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RealtimeBoard Is a Simple Virtual Whiteboard

No virtual whiteboard is perfect for everyone—and every virtual whiteboard service seems to shut down after a few years. While we’ve recommended several over the years, the only one still around is Twiddla, which is so feature-rich that it might feel too complicated (and ugly) for some projects. If so, try the simpler…Read more… Continue […]

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Bring Your Own Sound Effects With This Soundboard App for Mac

There are plenty of existing soundboard apps (and sites), but the new app Farrago may be the best. Like most apps from Rogue Amoeba, it’s a fairly powerful tool with a smart and friendly interface, and you can try it out free before you shell out $49 for a license (currently on sale for $39).Read […]

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How to Make a Podcast on Your Phone

Podcasting should be stupid easy. The underlying technology isn’t much more complicated than blogging. But so far, there’s no Blogger or Tumblr of podcasting, to make podcast recording accessible to anyone with a phone. Until yesterday’s release of Anchor 3.0 for iOS and Android.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Use These Apps to Get Immediate Help for the Homeless

“Apps for homeless people” might sound a bit weird. But cheap smartphones, outreach programs, and youth homelessness mean that many people have a phone but no home. (As of 2011, almost two thirds of homeless youth owned a cell phone.) And in several cities, they can use mobile apps to find food, shelter, and other…Read […]

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This New Mobile Browser Helps You Search Faster 

iOS/Android: I hate mobile browsing. When I open Safari, I’m usually trying to google something quickly, then go back to my other apps. Lately I’ve been trying the mobile browser Cake, publicly released for iOS and Android today, and it’s made searching much faster.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Protect Your BitTorrent Client From This Potential Hack

Still using BitTorrent to exclusively download legally acquired content like operating system images or files you want to share privately with friends? If so, you might want to double-check your security settings to protect yourself from what researchers at Google’s Project Zero are calling a “low complexity hack”…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Wipe the Internet Clean With This Extension

If you want a gentle reminder not to waste time online—without investing in a full-featured paid app like Freedom—try Nothing on the Internet, an extension for Chrome and Safari that turns off all the content of the web, leaving a zen-like expanse of empty wireframes. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Wipe the Internet Clean With This Extension

If you want a gentle reminder not to waste time online—without investing in a full-featured paid app like Freedom—try Nothing on the Internet, an extension for Chrome and Safari that turns off all the content of the web, leaving a zen-like expanse of empty wireframes. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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RememBear Is a Good Password Manager for Beginners

You know by now that you absolutely need a password manager. But you never get around to buying one. Let’s fix that right now with RememBear, a new password manager that’s easy to install and figure out. We tested it, and while we still prefer 1Password for most users, we recommend RememBear for beginners, especially…Read […]

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HotStepper App Makes Walking Directions Fun

iOS: I still think augmented-reality goggles are the future. Yes, Google Glass was creepy and off-putting, and yes, Snapchat Spectacles tanked, but as I crick my neck after a morning commute spent staring down at my phone, I feel nostalgic for the promise of a heads-up display that replaces my phone’s most mundane…Read more… Continue […]

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This CDC App Tells You Which Vaccines You Need to See the World

iOS/Google: Different countries around the world have unique foods, styles, and cultures, but they also have their own diseases. That’s why it’s important you get vaccinated four to six weeks before you travel internationally. If you’re getting ready to jet set around the world, the Centers for Disease Control’s…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Apps Use Your Photos to Track Your Location 

If you’re worried about apps tracking your location, it’s not enough to limit your location sharing. You need to limit camera-roll sharing too. If you’ve ever given an app access to your camera roll—to take photos, or store screenshots, or any given reason—you’ve also let it see where all those photos were taken.…Read more… Continue […]

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CardHop: The Command Line for Contacts

Mac: Today Flexibits, creators of Lifehacker’s favorite calendar app Fantastical, bring their command-line approach to contacts with CardHop ($19.99). This new contacts app is oriented around actions rather than your contacts database; you mainly use it by writing commands, kind of like talking to Siri. It’s a…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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