Stop Calling Vegetables ‘Steaks’

Stop Calling Vegetables ‘Steaks’

I do not have a favourite food. In fact, I’m not sure how I would even go about classifying such a thing, as what I want to eat varies quite a bit depending on the situation I am in. But there is one food I have consistently eaten with enthusiasm…

Find Out If A Movie Is On Netflix, Foxtel Or Stan With This App

Find Out If A Movie Is On Netflix, Foxtel Or Stan With This App

With an ever-increasing number of streaming services available in Australia, it’s becoming harder (at least, more time-consuming) to figure out where a movie or television series is streaming from. Add to that, content is a revolving door with licences expiring and new ones beginning. Luckily for us, there’s a site…

How To Overcome Your Fear Of Flying

How To Overcome Your Fear Of Flying

As long as I can remember, my fear of flying always involved absurd “what if?” scenarios. What if the emergency doors open and sucks everyone out of the plane? What if the pilot takes a break to go to sleep? What if a bird flies into the plane and promptly…

Can My Phone’s Hotspot Be My Only Internet Connection?

Can My Phone’s Hotspot Be My Only Internet Connection?

Yes, there are places in this world where you can’t get online—and I’m not talking about a remote tropical locale where it’s impossible for you to play Emoji Blitz while you’re on holiday. Plenty of places around the world either have crappy or non-existent internet, requiring you to get creative…

This Is How Much Daily Exercise You Actually Need

This Is How Much Daily Exercise You Actually Need

Zero exercise is not enough. Going for a walk every day is probably a good thing. And if you’re training for a marathon, you’ll be on your feet for a couple hours of hard workouts every week. But what is the benchmark for a human being just trying to squeeze…

Add These Great Online Games To Your Virtual Game Night Lineup

Add These Great Online Games To Your Virtual Game Night Lineup

Since California’s stay-at-home orders began in March a group of friends and I have had a standing Saturday night virtual game night. I think the first week we played we ended up just playing knockoff versions of Cards Against Humanity and Pictionary, but each week we’ve ended up adding a…

How To Fix Your Family’s Tech Problems Without Going Crazy

How To Fix Your Family’s Tech Problems Without Going Crazy

I don’t mind helping out friends, loved ones, and extended family members when some device or service goes wrong, but it can be tricky when they don’t quite understand how to describe the problem—or even the things they’ve done to fix it. Having found myself in this position quite a…

Beware Coronavirus-Themed Malware Disguised As Excel Spreadsheets

Beware Coronavirus-Themed Malware Disguised As Excel Spreadsheets

While many parts of the world are preparing to slowly reopen after months of lockdown, coronavirus-related scams and malware campaigns show no signs of abating. The Microsoft Security Intelligence Team recently disclosed details on two massive coronavirus phishing campaigns duping users into downloading and opening malicious Excel files that grant…

Let’s All Try This 10-Minute Micro-Workout

Let’s All Try This 10-Minute Micro-Workout

We’ve been doing quick, at-home workouts for this month’s Lifehacker Fitness Challenge, and today we’re going to try one designed by the scientist who made high-intensity interval training popular. It’s just called the “Go-To Workout,” and you can change it up however you like.

How To End A Zoom Call The Smart Way

How To End A Zoom Call The Smart Way

As a card-carrying introvert (I laminated it myself!) with a severe aversion to talking on the phone, teleconferencing and looking at my own face on camera, our move to the 100 per cent work-from-home lifestyle has been a true delight. And there’s nothing about it I love more than that…

Manage Your Desktop With Windows 10’s PowerToys

Manage Your Desktop With Windows 10’s PowerToys

The phrase “PowerToys” probably doesn’t send you running to your Windows computer, but just because Microsoft’s little suite of quirky utilities isn’t sexy doesn’t mean that it’s not worth slapping on your system. The company announced earlier in 2019 that it was planning to roll out PowerToys for Windows 10,…

Haptic Touch Is The Most Underrated Feature In iOS

Haptic Touch Is The Most Underrated Feature In iOS

We should all be using haptic touch on our iPhones. It’s simply the easiest way to quickly access common tasks, from creating a reminder to switching between Bluetooth devices. In the video above, I share some of the ways I use haptic touch every single day.

How To Set Up Flight Alerts On All Your Devices

How To Set Up Flight Alerts On All Your Devices

Even the most well-travelled among us have missed a flight or experienced the heart-stopping feeling of realising you’re at the wrong gate and have three minutes to find the right one. But this never has to happen if you’ve set up flight alerts, which will help to ensure that your…

Change Your Wishbone App Password Now

Change Your Wishbone App Password Now

If you’ve ever used the social voting app Wishbone, you need to change your account’s password immediately. Hackers broke into the mobile app earlier this year and stole its entire database of user information, which contained over 40 million usernames, emails, physical addresses, phone numbers and passwords. According to ZDNet, the…

Make A Big Batch Of Sours In Your Blender

Make A Big Batch Of Sours In Your Blender

Usually, getting a fluffy, stable foam on top of a sour requires a good bit of hard, vigorous shaking. This isn’t an issue if you have some amount of upper body strength, but some people (like me) have to “dry shake,” which means breaking the process down into two parts…

How To Cope With A Declining Career

How To Cope With A Declining Career

Your career is probably going to peak 10-20 years before you retire. After that, you’re likely to reach the unhappiest point in your adult life. If you aren’t ready for it, the late-career decline can unsettle you and make it much harder to transition into retirement, or even retire at…

How To Type Accents And Symbols On Any Keyboard

How To Type Accents And Symbols On Any Keyboard

Whether you’re doing some Spanish homework or exchanging jokes with your French-speaking amoureux, nailing spelling in a foreign language is pretty important if you’re trying to get your point across without looking like a dunce. Adding accents is easy now, thanks to improved keyboard controls on nearly every device. No…

Don’t Believe Everything You See

Don’t Believe Everything You See

We all suffer from the brain’s ability to trick us into believing things that aren’t true. Our own eyesight, the sense that guides us as we move about the world and allows us to gather information, can’t even be trusted. To rely on your senses alone is a costly mistake.

Everything Coming To Netflix In June

Everything Coming To Netflix In June

Netflix is teasing us plenty with its list of TV series, films and docos coming to the platform this June. From the latest seasons of Queer Eye, The Politician and 13 Reasons Why to new movies such as Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of the Fire Saga and Da 5…

How To Get Your Child The Mental Health Care They Need

How To Get Your Child The Mental Health Care They Need

“Marie” had been helping her 10-year-old navigate an escalating pattern of acting out against himself and his family when things came to a head in one of his therapy sessions. He threatened to hurt himself, and “the provider advised us to take him to the emergency room,” says Marie, a…

How To Keep Your Work And Personal Browsing Separate On Edge Chromium

How To Keep Your Work And Personal Browsing Separate On Edge Chromium

Edge Chromium received several new features in its most recent update, and one of the slickest additions is automatic profile switching. If a user has multiple Microsoft accounts signed into Edge, the browser will now ask if you want to change to a different profile when visiting new websites or…