Lifehacker Pack for Firefox: Our List of the Essential Extensions

Firefox may not be as popular as Google Chrome these days, but it's still got one of the best extension libraries around. Here are the essential Firefox extensions you need to bend the web to your will. » 7/24/14 4:00am Yesterday 4:00am

I disagree. Passive voice isn't the devil some people make it out to be, but it's seriously overused in lots of writing these days. Often it creates unnecessary words and/or sentences that are hard to read. But passive voice isn't inherently bad. Specific uses of it are bad. » 7/23/14 2:36pm Wednesday 2:36pm

Skype for Android Will Connect to Your Address Book to Find Contacts

The latest version of Skype for Android has one new major feature: you can connect it to your phone's address book, so Skype can match your contacts with your Skype buddy list. Skype notes that this will happen "in the coming months," so it's unclear how quickly the update will roll out. Check out Skype's full blog… » 7/23/14 9:34am Wednesday 9:34am

I'd be curious to hear opinions about this as well. From what I've read, it seems like people are pretty split on them. Some people love them for their hands-off nature, but others dislike them because they tend to have higher fees and don't always perform as well as something you'd put together yourself with a couple… » 7/22/14 12:19pm Tuesday 12:19pm

A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Better Customer Service

Despite your best efforts to fix problems on your own, sometimes you just have to call for help—whether you've got broken gadgets, downed service, or just need to fix a company's mistake. Calling customer service can be a miserable experience, but when it comes time to bite the bullet and give them a ring, follow… » 7/18/14 4:20pm 7/18/14 4:20pm

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Lifehacker Pack for Linux: Our List of the Essential Linux Apps

With so many flavors of Linux and the awesome apps in their repositories, finding the right app for getting things done can be tough. In our annual Lifehacker Pack for Linux, we're highlighting the must-have downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more. » 7/18/14 8:00am 7/18/14 8:00am

Also, BitDefender Free is a great free option. In fact, if you're a fan of MSE and you like the simple, set-it-and-forget-it nature without a ton of checkboxes and settings, BitDefender Free is probably the best antivirus for you. » 7/17/14 7:17am 7/17/14 7:17am