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5 Secret Codes That Unlock Hidden iPhone Features

It's time to get to know your phone better.<p>You might think you know everything about your<p>better halfiPhone, but you're wrong. There's a whole world of hidden features that can only be unlocked with secret codes. *GASP*<p>Excited? You should be. Here's what the features actually do.<p>1. Find out exactly …

Everything you need to know about iCloud Keychain

iCloud Keychain is Apple's attempt to bring password management to the mainstream. With it, your account names, passwords, and even credit cards …

Information Systems

How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket and Old Metal Trap

Remove a leaky chrome kitchen waste line and replace it with a plastic PVC waste line and trap.<p>Loosen slip nuts, then straighten crooked pipes. …

DIY

Water Heater Maintenance: Extend Water Heater Life

A little preventive maintenance keeps the hot water flowing<p>Place a bucket below the discharge pipe and gently lift the lever on the pressure-relief …

Home Improvement

Install a Valve for an Icemaker

Prevent leaks with a better supply valve<p>Mark the pipe at each end of the tee threads. Then cut out a 1-in. section between the lines.<p>Slide the valve …

DIY

Extend the Life of Your Water Heater by Replacing the Anode Rod

Double the life of your water heater with this simple repair<p>Loosen the hex head with a short burst from your impact wrench. Unscrew it by hand once …

Home Improvement

Clothes Dryer Repair Guide

You can solve most problems yourself—no experience necessary!<p>Here’s the first thing to know: You can solve most dryer troubles yourself. There’s no …

Home Improvement

Xtra-PC Helps Non-Technical People Install Linux on an Old PC

If you still have an old PC, you're in luck. A new Linux distribution based on Lubuntu will give any old PC a new lease on life, designed for …

Linux

Using Drafts with Evernote: Introduction

<b>This is part 1 of a two part series on integrating Drafts with Evernote, written by Brett Kelly, author of Evernote Essentials. When you're done with</b> …

Review: ClamCase Pro case for iPad Air 2 – a premium keyboard case with a premium price

At first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re looking at some kind of ultra-small MacBook Air on the right, next to my MBA 11. It’s actually my iPad Air 2 in the ClamCase Pro keyboard case that combines all-round protection with a near-laptop-quality keyboard.<p>I’m testing here the case …

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and …

Programming

Table of Contents — How to Think like a Computer Scientist: Interactive Edition

Table of Contents¶<p>Assignments¶<p>Class Assignments<p>General Introduction¶<p>The Way of the Program<br>• Algorithms<br>• The Python Programming Language<br>• Executing Python …

Most Popular How-To Guides of 2014

We cover a lot of things here at Lifehacker, but we love nothing more than a good step-by-step guide. Here are our best how-tos from the year, from …

Raspberry Pi

Apple TV: The ultimate guide

Welcome to your new set-top box.The fourth-generation Apple TV is here. It brings Siri, third-party apps and game controllers, a new Home screen, …

Download PyCharm

Introduction · A Byte of Python

Python Basics Course

About this Course<p>If you're new to Python, or programming, this is the place to start! In this course, we'll take a look at some of the most common …

Your Mac Logs Everything You Download, Here's How to Clear It Out

OS X keeps a running log of every file you download, likely so it can help you troubleshoot later on if you download something you weren't supposed …

Keep This Python Cheat Sheet on Hand When Learning to Code

Python is one of the best programming languages to learn first. As you get started, this one-page reference sheet of variables, methods, and …

How to Make Sure You're Visiting the Real iCloud Page

Following yet more privacy concerns over iCloud, Apple has decided to spell out very clearly how to ensure you're visiting the genuine iCloud page. …

The Fiddle Factor: How to Learn Enough to Fix Anything

Most people assume that learning is about research, but for many of us, it's about poking things with a stick to see what happens. If you want to …

The Best Third Party Keyboards for iOS 8

Now that iOS 8 is here, it's brought with it a ton of third party keyboards that offer features that Apple's built-in keyboard doesn't. From better …

How Apple Made Your iPhone 6 Much Less Likely To Be Stolen

To you, your new iPhone 6 looks like a gleaming sheet of technological magic — but to a thief, it looks like a shiny, worthless brick.<p>That’s because every iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus comes with Activation Lock — Apple's “kill switch” — on by default. Every phone, if stolen, can be wiped …

This Master List Shows How to Close 60+ Online Accounts and Services

We all have tons of digital accounts—email, social media, shopping, cable services, and so on. If you ever need to close one of these accounts—for …

Old Coders: When Programming Is a Second Career

Liz Beigle-Bryant took her first programming class, BASIC, in 1973. At the time, computers were part of the math departments instead of the …

New Technology May Help Stop ATM Skimming Fraud

American ATM manufacturer Diebold has developed technology it claims will stop card skimming, the most common type of ATM fraud. The ActivEdge card reader requires customers to rotate their ATM cards by 90 degrees, so they are inserted into the machine via the long edge instead of the short edge. …

Identity Theft

Use a Bottom-Up Approach to Learning to Code If You're a Beginner

Some people say you should jump in and just start trying to make an app or whatever it is you want to make when you're interested in learning to …

This Graphic Lists Over 200 Resources for Making Money Online

There are tons of ways to make money online, in your spare time and maybe with very little effort. From freelancing to flipping sites, this …

How to Disappear (almost) Completely: living off the grid

Your day begins at dawn. After all, you are lying in a sleeping bag under the open sky grateful that you haven't: a) been stabbed by a grifter, b) been trampled by a herd of animals or c) contracted hypothermia and frozen to death. Then it's off for a morning routine that involves foraging for food …