Most Viewed Posts This Week: June 10th – 17th

Apple showed off the latest updates to its operating systems this week, and E3 introduced us to new consoles and games. Meanwhile, on terra firma, we learned about flirting with finesse, what bankruptcy really means, and compared popular meditation apps. I know I will be using these apps this weekend.

Is it worth the wait to buy the latest Xbox One and PlayStation 4 4K consoles?

In the near future, Xbox One and PS4 will receive amazing updates that bring support for 4K gaming, VR and more. Microsoft’s 4K-enabled Xbox One S even has an August release date . If you’ve been watching the news or expecting an update, here’s what you need to know.

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC That Really Matters

Apple’s WWDC kicked off today with a regular keynote speech, but it had a lot of details about Apple’s next set of operating systems: iOS 10, the new tvOS, updates to watchOS, and OS X now renamed macOS.

Apple Haven’t Announced All Awesome Hidden Features of iOS 10

IOS updates aren’t as exciting as they used to be, so the best things are often small features that elude major issues, but make your iPhone or iPad perform so much better. Case in point : Some of the hidden stuff in early iOS 10 beta is much more interesting than what Apple actually announced this week.

Microsoft Office plans are confusing

Last week I was trying to subscribe to Microsoft Office. I expected to simply find an Office license that included everything I needed at a simple price. Instead, I found that Microsoft Office licenses are extremely complex, making it nearly impossible to get what it needs without overspending.

The car brands with the highest maintenance costs over time

The real cost of car ownership goes beyond the stated price . For example, maintenance is a cost that can increase significantly over time. However, your mileage will depend on the vehicle.

Why e-cigarettes explode and how to vape safely

In 2015, a man was hospitalized with serious injuries after his e-cigarette exploded in his face . Another victim sustained severe burns to his hands, a hole in his tongue and knocked out teeth. This is why and how e-cigarettes can literally blow you up, and what you can do to minimize your risk.

How to flirt with finesse

You may dress well, have a cool job, and be blessed with beauty, but flirting is where the real magic of attraction is, especially when it comes to first impressions. In fact, good flirting is often more effective than good looks, and anyone can learn how to do it.

Why do some people sweat more than others (and what to do if it’s you)

Some of us just sweat more than others, and while this can be a source of a lot of embarrassment and shame (trust me, I’m a sweaty person), it helps to understand why. This excerpt from The Science of Us explains the biology behind it and what you can do about it if it bothers you.

Plan a free online education at Lifehacker U: Summer 2016 semester

Your education should not stop after you leave school. We’ve compiled the curriculum from the best free online classes available online this fall for the final semester of Lifehacker U, our regularly updated guide to improving your life with free online college-level classes. Let’s start.

What Really Happens When You File For Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a last resort for people and businesses, including Gawker Media , the company that owns this site. Many companies, such as United Airlines and General Motors, file for bankruptcy and continue to do business as usual . Individuals file for bankruptcy and often remain intact. Bankruptcy is poorly understood, so let’s talk about how it affects your finances or the finances of the company you follow.

Running isn’t cheap

Running is easy: just lace up your shoes and go, right? We even told you that you don’t need to buy expensive shoes . But even if you’re looking for the lowest-priced apparel, footwear and races, it’s hard to cut your overall budget. This is why and what you can do.

Are meditation apps worth it?

Meditation apps can help you set aside time to meditate during the day, teach you how to meditate, or introduce you to new techniques. These range from simple timers to extensive tutorial series and subscription guides. Let’s take a look at a few and what they can do for you.

Grab a binge outdoors with a simple summer drink

Summer drink is the funnest kind of drink, and spritz may be the summer drink. They are light, bright, very easy to drink and endlessly delicious. They are also very easy to make, which would be helpful if you had a couple.

Android Automation Showdown: IFTTT vs. Tasker

Wouldn’t it be cool if your phone knew to go into airplane mode when you go to the theater, or text your spouse when you leave work? IFTTT and Tasker can automate countless such tasks to turn your phone into an attentive personal assistant. Today we will put them both in the ring to see which one will make your life easier.

Spotlight: what I do as a 2D animator

The creation process at the heart of 2D animation conjures up nostalgic images of smoky rooms where animators worked on their tilted drafting tables, flipping through thin pages, sketching characters live. Those days may be gone, but 2D animators are working in new ways, telling stories through their art.


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