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Hire The Right People To Bolster Your Business (And Let Go Of The Ones Who Don't)

Every company is driven by people. When you first start your own business and need to expand your workforce quickly, it’s tempting to hire the first decent person that walks through the door or take on an individual that isn’t asking for too much money. Show More Summary

Microsoft Releases Open Source Developer Toolkit For Windows Apps

Microsoft has launched its Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Community Toolkit, aimed at simplifying common developer tasks to make it easier to create apps for Windows 10 devices. The toolkit is being developed as an open source project. Here’s what you need to know. More »      

Are Sunday Penalty Rates Really Killing Aussie Jobs?

Two big claims underpin attempts to cut penalty rates for Sunday workers in the retail and hospitality sectors: that they are no longer needed or relevant, and that they cost jobs. These claims are at the centre of a review by the Fair Work Commission of awards in those industries. Show More Summary

Can You Answer These 15 Questions About Our Solar System? [Quiz]

General knowledge is important. While it might not come up in everyday life, it’s an effective intelligence barometer that can colour people’s perception of you and leave your reputation permanently tarnished. This got us to thinking — how much does the average human actually know about the solar system? Take our quiz to find out! More »      

Briefly: MacGyver Reboot, Australia's Best Restaurants, Tracer Vs Widowmaker

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Watch the trailer to the new MacGyver reboot, Tracer vs Widowmaker Overwatch cosplay, the best restaurants in Australia for 2017. More »      

Dealhacker: Get Free Stan, Netflix And Presto On Telstra's New Mobile Plans

Attention streaming addicts: Telstra is giving new and returning mobile customers three free months of Stan, Netflix and Presto when they sign up to one of its high-end plans. In addition, Telstra is also providing all customers with unrestricted access to the entire Apple Music catalogue, quota-free. Not bad. Not bad at all. More »      

Ask LH: Are Short IT Courses Worth It?

Dear Lifehacker, I am in a bit of a life/career rut at the moment and want to develop some new skills. I have been stuck in retail for years but I would like to kick start a career in IT. I have been looking at some RMIT short courses which look like they will provide me with some great resources. Show More Summary

Takeaway Truth: Pie Face 'Double Cheeseburger' Pie

Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: Pie Face’s “Double Cheeseburger” Pie. (Plus taste test!) More »      

Dropsuite launches Microsoft Office 365 SMB Email Backup Service In Australia

Software provider Dropsuite has launched its Microsoft Office 365 email backup and archiving solution Dropmyemail (DME) in Australia through its reseller partner Ozhosting. The service is aimed at small and medium businesses (SMBs). Here’s what you need to know. More »      

7 Questions To Avoid Asking In A Job Interview

It’s no secret job interviews can be nerve-wracking. In the heat of the moment it’s easy to get lost for words, or worse, find yourself asking questions that might get you struck off the potentials list. Here are the top 7 questions to avoid. More »      

Australia And New Zealand's Bandwidth Costs Are Ridiculously High

The cost of buying bandwidth from network providers in Australia and New Zealand are extremely high. How high? Web performance company CloudFlare measured it and found that it is up to 21.3 times higher compared to Europe. The company blamed large telcos like Telstra and Optus for charging too much. Here’s what you need to know. More »      

Lifehacker Australia Podcast: How To Talk To Your Kids About Social Media

In this week’s episode: We look back on the games, gadgets and food trends of 2016 so far plus we answer your questions about kids and social media. Watch the expanded show in video or subscribe to the audio feed via iTunes and Pocket Casts. More »      

Warning: Scammers Are Sending Fake Netflix Emails To Steal Your Log-In Details

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a warning to Netflix users about a fake email that links to a phishing site that looks almost identical to the real Netflix page. Here’s what you need to know. More »      

There's A Big Demand For IT Executives In Australia Right Now

Organisations are increasingly on the lookout for professionals that can fill IT executive roles, according to a report by employment consultancy firm E.L Consult. Here’s what you need to know. More »      

Deals: Cheap McDonalds, 40% Off Lenovo PCs, Fly Qantas To Brazil Under $988

Every Thursday we team up OzBargain power poster tightarse to run through some of the best deals that have caught his attention. This week: spend just $3 for a cheeseburger and small fries/coke at Maccas, save 40% on Adrenalin adventure cards at Coles, get 20% off a bunch of tech gear at eBay and lots more. More »      

Dealhacker: The Joy Of Coding E-Book Humble Bundle

If you’ve been meaning to learn how to code for some time but don’t know where to start, this week’s Humble Book Bundle can help you out. It features a wide range of e-books that don’t just teach you how to code in a variety of languages, it also teaches you to think like a programmer. Here’s more information on the bundle. More »      

Australia's Mobile Telcos Are Fourth Best In The World

Although many Aussies wouldn’t believe it if you told them, our country’s 3G and 4G mobile networks are regularly ranked among the best in the world. In actual fact, South Korea is the only country that consistently ranks ahead of Australia...Show More Summary

Briefly: No Man's Sky Mods, Science Jokes, Playboy Mansion Fire Sale

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Grand Theft Auto V’s cut content, the best/worst science jokes for Science Week, the best mods for No Man’s Sky on PC. More »      

Hump Day Deals: Half-Price Earphones, 90% Off TigerVPN, Free Burritto

Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include: Get 50% off in-ear headphones at JB Hi-Fi, eBay’s latest 20%-off technology deals, get $60 off Samsung’s virtual reality headset. More »      

The Five Dumbest Science 'Facts' Believed By Australians

It’s International Science Week. To “celebrate”, we thought we’d revisit this timely article about science literacy in Australia. [Warning: it makes for cringe-inducing reading — especially the bit about dinosaurs.] More »      

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