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Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted Android, iPhone and Chrome download packs, podcast listening advice and an exploration of Foxtel’s uncertain future. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week: More »      

How To Find Out The Real Reception Level Of Your iPhone

The reception bars at the top corner of an iPhone generally tell you how good the signal is to make and receive calls. This only shows five levels so it’s not the most accurate reflection of signal strength. Here’s a simple trick to let you find out the exact level of reception you’re getting on your iPhone. More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Check If My Copy Of Windows 10 Is Genuine?

Dear Lifehacker, I have bought an online digital code for Windows 10. Is there a website I can use to verify if it’s genuine? Obviously I know that when installing the software it asks for the code and if you pass that point it is valid, but I’m thinking of checking a code before installing to verify its authenticity. More »      

Enterprise May Be The Last Bastion Of Hope For Windows Phone

Microsoft has haemorrhaged a fortune on its mobile business through its ill-fated acquisition of Nokia and sluggish uptake of its Windows Phone platform. It’s hurting the company’s bottom line but can Microsoft change its mobile fortunes through opportunities in the enterprise? More »      

Killer Interview Question: Give An Example Of An Analytically Difficult Problem You've Solved

This week’s KIQ comes from Laszlo Bock, Google’s senior vice president of people operations. It’s a typical example of the behavioural-based questions the technology giant has begun to embrace in recent years. In other words, no more pointless riddles about filling jumbo jets with golf balls. More »      

Samsung Promises Faster Android Security Updates

The average user doesn’t give much thought to mobile operating system security, but with the number of threats increasing every day, the likes of Samsung and Apple are paying a lot more attention. The former even announced recently that it would be dramatically improving its Android update process to respond faster to vulnerabilities. More »      

Find Out (And Stop) Windows Apps From Sending Unwanted Data

With all the noise regarding Windows 10 and its somewhat flexible definition of privacy, it might be worth giving the rest of your most-used applications the once over to make sure they’re not sending your information back home without your knowledge. More »      

Dealhacker: $10 Menulog Coupon (iOS And Credit Card Payment Only)

Delivery service Menulog doesn’t often provide discount coupons, but if you own an iOS device and don’t mind paying by credit card, you can get $10 off your next order by simply using the following code. More »      

Mozilla Is Adding More Privacy To Firefox's Private Browsing

Firefox could get an injection of super extra privacy should tests of an enhanced Private Browsing mode prove successful. Currently incorporated in a “pre-beta” version of the browser, the new mode will go a step further by shutting down page elements that might be snooping on your activities. More »      

Video Briefly: Bedtime Yoga, Tattoo Removal, 3D-Printed Nail Art

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 5-minute bedtime yoga to make your sleep soundly, Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight trailer,. More »      

Five Things You Need To Know About Samsung's New Galaxy S6 Edge+ And Galaxy Note 5

Earlier today, Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 smartphones with jumbo-sized screens. Read on for five of the key features. More »      

Windows Phone Gets Apps That Turns Photos Into Themed Video

Microsoft has released Photo Story, a Windows Phone app that can automatically pick photos in the gallery that relate to each other and produce a neat video reel with theme music and more. Here’s how it works. More »      

How I Succeeded: OzForex's Richard Kimber

How I Succeeded is a regular series on Lifehacker where we ask business owners for the secrets and tactics behind their success. Today: Richard Kimber from OzForex. More »      

Free Apps Friday: Uno Calculator, Groovemaker 2, Relative History

Are you looking to make your smartphone or tablet more useful? Each week, we collect the latest productivity apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone; all of which are 100 per cent free! Here are this week’s highlights. More »      

Ask LH: Are Diet Microwave Dinners Actually Healthy?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve decided I want to get healthier and shed some excess weight. I’m pretty time-poor, so I’ll be mainly relying on diet microwave dinners from the supermarket (Weight Watchers, Lean Cuisine, McCain Healthy Choice, etc.) My question is: will these products actually help me lose weight? And are they considered healthy? More »      

Why Telstra's Category 9 Mobile Devices Are A Boon For Businesses

Category 9. Sounds more like a typhoon than a mobile technology. Telstra announced today that it’s bringing in Category 9 devices to Australia which will offer a theoretical download speed of 450Mbps on its 4GX network. We breakdown why you and your business should care about this. More »      

Parallels Access 3.0 Adds File Sharing, Apple Watch Support And Remote Gaming Capabilities

Parallels has released the newest version of Parallels Access, introducing the ability to transfer large files from a computer to iOS and Android mobile devices directly. It has also brought out a companion Apple Watch app and an experimental gaming mode for the Access app. Here are the details on the improvements. More »      

Ten Facebook Tricks You Might Not Know About

Most Facebook members interact with the site multiple times per day. However, even the heaviest of users aren’t always aware of the cool advanced features hidden beneath the hood. From finding ancient posts and saving content for later viewing to enhancing your photos and selling unwanted junk; here are nine handy tools that you can easily access right now. More »      

Dropbox Now Supports USB Security Keys

Dropbox is beefing up security by allowing the use of USB key as part of a two-step authentication process when users log onto their accounts. Here’s how it works. More »      

Genee Is A Fuss-Free Appointment Scheduler For Google And Outlook Calendar

iOS: Working across multiple devices and software platforms can cause scheduled meetings to fall through the cracks. If this happens to you with painful frequency, you may want to give the free Genee app a look. It automatically coordinates and books all your meetings so you don’t have to. More »      

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