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How to Get Fortnite for Android on a Non-Samsung Phone How to Get Fortnite for Android on a Non-Samsung Phone

Last week, Epic Games announced it was bringing Fortnite to Android, making it first available exclusively for Samsung users. That exclusivity was only supposed to last for “a few days” and it looks like now the beta is starting to open up for non-Samsung users as well.

Learn a Foreign Language Through Immersion Using TV Shows and Books With This App Learn a Foreign Language Through Immersion Using TV Shows and Books With This App

When you’re trying to learn a foreign language, there’s no better way than being immersed in it. Language immersion, after all, is how most of us learned our first language as kids. When everything around you is written in a particular language, you’re probably going to work to figure things out.

Lifehacker Pack for Windows: Our List of the Essential Windows Apps 2018

There are so many Windows apps out there, that picking a list of the very best, most must-install software for your desktop or laptop feels daunting. We’ve pored over pages of recommendations, countless forum posts, and lots of comments to come up with this year’s Lifehacker Pack for Windows, a list of software…

The Best Mobile Payment Systems The Best Mobile Payment Systems

Apple Pay is the highest-ranking peer-to-peer payment (P2P) system in terms of payment authentication to prevent fraud and data privacy, according to Consumer Reports’s first ever ranking of mobile payment systems.

Resize Your Windows Apps to Any Dimensions You Want with 'Sizer' Resize Your Windows Apps to Any Dimensions You Want with 'Sizer'

Windows: It’s been a long, long time since we talked about the Windows app Sizer, recently rewritten to be more compatible with Windows 10 apps. It’s almost embarrassing given the usefulness of this little utility. With the press of a few keyboard buttons, you can reconfigure the size of apps on your screen to any…

Amazon's Read-Along App for Kids Is Now Free   Amazon's Read-Along App for Kids Is Now Free  

You know those viral videos where it looks like you’re spying on a text conversation? They vary in satisfaction, but they’re hard to turn away from. That’s sort of the concept behind Amazon Rapids, the chat-style storytelling app for kids ages 5-12. Young readers follow along as stories unfold through text bubbles.…

These Are the Apps You'll Need For Today's Lunar Eclipse These Are the Apps You'll Need For Today's Lunar Eclipse

Lunar eclipses only come around once in a blue moon (figuratively speaking, of course). Later this evening, our Earth will block the sun’s light from hitting the surface of the Moon. Along with its usual bright white look, our Moon will also don a reddish color for a short period of time.

Our Favorite Apps of the Month for July 2018  Our Favorite Apps of the Month for July 2018 

Every week at Lifehacker, we highlight four different apps and browser extensions that can do something awesome for your devices (or life): one for each platform or major browser. If you took an Internet-free sabbatical or went on vacation for a week, you probably missed some gems.

Two-Step Text Authentication Isn't Enough to Keep Your Accounts Secure Two-Step Text Authentication Isn't Enough to Keep Your Accounts Secure

Just last week, Instagram confirmed reports that it’s modifying its account security setup to allow users to log in with passcodes from security apps, like Google Authenticator, instead of simpler text message-based codes. While this isn’t the sexiest of news, it’s great to see this practice growing in popularity:…

Use Augmented Reality to Become a Better Artist With This App Use Augmented Reality to Become a Better Artist With This App

Drawing is one of those skills that I always wish I had mastered, but never quite got the hang of. I was at the head of my class in art until I hit middle school, but unfortunately, that’s where I peaked, and it’s been all downhill from there.

How a Smartwatch Can Make Parenting Easier How a Smartwatch Can Make Parenting Easier

I didn’t buy a smartwatch because I thought it might make parenting easier—I bought it because it was cute and shiny and I like new toys. (I owned a Casio calculator watch long before they were popular. Oh, wait: They were never popular.) It’s been fun to fiddle with—I can change the watch face and check the weather…

Use Wikipedia as Your Personal Tour Guide With WikiCompass Use Wikipedia as Your Personal Tour Guide With WikiCompass

One of my favorite parts of traveling is having the opportunity to learn about new areas. I’m not really a guidebook person, so I typically rely on tidbits of info from walking tours, plaques on the side of the street, and conversations with people I meet to string together info about an area. This week I came across…

Should You Adjust Your Birth Control Pill Schedule When Traveling? Should You Adjust Your Birth Control Pill Schedule When Traveling?

If you’ve used birth control pills for any length of time, you may have been told to take it at the exact same time every day to ensure effectiveness. Maintaining a consistent pill schedule at home is as easy as setting an alarm on your phone—but what happens when you travel across several time zones?

Track Fraudulent Use of Your Social Security Number With Capital One's Credit Wise Tool Track Fraudulent Use of Your Social Security Number With Capital One's Credit Wise Tool

Capital One’s Credit Wise, a free credit tracking tool, will now alert you if and when someone uses your Social Security Number to apply for a new line of credit or open another financial account.

iOS AR Measuring App vs. Android: Which Is More Accurate? iOS AR Measuring App vs. Android: Which Is More Accurate?

iOS/Android: The second everyone started talking about this crazy new smartphone feature called “augmented reality,” I thought two things: Most AR apps and games are going to be gimmicky AF, and I sure hope someone makes a great measuring app, because I keep misplacing my tape measure.

How to Snooze Topics on Facebook  How to Snooze Topics on Facebook 

We’ve all have a few topics that pop up regularly in our Facebook News Feed we’d rather not see. Maybe you’re trying to avoid World Cup details until you get home to watch that morning game on your DVR, or you’ve finally reached a breaking point with political conversations and want to pretend Trump doesn’t exist for…

The Fastest Way to Level Up in Pokémon GO The Fastest Way to Level Up in Pokémon GO

With the recent announcement of Pokémon Let’s Go for the Nintendo Switch and its ability to interact with Pokémon GO, players are returning to the mobile game en masse. If you’re trying to get back into the game, here’s a trick for leveling up fast and catching up to those who never quit.

Let Ben Folds Teach You How to Rock in Garageband 10.3 Let Ben Folds Teach You How to Rock in Garageband 10.3

Mac: GarageBand, Apple’s free virtual music studio, recently updated its Mac version to include free lessons from your favorite singers, songwriters, and rocking-outers. With these Artist Lessons, as Apple calls them, you’ll be able to learn a new instrument from some of the best around—including piano legend Ben…

Control Windows' Volume Settings Better With EarTrumpet Control Windows' Volume Settings Better With EarTrumpet

Windows: To be honest, Windows 10's volume controls aren’t that special. You can set the volume for the default speakers you’re listening to; you can change your default speakers (from your monitor’s crappy built-in speakers to your awesome headphones, for example); and ... that’s it.

How to Use Google Lens' New Features  How to Use Google Lens' New Features 

Google Lens, once a Pixel-only feature, is now a part of the Google Photos app (or a standalone Android download). During Google I/O this year, Google announced a number of new features for Google Lens, and you can play with them on both iOS and Android right now—assuming your device now supports Lens in its Camera app

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