Life Hacks – Spoken Edition show

Life Hacks – Spoken Edition

Summary: Daily weblog on software and personal productivity recommends downloads, web sites and shortcuts that help you work smarter and save time. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at


 The First Builds of Lineage OS, CyanogenMod's Successor, Are Now Live | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 87

While CyanogenMod, the most popular custom ROM for Android, may be dead, its spirit lives on in Lineage OS. Now, the first builds of that ROM are available for the Nexus 6P, 5X, and a few other devices. CyanogenMod Is Dead, and Its Successor is Lineage OS CyanogenMod Is Dead, and Its Successor is Lineage OS CyanogenMod Is Dead, and Its Successor is Lineage… CyanogenMod was the biggest, most widely used custom Android ROM.

 RansomFree Proactively Protects Your Computer Against Ransomware Attacks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 106

Windows: RansomFree is a new tool that promises to stop ransomware attacks before they can get busy encrypting all of your data. Instead of watching specific processes or trying to use signatures to identify ransomware, it observes the behavior of running processes instead, warning you when something’s up.

 Three Common Misconceptions About Histograms in Photography | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 94

If you’re a relatively experienced photographer you probably have a basic understanding of your camera’s histogram, the graph that acts as a visualization of the light in a scene. But it’s commonly misunderstood and often misused. Basically, the histogram represents all the light in a scene, with the left side of the graph reflecting shadows and the right side showing highlights (with midtones in the middle).

 Steam Quietly Adds the Ability to Move Game Install Folders | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 73

While you’ve been able to change the default install folder in Steam for a while, moving games you’ve already installed has been a pain. Valve seems ready to fix that with a new feature that lets you move games with a couple clicks. The new feature is reportedly showing up for several users in the latest Steam client update, though I was unable to confirm on my own account. This may be a quiet rollout that Steam is testing.

 Roll Your Own, Self-Hosted Image Gallery with Chevereto | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 141

For many people, Google Photos, Flickr, and other cloud-based image hosting services are perfect for backing up photos, sharing them, and organizing them into galleries. If you’d rather use a self-hosted solution you control, or maybe use one in addition to those cloud services, Chevereto is worth a look. Five Best Image Hosting Web Sites Five Best Image Hosting Web Sites Five Best Image Hosting Web Sites Taking photos and uploading them to the web has never been easier.

 Use the Obviousness Test to Spot Garbage Science News | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 118

News based on bad science is everywhere, but you don’t have time to verify every single claim about wine’s weird properties or a new, suspicious way to lose weight. To quickly filter the garbage, ask how obvious the test’s conclusions are. As astrophysicist Michael J. I. Brown explains, if a study’s conclusions are so obvious that someone must’ve thought of it before, then they probably did.

 This Map Guides You to Great Photography Hotspots Around the World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 101

From overseas tourist destinations to your own neighborhood, there are beautiful spots to photograph all over the world. This interactive map shows you where people are taking pictures worldwide.

 The Google Assistant Commands that Work on Google Home, Pixel, and Allo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 237

Google Assistant is a powerful tool, but it doesn’t work the same way the Pixel that it does on Google Home, and both are different from the Android phone you already have. We’ve put together a chart to help clear up what each devices can do. Google Assistant is the new name for the personalized voice assistant running on new phones like Google’s Pixels, Google Home, and as a chatbot inside Google’s new messaging app Allo.

 Three Ways to Set Wooden Mouse Traps That Actually Catch Mice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 119

Last summer my parent’s home had a rodent infestation. “Just set mouse traps,” people told me. If only it were that easy. It turns out there are better and improved methods to bait and set traps to increase the odds of catching those gross, slippery critters.

 Nagbot Sends Mean Texts to Help You Stick to Your Resolutions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 102

If you’ve made resolutions, you don’t want to forget about them when the novelty of the new year has worn off. Nagbot is a fun texting app that helps you stick to your goals by texting you regular reminders.

 The Trick to Perfectly Crispy Ground Meat Is to Leave It Alone | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 80

Ground meats such as beef and lamb are the stars of many culinary delights such as tacos, meat sauces, and larb, but there is nothing worse than grey, steamed bits of sadness that never had a chance to brown. Luckily, there’s an easy way to prevent this: leave the meat alone. Obtaining perfectly browned and crispy ground meat is easy, you just need some patience.

 Three Ways to Refresh a Room by Just Moving the Bed Around | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 68

Whether or not you make resolutions, the new year can make you want to shake things up a bit. If you want to breathe new life into your bedroom without spending any money, consider shifting the bed slightly.

 Why You Need a Morning Ritual, not Just Morning Routine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 136

You probably already have a morning routine, where you get up, clean up, get ready for the day, and head out the door. What you may be missing is a morning ritual, or something you do to set the stage for the day and start yourself off on a positive note. Here’s what we mean.

 Google FinallyLets You Download ADB and Fastboot As Standalone Tools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 78

Windows/Mac/Linux: Google’s ADB and fastboot are incredibly powerful command line tools for customizing your Android phone. Up until now, these tiny tools have been bundled in the gigantic Android SDK, but Google will finally let you download these tools on their own.

 The Multipurpose Gaming, Music, and Work Space | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 225

scruffycoxendale’s home office is more than just one desk with a computer on it, although it’s definitely nice. A quick look around the room shows off some other great gear, including a lovely record collection, a media server for the house, and more.


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