I’m terrible at Fortnite—so much so that even using some kind of aimbot or other hack to “improve” my matches would probably only make me as decent as a regular Fortnite player. Still, I won’t be trying out any Fortnite hacks I find online, especially the latest “SydneyFortniteHacks.exe,” because it’s more likely to…
When macOS Catalina finally drops, you’re going to notice a number of big changes. One of the more memorable ones is Apple’s grand transformation of iTunes into standalone Music, Video, and Podcast apps. We love the move, but it does lead to a few questions, like “How do you share media around your house?”
Building your own desktop PC is one of life’s geekiest pleasures. In this special series, we’ll show you how to do it and everything you need to know to keep your system properly maintained.
A new version of Android Auto is finally here—sort of. Google started rolling out a beautiful new version of Android Auto late last month, and your device should prompt you to switch over to the new look and feel when you plug it into your car. If not, you’ll want to check a buried setting to force this update…
If you ever find yourself without your dice bag, or you’re feeling lazy, don’t worry. You can make it through your Dungeons & Dragons game—or whatever you play—by using Google to roll all the dice you need. Yes, even those quirky dice that have many more sides than what regular people are used to seeing.
Jailbreaking your iPhone—removing Apple’s restrictions that prevent you from installing any apps on your device that you want or messing with settings Apple otherwise locks down—isn’t for everyone. It can be a risky process to begin with, and doing it voids your warranty, but it’s a great way to extend the life of an…
One of the best things about having a solid password is that you don’t have to change it. If it’s strong, unique, and hasn’t been compromised by an attacker, you gain no security benefits by modifying it according to some arbitrary timetable. Just let it be.
I have three Google accounts: one for personal use, one from my college alumni association, and one for work. Switching from one to the other usually requires a few mouse clicks or taps on my device—right on the big ol’ image of me in any Google service or app.
If you own one of Microsoft’s latest Surface devices—the Surface Book 2 or Surface Pro 6—you’ll want to pause Windows Updates for a little while, because Microsoft’s latest firmware could absolutely tank your system’s performance. If your laptop is already hosed, however, we have a few ideas for how you can fix it.
In this week’s Tech 911 column, Lifehacker’s advice column for all things geeky, we’re tackling a question from a reader who has a problem with his dream setup: a multi-monitor arrangement that lets him double his productivity (or goofing off).
When you’re writing documents, consider that your readers might have difficulty comprehending whatever it is you’ve typed up—an issue that affect as much as 70 percent of the regular population. You aren’t a bad writer; it might just be your font choice.
For this Hive Five—a best-of-the-best list of apps built from your recommendations and our research—we want to know about your favorite mind mapping tools. What do you use to brainstorm, organize, and collect your thoughts?
Whenever you receive an email that’s allegedly from a company, but it’s asking you to click a link and confirm some piece of information said company should already be very familiar with, you have every right to be skeptical. In fact, you should be very skeptical; common sense is your best, first defense against…
Shopping for a new charger for your phone can be confusing. Typically, you’re good to go with whatever ships with your device, but it probably isn’t an adapter that can give you the fastest and best charging speeds. Those are often more expensive, and your smartphone’s manufacturer isn’t going to be that generous out…
In what has become a thing over the past few months, Facebook is the latest of the tech giants to admit that outside contractors were given access to users’ voice recordings.
As a longtime Spotify user, I grab my digital pitchfork and join the masses of Android users who are pissed off about the latest Spotify update, which removes the Android home screen widget that made it incredibly useful to play and pause songs from your smartphone’s screens.
The good news: You can still buy a standalone version of Microsoft Office (for now) instead of paying Microsoft regular money for a subscription. The bad news, however, is that you can no longer get a super-cheap, one-off copy of Office via Microsoft’s Home Use Program.
Even Zune-clutching Windows loyalists have to admit that Mac owners have it pretty great—at least, they do now. Apple hasn’t charged for macOS, nor macOS updates, for years. Of course, you need to buy your computer from Apple to use macOS (pretty much), but at least the operating system is free.
My primary credit card was compromised last week. Had I a “normal” one, I could have just tossed it in the shredder or demagnetized it, cut it up, and called it a day. A fancier metal credit card presents a bit of a challenge, and your mere paper shredder probably isn’t up to the task (nor should you test it).
Who doesn’t want your data? We’ll walk you through everything you should do to live the most secure, private life in the digital era.