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Amazon tracks everything you buy. Here's how to make that work for you.

View your history and get better recommendations.<p>Given all of the time we spend shopping on Amazon, the retailer picks up some major hints about our lives: Our hobbies, the phones and gaming consoles we own, our taste in books, the toys our kids play with, our garden equipment, and even our …

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How Can I Close Accounts for Old Services I Don't Use Anymore?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>After years and years of signing up for every new webapp under the sun (most of the time using the same password), I'm afraid of …

How to Quit Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Other Social Networks

There can be few computer users who do not have at least one social networking account – the likes of Facebook and Twitter are just so prevalent …

How to Delete Auto Backup Photos

If you've tried the Auto Backup tool and you want to delete your photos, it won't be easy. You can go to the Auto Backup section of Google+ Photos, …

How to Stop Windows 10 From Automatically Updating Hardware Drivers

Windows 10 automatically installs updates, including new versions of hardware drivers. But you can block Windows Update from installing driver …

Linux

Use Google Drive to Fill Out PDF Forms

If you don’t have the right software, filling out PDF forms on your computer can be a frustrating experience. Luckily, this (free) trick using Google …

Google Maps new update may mean you never get a parking ticket again

Is there anything more annoying than getting back to your car after a long day and finding a parking ticket?<p>One of those bright yellow ‘Penalty …

10 more handy iPhone tips that I use on a regular basis [Video]

A few weeks ago I posted about 10 handy iPhone tips that I use on a regular basis. To follow up, I’d like to share 10 additional iOS tips that I often use. Like I said before, chances are that hardcore iOS users will know most of these, but there’s usually at least one or two tips that catch users …

App Store

An Affordable Soundbar That Drowns Outside Noise

Ours is a corner house in the neighborhood. So it’s loud. Kids are playing basketball on the driveway next door, maybe 15 feet from my family room. Others are laughing right behind the tiny backyard. I love that we have a subdivision full of energetic kids who love playing outside. That said, when …

Here Are All The Sites You Should Enable Two Factor Authentication On (And The Ones You Should Yell At)

Two-factor authentication! In this age of endless massive hacks we seem to be in the middle of, it’s one of the easiest ways you can <i>dramatically</i> boost security on your online accounts.<p>But which sites actually support it? It can be a pain to keep track. Fortunately, a new, community-driven list …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

OS X

Trade in your old Apple gadgets. We pay the highest prices.

If you just got a new iPad or iPhone and are wondering what to do with your old one, you should think about trading it in.<p>We recently launched a gadget buyback program that promises to pay more for used and broken Apple devices than Gazelle, Walmart and even Apple itself.<p>Cult of Mac’s buyback …

Gear & Gadgets

Top 7 Notes Tricks for iOS 10

Apple’s proprietary Notes app for iOS was at one point in time, rather bland and useless, allowing users only to carry out quick notes and …

How I added four hours of battery life to my smartphone every day for free

I’ve had big-time battery drain issues on my last three iPhones. I just figured it was my fault — maybe I’m too addicted to apps, take too many photos, or just use my phone too much?<p>It’s an issue I’ve gone to Apple for help with many times. But the Genius’s — Apple's retail support — were …

Apps

Comparing the four current iPads: iPad Pro vs. iPad and iPad mini 4

For this comparison guide, we're including the following tablets:<p>iPad Pro 12.9<br>• iPad Pro 9.7<br>• iPad (2017)<br>• iPad mini 4<p>For each category, the devices are …

iPad Pro, iPad, and iPad mini 4: What are the differences?

When Apple released a new iPad on Tuesday, the company also simplified the iPad lineup: instead of four iPad models, there are now three. This makes …

IPad Pro

New iPad vs. iPad Pro: Apple's Old And New Tablets Compared

Apple launched a new tablet Tuesday, which it simply calls the iPad. The 9.7-inch tablet is a budget device, which costs $329 for the 32GB Wi-Fi only …

Why Everybody Needs A Connected Doorbell

Get ready to ring in the New Year with a connected doorbell. Yes, really. These Wi-Fi-enabled gadgets replace your conventional doorbell with a …

Force iPhone to show numerical value for signal strength

If you are a numbers person, you may like this iPhone hack that replaces the five dots in the upper-left corner of your iPhone that indicate the strength of your cellular signal with a numerical value. It does not require you to jailbreak your phone -- all you need to do is jump in and out of the …

10 of the best iPhone widgets in the world

When Apple first added widget support to the iPhone and iPad, Apple fans had mixed feelings. Many Apple users had been waiting for widget support for …

Essential tricks to boost your terrible cell signal

Do you notice that your cell connection just dies for no apparent reason on a regular basis? Well there likely is a reason for it, even if your phone …

Best HomeKit products to make your 2017 holidays a smash hit!

HomeKit is Apple's home automation platform and it lets you control any compatible lights, plugs, thermostats, sensors, alarms, locks, and other …

Yale’s new Bluetooth door lock uses digital smartphone keys

Lock & hardware maker Yale has just announced its latest residential door lock that works wirelessly with digital keys on a smartphone via Bluetooth. …

New Videos Let You See the New Apple TV In Action

Two hands-on videos of the forthcoming Apple TV 4 give a good sense for how the new tvOS and remote work. Plus, you get an extended look at some of the games. The videos are accompanied by a long article filled with detail about the new device. <i></i><p>The article explains how the interaction isn't quite …

Did You Know Your iPhone’s EarPods Could Do This?

- Jul 30, 2015<p>With every iPhone comes a set of fairly decent headphones called EarPods. While the EarPods are a fairly basic set of earphones, they …

How have you lived this long without knowing these 10 hidden iPhone tricks?

Some people like to pretend they know it all when it comes to Apple’s iPhone. I promise: you don’t know it all. Even if you’ve been carrying an …

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2015 review: the sharpest and best yet

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The backlight makes the e-paper screen look white and is adjustable through 24 levels.<p>84<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/097d1d3aee0df54073947597808c6b773995c515/0_0_2100_1260/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The Bookerly font is designed to be …

The Complete Guide to Backing Up Your Computer The Best Way

There’s a reason people don’t bother backing up their computer: thinking about the task of doing it properly becomes too <i></i>difficult. The thing about backups is that it’s not a question of if data loss will strike you, but when and how severely.<p>Backups have long been considered to be incredibly …

Tip of the Day: Don't Know What to Ask Siri? Siri Will Tell You

It took me over a year to get in the habit of using Siri, partly because she seemed so human-like. I was worried I'd say something dumb. One day I finally got it: there ain't no one listening. And ever since then I've used Siri with abandon. Lately I was surprised to discover that Siri offers a …

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