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Are We Getting Better At Keeping Spoilers Off The Internet?

Another season of Game Of Thrones has come to an end, but something was different this season. No, not just the concept that it might be a bit tired, or that it might be relying ever more on shock tactics, but in the way that spoilers have spread online. More »      

Facebook Can Recognise You Without Your Face

Facebook already knows a fair amount about you, but the revelation that it can recognise people sans actual facial recognition says a lot about its data capture abilities. More »      

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

Today’s best deals include on System Tuner Pro on Android, Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock on iOS and Aquaris on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick! More »      

The Tax Office Is Checking Deductions For Every Single Occupation This Year

In years past, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has singled out particular occupations for closer scrutiny come tax time: in 2011 it included carpenters and flight attendants, in 2013 it was sales and marketing managers. But no such luck this time around: the ATO says it is looking at everyone to make sure deductions are appropriate. More »      

How Desktop Apps Can Be Transformed Into Great Touchscreen Apps

A 2 in 1 gives you the ability to access both desktop and tablet apps, but how can developers build apps that take advantage of both platforms? Here are some of the tricks that they use. More »      

iOS 9 Can Delete Apps To Make Room For OS Upgrades

Not enough space for an iOS upgrade? Not a problem with the latest build of iOS 9, which will shuffle away apps to make room, and then reinstall them when the upgrade is done. More »      

Briefly: Netflix Slays Streaming Market, Batman Arkham Knight Review

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Netflix has ten times more Aussie subscribers than Foxtel, Stan or Quickflix, Batman Arkham Knight review, get 42% off Lenovo laptops and desktops. More »      

How Changes To Australian FBT Will Impact Smartphones And Tablets

New rules will soon apply to apply to how fringe benefits tax (FBT) is calculated for businesses. But just how will that change the way companies buy smartphones, tablets and other devices for their staff? More »      

Elevator Pitch: Hutbitat

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 Lee Wei from Hutbitat. More »      

Ask LH: What Are The Best Sites For Cheap Android Phones?

Hi Lifehacker, Where are the best places to buy a second-hand or refurbished Android smartphone? And what are the best sites for buying cheap new models? More »      

What's The Best Way To Get Along With Your Landlord?

At some point in your life, it’s likely you’re going to be renting somewhere to live. What’s the best strategy for a peaceful existence with your landlord? More »      

Tax Changes For Small Business In 2015: What You Need To Know

The big headline item from this year’s Federal Budget was changes to tax rates and depreciation rules for small businesses. But who qualifies for the discount, and how does it work? Here’s what you need to know. More »      

Visual Studio Betas Are Being Aligned With Windows 10 Preview Releases

With Windows 10 due out in just over a month, Microsoft is keen to make sure there are lots of apps available. So it’s not surprising that preview releases for Visual Studio 2015 will now be aligned with the preview updates being sent out via Windows Insider. More »      

How 2 In 1s Minimise Management Headaches For BYOD

We live in a world where bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is a fact of life for IT managers, but that doesn’t eliminate the need to secure and manage those devices. Here’s how using a 2 in 1 makes that easier. More »      

How Soon Will Australia Start Blocking Web Sites?

Yesterday, the Australian Senate passed legislation which will require ISPs to block sites that are found by a court to enable piracy. Just how soon will that happen and what effect will it have? More »      

The 10 Greatest Things I Did At Lifehacker Australia

A recurring message round these parts is that you shouldn’t be afraid to embrace change. So here’s a big change: after seven years at the helm, today is my last day as editor of Lifehacker Australia. More »      

Briefly: Australia's Worst Drivers, $15 Off Delivery Hero, Virtual Reality Horror

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: We find out what it’s like to be in a virtual reality horror game, how to make money from your photographs, the worst Australian drivers captured on dashcam. More »      

This 1969 Poem Reminds Us Why Computers Still Suck

It feels very 2015 to panic about how technology is impacting our lives. But actually we’ve been worrying about that ever since computers become widely used. More »      

Why Tech's Richest People Give Money Away (And How You Can Too)

Bill Gates is famous for being the founder of Microsoft, but arguably he should be even more famous for his philanthropic work. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given more than $US28 billion to projects and research designed to help the poor and needy since 2000. This is why Gates and his fellow cash-loaded geeks do it — and why you should too. More »      

Bellroy's Elements Phone Pocket Plus Combines A Wallet And A Smartphone Case

Not everyone wants to carry around a smartphone, a case to protect it, and a wallet for everything else. If you fall into that category, then Bellroy’s Elements Phone Pocket might answer the call. More »      

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