It's arguably Apple's greatest skill: Making your previous gear look obsolete next to their new releases. So what do you do with your devices after they've been made redundant? Here's a handful of ways to reuse that spare, older-gen iPhone.
Google News gets a new look, Android's 3.0 Gingerbread update may be aiming for October, and YouTube will let you skip ads.
Timesheets aren't the most enjoyable way to keep track of how many hours you've worked, but Lifehacker reader Seeräuber Jenny has a Gmail tracking system that saves all the important details without the added edge and stress.
Windows only: ShellNewHandler is a small, installation-free tool that cleans up and eliminates programs and files from your your Windows context menu's "New" shortcut, providing quicker access to the ones that you actually use.
It's not hard to turn an extra USB stick lying around that's collecting dust into extra memory for your computer, allowing it to run speedier and manage more applications better.
We've covered some neat DIY cases for your iPad before, but this particular notebook case not only disguises your coveted device, but it also serves as an adjustable stand for all your typing needs.
This elegant and simple DIY solution transforms an extra PVC pipe into a durable, rust-resistant dish rack that you can use everyday for your kitchen.
Windows/Mac/Linux: Just not too long ago, Firefox released a version that now includes Chrome-like crash protection, which prevents plug-in failures from crashing your entire browser. That feature has now been updated in Firefox 3.6.6, which changes how long the browser waits before terminating. To accommodate for…
VLC, our favorite plays-it-all download, has rolled out its official 1.1 release, cementing the hardware video acceleration for smoother HD playing, bundling support for the open WebM video standard, and implementing lots of…
Windows 7 only: 7LogonChanger browses and sets selected Flickr and Picasa photos as your wallpaper or Windows 7 login screen easily.
It's expensive replacing batteries for devices that don't have an AC adapter socket, but if you've got a little time you can make your own AC-powered "batteries" that will power your device without heavy modification.
It's frustrating that Media Center only displays seven television channels in the program guide at a time, especially if it's part of a home theater setup. This hack adds more channels to the program guide for easier living-room browsing.
We're having some image server issues today, so for the time being, we will be running headline-only stuff. As things get fixed, we'll bring back the visuals (and everything will look normal again). Hopefully, things should be back to normal shortly.
Using your cameraphone's digital zoom is like pretty much asking for terrible snapshots, but using a magnifying glass (even one on a swiss army knife, if you've got one) will improve your cameraphone's close-up photos.
We yearn all winter long for the warm glow of the summer sun, but it can be as dangerous as it is welcome. Learn to protect your skin and treat burns if you get caught out in its rays.
Yesterday, Microsoft dropped the new Windows Live Essentials beta, adding tons of new publishing and web service options to their suite of consumer desktop applications. Here's a look what's changed in the beta and how the new apps stack up.
Gmail can now open all Microsoft Word files (both DOC and DOCX formats) in Google Docs Viewer with the click of a link—a new feature accompanied by an equally simple route to editing the file in Google Docs.
Get a nice look at the improvements Google is making to the Chromium OS, malicious Android apps get remotely removed from devices, and YouTube introduces a button that adds vuvuzelas.
Despite all those tips on avoiding stings and bites, Mother Nature and the wrath of summer still got to you. Give yourself some relief from that irritating bite with Alka-Seltzer laying around the house.