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How to Uninstall Edge Chromium When Windows 10 Won't Let You

Edge Chromium is a decent web browser. I’d even go as far as to say it’s worth swapping over to from Google Chrome, given its improvements with memory usage. However, Microsoft has been incredibly annoying about stuffing Edge Chromium down everyone’s throats, and a recent Windows update locks this browser into your OS…Read more...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Windows, Web Browsers, Lifehacks, Microsoft Edge, Edge Chromium


Fix This iPhone Battery Bug by Ditching Apple Music

Cases of an odd battery-draining iOS bug are on the rise and the Apple Music app appears to be the culprit, with reports showing that the app can rapidly eat up to 95 percent of a device’s battery for no reason. The issue affects a wide variety of iOS devices, but most of the recent cases appear to be running iOS…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Lifehacks, Apple Music


How to Try Out Android's New 'AirDrop' Feature

I remember when Apple first launched AirDrop on iOS back in 2013. A different version had already been around on the Mac for some time, and it was irrelevant, because AirDrop was far more useful when you could shoot files between different iPhones and laptops, not just the latter. At the time, I thought to myself,…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Sharing, Smartphone, Lifehacks, Airdrop


How to Try Out Chrome 86's Big Battery-Saving Fix Today

Google Chrome’s incredible ability to bog down your system may soon be a thing of the past. The most recent Chrome Canary build includes big changes to the way Chrome handles background websites that could reduce Chrome’s strain on your device’s battery life. These changes should hopefully make their way to the stable…Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Lifehacks, Battery Life, Chrome Canary


You Can Now Manage Your Apple Card Online

When Apple launched its new credit card last summer, one of the big selling points was that it wasn’t like an ordinary credit card. It lives primarily in your Apple Wallet on your iPhone or iPad, and you don’t even get a physical card unless you request one.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Lifehacks, Rewards Credit Cards, Apple Card


How Do You Move Your Desktop PC Without Breaking It?

I try not to move if I can avoid it, which is why I’ve stayed in the ultra-expensive Silicon Valley—while working remotely for Lifehacker—instead of living like a king in an affordable, smaller town somewhere. When I do move, I take particular care of my desktop PC, because I have a lot of expensive stuff that I don’t…Read more...
Tags: Hardware, Troubleshooting, Silicon Valley, Moving, Lifehacks, Pc Building, Components


How Do You Move Your Desktop Computer Without Breaking It?

I try not to move if I can avoid it, which is why I’ve stayed in the ultra-expensive Silicon Valley—while working remotely for Lifehacker—instead of living like a king in an affordable, smaller town somewhere. When I do move, I take particular care of my desktop PC, because I have a lot of expensive stuff that I don’t…Read more...
Tags: Hardware, Troubleshooting, Silicon Valley, Moving, Lifehacks, Pc Building, Components


You Should Mute Your Smart Speaker's Mic More Often

Does your voice assistant often seem a little too eager to chime in? A recent study by Ruhr University Bochum and Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy found over 1,000 words and phrases that Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant frequently misidentified as activation commands (also known as “wake words”). Here are…Read more...
Tags: Google, Siri, Smart Home, Lifehacks, Voice Assistants, Alexa, Ruhr University Bochum, Google Home, Alexa Siri, Max Planck Institute for Security


How to View 3D Dinosaurs in Your Own Home

Remember when we told you that you could view 3D animals in your own home using Google and a smartphone? Well, now you can do the same thing with your favorite Jurassic World dinosaurs, such as the velociraptor above who visited my sun porch today. Read more...
Tags: Google, Dinosaurs, Augmented Reality, Lifehacks, 3 D


TikTok and Other Apps Are Secretly Reading Your Clipboard

A new privacy feature in iOS 14 has exposed a number of popular apps and raised concerns about clipboard privacy. In the video above, I explain why this is concerning, but not something to panic about.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Security, Privacy, Lifehacks, Clipboard, Ios 14


