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VPNify Shows You The Fastest VPNs In Your Area

Choosing the right VPN goes deeper than finding someone trustworthy and privacy-focused — you need a provider that can offer decent speeds too. VPNify can help you find the right one for you. The service tests multiple providers in locations around the world, and shows you the speed you’ll get with each. It’s like SpeedTest for VPNs.


See Who's Mooching Off Your Netflix Account By Checking Its Recent Access

Depending on your plan, your Netflix account can only be used by so many people at once. Exes, old roommates or mean siblings might be mooching off the account you pay good money for, but it’s not too difficult to find out who.


How To Turn Off Address Bar Search Predictions In Every Browser

Google’s search predictions that pop up in the URL bar of modern browsers are often useful, but they’re just as often an annoyance. If you’d prefer to ditch them altogether, it’s really easy to do and it just depends on which browser you’re using.


Why Chasing Aussie Pirates Backfired For Dallas Buyers Club

For Voltage Pictures, producers of the movie Dallas Buyers Club, extracting substantial fines from a large number of Australians who downloaded their movie illegally should have been relatively straightforward. They had used the model in other countries successfully and Australia had politicians and a legal framework that supported the protection of intellectual property. So what went wrong?


How To Throw A Left Hook Punch [Infographic]

Conor Mcgregor’s left hook to the face of Jose Aldo is one of the most celebrated KOs in UFC history. If you’re ever forced into a fight, using both fists is obviously better than relying on one. This diagram explains the basics of throwing a solid left hook that your opponent won’t see coming.


Ask LH: What Can I Do About All This Spam?

Dear Lifehacker, I have just tried to unsubscribe from a marketing email from a business who I’d previously bought some items from in-store. However, when I clicked the unsubscribe link it automatically subscribed me to another email marketing service. Since then I have been receiving at least one spam email every 20 minutes from the new list. Is there any recourse against this business for providing a dodgy unsubscribe link?


Five Things I Learned From Being A Pickpocket Victim

Yesterday afternoon, while boarding a train at Circular Quay station, a stranger plucked my wallet straight out of my back pocket. I never felt a thing. Within ten minutes, they had already used my credit card to make a fraudulent transaction. Here are five hard lessons that the experience taught me.


1Password 6 Comes To Android With Fingerprint Unlocking, Sleeker Interface

The Android version of AgileBits’ 1Password had an update yesterday that adds support for fingerprint unlocking, as well as a complete interface makeover.


Gmail Will Now Warn You About Potentially Unsafe Messages With Two New Icons

You might see a new broken lock icon in Gmail messages starting today. It can warn you if you’re sending a message to an email service that doesn’t support encryption or if you received a message that wasn’t encrypted.


Why Is Apple Killing Customers' iPhones?

Over the weekend, you may have read reports about Apple “bricking” multiple iOS devices that had undergone third-party repairs. According to the Guardian, customers who elect to fix their damaged iPhones through unauthorised repair providers have been receiving an “Error 53” message which renders the device useless. Apple has since issued an official statement to address the mounting furore. Apparently, it’s a deliberate “security feature”. Should we be grabbing our pitchforks?


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