tweaks

Give Your Smartphone a Mid-Life Spruce-Up

Two year contracts, eh? They suck. They suck bad. Holding onto a smartphone for two whole years seems like an eternity in this day and age, where new flagship phones roll through seemingly every couple of months. But it’s not all bad: if you’re having a bit of a mid-phone crisis, here are a few tips to make it all better.


10 Tips, Features And Projects Every Windows User Should Try

Windows hasn’t changed much in the past few years (at least, the desktop hasn’t) but there’s always a dark corner to explore, tweak and improve. Here are 10 things every Windows users should do with their system.


10 Annoying Apps We're All Stuck Using (And How To Make Them Better)

Every app has its share of annoyances, but some are so popular that you’re just plain stuck using them — either because your friends do, because you need it for a particular gadget, or just because there’s no real alternative. Here are 10 popular apps that get on our nerves, and what you can do to fix them.


Best Jailbreak Apps & Tweaks For iOS 6

With the new jailbreak for iOS 6, it’s time to start playing around with all the handy apps and tweaks on your newly-freed device. Here’s a look at some of our favourites available in Cydia for iOS 6.


Three Windows Tweaks To Cool Your Overheating Ivy Bridge Notebook

Intel’s “3rd generation” CPUs, codenamed “Ivy Bridge”, bring a number of improvements over the previous generation, Sandy Bridge. Unfortunately, for those of us used to getting progressively faster and cooler performing CPUs from Intel, Ivy Bridge delivered on the former front, but not so much the latter.


Top 10 Ways To Speed Up Your Computer's Boot Time

If there’s one thing everyone dreads, it’s rebooting their computer. It may only take a minute or two, but it can seem like forever. Here are our top 10 tweaks that will make your computer boot a little faster.


How Can I Breathe New Life Into My Old iPhone?

Dear Lifehacker, As attractive as buying a shiny new gadget might seem, I don’t want to drop hundreds of dollars on a new phone when my old iPhone still does everything I need. That said, I’m also suffering from at least a little new-phone envy. Anything I can do to make my old iPhone faster?


Not All iPhone Apps Work On Verizon Without Tweaks

Apparently iPhone apps that need to have deeper access to the hardware, like Telenav’s navigation, need a specific Verizon version in order to work. It might be due to differences between GSM vs CDMA radios, or the GPS chip. [ZDNet]


Stop Firefox From Automatically Entering "Work Offline" Mode

The “Work Offline” mode in Firefox can be useful if you don’t have an internet connection, but Firefox annoyingly enables it automatically whenever you lose connection, even for a second. Here’s how to disable that behaviour.


Mighty Mouse Has One Less Gene, Lives 20% Longer

Sorry, Apple. Researchers have already created a mightier mouse: By deleting a single gene from a mouse’s genetic makeup, they’ve enabled it to suffer fewer age related ailments and live 20% longer. On humans, that’d be about 16 bonus years.


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