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Spotify's Daily Mix Playlists Combine Old Favourites And New Artists Into One Playlist

Over the past couple of years, Spotify has introduced its Discover Weekly playlist that aims to find new music and its Release Radar playlist that seeks out new albums from your favourite artists. Today, it’s mashing up the two ideas with a Daily Mix that combines artists you’ve listened to with new stuff.


WhatsApp Adds Public Group Chat Links In The Latest Beta

WhatsApp is easily one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. Until today, though, if you wanted to invite someone to join a group chat, you had to do so one person at a time. The new beta changes that with public group links.


Ask LH: Is It Safe To Root An Older Android Phone?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m looking to root my HTC Wildfire smartphone (2011 model) with Unrevoked3. However, it says my phone is not supported. Can you explain a workaround or other rooting method I can use?


Keep Chrome Web Pages From Jumping Around On Your Android Device

Android: If you use Chrome on your Android phone, you may have noticed a little quirk when you open a new tab. As the page loads, your pages will jump around. AddictiveTips.com explains how to keep this from happening.


Speedify 4.0 Uses Wi-Fi And Mobile Data At The Same Time For Better Speed And Reliability

iOS/Android: Speedify is a handy way to combine multiple internet connections into one mega pipe. Now, it’s even better. In 4.0, you can send redundant data over multiple connections, and get started without an account.


A Screenshot Tour Of Allo, Google's New Smart Messaging App

Google just launched Allo, a new smart messaging app that comes with stickers, emoji and a powerful assistant who can answer all your questions. Let’s take a look at its biggest features, and see if it’s worth moving all your conversations over to it.


Allo, Google's New Smart Messaging App, Is Rolling Out Now

Android/iOS: Today, Google’s rolling out Allo, the messaging app it previewed at I/O earlier this summer. This is also the first real glimpse we get into the new Google Assistant.


Briefly: Good Game Turns 10, Tough Tardigrades, iOS Vs Android

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Good Game’s 10th anniversary, indestructible microscopic animals, the one area where iOS destroys Android.


Here's Everything We Know About 'Pixel': The First Smartphone Built By Google

In two weeks from now we will likely have official confirmation of brand new smartphones from Google, the first to be designed by the company itself.

The web giant has teased an unveiling set for 2am AEST October 5, and unless it’s planning to reveal a completely unexpected product that just happens to have the rounded oblong dimensions of a smartphone, it seems like the long-held rumours of a Google phone will come to pass. Here’s everything we know so far.


Use Android Nougat's Split-Screen On Apps Like Pokemon GO That Don't Support It

Android: Arguably, Android Nougat’s biggest new feature is the ability to run multiple apps at once. However, developers — like those behind Pokemon GO — can opt out. Fortunately, you can force apps to run in split-screen mode anyway.


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