If you've lived in the same city for a while and feel like you've done everything, or even if you're new in town and want to see all the sights your new home offers, you can always count on Flickr. This tip is simple: find the global public tag page for your city name (like Portland, or NYC, or Des Moines), and… »
Before I leave, I want to go against the grain just this once and dump a few subversive tips for doing the exact opposite of lifehacking — something I call lifeslacking. In other words, you read this site for months and months and you pick up a ton of tips and shortcuts but every so often you need a break. Every diet… »
Merlin Mann is the first geek I knew to read a book called Getting Things Done. About two years ago, he started blogging about it, compiling all the tips and tricks he picked up along the way. He's no stranger to anyone that has been reading Lifehacker for any length of time, where 43 Folders is a regular featured… »
I have several friends that revere Brian Eno as a god, and when one of them described Music for Airports, I had never heard of it but was intrigued enough to give it a listen. The story goes that in 1978, the artist was tasked with creating a background soundscape for a modern airport. He created tape loops of sounds… »
Google's opening of the API to their mapping system has been a boon to developers, but the Google Maps official documentation comes across as advanced programming tips for engineers while the examples are simplistic stubs of code without much source to work with. When I tried mapping out users (and nearby users) of my… »
Roger Johansson's web development blog 456 Berea Street has a post asking for solutions to combat noise in the office. »
Windows only: Lifehacker reader Ariah wrote in to ask about software that could control a few lab computers maybe with some whitelisting and blacklisting of certain sites to keep web surfers in check. That reminded me of my time working in a computer group at a major university, running these types of programs. »
TiVo, my favorite time-saving device on earth, recently announced pricing plans for new TiVos that result in higher monthly fees, but the TiVo is free. They also announced they would phase out the "lifetime" option (lifetime of a single TiVo, not your lifetime). According to a TiVo spokesperson on the TiVo Community… »
Docvert sounds like a pretty fantastic idea for a web service, converting complex Word documents into plain, clean HTML or XML. For anyone that has worked on a web team in an office environment before, you are likely familiar with coworkers that send content in their tool of choice. Most often that means stuff comes… »
Windows only: There are lots of window resizing tools out there to help web designers figure out what fits in commonly sized windows, but I've never seen the functionality of Sizer before. Sizer has three ways of letting you resize a window: a shell extension lets you resize a window from its main menu, there is a… »
Windows only: Anyone that's ever run a bunch of wireless devices in a home has probably noticed interference is commonplace. While wifi access points let you pick from one of 12 channels, it's often hard to tell where you will get the best performance aside from simple trial and error. Enter Wi-Spy ($99). This nifty… »
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