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How a Grad Student Found Spyware That Could Control Anybody’s iPhone from Anywhere in the World

Last summer, Bill Marczak stumbled across a program that could spy on your iPhone’s contact list and messages—and even record your calls. Illuminating shadowy firms that sell spyware to corrupt governments across the globe, Marczak’s story reveals the new arena of cyber-warfare.<p>The night it …

Tor Exec Claims NSA Agents Supply It With Vulnerability Information

The Tor Project, an effort to allow users to browse the Internet anonymously, thinks that it is receiving tips from spies focused on finding its flaws. Tor’s Andrew Lewman alleges that the folks tasked with finding ways to break Tor, are supplying the group with the information that they …

7 Siri Tricks You Might Not Know About

Apple's voice-activated assistant is now a well-known personality in his/her own right, but unless you've taken the time to dig into all the features …

Crack the Price Tag Codes for Major Retailers with This Cheat Sheet

The “secret” price codes used by popular retailers signal whether the price is as low as it’ll get or if it might go even lower. We’ve rounded up …

Randomize Your Computer's MAC Address with This Script

Your computer's MAC address is on part of what makes it possible for people to secretly track you. If you want to really prevent that from happening, …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Opinion: It’s time to bring back the mobile professional’s workhorse, the MacBook Pro 17

Many of us were deeply disappointed when Apple discontinued the MacBook Pro 17. While the Retina MacBook Pro 15 introduced at the same time offered higher resolution, sometimes there’s just no substitute for physical screen size. Photographers and videographers in particular loved the combination …

Use the Finder's tags feature from the keyboard

30c3: To Protect And Infect, Part 2

Top Wi-Fi routers easy to hack, says study

The Wi-Fi router you use to broadcast a private wireless Internet signal in your home or office is not only easy to hack, says a report released today, but the best way to protect yourself is out of your hands.<p>The report, written by research firm Independent Security Evaluators of Baltimore, found …

What Is 802.11ac and Will It Make My Wi-Fi Faster?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>My wireless router is slow as dirt, and I've been looking for a new one. I've heard about this new thing called 802.11ac. What is it? …

How Can I Convince My Boss to Let Me Work from Home?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I know that the trend lately at Yahoo and now at Best Buy is that workers should stop working from home and come into the office, but …

Seven Under-the-Radar Financial Hacks Everyone Should Know About

Just before the Enron scandal broke, the company's CEO immediately put his money into annuities—in his wife's name. Why? Because those assets are …

Personal Finance

Take High-Quality Portraits with Nothing but a Smartphone and a $10 Lamp

Your smartphone is a great tool for taking pictures, but if you've ever tried to snag a portrait of someone you know that unless you're outside they …

New Apple ID Exploit Allows Others to Reset Your Password; Here's How to Protect Yourself [UPDATED]

Apple may have finally added two-factor authentication, but a new exploit is putting Apple IDs at risk that two-factor authentication can't …

Should I Use Plex or XBMC for My Home Theater PC?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I want to make the perfect home media center but I've come across a very tough decision: should I use Plex or XBMC? I've heard great …

The Best Ways to Be Sure You're Legally Using Online Photos

For generations, a picture was worth a thousand words. Now, in the social network age, a picture is worth a few hundred likes, some +1's, a handful …

Apple To Launch 4K Ultra HD TV With Voice & Motion Control In Early 2014 [Rumor]

Apple is gearing up to send its much-anticipated “iTV” into mass production during the second half of this year, according to sources in the Cupertino company’s supply chain, who have been speaking to <i>DigiTimes</i>. The set will reportedly boast a 4K “Ultra HD” display with a 3840×2160 resolution, and …