How to Count the Time Until a Date From Your Mac’s Menu Bar

I’ve been thinking a lot about countdown timers lately, partly because I’m always curious how long it’ll be until the next major holiday (like the debut of Star Wars: Episode IX), and partly because Lifehacker Editor-in-Chief Melissa stumbled across the Progress Bar app and I was curious if there was a cheaper way to…

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The Best Windows and Mac Bundles for Heavy Discounts on Apps and Games

App bundles are a great way to save a not-so-insignificant amount of money on fistfuls of useful apps and games at once. The concept is easy to understand: A developer or a third-party storefront packs a bunch of interesting software into a digital box and sells it at a big discount, costing you much less than you’d…

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How to Download an App That’s Been Removed From the App Store 

This week, Epic Games made the decision to pull all of its Infinity Blade games from Apple’s App Store. For fans of the franchise, it was a huge bummer. An even bigger bummer: if you had temporarily removed the app from your phone, now you can’t get it back from the App Store.

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How to Download an App That’s Been Removed From the App Store 

This week, Epic Games made the decision to pull all of its Infinity Blade games from Apple’s App Store. For fans of the franchise, it was a huge bummer. An even bigger bummer: if you had temporarily removed the app from your phone, now you can’t get it back from the App Store.

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It’s Time to Check Which Apps Are Tracking Your Location

Guess what? A bunch of apps like knowing where you are, so that their developers can then take that data, package it up for various advertising companies, and make a quick buck off of your precise whereabouts—including where you go and how long you spend there.

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How to Avoid Fingerprint Scams in Apps

It’s great when an app allows you to add extra security—a fingerprint scan or a depth map of your face, for example—to access its contents. In case someone ever gets their hands on your unlocked device (or figures out your PIN), it’ll be trickier for them to access critical apps, like your banking apps, if they don’t…

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How to Make Your Instagram Stories Only Visible to ‘Close Friends’

Instagram is one of those platforms, like Twitter, that I’ve always considered the content I post to be visible to the masses. Yes, I know both have a “private” option for accounts, but I’ve always thought the value in both was in interacting with people outside your circle.

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Make Your Own Custom Emoji Using This Site

Sometimes the emoji keyboard on your smartphone doesn’t have exactly what you’re looking for.

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Make Your Own Custom Emoji Using This Site

Sometimes the emoji keyboard on your smartphone doesn’t have exactly what you’re looking for.

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How to View Your Location’s Air Quality Index from Your Mac’s Menu Bar

You really have no reason to think about air quality unless there’s a problem. And when there’s a problem, there’s a problem. I live in Northern California, and the tragic Camp Fire has created incredibly unpleasant—if not unsafe—conditions throughout the area. Schools have closed in response to the terrible outdoor…

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