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Hump Day Deals: Huge Vitamin Sale, Cheap Games And Blu-rays, 50% Off Flights To China

Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include: Get 39 Kindle ebooks for free, Zavvi warehouse clearance sale, 50 per cent off 5-star tours of China. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain. More »      

Reminder: Tigerair’s New Baggage Limits Kick In This Week

If you’re flying Tigerair later in the week, it would be wise to check both your booking date and the weight of your carry-on luggage. More »      

Opera Mini Gets Android Overhaul

Opera’s latest mobile browser concentrates on speed and an improved Android experience, as it tries to double its Android market share. More »      

Ask LH: Should I Defragment A Hybrid Drive?

Hi Lifehacker, I just bought a new Seagate 1TB SSHD. I’m wondering whether or not this hybrid drive can be defragmented, as I have been seeing some very conflicting answers when Googling. More »      

What Kind Of PCs Will Your Business Buy In 2015?

We live in a world where most employed people own a smartphone, but that doesn’t mean that we’re ready to abandon computers in the workplace just yet. What do statistics suggest will be the dominant trends in PC purchases for business this year? More »      

Planhacker: Family Sharing Mobile Plans

Sharing is caring, so they say. But does it make sense to share your mobile phone contract’s calls, texts and data amongst your family members? More »      

Telstra's Wi-Fi Hotspots Adds 1500 Locations (And They're Still Free For Now)

Telstra announced its plans to offer Wi-Fi hotspots via payphones, towers and individual routers last May, and rolled out the first sites in November. Now it is expanding the trial to an additional 1500 locations. More »      

App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Catistry on Android, iDarkroom on iOS and Public Transport Simulator on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick! More »      

Selfie Sticks Not Welcome At Apple's Developer Conference

Sorry developers — you’ll have to take your Tim-Cook-In-The-Distance-Selfies by hand this year if you get into Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), which has been announced as taking place from June 8. More »      

Is Downloading Really Stealing? The Ethics Of Digital Piracy

Many millions of people throughout the world will illegally download the fifth season of Game of Thrones, launched this week by HBO. Legally speaking, what they will be doing is a violation of intellectual property rights, or “piracy”. But will they be doing anything morally wrong? More »      

Netflix Makes Daredevil Accessible To The Blind

Netflix has announced that it will start adding audio descriptions for visually impaired viewers, beginning with the recently released Daredevil TV series. More »      

Patch Tuesday: No Fooling With April's Four Critical Updates

April Patch Tuesday is here, and this time around there are four critical updates (and another seven ) for your Windows administration pleasure. More »      

How New Download Laws Have Aussies Embracing VPNs

The assault on illegal downloaders by the movie industry last week was put forward as a form of making a highly visible example of a few individuals in an attempt to change public behaviour. Sadly for the likes of Voltage Pictures, it doesn’t seem to have worked. More »      

Briefly: Best Male Haircuts, Video Game And Bluray Sale, Luftschloss!

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The six trendiest hairstyles for guys right now, Kotaku versus Game Of Thrones, 11 bizarre German words that have no English equivalent. More »      

Make A Bluetooth Speaker Out Of PVC Pipe

Bluetooth speakers aren’t exactly rare creatures, but if you have a particular DIY bent — and some spare PVC pipe — you can make your own. More »      

Elevator Pitch: Roominate

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Alice Brooks from Roominate. More »      

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X With 3D Templates

Mac: Aperture may be gone, but Apple’s ploughing on with updates for its professional grade video editing suite, releasing updates to Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor. More »      

What Is Tokenisation And How Will It Make Online Shopping More Secure?

Tokenisation aims to make online and mobile-based shopping a lot safer, but how does it work? Here’s what you need to know. More »      

Ask LH: Are Politicians Allowed To Spam Me Via SMS?

Hi Lifehacker, Just before the NSW election, I received an sms from Mike Baird about voting for him or something. I tried replying to the number but Android would crash every time — I guess I wasn’t the only person who was annoyed by this. More »      

Five Simple Steps To Rein In Your Technology Costs

You can’t run an efficient business without technology, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend over the odds. Follow these five basic steps to make sure you’re not paying out more than you have to for your IT infrastructure. More »      

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