Command+Control+D has always been a handy shortcut for looking up the definition of a word on the Mac, but now in Yosemite you can look up a heck of a lot more, including suggestions from iTunes, the App Store, movie showtimes, and more.
You probably have one major project that’s been on your to-do list for ages. Weeks, or even months, in fact. Here’s a productivity tip that should help: just drop it.
The self checkout at the grocery store is amazing, and if you want to speed up your self-scanning game, here’s a tip: Stop looking for the barcode, just swipe it. If you get good at it, you can walk out with a cart of groceries in less time than it would take a checker to scan and bag them for you.
It’s a sad day when a beloved piece of tech finally bites the dust. But don’t go throwing it in the garbage! Remember that you can sell broken tech on eBay and put a little cash back in your pocket.
It’s spring cleaning time. Even if you have the urge to clean your home from top to bottom, perhaps your natural laziness is keeping you from getting started. No worries, here are ten MacGyver-ish ways to freshen your home with minimal effort.
If you didn’t see the before pictures you’d probably never guess that the rustic apothecary chest on the right was actually made from a basic IKEA cubby console. What a transformation.
Today on Adorama, you can pick up the X version of your favorite headphones for just $109 after a $20 rebate. That's a whopping $60 less than usual, and the best price we've ever seen. If you're not familiar with the these semi-legendary cans, readers voted them in as their favorite pair of headphones on Kinja Co-Op, they finished second in a Lifehacker Hive Five , and Lifehacker editorial named them their mid-range pick for best headphones . [Audio Technica ATH-M50x Headphones, $109 after $20 rebate]
Most of us—no matter how many time-saving techniques we employ—don’t have enough time to waste. But productivity comes at a cost: having that down time is extremely beneficial. We fight against boredom, distraction, and procrastination all the time, but that doesn’t mean you should get rid of them completely.
You probably spent a lot of money on your home’s appliances, so you might as well get the most out of them. Here are some of the most common myths and old wives’ tales about dishwashers, refrigerators, and other appliances.
When you’re planting a garden , you want to make sure you’re not wasting time, energy, and garden space with bad seeds. Before you go and buy all new seeds, however, test out what you have with a wet paper towel.
It’s no secret that we love the AeroPress, and one of the big appeals of the AeroPress is how flexible it is . Case in point, NPR spoke with with World AeroPress Championship organizer Tim Varney about how to tweak your methods for the perfect cup.
Nothing drags down writing more than spreading good ideas over too many words. Making keystrokes matter has only grown in importance as communication and the text that powers it become increasingly inseparable.
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We’ve seen some cool portable Raspberry Pi projects, but they’re all pretty complex. Instructables user PiJuice takes a much simpler approach, using just five standard parts to take their Pi on the go.
The Dyson DC35 transforms from a compact-but-powerful hand vacuum into a full length stick vac in seconds, and is of course completely cordless too. Dyson dominated the nominations for your favorite vacuum, and today’s price is about $40-$50 less than usual. [Dyson DC35, $175]
When you misplace a credit card, the first thing you usually do is cancel it in case it falls into the wrong hands. But it's a hassle to wait for a new card and update your information. Discover cardholders can now get around this by temporarily freezing their cards instead of canceling them altogether.
A jogging stroller can be a great way for moms and dads to squeeze in a workout without paying for babysitting time. It takes some getting used to, though—and that’s why we love these tips from Runner’s World about improving the experience.
By now you hopefully have at least one contact in your phone’s address book labeled as ICE (in case of emergency). In addition to this person, you might want to create an ICE group for quick access to all sorts of support you might need.
The best strawberries you'll ever taste could come from your garden. Build your own strawberry tower from recycled plant pots and you'll have berries a plenty this growing season.