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 improve our lives (and the developers that make them!). Here are 50 of our favorites. » 11/28/13 2:31pm 11/28/13 2:31pm

How to Break Into a Computer (and Prevent It from Happening to You)

Sometimes you need to get into a computer without knowing the password. Perhaps you've forgotten yours, or perhaps you're up to no good. Either way, it's actually pretty easy to do, provided your victim hasn't taken the necessary precautions. Click one of the links below to find out how to do it on either a Windows PC » 10/29/13 11:59am 10/29/13 11:59am

Leap Motion Controller Hands-On: The Future Is Magic (Now With Apps!)

Greasy fingers are the bane of touchscreens, obscuring the display behind snail trails of oil and streaks of grime. Forget that mess. Leap Motion has promised hands-free PC navigation for months now, and after some hands-on time we can confirm that the future is here, and it's amazing. » 6/24/13 1:00pm 6/24/13 1:00pm

Apple's New High Definition Cursors In Mac OS Update May Signal Retina…

Cheerful, Apple spokesman aficionado John Gruber talks about four tweets that, according to him, "may" indicate an incoming Apple hardware upgrade, perhaps the introduction of new Retina Display-level Macs or displays. Given his intimately wet relationship with Apple, you better listen up to his "wishful thinking." » 2/06/12 6:44pm 2/06/12 6:44pm

This Stunning Font Is Made Out of 114 Photoshop Files

When Emilio Gomariz noticed that Mac OS X remembers the positions of files and windows when you minimize them, he didn't just nod his head and get back to stirring in his low-fat creamer. Nope! He instead created 114 Photoshop files, placed them in exacting position, then minimized them on the dock. And when he… » 3/04/11 11:00am 3/04/11 11:00am

All The Cool New Stuff From Apple

Apple's Mac and OS X event was full of so much news that your head might still be spinning. So in case you struggled to keep up with everything or need a review, here are the highlights from the event: » 10/20/10 2:31pm 10/20/10 2:31pm

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is here. It's a beautiful evolution of the previous version, with a more elegant interface.…