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How to Create an OS X Mavericks USB Installation Drive

David Smothers October 25, 2013

OS X Mavericks is available in the Mac App Store now, but it’s only an upgrade—but if you want to do a clean install, you’ll need to manually burn an installation flash drive. Here’s how to do it. Sadly, the old method for Lion and Mountain Lion doesn’t work anymore, but thanks to MacRumors forum… Continue Reading »

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How to Lock Down Facebook Privacy Now That Old Posts Are Searchable

David Smothers October 1, 2013

As of yesterday, Facebook Graph Search has officially opened its big, omniscient arms to every last check-in, status update, note, and comment you’ve ever posted throughout your entire Facebook career. Which, yes, sounds pretty terrifying, but don’t worry—we’re here to help you cover your tracks. Thankfully, Facebook has given us the tools we need to… Continue Reading »

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Apple TV 6.0 Update: Is my Apple TV bricked?

David Smothers September 23, 2013

Apple has apparently pulled a software update for its Apple TV after reports that the update is bricking some users’ set-top boxes and causing networking issues. The on-device Apple TV 6.0 update, which was released on Friday, was taken down Saturday night, reverting to version 5.3 as the most recent update for download, according to… Continue Reading »

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How Can I Become More Comfortable When Speaking in Public?

David Smothers June 28, 2013

Dear Lifehacker, I’m really nervous about giving a presentation soon. While I know the presentation itself is amazing, I’m just not comfortable speaking in public. What can I do to get rid of these fears and make sure I don’t clam up or die of stage fright? Signed, Scared to Speak Dear Scared, Don’t worry…. Continue Reading »

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How to Stop Robocalls Once and For All

David Smothers March 30, 2013

You’ve just sat down to a nice home-cooked meal with your family when the phone rings.Could be Grandma, you think. She still actually uses the phone for talking. But no, it’s a robocall shilling for some debt relief scam, the fifth in as many days. You know what? You don’t have to put up with it. Here’s how… Continue Reading »

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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Dropbox Master

David Smothers February 17, 2013

Dropbox is a robust independent file syncing tool (which Apple once tried to buy) that recently hit the 100m user milestone. It’s arguably the most popular cloud service around, and for good reason. One of the key advantages of Dropbox is that it’s so easy to use—you simply set it up and then forget about it —… Continue Reading »

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