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25 Set/10

Where Can I Find Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, and Orchards? [Ask Lifehacker]

Where Can I Find Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, and Orchards? [Ask Lifehacker]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Dear Lifehacker,It’s getting to be that wagon rides and caramel apple time of year again. How can I find the best corn mazes, pumpkin patches, orchards and other fall delights? More » (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Continua a leggere – Original Link: Where Can I Find Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, and Orchards? [Ask Lifehacker] Technorati...

24 Set/10

Awesome Note Syncs Your Notes and To-dos with Evernote and Google Docs [Downloads]

Awesome Note Syncs Your Notes and To-dos with Evernote and Google Docs [Downloads]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); iOS: Simplenote’s a Lifehacker favorite for doing one thing remarkably well, but if you’re looking for a more feature-rich notes application, Awesome Note’s got you covered. More » (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Continua a leggere – Original Link: Awesome Note Syncs Your Notes and To-dos with Evernote and...

5 Lug/10

Automatically Minimize Windows After Inactivity

Automatically Minimize Windows After Inactivity

Most computer users work with a basic set of programs most of the time. Some of these programs are active most of the time, web browsers or games for instance, while others, like email clients are mostly inactive and only activated at times. Inactive windows and programs can take up valuable screen space. Most users minimize the programs to avoid this but it quickly becomes a repetitive process as the program windows need to be minimized whenever the programs have been accessed by the...




30 Gen/10

Flash’s Decline on Lifehacker, from 2006 to 2010

Flash’s Decline on Lifehacker, from 2006 to 2010

Just like it isn’t on the iPhone and iPod touch, Adobe’s Flash browser plug-in will not be on the iPad, and there are a whole lot of opinions about that decision. Predictably, Steve’s apostles are smug, Adobe’s pouting, and the rest of us will have to field questions from our relatives about why they keep seeing a blue lego piece. Flash usage has been declining over the years anyway, and a few web publishers have shared numbers to prove the point. 32% of visitors...

16 Dic/09

How Google Changed the Game in 2009

How Google Changed the Game in 2009

This past year was a watershed moment for the real-time web, cloud computing, and mobile application development, thanks in large part to Google. This morning over at Lifehacker, I rounded up the biggest Google product releases and updates of 2009. I may co-host a weekly podcast dedicated to Google news, but seeing the amount of mind-bending stuff Google released this year in one place still blew my mind. While Google’s three biggest launches of the year–Wave, Chromium OS,...

2 Dic/09

Thunderbird 3 RC 2

Thunderbird 3 RC 2

The Mozilla Thunderbird developers have updated the upcoming version 3 of our favorite desktop email client. Thunderbird 3 RC2 is the second release candidate of the email software. It is, from looking at the changes, an unplanned release, as it only fixes four bugs when compared to the first release candidate. One of the bugs on the other hand received a critical rating which seemed to have affected the email client’s stability. It mentions a shutdown hang with high cpu usage and...

17 Nov/09

Remains of the Day: Breaking EULAs Is Surprisingly Illegal Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Remains of the Day: Breaking EULAs Is Surprisingly Illegal Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Apple wins a court battle against a would-be hackintosh start-up, the internet gets a 40-year overview, and Cry Translator proves there isn’t an app for everything (wearing diapers). Apple Scores Massive Win in Psystar Case California judge hands down a fairly complete victory for Apple against a noted hackintosh maker. Summation: Apple has every right to limit where and how OS X gets installed. [OS News] Why You Can’t Use Personal Technology at the Office The writer asks...

16 Nov/09

Give "Experience" Gifts this Holiday If You’re Low on Cash [Gift Giving]

Give "Experience" Gifts this Holiday If You’re Low on Cash [Gift Giving]

With excess cash in short supply these days, no one wants to feel like a gift given is unappreciated. Ensure the people on your gift-giving list enjoy themselves by giving an experience instead of stuff. Photo by aaronjacobs Money-wise weblog The Simple Dollar suggests experience-based gift giving is not only easier on the pocketbook, but will create a better experience for the recipient. The post offers a few reasons why: Aside from the fact that it’s less expensive than giving...

16 Nov/09

Apostrophe.me Explains When You Really Need Apostrophes [Writing]

Apostrophe.me Explains When You Really Need Apostrophes [Writing]

Apostrophes are both over- and under-utilized in the English language. A light-hearted but factual illustration at apostrophe.me makes flowchart-style sense of when to bust out the vertically flipped comma. Update: Apologies for the duplicate post. From the cracked but clever mind of Matthew Inman and his site The Oatmeal, “How to Use an Apostrophe” is worth bookmarking, printing, or just remembering as a Google phrase (it currently ranks as the top result for, well, “How...

16 Nov/09

VHD Attach Adds Virtual Hard Drive Mounting to Your Right-Click Menu [Downloads]

VHD Attach Adds Virtual Hard Drive Mounting to Your Right-Click Menu [Downloads]

Windows 7/Windows Server 2008: If you’re a fan of the virtual hard drive system available in newer versions of Windows but you’re not a fan digging in the control panel for clunky mounting and unmounting, check out VHD Attach. The default method for mounting and unmounting a VHD is either to drill down through several layers of windows or bust out a command at the command prompt. VHD Attach simply adds a right-click “Attach” and “Detach” entry when you...

