The Correct Dimensions For Images On Different Social Networks

Working to craft the perfect profile at Facebook or LinkedIn? This infographic collects everything you need to know about the ideal photo size for different social networks.


Ask LH: Do Any Telcos Offer Shaping On Their Mobile Plans?

Hey Lifehacker, I have friends with two young teenagers (11 and 13) who are screaming for their own mobile phones. The parents are concerned about cost overruns, particularly with data limits. What they are looking for is a plan (preferably pre-paid) that has a “real” data limit. If the use gets to that limit then the connection is either shaped or cut off. No risk of excess data charges and parents don’t have to worry about a surprise bill. Any suggestions?


How Vodafone Will Refarm 850MHz Spectrum To Improve Its 4G Performance

Vodafone’s 4G network performs reasonably well, but one of the challenges in managing any 4G network is expanding its reach as more people use it. Vodafone’s solution? It will “refarm” some of its existing 850MHz spectrum, currently used for 3G, for 4G instead.


Were You Going To Use Where Correctly?

Mixing were and where can lead you down some interesting temporal and positional paths, but unless you’re a Time Lord, you should learn how to use them correctly. We’re going to find out how.


Kogan's Latest Budget Agora Phone Offers 4G For $229

It’s getting seriously competitive in the low-cost 4G handset space, with Kogan announcing presales on a $229 4G LTE 5″ handset.


Sell Someone On Your Idea By Taking Them Out To Lunch

You might think that paying for lunch is a cheap bribe, but lunch can be a smart way to control the situation and present your ideas in the best possible way.


Filter Twitter By Number Of Retweets For Better Search Results

We already know that Twitter search is pretty useful for things beyond sharing your breakfast. However, there are some undocumented search operators that you can use to filter out the junk.


Become A Better Listener By Following These Five Rules

Being a good speaker is easy, but being a good listener is a lot harder. If you’re trying to work on your listening skills, The Wall Street Journal outlines a few simple tips to help you tune in.


TinyBlu Reminds You To Keep In Touch With Important People

Part of building a good network involves regularly touching base with certain people, and it doesn’t hurt to extend that idea to your personal life. TinyBlu is a simple web app that reminds you when it’s been too long since you last spoke to someone.


Resolve Conflicts Quickly By Deciding If They're Hot Or Cold First

Conflict resolution isn’t an exact science. However, over on Harvard Business Review, author Mark Gerzon suggests that if you can differentiate between a hot and cold conflict, you can resolve them a lot quicker.