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How to Cheat in Your Favorite Games

A lot of games require a big time investment—at least, if you want to have the best gear, the funniest emotes, the most locations unlocked, a shot at completing all the achievements, etc. And while you could play fair and square, you could also be that person and use hacks, exploits, or other creative techniques to…

CleanMyMac X Saves Space, Removes Malware, and Speeds Up Your Mac CleanMyMac X Saves Space, Removes Malware, and Speeds Up Your Mac

I’ve been recommending CleanMyMac to friends and family for a while now, and it gets better with every version. CleanMyMac X was released yesterday, with powerful new tools for optimizing and protecting your Mac.

The Essential Windows Apps for 2018

There are so many Windows apps out there, that picking a list of the very best, most must-install software for your desktop or laptop feels daunting. We’ve pored over pages of recommendations, countless forum posts, and lots of comments to come up with this year’s Lifehacker Pack for Windows, a list of software…

The Essential Mac Apps for 2018

There are a bunch of great apps you can install on your Mac—no question there. Separating amazing apps from must-have apps is the hard part, and we don’t want you to spend hours analyzing the Mac App Store (or scouring the web) to find the very best and most useful apps. We’ve made a list of champions across four…

Share Multiple Screenshots With This iOS Tool Share Multiple Screenshots With This iOS Tool

iOS: Exchanging hilarious or embarrassing screenshots is a regular occurrence among a few of my friends, though it often involves receiving multiple images at once, occasionally in the wrong order. Whether you send screenshots of a long text message chain, an emailed receipt you’re sharing with a partner, or an entire…

What Utility Apps Do You Install on Every New Computer? What Utility Apps Do You Install on Every New Computer?

There are a few programs everyone knows to add to a new computer: Chrome, Spotify, Dropbox, some work apps like Excel or Photoshop. But many of us also have our favorite helper apps and utilities to customize our workflow.

Turn Any PC Game Fullscreen With This App Turn Any PC Game Fullscreen With This App

Windows: Windows 10 makes window management pretty easy thanks to its accessible shortcuts—the WIN key plus the arrow keys—but certain apps just don’t like to play nice. Whether it’s an older game from your childhood set to run at a certain resolution, a newer game that isn’t configured to cover your entire screen, or…

This is the Best Simple App for Converting Images  This is the Best Simple App for Converting Images 

If you’ve ever needed to upload an image or two, or deal with a scanned document, you know about all the headaches that come with conversion, and how finicky sites get with different file types.

Ditch Apple's Default Keyboard for One of These Alternatives Ditch Apple's Default Keyboard for One of These Alternatives

In terms of functionality, Apple’s generic, preloaded keyboard has certainly improved, but even after adding its own App Store, complete with stickers and apps, it’s still a little bland. What I do love about Apple is its support for third-party keyboards. You can ditch the generic offering and download enough…

Zones Provides Easy Time Zone Conversion on the iPhone Zones Provides Easy Time Zone Conversion on the iPhone

iPhone: Your iPhone has a built in world clock, but it kind of sucks. Zones is not only a better alternative, it also packs in features Apple’s option should have.

Apple Quietly Made the Account Settings Page on Your iPhone a Tiny Bit More Useful Apple Quietly Made the Account Settings Page on Your iPhone a Tiny Bit More Useful

Every once in a while, Apple will push out a minor update that fixes some random little problem with its operating systems. This time around, it’s the Apple ID page in 10.3, which finally has a more cohesive settings page with access to everything from two-factor authentication to serial numbers on your other devices.

Top 10 Ways to Stay Safe On Public Wi-Fi Networks

Free Wi-Fi is a windfall, especially if you’re working from the library or airport, or if you just want to save data on your phone or laptop. Still, you do have to care about security when you’re out and about. Here’s how to surf safely, on any device.

Parallels Toolbox Crams a Bunch of One-Click System Tools Into Your Mac's Menu Bar Parallels Toolbox Crams a Bunch of One-Click System Tools Into Your Mac's Menu Bar

Mac: You might know Parallels best as a tool to run Windows on a Mac, but the company also have a menu bar app called Parallels Toolbox that crams a bunch of utilities, like hiding the desktop, muting a mic, and more, into a single app.

Five Tools for Beginners that Power Up the Command Line Five Tools for Beginners that Power Up the Command Line

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a command line noob, there’s no way you remember every command, manual page, or tooltip. Lucky for you, we have some tools to make the command line less intimidating to newcomers that also help old timers remember what to do in a number of common circumstances.

RansomFree Proactively Protects Your Computer Against Ransomware Attacks RansomFree Proactively Protects Your Computer Against Ransomware Attacks

Windows: RansomFree is a new tool that promises to stop ransomware attacks before they can get busy encrypting all of your data. Instead of watching specific processes or trying to use signatures to identify ransomware, it observes the behavior of running processes instead, warning you when something’s up.

Top 10 Free Alternatives to Expensive Software Top 10 Free Alternatives to Expensive Software

Unless you have a company buying licenses for you, tools like Photoshop, Pro Tools, Maya, or even Windows can be a serious bite out of your wallet. Here are some more affordable options to those normally pricey apps that’ll help you stop fretting and get more done.

MenuBar Stats 2 Is a Mac System Monitor With Support for Plugins MenuBar Stats 2 Is a Mac System Monitor With Support for Plugins

Mac: You have tons of options for different system monitors on the Mac, but if you’re looking for something a little more customizable than the rest, MenuBar Stats 2 is worth a look.

Five Steps to Help You Cut Your Cable Bill Five Steps to Help You Cut Your Cable Bill

At the start of every year, you likely spend time combing through your budget, looking for expenses to cut so you can make good on your resolution to save more. And the first cost that may come to mind is your cable bill.

IINA Is Mac-Focused Video Player with Modern Design IINA Is Mac-Focused Video Player with Modern Design

When it comes to video players on Mac, VLC has long been the best choice. That doesn’t mean there can’t be competition though, IINA is a video player still in early development that is looking to give VLC a run for its money.

Ask an Expert: All About Saving Money on Your Energy Bill Ask an Expert: All About Saving Money on Your Energy Bill

Most people don’t realize that they have options when signing up for an energy provider. Depending on where you live, you might have a variety of utility companies available to choose from. Moreover, there are a variety of ways to cut your energy usage and save some money.

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