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Ask LH: Can A Business Set A Minimum Amount For A Credit Card Purchase?

Hi Lifehacker, Quite a few places I visit say they have a “minimum” credit card transaction: sometimes $5, sometimes $10. I’ve even been to a deli where I was told I can’t purchase using a credit card unless it’s over $15 — and all you can buy is a pie or pasty and a cake and drink which almost never adds up to the minimum amount. Show More Summary

Dealhacker: KFC's New $5 Lunch Box Is Its Most Indulgent Ever

KFC has updated its $5 lunch deal with an even bigger offering: the $5 Box Crispy Sub. For your five smackers, you get a Crispy Sub (1385kJ), a Wicked Wing (552.3kJ), a regular chips (912kJ), a regular potato & gravy (329kJ) and a 250ml drink. I’ll take two please. More »      

Every Supermarket House Brand Product That Costs Less Than $1

How much will a dollar get you? To find out, we decided to find every single house brand product you could buy in a major supermarket in Australia that sells for less than $1. The list did not turn out to be particularly long. More »      

1300 And 1800 Calls Will Soon Be (Almost) Free From Australian Mobiles

Well, this seems overdue. While some mobile providers have long offered free calls to 13, 1300 and 1800 numbers, in their plans, many others haven’t. Regulator the Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) had originally planned...Show More Summary

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

Today’s best deals include AirportSeek on Windows Phone, Conductr on iOS and PG Calculator Pro on Android. Deals end without warning, so be quick! More »      

Australian Smartphone Use: The Numbers

Developing apps for the Australian market? Android and iOS remain your key targets, according to new Telsyte data. More »      

Foxtel Presto Now Supports Android And Chromecast

When the Chromecast streaming dongle officially launched in Australia in May, we were promised that Foxtel’s Presto movie service would add Chromecast support in July and add a dedicated Android app. And now that has happened. More »      

This Is What A Fibre-To-The-Node NBN Cabinet Looks Like

Trying to find out when the National Broadband Network (NBN) will reach your area or what form it will take is little more than guesswork these days. But since the currently favoured model involves fibre-to-the-node and the use of VDSL to boost speeds on the “last mile” to your home or office, the chances are good one of these cabinets will be involved. More »      

How I Left Google To Start My Own Consulting Business

My journey from working at Google to running my own consulting business has been a challenging but rewarding experience. Here is my story and the lessons I learned. More »      

Briefly: Cheap Wii-U, WA Versus Game Ratings, Cellulite Hacker

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: WA considers banning R18+ video games, get a Wii-U with Mario Kart for $178, the origin of every Marvel superhero. More »      

How Long Do US Movies Take To Reach Australian Cinemas, On Average? [Infographic]

One of the chief justifications for pirating movies in Australia is the lengthy delays we’re forced to endure by local distributors. Various film bodies have rubbished this argument, with Village Roadshow claiming that most Australian release dates are comparable with the US. This infographic paints a picture that’s somewhere in-between. More »      

Google Is Retiring Quickoffice

Google Docs, Sheets And Slides saw major updates last week, including a new iOS app for Sheets and the ability to directly edit Microsoft Office documents. One less obvious consequence of that shift? Quickoffice is being retired. More »      

Beware Of Malware Ads On Gumtree

Online auction site Gumtree has admitted to a security breach over the weekend involving a third-party ad which contained hidden malware. Hundreds of customers were alerted to the situation via browser security warnings. More »     ...

No, Australians Don't Spell Jail With A 'G' Any More

Language changes over time, and current usage needs to reflect that to be accurate. There was a time when “gaol” was the accepted spelling in Australia. But that time was 1954, not 2014. Jail is the correct spelling these days. More »      

Ask LH: What's The Point Of UltraViolet?

I consider myself a little unusual as I purchase DVDs and Blu-ray discs. Some I have purchased recently proudly state on the packet DVD+UltraViolet or BluRay+UltraViolet. What is UltraViolet, and why should I care? As it stands, anything I want format shifted I do with HandBrake, and my home bandwidth means streaming isn’t really practical. More »      

Five Great Things About Flying In The USA (And Five Things That Bite)

Flying to and from the USA is not a new experience here at Road Worrier HQ, but I recently spent close to a month roaming around the country for work. That reminded me of the areas where flying around the US works well — and where it bites. More »      

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

Today’s best deals include Alien Gymnastics on Windows Phone, World of Tanks Blitz on iOS, and Studio on Android. Deals end without warning, so be quick! More »      

Dealhacker: Steam Sale Encore

It’s the final day of the Steam sale, and that means that many of the best deals from last week are reappearing. If you haven’t already wasted obscene gobs of money on PC games during this sale, this is another chance to do so. More »      

Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted tax advice, the best places to live and discount pizza. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week: More »      

Cloud Patches: Developer Tools Ahoy!

Last week in cloud computing: Amazon AppStream enhances its reach, Azure Active Directory adds tenant deletion and free trials, and much more. More »      

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