Even if you are building a brand new computer, odds are you have some old gear around the house you'd like to get as much life out of as possible. From phones to old laptops to old TVs, here are some tips to speed up and clean up your older tech.
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macOS: It's important to know how to fine-tune your wireless router, because not every router can just auto-adjust your wireless network's settings to give you the highest quality connection. That, and a great wifi-analysis app can help you figure out the areas of your house or apartment that might need a little more wireless support -- either by adding another access point or adjusting your existing configuration.
I have a friend named Nathan Barry who recently finished writing three books in just nine months. How did he do it? By following a simple strategy. He wrote 1000 words per day. (That's about two to three pages.) And he did it every day for 253 straight days. It wasn't a sprint; it was his average speed that was key.
We all know about the motion effects in iOS, but it turns out they're tucked away in OS X as well. OS X Daily points out that the Photos app has it, and you can speed up performance by turning it off.
After coming to power in the 2013 Federal Election, the Coalition government promised to deliver a national broadband network that would be faster, cheaper and more quickly deployed than Labor's scuttled fibre-to-the-premises plan. Two years on, what have we got? Regardless of where your politics lie, the answer isn't pretty.
Once upon a time, upgrading your PC's RAM was a sure-fire way to increase its performance. These days, this is not always the case; especially if you already have 4GB or memory on board. Techquickie host Linus Sebastian explains why you might be better off plumping for a solid-state drive, and how to know whether a RAM upgrade will actually speed up your PC.
Apple is widely rumoured to announce a new iPhone next week, and some of you may be tempted to shell out for the newest model -- especially if your old beater is acting slow, crashing and generally misbehaving. Here are a few ways to speed it up so you can avoid spending money on the upgrade.
Dear Lifehacker, I just paid for a Megaupload premium account and I will be uploading a lot of files to it. Right now, I am on TPG's Unlimited plan which has an upload speed of 1Mbps. Does anyone else in Australia offer a faster upload speed than this? I am willing to go for a new connection alongside TPG if needed. Cheers, Big Uploader