The Best Ever Christmas Movies and How to Watch Them

The Best Ever Christmas Movies and How to Watch Them

It’s officially December, folks. That means two things: you’re allowed to bust out the holiday decorations (judgement-free) and it’s socially acceptable to begin making your way through your favourite holiday films. Here at Lifehacker, we’re always looking for ways to make the lives of our readers that little bit easier…

Add Our Favourite Tracks to Your Holiday Playlist

Add Our Favourite Tracks to Your Holiday Playlist

Holiday spirit seems so much greater when good tunes are involved. I, for one, start playing holiday music as soon as is socially acceptable. We all have our go-to holiday songs, so I spoke with the team at Lifehacker to find out what they are listening to as we race…

Ward Off Security Risks With Apple’s New Security and Privacy Guide

Ward Off Security Risks With Apple’s New Security and Privacy Guide

We try to cover just about everything you can do with your iPhone, but even if you feel like you’ve mastered Apple’s smartphone, there’s always something new you can learn. To help stay vigilant about the people (and companies) that can access your device, data, and account, Apple has released…

Here’s Your COVID Vaccine Rumour Roundup

Here’s Your COVID Vaccine Rumour Roundup

Two COVID vaccines are now available in the US, and are currently being administered to healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities. But it’s new, and new things are scary, and both COVID and its vaccine have been relentlessly politicised. Rumours are flying.

How to Avoid Cyberpunk 2077’s Save-Corrupting Bug

How to Avoid Cyberpunk 2077’s Save-Corrupting Bug

Considering it’s one of the biggest-selling games of the year, Cyberpunk 2077 is a mess. It might run well on your PC, if you have good enough specs, but there are still plenty of game-breaking bugs to deal with. One of the worst can corrupt your save file without warning,…

Mashed Turnips Are Even Better Than Potatoes

Mashed Turnips Are Even Better Than Potatoes

Buckle up everybody, for I am here to defend and exalt turnips. In fact, I’d go so far as to claim that turnips, when mashed, are better than their potato counterparts, and a far more interesting vehicle for gravy. Cooked turnips are firm yet velvety, slightly nutty, and bring a…

Wear the Right Socks When You Run

Wear the Right Socks When You Run

You probably spent a lot of thought on choosing your running shoes, but what about your socks? They go through just as many kilometres and footsteps as their more visible sole (ha) mates, and they can make or break your comfort on a run.

Zip Through Your iOS Settings With This Shortcut

Zip Through Your iOS Settings With This Shortcut

After the release of iOS 14.3, I’ve been doing a little more digging into iOS 14, and I stumbled across a little trick I never knew about before, even though I’ve been using iPhones since their 2007 launch. Such is the joy of technology.

How to Turn Off 5G on an iPhone 12

How to Turn Off 5G on an iPhone 12

One of the most notable features of the iPhone 12 is the 5G speeds. However, many users may find that the constant turbo-boosted 5G is detrimental to their battery life. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to disable 5G on your iPhone when you don’t need it.

How to Roast Chestnuts Without an Open Fire

How to Roast Chestnuts Without an Open Fire

If you’ve lived somewhere that counted vendors roasting chestnuts on street corners among its holiday traditions, then you’re already familiar with their comforting aroma. But if your roasted chestnut experience is limited to the Nat King Cole song, you’re in for a treat. (And no, the slimy ones you can…

Search for Shows and Movies Based on Your Own Plot

Search for Shows and Movies Based on Your Own Plot

We’ve told you before about JustWatch, a service that allows you to search for a movie to discover where it is available for streaming or rental. But JustWatch also offers features to help you find a movie if you aren’t sure what you want to watch — including a new…

How to Cut Back on Your Pandemic Drinking

How to Cut Back on Your Pandemic Drinking

The unchecked spread of COVID-19 has likely meant that your life has decisively less options than before. In the Before Times, there were gyms, restaurants, movie theatres, concerts, and basically every amenity offered by the outside world that has since been restricted due to the pandemic, for understandable reasons. And…

Why We’ll Still Be Wearing Masks for a While

Why We’ll Still Be Wearing Masks for a While

As much as we miss the Before Times — when we didn’t have to wear masks and could go to crowded places and travel and throw parties and attend concerts and eat at the same table as acquaintances and strangers — those times aren’t coming back soon. No matter how…

Add Christmas Ambience With These 8 Relaxing Videos

Add Christmas Ambience With These 8 Relaxing Videos

I wrote earlier this week that parents can — should, even — ramp up the holiday magic even more than usual this year. It’s all we have right now! But one commenter came in ready to up the ante even further than my suggestions of extra decorations, new traditions, and…

Turn Microsoft’s Authenticator Into a Password Manager

Turn Microsoft’s Authenticator Into a Password Manager

Microsoft is testing out a new password-management feature in its Authenticator app, which makes the former even more useful as a one-stop shop for all of your account-related information. It’s super easy to set up, and it enables you to synchronise your passwords across iOS and Android, as well as…

Firefox 84’s Best New Features on Desktop and Android

Firefox 84’s Best New Features on Desktop and Android

The latest Firefox update, version 84, is now out for desktop and Android. While you’re updating your browser, let’s have a quick look at everything that’s new — especially critical if you’re sitting on a brand-new MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac Mini.

Go Beyond Cookies and Candy With These 7 Edible Holiday Gifts

Go Beyond Cookies and Candy With These 7 Edible Holiday Gifts

Food is a good gift, though giving it can be tricky, as — due to societal norms — most people are already getting absolutely bombarded with cookies and candy this time of year. Luckily, those aren’t your only options. There are plenty of edible delights you can bestow upon your…

What to Gift Your Kid’s Teacher This Holiday Season

What to Gift Your Kid’s Teacher This Holiday Season

In the latest of the Chronicles of Things We Have to Do Virtually This Year, it’s now time to figure out how to give a gift to our kids’ teachers while still in the midst of a pandemic that has children largely learning from home.

How to Use Alexa’s New Live Translate Mode

How to Use Alexa’s New Live Translate Mode

Amazon Echo devices can now work as your personal translator thanks to Alexa’s new Live Translate mode. Like the translation functions available from other digital assistants, Live Translate is an AI-powered feature that can recognise multiple languages as they’re spoken, and translate for both speakers. The tech behind Live Translate…