Has an App Ever Made You Feel Special?

Last night, I experienced a moment of pure wonder. It felt like it was meant for me. Sick in bed, still coughing and sneezing at 3AM, I absentmindedly checked my smartphone. To my astonishment, a tiny blue spark appeared on my screen. » 11/18/14 6:16pm 11/18/14 6:16pm

New iPhone Home Screen Features Spotlight Search

The new Spotlight search menu in the iPhone 3.0 OS resides to the left of the regular home screen and functions as a quick search and quick launcher across all applications. » 3/17/09 2:21pm 3/17/09 2:21pm

Make Your Own USB Batman Spotlight When You Should Be Working

Unless you are a race car driver or something, work is boring. This DIY project is slightly more fun than spinning around in your seat and does a good job of killing around 2 hours of time. And, when all is said and done, you will have the satisfaction that comes with building a USB Batman spotlight that is fairly… » 8/13/08 4:00pm 8/13/08 4:00pm

Spotlight LED In-Car Torch Finds Fluff Down the Side of the Car Seat

The Spotlight, a tiny little flashlight that charges via your car's cigarette lighter and allows you to find all the little bits of detritus and ting that manage to fall down the side of the car seat. It comes in a dozen different colors and was runner-up for Best New Interior Accessory prize at SEMA 2007. Price and… » 12/03/07 8:55am 12/03/07 8:55am

iPhone Getting Spotlight Search in 2008

Gene Munster predicts that the iPhone's next major update will come in February 2008, and along with the long-awaited SDK the iPhone will get Spotlight-like search functionality. That would make searching mail a lot better than it is now*. [AppleInsider]
*can't do it » 11/12/07 8:36pm 11/12/07 8:36pm

Google Desktop For Mac OS X First Impressions [verdict: solid, feels…

So word in the Valley is that Google and Apple are still going out, going dutch at Mel's Drive-In and doing naughty things at Apple dad's garage. Now Google wants to get the relationship one step further without putting pressure on Apple and has released Google Desktop for Mac OS X. » 4/04/07 8:10am 4/04/07 8:10am

Leaked Pt 2: OS X Leopard Spotlight, QuickView

The fine folks at BabyGotMac have done it again with some more preview photos of the latest build of Leopard. Yesterday we saw screenshots of the terminal, parental controls, screensavers and more and today we will take a look at Spotlight and Quickview. Jump to see more photos. » 1/25/07 5:36pm 1/25/07 5:36pm

Power User: The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: We kicked off our Coolest Workspace Contest with a DIY door-turned-tabletop, an adjustable sit or stand desk and more. Submit pictures of your tricked-out rig for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Amazon! » 5/03/06 1:30pm 5/03/06 1:30pm