Monthly Archives: June 2011

What Sugar Actually Does to Your Brain and Body [Explainer]

We consume an enormous amount of sugar, whether consciously or not, but it's a largely misunderstood substance. There are different kinds and different ways your body processes them all. Some consider it poison and others believe it's the sweetest thing on earth. Here's a look at the different forms of sugar, the various ways they affect you, and how they play a role in healthy—and unhealthy—diets. More »







ShowHopping Finds Upcoming Shows Around You for Your Favorite Bands [Music]

ShowHopping uses data from Last.fm to map out upcoming concerts and live shows on Google Maps. Users can search by location and radius, or have the browser give their current location, and the webapp will map out all live shows in the area within a defined set of dates. Band or artist names can also be entered to narrow the search, and multiple names can be searched at once to make things easier. More »







What Should I Do with My Phone Before I Sell It? [Ask Lifehacker]

Dear Lifehacker,
I’m upgrading my phone and selling my old one on eBay. How do I make sure all my personal data is off of the phone before I sell it off to someone else? More »







Use Companion Planting to Repel Pests and Grow a Better Garden [Gardening]

Companion planting is a natural way to enhance your garden, control pests, and attract beneficial insects (like butterflies). By arranging “friendly” or synergistic plants near each other, you can keep bugs at bay and possibly avoid having to use pesticides. More »







Fanhattan Is a One-Stop App for Finding Streaming TV and Movies for the iPad [Downloads]

iPad: The free Fanhattan app is a really well executed all-in-one solution for finding movies and TV shows you can watch on the iPad. The app integrates with Netflix, Hulu Plus, iTunes and ABC Player, and also pulls in related content from Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon, and YouTube. More »







EasySign Mobile Lets You Sign and Send Documents On Your iPhone, Print-Free [App Of The Day]

We probably don’t have to explain why signing and faxing documents is a tedious process for people for people without a fax machine, and even for those with one, so the ability to sign digitally is really useful. EasySign Mobile is an app that takes all the work out of signing documents by letting you do it directly from any iOS device. More »







Google Dictionary Extension for Chrome Gives You Definitions as You Browse [Downloads]

Chrome: This free dictionary extension from Google lets you view definitions from within web pages you visit. Just double-click a word to see its meaning in a pop-up bubble or get in-age translation of a foreign word. More »







Making Windows and Mac Play Nice [Companion Piece]

How to Get Mac OS X’s Best Features on Windows

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Breeze Makes Window Organization as Simple as a Keyboard Shortcut [Download Of The Day]

Mac OS X only: Breeze is a handy window management app that lives in your Mac menubar and lets you save the current state of any window in any application. You can also assign a keyboard shortcut to the saved window state to easily activate it at any time. More »







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