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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?


A collection of Australian ISPs and RSPs have been petitioned by rights holders to black access to websites accused of sharing copyrighted material. And while that's not new, the types of sites being targeting has changed. As well as media-sharing sites, the content makers and distributors have turned their attention to fansub sites. These are websites that distribute subtitles to popular movies.


Netflix and chill is all well and good, but there are still loads of people who have never tried streaming video. Fortunately, it’s very easy to get started. Better yet, for many people it can be totally free to try.