// archivio

life-hacks

Questo tag è associato con 1 articoli



8 Lug/09

Improve Your Balance and Help Heal Sprained Ankles [Exercise]

Improve Your Balance and Help Heal Sprained Ankles [Exercise]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Sprained ankles are among the most common sports injuries. In fact, the NYT estimates that around eight million people sprain one of their ankles yearly. Fortunately, a one-minute balance exercise can help reduce your chance of injury and repair your ankles. Photo by genewolf. The Times’ Well blog offers a simple balancing hack to help get and keep your ankles in good shape. Simply put, “stand on one leg....

3 Lug/09

June 2009’s Most Popular Posts [[this Is Good]]

June 2009’s Most Popular Posts [[this Is Good]]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); You may already be celebrating the Fourth, but before you leave June behind for good, here’s a quick look back at last month’s posts you liked best, including essential Windows and Mac downloads, our Windows vs. Leopard showdown, and more. Lifehacker Pack 2009: Our List of Essential Free Windows Downloads We feature downloads of all kinds every day at Lifehacker. Today, however, we’re bundling all...

1 Lug/09

Windows 7 Beta Shutdowns Begin Today [Windows 7]

Windows 7 Beta Shutdowns Begin Today [Windows 7]

If you’re still running the Windows 7 Beta, today it will start shutting down every two hours, which is Microsoft’s way of reminding you to install their Windows 7 Release Candidate—at least until March 1, 2010, when your PC starts the bi-hourly shutdowns once more. In the meantime, check out how much 7 will cost when it drops on October 22. Continua a leggere – Original Link: Windows 7 Beta Shutdowns Begin Today [Windows 7] Technorati Tags: diy, downloads,...




27 Giu/09

Heard You Missed It, So the Open Thread is Back [Open Thread]

Heard You Missed It, So the Open Thread is Back [Open Thread]

Isn’t it great when the boss takes summer vacation? You kick back, crank some tunes, and sail into the weekend—unless you forget to post Friday’s open thread! So please, come on in and talk up anything you’d like. Photo by doug88888. As usual (just one day late), this post is where you can post or reply to any topic that’s on your mind with your fellow readers, no matter how far off our normal beat it falls. You just need a commenter account, which you can...

26 Giu/09

Kukoo Enforces Single-Focus Email Periods [Email Apps]

Kukoo Enforces Single-Focus Email Periods [Email Apps]

Want to let certain frantic email senders know that you’ll be getting back to them during your next batch email period? Webapp Kukoo provides an auto-responding email address that gently reinforces your schedule. Sign up for the service, and you won’t get a new email address, but an affix for your existing address. That means you’d have to post, ask, or beg your email senders to send to an address like kevin@lifehacker.com.kukoo.com. In some ways, the modern age of auto-fill...

24 Giu/09

WhoCallsMe? Identifies Unknown Callers [Phones]

WhoCallsMe? Identifies Unknown Callers [Phones]

Thanks to nearly ubiquitous caller ID, it’s not difficult to see the what number called but the source of the call is a little murkier. WhoCallsMe? helps solve the mystery of the unknown caller. WhoCallsMe? is a user-driven database of phone numbers. People in the same boat as you, receiving phone calls from annoying warranty scammers and their ilk, have taken the time to post the numbers and comments to the database. The site doesn’t limit itself to US only numbers, increasing...

22 Giu/09

Show Battery Percentages on iPhone 3GS [IPhone]

Show Battery Percentages on iPhone 3GS [IPhone]

Pick up one of those new-fangled iPhones over the weekend? You might want to activate one of the most helpful features you can have on the “Slide to Unlock” screen: an actual percentage indicator for your battery, rather than a somewhat relative cannister filled with green power. To enable it, head to Settings, General, and then Usage to toggle “Battery Percentage” to On. For whatever reasons, this only works with the new hardware handsets, not on software upgrades...

21 Giu/09

Fotografix Sports Big Editing Power in a Tiny Footprint [Downloads]

Fotografix Sports Big Editing Power in a Tiny Footprint [Downloads]

Windows only: Portable software usually has to suffer a few through a few compromises to be compact and flash-drive friendly. If they compromised with Fotografix, you certainly won’t notice. The interface will be familiar to users of bigger graphics packages like Adobe Photoshop and GIMP. If you’ve never used either one, it won’t take much to pick it up. Fotografix is astoundingly tiny—a mere 680k when unpacked—for offering features usually only found in...

19 Giu/09

Firefox 3.5 RC2 Available for Download [Beta Beat]

Firefox 3.5 RC2 Available for Download [Beta Beat]

Windows/Mac/Linux: The early adopters at weblog gHacks note that Firefox 3.5 Release Candidate 2 has already been distributed to Mozilla’s mirror servers and is available for download from third-party sites like Major Geeks. As gHacks points out, “Cautious users are encouraged to wait for the official announcement before they start downloading, installing and using Firefox 3.5 Release Candidate 2,” but if you’re eager to update to the latest and greatest, it’s...

19 Giu/09

Remains of the Day: The Fiery New Firefox Logo Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Remains of the Day: The Fiery New Firefox Logo Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Mozilla settles on a new Firefox icon, Wikipedia makes for an enormous book in hardback, your laptop battery rating is completely unrealistic, and XP soldiers on with an even longer lifespan. The New Firefox Icon The new Firefox icon—set to ship with Firefox 3.5—is official, and it’s fiery. [Alex Faaborg] Why Laptop Battery Claims Are So Useless, And Why That Won’t Soon Change The tests that determine the official laptop battery life claims are completely impractical...

