How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network's WEP Password with BackTrack

You already know that if you want to lock down your Wi-Fi network, you should opt for WPA encryption because WEP is easy to crack. But did you know how easy? Take a look. » 10/28/11 10:30am 10/28/11 10:30am

How to Make Your To-Do List Doable

There's no better feeling than checking something off your to-do list. Done! Finished! Mission accomplished! Yet it's so easy to let a whole day or week go by without knocking one task off your list. How does that happen? Well, your to-do list can be a tool that guides you through your work, or it can be a big fat… » 8/31/11 8:00am 8/31/11 8:00am

Spring Cleaning for Your Computer: Evacuate PC Dust Bunnies

If your PC's been humming along under your desk for more than a year or two, I've got news for you: Chances are inside that case, half a dozen dust bunnies are dancing around your hard drive, leeching onto your CPU fan and fluttering about your motherboard having a grand old time. This is not good. Today we'll go over… » 4/15/11 3:20pm 4/15/11 3:20pm

The Pitfall of Productivity Porn

The perennial question we always get from obsessive Lifehacker readers: How are you actually more productive if you spend all your time looking for new ways to get stuff done? » 9/30/10 11:00am 9/30/10 11:00am

Work Smart Video: How to Stay Productive on the Road

I've traveled to nine different cities already this year and I've got four different major work projects going on, so keeping on top of everything on the go is something I've had to get good at out of necessity. Here's how. » 9/13/10 5:00pm 9/13/10 5:00pm

On Google Wave and “Failed” Experiments

Yesterday, Google announced that they are halting development on Wave. The webapp will be available till the end of the year—with mechanisms to export your current wave data—and the code will remain open source. » 8/05/10 2:30pm 8/05/10 2:30pm

Android 2.2 Screenshot Tour: Our Favorite Features in Froyo

Android 2.2, or "Froyo," was announced months ago, but it's just now rolling out to popular Android phones like the Droid, Incredible, and EVO 4G. So what new and improved features should you look for now that you've updated? Take a look. » 8/04/10 5:00pm 8/04/10 5:00pm

Ikea Jerker Do-It-Yourself Treadmill Desk

Love the idea of a treadputer and happen to own the well-loved, easy-to-Craigslist IKEA Jerker? Turns out it makes for a really nice treadmill desk. » 7/26/10 3:00pm 7/26/10 3:00pm

How to Transfer Google Voice to Your Google Apps Account

Update 2: Google Voice product manager Craig Walker confirms that the Apps transfer is NOT supported right now, and that it was only done for a small group of testers. Sorry, all. The good news? He says there will be a way to transfer your Voice account to Google Apps once the new GApps features that are being tested… » 7/19/10 11:35am 7/19/10 11:35am

Buy The Complete Guide to Google Wave, Get the Ebook Free

Copies of The Complete Guide to Google Wave have been selling like hotcakes, and unsurprisingly, the ebook has moved a lot faster than the print version. We've still got a stack of full-color, hold-in-your-hand paperback books just dying for a home, so we've got a special deal: If you buy the paperback book for $25,… » 7/13/10 12:30pm 7/13/10 12:30pm

Google Apps vs. Google Accounts Parity Coming

Good news for Google Apps users who want access to the same products regular Google Accounts have: An anonymous tipster tells me a Google Trusted Tester program is underway that "transitions" Google Apps accounts to full access to all GOOG products, including Voice, Reader, Analytics, and more. » 7/02/10 2:30pm 7/02/10 2:30pm

Android Tip: Swipe Up to Extend the Keyboard

Commenter seguetonowhere points out a useful Android keyboard feature I missed in my Froyo rundown: if you swipe your finger over the top of the Android 2.2 default keyboard, it extends two more rows to display keys for common punctuation and numbers. » 6/18/10 6:10pm 6/18/10 6:10pm

How to Set Up OpenID on Your Own Domain

OpenID is an open standard for logging onto various web services with a single digital identity. The tool puts your online identity back in your hands—and as it turns out, OpenID on your own domain is surprisingly easy. » 6/17/10 5:30pm 6/17/10 5:30pm

Better Gmail 2 and Better Flickr Updated

Released a few fix-it updates to the Better Gmail 2 and Better Flickr Firefox extensions, which you can get by pressing the "Find Updates" button in your extensions dialog box. » 5/24/10 6:00am 5/24/10 6:00am

Live from Google I/O: Waving Thursday’s Android/Google TV Keynote

Yesterday's live wave coverage of the Google I/O keynote was so much fun we're doing it again today. The Day 2 keynote starts at 8:30am (in less than 20 minutes), and Adam Pash, Kevin Marks and I will be live-waving it. » 5/20/10 8:40am 5/20/10 8:40am

New in Better Gmail 2: Hide Buzz Count and Audio Notification

Mozilla just approved my latest update to the Better Gmail 2 Firefox extension, which now includes the ability to hide your unread Buzz count, and enable an audible notification when you receive new mail. » 3/29/10 11:30am 3/29/10 11:30am

How to Remove XP AntiSpyware

It's been awhile since I've had to deal with a malware-laden PC, but my long streak of luck ran out this weekend when a family friend—who describes himself as computer illiterate—called. » 3/22/10 10:30am 3/22/10 10:30am