This morning, the US president decreed that the country's military "will not accept or allow" transgender people to serve (fact check: they already do), citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption." So, hang on a sec, what's the dollar amount there?
In 2010, Google's then-VP of Search Products Marissa Mayer called Instant Search a "fundamental shift in search," and the media marveled at this new time-saving feat of engineering. Now that shit is dead, because technology has a fundamentally shifted once again.
Today, about a quarter of the employees in our office uprooted themselves from their usual corners and chairs, and switched desks at random. I moved from my comfortable, quiet corner with its multiple monitors and comfortable keyboard and mouse to a much busier desk in a high-traffic area. Here's what I learned.
On Monday, we learned that Microsoft was killing off the iconic Microsoft Paint program after 32 years and replacing it with Paint 3D in its upcoming Windows 10 update. The news was tragic for fans of MS Paint, many of who publicly mourned the loss.
Jailbreaking your iOS device has always been a pastime for tinkerers and users who want a little more from their iPhone or iPad, though the practice has fallen out of favour as of late. The process of unlocking your device never stays stagnant, however, so we're here to let you know how to jailbreak your device.
In short, you can't.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has pledged to get tough on any Internet Service Providers that mislead consumers about National Broadband Network speeds. But how do you know if you’re getting a good deal when you connect to the NBN? How do you know if you’ll be getting the high-speed connection you were promised?
Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor and the author of Meditations, considered by many to be one of the greatest works of philosophy ever written. Among his many ruminations, Aurelius has an interesting take on the concept of "bad luck" that remains useful to this day. In short, you should treat unexpected misfortune as an opportunity to reflect on your hidden strengths.
While going viral — that is, having your products or store become briefly famous online and seen by millions of people — can be seen as the holy grail of small business, it can also stop your business in its tracks if not handled correctly. If you're not prepared for a sudden influx in demand and customers, the effect of going viral could be detrimental to your business.
Google has a long history of introducing, then forgetting about, and finally officially killing off its products. Most recently, that included Google Spaces, a service that most of us never knew existed to begin with. Let's take a tour of some of our favourite services Google's killed off over the years.
Social media is a great tool for small businesses, often proving more accessible and more effective than traditional advertising strategies. However if you don't set a social media policy for all employees to follow when they are given access to the company's social media policy, you could risk earning a fine or even a lawsuit.
Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we're talking with Jack Zhang, co-founder and CEO of cross-border payment platform Airwallex.
Dear Lifehacker, I read somewhere that a creative workspace can lead to higher productivity and wanted to know if it's true? I work in a boring office job (it pays the bills) but I'm a creative type at heart. My question is, how can I add creativity to my corner of a boring workplace to inspire myself (preferably without getting in trouble)?