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Ask LH: Is It Safer To Have My Phone In Flight Mode When I Sleep?

Hey Lifehacker, Is it true that you shouldn’t keep your mobile phone near your head while sleeping? I want to purchase a sleep cycle app that requires keeping the phone under my pillow. Obviously, I don’t want this to affect my health. Would it help if I kept it in airplane mode each night before bed?


Ask LH: Can I Warm Up Before I Reach The Gym?

Dear Lifehacker I enjoy going to the gym, and recently I’ve been trying to upgrade my warm up. But I’m wondering: how close to the workout does the warm up have to be? Am I OK spending some time warming up at home and then heading to the gym, or will the effect wear off?


Ask LH: How Do I Work Out Which Power Supply Unit I Need?

Hello Lifehacker, I have been wondering, how can I calculate how much power my computer needs? I’m really confused about this, so please explain how I can calculate how many watts my power supply unit (PSU) will need if I upgrade. And any other tips on choosing one?


Ask LH: How Can I Persuade My Employer To Let Me Use Dropbox?

Hi Lifehacker, My workplace won’t let me use Dropbox anymore — I’ve been told I can only access it via the browser. How do I go about persuading them that I should be allowed access?


Ask LH: Should I Fake Interest In A Job Interview?

Hi Lifehacker, I have a simple question about job interviews: what if I am not interested in the job? Suppose I’m just doing it for the money? Do I have to fake interest/motivation?


Ask LH: What Should I Do With This Money I've Inherited?

Hey Lifehacker, I’ve recently come into a decent amount of money but I’m not really sure what to do with it? Fortunately I’m debt-free and have no dependants. How should I go about investing it for the future?


Ask LH: What's The Point Of Messaging Apps Like WhatsApp And Viber?

Dear Lifehacker, Let me admit upfront: I’m an old fuddy duddy, not great at keeping up with the times. But I still wonder: what’s the value in mobile messaging apps such as Whatsapp, Viber or Hangouts?


Ask LH: What's The Best Way To Digitise Our Family Calendar?

Dear Lifehacker, With two young children and a busy work/social schedule, we rely on a family calendar to organise our time. Problem is, we often forget to transfer information from our phone calendars to the master calendar hanging on the wall.


Ask LH: How Can I Minimise iPhone Data Usage When Travelling?

Hey Lifehacker, I am heading overseas and want to minimise my data usage on my iPhone. Which settings do I need?


Ask LH: Should I Install Chrome OS On My Old PCs?

Dear Lifehacker. I have a few older PC’s lying around the house and was wondering, given that they are older PCs, if setting them up with Chrome OS would be a good option to give them a new lease of life? What would you suggest as the best way to set up a Chrome PC for home use?