Our final Upgrade Your Life contest winner comes from Duane E, who came up with a neat way to develop an AutoHotKey script for searching multiple sites in Firefox with a selected keyword from any applications. Details on how to implement it in Duane's own words after the jump.
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Our second Upgrade Your Life contest winner comes from Shane P, who went slightly overboard and submitted his entire site filled with tips, techwhimsy.com. Of these, the one that really caught our interest was the in-depth guide to installing popular blogging engine Movable Type on your local machine (handy for development and testing on the go). Check it out for a Flash-based tutorial covering all you need to know.How to install Movable Type 4 on your local machine
Our first Upgrade Your Life contest winner comes from Jack M, who submitted a simple but very useful trick: adding Gmail to the search bar in Firefox. Now, if you want to compose an email, you can do it simply by typing the email address into the search bar and hitting return (or clicking the search icon). The plug-in also works in Gnome-do, which is good news for Linux users. Check after the jump for instructions on installing the plug-in.
Thanks to everyone who entered our Upgrade Your Life competition and submitted tips for a chance to win an autographed copy of the Upgrade Your Life book by Lifehacker supremo Gina Trapani. We've sorted through the winners and picked out three winners, whose tips will be published on the site this week. Keep your eyes peeled for them!
We are giving away autographed copies of the new Lifehacker book in our current competition. All you need to do is submit your best tip, trick or Lifehack, and you'll be in the running to win a copy of Upgrade Your Life, autographed by Lifehacker founder Gina Trapani. We're giving away the first lot of books on Friday, so get your entry in pronto!Check out the original post for details on how to enter, and good luck! :)
I'm happy to announce that thanks to the generosity of uber-Lifehacker Gina Trapani, we have a pile of autographed copies of her new book to give away to Lifehacker AU readers! Gina's latest Lifehacker book, Upgrade Your Life, is full of lifehacking tips, tricks and tools, and we really want to give you a copy! Send us your best life hack, organisational strategy, computer tip, or DIY project and earn a chance to have one of these books signed and shipped to your door.
We're especially keen to see entries which are supported by screenshots or video illustrating your hack - so feel free to get creative! Email us your submission to [email protected] with the subject heading "Upgrade Your Life Competition" and over the next couple of weeks, we'll feature the top three hacks here on the site, and give the winners an autographed copy of the book. Get more details after the jump.
For the past two weeks, we've given out over a dozen autographed copies of our new book, Upgrade Your Life, to readers who submitted their best life hacks to us and saw them featured here on Lifehacker. Now we want to know which one of the winning hacks you thought was the coolest and most useful.
Thanks to everyone who wrote in with their ideas, projects, tricks, tips, photos and screenshots.
The following post was originally published in Chapter 1 of our new book, Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better. You've finally decided to move all your email online to Google's web-based service, Gmail. Great! But what about messages still going to your old email address(es)? You don't have to notify all your contacts that your email address has changed—again. Gmail is not only an email host, it's an email client, which can fetch mail from any number of external services and consolidate it all right there in your Gmail inbox. Here's how to move your email to Gmail without missing a single message from an existing account.
Yesterday I had the great pleasure of being a guest on G4's Attack of the Show, where I got to talk about what the heck life hacking is and the new Lifehacker book, Upgrade Your Life. As promised, a video clip of the interview with my pal Chris Hardwick is after the jump.
Readers are submitting their best life hack for a chance to win an autographed copy of our new book, Upgrade Your Life. Here's our latest winner. Reader CK uses neat automation trick when there's heavy-duty copy and pasting to be done: I have one very simple AutoHotkey script which I use when I need to do some massive copying and pasting work, which simplifies the task into just one keystroke: Win+C.
Just put up some finishing touches to the official web site of the new Lifehacker book, Upgrade Your Life. Head on over to browse the book's complete table of contents, read the introduction, and download a sample chapter.
For the next week and a half, readers are submitting their best life hack for a chance to win an autographed copy of our new book, Upgrade Your Life. Reader Beth writes in with her favourite trick for keeping track of info on the road and at the gym—using the previously mentioned PocketMod print-yourself notebook. Beth says:
I'm sitting here next to a stack of the new Lifehacker book, Upgrade Your Life, and it's time to start clearing out this joint, signing these puppies and giving them away! Send us your best life hack—organisational strategy, computer tip, DIY project—and earn a chance to have one of these books signed and shipped to your door. Email us your submission to bookcontest at lifehacker.com and over the next couple of weeks, we'll feature the best hacks here on the site, and give the winners an autographed copy of the book. Get more details after the jump.
The second edition of the Lifehacker book, Upgrade Your Life, is a compilation of the best 116 hacks and downloads from Lifehacker's archives. This dead tree version of the web site transforms dozens of blog posts into comprehensive, edited tutorials, which will be familiar to longtime readers. While an official electronic version of Upgrade Your Life isn't available, today I've pulled together links to all the past posts that informed each book chapter to give you a one-stop preview of what's inside that cover. Consider this post the unedited web version of the book. After the jump, get a ginormous roundup of all the posts that created Upgrade Your Life by chapter. And shhhh, don't tell my book publisher I'm giving this all away.
The second edition of the Lifehacker book, Upgrade Your Life, is finally available for purchase, but if you want a free taste before you hand over your hard-earned cash, my book publisher is offering three excerpts for download as PDFs. Check out a sample chapter, the table of contents, and the book index to see what you're getting yourself into at my publisher's web site, or pick from the list below. Read Excerpt: Chapter 1, Control Your Email (PDF) Read Excerpt: Table of Contents (PDF) Read Excerpt: Index (PDF) Enjoy! Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better, 2nd Edition
The second edition of the Lifehacker book, Upgrade Your Life, is now shipping from Amazon! For those of you who have already checked out the first edition, Upgrade Your Life's got 50 new and revised hacks for your computing pleasure: over 30 brand new hacks, and over 20 updated hacks, as well as a whole new chapter. Upgrade Your Life will set you back just under 20 bucks on Amazon, and while an electronic version isn't yet available, my publisher tells me the book will be available for Kindle users in a few weeks. Yeehaw! Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better
My book publisher tells me that the second edition of the Lifehacker book, Upgrade Your Life, is hot off the press, and several copies are boxed and loaded onto trucks headed towards Amazon's warehouses as I type. If you're planning on buying the book, pre-order from Amazon now before it starts shipping to take advantage of Amazon's 5% discount on all book pre-orders (which puts the price well below 20 bucks.) Upgrade Your Life is meatier, better-looking, and more up-to-date than the first edition, and good karma will come to anyone who gives it a read. I promise. Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better
The second edition of the Lifehacker book is now up on Amazon.com and available for pre-order! That's right: the cover design has been finalised, over 50 new and revised hacks have been locked down, and this little paperback baby weighs in at just around 480 pages. Pre-order your copy of Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better now for just under 20 bucks so I can earn out my advance and prove to the print world that there's something to this whole blog thing. The book should be in stores everywhere by mid-March. Thanks in advance for your support on this project. Huzzah!! Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better