Facebook Releases Facebook Lite, Drastically Reduces App Overhead

Android: One of the biggest complaints about the Facebook app is that it can take up too many resources, particularly on older phones. This is probably why Facebook released Facebook Lite, a super-lightweight version of its app directed at developing markets.


Avoid Wasting Time On Social Networks By Creating A Game Plan First

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter can be a huge time suck. To reduce the amount of time you lose reading about other people’s lives, decide on a purpose before logging in.


How To Talk About Race With Your Kids

It would be wonderful if you could just say to children “people might look different and come from different places, but we’re all equal and should be treated the same” and leave it at that. But if recent news has taught us anything, it’s that reality is not so simple, and we need to face the topics of race and racism head on.


MegaChat Is A Browser-Based, Encrypted Voice And Video Chat App

Mega has been on our radar for secure file storage ever since the file storage phoenix rose from the ashes of MegaUpload. Now, the company has created MegaChat, which it bills as a secure alternative to Skype, offering browser-based voice and video chat.


Be My Eyes Pairs Volunteers With Blind People Who Need A Helping Hand

iOS: As you can imagine, even the simplest decisions without visual cues can be extremely challenging. Be My Eyes connects sighted people with the visually impaired through a live video feed to, as the name implies, be their eyes and help read objects or navigate their surroundings.


Twitter Starts Showing Tweets You Might Have Missed

Twitter is making yet another tweak to what shows up in your timeline. Starting from today, it will show tweets from earlier in the day under a “While You Were Away” heading.


WhatsApp Is Now Available On The Web

WhatsApp, the popular chat app, now has a web version, though you’ll still need your phone to connect to it.


Vodafone 4G WiFi Cube: Home Mobile Broadband That's Closer To Affordable

One of the more frequent questions we get here at Lifehacker is where to find an affordable 4G service for use as broadband in the home. While still not as cheap as wired ADSL broadband, Vodafone’s new 4G WiFi Cube and associated plans are a decent option if you’re in a Vodafone 4G coverage area.


Optus My Prepaid Monthly Is Surprisingly Good Value

Optus has revamped its prepaid plan and given it a new branding, My Prepaid Monthly. We’re big fans of going prepaid, but is this particular deal worth signing up for? Planhacker investigates.


Facebook Will Now Start Weeding Out Potential News Feed Hoaxes

Ever seen a false or misleading story shared on your Facebook news feed? Now you can you can help make it easier for others to know it’s a scam — and avoid spreading misinformation online yourself.