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If you can charge your smartphone wirelessly, congratulations. You have arrived at the future, a time when the Herculean process of fumbling with a cable, inserting it into the bottom of your device, and waiting for the satisfactory tone feels archaic and silly. With one convenient, reasonably priced power pad, you can now set your smartphone down, wait for the ding, and go about your merry way. Cables are for suckers.

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If my home had a Game of Thrones-style family motto, it would be "Honey, can you call my phone?" It's the usual way to find your misplaced device. But it doesn't work very well if you leave your phone on vibrate.

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Ding! This needs your attention right now, notifications seem to say. Boing! It might be an emergency. Or, just as often: Boop! Somebody you love might want to talk to you. We get hundreds of notifications every day, and they are almost all lies.

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There are way too many third-party phone camera apps. This can make choosing a good one unduly difficult. We recently highlighted a couple of my personal favourites in the iOS and Android Lifehacker Packs, but there are plenty more that people love to use. Here are the best of the bunch, according to our readers.

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Today Huawei unveiled two new flagship smartphones: the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. Boasting a next-gen Kirin 980 processor, an AI-powered triple camera crafted by Leica, a truly massive 4200mAh battery and an in-screen fingerprint sensor, the Mate20 Pro is a serious contender for smartphone of the year. Here's everything Australians need to know.

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When Epic Games initially released Fortnite for Android earlier this year it made it exclusively available on Samsung devices. If you’re rocking a Galaxy S9 or Note 9, then that was great news. If you had any other Android phone on the planet, it was kind of a bummer.

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Tonight, Huawei will raise the curtains on its hotly anticipated Mate 20 Pro smartphone in fancy-town London. If you're keen to follow the launch from Australia, the good news is that you don't need to wake up at an ungodly hour. Here are the details and live stream.

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Dear Lifehacker, I’ve been a long time user of Google News because I love being able to swipe through each post and stop on the ones that interest me. However, ever since that UI update that made everything white, I’ve noticed it stopped syncing properly in the background. Like I literally have to keep the app in the foreground as it downloads or it won’t download all the posts properly. If I read Lifehacker on Google News while online, it now seems to load unnecessary menus (or something) that makes my phone lag. Do you have an alternative to suggest?

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Android Pie has been around for a few weeks now and, while it's been well received by most, it's not perfect. While some features make sense, such as moving select top bar elements to accommodate the notch in the Pixel 3 XL, other "features" have been less popular. Here are some things Android Pie needs to get right sooner rather than later.

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Google has finally unveiled its Android smartphones for 2018 - the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. There are a host of new hardware additions compared to last year's phones, including a notched display on the XL. If you're planning on grabbing a Pixel 3 or a Pixel 3 XL, here's everything you need to know, including Australian pricing, release date and specifications.

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The identity politics of tech are real. We become obsessed with the devices that power our lives, and they can drive us to heated arguments — however preposterous — with anyone who loves a competing product, platform, or service.

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Which Android app is worth a spot on your new smartphone or tablet? Trying to find the very best of the best is a challenging process, because there are millions of apps to pick from on the Google Play Store. Even if you just scan Google’s “top free” or “top paid” list on a daily basis, you’ll miss out on a lot of digital gems. Allow us to help you out with our freshly updated Lifehacker Pack for Android.

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Unlike iOS where everyone receives an operating system update at the same time, Android updates are a bit... scattered. Google devices always get the update first, but devices from other manufacturers can take weeks or months to receive an update if they do at all.

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Microsoft's big October update for Windows 10 is here. If Microsoft hasn't rolled it out to your Windows machine yet, you can force a manual update by simply clicking on your Start button, typing in the word "check," and selecting the "check for updates" option. Click on the grey "Check for updates" box under Windows Update, and it should appear.