This week we learned a few simple ways to avoid the extreme negative effects of long days in your office chair, got more from the long press shortcut on the iPhone, dabbled in a new operating system, and more. Here's a look back.
Long pressing-that is, tapping and holding down on a part of your screen-provides a lot of handy shortcuts on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. More »
We write about a variety of platforms here at Lifehacker, and even if you're perfectly happy with what you're using, nothing makes you feel more appreciative (not to mention knowledgeable) than trying something new. More »
If you're just starting out with a DSLR camera, you're probably pretty overwhelmed with all the different settings you have available. This cheat sheet from weblog Living In the Stills will help you keep it all straight. More »
A lot of us hate having our picture taken, but family members and friends insist on doing it anyway. If you freeze and then end up looking like a deer in the headlights in every photo, there's a few things you can do to prevent it from happening.
Photo by Jim Kelly.
The Stupid Things You're Doing... More »
I'm finally in the market to get a home theater PC, and I'm not sure which direction to go. You guys have advocated a number of things, from using an old PC to building your own, or even buying a cheap nettop or an Apple TV 2. More »
The Five Most Common Causes of a Check Engine Light and What You Should Do About Them
You're driving home from work one day when the car owner's worst nightmare happens: the check engine light pops on. It comes without warning and with no explanation. More »
Whether you want to rent or buy, finding a new home can be pretty tough without a little help. Thanks to the internet, that help is freely available. More »
You Don't Need All Those Chargers: How to Consolidate Your Extra Bricks and Still Power Your Gadgets
Every new device you buy seems to come with its own charging brick and cable-which is good, until you have a drawer full of them in your office, or wind up having to pack a dozen charging cables, bricks, and wall adapters before you so much as go to the library with your laptop. More »
I started a new job a month ago and now realize it's not really a good fit for me. Even after a month I'm still not comfortable and I dread going in every morning. More »
Ditch Hard Drive Clutter with an Organized, Automated Home Folder
Your home folder is the base of operations on your computer, where you throw every document, app installer, photo, and other file you'll need later. So why does it look like it's been ravaged by a virtual tornado? More »
It seems like every day there's news that a new site or service has been hacked. The intruders make off with usernames and passwords, and even if they're encrypted the service forces users to change them. More »