The Best Tech Advice We Gave in 2019

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52 weeks, 52 Tech 911 columns—minus one or two weeks when I was on vacation and simply couldn’t answer your wild and crazy technology questions from afar. Though Lifehacker is all about service and productivity, I find a special joy in our weekly Tech 911 tech-advice column. That’s not because I write it. Well, not

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How Do I Get Safari to Use 1Password Instead of Keychain?

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Welcome back to Tech 911, Lifehacker’s weekly technology-advice column. This week, we’re tackling a question from a reader who finds it annoying when his browser prompts him to save passwords on a service he’d rather not use. Does this sound like you? Read on.

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How Do I Set Up My Wifi Extender With a New Router?

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In this week’s technology-advice column from Lifehacker, we’re going back to our favorite topic: wireless networking. This time around, a reader is having some issues getting an important piece of older gear to work with an important piece of newer gear. If you’ve ever upgraded your router, or are planning to, this…

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The Raspberry Pi 4’s Most Interesting Quirks

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The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is finally here, a $35 device that packs a lot of useful technology on a single circuit board you can hold in your hand. It might even be your next budget computer, assuming you can stomach some of the trade-offs enthusiasts have identified in their early testing.

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How Do I Digitize and Share a Ton of Old Family Photos?

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Welcome back to another week of Tech 911—Lifehacker’s advice column that’s designed to answer your most pressing and peculiar questions about technology. This week, we’re taking a question from someone who wants to find a solid photo-storage service for a special project. I’ll let Lifehacker reader Joel explain:

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How to Vanquish Your Digital Addiction

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Analog Week is a strange concept for me. As Lifehacker’s senior technology editor, I’m glued to a screen for most of my day. I’d love to just throw all my gadgets into a drawer and lock them up for a week, but that would be impractical for my job. I would also have no idea how to get anywhere (as I’m pretty…

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Why Do Internet Speed Tests Report Different Results?

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I apologize. Last week in Tech 911, Lifehacker’s technology-advice column, I took a question from Lifehacker Editor in Chief Melissa. She’s technically a Lifehacker reader, so it still fits this column’s theme, but it feels like a cheat. I’m doing the same thing again this week, not because you haven’t been sending in…

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How Do I Burn Subtitles and Speed Up My Movies?

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Good news: I’m not sick anymore. Bad news: I’m going to be sick to my stomach when they invariably kill off my favorite bad guy, Thanos the thick-chinned, in this week’s Avengers: Endgame. Ah well. All great things must end, I suppose. Except for Tech 911—Lifehacker’s weekly technology advice column will never go away.

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