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Switch Audio Playback Devices Easier In The Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows: On top of the big new features (and a few awful bugs), Windows 10 packs some minor polish that makes your life a little easier. For example, it’s now a lot easier to switch which device you play your audio through.


Google Contacts App Gets Better Labels And Duplicate Management

Android: Google’s Contacts app is handy, but it’s always been a bit barebones. Now, it’s getting a little bit better with easier ways to manage your labels and remove the duplicates from your lists.


Sports Drinks Are Mostly Pointless

Sports drinks seem like they should be healthy. Athletes endorse them, and they don’t have the same “liquid lolly” reputation as the Pepsi a few shelves over. But how helpful are they to serious and casual exercisers? Not very, it turns out.


How To Properly Wrap All Your Cables So They Don't Turn Into A Tangled Mess

Did you know there’s a special way to wrap your cables that not only keeps them neat and tidy, but also makes them perfectly unfurl without tangling when you’re ready to use them? It’s the de facto way to store cables in the video, film and music industries, and it can also help lengthen the life of all your cords.


How To Stop Your Phone From Being Hacked

If you’ve ever forgotten your phone or left it at home for the day, you will have realised just how much you use it. On average, we check our mobile phones about 110 times a day. Using them for just about everything, from summoning an Uber car and paying for our latest Amazon purchases, to receiving prescriptions and even tracking shares and trading on the stock market.


Why You Should Sleep Naked

We’ve mentioned before that sleeping in the nude has all sorts of benefits, including deeper, better sleep and helping you stay cool while you rest, but this video from DNews wraps up all of those benefits nicely, and adds some more we haven’t discussed.


How Index Funds Make Investing Easier And Less Scary

Once I finally paid off my debt and generally got my financial life in order, I was ready to start investing. Everything I read told me to check out index funds, so I did. Sure enough, they’re pretty awesome tool with a handful of advantages for new and seasoned investors.


Improve The Quality Of Your Work Hours, Not Their Length, To Get More Done

If you clock in at 9 and you’re not finished with your work by 5, what can you do but work more hours? You may not feel like you have a choice, but you can do a lot better by improving the quality of those hours you do work instead.


Briefly: iPhone 7 Info, Video Game Box Art, Rude Australian Place Names

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Everything you need to know about the iPhone 7, the rudest sounding Australian place names, how video game box art has changed over the years.


Use The One Per Cent Rule To Determine How Much To Charge When Renting Your Property

Owning rental property is a great way to generate passive income. If you’re not sure how to pick a property or determine what rent should be, use the one per cent rule as a guide.


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