You’re browsing the web on your iPhone when you come across a pop-up box asking you to subscribe to a newsletter. You: A) frantically search for the little “X” to make it go away, B) Roll your eyes and press the back button to leave, or C) Wish you could get rid of those annoying pop-ups while still reading your…
I believe my dreams. Say I’m dreaming about getting to the airport, or finding the room with the final exam I haven’t studied for. When an alarm goes off, I snooze it: I am on a very important mission and cannot be interrupted. That is why I need this evil, terrible alarm clock app.
Your privacy is important, and now more than ever, it seems like everyone is trying to put eyes on your personal data. That might include advertisers, governments, or some weird voyeur in your life. The good news is you can do a few things to your iPhone to make it more secure and privacy friendly without ruining the…
Since its release, the $35 Raspberry Pi mini-computer has been hailed as the perfect all-in-one retro game console. Now, it’s easier to do than ever, and it doesn’t take any Linux knowledge whatsoever. Here’s how to make your own retro game console in under 10 minutes.
Unless you have a company buying licenses for you, tools like Photoshop, Pro Tools, Maya, or even Windows can be a serious bite out of your wallet. Here are some more affordable options to those normally pricey apps that’ll help you stop fretting and get more done.
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 improve our lives (and the developers that make them!) Here are 50 of our favorites.
Apple’s just released macOS Sierra, and while it’s a minor update, it does include Siri, a universal clipboard, and a handful of other new features. Let’s take a quick look at all the new stuff.
Mac: Not all apps have the same base volume, and sometimes one app likes to really scream at you while another is too soft. Volume Mixer allows you to independently control the volume of apps.
Since 1997, George Lucas has been hell bent on ruining the original Star Wars trilogy. Every new release—in theaters, on DVD, and on Blu-Ray—comes with more added garbage than the last. This fan-made version of the original trilogy is the best version of Star Wars you can watch.
Ever wish Word had an encyclopedia you could tap, or Excel could generate some dummy numbers? Office add-ins provide this kind of added functionality to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office apps. Here are some of the handiest add-ins you can install for Office 2013 and above to get more out of your…
The new Apple TV is here, which means it’s time to start downloading some apps. There’s all kinds of new stuff to search through, so let’s take a look at the best of the best.
Adele’s remake of Lionel Richie’s classic ballad has hit a milestone that has not been achieved by any other song in history. According to Nielsen Music, the singer sold one million downloads of the song in just seven days.
Web/Android/iOS: New music is easy to find, but if you want to hear what people think is good, you’ll need to go somewhere they actually choose and post songs they want other people to listen to. Nusiki is a service designed just for that—for you to share the songs you love, and discover other great tracks too.
It’s pretty great that you can get Windows 10 for free if you want it. If you don’t—or if you simply want to download it on your own terms—however, bad news: Microsoft is downloading it anyway. Here’s how to block it.
Android: Amazon’s Appstore hasn’t done much to take the spotlight off the Google Play Store, but its free app of the day was a nice feature. Now, the company is getting rid of that, replacing it with Amazon Underground. This now gives users tons of paid apps and games for free.
If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, the Bar Roulette web app uses Uber and Yelp to send you to a highly rated bar in your area. The trick is that you don’t know where you’re going until you get there.
Android/iOS: “Self-destructing messages” are mostly BS. There’s no way to ensure the message is ever really gone, and most apps require all your friends to sign up just to share messages. Kaboom solves at least the latter problem, by letting you share those timed messages anywhere, with anyone.
A perfectly serviceable alarm clock and timer comes with your Android phone, so you might not think to download another one. That may be true, but if you’re looking for more features, more customization options, and more powerful alarms than your stock clock comes with, Gentle Alarm is here—and we think it’s the best.