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Google Drive Lets You Passcode-Protect Documents on iOS

Google Drive’s iOS app just received an update that lets you protect your documents library with a four digit code. You can grab the update from the App Store now and enable it from Google Drive’s settings. [via The Next Web]

Fix a Droopy Door with a Few Hidden Screws

Droopy doors that rub on the floor can sometimes be fixed just by tightening the screws on the top hinge. If that doesn’t take care of it, Ask The Builder suggests installing hidden screws. Door hinges become loose through normal everyday use or poor workmanship. Tightening the screws is the simplest solution, but you can […]

Download Full Firefox and Chrome Installers for Offline Installs

The default web-based installer for Firefox and Chrome download the necessary setup files during installation. If you want to install Firefox and Chrome offline or save them for later, download the full installers instead. The full installers allow you to install them on multiple computers without having to download the setup files again on every […]

How Can I Donate to Charity Without Getting Harrassed By Them Later?

S Dear Lifehacker,I like to donate money to charities when I can, but it seems like this just opens the door for them to bombard me with junk mail and spam. Is there anything I can do to make donations but not be harassed by charities for the rest of my life? Signed,Damned Donor Dear […]

How to Choose the Best Over-the-Air Antenna for Free HDTV

S If you’re thinking about cutting the cable to save some money, you’ll need a good over-the-air antenna to watch some of your favorite shows. Here’s how to pick the best one for you (along with a few of our favorites). About three or four years ago, I gave up on cable TV. That doesn’t […]

All Code Is Bad, So Don’t Stress If Yours Sucks

If you’re learning programming, you might aspire to write beautiful, clean and concise code. The truth is, though, that’s a lot harder than you might think. Programmer and author Peter Welch explains why all code is bad (and programming sucks), but we think you shouldn’t let that discourage you. In his fantastic rant post, Welch […]

Get Both a Focused and Bird’s Eye View of Your Tasks with Trello

Trello is a fun tool for collaborative project management, but you can also use it personally to get things done. Google Insights Lead Gautam Ramdurai describes how he’s using Trello to get into the “productivity Goldilocks zone.” The problem, he says, with other productivity apps is they don’t give you the “full view” of all […]

Google Launches New Standalone Docs, Sheets, and Slides Mobile Apps

Android/iOS: Not to be outdone by Microsoft Office on the iPad, Google has announced new dedicated mobile apps for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. They work offline and get you to your files more quickly. When you open one of these apps, your most recently edited files will be shown, saving you the hassle of […]

How to Pull an Effective All-Nighter

S Finals, due dates, exams, and deadlines all have one thing in common: they convince us that skipping sleep is a good idea. While that’s certainly not true, sometimes pulling an all-nighter is your only option to get things done. If you have to go that route, you may as well do it right. First, […]

How to Get the Best Linux Features on Windows

S For many users, Linux isn’t a viable option for everyday work. Some don’t have the time or resources to learn a new OS, while others have a need for functionality only Windows can provide. However, Linux still has a bunch of great features and advantages. Here’s how to get some of them on Windows. […]

A Ridiculous Deal On The Mirrorless Camera For Everyone

Sony’s NEX-6 is a fantastic camera that Gizmodo recommended at $850, calling it the “sweet spot” in the market space, and went on to say it was “hard to imagine a better design.” Available today for $550, its lowest price ever, it’s an absolute steal. [Amazon] Update: BH bundles in an SD Card for the […]

Clear, the Popular To-Do App for iOS and Mac, Finally Adds Reminders

iOS/OS X: Clear is a slick and colorful app for managing your tasks and lists, but up until now it was sorely lacking at least one thing—reminders. The Realmac developers have finally added that feature, plus sound packs, to Clear. Set a date and time, and Clear will remind you of your important tasks and […]

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