This week we learned good tech habits, re-rooted our Android phones, fixed the internet's biggest annoyances, and learned about everything the movies teach us incorrectly. Here's a look back.
Top 10 Good Tech Habits Everyone Should Have
You've probably heard people tell you should back up your computer, or you should have more secure passwords. Good tech habits aren't just for geeks-they can save you money, keep your personal information safe, and help you avoid frustration down the road. More ?
The Always Up-To-Date Guide to Rooting the Most Popular Android Phones
We love Android, but rooting your phone can give you the opportunity to do so much more than your phone can do out of the box-whether its wireless tethering, speeding it up with overclocking, or customizing the look of your phone with themes. More ?
Why You Should Never Skip Flossing Your Teeth
In my mid-twenties I decided, after about 5 years of putting it off, that it was time for a dental check up. And even though it had been so long since I had been sitting in that uncomfortable room, I was told that my teeth were near perfect. More ?
Fix the Internet's Biggest Annoyances This Weekend
The internet is full of knowledge, but also full of annoyances. Nevertheless, with some clever tricks and helpful tools you can eliminate most of the bad stuff and retain the good. More ?
Why Does My Modem Blink Even When I'm Not Using The Internet?
My cable modem and router just keep flashing all night, even when I'm not doing anything on the internet. I know my power light is supposed to be on, but should the send/receive light is blinking even when all my computers are turned off? More ?
Five Best iPad Keyboards
The iPad is a great tablet for many things, but not all of us consider it a solid productivity tool. Nothing is further from the truth: you can get some real work done with the right tools, and a decent wireless keyboard or keyboard case can help. More ?
Why I'm Glad My Smartphone Broke
In November, I dropped my iPhone 4 while running and the screen broke. My first instinct was to go and buy the new iPhone 5, but before doing that, I decided to have go without a smartphone for at least a month to find out how much I really depended on it. More ?
5 Security Holes Almost Everyone's Vulnerable To
Problems with security seem to pop up all the time-from an easy to hack router to apps that leak your data into the world. Thankfully, it's pretty easy to protect yourself. More ?
Five Survival Skills the Movies Taught You Wrong
CPR will save someone's life in a matter of seconds. Tilt your head back and look at the clouds to stop a nosebleed. If an animal spots you in the woods it will chase you relentlessly and maul you. More ?
Simple Is Banking 2.0, and We've Got Priority Access
Simple offers an online alternative to traditional banking, with a goal of providing features you care about and excellent customer support. Here's a look at what they have to offer and how you can get faster access to their invite-only service. More ?
Get Better Gas Mileage and Fuel Economy with These DIY Car Care Tips
Why spend more at the gas pump when you can easily spend less? The team at The Family Handyman shares this list of DIY tricks for a noticeable difference in your fuel costs. More ?
The Most Sadistic Apps That Force You to Get Stuff Done
Sometimes willpower is hard to muster up without a little poking from exterior sources. Thankfully, if you prefer a little masochism or negative reinforcement from your apps, you have plenty of options for getting into shape, waking up, and breaking bad habits. More ?
Six Reasons You're Not as Happy as You'd Like to Be (and What You Can Do About It)
No one ever said that life was easy, and none of us ever assumed that we'd get all that we desire without hitting at least a few obstacles along the way. More ?
Why You Should Work From a Coffee Shop, Even When You Have an Office
Here at Lifehacker, we've often encouraged switching up your working environment to spark creativity and prevent burnout. Even taking a few days each month to work in a new place can benefit you greatly. More ?
Do Computer Glasses Really Work?
My eyes often feel tired after staring at the computer all day. So I'm wondering if glasses designed for computer use actually help (for example, those yellow-tinted computer/gaming glasses I've seen mentioned on Lifehacker or regular glasses with special coatings). More ?