How do you find and read your news? It seems like most people rely on their Facebook or Twitter feeds for the latest headlines, but I’m sceptical of this method. Not only do you have to contend with fake news and shady ads pretending to be headlines, but there’s also a glut of research telling us spending too much time on social media is bad for us physically and mentally.
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The internet and subsequent rise of smartphones and cloud storage have revolutionised the act of taking notes. It’s easier than ever to save your thoughts (since we almost always have a connected device within arm’s reach), access them from a variety of other devices, and share them with people who need to know what you’re planning. Instead of losing grocery lists or sudden sparks of creative genius you scribble down on a sticky note and can no longer find, your critical thoughts and must-do lists can live safely in the cloud.
It’s no secret we’re very into data security and online privacy, and one of the easiest steps you can take is to use a password manager to generate (and store) strong, very-difficult-to-crack passwords. Even if you don’t care about the security aspects — perhaps you think you’re unhackable — they’re an incredibly convenient way to remember your passwords for all the sites and services you subscribe to.
There are way too many third-party phone camera apps. This can make choosing a good one unduly difficult. We recently highlighted a couple of my personal favourites in the iOS and Android Lifehacker Packs, but there are plenty more that people love to use. Here are the best of the bunch, according to our readers.
When it's time to buckle down and get some serious work done, we trust that you have a go-to productivity method or technique that functions best for your workflow. At Lifehacker, we talk a lot about the different techniques you can use to spend more time doing, and less time organising or thinking about doing. If your current method is working for you, here are five productivity techniques that have proven highly effective for countless people.
There was a time when all it took to be a great password manager was to keep your passwords in an encrypted vault. Now the best password managers give you the option to sync or keep passwords local-only, change web passwords with a click, and log in to sites for you automatically. This week, we're looking at five of the best options.
Adobe Photoshop is the market leader when it comes to photo retouching, image editing, and creating new images from scratch. However, for most people's needs, it may just be too many features to wade through, too much money to spend, or too complicated to use. Thankfully, there are plenty of powerful alternatives. Here's a look at five of the best.
Whether you're looking for a sturdy camera you can strap to yourself while you go biking or climbing, or one you can attach to your car to capture the craziness of the road or protect yourself from fraud, a good action camera is a must. Long battery life, durability, ease of use, accessible storage -- this week we're looking at five cameras that have it all, based on reader nominations.
Finding the perfect mount for your smartphone in your car can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. There are tons of options. Some are cheap but way too basic while others are loaded with a bunch of features you'll never need. Then there are the models that are just right. This week we're looking at five of the best, with a price to suit every budget.
If you use a pair of portable headphones, or even budget headphones, you could probably do with a decent amplifier. But if your favourite way of listening involves music on the go, it's got to go with you. This week, we're looking at five of the best portable headphone amps on the market, with prices starting at under $40.
A great HDTV doesn't have to break the bank. Sure, you could spend thousands on a panel, but a cheap model will still get you a large screen with great picture quality, solid features and all the connectivity options you require, while still being thin and trim. This week we're looking at five of the best budget sets; all well under $1000.
Getting a great standing desk is only part of the battle. You do have to keep moving, of course, and standing while you work can be tough on your feet. That's why most standing desk enthusiasts suggest an anti-fatigue mat for use with your desk. This week we're looking at five of the best, based on your suggestions.
Whether you have vinyl records handed down to you, you're a chart-topping DJ or you're getting into vinyl for the first time, you're going to need a decent record player. One that's reliable, durable and easy to maintain. Here are five of the best.