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Crysis Ransomware Targets Australian And New Zealand Businesses

Earlier this year, the group behind one of the most widespread ransomware TeslaCrypt decided to shut up shop. But there are plenty of new ransomware that are taking its place. One of them is the Crysis ransomware family that has been found to target Australian and New Zealand businesses. Here’s what you need to know. More »      

Australian Businesses Slow To Adopt Mobile Payments Despite Strong Demand

Australian consumers are already using their mobile devices to make payments on a regular basis. But a large number Australian businesses aren’t even ready to accept mobile payments. Read on to find out more. More »      

Microsoft Is Still Making Nokia Phones

We all know Microsoft’s phone business has been floundering and it has all but written off its US$7.1 billion acquisition of Nokia. In May, the company announced it was selling its feature phone business to a subsidiary of Chinese electronics manufacturer Foxconn but Microsoft has not given up on making Nokia handsets just yet. Show More Summary

Briefly: Photokina Highlights, Avocado Hacks, Super 5G

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: All the new cameras announced at Photokina, Telstra debuts 5G mobile network that’s (theoretically) 100 times faster than the NBN. More »      

Planhacker: Which NBN Tier Provides The Best Value?

Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) currently provides five wholesale access speeds known as “tiers”. The highest tier (Tier 1) provides download speeds of up to 100 Mbps, while the lowest tier (Tier 1) barely rivals traditional ADSL2+. But how do they compare on price? Let’s find out… More »      

Revealed: The Essential Apps And Downloads For All Your Devices [2016]

Each year, we round up the must-have apps, extensions and downloads for every major computing platform — from Android and iPhone to Chrome, Windows and Linux. Here they all are, in one tidy package. Without a shadow of a doubt, these are the best productivity and entertainment programs for your hardware. Best of all, most of them are completely free. More »      

Here's How Much NBN Spent On IT And Security Last Financial Year

nbn, the company responsible for the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN), has released its Annual Report, which outlines its operational and financial results from its last financial year for the Government. Most of the information...Show More Summary

Elevator Pitch: The Nightingale Collective

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 Alissa Nightingale, founder of The Nightingale Collective. More »      

The Difference Between 'Free Range' And 'RSPCA Approved' Eggs [Infographic]

There’s no mistaking caged eggs on the supermarket shelf: they’re the cheap ones with ‘CAGED EGGS’ written in big red letters. Non-caged eggs, on the other hand, don’t always mean what you think to does. It all depends on whether the label says “Free Range” or “RSPCA Approved”. This infographic explains precisely what both varieties allow. More »      

Ask LH: Could My Farts Explode An Overheating Laptop?

Dear Lifehacker, If I have an overheating laptop on my lap and I do a big fart, would an explosion be possible? I find myself lifting the laptop away just in case. More »      

Why You Shouldn't Trust Amazon 'Reviewers' Who Receive Free Products

It goes without saying that not all Amazon reviews can be trusted. This glowing five-star review for an el cheapo hair drier was posted by the manufacturer. That scathing review of the iPhone 7 came from an Android fan who never tested the product. Show More Summary

iPhone Hack Attack Shows Why We Need To Rein In The Spyware Trade Business

Downloading security updates for computers and mobile devices is a regular routine for most of us. But not all such updates are created equal. Apple’s recent iOS 9.3.5 update (and a related update to parts of OS X) was one of the more significant in recent memory. Show More Summary

Deals: Learn To Master The Framework Behind Twitch And SoundCloud

Every web app needs a framework, and few are as popular as Ruby on Rails. Used to build sites like Soundcloud, Github, and Hulu, Ruby on Rails is the go-to for building big name pages. With the Ruby on Rails for Beginners Course, you can get a beginner’s look at this popular framework for just $38.47 AUD [$28.99 USD]. More »      

Seven Ways To Save Money On Your Grocery Shopping

The ever-increasing cost of groceries is currently burning a major hole in everyone’s wallet and has a lot of us frankly stressed out. A Galaxy survey of 1000 people nationwide conducted on behalf of debt solutions provider Fox Symes...Show More Summary

Australia's Public Cloud Market Is Set To Hit $5.6 Billion This Year

Public cloud services spending in Australia is set to reach $5.55 billion (US$4.18 billion) by the end of the year, while the global market is expected to hit $276.73 billion (US$208.6 billion). But surprisingly, a large number of organisations still have no plans to use cloud services, according to analyst firm Gartner. Read on to find out more. More »      

Small Business Confidence Surges Despite Dip In Profits

Small and medium businesses (SMBs) have seen a jump in confidence in the third quarter of 2016 and continues to have a buoyant outlook for the rest of the year, according to the Westpac Melbourne Institute SME Index. This is despite continued pressure on profitability. Show More Summary

It's IT Professionals Day: Expectations Vs Reality

Happy IT Professionals Day. Yes, this is a thing and it happens on the third Tuesday of every September. The day was established by IT monitoring and management vendor SolarWinds to honour IT professionals who not only serve end-users but drive business outcomes through the use of technology. Show More Summary

Drinking Alcohol: How Much Is Too Much?

Alcohol is how many societies stimulate social interaction and/or unwind at the end of the day. However, when consumed at high levels over long periods it can undermine physical health and cause cancers and other disease. Most people...Show More Summary

22 Action Words That Will Give Your Resume More Punch [Infographic]

There’s no shortage of resume tips on the internet, but word selection is one area that’s often overlooked. Believe it or not, your verb choices can have a serious impact on how your resume is received by prospective hirers — even if the listed skills and achievements remain otherwise unchanged. Show More Summary

Briefly: iPhone 7 Review, ASX Down, Okami Revisted

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: iPhone 7 Australian review, Game of Thrones conquers the Emmys, Australia’s share market has a meltdown. More »      

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