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Winterize Your Home and Yourself This Weekend (Lifehacker)

Posted by Adam Dachis at Lifehacker

It’s getting chilly in the Northern Hemisphere because winter is coming. Prepare your house, your car, and yourself this weekend so you’re comfortable despite the cold. More »

Print Out This OS X Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheets for Your Less Tech-Savvy Friends and Family (Lifehacker)

Posted by Adam Dachis at Lifehacker

Lifehacker readers and writers are a tech-savvy bunch, and many of us can’t imagine living without our keyboard shortcuts that save us so much time every day. They’re so useful that it’s often hard to watch a less-knowledgeable friend or family member point and click their way to everything. If you want to get them on board with keyboard shortcuts, print out this handy cheat sheet so they always have it around for quick reference. More »

How to Reduce Your Energy Bill with No Cost or Sacrifice (Lifehacker)

Posted by Adam Dachis at Lifehacker

Our energy bills are just too damn high, but lowering them doesn’t require spending money on green power gadgets or sacrificing your sanity. With a few simple tricks and minor adjustments to the way you operate your appliances, you can drive your energy costs down. More »

ClassicMap Puts Google Maps Back on Your iPhone (with Several Features Missing) [Ios Downloads] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Adam Dachis at Lifehacker

iOS: You may have heard, but people don’t really like Apple’s new Maps in iOS 6. They want the old Google Maps back. Well, sort of good news: you can get them as a native app thanks to ClassicMap—with a lot of features missing. More »

Make Your Own Enormous Projector Screen Out of Wood and Spandex [DIY] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Adam Dachis at Lifehacker

I recently wrote about how you can put a movie theater in your home on the cheap and noted that the screen for your projector is one of the hidden costs of the whole setup. This is because it’s easy to compare projector prices to TV prices and forget that you have to actually project on something. Redditor dodgeboy solved the pricey screen cost problem with a little wood, spandex, and DIY skills: More »


Prevent Your Mac from Sleeping with a Simple Terminal Command [Mac Tips] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Adam Dachis at Lifehacker

OS X: Sleep helps you keep your Mac from drawing too much power or running low on battery, but sometimes you want to keep it awake for various reasons. Software blog Addictive Tips points to a helpful Terminal command new in OS X Mountain Lion that can keep your Mac awake for a set period of time. More »


Do Yourself a Favor: Set Up Mountain Lion’s Built-in Text Expansion with These Shortcuts [Video] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Adam Dachis at Lifehacker

Surprise! Mountain Lion has a great new secret feature: basic text expansion. Here’s how to set it up and some handy shortcuts to get you started. More »


Frank DeLoupe Puts a System-Wide and Photoshop-Friendly Color Picker on Your Mac [Video] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Adam Dachis at Lifehacker

OS X: Frank DeLoupe (or Frank, for short) is a handy little app that lives in your Mac’s menubar and can grab any color from any pixel on your screen upon request. Just call it up via its global, user-specified hot key, select the color you want, and it’ll provide you with CSS-ready RGBA or HEX values, or a variety of other useful color codes, so you can quickly put that color to good use. More »


Top 10 Secret Features of OS X Mountain Lion [Lifehacker Top 10] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Adam Dachis at Lifehacker

OS X Mountain Lion was released this week and we’ve told you everything you need to know about Apple’s new operating system—except one thing: the secret features. With over 200 small changes, a few of them were bound to be awesome. Here are our top ten favorites. More »


Mint QuickView Puts a Synopsis of Your Financial Situation in Your Mac’s Menubar [Mac Downloads] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Adam Dachis at Lifehacker

OS X: If you use Mint to track your bank, credit cards, and investment accounts, you’ve probably enjoyed using the mobile apps for quick access. If you’d like the same situation on your Mac, Mint QuickView can provide just that. More »


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