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'Eat On Time' Is A Westfield App That Lets You Cut Busy Lunch Queues

Westfield Sydney has introduced a new food app that allows customers to order and pay for their lunch via their mobile phones. Instead of wasting time in the queue and faffing about with their wallets, busy CBD workers can simply rock up to the front of the line and collect their pre-prepared meal. There is a slight catch, however. More »      

Share Your Wisdom: Our Guide To Business Forums

Want to meet fellow business people, share war stories and enhance your skills? Lifehacker rounds up the top online and real-world forums for small business people to get together. More »      

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

Today’s best deals include Clone Yourself Camera on Android, CloudMagic on iOS and Pixel Road on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick! More »      

Killer Interview Question: How Would You Design A Phone For Deaf People?

Another addition to Lifehacker’s ever-growing killer interview questions collection: How would you design a phone for deaf people?. More »      

Vodafone's New Zealand Roaming Is Now 4G

Vodafone’s $5 a day roaming deal is one of the better choices out there if you want to roam on your existing account. If you’re travelling to New Zealand, it’s now an even more appealing option, since you’ll be able to access Vodafone’s own 4G network while doing so. More »      

Ask LH: Are Australian Businesses Breaking Spam Laws By Having The Opt-In Email Box Ticked?

Hi Lifehacker, When I was using Pizza Hut’s mobile ordering site, I noticed that it had the opt-in box for marketing emails already ticked. Isn’t being opted by default against the law in Australia? More »      

The Argument For Fibre-To-The-Premises NBN Isn't Over Yet

In his independent audit of the public policy process behind the national broadband network, former Telstra director Bill Scales suggests there was never an internal debate about different technology options for the NBN. More »     ...

Briefly: $3.99 Whiskey Stones, Go AMD Radeon R7 SSD Review, 'Phone 6' Video

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 38 meals under 500 calories, get nine whiskey stones from ALDI for $3.99, TMZ releases video of what it claims is the iPhone 6 (Hmm.) More »      

What Should Lifehacker Investigate At Data Center World Asia Pacific?

Data Center World is one of our favourite IT industry events, and we’re looking forward to covering the Asia-Pacific Symposium event in Melbourne from 1-3 September. It’s still not too late to register and attend, but if you can’t make it, we’d love to know what data centre issues you’d like to see covered. More »      

Sneaky ALDI Charges Remind Us To Always Check Credit Card Fees

Supermarket chain ALDI has been taken to task for not making the charges associated with using credit cards and tap and go payments clear enough for customers. Whatever supermarket you favour, it’s a reminder that you shouldn’t automatically assume any payment mechanism is free of charges. More »      

Telstra: Complaints About Scam Calls Are Up 400%

Further proof that phone scams are still on the rise and everyone needs to stay alert: Telstra says that complaints from its customers about lying scumbags pretending to be from the telco and trying to extort money or personal details have quadrupled in the last 12 months. More »      

Elevator Pitch: Redshift Wireless

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 founder Darryl Smith from Redshift Wireless. More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Learn To Write More Neatly?

Hi Lifehacker, Do you have any suggestions for learning how to write more neatly? As an adult it seems difficult to find tutors or classes that specialise in neatness for handwriting — there are plenty for children though. Is it just a matter of getting a blank exercise book and writing every day? More »      

How To Scam A McDonald's Frozen Coke 'Float' Dessert For $1.30

A medium size McDonald’s Frozen Coke Float (i.e. — frozen Coca-Cola garnished with soft serve ice cream) currently costs a pretty hefty $4.50. Here’s a sneaky hack to get an even bigger version of the same dessert for just $1.30. More »      

Maggie Beer Products Deemed Misleading As They Weren't From The Barossa Valley

Gourmet food producer Maggie Beer Products has been taken to task by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The issue? Labelling on the products didn’t make it clear that not all were made at the organisation’s Tanunda base. More »      

Tablet Sales In Australia Are Down

Research firm Telsyte says that 1.8 million tablets sold in Australia in the first half of the year. That’s a large number, but it’s also down 28 per cent on the same period last year. What’s happening? More »      

The Tricks Used By Anti-Science Trolls

I often like to discuss science online and I’m also rather partial to topics that promote lively discussion, such as climate change, crime statistics and (perhaps surprisingly) the big bang. This inevitably brings out the trolls. More »      

Ask LH: Should I Submit My Resume In Person?

Hey Lifehacker, I’m wondering: After seeing numerous articles about job interviews and such, it got me wondering. Would a business be much more eager to employ me if I were to hand in my resume and cover letter in person, or if i just...Show More Summary

How Microsoft's Azure Outage Will Affect Its SLAs

Microsoft’s Azure cloud service suffered a lengthy outage this morning in many locations — one which might trigger the right to claim credits under its service level agreements (SLAs) which guarantee uptime of 99.9% or more. Here’s what you need to know. More »      

Seven Things To Take Note Of In The IKEA 2015 Australia Catalogue

IKEA’s 2015 catalogue is out online now (the print version hits stores on 1 September). Here are seven new developments that are worth highlighting — including an unexpected reprieve for one supposedly cancelled line. More »      

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