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Hi! I’ve been writing Lifehacker’s esteemed Tech 911 advice column for three years and running, with a new installment arriving every Friday at 9 a.m. ET (save for the occasional vacation day). I’d like to keep up that pace—but to get us through this summer, I need more of your tech questions. Anything you’ve got,…Read more...

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Apple is planning to reformat its serial numbers for Macs and MacBook this year. Currently, Macs use the same 12-digit alphanumeric serial codes as other Apple products, but Apple will soon switch them to randomized strings between 8 and 12 characters long.Read more...

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Generally speaking, texting is an effortless, productive way to communicate. Sure, it can become tiresome when I find myself in a group chat that is degenerating into a flurry of missives that I don’t care about; in these instances. the ability to mute an annoying thread is a godsend. But there’s another annoying…Read more...

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Chrome 90 is here, and a number of fun features you’re getting are all automatic—no action needed on your part. Others require you to dig into some settings or adjust Chrome flags to view them. That’s the cat-and-mouse game you’ll find in any Chrome release, and we’re up for the hunt.Read more...

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If you’re at all like me, spring cleaning can be something of a domino situation. I might start by cleaning the baseboards, but when I get to the stairs, I’m like, wow these handrails are dirty. And so on. By the time I’m done, I’ve also discovered coffee splashes on walls, cobwebs in ceiling corners, and the dustiest…Read more...

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Nothing says, “My life is totally together” like a perfectly made bed. In fact, we’ve been told time and time again how making your bed is the key to success. But if you find the act of making your bed takes too long, we’ve assembled the fastest methods for each piece of the bed making process:Read more...

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If you want to brighten up your home with some lush, green plants, it’s important to consider how much light they’ll need. Different plants thrive in different conditions, so you can’t cram everything in front of the same window and hope for the best. Instead, you should judge each plant’s specific needs and find a…Read more...

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As the weather warms up and people continue to be vaccinated, BBQ guys across the land are firing up their grills and planning their projects. The idea of cooking for a (vaccinated) crowd doesn’t seem so far off, and outside is the safest place you can feed a group of people. Steak is always a crowd-pleaser, but…Read more...

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Dog owners often take canine comforts to dizzying extremes, like feeding their dogs home-cooked meals or enrolling them in fancy sleep away camps. When it comes to shopping for dog toys, it’s become popular to factor in the color of said toy when striving to make the best possible purchase.Read more...

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The smell of fresh laundry isn’t just for laundry—dryer sheets are aromatic little papers that are actually good for much more than de-wrinkling and de-static-ing your clothes after a wash. Their structure makes them useful in some unexpected ways, from repelling bugs to renewing pots and pans, so here are 17 ways to…Read more...

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When we’re picking out our kids’ swimsuits for the season, we often think mostly about style, age-appropriateness, and comfort. We want something they like, something that isn’t too mature, and something that fits well. But we may not be giving enough weight to another factor that can actually help keep them safer in…Read more...

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It’s a novel idea for any state that wants to attract skilled professionals—in exchange for moving there, they will pay off your student loan debt. Illinois is doing just that, as they have recently joined Maryland in launching a “SmartBuy” program that pays off your student loans if you get a mortgage in their state.…Read more...

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Amazon and Microsoft recently announced a collaboration that lets Xbox Game Pass subscribers download games and get the latest updates about the service using Alexa commands.Read more...

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Does this sound familiar? You’ve taken such good care of your older MacBook that Tim Cook himself wouldn’t be able to tell it from a fresh out-of-the-box model. You’ve fawned over it, protected it from harm, and are now ready to trade it in for something newer and better. Since your MacBook is perfect, you’re…Read more...

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Many people use buttermilk powder to make their own ranch seasoning mix, which they then use to make their own ranch dressing. This is perfectly reasonable—aspirational, even!—but ranch isn’t the only salad dressing that benefits from a bit of dehydrated dairy.Read more...

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The original Disney vacation spot is reopening to the world. Unlike Disney World, which reopened in July 2020 just months after lockdowns began last year, Disneyland took a slower approach and is reopening later this month with things like tiered ticketing and capacity limits. Here’s what you need to know about the…Read more...

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As we emerge from our pandemic cocoons and begin catching up on all the things we either purposefully put off or simply couldn’t fathom attempting over the past year, we may come to the realization that it’s been way too long since a dentist has seen the inside of our kid’s mouth. Whether they’ve got their first-ever…Read more...

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The IRS has confirmed that families can expect their 2021 child tax credit subsidy to begin paying out as advanced monthly payments in July, rather than next year as part of a tax return. The monthly payments have also increased from a maximum of $2,000 to up to $3,600 per child. Here’s what you can expect and how to…Read more...

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The Oculus Quest 2 is perhaps the first of all the virtual reality headsets I’ve used over the years that’s been more than an expensive paperweight. However, there’s still one small catch that makes Facebook’s VR headset slightly annoying for those of us with a lot of SteamVR games: You have to connect the headset…Read more...

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The beer industry’s latest viral marketing gimmick wants to promote your presumably unemployed pooch to a C-suite level position as the next Chief Tasting Officer of Busch Dog Brew.Read more...

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I don’t usually heavily season my steaks—I like to let the meat speak for itself—but there is something deeply enticing (and summery) about a pile of flame-kissed beef that’s been dressed with a bright, aggressively herby sauce. Like most people, I used to make my sauces separately and serve them alongside the beef.…Read more...

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Vitamin C holds an almost legendary status among drugstore supplements. It’s common to take a few tablets when we’re worried about getting sick or mix up a glass of Emergen-C at the first sign of a cold. It’s nice to imagine it as a cure-all, but reality doesn’t quite match up with our hopes. Read more...

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It’s a corporate custom that might seem outdated, or even like a trivial formality. Yet anyone with a good deal of job hunting experience will tell you how important it is to send a thank-you note after an interview. That’s the conventional wisdom, at least. How much does it really matter?Interview best practices…Read more...

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