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5 can't-miss apps: Scannable, Adobe Lightroom and more

Adobe Lightroom<p>Qork<p>Timeline - News in Context<p>'Words on Tour'<p>Evernote Scannable<p>Between Google describing new plans for its modular smartphones and the …

No excuses: Apps to get you in shape in no time

New year, new you, right? Well, at least until life gets in the way. Don't let your busy schedule stymie your goals to get moving with these apps.<p>The hot new fitness trend is getting in a workout in a short amount of time, from as little as seven minutes. These apps can help you fit in a workout …

Apps

Obama wants community college to be free

Free education "for those willing to work for it."<p>That's what President Obama announced Friday in a bid to make the first two years of community college free for "responsible" students.<p>The president announced the proposal at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn., a significant …

College & University

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Man sued for sharing cheap flight loophole

Aktarer Zaman founded the website Skiplagged.com in 2013. It helps travellers book flights using what it calls “hidden city ticketing”. The idea is that travellers wanting to fly from Dallas to Los Angeles, for example, are instructed to book a flight to an alternative destination, say San …

Take it from a software engineer: learning code can be a nightmare

I was just a guy in a suit in an office with a vague startup idea. Then I decided to learn to code.<p>I overheard some guy at a happy hour bragging about how easily he was able to automate his office workflows by using a language called Ruby. I thought, “huh, Ruby.” I went home, googled it, and within …

Google Search

Why Interstellar Should Be Taken Seriously -- Very Seriously

A few of my closest friends are physicists. In fact, when I went to see <i>Interstellar</i>, I made sure one of them was at my side. My physicist pal and I loved the movie, and to us (especially the physicist) the physics of the story were merely a layman's version of the real thing, but that was the right …

Strut Your Stuff: 5 Apps That Can Help Build Self-Esteem

<i>By Anneke Steenkamp</i><p>The flashy smile of a politician, the strut of a supermodel, the trance induced by a gifted public speaker- there are some people that just ooze self-confidence. Deep down, many of us wish we felt more empowered and able to influence those around us.<p>Our smartphones have become …

5 Countries You Can Visit for Less than $50 a Day

There are too many travel myths out there. Probably the most common one is that international travel is too expensive for the average person -- It's just not true.<p>Dedicated travelers and backpackers everywhere know that finding the right deal and being open to compromise can make practically any …

Aspiring Female Entrepreneur: 7 Lessons I (Re)Learned From Business School

<b>1. Be comfortable with being uncomfortable.</b><p>Comfort gives you a false sense of security. The reality is, things are always changing and the only way to evolve is to live beyond your comfort zone. Being courageous is not about the absence of fear but rather doing things in spite of fear.<p><b>2. Life is</b> …

Amazon promo: 31 apps normally worth $100 FREE until tomorrow

We’ve already got a sweet deal from Amazon today in the Gold Box offer on Sony memory cards for up to 70% off.<p>Now Amazon is giving away a bunch of apps that you can use to fill all that storage, as part of a sweet 48-hour promotion.<p>The promo can net you 31 normally paid applications for free, for a …

6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

Airplanes

The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

It’s the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that …

Apps

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

Flite Launches A Free Online ‘Design Studio’ For Building HTML5 Ads

Hey, remember when people were still arguing about HTML5 versus Flash?<p>The battle seems long over at this point, with the rise of the iPhone essentially killing Adobe’s Flash platform, but Will Price, CEO of ad tech company Flite, said the transition has taken longer than you might think — it won’t …

Programmer Robert McNally Put Together An Awesome Presentation On What Bitcoin Really Is

Some former gold bugs certainly think so.<p>And its value has skyrocketed in recent months.<p>But many readers at this point are probably wondering ... what exactly is Bitcoin?<p>Robert McNally, an iOS developer at parking payment startup QuickPay, gave the following presentation to last year's Hackers' …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

Student Loan Forgiveness: Available for Many, Used by Few

A few weeks ago, I went on HuffPost Live to talk about current student loan forgiveness programs and the stunning lack of public knowledge about them.<p>The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released a report showing that more than one-quarter of America's workforce -- more than 33 …

Almost 6 million young Americans out of school, work, study says

Almost 6 million young people are neither in school nor working, according to a study released Monday.<p>That's almost 15 percent of those aged 16 to 24 who have neither desk nor job, according to The Opportunity Nation coalition, which wrote the report.<p>Other studies have shown that idle young adults …

Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey suggests you create a daily 'Do and Don't List'. This is his.

Square co-founder and Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey made an appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event where he spoke about acceptance and motivation in how you build a team and company. You can’t do something without a common share or purpose — you will wobble and not do anything that is …

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Themer will make your Android phone look amazing

One of the benefits of Android is its customisability, but that process isn't always easy for average users. An app called Themer is trying to change …

Google, Apple And Facebook Are At War Over 'Latent' Search — A Business That's About To Be Huge

But Google is facing a series of challenges that could upset that dominance. The challenge comes with a new type of search, called "latent," "abstract," or "conversational" search.<p>Until now, if you wanted to search for something on the web, you typed in keywords. Google has trained us all to type …

5 Ways To Be Productive When The Pressure Is On

The key is "being able to keep up the intensity even though there's no external accountability," says Sharon Melnick, a business psychologist and author of Success Under Stress. This means you need to be able to "manage your stress levels and stay motivated even when you're not," she says, because …

Hackers release modified T-Mobile carrier update file to amplify iPhone 5 cellular speeds (jailbreak unnecessary)

Just prior to the official launch of the iPhone, T-Mobile issued a carrier update to enable LTE, improve battery performance and add Visual Voicemail support . The only problem is that some users were reporting slower speeds after the update. TmoNews reports that two well known cellular …

Element Indoor Smokeless BBQ Grill

Posted in Food<p>If you love to grill up some hearty meats and veggies, but don’t have the outdoor space to do so, the Element Indoor Smokeless BBQ …

10 Completely Annoying Anime Cliches

Anime probably doesn’t rely on its particular tropes and clichés more than any other media or genre, but man, it <i>feels</i> like it. It seems like every …