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How To Disable The iPad's Slide Over Multitasking Screen

iOS: For the most part, multitasking on the iPad is a great addition, but depending on how you use your iPad, the new feature can be more of annoyance than a boon to productivity. OS X Daily reminds us that you can turn it off.


Microsoft's Start Menu Repair Tool Fixes Common Windows 10 Start Menu Annoyances

Windows: The Start Menu in Windows 10 is useful, but it’s not perfect. Sometimes tiles go missing, or it won’t open at all when you click it or press the Windows key. Other times the tiles don’t refresh, or Cortana doesn’t respond. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Start Menu Repair Tool is here to help, and it’s free.


Election Explainer: Why Can't Australians Vote Online?

In 2015, more than 280,000 votes were received in the New South Wales election from a personal computer or mobile phone. This was the largest-ever binding election to use online voting. But federally, the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has ruled out allowing Australians to cast their vote online, arguing it risks “catastrophically compromising our electoral integrity”.


20 Things The Internet Destroyed Forever [Infographic]

The internet is responsible for an immeasurable amount of technological advancement for seemingly every aspect of our daily lives. But which elements of human society have fallen by the wayside? What happened pre-internet that we just don’t see anymore? While some of the entries are still clinging on for dear life (or may even see a resurgence thanks to hipster culture) this handy infographic sums it up pretty well.


Note All The Things You Want To Fix In Your Home With An Annoyance Journal

Not every problem in your home requires a big project to fix it. Some things are just little annoyances, but it’s the little things that you forget over and over. If you keep a journal of what annoys you about your home, it will help you remember to actually fix it.


How To Turn Off Facebook Live Notifications

When Facebook rolls out new features, they seem to love ignoring your default settings and toggling every notification to a loud “on” setting. Facebook Live is one of the newest features, and if you’re sick of getting a notification every time a friends decides to live video their drive through traffic, here’s how to turn them off.


Ask LH: My Manager Exploited Me, What Can I Do?

Dear Lifehacker, I am a software developer from India, working and studying in Sydney since 2015. I’ve run into a situation where my ex-employer refuses to pay my final paycheck and I want to know if I could get my dues cleared up quickly? I had been working for my Australian employer in his Indian firm for 1.5 years (I have all the necessary documents and salary slips to prove that). Last year, I decided to come to Sydney for higher education which is where the trouble started.


Why Clothes Always Shrink When You Wash Them

Everyone knows what it’s like to do the laundry and then wind up having to re-break in a pair of pants, or squeeze into a shirt or skirt the first time after it comes out in the wash — but why does this happen, and can it be prevented? This video from DNews explains.


Ask LH: Why Can't I Get AnyDVD To Work On Windows 10?

Dear Lifehacker, I just put Windows 10 on to my computer and now AnyDVD doesn’t work. Is there any way to fix this issue? I use it to watch movies purchased overseas and the other DVD-playing programs on my computer refuse to play the discs. I would like to have it back on my computer (I have a lifetime subscription). Is there any remedy you know of that doesn’t involve buying more software?


A DIY Guide To Adjusting Your Own Glasses

If your glasses need serious adjustment, take them to a professional, but there’s a lot you can do to make yours more comfortable at home. Maybe they rest a little too low on your nose, or they pinch a little bit, or they’re a little crooked. This graphic shows you how to handle all of those issues.


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