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The Tiny, Essential Google Tricks for Way Better Search Results

Are you using Google effectively as possible? If you’re just entering words into the search field without using these totally basic but totally …

Image Search

Video: 25 iPad multitasking tips – do you know them all?

In this step-by-step video walkthrough, we discuss and demonstrate a multitude of iPad-centric multitasking tips for iOS. Most iPad users will be aware of the existence of some of these features, but there are probably a handful of tips that have flown under your radar. Watch our hands-on video …

How to Reset Your Mac's Bluetooth Module to Fix Connection Issues

Bluetooth is what your Mac uses to connect to wireless devices like keyboards, mice, trackpads, speakers, and other peripherals. Generally, it's a reliable technology. At some point however, the chances are you'll run into difficulty establishing a Bluetooth connection with one or more of your …

How to give your Finder window superpowers

The Finder has been with the Mac since day one, way back in 1984. But just because it’s old, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have some new tricks. Did you know, for instance, that you can add a path bar to the bottom of the window to show the path of the current folder on your Mac? Or that you can add …

How to Reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on Your Mac

- Feb 8, 2017<p>While your Mac will most likely give you years of service with no problems, you may find that from time to time you experience issues …

Operating Systems

How to Use the iOS 11 Files App

Here's your quick guide to the iOS 11 Files app, which lets you connect services, add, manage, and share files, and much more.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Apps

Slow iPhone? Here’s how to check the health of your battery

With all the fuss about depleted old batteries slowing down iPhones, it might be a good idea to at least check the health of your iPhone’s battery. To do this, you can use a free tool called coconutBattery. This handy app digs into your iOS and Mac devices to tell you how old they are, and how …

Use These Search Tricks to Take Control of Your Gmail Inbox

Gmail is one those things that I could never live without, but that’s also made my life a lot more annoying. I gave up on inbox zero years ago (I’d …

Here's how to access all your Android phone's secret recordings | Trusted Reviews

<b>Ever get the feeling your phone is recording you? Well that’s because it probably is, as Google has a My Activity section that allows you to listen</b> …

How to convert any file to any format

Organize your work your way.<p>A file's format—the way that it's saved and encoded—determines what you can do with it and which programs can open it. (You can check its format by looking at the file name's extension.) Think of each format like a different language, with some only understood by …

15 ways to be more secure online

Protect your accounts, avoid scams, and keep randos off your Wi-Fi.<p>Welcome to the New World. Email phishing has evolved. Trolls can target your Facebook timeline, and your social security number is probably floating around the internet right now. Even Wi-Fi is no longer <i>completely</i> secure. But it’s …

The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh (macOS Sierra)

Building a hackintosh—that is, installing macOS on non-Apple hardware—used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of …

Don’t Let These 8 Common macOS Issues Bother You Anymore

Advertisement<p>A while ago we gave you quick fixes for 11 common Mac problems and quirks 11 Quick Fixes for Common Mac Problems and Quirks 11 Quick …

10 YouTube URL Tricks You Should Know About

Though it has some competition, YouTube remains the premier video site on the web. With a staggering amount of videos uploaded every day, some people …

How to List All of the Available Mac Terminal Commands

- Feb 10, 2017<p>In addition to a great graphical user interface, macOS offers a very capable command line environment via the Terminal program. …

How to install Linux

Nothing makes me happier than resurrecting an old, slow, useless Windows PC by installing Linux on it.<p>The result is a system that will almost always run faster, with almost zero chance of malware infections, and that affords all the computing basics. (Many of the latest computing advances, …

Let Your Whole Family Watch This Internet Security Basics Course

As the holidays get closer, you’re probably going to spend a lot of time with your family, many of whom will get shiny new devices. If they want your …

Internet of Things

9 Preview app tips every Mac owner should know

The Preview app ought to have a better opinion of itself. This stock Mac app goes around calling itself "Preview" when it can do so much more than just preview files. To help Preview form a more positive view of itself and help you get the most out of the app, I present 9 things Preview can do …

The Best Websites on the Internet

Advertisement<p><i>Updated by Rob Nightingale on June 21st, 2017</i><p>The internet is a big place, with a lot of content. Over one billion websites at the time …

6 Awesome VLC Features You May Not Know About

Since first becoming available in February 2001, VLC has developed into the leading open source cross-platform multimedia player. Not only is it …

Everything You Need to Master Microsoft Office

This week, we walked you through how to get started quickly with, make the most of, and master every app in Microsoft Office. Maybe you missed one, …

Top 10 Cheat Sheets to Help You Master Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is still the most popular office suite used by companies and individuals across the world. These Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and …

Software

Back Up Your iPhone to an External Hard Drive with a Terminal Command

If you have a large storage iPhone, you might not have the space to back it up locally on your hard drive, especially if you’re working with a …

All the Special Key Combinations that Change Your Mac's Startup

The startup sound is a Mac’s way of letting you know everything is okay, but sometimes, things go bad and you need to boot into a different mode then …

5 ways to expand your iPhone's storage beyond 16 GB

Let's face it, 16 GB of iPhone storage just doesn't cut it anymore.<p>With all the photos, videos, apps and music that we load onto our phones, filling up 16 GB doesn't take much effort.<p>The two ways people generally combat the storage crunch -- deleting or splurging -- are unsavory choices. Constantly …

Google Play Music

The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

It’s the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that …

Apps

Windows 10: The Best Hidden Features, Tips, and Tricks - ExtremeTech

By on April 13, 2017 at 7:45 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Microsoft marked a turning point …

Windows 10

10 Websites Every Geek Must Bookmark

Us geeks like to spend a lot of time on the internet, that’s for sure. However, when you’ve got tired of playing World of Warcraft online then what …

Lifehacker Pack for iPhone: Our List of the Essential iPhone Apps

The iPhone has the largest selection of apps on the mobile side, but that means it’s also the most frustrating to find what’s worthwhile. So we’re …

The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Streaming Blocked Content Overseas

Regardless of which end of whatever pond you’re on, region blocked content is annoying. Whether you’re an ex-pat looking to watch reruns of <i>The Wonder</i> …

Apps