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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.


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).


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?


When my daughter was a toddler, she would have play dates with her toddler friends. As the kids would work together to assemble pizzas made of play-dough, the parents would sink into the couch, pop open cans of rosé, and engage in meaningful adult conversation.


You probably work hard to make sure your Wi-Fi network is secure. That's important, but sometimes -- when you have guests over or host events, for example -- sharing is good too. Here's how to share your Wi-Fi without compromising your security.


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?