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Ask LH: How Should I Track Tax Receipts On My Phone?

Hey Lifehacker, What is the best way to keep track of tax claims and receipts? Do I need to hold onto my paper receipts or can I just use my smartphone? If I decide to go fully digital, what are the best mobile tools and apps? More »      

How Parenting App Developers Reinforce The Gender Divide

Almost every day, a smartphone app emerges offering some new and exciting functionality. But it’s come to my attention that many of these apps are continuing an old trend: they are purveyors of gender-based marketing. More »      

How To Make Black Burgers

You’ve seen Burger King Japan’s black cheese burger. You’ve seen McDonald’s black burger. You may have even read the Kotaku review. Now, learn how to make your own using squid ink and bamboo charcoal. (Warning: If you get squeamish around dead sea creatures, maybe sit this one out.) More »      

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

Today’s best deals include Red Johnson’s Chronicles on Android, Linkin Park Recharge on iOS and Voice Memos on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick! More »      

IT Job Ads Declined Last Month

It’s not the best time to be looking for a new role if you’re an IT pro. According to job advertising site Indeed, ads for tech positions fell by 5.8 per cent in October compared to September. More »      

Note 4 Roadtrip: How To Work In Bed

On a normal working day, I wake up stupidly early,get out of bed and immediately switch on my computer to check what has happened overnight. But this week my Note 4 is my computer, so I can cut out one step — I don’t need to get out of bed. More »      

Telstra Mobile Data Usage Alerts Now Happen Immediately

Phone companies are obliged to inform you if you’re chewing through your mobile data allowance — but an annoying quirk of the TCP Code means they only have to do so within 48 hours of it happening, by which point you can have wasted a lot of money on excess charges. Show More Summary

Rackspace Weighing Plans For Microsoft Cloud In Sydney Data Centre

Yesterday Rackspace announced plans to offer full access to Microsoft’s cloud platform in its US data centres. But will we get that option in Rackspace’s Australian data centre in Sydney? More »      

Briefly: New Raspberry Pi, Top 20 YouTubers, 4K TV Explained

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: New Raspberry Pi is even cheaper and smaller, the 20 most popular YouTubers in the world, do you need a 4K TV? More »      

Briefly: New Raspberry Pi, Top 20 YouTubers, 4K Explained

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: New Raspberry Pi is even cheaper and smaller, the 20 most popular YouTubers in the world, do you need a 4K TV? More »      

Note 4 Roadtrip: The Smartwatch At The Airport

I was so pleased with the fact that I didn’t have to pull a laptop out of my bag at Newcastle Airport that I completely forgot I had a smartwatch on my wrist. My phone and wallet went in the tray, my bag and tray went on the conveyer and I stepped towards the security scanner without a care in the world. More »      

Big Data: The Skills Shortage Continues

We’ve often observed that a lack of skilled staff is holding back big data projects in Australia. New research from analyst firm Telsyte suggests that issue won’t resolve itself any time soon. More »      

How To Trick Yourself Into Eating Less

Science has a simple and incredible trick that will help you lose weight. The idea, it seems, is to make portions appear bigger because this leads people to serve and eat less. More »      

Real Life Puzzle Games Can Teach You A Lot About Your Workmates

Last week, we visited Mission Escape Games (MEG) in Sydney to partake in a “puzzle game simulator”. This involved finding and solving various clues to escape a series of locked, interconnected rooms in under an hour. While strongly geared...Show More Summary

Here Is The Winner Of KFC's 'Immortalise Yourself' 3D Statue Competition!

Last week, KFC offered one of our readers the chance to immortalise themselves as a 3D-printed golden statue while eating a Hashbrown Double. To win, you had to come up with an extra topping that would make the Double even more ridiculously tasty. After carefully pouring over the entries, we’ve come up with a winner… More »      

Elevator Pitch: CoinJar

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 Asher Tan from CoinJar. More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Manage My Wife's iPad Photos?

Hi Lifehacker, I recently purchased my other half a DSLR camera for Christmas. She doesn’t have a laptop or PC, and I’m not sure we could warrant buying a computer for the purpose of touching up photographs. She does have an iPad Air, and I’m contemplating purchasing a single-bay NAS for photo backups (which will sync to my own NAS for redundancy). More »      

Dealhacker: Get A 4G LTE, Android KitKat Smartphone From Vodafone For $99

The Huawei Ascend Y550 4G is a new budget smartphone from Vodafone that packs in an impressive array of features for just $99. It boasts a roomy 4.5-inch screen, a 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera and 4G LTE support. Handily, it also runs Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box. More »      

Dealhacker: Get A 4.5-Inch 4G LTE Huawei Smartphone From Vodafone For $99

The Huawei Ascend Y550 4G is a new budget smartphone from Vodafone that packs in an impressive array of features for just $99. It boasts a roomy 4.5-inch screen, a 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera and 4G LTE support. Handily, it also runs Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box. More »      

Learn How To Make Mobile Apps: FREE Charles Sturt Uni Online Short Course

Got a great idea for an app or game? It’s easier than you think to get started. Australia’s Charles Sturt University will soon kick off its next open online course. Learn to write/release apps across iOS, Android and Windows via five weeks of after-hours webinars and 12 hours of structured work. Show More Summary

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