'd like to ask us?"
It goes without saying that you don't want to draw a blank here. By the same token, you also don't want to ask a dumb question that negatively impacts the rest of the interview. This hack from the archives explains the best way to respond.
Since it launched in 2015, the Australian version of Netflix has been adding a steady stream of content each month. While the selection of movies and TV shows is getting better, it still pales in comparison to the US version due to national licencing deals. Here's how to get the whole US catalogue in Australia - without getting slugged by the exchange rate.
Kickstarter is a dangerous place full of (what appear to be) shiny, shiny toys. How do you know what projects will give you said toys, and how do you know which will end in extreme disappointment? We've dug up an easy list of questions that'll help you decide the viability of any crowdfunding campaign.
In 2015, we posted these top tips from the CSIRO on how to keep your diet healthy over the food-filled Easter long weekend, so here's a timely reminder on just a few of the ways you can keep yourself from piling on the kilos.
There are many ways to take a good photograph: positioning and lighting, compelling subject matter and decent equipment can all play a role. However, it's also possible to boost the quality of your photos via a few simple tricks. With that in mind, here are 21 camera hacks from the Lifehacker archives - from candid photography tips to cheap DIY accessories.
They say a picture paints a thousand words. Unfortunately, Channel 9's cricket commentators seem to have taken this as a personal challenge - there is no escape from their inane chatter, "hilarious" banter and shameless plugs. Thankfully, it's possible to sync your TV with radio's more intelligent and reserved commentary, thus granting you the best of both worlds. All you need is a radio, a Windows PC running VLC Media Player and a stereo cable.
DD-WRT is a Linux based alternative OpenSource firmware that works with most WLAN routers. Once equipped, it provides entry-level routers with a level of control normally only found in models that cost $600 or more: everything from broadcasting a stronger signal to remotely accessing your home computers. Here's how it works.
Nobody likes being stuck inside a hot car -- it can leave you feeling suffocated, dehydrated and uncomfortably sticky in a matter of seconds. While most vehicles now come equipped with air conditioning, it can still take a tortuously long time to expel all that hot air; especially if you're sitting in the back seat. These tricks from the Lifehacker archives will dramatically decrease the amount of time it takes to cool your car's interior.
They say that your eyes are a window of the soul -- so it's best not to frame them with the unsightly dark rings of a corpse. If you feel perennially exhausted and bleary-eyed, these tried-and-tested maintenance tips will help to keep your peepers looking fresh (even when you feel like death warmed up.)
There are many bad things about the cold weather this time of year -- freezing toes, getting out of bed in the morning, walking to the bus stop after work. Those of you with gardens may be more worried about what the cold can do to your plants, however. Protect your precious plants from the cold using just a bucket of warm water, with this classic hack.
Everyone gets curious sometimes -- whether you're wondering if your Facebook friend is on the market, or trying to incriminate a cheating ex, it's inevitable that you've thought about checking your friends' Tinder status at least once. While the old method for finding friends who use Tinder no longer works, you can now do this from right within the app.
Some people who have an Apple ID will never use it to purchase anything -- sticking instead to the free apps on the service. If this is the case, why do you always have to add a credit card just to set up an account? It's not easy, but a workaround does exist to create an Apple ID without entering your credit card.