How to Fix Your iPhone When an iOS Update Causes Issues

Whether you’ve bit the bullet and installed a brand-new iOS beta on your iPhone or you’re updating to a new public release of iOS, the process usually goes swimmingly. When it doesn’t, however, the anxiety kicks in: How the heck do you fix an iPhone that almost works perfectly, save for some new, fatal flaw?Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Troubleshooting, Lifehacks, Operating System, Beta


The 13 Best New Features of Android 11

The Android 11 Beta was initially slated to launch in tandem with Google’s annual developer’s event, but the world had different plans for this year’s software update. Despite the lack of fanfare, Google has now released the first public beta for Pixel users, leaving enough time to get the kinks worked out before it…Read more...
Tags: Google, Smartphone, Lifehacks, Pixel, Beta, Android 11


Remove These 25 Android Apps That Steal Facebook Logins

Google has removed 25 malicious apps from the Google Play Store after the French cybersecurity firm Evina discovered they contained Facebook-hacking malware. That means it’s time once again to check your Android device to make sure you didn’t foolishly (or accidentally) install a crappy app.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play Store, Facebook, Privacy, Malware, Lifehacks, Data Security, Evina, Facebook Logins


How to Get Around Google's New Photo Sync Limits on Android

For months we’ve all been stuck at home taking pictures of our cats, dinners and other noteworthy objects, and we’ve apparently been using a lot of bandwidth when backing them all up to Google Photos. As a result, Google announced today that it is limiting what Google Photos will automatically back up on your Android…Read more...
Tags: Google, Photos, Smartphone, Backup, Lifehacks, Sync, Google Photos


Browse Faster With Chrome's Hidden Android Tab Strip

I’m a tab junkie, but what keeps my Android version of Chrome neat and clean is the fact that switching between different websites I’ve opened up is an annoying, ugly affair. Instead of a lovely-looking tab, you must click on  an ugly box that then dumps out all of your open pages like a staggered stack of cards in…Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google Chrome, Google, Browser, Lifehacks, Tabs


How to Enable Facebook's New Dark Mode on iPhone

Facebook’s iOS app is finally getting an official dark mode. Just like the dark modes in Facebook’s other apps—Messenger, Instagram and Whatsapp—turning on dark mode swaps the iOS app’s default white and blue interface with a black and grey theme. And it looks great, and should please those of you who haven’t already…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Lifehacks, Dark Mode


How to Enable the 14 Best Hidden Features of iOS 14

WWDC 2020 is over and done. And while I greatly enjoyed Apple’s virtual setup for the week-long series of events, I had even more fun digging deep into the latest beta for iOS 14 to find all the interesting features Apple didn’t talk about in its big keynote. And now, I’m sharing these digital treasures with you. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Lifehacks, Beta, Ios 14


How to Add a CarPlay Wallpaper in iOS 14

One of the new features coming in iOS 14 is the ability to customize your car’s CarPlay interface with one of several new wallpapers. If you don’t know, CarPlay lets you control your car’s stereo and other connected smart car accessories with Siri voice commands, and this version of iOS marks the first time users will…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Wallpaper, Siri, Lifehacks, Carplay, Ios 14


Google Photos Now Automatically Keeps Track of All Your Cat Pictures

Google recently announced a new design for the Google Photos app filled with all-new features and a streamlined look. The redesign is slowly rolling out now for Android and iOS, and some users may already have the new layout and features—including one that will help you keep track of your copious pet pictures. Read more...
Tags: Ios, Google, Photography, Lifehacks, Google Photos


Here's Everything New in Google Photos' Latest Redesign

Google recently announced a new design for the Google Photos app filled with all-new features and a streamlined look. The redesign is slowly rolling out now for Android and iOS, and some users may already have the new layout and features—including one that will help you keep track of your copious pet pictures.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Google, Photography, Lifehacks, Google Photos


