computers

The Complete Guide To Building A Hackintosh [OS X 10.8.4]

Building a hackintosh — that is, installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware — used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of know-how. Now your options are vast and the installation process is fairly simple. With that in mind, this is our complete guide to building a hackintosh that will walk you through purchasing compatible parts, building your machine and installing OS X all on your own.


How To Save Money When Building Your Own PC

Computers are expensive, and every dollar counts if you’re building one on a budget. If you pick the right parts, shop in the right way, and use a few simple tricks, you can save quite a bit on that new PC.


Soluto Ranks The Best Laptops Based On User Experience

PC troubleshooting and reporting tool Soluto is taking all the information on its users’ crashes, blue screens of death and long boot times to report which laptops perform the best. If you need help knowing which which laptops are the least problematic for users, Soluto is the way to go.


Ask LH: How Can I Survive A Job That Makes Me Use Outdated Technology?

Dear Lifehacker, I just got a new job and everything’s great so far. But when I got my laptop, I discovered it’s an ancient hand-me-down from another employee! Even worse, it’s Windows XP! I asked about getting my work email on my phone, and they said they could get me a BlackBerry, since they don’t support iPhones or Android yet. Help, I feel like I’ve gone back in time!


RefurbMe Alerts You To The Best Deals In Apple's Refurb Store

When it comes to Apple products, refurbished is the best way to go. RefurbMe showcases the latest available refurbished products from the Apple Store and makes it easier to quickly snag the best deals as soon as they’re listed.


How Old Were You When You Got Your First Computer?

These days, most people at least have access to a computer from a very early age. But messing around on the family computer out in the living room is a different thing than having a computer of your very own.


Ask LH: Is It Worth Running Two Graphics Cards In My Gaming PC?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m building a new gaming PC using your guide, but I have one question: Is running two graphics cards worth it? Some people tell me I can get more bang for my buck with two midrange cards, but others say I should get one high-end card instead. Which is true? Thanks, Dual Card Dude


Know The Different Types Of LCD Monitors And Pick The Best One

It may seem like size is all that matters when it comes to buying a monitor, but there’s a lot going on under the hood. This video from Techquickie tells you everything you need to know about LCD monitors as fast as possible.


How To Stay Sane When Your Family Shares One Computer

Most households these days have more gadgets than people. However, if you’re still struggling to keep everyone in the family happy with just one computer, here are some smart strategies that you can carry out to encourage peace and harmony with family tech use.


Ask LH: Do I Need A Laptop Or A Tablet?

Dear LH, Please don’t be too harsh on me. I am quite the noob when it comes to computers in general. I need to purchase a laptop — or maybe a tablet. I would appreciate any (simple) suggestions you have.