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Dear Lifehacker, I have a fast internet connection, but it doesn’t always earn the title. Sometimes, I get half the speed I pay for during certain times of the day. Other times, my upstream connection barely works. I’ve done all the usual modem resetting tech support always requires, but I still have the problem. Any ideas?
Solving connectivity issues usually boils down to resetting your router or playing around with network settings. Other times, you’ll be scratching your head for hours, with no solution in sight. What can help in these situations is eliminating the bits that are working, so you can focus on the ones mucking up.
Cars that leak leave ominous spots or puddles on the ground that can make you wonder if your vehicle is dying a slow death. The good news is if you can master the art of “spotology” by deciphering those mysterious spots you can tell whether the fluid leak is a harmless drip or a serious problem. Here’s how.
Generally, uninstalling an application in Windows is as easy as using the built-in Control Panel utility. You’ve heard us recommend third-party uninstallers like Revo before, but when are they really necessary? Our friends at the How-To Geek explain when it’s worth using a more aggressive uninstaller.
Apple is widely rumoured to announce a new iPhone next week, and some of you may be tempted to shell out for the newest model — especially if your old beater is acting slow, crashing and generally misbehaving. Here are a few ways to speed it up so you can avoid spending money on the upgrade.
Our favourite to-do list app, Wunderlist, has had some syncing issues over the past few months. Luckily, they’re very easy to fix. Here’s how.
If you have an old iPod sitting around collecting dust, you might as well get some use out of it. One way to do that is to turn it into a bootable drive where you can troubleshoot, test out other operating systems, or simply run a few quick programs in another OS without wasting space on your hard drive. Here’s how to do it.