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The One Thing Windows Vista Did Right

Vista was bad. Coming five years after XP, it was heavily anticipated by Windows users who were impatiently awaiting something interesting from Microsoft as Apple’s star was on the rise. Yet when the OS dropped publicly in January 2007, it was immediately reviled by, well, everyone (except our expert reviewers). It…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Secretly Open Texts If You Have Your Read Receipts On

We’ll be the first to say that being worried about someone knowing if you’ve read their message is a little ridiculous. Reading the message is the whole point of texting, and yet… we can also admit there are some strategic reasons why you’d want a message to appear unread. Many messaging services like WhatsApp,…Read more… […]

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How to Get Trackpad Features on an Older iPhone With iOS12

Ah 3D Touch, Apple’s pressure-sensitive smartphone feature. The artist formerly (creepily?) known as Force Touch surfaces additional options for users with iPhones that support it. Push into the screen’s left edge, for example, to reveal the app switcher. Push into an app’s Home screen icon to reveal shortcuts. Push…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to (Finally) Stream Music to Your Sonos Speaker Using AirPlay 2

Some Sonos speakers are finally getting support for Apple’s latest wireless streaming technology, AirPlay 2. Whether you’re want to blast your favorite Netflix movies or rock out around your house, this update lets you connect your speakers to your iOS devices. Here’s how to get started:Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Trick Out Your Touch Bar With These Creative Apps and Games

I don’t know about you, but I’m still on the fence about Apple’s Touch Bar. The most use I get out of it is accidentally tapping the virtual “back” button in my browser when trying to press a number key. That, and I mainly use the Touch Bar to adjust my MacBook’s brightness and volume. […]

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Get Free Beats Headphones From Apple’s ‘Back to School’ Promo, Even if You Aren’t a Student

Each year, Apple drops a “Back to School” promo that lets “eligible” customers save money on hardware and score a free something—like a pair of Beats headphones—when they make a big purchase. Here’s the thing, though: everyone can actually benefit from the promo, students and non-students alike.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Restore to iOS 11 If You’re Over the iOS 12 Beta

You probably shouldn’t run an iOS public beta on your primary device. But maybe you took the plunge anyway—anything to get in on that sweet Memoji action—and now you regret it. Maybe an app you use every day isn’t compatible with iOS 12 yet, and you want to go back.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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I Actually Like USB-C Dongles

Today, Apple finally pulled the 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro from its store. This marks the end of the dongle-free MacBook Pro, and now only the super-outdated MacBook Air, which you shouldn’t buy anyways, still has ports besides USB-C. Headphone jacks aside, Apple just moved one step closer to being a USB-C only laptop…Read more… Continue […]

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Sonos Speakers Finally Get the Airplay 2 Support We’ve Been Waiting For

After its somewhat premature announcement of Airplay 2 support, Sonos is finally updating a few of its speakers to actually support Airplay 2. That means your iOS device can now bring the music management and multi-room audio feature to a few more of its smart speakers, including its newest Beam soundbar. With Airplay…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Fix Chrome’s Checkboxes and Buttons in macOS Mojave

It’s a pretty specific issue, but an annoying one. If you’re playing around with the latest public beta for Apple’s macOS Mojave—as of when we wrote this article—and you’re a big fan of Chrome, you might have wondered where your checkboxes and (some) website buttons have gone. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Apple’s New Software Turned My Life Upside Down

Software updates are exciting. I keep telling my friends this, and when they get behind on their updates, I’m all, “Hey, you’re missing out on good stuff!” This is part of the reason why I’m sometimes the guy who downloads beta versions of software. The bugs are annoying, but hey, the features are better. This…Read […]

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Clean Unwanted Programs off Your Mac with CleanApp

Mac: I just finished updating the Lifehacker Pack for Mac, and I wish I could have included every application or utility that I, or others, find useful. Unfortunately, a best-of-the-best list requires one to make a few tough decisions, lest you find yourself filling your system with 50 new apps—all useful, but maybe a…Read more… […]

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