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Australian Kids Are Indulging In More 'Screen Time' Than Ever

For decades, pediatricians have recommended that children limit the amount of screen-based media they consume to less than two hours per day. However, new research suggests that this advice has gone largely unheeded; particularly among 16-year olds. Instead of irresponsible parenting, we should be blaming laptops and smartphones.


Top 10 Reasons To Choose A 2 In 1 Laptop/Tablet

2 in 1 laptops that flip into tablet mode aren’t just a novelty — they offer a flexibility that standalone devices can’t match. Here are 10 useful things you can do with a 2 in 1.


Ask LH: Can I Upgrade The Processor In My Phone Or Tablet?

Hi Lifehacker, My tablet’s screen and battery are still great, but the dual-core processor is getting long in the tooth. Is there any way I can either upgrade the processor, or get it to draw on the much more powerful processor in my phone?


This Is What Looking Down At Your Mobile Phone Does To Your Spine

Our mobile phones and tablets have transformed the way we hold our bodies — and not for the better. Looking down at your device is like having a 30-kilo weight on your neck, according to a spine surgeon.


Do You Still Use Your Tablet?

It seems like tablet sales are slowing down and while that might just be a sign that people don’t always need the next new thing immediately, we’re curious: do you still use your tablet very often?


Use Your Phone Or Tablet In Bed Without Wrecking Your Sleep

You’ve probably heard before that the blue light from your digital devices can interrupt your sleep if you use them too close to bedtime, sapping your productivity the next day. Good news: Research shows a way you might be able to get away with using your phone or tablet in bed without affecting your sleep.


Ask LH: How Can I Share My iPad Between Multiple Users?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m about to purchase an iPad Air 2 — I’ve looked at the other tablet options and it seems the best fit for my needs. But here’s the challenge: I want to share it with my wife.


Why Tablets And Phones Can Be Bad For Really Young Kids

A recent New York Times article points to a glaring inconsistency between the amount of “screen time” toddlers have using tablets, phones and computers – and the advice of many early years specialists.


How Much Cheaper Is An 'Old' iPad Now?

Apple has announced new iPad and iPad mini models today — but if you’re not fussed about having the absolutely latest tech, older iPad models have also become much cheaper. Here’s how much prices have been cut, plus the models that are being phased out altogether.


Hands-On With Globalgig's Roaming SIM Card

Over the past two years, Globalgig has swiftly become the go-to MVNO for cheap mobile broadband while travelling abroad. Originally only offering Wi-Fi hotspots, the service now provides SIM-only packages that are compatible with a wide range of tablets and smartphones in 40 countries (and counting). We recently tested Globalgig’s Home & Abroad pack during a sight-seeing tour of London. Read on for our hands-on verdict.