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URL :http://www.lifehacker.com.au
Filed Under:Lifestyle / Productivity
Posts on Regator:13410
Posts / Week:42.4
Archived Since:August 9, 2008

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Australia Is Going To Recycle Even More Mobile Phones

Australians love buying mobile phones, but that also means we love getting rid of the old models — and that creates a lot of landfill. So it’s good news that the volume manufacturers have committed to help recycle is also going up. More »      

Ask LH: Can I Record Calls If The Company Is Recording Me?

Hi Lifehacker, There have been a lot of stories recently from the US about customers recording calls to demonstrate how bad customer service can be. I’m wondering if it’s legal to do that in Australia. More »      

VMware Has An Easter Egg In Its Easter Egg

Who says virtualisation can’t be fun? VMware has a neat Easter egg which allows you to play Pong — and even the Pong game has its own Easter egg. More »      

Australian Small Businesses Still Suck At Backing Up Data [Infographic]

A new small business survey conducted by Seagate Australia has painted a pretty bleak picture of the nation’s backup practices — or lack thereof. According to Seagate’s research, nearly half of small businesses have lost work due to not backing up effectively, resulting in revenue losses of up to 10 percent. The following infographic maps out the damage. More »      

Dick Smith Deals Of The Week

In the market for a new TV? Dick Smith now has 20 per cent off selected Panasonic TVs — with free home delivery! There’s also 15 per cent off Asus and Acer tablets, including the fantastic 16GB Nexus 7 at just $254. Here’s what you need to know. More »      

Briefly: Kotaku On Zoe Quinn, Nutella Shortage Warning, Speed Painting Wizardry

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: hazelnut shortage threatens Nutella supply, Kotaku responds to Zoe Quinn sex allegations, the best speed painting you will see today. More »      

Game Developers Want To Work For Valve Or For Themselves

Games development is challenging and commercialisation is even harder, but that doesn’t put many aspiring game builders off. A survey of 2200 developers by the International Game Developers Association suggests that Valve, the house of Steam, is the most popular choice, followed by working for your own company. More »      

How Your Car Is Making You Fatter

A new study has shown that travelling to work via public transport is healthier than using your car — at least when it comes to your waistline. On average, people who drive to work tend to be around 3kg heavier than those whose commute is more active. In other words, that five-minute walk to the bus stop really does make a difference. More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Remove Mould From A Picture Frame?

Hey Lifehacker, I have a picture printed onto canvas and behind a glass frame on the wall of our outdoor area. The problem is that when it gets cold the glass gets condensation on it and over time the picture has started to become mouldy. How do I get rid of the mould without damaging my canvas print? And how do I stop it from happening again? More »      

McDonald's Finally Comes Clean On False Advertising (Kind Of)

Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. This week, we were all set to put McDonald’s Quarter Pounder under the microscope to see if it was any worse than the risible Hungry Jack’s Whopper. Show More Summary

The Cheapest Suburbs To Buy A House In Australia

Want to buy your first place but horrified by the prices? Here are the cheapest suburbs near the CBD in every Australian capital city. More »      

The Kogan Principle: Pick Job Candidates Based On Their Email Domain

Trying to sort through a long list of job candidates? Entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan suggests using the email domain applicants use to help narrow down the field. More »      

If Facebook is Making You Unhappy, You're Doing It Wrong

You may remember the “Facebook is making us unhappy” headlines that were popping up just about everywhere last year, and like most people, you probably wondered if the news wasn’t just a little overhyped. More »      

Briefly: DARPA Death Machines, Star Fox The Movie, Cheap Video Games

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Hafthor “the Mountain” Bjornsson takes out 2014 European Strongest Man competition, DARPA launches GXV-T tank program, the case for Star Fox: The Movie. More »      

Parallels 10 Includes Yosemite Support, One-Click Windows Trial

Parallels, already well-regarded as a solution for running Windows on Mac hardware, has updated to version 10. New features in this release include support for the forthcoming Yosemite Mac OS X update release and a number of enterprise enhancements. More »      

ACCC Takes Petrol Giants To Court Over Price Sharing

Consumer regulator the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is sometimes criticised for not doing more to ensure petrol pricing is fair and competitive. That situation appears to have reversed dramatically today, with...Show More Summary

Immerse Your Senses In 10 Hours Of Chimp Chatter For Free

Are you looking for some eclectic tracks to add to your music playlist? Or maybe some audio for your homemade Planet Of The Apes remake? Perhaps you’ve just got a penchant for primate jibber-jabber and don’t care who knows it? If the answer to any of the above is “yes”, this is the dealhacker you’ve been waiting for. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Does JB Hi-Fi Price Match Online Deals?

Hey Lifehacker, I’m shopping around for a tablet and have noticed that the one I am after is available much more cheaply online ($100 or more). How likely is it that the local retailers (JB Hi Fi, Good Guys, Harvey Norman and so on) will be willing to match this? More »      

The Challenges In Getting Rid Of Lotus Notes

Lotus Notes was once a dominant platform for database-centred collaboration applications, but these days it feels outdated. Gartner has some useful suggestions on how to make the move if Notes is still in your working life. More »  ...

'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 »      

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