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Ask LH: Will The PS4 Version Of Destiny Ruin My Eyesight?

Dear Lifehacker, I am primarily a PC gamer but recently the Destiny Beta came out and I spent a whole week playing my PlayStation 4 and barely touched my PC. During that week of playing the PS4 my eyes would strain and become really sore after long hours of gaming but I rarely got that over the years of PC gaming. Show More Summary

Are Glass Screen Protectors Better Than Plastic Ones?

Dear Lifehacker, I scratched the screen of my last phone and I want to avoid that on my new one. I'm not a fan of plastic screen guards, but I have been hearing a lot about glass screen protectors. Are they better than plastic? Read more...

Ask LH: Can I Take Decent Photos With An iPhone 5?

Dear Lifehacker, I am a keen photographer but have no actual training. All my photos are taken on my iPhone 5, and I’m generally happy with them, outside of extreme close-ups. I often see competitions which have quite strict criteria for the quality of images submitted. Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Can I Stop My Earphones From Breaking?

Dear Lifehacker, After going through my third pair of earphones for my mobile in recent times, I was wondering if there is a “preferred” way to keep the phone in your pocket? Do you have the lead facing upwards from the outside of the pocket, or down towards the groin? I’m sick of my earphones not lasting a year before the connection becomes sketchy. More »      

Ask LH: Are Scanned Receipts Valid When I Ask For A Refund?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve recently begun the endeavour to go paperless using a Doxie, Evernote and Google Drive. Loving it so far. My query is about the legality of scanned receipts. More »      

Ask LH: Are Vaya's Plans Worth It?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve seen a lot of advertising for Vaya recently. The plans seem good value, but from what I’ve read the company has rubbish customer service. Do you think they’re any good? More »      

How Can I Get My Boss to Let Me Wear Headphones at Work?

Dear Lifehacker, I work in an open office environment, and I'd really like to put on my headphones and focus to some music while I work. I'm worried my coworker or boss might think I'm isolating myself, or not being a "team player" though. How can I explain I'm trying to be productive without coming off like I'm being defensive? Read more...

Ask LH: When Should I Trust Online Reviews?

Dear Lifehacker, I know a lot of online reviews can be fake, and others are just written by angry people. How can I separate useful reviews from crappy ones? I don’t want to avoid something good because someone lied, but I don’t want to throw my money away either. More »      

Ask LH: Why Would I Need A Credit Card?

Dear Lifehacker, I am 18 and don’t have a credit card. I have no need for one, although my bank keeps suggesting I use one. Is there really any point with Visa debit cards and PayPal? I am scared of getting a credit card as I am currently not in a bad financial situation and don’t want that to change. And why do some people have several credit cards? More »      

Ask LH: How Do I Stop My App Idea From Getting Stolen?

Dear Lifehacker, I was wondering if there is much I can do if I have an idea for an app but no ability to code and no money for early development? Are there any companies I could approach and if so, how can I prevent them from just taking the idea for themselves? More »      

Ask LH: Should I Keep Studying At University?

Dear Lifehacker, I am due to graduate from a coursework postgraduate degree at the end of this year. During this time, I’ve had several papers published and achieved some good results in my subjects. My university have invited me to continue on and do a research degree through them and I’m not sure what I should do. More »      

When Should I Trust Online Reviews?

Dear Lifehacker, I know a lot of online reviews can be fake, and others are just written by angry people. How can I separate useful reviews from crappy ones? I don't want to avoid something good because someone lied, but I don't want to throw my money away either. Read more...

Ask LH: What Should I Do If My Boss Asks Me To Lunch?

Dear Lifehacker, What should I do if I have an unplanned lunch with my boss? How can I best take advantage of this time? What topics should I bring up, and which ones should I avoid? I’ve had lunch with him before but I always walk away feeling like I should have used the time better. Any suggestions? More »      

Ask LH: Why Do I Have To Pay A Full Month When I Cancel My Internet Contract?

Dear Lifehacker, When I signed up with an ISP in the middle of the month, they charged me the pro-rated amount to cover the partial month. However, when I moved out in the middle of the month, they charged me for the entire month. Is this legal? Shouldn’t I be able to pay for just the prorated amount? More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Deal With Per-Megabyte Data Measurement On My Mobile Plan?

Dear Lifehacker, I recently switched mobile carriers to Vaya after a price hike on my TPG plan. I’m impressed with Vaya — especially having access to 4G speeds — but data usage being measured in 1MB blocks is becoming a problem. There’s more than a 25 per cent difference in the data output measured by my phone and what Vaya charges for. More »      

Are High-End Headphones Really Worth the Money?

Dear Lifehacker,You guys often talk about headphones, and some of them are really expensive—like $200 or more. I have a pair of $20 headphones that I love, and I've always wondered: are those high end ones really worth it? What's so special about expensive headphones that makes them better? Read more...

How Can I Tell If I'm Exercising Hard Enough?

Dear Lifehacker,I've been exercising for a while, but I'm never really sure if I'm actually working hard enough. How can I tell? Read more...

How Can I Stream Broadcast TV to my Computer?

Dear Lifehacker, I have no desire to pay for cable, and I love free over-the-air TV. I was planning to use Aereo to stream my favorite shows to my computer and tablet, but the Supreme Court just shot them down. Is there another way to take broadcast TV with me on the go, or watch it across the house, legally? Read more...

Ask LH: What Happens To My Baggage At The Airport?

Dear Lifehacker, What actually happens when you check a bag in at an airport, and when it arrives at the destination airport? People I have seen at airports have Qantas security screened stickers on their luggage, however I have never had one of these on mine when travelling internationally or domestically. More »      

What Is "Big Data," and Who's Collecting It?

Dear Lifehacker, I've been hearing more and more about "big data." What is it, and is it something I should be worried about? Is this another way companies harvest my data and sell it? Read more...

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