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10 Books That Will Make You Seem Smarter Than You Really Are

Books, and the ability to print them in mass, changed the course of human history. No longer was learning confined to an educated elite. Fast forward …

8 Gmail Hacks That Will Change The Way You Use Email

No need to fear your own inbox. Gmail's got a few hidden email features that you need to know about.

7 Different Uses of Integrating Google Drive With Gmail

Advertisement<p>The Internet provides people with the tools to be more productive, but what do you do when the number of those tools actually start …

How to boost Wi-Fi signal on your Android device

Wi-Fi reception is occasionally a real problem on Android, but with these tips and tricks you can improve the Wi-Fi signal on your Android smartphone …

These Secret Netflix Codes Can Reveal Tons of Hidden Categories

Netflix has tons of great content, but it can be hard to find it all if you don’t know what you’re looking for. The site’s algorithms show you what …

NetSpot Maps Your Wi-Fi Network and Diagnoses Signal Problems for Free

OS X: NetSpot is a free utility that makes it easy to map out your wireless network, do a site survey if you have a particularly large one to manage, …

Three free tools that reveal your PC's deepest details (including product keys)

When you need to know your specs to figure out if you can play a video game, it's best to just automate the process. But sometimes you need to dive deep and <i>really</i> find out nitty-gritty details about what's going on inside your computer, most often to aid with troubleshooting efforts or determine …

Software

5 Desktop Apps You Can Ditch If You Have Google Chrome

Advertisement<p>Chromebook user or not, with Google Chrome you can turn any desktop, laptop, or tablet into a powerful machine for work and play.<p>I …

What Should I Be Cleaning with CCleaner?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I've heard you (and others) recommend CCleaner as a maintenance tool for Windows, but I'm not really sure what to do with it. Should …

Complete Guide to Scotch Whisky | The Art of Manliness

“The proper drinking of Scotch whisky is more than indulgence: it is a toast to civilization, a tribute to the continuity of culture, a manifesto of …

How (and Why) to Ditch Dropbox and Sync Files with BitTorrent Sync

Dropbox (and similar cloud services) are awesome, but they don't give you that much control, security, or privacy over your files. If you want to …

How We Work, 2015: Whitson Gordon's Gear and Productivity Tips

Every week, we ask notable people how they work. This week, we're looking within. Here are the apps, tricks, and other junk I use to run Lifehacker …

iCloud Drive: The ultimate guide

Apple provides a cloud-based storage service, called iCloud, that makes it possible for us to sync our documents and files across all of our iPhone, …

Apps

Top 10 Clever Google Search Tricks

Google is a more powerful tool than most people realize. You can get much more refined searches with Google’s built-in tools, advanced operators, and …

Top 10

101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designers

Experts share their best tips.<p>The experts — Christopher Peacock, Myra Hoefer, Carleton Varney, and 97 other inspiring designers — share words to live and design by. Plus, see 101 easy makeovers from interior designers.

Home Decorating

Top 10 Tips, Features, and Projects Every Windows User Should Try

Windows hasn't changed a ton in the past few years (at least, the desktop hasn't) but there's always a dark corner to explore, tweak, and improve. …

How to Get Great Photo Effects With Camera Shutter Speed

Shutter speed is one of the three pillars of the exposure triangle along with aperture and ISO. It is also one of the fundamental ways that we can …

Top 10 Computer Tricks Every Geek Should Know

We’ve talked before about the things every computer user should know how to do, but we geeks are special: we want to go above and beyond, to explore …