The Real Benefits Of Regular Family Meals (Beyond Good Food)

Family dinners aren’t just for the holidays. They actually have benefits far outside of sharing that ham or lamb feast among people you care about.


Make Your iPhone Automatically Dial Someone's Extension

We don’t remember phone numbers too often nowadays because our smartphones remember them for us. But what about when you need to dial an extension, too? Rather than write it down in a note, Yahoo! Tech reveals a simple way to make your iPhone do the work for you.


Facebook Introduces Opt-In 'Nearby Friends' Feature

Today Facebook began rolling out a new feature called Nearby Friends. It does exactly what it sounds like: tells you when your friends are nearby so you can get in touch with them.


Hide Read Receipts In WhatsApp To Keep Your Messaging Habits Private

Like a lot of text messaging clients, WhatsApp shows when a recipient views a text. That can be annoying and intrusive. If you want to disable those last seen messages, there’s an easy way to do it.


How To Turn Off Facebook's Auto-Playing Video Ads

Facebook recently introduced auto-playing video ads on desktop and mobile. Thankfully, there’s now a way to opt out of them. Here’s what you have to do.


Ask LH: When Will My Phone Get A Software Update?

Dear Lifehacker, I have an [insert Android or iPhone of choice] and I’m still running [some older OS version]. When am I going to get an update to [X new operating system version]?


Facebook Chat Pop-Outs Adds A Much-Needed Pop Out Option To Facebook

Chrome: Facebook Chat is often used (if only because of Facebook’s ubiquity). If you’d like to use it in its own separate messaging window, Facebook Chat Pop-Outs can help.


Ask LH: What's The Best ISP Option For A Saucy Webcam Babe?

Hi Lifehacker, I work from home as a webcam model, so I need a very reliable internet connection. I can’t have any delay of any sort or I lose customers. My laptop is a bit old — is there anything I can do to ensure the best connection?


Ask LH: If My Phone Gets Replaced Under Warranty, Will It Be Upgraded?

Hey Lifehacker, I saw yesterday’s question about warranty repairs for older iPhones, and I have a related issue. I have an iPhone 4s, and the contract doesn’t finis until April 2015. If Apple stops making the iPhone 4s when the “iPhone 6″ comes out later this year, how can I get a replacement if the phone stops working under warranty?


'Manoeuvre' Is Simply A Difficult Word To Spell

Not many words in English use the vowel sequence ‘oeu’, which goes a long way to explaining why the word manoeuvre is tricky to get right. This is definitely case where a spell checker is your friend.