lifehacker 101

Lifehacker 101: Smart Locks

You may have heard the term “Smart Lock” applied to a new category of devices. But what is a smart lock, and why would you want one?


What's The Best Way To Keep Your Smartphone Charged?

It’s inevitable at some point that your smartphone will run a little low on juice. Which strategy is best for keeping your power topped up?


Drones 101: Flying And Photography Tips For Beginners

Abraham Joffe is an award-winning Australian cinematographer specialising in documentaries and nature videos. His expertise in drone imaging recently landed him a producing role on Tales by Light; a six-part television series by Canon and National Geographic which kicked off last week. We asked Joffe to share his tips for flying drones and taking photos with them.


How To Keep The World From Distracting You When You Work From Home

A few months ago, I was interviewing someone for a story when I heard a knock at my door. It was my apartment’s maintenance crew, a day late to install something. Before I could pause the interview, the knocking turned into loud banging, and it didn’t take long before my interview subject asked “are you OK over there?”


How To Stop Wasting Money On In-App Purchases

If you don’t manage them, In-App Purchases (IAP) can add up fast. Here’s how to keep them under control.


How To Manage Your Money, For Those Who Never Learned

How you manage, spend, and invest your money can have a profound impact on your life, yet very few schools teach these important skills. Learning financial savvy can take a while, but the basics are fairly simple and never change. Here’s where to get started.


How To Use Private Browsing Mode On Every Platform

Private Browsing limits the amount that your online browsing habits are tracked and recorded. Here’s how to enable it for every major platform.


What Evidence Does Using BitTorrent Leave Behind?

The Dallas Buyers Club LLC v iiNet Limited piracy court case raises many questions about what sort of trail people leave when they use technology to make illegal copies of movies and other copyrighted material.


Lifehacker 101: What Are The Benefits Of USB-C?

We’ll first see USB-C on Apple’s upcoming pricey MacBook line, but it won’t be unique to Apple laptops. Just what is USB-C, anyway, and why would we want to use it?


Online Safety Is Ultimately Our Own Responsibility

Going online without understanding the basics of how the internet works is like getting behind the wheel without knowing the road rules: you might still get where you’re going, but you could be a danger to yourself and those around you.