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How Do I Create a Searchable Archive of PDFs?

In this week’s tech-advice column at Lifehacker—keep your questions coming, folks!—we’re helping out a reader who has way too many important papers that need to make a magical transition to the digital realm. At least, that sounds a lot more exciting than “Optical Character Recognition,” which doesn’t really roll off…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How Do I Create a Searchable Archive of PDFs?

In this week’s tech-advice column at Lifehacker—keep your questions coming, folks!—we’re helping out a reader who has way too many important papers that need to make a magical transition to the digital realm. At least, that sounds a lot more exciting than “Optical Character Recognition,” which doesn’t really roll off…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Should I Use My Personal Laptop for Work?

Welcome to the first Lifehacker tech-advice column of 2019! This week’s question from Lifehacker reader Mike is something that many of us have had to deal with at one point in our lives: the irritating balance between technology, one’s personal life, and the demands of one’s professional life.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How Do I Use a Smart Speaker Without an Assistant Spying on Me?

Since this is the last Lifehacker tech-advice column before that big gift-giving day next week, it’s only fitting that this week’s question comes from a reader who needs a little help picking up a present for himself. Multiple presents, actually—and he doesn’t want any companies to spy on him after he’s set them up.Read more… […]

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How to Get Gmail’s Best Features If You’re Holding on to an Old Email Account

In this week’s Tech 911—the column where we offer reasonable answers and explanations for of your deepest, darkest tech confusions—a Lifehacker reader wonders why she can’t access some of Gmail’s best features with a third-party email client (and a non-Gmail address). Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why Did iCloud Delete All of My Photos?

We’re turning the lens around for this week’s Tech 911. Lifehacker Managing Editor Virginia Smith posed a question in our internal Slack channel that cuts wide and deep: “It’s safe to delete photos from my iPhone, right?”Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Should I Ditch My ISP and Just Share My Phone’s Data Connection?

Nobody likes paying a ton of money for internet service (especially if you’re spending a small fortune each month for crappy speeds, like a spotty DSL connection). And while a crafty idea might pop into your head from time to time about how you can reduce or eliminate your monthly fee—including asking your neighbor to…Read […]

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Why Did Porn Mysteriously Appear on a ‘New’ iPhone? 

There’s something magical when it comes to porn. At least when it comes to porn popping up in the most unintended of places, like the web browser of your brand-new smartphone. Luckily you have me to help you figure out how they got there. Because I know you never tapped, clicked, or typed in anything that […]

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Why Does My Laptop Kill My Wifi?

Hi! In this week’s edition of Tech 911—the column where I attempt to troubleshoot your common and obscure tech questions—we have a strong contender for “Huh of the Year,” if such an award existed. I’ve found that the best, most head-scratching problems tend to involve home networking, and this week’s issue is a real…Read more… […]

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Why Does My Network Switch Keep Dropping Gigabit Speeds?

Although it feels like I’m dancing with myself, this week’s Tech 911 column—you ask tech questions, we deliver tech answers—is going to be a little inverted. Rather than fielding a question that you’ve emailed me, left in the comments, or tweeted at me (with a GIF), I’m going to solicit your help with a little […]

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Why Does My Network Switch Keep Dropping Gigabit Speeds?

Although it feels like I’m dancing with myself, this week’s Tech 911 column—you ask tech questions, we deliver tech answers—is going to be a little inverted. Rather than fielding a question that you’ve emailed me, left in the comments, or tweeted at me (with a GIF), I’m going to solicit your help with a little […]

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Don’t Get Duped by Crappy Third-Party Chargers

Nobody likes spending $50 for a cable to replace the one that came with your smartphone, tablet, or other battery-draining device. You know, the cable you can’t find, the one that’s weirdly frayed, or the one that your loving pet chewed to pieces. While you might be tempted to go super-budget for a replacement, first…Read […]

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How to See Which Messages Apple is Storing in iCloud

Hi! In this week’s edition of Tech 911, the column where we attempt to solve your most pressing and head-scratching tech questions (that you should absolutely send us here), I’m venturing a little beyond the confines of the column’s setup to look at a question that’s both timely and applicable to most Apple fans.Read more… […]

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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 http://lifehacker.com

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