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How Much Data A FaceTime Call Uses

FaceTime’s a great way for iPhone users to make video calls. But have you ever wondered how much data gets eaten up by these electronic tête-à-têtes? The guys from Calling All Geeks ran some numbers and the results may surprise you.


You Can Break Into A Linux System By Pressing Backspace 28 Times. Here's How To Fix It

Hitting a key over and over again actually works for once. Two security researchers in Spain recently uncovered a strange bug that will let you into most Linux machines just by hitting the backspace key 28 times. Here’s how to fix it and keep your data protected.


Revealed: The Power-Hogging Apps On Santa's Naughty List [Infographic]

AVG has released the latest data from its Android App Performance And Trends report. This infographic names and shames the worst apps for storage, battery life and data usage from July through to September. The graph also looks at the most popular app categories during this period, with dating apps like Ashley Maddison making significant usage gains.


Ask LH: What's The Best Data Plan For A Backpacker?

I’m going on a trip to Europe for two months. I’ll be backpacking through a number of countries and I’ll need to do a lot of research on the road to resolve everyday travel hiccups (even with months worth of advanced travel planning). As a Gen-Y I have a serious internet substance dependency and feel I’ll need to be connected beyond the hostel hotspot, which is sketchy at best.


Ask LH: How Do I Make Wired Backups With My AirPort Time Capsule?

Dear Lifehacker, I want to set up my Mac’s AirPort Time Capsule strictly for backup and storage. The Apple rep I spoke to told me to get a Cat5 cable, but these are old and difficult to get hold of. So my question is: will a Cat6 cable work with this setup? Also, how complicated is it to get working?


Reduce Data Consumption In Mobile Chrome With These Settings

iOS/Android: With mobile data caps becoming ubiquitous, anything you can do to reduce data consumption helps. Depending on your OS, Chrome has a couple of options you can use to cut that number down while browsing.


iPhone 6 Plus Owners Use Twice As Much Data As iPhone 6 People

The large screen on the iPhone 6 Plus saw it become the most in-demand phone Apple has ever released, but that big display has a darker side. Analysis of mobile traffic by Citrix suggests that iPhone 6 Plus owners chew through twice as much data as iPhone 6 owners.


What We Can Learn From The Biggest Corporate Hacks

The past few years have seen an absurd amount of companies getting hacked, from simple passwords to entire databases of email. Wen we’re affected by these hacks, we look for someone to blame — but we rarely stop to look at our own lives and see what we can learn from these companies’ mistakes.


What Really Happens When You Delete Something From Your PC

If you want to sell or dispose of your computer, it’s important to make sure there isn’t any data left on there for someone to find. When it comes to NTFS-formatted hard drives, simply deleting your files isn’t enough.


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