I started by putting up a large pot of water to boil. I cracked the egg and poured it into the ziplock and closed the bag. Surprisingly, this went without incident and was mess-free. Next, I smooshed the egg in the bag until it was "mixed". This was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Advertisement … [Read more...] about Lifehacker Takes On: Omelets in a bag
Tasker/IF Tasker’s is just as powerful on slates as it is on phones. The app itself doesn’t cater to large displays much, but it doesn’t need to since Tasker runs in the background most of the time. There are plenty of ways to get started with Tasker if you’re unfamiliar with it. If Tasker is too overwhelming for you, IF from IFTTT (yes it’s confusing) is a much simpler automation tool that can plug into your other web services to do some truly awesome stuff. … [Read more...] about Lifehacker Pack for Android Tablets: Our List of the Essential Apps
Undistract-me solves that problem where you start a long running command (maybe a code compile), switch over to your web browser while you wait for it to finish, and then realize later that you totally forgot to get back to the thing you were doing. Undistract-me watches for commands that take more than ten seconds, and pops up a notification on your screen when the command finishes. Joe is the perfect text editor for when you don’t want to leave the terminal. It’s quick to load and easy to use, no matter what editor you’re used to. That’s because it comes with a chameleon-like set of aliases. Do you have all the emacs shortcuts memorized? Invoke it as jmacs. Nostalgic for pico? Call it as jpico. If you don’t know what any of this means, just type joe. (Or scroll up to our recommendations for Kate and Geany.) Smem measures the amount of memory that your computer is using. Sure, you thought you had a tool for that. But some memory is shared, and tools like … [Read more...] about Lifehacker Pack for Linux: Our List of the Essential Linux Apps
Avira No matter how careful you are, every computer should have a good antivirus program installed. If you pick the right one, it’ll be lightweight enough that you never notice it, but strong enough to pick up any infection that comes your way. Our previous pick, Avast!, has been scoring lower in antivirus testing according to both AV Comparatives and AV-Test than in previous years, so Avira is our new go-to for free antivirus on Windows. Avira was the top free option in both the AV Comparatives and AV-Test tests, and it’s easily one of the best options in terms of usability. … [Read more...] about The 2016 Lifehacker Pack for Windows: The Essential Windows Apps
I'm a command line beginner, but these days I'm starting to use it more and more on my Mac, in Cygwin on my PC, and now sometimes even on a Unix server. I've seen other people's command line prompts with colors and different formats, and I'd like the same thing. Is there any way to customize my command prompt to my liking so it looks the same on all my computers? … [Read more...] about Ask Lifehacker: How do I customize my command line prompt?
Myfav.es, while it doesn't have some of the browser-integrated features that the above extensions have, is a gorgeous looking page with a bunch of options that make your start page your own. It's so well put together that it's actually hard to make an ugly page—which is why its so great for those that don't want to spend hours on something just to make it look good. It has a ton of built-in sites that you can add to your page in one click, not to mention a huge list of custom icons for any pages that aren't already in its database. It also comes with a number of backgrounds, as well as the ability to create an account and sync your start page over to all your other machines—which is a godsend if you have more than one computer. It even has a caching feature that stores your info offline, so there isn't a delay when you open it in a new tab. … [Read more...] about Lifehacker Faceoff: The Best Start Pages for Your Browser