Apple Is Replacing Some Defective iPhone 5 Batteries

Does the battery life on your iPhone 5 suck? There’s a small chance that might be because Apple sold you a defective unit. Here’s how to find out.


Australia Is Going To Recycle Even More Mobile Phones

Australians love buying mobile phones, but that also means we love getting rid of the old models — and that creates a lot of landfill. So it’s good news that the volume manufacturers have committed to help recycle is also going up.


Ask LH: Can I Record Calls If The Company Is Recording Me?

Hi Lifehacker, There have been a lot of stories recently from the US about customers recording calls to demonstrate how bad customer service can be. I’m wondering if it’s legal to do that in Australia.


Be Deliberate During Relationship Milestones To Make It Last

When you’re in a relationship, it’s easy to slide through big decisions like moving in together or getting married without any real deliberation. The Atlantic suggests that when you take the time to really deliberate on big decisions, it pays off in the long run.


Set Up Custom, Automated Out-Of-Office Replies For Twitter

When you’re going on holidays and disconnecting from Twitter, you don’t want people to think you’re ignoring them. An automated out-of-office reply can take care of that, and Amit Agarwal of Labnol shows you how to do it.


Make A 'No Guilt Agreement' With Friends When You're Too Busy To Meet

Trapped in a “cult of busy”, you tell your friends you can’t meet up, and they have probably said the same thing to you. It happens. But to maintain that strong bond, you need to stop guilt-tripping each other.


Identify What You Are Shy About To Build Your Personal Brand

Shyness might be a habit you can get over, and you need to do that to build your personal brand. But first you need to understand what you are shy about and then stick to areas of comfort.


The Hidden Benefits Of Talking To Strangers

We’re told from a young age to not talk to strangers. While that’s great advice in many circumstances, it’s not a perfect rule. Sometimes, talking with the occasional stranger can have surprising benefits to your well-being. Let’s take a look at some of them.


The Difference Between Knowledge And Understanding Is Empathy

RogertEbert.com’s Matt Zoller Seitz has penned an excellent piece on what white privilege really means, in response to all the horribleness that has been happening in Ferguson. He reminds us that there’s a very big difference between knowing something and truly understanding it.


If Facebook is Making You Unhappy, You're Doing It Wrong

You may remember the “Facebook is making us unhappy” headlines that were popping up just about everywhere last year, and like most people, you probably wondered if the news wasn’t just a little overhyped.