Stop Hoarding Apps With the Help of iOS 14

I have a lot of apps on my iPhone. You have a lot of apps on your iPhone. That’s just the of way life in the digital world. It’s gotten so bad that at one point, I had apps on my phone that weren’t even compatible with my iPhone X’s slim-bezel layout. I’ve had apps on my phone that were so old, they wouldn’t even run…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Apps, Lifehacks, Organized, Ios 14


Cancel Your Quibi Subscription Before Your 90-Day Free Trial Ends

Quibi, the new(ish) short-form streaming service for your mobile devices, has been around for almost three months. That means that if you went all-in on Quibi at the beginning with its 90-day free trial, your promo period will expire sometime in the next month—and the subscription fee will kick in unless you cancel.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Lifehacks, Streaming Video, Quibi


Which Note-Taking App Should I Use for Apple Devices?

I often write about pretty intense and aggravating tech issues for Lifehacker’s Tech 911 column. It can be ... a lot. In the interests of taking a small summer breather, I’m going to lighten the mood this week and focus on a problem that affects everyone—not just the handful of you currently experiencing flames…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Notes, Lifehacks, macOS


Is TikTok Really Recording Everything You Copy in iOS?

Apple’s iOS 14 has a great new privacy feature that sends you a notification whenever an application inspects what’s on your iPhone’s clipboard. It’s sounds like a smart addition, but it’s also uncovered some potentially unsettling behavior from several apps. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Android, Security, Privacy, Lifehacks, Tiktok


Launch Google Assistant on Your iPhone as Quickly as Siri

If you’re a Google loyalist who just happens to be an iPhone owner, too, you can now summon Google Assistant almost as easily as you would Apple’s digital assistant. All it takes is a little creativity, a Shortcut, and a finger—and it’s almost as good as having a physical button to hold.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Siri, Lifehacks, Shortcut, Google Assistant, Ios 14


Check the Auto-Delete Defaults on Your New Google Accounts

Newly created Google accounts will come with auto-delete turned on by default for all data types—a feature that users previously had to go in and select. Read more...
Tags: Google, Security, Privacy, Youtube, Data, Lifehacks


No, Apple and Google Didn't Secretly Install Contact-Tracing Apps on Your Phone

Recent social media posts (which I won’t link to, but you can find them easily with a Twitter search) claim Apple and Google are installing contact tracing apps on your phone without your permission. The posts show even convincing screenshots and allude to statements made by both companies indicating they have been…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Lifehacks, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing


Thursday's Best Deals: Anker 45W Fast Charger, 300 Biscoff Cookies, Spigen AirPods and Apple Watch Cases, Samsung EVO MicroSD Card, and More

An Anker 45W fast charger, a 300-pack of Biscoff cookies, a Spigen sale on Apple Watch and AirPods cases, a Ninja Foodi 7-in-1 pressure cooker/slow cooker/air fryer combo, and a 256GB Samsung EVO microSD card lead Thursday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Kinja Deals, Lifehacks, Anker, Samsung Evo, Ninja Foodi


Wednesday's Best Deals: Anker 45W Fast Charger, 300 Biscoff Cookies, Luxury Towel Set, Spigen AirPods and Apple Watch Cases, Samsung EVO microSD Card, and More

An Anker 45W fast charger, a 300-pack of Biscoff cookies, a luxury towel set from MorningSave, a Spigen sale on Apple Watch and AirPods cases, a Ninja Foodi 7-in-1 pressure cooker/slow cooker/air fryer combo, and a 256GB Samsung EVO microSD card lead Wednesday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Kinja Deals, Lifehacks, Anker, Samsung Evo, Ninja Foodi, Biscoff Cookies Luxury Towel Set Spigen AirPods


What to Do if Your Old Device Can't Run a New Apple Operating System

Apple’s annual operating system updates are always a cause for geeky celebration, but some of you have less reason to be thrilled. If your beloved, older Apple devices have faded into obsolescence, this annual ritual can feel like a grim reminder that this is it for you. Catalina is the highest mountain your aged…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Lifehacks, watchOS, Tvos, Catalina, macOS, Wwdc 2020



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