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Sometimes, our phones come in handy as tools of distraction for our kids while we wait in the airport or the doctor’s office. I rarely let my son use my phone when he was younger (and still rarely do), but I kept the PBS Kids app and one or two games loaded on it, just in case.


We love multiple monitor workstations, but "Ultrawide" displays, packing resolutions that rival two or three panels side-by-side, are looking better and better these days. After all, having more than one monitor doesn't automatically make you more productive. Here's how these new ultrawide monitors differ from a dual-screen setup, and when you might consider buying one.


Dear Lifehacker, I have recently cracked my laptop screen. The crack is on the underside of the glass, in the bottom right corner (as pictured). Is there anything that I can do to make it less obvious? I don't want to pay $100 dollars for the replacement screen? Thanks, Screen Saver


Dear Lifehacker, My Asus U36sg is a nice, light notebook with good features, but the screen is 1366 by 768 and nothing to write home about. Assuming I could afford the $150 hardware cost, I would like to try putting something like a B133HAN03 1600 by 900 screen in its place. How far out of my depth am I? Is this a non-starter and I'm totally deluded? Thanks, Screen Queen


Dear Lifehacker, What is the best way to clean the screens of my laptop, LCD monitor, LCD TV and (MacBook) Retina screen? There are so many "don't do this", but no "do this" articles around. What is the best way to get my screens looking amazing without hurting them? Thanks, Smudged


Dear Lifehacker, I am looking to buy a new extra screen for my MacBook Pro for university. However, on my student budget I cannot afford a screen from Apple. So I am looking for a cheaper option. What would you suggest? And how do you get USB ports working on a non-Mac screen if you hook up your MacBook Pro with a DVI? Thanks, Screen Student