15 Nov/09

Build a Water-Powered Bottle Rocket [Fun]

Build a Water-Powered Bottle Rocket [Fun]

No, not the kind of bottle rockets you used to light with a match and fire recklessly at your cousins. This rocket is made out discarded soda bottles and fueled with pressurized water. You may recall toy rockets from your childhood that worked on a similar principle. Saturday morning commercials would show an excited kid pumping up the rocket and watching it blast off into the lower stratosphere. In reality, it would barely blast off to the lower limbs of a sycamore tree. Now, however,...

15 Nov/09

Drive a Car with Your iPhone [DIY]

Drive a Car with Your iPhone [DIY]

A lot of people have been impressed with how you can find an app for everything. What about driving your car? With this (very) ambitious DIY project you can drive a car with your iPhone. Why use your iPhone as merely an accessory to your car? You can flat out control it with this crazy DIY modification. Check out the video below to see how the mad scientists at Waterloo Labs modified a car—definitely not their daily mode of transport—to be controlled by an iPhone. Check...

14 Nov/09

Increase the Quality of Cheap Vodka with a Water Filter [Alcohol]

Increase the Quality of Cheap Vodka with a Water Filter [Alcohol]

Save yourself some money and improve the quality of a bottle of cheap vodka with a little at-home filtration. Photo by Edwin Land. Vodka is not a complicated alcohol, and government standards on what constitutes vodka ensures that from the absolute bottom-shelf swill to the top-shelf ultra-premium bottles, what you end up with is, well, vodka. Marketing tactics and slick advertising aside, the real difference between the bottom and top shelf is the amount of filtration and refinement the...

14 Nov/09

DIY Sliding Chandelier Stays Clear of Projectors [DIY]

DIY Sliding Chandelier Stays Clear of Projectors [DIY]

So you bought yourself a brand new projector, but there’s one not-so-tiny problem—your ceiling-mounted lighting is in the way. Check out the DIY, sliding solution that Swedish designer Linus Ã…kesson has implemented in his own living room. Although some of us might have taken the chandelier in question out of the room and headed to our local big box store for a few extra lamps, Linus, who can be found at his blog linusakesson, went a different direction. Determined not...

14 Nov/09

From the Tips Box: Multiple Logins, Firefox Betas, and Electrical Tubes [From The Tips Box]

From the Tips Box: Multiple Logins, Firefox Betas, and Electrical Tubes [From The Tips Box]

Readers offer their best tips for logging into the same site with two accounts at once, running multiple versions of Firefox on the same Mac, and threading wires through long electrical tubes. Don’t like the gallery layout? Click here to view everything on one page. About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons—maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe...

13 Nov/09

Eat Breakfast Like an Olympian with "Super" Oatmeal [Diet]

Eat Breakfast Like an Olympian with "Super" Oatmeal [Diet]

Dietitian Bob Seebohar has guided the diet of many a U.S. Olympic athlete; here he demonstrates how to prepare an oatmeal breakfast that aims to give you the energy of a gold medalist. Although Seebohar uses a rice cooker in the video above, you’re stove top or microwave would work just fine for creating this energy and antioxidant packed oatmeal. The mixture is packed with enough essentials to fuel your body through workout sessions, an afternoon hike, or maybe some Black Friday...

13 Nov/09

Temporarily Magnetize Your Screwdriver for Fumble-Free Repairs [MacGyver Tip]

Temporarily Magnetize Your Screwdriver for Fumble-Free Repairs [MacGyver Tip]

When you’re tinkering, especially on a project with tiny screws, it can be intensely frustrating to have a screw disappear into the carpet or inside your project. Temporarily magnetize your screwdriver with this simple trick. Instructables user Larry SDonald found that magnetized screw drivers were handy but they have the downside of being unsuitable for working around magnetically-sensitive equipment. His solution to the problem—rather than buying duplicates of all his tools...

13 Nov/09

Best Online Backup Tool? [Hive Five Call For Contenders]

Best Online Backup Tool? [Hive Five Call For Contenders]

On-site data backup is better than no backup at all, but if your on-site backups go up in flames or otherwise end up inoperable, then you’re out of luck—unless of course you’ve got a backup online, that is. Photo by NeoSpire. Your backup solution can be as simple as a small application that syncs the few files you consider critical with off-site storage or as comprehensive as full-service backups of your entire computer for full future restoration. Whether your solution...

12 Nov/09

SaveEveryWay Sends Daily Reminders to Save Money [Saving]

SaveEveryWay Sends Daily Reminders to Save Money [Saving]

A recent study showed that daily SMS reminders have real impact on saving. The folks behind SaveEveryWay were inspired, and now offer free daily quotes and reminders to save, delivered by SMS, RSS, email, or Twitter feed. It’s only been up and running for a few days, but SaveEveryWay intends to continue delivering inspirational quotes, reminders, and other thoughts about savings for free. The updates are delivered at 8:11 Pacific every day, and they’re just a way to keep a...

12 Nov/09

Chrome Beta for Mac Arriving in Early December [Google Chrome]

Chrome Beta for Mac Arriving in Early December [Google Chrome]

Google plans to release a beta version of its Chrome browser in early December. How does the net know this? A mailing list discussion shows off the latest implementation of extensions in Chrome, already working on the latest Windows and Mac builds of Chromium, but not in the rough Mac test builds. Nick Baum urges extension makers to update their wares to meet the new look, so they’ll have more time to “polish your experience for our Beta launch in early December.” Isn’t...