I might as well rename the Ask Lifehacker column “The Wifi Wizard,” given how many of you have written in with wireless networking questions over the past several months. That’s fine, though. Wireless networking is near and dear to my heart, as I have wonderful memories of the three years I spent testing routers for Wirecutter—lots and lots of routers, and enough throughput tests to last a lifetime.
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Between all that talk of Family Sharing for Apple’s new “Plus” services, and the fact that I finally set up my house’s shared Netflix account on my TV the other day, I think a lot about how to minimise the financial impact of my technological needs.
And that always leads to a conversation with my roommates where I gauge how much they might want to contribute to services that I really want (or vice versa).
Pervasive as Facebook is, not everyone uses the social service. Maybe they hate social networking, or they're frustrated with Facebook's continual privacy "oopsies," or they're not technologically savvy. How can you share content outside of Facebook's (somewhat) walled garden?
Dear Lifehacker, I have a question that has been an issue for the last 3 years. So, I'll be honest, my boyfriend and I watch porn each separately on our phones. We each have gone through each others' phone activity through Google, and when he looks at mine, there are items in there that I never Googled, like live cams chat room stuff. I have never in my life entered this into my Google search but I have a suspicion that they are pop ups from the porn sites. I want to know how and why they come up as my searches. And there are other things that show up that I supposedly googled but I know for a fact I didn't. Can you help me, please?
With child siblings, there will always be fights over who gets to name the new puppy, who gets to pick out the film for Movie Night, who gets to be the green gingerbread man in Candy Land, and other matters that change as swiftly as one can cry out, "It's so not fair!" Instead of getting upset, parents can help them solve the argument peacefully by holding a chore auction.
As ubiquitous as it is, GitHub is a little baffling for beginners because it's not evident at the start how it actually works. So, GitHub made a video to help make sense of it all.
Twitter Moments isn't necessarily one of Twitter's most popular features (then again, it's not the worst either), but they're getting more interesting today. Now, any user can collect a group of related tweets and share it as a single Moment.
Android: We've seen apps that allow you to share links with sounds before. Radon puts a new twist on it by using sound waves that the human ear can't hear.
Hi Lifehacker, I'm about to purchase an iPad Air 2 -- I've looked at the other tablet options and it seems the best fit for my needs. But here's the challenge: I want to share it with my wife.
Hey Lifehacker, We have been using a single Apple ID for all of our iPod and iPad devices for the sharing of App purchases between family members. Now that Apple has introduced Family Sharing with iOS 8, what are the pitfalls to watch out for if we want to give the kids individual Apple IDs for their devices? Will any saved games/progress/in app purchases be deleted from their devices?
Jerry Seinfeld might disclaim any responsibility for the productivity "secret" that bears his name, but the approach -- marking a calendar every time you achieve a task and aiming not to break the sequence -- has proved popular. Lifehacker reader Ched has a suggestion to make it even more effective.