The Nexus 6's Performance Crippled By A Feature You Can't Disable

It’s not an unreasonable expectation that a new phone should be faster than its predecessor and in the case of the Nexus 6, it’s definitely a more powerful device than the Nexus 5. Unfortunately, a decision by Google with Android 5.0, also known as “Lollipop”, the gadget isn’t running anywhere near as quickly as it should, according to tech review site Anandtech.


Six Questions To Ask Yourself Before Telling A Lie

Not every lie is bad. Some lies keep people happy and keep our relationships strong. Whether you’re keeping a close friend’s secret or telling our mother we love the sweater she knitted us, some lies are necessary — even helpful. Before you lie, though, ask yourself a few questions to see if a lie is really worth telling.


Don't Be Shy: Others Are Too Busy Worrying About Themselves To Notice

Next time you’re at the gym working out, meeting someone new, or out for the first time in a new outfit, remember that most other people are preoccupied thinking about themselves, so they’re not paying attention to you and your worries.


Ask LH: Can I Access All My Messaging Services With One App?

Hi Lifehacker, Is there a messaging app which connects all other messaging apps? I know many people using WhatsApp, Viber, Hangouts or just plain SMS. Is there an app in which I can connect them all?


How To Make Facebook Groups Awesome

Facebook launched a new Groups app for mobile yesterday, to the confusion of many. While a lot of people may have forgotten all about groups, they’re actually one of the best tools Facebook has for keeping up with your friends. Plus, they’re way more personal than the News Feed


Boost Mobile Is Selling A 5-Inch Android Phone For $99

As Christmas approaches, we’re seeing a glut of sub-$100 Android phones. Vodafone rolled out a $99 model from Huawei last week, and now Telstra-owned Boost Mobile is selling a similar Alcatel OneTouch model for $99.


Always Know What To Say With The 'History/Philosophy/Metaphor' Rule

Nothing makes a conversation more awkward than silence. Improv comedy rules can be used to help improve your life in a lot of ways, and social encounters are no exception. Conversations are really just an improv scene anyway.


Test How Well You Read Other People With This Body Language Quiz

Empathy may be the most important skill to have, and one of the signs of an emotionally intelligent, empathetic person is his or her ability to accurately read others’ facial expressions and body language. This quiz from University of California, Berkeley, not only gauges this skill, it also offers pointers on how to read people better.


Wiper Offers Encrypted Calls And Text Messages You Can Erase Later

iOS/Android: There’s certainly no shortage of apps that promise to let you send secure texts, photos, and more and then delete them from the recipient’s phone later, but Wiper is one of the first to do that and add in encrypted voice calls. It’s free, and you can control when the messages you’ve sent get erased.


Facebook Launches Dedicated Groups App To Make Groups Easier

iOS/Android: Facebook continued its tradition of breaking out functionality into separate apps with Groups today. The app will make it easier to create, manage and interact with private groups on the service.