The Lifehacker-Approved Apps You Might Not Need

If I could slap one disclaimer over every Lifehacker article, it’d be this: Not every hack, tip, or app is for everyone. In that spirit, here are the Lifehacker-approved apps that I’ve stopped using. I didn’t install them on my new Mac, and I’m curious how many of you have abandoned them too.

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The Best Podcast Apps on iPhone Are Way Better Than Apple’s Default App

It’s time to upgrade from the Apple Podcasts app.

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How to Teach Your New Smart Speaker to Understand Your Voice

Not all smart speakers are created equal. In fact, some barely meet the qualifications to be called “smart” in the first place—but they’re getting better at answering your questions, assuming they can understand what you’re saying.

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Apple’s $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Plan Ends January 1

Around a year ago Apple admitted to slowing down the batteries in older iPhones, and it offered to replace the battery in all phones newer than an iPhone 6 for $29 — as long as you got that battery replacement by December 31st. That means time is running out.

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Check Your New 2018 iPad Pro for a Bend Right When You Buy it

Whether you get it as a gift or gifted it to yourself, there’s a little bit of extra prep work to do if you’ve just gotten your hands on a new 2018 iPad Pro. After a series of reports and rumors, Apple has acknowledged that a certain percentage of the new iPad Pros are shipping with a small structural bend in the…

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How to Keep Apple From Spamming Your Phone

What’s worse than Carpool Karaoke? Getting Carpool Karaoke notifications on your iPhone when you haven’t watched it in a long, long time.

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I Asked Apple for Everything It Knows About Me, and Here’s What I Found

Apple, like most of the tech giants, collects a lot of data about you. Not as much as everybody else—since it’s not the single search engine you rely on for everything—but you can’t use Apple products and services without leaving some kind of digital footprint.

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How to Download an App That’s Been Removed From the App Store 

This week, Epic Games made the decision to pull all of its Infinity Blade games from Apple’s App Store. For fans of the franchise, it was a huge bummer. An even bigger bummer: if you had temporarily removed the app from your phone, now you can’t get it back from the App Store.

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How to Download an App That’s Been Removed From the App Store 

This week, Epic Games made the decision to pull all of its Infinity Blade games from Apple’s App Store. For fans of the franchise, it was a huge bummer. An even bigger bummer: if you had temporarily removed the app from your phone, now you can’t get it back from the App Store.

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How to Use Dual SIMs on an iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max

When Apple pushed iOS version 12.1.1 on Wednesday, AT&T users gained the ability to use the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max’s in a dual-SIM configuration. Verizon users will be able to set up a similar situation on their devices use it starting tomorrow, December 7.

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