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How to Not Get Scammed by Bogus Subscription Apps How to Not Get Scammed by Bogus Subscription Apps

There’s a special corner in Tech Hell reserved for app developers who try to sucker people into paying obscene amounts of money for an underwhelming product.

How to Stop Annoying Apps from Loading When Windows Boots How to Stop Annoying Apps from Loading When Windows Boots

When’s the last time you sat down and thought about how many apps automatically launch whenever you fire up Windows 10 on your desktop or laptop? You probably can’t remember, because it’s not really a thing most people do. But you should, because you don’t need a bunch of unnecessary apps eating up your system’s…

The Best Camera Apps The Best Camera Apps

Last week, we asked you to tell us about the camera apps—for iOS or Android—that you can’t live without. Our Hive Five hunt was prompted by my work on the iOS and Android Lifehacker Packs, when I noticed that there are a ton of different third-party camera apps you can grab for your device. I thought I found some…

How to Hide Your App Folder Names in iOS How to Hide Your App Folder Names in iOS

If you’re the kind of person who uses a little creativity when organizing the apps on your iPhone or iPad—by icon color, for example—it might be time to take your device’s look to the next level. Sure, you can name your folders something descriptive and/or witty, like “yellow” instead of the category of the apps found…

Find the Healthiest Items on 750 Fast Food Menus With This App Find the Healthiest Items on 750 Fast Food Menus With This App

In general, fast food isn’t always the healthiest food out there, but sometimes a road trip or busy evening leads to a trip through the drive-thru.

What's the Best App for Reading the News? What's the Best App for Reading the News?

We check out a lot of apps at Lifehacker, and we’ve recently written pretty big roundups of the must-haves for Android and iOS. Still, there’s a lot out there, and that can make it difficult to find the best app for whatever it is you’re trying to do.

What Are Your Favorite Camera Apps for iOS and Android? What Are Your Favorite Camera Apps for iOS and Android?

There are way too many camera apps for iOS and Android. And if you’re anything like my friends, you just stick with the basics: the stock app your smartphone shipped with. Good enough for silly selfies, shots of your pet being lazy, and Instagrams of your food, right?

Turn Your Runs Into a Fun AR Game With 'Run an Empire' Turn Your Runs Into a Fun AR Game With 'Run an Empire'

Running has always been one of those things that I needed some sort of motivation for. Go out on a Saturday run for my health? I’ll pass. Go out on a Saturday run so I can crush all my friends in a FitBit challenge? Now we’re talking.

How to Use Twitter's New 'Data Saver' Feature on Your Phone How to Use Twitter's New 'Data Saver' Feature on Your Phone

At this point, most of us have an “unlimited” data plan on our mobile phone that makes it so, for the most part, it doesn’t really matter how much data the apps on our phone are using. You don’t want an app that’s constantly using massive amounts of data (most of those “unlimited” plans can end in throttled speeds),…

The Essential Android Apps for 2018

Which Android app is worth a spot on your new smartphone or tablet? Trying to find the very best of the best is a challenging process, because there are millions of apps to pick from on the Google Play Store. Even if you just scan Google’s “top free” or “top paid” list on a daily basis, you’ll miss out on a lot of…

How to Find Free iOS and Android Apps How to Find Free iOS and Android Apps

Even when the paid version of an app only costs a few bucks up front, there’s something about paying up for a service you’ve been using for free that can feel like a bridge too far. Flash sales, where apps are discounted or free for a limited time, are great for getting apps you’ve been eying but won’t shell out…

How Do You Customize Mint? How Do You Customize Mint?

One of the best and most aspects of Mint is that you can create categories for essentially anything to track your spending. There are your standard expenditures like housing and transportation, sure, but if you want to pay closer attention to your Sephora habit, for example, or how much your spending at the lunch spot…

The Essential iOS Apps for 2018

Trying to find the perfect iOS apps can be tough, and we’re willing to bet that your iPhone or iPad is full of pages and pages of apps. There’s just so much out there, it’s hard to come up with a short list of favorites. We understand. Allow us to help you with our freshly updated Lifehacker Pack for iOS.

How to Get a Free Dairy Queen Blizzard Today How to Get a Free Dairy Queen Blizzard Today

The end of summer is near. In honor of Labor Day this year, Dairy Queen is offering customers a free Blizzard, provided they download the restaurant’s mobile app.

Create Custom Stickers for Instagram Stories With This App Create Custom Stickers for Instagram Stories With This App

Earlier this year I embraced the greatness that is Instagram stories. While I’ll typically spend a good deal of time trying to capture the perfect image with the perfect caption to put on regular Instagram, with Instagram stories I’m willing to post pretty much anything. When given the choice I also like to add…

Benchmark Your Graphics Card With These Apps

Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards are the talk of geektown lately. And while we have yet to really see how they perform in real-world benchmarks—at least, beyond those provided by Nvidia itself—you can at least figure out whether it’s time to upgrade your own aging graphics card by testing its…

Replace Your Alarm Clock With Meditation Using This App  Replace Your Alarm Clock With Meditation Using This App 

We all know that waking up to an alarm clock is pretty much the worst way possible to get up in the morning, although arguably the most efficient.

How to Livestream the U.S. Open How to Livestream the U.S. Open

The U.S. Open officially kicks off in New York Monday (August 27th). Serena Williams is back from maternity leave, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are fresh off wins at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, respectively, and all the big names in tennis are gearing up for the event.

How to Get a 7-11 Slurpee Delivered to Your Doorstep How to Get a 7-11 Slurpee Delivered to Your Doorstep

Sometimes you just really need Slurpee, and now you can get one delivered—at least if you’re in New York.

How to Send Confidential Emails From Your Phone Using Gmail  How to Send Confidential Emails From Your Phone Using Gmail 

In April, Google brought a new confidential mode to Gmail’s desktop version, allowing you to send emails that automatically expire. The idea being that if you use Gmail to send confidential information (which let’s face it, isn’t the safest idea), then using the confidential mode will make that decision a little bit…

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