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You've Been Breached - Now What? How to Respond to a Worst-Case Scenario

Finding out your organization has been breached can be devastating news. Knowing how to deal with an intruder that's broken through your cyber …

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Excel tricks everyone should know

Lifehacker AU is never one to shy away from doling out handy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tips.<p>Chances are you’ve had to deal in spreadsheets for as …

25 Skills LinkedIn Says Are Most Likely to Get You Hired in 2018 — and the Online Courses to Get Them

All online courses are affordable and will make your resume a standout.<p>With the introduction of far-reaching and robust technology, the job market …

Nine Luxury Apps You Need But Likely Haven’t Heard Of

Download these by Memorial Day for an impeccable summer.<p>There are a few things that define a luxury app: Inaugural access to information. A featured …

This 1 LinkedIn Summary Mistake Makes Hiring Managers Stop Reading Your Profile

This section on your LinkedIn profile is where most recruiters decide not to contact you.<p>It's very easy to make mistakes on your LinkedIn profile. These days, you need to consider how each section of your profile is being perceived. The photo, headline, summary, and work history sections must all …

Employment

Facebook Privacy Settings: 18 changes you should make right away

<b>Facebook Privacy Settings: Check and change your privacy settings on Facebook today</b><p>It seems there isn’t a day that goes by without Facebook and …

Is there an easy way to delete masses of emails in Gmail?

Is there an easy way of doing mass deletes in Gmail? I’ve rather let the inbox grow, and I would like to trim it. Manual deletion would take forever. Yes, I know I should have archived important, useful emails. Slapped wrists! <b>Alan</b><p>You may be surprised at how easy it is to delete thousands of Gmail …

Google Drive

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film.<p>But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many …

Guns

The Most Useful Keyboard Shortcuts You'll Ever Learn

There may be no clearer sign of a computer novice than the failure to use keyboard shortcuts.<p>My mom, for instance, has been using a computer …

The "Four Levels of Pressure" System Teaches You to Sharpen Knives by Feel

Learning to sharpen a knife by feel makes sure your knives last longer and are easier (and safer) to use—even moreso than an automatic sharpener, …

Editors' picks

Open this story in Apple News.<p>For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with Apple News.. It may also be available on the …

Shine Up a Pair of Dress Shoes In Only a Minute With This Technique

A traditional shoe shine can take anywhere from five to 15 minutes, but if you don’t have the time to spare, this method gets your leather looking …

Wrap Anything in Cloth Easily with Japanese "Furoshiki" Folding Techniques

Instead of struggling with wrapping paper this holiday season, get yourself some cloth. The Japanese Furoshiki technique can wrap anything easily and …

The $4 Cleaning Gadget Real Simple Editors Are Obsessed With

We're always on the lookout for cleaning tools that make life easier without making our chores harder, and when our editors discovered the Lil …

Two Australian tailors in Sydney are taking on Asia - online

Top quality custom-made suits and shirts in the Asia-Pacific region are usually associated with a trip to Vietnam or Hong Kong. Maybe Thailand. Tailors there are celebrated for their quality designs and an ability to measure you up in minutes.<p>So, you can imagine the surprise when two girls from …

18 Tricks to Make Yourself a Microsoft Excel Master

The number of ways you can use Excel is countless, and so are the number of features packed inside Microsoft’s most popular number-crunching …

A Checklist for More Persuasive Presentations

We all know the basics of good presentation skills: don’t read from a script; don’t overwhelm your audience with verbose slides; and the like. But for a particular kind of high-stakes presentation — one in which you’re trying to get buy-in from key decision-makers — those basics aren’t enough.<p>To …

Public Speaking

Top 10 Browser Extensions that Eliminate Web Annoyances

The web is rife with annoyances. Pop-over ads when you visit a page that you have to dismiss, sites that auto-play audio even in background tabs, …

The Simple Mind Trick That Instantly Makes You More Persuasive

Mastering the art of persuasion is as simple as beginning with "You're right."<p>Even as neuroscientists continue to unearth new discoveries about the human brain, some of the most effective brain hacks have been around for years. Take Blaise Pascal, for example, born in 1623. The 17th-century French …

Hacking

How To Use Color To Prove Your Point, From A Data Viz Expert

The importance of color theory is a well-explored topic in art and design. But what about when it comes to information design?<p>When working with large amounts of data, precision is key. The same is true of the art of data visualization: size, shape, shade, hue–the tiniest details of a visualization …

Data Visualization

Cisco's Internet of Things Acquisition History in 10 Slides

<b>Cisco Systems</b> is looking to Internet of Things services and technologies to spearhead its transition away from a hardware-dependent model, and the extent to which the transformation is successful should have a big impact on long-term performance.<p>The company's network switching business is its …

The Secret History of Agile Innovation

You hear a lot about “agile innovation” these days. Teams using agile methods get things done faster than teams using traditional processes. They keep customers happier. They enjoy their work more. Agile has indisputably transformed software development, and many experts believe it is now poised to …

Project Management

Give your router new superpowers by installing DD-WRT

Frustrated by the software limitations on your router? Go ahead and replace that software with the Linux-powered DD-WRT firmware. Maybe you want to …

The entire internet of things world (infographic)

The internet of things (IoT) is a concept confusing to many, but soon to be consumed by all. For those looking a little lost, this infographic should …

Internet of Things

Hackers can now mess with our infrastructure. Thanks, internet

In case you missed it, we made a video about the Internet of Things this week. It involves jelly fish and nerve nets and egg trays (oh my!), so you …

Cybersecurity

Manufacturers Are The First Clear Winners In The Big Business Switch To 'The Internet of Things'

Consider:<p><b>Industrial companies are early IoT adopters,</b> using it to create new internet-assisted manufacturing systems: 18% of industrial machinery companies are already using IoT devices, according to a recent survey from SAS.While this doesn't measure the <i>extent</i> that the IoT has been implemented by …

Where the Digital Economy Is Moving the Fastest

The transition to a global digital economy in 2014 was sporadic – brisk in some countries, choppy in others. By year’s end, the seven biggest emerging markets were larger than the G7, in purchasing power parity terms. Plus, consumers in the Asia-Pacific region were expected to spend more online …

UK's first 'smart Wi-Fi pavement' to be installed in Chesham

Chesham high street will be the first in the UK to get its own smart Wi-Fi pavement, providing download speeds of up to 166Mbps<p>The UK's first "smart Wi-Fi pavement" is to be installed in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, providing over 21,000 residents, businesses and visitors with free superfast public …