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Build Wood Garage Storage Shelves​​ for Under $50

When you don't have a lot of storage space, your best bet is to build up. You can purchase steel and plastic shelves from your home improvement …

Coil Your Extension Cords Like a Roadie with the Over-Under Method

No one understands the value of a properly wound cable more than concert roadies and TV crew professionals, who wrap and unwrap hundreds of feet of …

Turn Pax Rails into Sliding Doors

<b>Materials:</b> Besta Rails, Shower Clamps, Ikea cabinet handle, Plexiglas sheets<p><b>Description:</b> Removed all conventional doors in my house. I hung 70″ BESTA …

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Hide Promoted Tweets, Trends, and Accounts with These Extensions

Chrome/Firefox: Twitter's promoted tweets, trends, and accounts are rather annoying and can be confusing when you see them in your timeline. If …

Trends

6 DIY Ways to Whiten Your Teeth and Get a Movie-Star Smile

No harsh chemicals necessary<p>It's that time of year again: You have to remain photo-ready from the first holiday party to the ringing of the New Year. Whitening your smile is imperative, but finding the time for a dentist visit isn't always in the cards. And sometimes, you don't want to apply a …

The Best IKEA Hack I've Ever Seen

Laura and Craig from <b>The Makerista</b> take these Billy bookshelves that we've all seen before and transform them into what looks like an entire built-in …

Better Mac multitasking with Better Window Manager

Calling all Mac multitaskers! If you struggle to juggle all of your open apps, Better Window Manager can help. It lets you save the position of windows and provides shortcuts to restore windows to your preferred states.<p>Better Window Manager is available direct from the developer's site. It costs $3 …

How to find your iPhone’s last location even after the battery dies

Picture this: You’ve lost your iPhone somewhere, but it’s run out of juice and it’s not ringing or vibrating when you call it.<p>You might think you’re out of luck, but there’s one function you can enable (or disable if you’re into privacy) that will keep track of your iPhone’s last location, even …

Project Roundup: Spring Ahead and Organize Your Garage

So happy that spring is just around the corner! I'm anxious to do a little spring cleaning already! Having adequete storage is essential to keeping a …

Build a Rolling Air Compressor and Tool Cart to Stay Ultra Organized

Utility carts can be very handy, but they lack in features to keep your tools from ending up in one big pile. This rolling cart holds an air …

Central Manuals Lets You Find and Download User Manuals for Free

Unless you can think of a clever way to store them, user manuals are kind of a hassle to keep around. When you find yourself in need of one, however, …

This Ex-Apple Engineer's New App Turns Your iPad Into A Second Display For Your Mac

Instead of letting your iPad collect dust when you're not using it, Duet Display turns your iPad into a second display for your Mac, using the iPad's charging cord to connect to your computer.<p>The app was created by Rahul Dewan, an engineer who worked at Apple for three years on the iPad and iMac.<p>"A …

Quilting cutting table island on wheels

This is my version of a quilting cutting table island to look nicer for me. I was moving into a huge new quilting studio space and I knew I had lots …

How to Hack WiFi or Wireless Password

Identify your victim<p>Enter the Backtrack Linux CD into your CD drive and start it. Once it starts, click on the black box in the lower left corner to …

Pretty spools in a row! Organising your threads.

<b>Materials</b>: FINTORP basket<p>The Fintorp wires are measured and cut. And then bent into place to hold up the reels.<p>I’ve made a step by step tutorial with …

Learn to Solder Copper Pipe

Soldering copper pipes is a more advanced DIY skill, but a great one to have if your house contains copper plumbing. Here's a complete walk-through …

DIY

Besta for hanging files

<b>Materials:</b> Besta, Besta Vara door, Inreda pull-out frame<p>I wanted to put a hanging file drawer at the bottom of my Besta shelf unit behind a door, but …

Popular iOS note taking app Notability comes to Mac

Popular iOS note taking app Notability is today making its way to the Mac, allowing users to seamlessly switch between platforms with notes synced via iCloud.<p>The Mac app has been designed specifically for the desktop but features a familiar look and feel to users of the mobile apps. It also …

Chromecast Is Root

Image from [psouza4] on the xda-developers forum<p>Chromecast is as close as you’re going to get to a perfect device – plug it in the back of your TV, …

Use a Bottom-Up Approach to Learning to Code If You're a Beginner

Some people say you should jump in and just start trying to make an app or whatever it is you want to make when you're interested in learning to …

Yes You Can: Cure and Smoke Your Own Ham!

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.<p>I’m excited to share this post with you, because it …

Radar Speed Detector

Turn a Hot Wheels toy into a versatileradar gun.<p>I was browsing through a department store one day, in search of a gift for my 8-year-old daughter, when I came across Mattel’s Hot Wheels Radar Gun ($30). The box said that this toy could clock the speeds of not only miniature Hot Wheels cars, but …

Microsoft Virtual Academy

Tailored training for Microsoft 365<p>Give your team the specific skills they need to deploy Microsoft 365 right the first time.<p>Learn how to develop and …

Access OS X's Secret Terminal Hidden in the Login Screen

If you ever need to enter console commands without logging all the way into the desktop, Macworld has an old tip that shows you how to get access to …

Linux

Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Essential Mac Apps

There’s no shortage of useful, interesting apps for the Mac, but some of them you just can’t live without. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack for …

Apps

DIY Floating Corner Shelves

Using shelving is a great way to organize and de-clutter a space… I know, I know. Such ground-breaking information. Don’t write me off yet; I want to …

The 10 Cleverest Ways to Use Linux to Fix Your Windows PC

You might not be ready to accept Linux as your desktop yet, but you can still use it to save your Windows PC—whether you need to reset passwords, …

Linux

In Love With Foam

For me the One-Nite DIY Foam Cutter was just the right machine to fall in love with foam.<p>It was perfect for prototyping and experiment. It was …