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Spatchcock Your Turkey and Save Hours This Thanksgiving (Lifehacker)

Posted by Melanie Pinola at Lifehacker

Spatchcocking, or butterflying, is the fastest and easiest way to cook a turkey with juicy meat and a crisp skin. This video from Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet grillmaster, Russ Faulk, demonstrates how to butcher and flatten the bird so you can spend less time cooking and more time enjoying Thanksgiving. More »

Zapier Is a Webapp-Automation Service Just Like IFTTT—But With Many More App Connections (Lifehacker)

Posted by Melanie Pinola at Lifehacker

App-automating is awesome. We love IFTTT for its cool integration of popular tools like Gmail, Dropbox, and Facebook, but if there’s a webapp not on IFTTT, you should check out Zapier. Zapier includes many more webapps, particularly productivity and professional apps (e.g., Basecamp, MS Exchange, and Google Tasks). More »

GIMP Is Now Available as a Native App for Mac OS X [GIMP] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Melanie Pinola at Lifehacker

OS X: GIMP is a fantastic free alternative to Photoshop for all desktop operating systems, but on Mac it was a bit of a pain to set it up, because you needed to install X11. Gimp now, however, comes with a standard DMG installer. More »


Google Apps and Other Apps on iOS May Soon Open Links in Chrome by Default [Ios] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Melanie Pinola at Lifehacker

iOS: When you click on a link in an email or iPhone/iPad app, you’re taken to Apple’s Safari browser—you have no choice in the matter. However, the latest Google+ on iOS update shows that there is a workaround app developers can use to open Chrome instead. More »


Use a Matchbook and a Scale to Perfect Your Knife Sharpening and Honing Technique [Video] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Melanie Pinola at Lifehacker

If you find your knives are too dull after you’ve tested if they’re sharp enough, it’s time to hone those blades or use a whetstone. Master Bladesmith Bob Kramer demonstrates how to properly hone and stone your knives—with some clever tricks to get started. More »


Optimize Your Wi-Fi Network with Mac’s Hidden Diagnostic Tool [Wi-Fi] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Melanie Pinola at Lifehacker

OS X: Want to know how good your Wi-Fi network really is? If you have OS X 10.7 or above (Lion or Mountain Lion), a handy but hidden built-in utility can monitor your network’s performance and show your network’s signal strength. More »


See the Actual Signal Strength on Your iPhone or Android [IPhone] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Melanie Pinola at Lifehacker

iPhone: Ever feel tricked by your phone’s signal bars into thinking you have a better reception that you actually do? This simple hack will transform those bars to show the actual signal in decibels (dBm). No jailbreaking is required and it’s reversible. More »


RightInbox Adds Reminders to Gmail and Notifies You When Email You Sent Is Read [Gmail] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Melanie Pinola at Lifehacker

Firefox/Chrome: RightInbox is an awesome tool for boosting Gmail’s capabilities. The extension when it first launched was designed to schedule email for sending later, but RightInbox since then has added even more useful features: email tracking, link click tracking, and email reminders. More »


Store Cucumbers at Room Temperature So They’ll Last Longer [Food] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Melanie Pinola at Lifehacker

If you want more time to enjoy all the cucumbers you bring back from the market, don’t stuff them in the fridge. Cucumbers, according to UC Davis, via Root Simple, should be stored at room temperature. More »


Should I Change My Password? Tells You If Your Email Has Been Hacked, Notifies You When More Hacks Happen [Security] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Melanie Pinola at Lifehacker

In light of yesterday’s Yahoo password breach and new news now that Nvidia and Phandroid forums have been hacked too, you might want to check Should I Change My Password? just to be on the safe side. The site checks your email against any recent hack. More »


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