Lifehacker The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better

ISBN-10: 1118018370
ISBN-13: 9781118018378
Edition: 3rd 2011
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Description: Many things have changed since the release of the second edition of Lifehacker. Windows released a new (and this time, very popular) operating system update; Apple has also released a new OS packed with new shortcuts and features; the web has  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 6/24/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Many things have changed since the release of the second edition of Lifehacker. Windows released a new (and this time, very popular) operating system update; Apple has also released a new OS packed with new shortcuts and features; the web has evolved and is now a more important part of our workflow than ever; and perhaps most importantly, smartphones and smartphone operating systems like iOS and Android have secured a place of importance next to the personal computer (in many cases, supplanting the PC). Those are perhaps the most visible changes on the tip of the iceberg, but the face of technology is always changing, and despite the fact that many of the hacks featured in the previous edition remain useful, most need to be updated to reflect the latest and greatest in tech and personal productivity. In this edition there are more hacks and many new ones, all with relevance to the tech world that exists now and getting things done in that world. "Evergreen" hacks have been updated but their longevity and relevance is still perfect for this edition. New smart phone hacks not included in the previous edition include: Speed Up Your Typing on iOS Speed Up Your Typing on Android Quickly Share Links and Text Between Your Desktop and Phone Remote Control Anything with Your Cellphone Automate Your Android with Tasker Set Up One Number to Rule Them All with Google Voice Save Money on Everything Before You Buy (using scanners and the like) Use Your Cellphone as Your Second Brain (e.g., Google Goggles) Learn Anything About Where You''re at with Augmented Reality Get Reminded of To-Dos When They''re Nearby Dictate Anything to Your Phone Use Your Cellphone as a Scanner Make Your Dumbphone Smarter Tether Your Cell Phone''s Data Connection to Your Computer

Introduction
Control Your Email
Empty Your Inbox (and Keep It Empty)
Decrease Your Response Time
Craft Effective Messages
Highlight Messages Sent Directly to You
Use Disposable Email Addresses
Master Message Search
Future-Proof Your Email Address
Consolidate Multiple Email Addresses with Gmail
Script and Automate Repetitive Replies
Filter Low-Priority Messages
Organize Your Data
Organize Your Documents Folder
Instantly Retrieve Files Stored on Your Computer
Overhaul Your Filing Cabinet
Instantly Recall Any Number of Different Passwords
Securely Track Your Passwords
Tag Your Bookmarks
Organize Your Digital Photos
Corral Media Across Folders and Drives
Create Saved Search Folders
Create a Password-Protected Disk on Your PC
Create a Password-Protected Disk on Your Mac
Encrypt Your Entire Windows Operating System
Set Up 2-Step Verification for Your Google Account
Design Your Own Planner
Trick Yourself into Getting Done
Make Your To-Do List Doable
Set Up a Morning Dash
Map Your Time
Quick-Log Your Workday
Dash Through Tasks with a Timer
Form New Habits with Jerry Seinfeld's Chain
Control Your Workday
Turn Tasks into Game Play
Clear Your Mind
Send Reminders to Your Future Self
Take Great Notes
Organize Your Life with Remember the Milk
Organize Your Life in Text Files
Set Up a Ubiquitous Note-Taking Inbox Across Devices
Off-Load Your Online Reading to a Distraction-Free Environment
Firewall Your Attention
Limit Visits to Time-Wasting Websites
Permanently Block Time-Wasting Websites
Reduce Email Interruptions
Split Your Work Among Multiple Desktops
Build a No-Fly Zone
Set Up Communication Quiet Hours
Clear Your Desktop
Make Your House a Usable Home
Sentence Stuff to Death Row
Drown Out Distracting Sounds with Pink Noise
Streamline Common Tasks
Search the Web in Three Keystrokes
Command Your Windows PC from the Keyboard
Command Your Mac from the Keyboard
Reduce Repetitive Typing with Texter for Windows
Reduce Repetitive Typing with TextExpander for Mac
Automatically Fill in Repetitive Web Forms
Batch-Resize Photos
Bypass Free Site Registration with BugMeNot
Speed Up Web Pages on a Slow Internet Connection
Securely Save Website Passwords
Become a Scheduling Black Belt with Google Calendar
Automate Repetitive Tasks
Set Up an Automated, Bulletproof File Back Up Solution
Automatically Back Up Your Files to an External Hard Drive (Mac)
Automatically Clean Up Your PC
Automatically Clean Up Your Mac
Automatically Reboot and Launch Applications
Make Google Search Results Automatically Come to You
Automatically Download Music, Movies, and More
Get Your Data to Go
Access Your Most Important Files Anywhere with Dropbox
Manage Your Documents in a Web-Based Office Suite
Carry Your Life on a Flash Drive
Create a Virtual Private Network (VPN) with Hamachi
Run a Home Web Server
Run Full-Fledged Webapps from Your Home Computer
Build Your Personal Wikipedia
Remotely Control Your Home Computer
Give Your Home Computer a Web Address
Optimize Your Laptop
Work Smarter on Your Smart Phone
Speed Up Your Touchscreen Typing
Break Down the Barrier Between Your Computer and Mobile Phone
Remote Control Your Computer with Your Phone
Automate Android Functions with Tasker
Set Up One Phone Number to Rule Them All
Augment Reality with Your Phone
Remember Where You've Been Using Location Awareness
Command Your Phone with Your Voice
Use Your Camera Phone as a Scanner
Make Your "Dumbphone" Smarter via Text Message
Connect Your Computer to the Internet via Mobile Phone by "Tethering"
Develop Your (Digital) Photographic Memory
Send and Receive Money on Your Mobile Phone with PayPal
Master the Web
Google Like a Pro
Subscribe to Websites with RSS
Quickly Search Within Specific Websites from the Address Bar
Extend Your Web Browser
Supercharge Your Firefox Downloads with DownThemAll!
Get 10 Useful Bookmarklets
Find Reusable Media Online
Get Your Data on a Map
Set Multiple Sites as Your Home Page
Access Unavailable Websites via Google
Have a Say in What Google Says About You
Clear Your Web Browsing Tracks
Hone Your Computer Survival Skills
Rescue Your PC from Malware
Protect Your PC from Malware
Clean Up Your Startup
Undo System Configuration Changes
Truly Delete Data from Your Hard Drive
Compare and Merge Files and Folders with WinMerge
Firewall Your Windows PC
Firewall Your Mac
Speed Up Windows with a Thumb Drive
Free Up Hard-Drive Space
Resurrect Deleted Files
Hot Image Your PC for Instant Restoration
Hot Image Your Mac for Instant Restoration
Recover Files from an Unbootable PC
Manage Multiple Computers
Share Windows Files
Share Mac Files
Keep Your Web Browser in Sync Across Computers
Share a Single Printer Between Computers
Optimize Your Dual Monitors
Control Multiple Computers with a Single Keyboard and Mouse
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