16 Giu/09

Remains of the Day: Firefox vs. Safari Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Remains of the Day: Firefox vs. Safari Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Apple announces $9 Snow Leopard updates for some, YouTube lets you choose what Hulu-like ads it plays, and a Mozilla employee sets the record straight over what browsers are actually gaining ground. a common browser usage misunderstanding Mozilla’s Asa Dotzler sets us straight on the real movements of users to new browsers. (Hint: They’re moving away from system defaults like IE and Safari to alternatives like Firefox and Chrome.) [Asa Dotzler] Apple announces Snow Leopard...

9 Giu/09

Hive Five Winner for Best Alternative File Copier: TeraCopy [Hive Five Followup]

Hive Five Winner for Best Alternative File Copier: TeraCopy [Hive Five Followup]

Thanks to its easy shell integration and a set of features and user interface that are just complicated enough to get the job done without becoming a dashboard of options and toggles, TeraCopy swept the Hive Five for best alternatives to the default Windows copy handler. Following behind TeraCopy was FastCopy a spartan but feature rich file copier and the thumb-drive friendly SuperCopier. For more information about the these and other candidates check out the Hive Five and call for contenders. ...

2 Giu/09

Remains of the Day: Marching Toward Firefox 3.5 Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Remains of the Day: Marching Toward Firefox 3.5 Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Mozilla continues its steady march toward the Firefox 3.5 release, Windows 7 Starter loses its three-app limitations, and Google Docs now supports Office 2007’s default file types. Mozilla testing near-final Firefox 3.5Slow and steady, Firefox keeps pushing toward 3.5, with 3.5 Release Candidate 1 coming in the next few weeks. [CNET] Let’s talk about Windows 7 StarterMicrosoft drops the three-app limit on Windows 7 Starter edition, the version of the OS designed to run on...

2 Giu/09

RadarSync Keeps Your Programs Up To Date [Downloads]

RadarSync Keeps Your Programs Up To Date [Downloads]

Windows only: For some, downloading software is a daily habit. Spot, download, install, forget. Problem is, a lot of applications don’t have built-in tools for staying updated. Instead of checking each program—manually—to see if it’s up-to-date, RadarSync checks and updates all the apps on your system for you. After installing and running the system scan, RadarSync highlights your installed applications that are out of date and lets you choose which updates you’d...

28 Mag/09

Remains of the Day: Zune HD Looks Pretty Decent Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Remains of the Day: Zune HD Looks Pretty Decent Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Microsoft’s new iPod competitor, Zune HD, enjoys speculation, Google talks about how your browser is your computer when HTML 5 goes widespread, and AT&T speeds up their 3G network. Google: The browser is the computer The annual Google I/O conference is underway, and Google is talking about how HTML 5 will change the web—once its widely adopted, that is. Check out the keynote on YouTube. [CNET] Faster AT&T 3G network on the way AT&T will upgrade its 3G network...

13 Mag/09

Remains of the Day: 41% of Installed Software Is Pirated Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Remains of the Day: 41% of Installed Software Is Pirated Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Pirated software is everywhere, Adblock Plus developer suggests a new way to block ads, and you may want to keep a tighter leash on your “porn name.” Photo by peasap. Study: 41% of all PC software installed is pirated According to the Business Software Alliance, global piracy is as high as 41%. In the US, we’re at a mere 20%. The study suggests that the software industry is losing out on billions in revenue because of pirated software, but it’s also using same...

8 Mag/09

Remains of the Day: Let Us Copy Our DVDs Already Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Remains of the Day: Let Us Copy Our DVDs Already Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Wired gets mad that we’re not supposed to rip DVDs for our iPods, Hulu upsets and then potentially pleases international users, and Windows 7 hijacks your default browser when you upgrade. Photo by William Hook. It’s Time to Legalize Personal-Use DVD CopyingI don’t know a soul who doesn’t agree with this sentiment. [Wired] Hulu Blocks Anonymous Proxies, then turns around and Agrees to International TV Deals[TechCrunch and Financial Times] Microsoft tweaks antipiracy...

1 Mag/09

Laser-Cut Earbud Owl Keeps Your Cords Tangle-Free [DIY]

Laser-Cut Earbud Owl Keeps Your Cords Tangle-Free [DIY]

We’re already big fans of anything that corrals our cord clutter, but we can’t help but appreciate the craftsmanship that went into this very clever DIY earbud owl. The earbud owl works under the same principle as a few of our previously posted earbud de-tangling tips, but this smart little DIY melds form and function like none other. The design template is available as a download from Thingiverse; once you’ve got it, all you need is a laser cutter (you’ve got a...

30 Apr/09

Windows 7 Release Date: October 23, According to Acer [Windows 7]

Windows 7 Release Date: October 23, According to Acer [Windows 7]

Computer company Acer’s UK marketing director seems to think he knows when Windows 7 will be released. His claim: October 23. By most accounts, this date seems a little off. Over at Gizmodo, for example, Jason seems to think it’ll be much sooner; ZDNet thinks it’ll be more like July. Still others are still expecting a 2010 release. The first (and potentially only) Windows 7 Release Candidate is already available on BitTorrent and through subscriber channels, so the full...

23 Apr/09

Controlling Your Desire is Key to Haggling [Saving Money]

Controlling Your Desire is Key to Haggling [Saving Money]

That’s according to Jacques Sprenger at The Digerati Life, who posts a treatise on haggling garnered from years of getting lower prices, and watching others fail at it. You may not want to force the issue of whether you’re really a “vet from the Cold War” at Home Depot, but Sprenger says never letting on that you really want something, and forcing yourself to walk away when no better price is offered, is how he gets it done. Feel free to critique his technique,...