Should I Upgrade to Mac OS X Yosemite?

Dear Lifehacker,
So Yosemite is coming out today. It looks like it has some great features, but it's still an upgrade, and any upgrade has a chance of going bad. You guys have been using it; what do you think? Is it ready for prime time, or should I wait for the next patch to fix the bugs people will inevitably find? » 10/17/14 2:52am 10/17/14 2:52am

How to Set Up and Use Handoff in Yosemite and iOS 8

Handoff is Apple's new feature that integrates Yosemite and your iOS 8 device so you can start working on one device and then continue it on another. For example, you can start writing an email on your phone, then flip it over to your Mac when you realize you'd prefer a keyboard. Here's how to set it up and use it. » 10/17/14 2:50am 10/17/14 2:50am

Google's Nexus 6 Superphone Is Here, and It's a Monster

The long-awaited (and long-rumored) Nexus 6, the 6-inch (technically 5.96) monster phablet, is finally, officially here. The Nexus 6, like its predecessors before it, will be the first device in the world to ship with Android's new operating system, Lollipop. It's the purest vision of what an Android phone should be.… » 10/16/14 4:29am 10/16/14 4:29am

It's Time to Enable Two-Step Authentication on Everything. Here’s How.

Yesterday's news that hackers might've stolen some 7 million Dropbox credentials should've scared you into changing your password. And if you didn't already have two-step authentication enabled on your account, it should be pretty good reminder that you need to turn it on for every account possible. » 10/15/14 4:14am 10/15/14 4:14am

I Want to Write Android Apps. Where Do I Start?

Dear Lifehacker,
I have some background in coding, but I've never touched Android development before. I'd like to get started, but I'm not entirely sure what I need. I don't need to "learn to code" per se, but I could use some guidance on where to start with Android. Can you help? » 10/09/14 4:00am 10/09/14 4:00am

Windows 10 Video Walkthrough: Where Were You Two Years Ago?

Windows 10 is here! Kind of! You can go pick up a very stripped down Technical Preview of the big, bad, Start Menu-having operating system right now. But if you don't want to load up a pretty beta OS, we went through the trouble for you. These are the highlights. » 10/02/14 4:25am 10/02/14 4:25am

Windows 10 Hands-On: Well Hello There, Start Menu!

It's finally official: Windows 10 is on the way. It's the Windows to rule all Windows, a single operating system for PCs, phones, and tablet, and it's coming in 2015. But you don't care about any of that. You just want to know about the goddamn Start Menu already. » 10/01/14 12:09pm 10/01/14 12:09pm

The man who made Apple possible is in trouble—and you can help him

Perhaps you don't know John Draper aka "Captain Crunch" but, if you're using a MacBook or an iPhone today, it's because of him. He and his blue box were a fundamental inspiration for Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in making Apple. He's now in trouble and needs our help. Woz has written this fascinating article so you… » 9/29/14 11:13am 9/29/14 11:13am

iOS 8.0.1 Is Breaking Cellular and TouchID on New iPhones, Don't Update

New iPhone owners: Do not update to iOS 8.0.1 yet. The upgraded iOS 8 that just rolled out over the air is killing the ability of phones to connect to cellular networks and is also breaking other features like TouchID. We have confirmed those two problems, and we're investigating what else might be wrong. » 9/25/14 5:00am 9/25/14 5:00am

​iPhone 6 Plus Review: The Best Tablet I've Ever Used

Six years ago, I sat on my girlfriend's couch, casually flipping her new iPhone 3G end over end. I was pondering why anyone would buy an iPhone over my clearly superior T-Mobile G1 handset. Yes, I was an Android nut, a former Sidekick owner who believed that smartphones should have physical keyboards and be held… » 9/25/14 4:36am 9/25/14 4:36am

And Here's a Guy Bending an iPhone 6 Plus With His Bare Hands

Just a few hours ago, we started hearing reports that a small sampling of iPhone 6 Plus owners have experienced a slight bend to their phone after putting the device in their front pockets. And now, here's what appears to be video proof that—yep, this smartphone sure can bend. Although it sure takes some effort. » 9/24/14 7:23am 9/24/14 7:23am