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
Netflix/Hulu Netflix and Hulu serve very different streaming needs, but they go great together. Netflix serves up a bunch of original content plus a library of older TV shows and movies. Hulu focuses more on currently running series the day or week after they air. Both require a subscription to use on mobile, as well as an internet connection to play video (offline playback is not an option), but if you didn’t get that big display to watch things like Futurama and The Daily Show on, what did you get it for? … [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
CrashPlan Everyone needs a backup. There’s no worse feeling than having your hard drive crash and having to start from scratch. Enter CrashPlan. While you could always back up to an external drive, that won’t save you if you lose your computer in a fire, burglary, or other disaster. CrashPlan backs your computer up to the cloud, using either CrashPlan’s cloud service or a friend’s computer, keeping your data safe no matter what. Plus, it’s really easy to set up. Set it, forget it, and relax. … [Read more...] about The 2016 Lifehacker Pack for Windows: The Essential Windows Apps
Congrats on developing your command line chops! Like everything else at the prompt, the prompt itself is highly configurable using a textual config file. The file itself will depend on the system (see below), but the customization code stays the same. I'm no designer, but here's what my prompt customization code looks like to get what you see in the screenshot above: … [Read more...] about Ask Lifehacker: How do I customize my command line prompt?
EverTab is a new extension that offers a lot of customization, a slightly different look, and one big feature missing from the others: the ability to access Chrome's internal pages. That means you can access your extensions, apps, history, flags, and other Chrome settings pages right from your new tab page, which is incredibly awesome. It may not be quite as pretty as Speed Dial and Speed Dial 2 out of the box, but that feature alone makes it worth trying out. … [Read more...] about Lifehacker Faceoff: The Best Start Pages for Your Browser