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Note 4 Roadtrip: Quiet, Qualms And Qantas

So here’s an advantage of working on a smartphone I hadn’t thought of: you can use it entirely silently in the quiet carriage of a train and feel no guilt. Whenever I’ve used a keyboard (and I travel on long-distance trains quite a lot), I’m conscious of trying to avoid noisy typing. More »      

Patch Tuesday: 16 Patches And Counting

So this week’s Patch Tuesday is particularly patch-heavy: there are 16 new patches in total from Microsoft, which is the highest number we’ve seen all year. But will you need them all? More »      

Cooking Oils To Eat And Avoid

Health conscious consumers are increasingly ditching old favourites vegetable and canola oil for trendy alternatives like coconut and peanut oil. But are they any healthier? And how do they compare with other options such as heated olive oil and butter? More »      

Some Companies Can't Spell Correctly Even With The Right Spelling In Front Of Them

I apologise: I know it was only a fortnight ago that I was complaining about how its and it’s are constantly being misused. But this example is particularly offensive. More »      

Ask LH: Can I Buy A Smartphone That Doesn't Link To The Cloud?

Hey Lifehacker, My iPhone 4 is about to die and I will be looking for a replacement phone soon. I have a few privacy concerns with linking a smartphone device to a cloud account and would like to know what your thoughts are on the best “offline smartphone”. Show More Summary

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

Today’s best deals include Double Dragon Trilogy on Android, Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror: Remastered on iOS and Rayman Jungle Run on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick! More »      

This Video Shows What Happens When Backup Tape Dies

Tape still has a role to play in backup, and if handled properly it provides cheap and effective archiving. This video shows what happens when you don’t treat it so well. More »      

Note 4 Roadtrip: Getting Into Gear For The Week

My week using only the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 kicks off today. But the phone isn’t the only gadget I’ll be testing: I’m also spending the week trying out the Gear S smartwatch. More »      

Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

VLC tips, horse racing advice and Foxtel’s new plans topped the menu. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week: More »      

Super Funds With High Fees Will Make You Less Money Over Time

Think that paying higher super fees means someone will be paying more attention to how your retirement money is invested? Think again. More »      

Cloud Patches: AWS DevOps Engineer, Azure Event Hubs

Last week in cloud computing: AWS added a new DevOps certification and cut prices on some WorkSpaces bundles, while Azure launched Event Hubs and added support managing social accounts to Active Directory. More »      

Get Some Bargains In eBay's Big Sunday Toy Sale

Yes, it’s November already. Nope, I have no idea where the days went either. All we can do is prepare for December and the explosion of gift-giving (and receiving) it contains. If you can, it’s usually cheaper to make your purchasesShow More Summary

If You're Going To Learn By Doing, Make Sure You Have Good Toys

Earlier this year, I faced the daunting task of learning how to code vertex and pixel shaders, the programs that run on your graphics card and produce most of the modern visual effects you see in games and even desktop composition. Unlike...Show More Summary

Booty Recall: Australians Are Having Less Sex

Australian couples are having sex less often than a decade ago, the latest national survey of sexual activity reveals. People in heterosexual relationships have sex an average of 1.4 times per week, down from 1.8 times a week when the study was last conducted in 2003. More »      

What Are The Benefits Of Being Left-Handed?

Being a lefty myself, I’m always keen to read and watch more about the reasons why humans aren’t split down the middle when it comes to hand dominance. Turns out science doesn’t have a specific answer yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t...Show More Summary

How Well Do You Know The Humble Windows Task Manager?

When it comes to dealing with running applications and Windows services, it’s is easy to get caught up in advanced tools such as Process Explorer. But Task Manager is always there, waiting to kill a misbehaving task or inform you that Chrome is once again eating gigabytes of memory. Show More Summary

Veghacker: Dealing With The Jealousy

So we had a much-delayed team lunch during the week at a restaurant I had recommended largely because of the mouth-wateringly excellent burgers. But because it was delayed, suddenly it was November and I had taken a vow not to eat any meat for a month. Show More Summary

The Coles Challenge: How Badly-Designed Sites Discriminate

A blind woman has made news by launching a claim of unlawful discrimination against Coles and its online website. For those of us who are totally blind and working in the disability law space this lawsuit is no surprise. Both the problem and the response are unfortunately common. More »      

Note 4 Roadtrip: How Productive Can I Be With A Smartphone?

Modern smartphones are as powerful as computers and offer a broad range of apps — but is it possible to give up your PC entirely and still do your job? Next week, I’m going to find out when I take to the road equipped only with a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. More »      

Video Briefly: Chilli Opera, Hobbit Trailer, Skimpy Skyrim

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: GTA IV on PS4 compared to PS3, best new movie trailers, 10 hours of walking around in Skyrim (while wearing skimpy armour). More »      

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