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This Chrome Extension Alerts You If a Website Was Recently Hacked This Chrome Extension Alerts You If a Website Was Recently Hacked

Chrome: Keeping up on the latest security information is tough, and odds are good that you don’t think about website hacks very much unless you see a headline that a particular site or service exposed your user name and password.

This Alarm App Makes You Take a (Good) Picture to Turn It Off This Alarm App Makes You Take a (Good) Picture to Turn It Off

iOS, Android: I’m pretty sure Alarmy is evil, but perfect, because a good alarm clock should be two-parts irritating, one-part useful. You don’t want to hate your alarm clock whenever it wakes you up each morning, but a great alarm app shouldn’t be very easy to turn off (tempting you to you go back to bed).

See What's Playing in Spotify or iTunes from Your Mac's Menu Bar See What's Playing in Spotify or iTunes from Your Mac's Menu Bar

Mac: When you’re jamming to some background music while browsing the web, getting work done, or chatting with friends, a song might pop up on one of your playlists that you absolutely love. The more this happens throughout the day, the more distracted and disjointed your work is going to feel—and you’ll never be able…

Resize Your Windows Apps to Any Dimensions You Want with 'Sizer' Resize Your Windows Apps to Any Dimensions You Want with 'Sizer'

Windows: It’s been a long, long time since we talked about the Windows app Sizer, recently rewritten to be more compatible with Windows 10 apps. It’s almost embarrassing given the usefulness of this little utility. With the press of a few keyboard buttons, you can reconfigure the size of apps on your screen to any…

Track Your Incoming Packages with 'Arrive' for iOS Track Your Incoming Packages with 'Arrive' for iOS

iOS: We all get a lot of stuff in the mail these days. While you can sign up for all kinds of package-tracking services from the major shipping carriers, including individual tracking updates if you only care about an occasional package that’s on the way, I find it easiest to use an app like Arrive to keep track of…

Control Your External Display's Settings From Your MacBook Control Your External Display's Settings From Your MacBook

Mac: Your Mac’s Night Shift and True Tone modes are great and all, but they can be fussy at times, and they might not work (or work very well) with an externally connected display. Separately, it’s also annoying to have to tap buttons and fumble through on-screen displays just to adjust your monitor’s brightness and…

Play the Free Fan-Made Sequel to the Adventure Game 'Day of the Tentacle' Play the Free Fan-Made Sequel to the Adventure Game 'Day of the Tentacle'

Windows, Mac: There’s something delightful about the old LucasArts ScummVM games: the beautiful environments, the crafty puzzles, and the incredible voice-overs (for the games that weren’t just text captions over moving mouths).

Our Favorite Apps of the Month for July 2018  Our Favorite Apps of the Month for July 2018 

Every week at Lifehacker, we highlight four different apps and browser extensions that can do something awesome for your devices (or life): one for each platform or major browser. If you took an Internet-free sabbatical or went on vacation for a week, you probably missed some gems.

Save Gmail Attachments to Your Dropbox With This Add-On  Save Gmail Attachments to Your Dropbox With This Add-On 

All browsers: Google and Dropbox are now collaborating on a brand-new “Dropbox add-on for Gmail,” which will make it easy to share the contents of your Dropbox directly within Gmail. If you’re going the other way, it’s also a lot easier to dump files directly into your Dropbox, saving you the step of having to pull up…

Get YouTube's Dark Mode (and Ditch Ads) with 'YouTube Vanced' for Android Get YouTube's Dark Mode (and Ditch Ads) with 'YouTube Vanced' for Android

Android: For whatever reason, Google has yet to give its Android YouTube app the long-awaited update that finally unlocks dark mode. iOS users can dark mode. Web viewers can dark mode. But Android? It’s the light side or nothing (at least, as of when we wrote this article).

