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Jake Peterson

Senior Technology Editor

Jake Peterson is Lifehacker’s Senior Technology Editor. He has a BFA in Film & TV from NYU, where he specialized in writing. Jake has been helping people with their technology professionally since 2016, beginning as technical specialist at New York’s 5th Avenue Apple Store, then as a writer for the website Gadget Hacks. In that time, he wrote and edited thousands of news and how-to articles about iPhones and Androids, including reporting on live demos from product launches from Samsung and Google. In 2021, he moved to Lifehacker and covers everything from the best uses of AI in your daily life to which MacBook to buy. His team covers all things tech, including smartphones, computers, game consoles, and subscriptions. He lives in Connecticut.


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What You Should Do After the Massive AT&T Data Leak
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You Shouldn't Trust a Government-run Chatbot to Give You Good Advice
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Why the Department of Justice Cares About Green Bubbles on iPhones
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Google Just Revealed When Apple Will Officially Adopt RCS
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Oregon Just Passed a Monumental ‘Right to Repair’ Law
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You Should Update Your iPhone and Mac ASAP
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What to Expect From Apple at WWDC 2024
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Don't Take Telegram's Free Premium Membership Offer
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The EU Is Already Investigating Apple, Google, and Meta for DMA Violations
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Apple Might Finally Give You More Control Over Your iPhone's Home Screen
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Reddit Is the Last Good Social Network
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Your Mac Has a Serious Security Vulnerability Baked Into Its Hardware
A photograph of a PS5 controller on a coffee table. Behind it, out of focus, is a television.
Your PS5's Next Update Is Going to Be a Big One
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Why the US Department of Justice Is Suing Apple
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It's Not Safe to Click Links on X
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The Best Android Smartphones Deals During Amazon’s Spring Sale
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You Can’t Use AI to ‘Zoom and Enhance’ That Grainy Photo of Kate Middleton