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Office 365 Running Slowly? Here's How To Tune It

While core Office 365 applications (such as Word and Excel) can be installed locally, much of Microsoft’s subscription suite is browser-based and can become sluggish. A new guide from Microsoft offers some hints on how to tweak your network if Office 365 isn’t performing properly.


This Video Shows The Many Ways Static Electricity Can Kill Your PC

Although it doesn’t happen often, a good zap of static electricity can kill a PC, either while it’s running or when you’re or working on it. In this video, Patrick Norton and Michael Hand from DIY Tryin demonstrate how that can happen.


Ask LH: How Can I Deal With Flies, Moths And Other Bugs?

Hi Lifehacker, Bug season is coming again — yesterday I was invaded by two friendly massive flies. I’m living in a share house so my time out of the room is limited. How can I avoid/limit bugs coming into my room? It would be nice to be able to work without the bugs saying hi every four seconds in front of my face.


Temporary Lock For Credit Cards Is A Neat Idea

What’s more annoying than losing your credit card? Thinking you’ve lost it, calling the bank to cancel it, and then finding it five minutes later. So being able to apply a “temporary lock” is a potentially handy alternative.


Ask LH: How Can I Go Wireless With Home Entertainment?

Hi Lifehacker, I just moved into a new flat where space is at a premium. I own three games consoles and an HTPC that I use for most of my media consumption needs. The TV is mounted onto the wall. I would like to avoid having cables running across the floor/wall to the TV.


Cyberbullying Prevention Tips From Beyondblue's Brian Graetz

Dr Brian Graetz is the general manager of beyondblue; an independent, not-for-profit organisation that works to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia. One of the issues the company deals with daily is cyberbullying which currently affects up to 10 per cent of all Australian teenagers. Here are some expert tips from Graetz to help parents deal with personal online attacks aimed at their kids.


Why US Customs Queues Are Now A Lot Less Painful

I have long maintained that the worst aspect of flying from Australia to the USA isn’t the 14 hours in the air — it’s the hideously lengthy queue to get through customs and immigration when you land. Recent technological improvements mean I might have to revise my view.


Borderless Gaming Fixes Alt+Tab Issues In Full Screen Games

Windows: Games are best when played full screen, but many won’t play nice with Alt+Tab in full screen mode — which means you can’t look at your browser for a guide or change the music playing in the background. Borderless Gaming fixes that problem.


Top 10 Ways To Be A Horrible Person On Social Media

It’s Evil Week here at Lifehacker, which means sharing tips from the dark side of life. With that in mind, here are ten social media faux pas that are guaranteed to infuriate your followers and significantly lower the bar for all of humanity. Haters gonna hate.


Ask LH: Has Foxtel Been Censoring 'Game Of Thrones' For Classification Purposes?

Dear Lifehacker, I know Foxtel doesn’t always show fully-uncut films on its movie channels. I’m wondering whether it also trims “inappropriate” content from TV shows? The reason I ask is because Game of Thrones is classified R18+ on DVD but only MA15+ on Foxtel’s Showcase channel. What’s going on? Is Foxtel editing the episodes to attain a lower rating?