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Most burglars are only interested in a place when it’s obvious that there is nobody home. If you’re going on holidays, this build makes it look like there’s always someone home watching TV, without you having to actually run your TV the whole time.
It’s always a good idea to keep the valuables in your car hidden from prying eyes. This simple DIY setup requires only an empty mint case and the bottom of an old mouse pad.
Here at Lifehacker we’ve long maintained that scammers pretending to be from Microsoft/Telstra/Optus/Apple are pond scum, and that it’s a public service to keep them on the phone as long as possible to stop them from actually getting through to someone who might fall for their malware-installing ways. Annoyingly, it seems some of those charlatans are now alive to that tactic.
Still using a four digit passcode to lock your iPhone? You should probably change that to a complex passcode, thanks to a new hardware hack.
iPhone/Mac: We’ve seen apps that unlock and lock your Mac from your iPhone before. Tether is not only one of the easiest to use tools out there, it’s also free.