Turn Your Favorite Website Into a Desktop App Turn Your Favorite Website Into a Desktop App

Windows, Mac: You probably have a few websites that you use all the time—perhaps a special CMS you need for work, a time-tracking site you use to track and bill hours for clients, or a web game you just can’t get enough of. If you’re tired of pulling up your browser each time you need to access it, you have an…

Create a Gorgeous Data Viz Book of Everything You Do in a Year with the Gyroscope App Create a Gorgeous Data Viz Book of Everything You Do in a Year with the Gyroscope App

Android, iOS: You may be right to view apps or services that promise to “track your entire life” with suspicion. What does a company do with that data? Do you really need something to catalog every place you go, every photo you take, and every mood you feel?

Keep Track of the Sites You Visit Each Day With This Browser Extension for Windows 10 Keep Track of the Sites You Visit Each Day With This Browser Extension for Windows 10

Chrome, Firefox: When Microsoft debuted its new “Timeline” feature in the Windows 10 April 2018 update, I was a bit bummed to find that this feature—which you can use to see what you were up to on any given day—isn’t very helpful unless you’re using the Edge browser. Fun as it is to look back at what handful of…

Switch Between Light and Dark Mode in macOS Mojave With This Handy App Switch Between Light and Dark Mode in macOS Mojave With This Handy App

Mac: Even though you probably shouldn’t install a public beta of an operating system on your primary device—your laptop, in this case—go ahead. Give macOS Mojave a try. There are plenty of fun features you can play with, including the operating system’s new dark mode (close to the top of my list).

Install and Update All Your Windows Apps at Once With the Chocolatey GUI  Install and Update All Your Windows Apps at Once With the Chocolatey GUI 

Windows: The phrase “package manager” sounds a bit ominous, but if you’re smart, you’ve already used one to outfit your Windows PC with all the basics: Ninite. The site couldn’t be any simpler. You pick the programs you want, it creates one installation file for everything, and double-clicking on it installs…

Stop Netflix Trailers and Bump Up Your To-Be-Continued Content with 'Netflix Tweaked' Stop Netflix Trailers and Bump Up Your To-Be-Continued Content with 'Netflix Tweaked'

Chrome, Firefox: One of the more annoying aspects of watching Netflix on your laptop or desktop computer is the trailers the service likes to automatically play on your behalf. I have nothing against interesting trailers for movies or TV shows I might care about. And everyone suffers through trailers they’re not…

The iOS 'Lockbox' App Lets Firefox Users Pull Up Their Passwords Quickly  The iOS 'Lockbox' App Lets Firefox Users Pull Up Their Passwords Quickly 

iOS: There are plenty of incredible password managers out there—1Password and LastPass come to mind—but Mozilla has password-management aspirations of its own. The company just released two new new mobile apps as part of its Test Pilot program and one, Firefox Lockbox, is a pretty convenient way to pull up your…

Save Everything You Copy on iOS and macOS with Paste 2 Save Everything You Copy on iOS and macOS with Paste 2

Mac: When updating Lifehacker’s Mac Pack for 2018, some readers noticed that I didn’t include any clipboard management apps this time around. It’s nothing personal; there were just other apps I thought were more interesting.

Sync Your Lights to Your Games and Music with This App Sync Your Lights to Your Games and Music with This App

Windows, Mac: There are plenty of apps you can use to put on a little light show in your house (or geek den) if you’ve bought into Philips’ Hue ecosystem. My room is full of the company’s expensive color-changing LED bulbs, and I’ve checked out a few of these apps, but generally don’t need to make my room look like an…

Why You Should Always Use the Walmart App's 'Savings Catcher'  Why You Should Always Use the Walmart App's 'Savings Catcher' 

iOS, Android: I’m not a huge Walmart shopper, but if I was—because they had a certain retro gaming system in stock, for example—I’d definitely make sure I was walking into the store, smartphone at the ready. You might think there’s nothing inherently special about Walmart’s app for Android and iOS, but it actually…

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