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Ask LH: Can I Take Decent Photos With An iPhone 5?

Dear Lifehacker, I am a keen photographer but have no actual training. All my photos are taken on my iPhone 5, and I’m generally happy with them, outside of extreme close-ups. I often see competitions which have quite strict criteria for the quality of images submitted. Can phone cameras actually take decent photos? Is it possible to tell if they’re any good on the device itself, or do you need them How can you tell the quality of a photo without a program like photoshop. And does editing the photo with filters reduce the quality?


Lifehacker Pack For iPhone 2014: The Essential iPhone Apps

The iPhone has the largest selection of apps on the mobile side, but that means it’s also the most frustrating to find what’s worthwhile. For our fourth annual Lifehacker pack for iPhone, we’re highlighting the apps that help you stay productive, connected, informed and entertained.


Dealhacker: Get Up To $250 Of Apple Store Credit For Your Old iPhone

Apple’s Reuse and Recycle trade-in program is finally available to Australian customers, starting from today. Depending on the condition it’s in, you can get paid up to $250 in store credit for your previous-generation iOS device. The downside is that you can only use the store credit towards a new iPhone or iPad.


Use Your iPhone 5s Camera To Help With Troubleshooting

The iPhone 5s’ high-speed camera can be used to take pretty pictures — or to assist in troubleshooting if you’re having trouble reading a system alert.


How To Make The Most Of An iPhone With Minimal Storage

With more and more of our data being stored in the cloud and entertainment like music being streamed, it seems like it should be easy to live with a phone without much storage. However, that storage space gets eaten up really fast — and on an iPhone you can’t add extra. Here’s how to deal with it.


Make Your iPhone Automatically Dial Someone's Extension

We don’t remember phone numbers too often nowadays because our smartphones remember them for us. But what about when you need to dial an extension, too? Rather than write it down in a note, Yahoo! Tech reveals a simple way to make your iPhone do the work for you.


Ask LH: If My Phone Gets Replaced Under Warranty, Will It Be Upgraded?

Hey Lifehacker, I saw yesterday’s question about warranty repairs for older iPhones, and I have a related issue. I have an iPhone 4s, and the contract doesn’t finis until April 2015. If Apple stops making the iPhone 4s when the “iPhone 6″ comes out later this year, how can I get a replacement if the phone stops working under warranty?


Ask LH: Can My iPhone 5 Be Fixed Under Warranty?

Hey Lifehacker, I purchased an iPhone 5 when it came out in Australia on a Telstra plan back in 2012. Unfortunately, something seems to be off with the charging contacts (perhaps they’ve been eroded away) now because whenever I connect my Lightning cable, I need to wiggle it around and get it just so in order to get a charge going. I’m worried that the problem will continue to get worse so I was wondering if there was some king of statutory warranty I could hold Apple or Telstra to in order to have my iPhone fixed?


Dealhacker: Get Carmageddon For Free On iOS

Heads up splatter fans: the infamous roadkill-generator Carmageddon is currently available for free on iOS devices. Read on to find out why it’s one of the most notorious games in existence.


Jawbone UP24: Will These New Features Entice You To Upgrade?

Jawbone’s followup to its popular UP fitness wristband has finally entered the Australian market. Priced at $179, the UP24 adds a handful of improvements to its predecessor including a sturdier wristband, automated data updates and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. But is it an essential upgrade? Here are our first impressions.