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10 Classic Evil Week Posts From The Archives

Every year, Lifehacker celebrates the dark side of life hacking with Evil Week. As this year’s edition winds down, it’s time to revisit some classics from the past.


Briefly: Australian World Of Warcraft Servers, Age Of Ulton Trailer Deconstructed

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including the new trailer for Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron and Australia getting its own World of Warcraft servers.


Freebie Friday! 100% Free Apps For iOS, Android And Windows Phone

At the end of each week, we bring you a list of the latest free mobile games for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. Deals this week include Assassin’s Creed Pirates, Bike Baron and Bomberman Chains. Download them all without spending a cent!


10 More Ways To Infuriate People On Social Media

Earlier in the week, we looked at ten social media faux pas that were guaranteed to annoy your followers — from “sexy” selfies to endless fitness updates. Sadly, we barely scraped the bottom of the barrel. Against our better judgement, here are ten more ways to be a horrible person on Facebook, Instsgram and Twitter. If you indulge in any of these practices, you’ve clearly taken “Evil Week” too far.


Five Subtle Signs You're Being Abused In Your Relationship

When we hear the words “domestic violence”, we typically think of angry men with raised fists and women with bruised faces. The reality is that domestic violence manifests itself more often than not as verbal and psychological abuse, which means you could be abusing your partner or the victim of abuse without realising it. Here are some of the more subtle warning signs you should be aware of.


Ask LH: What Are The Pitfalls Of iOS 8 Family Sharing?

Hey Lifehacker, We have been using a single Apple ID for all of our iPod and iPad devices for the sharing of App purchases between family members. Now that Apple has introduced Family Sharing with iOS 8, what are the pitfalls to watch out for if we want to give the kids individual Apple IDs for their devices? Will any saved games/progress/in app purchases be deleted from their devices?


Why Twitter Is Banking On Phone Numbers For Its Future Developers

End users hate having to create new accounts and passwords every time they sign up for a service. Is linking everything into their phone number the answer? That’s the bet Twitter is making with its new mobile platform, Fabric.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include HaxSync for Facebook on Android, Bike Baron on iOS, and Time Travel on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Why 'Fixed Price' Electricity Contracts Are Not Worth Signing Up For

Think that by signing a fixed-price contract for electricity or gas you’ll know what the rate is for the life of the contract? Think again. The market regulator has confirmed that power companies have the right to change the rates charged on a fixed-price contract whenever they like — even before the deal begins. What a ridiculous joke.


Ask LH: Should I Add Recruiters To My LinkedIn Profile?

Hey Lifehacker, I’ve been getting a whole bunch of recruitment agencies asking to connect with me on LinkedIn. Some are even out of my state. I have been rejecting them because I feel that if an agent were to look at my profile, they should see contacts and history that reflects my career and not a bunch of agents I might deal with once in my life.