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The Easiest Way to Transfer Contacts to a New Phone

Next to photos, contacts are usually the most important thing people want to transfer to a new phone. But it doesn’t have to be a headache. In the video above, I share the easiest way to transfer your contacts on both iOS and Android devices.Read more… Continue Reading at

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The Best Way to Keep Track of Your Kid’s Friends in Your Phone

As the mother of a six-year-old, my phone is filled with contacts such as “Mary LeilasMom” and “Dana MaddiesDad.” It’s how I keep track of my daughter’s new friends and the personal assistants who keep their schedules (AKA their “parents”). This labeling method helps my brain connect the adult to the child, but it’s…Read more… […]

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How to Back up Your Personal Data on iOS and Android

Phones break or get lost all the time, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose your personal data when and if that happens. In the video above, I go over the basics of backing up your Apple and Android devices.Read more… Continue Reading at

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Why Does Gmail Keep Suggesting the Wrong Contact?

One of my long-time friends in the real world always gives me grief for “posting weird geek shit I don’t understand” on Twitter. And yet it is he who now turns to Lifehacker—specifically, the Tech 911 column—with a query about an annoying experience he’s having within Gmail.Read more… Continue Reading at

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Are Halloween Contacts Safe?

Contacts with cat pupils or neon colors can be fun, but are you sure you want to put a piece of plastic from a costume store into your eye? We’ve got some tips from the American Optometric Association on how to look cool at parties without getting a raging eye infection.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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CardHop: The Command Line for Contacts

Mac: Today Flexibits, creators of Lifehacker’s favorite calendar app Fantastical, bring their command-line approach to contacts with CardHop ($19.99). This new contacts app is oriented around actions rather than your contacts database; you mainly use it by writing commands, kind of like talking to Siri. It’s a…Read more… Continue Reading at

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