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How To Get 190Mbps NBN Speeds In Australia

For all the promise of "world class" internet speeds, the National Broadband Network (NBN) can be decidedly underwhelming for some. By nbn's own admission, some connections are no faster than ADSL2. Thankfully, there are a few hacks you can employ to boost your current NBN speeds by a significant margin; even if you're already on 100Mbps. Show More Summary

How To Protect Yourself On Public Wi-Fi Networks (Even Government-Backed Ones)

There are several cities across Australia that are currently running or trialling publicly accessible Wi-Fi networks. Most recently, the NSW Government has announced it will be running a sponsored trial of free Wi-Fi on selected public buses across the city. Show More Summary

Here Are The Most In-Demand IT Jobs For Early 2017

We've already covered the in-demand jobs in Australia for 2017. Now we're taking a closer look at the IT industry to see what roles employers want to fill in the first quarter of this year. More »      

The Biggest (And Weirdest) Online Porn Trends Of 2016 [NSFW]

Pornhub has released its annual Year In Review report, detailing all the ways we consumed online porn in 2016. This insanely comprehensive infographic breaks down everything you could possibly want to know - from the most popular search terms by gender, age and country to the top ten male and female porn stars. Show More Summary

Domino's Pizza Is About To Get More Expensive On Sundays

Domino's Pizza will be jacking up its menu prices by 10 per cent on Sundays. This surcharge has been introduced due to an increase in weekend penalty rates for Domino's workers. If you're currently watching your pennies, the smart move here is to avoid Domino's Pizza on Sundays entirely. Problem solved! More »      

Here Are The Most In-Demand Jobs For 2017

The start of a new year is a time when jobseekers flood the market. If you're looking for a new job, you might want to suss out just how much competition there is out there in your line of work. Here's a list of professions that are in high demand in 2017. More »      

How To Bypass ISP Blocking Of The Pirate Bay And Other Torrent Sites For Free

At the end of last year, the Federal Court ordered ISPs to block five popular torrent websites including The Pirate Bay, TorrentHound and IsoHunt within 15 business days. Foxtel and Village Roadshow initiated the court case in a bidShow More Summary

Classic Hacks: How To Answer That Final Interview Question

Almost every job interview ends with the same question. "Do you have any questions for us?" It goes without saying that you don't want to draw a blank here - but you also don't want to ask the wrong question and invalidate the rest of the interview. This hack from the archives explains the best way to respond. More »      

Reminder: The Pirate Bay, Torrentz, TorrentHound, IsoHunt And SolarMovies Are Blocked From Today

In December last year, the Federal Court ordered Australian ISPS to block a number of popular torrent websites in a case brought on by Foxtel and Village Roadshow. The court gave ISPs 15 working days to implement site-blocking technology to prevent subscribers from accessing the torrent websites. Today is the deadline. More »      

Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted bad interview etiquette, mortgage calculators and the best films of the 21st century. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week. More »      

Killer Interview Question: Code An Efficient Way To Calculate Puddle Sizes

Many of the killer interview questions we've featured before would apply in any job. For developer roles, you'll often be asked to write code to solve a particular problem. As student Michael Kozakov discovered when being interviewed by Twitter, the kicker is that you have to write not just functional code, but the most efficient code. More »      

HTML 5.1, The First Significant Update To The Standard In 2 Years

Updates to plain HTML aren't as exciting as say, your scripting / server-side language of choice, but seeing as it's the backbone of the front-facing web, it's a good idea to check-up on old faithful every so often. If you've decided to choose today to pop in -- great timing! HTML 5.1 recently became World Wide Web Consortium's "gold standard". More »      

Windows 10 Search Stopped Working? Here's The Fix

Don't let Windows 10 get you down! If you've found the operating system's search functionality has suddenly stopped working, it's possible Cortana is to blame. Unfortunately, killing Cortana won't have an effect -- you'll need to tinker with Windows Firewall instead. More »      

Google Makes Core Android Tools Available For Download

It's never been a taxing issue to grab the basic Android dev tools -- ADB and fastboot -- without having to grab the entire SDK from Google. A quick trip to a forum like XDA will fix that up. Still, it'd be nice if Google itself offered...Show More Summary

Video Briefly: First Contact, Triple-Screened Laptops, Impossible Puzzles

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers. Gamers make first contact with aliens, a TV as thin as an iPhone, crazy triple-screened gaming laptops. More »      

Why Your Brain Naturally Sucks At Password Security [Infographic]

Most people know about good online security practices. make secure passwords, have a different one for each login and change them often. Far fewer people actually follow them -- but why? With the risk of hacking now greater than ever, it's important to have good password security practices, but most people still neglect them. More »      

Ask LH: Can I Amend My Salary Expectations After Receiving A Job Offer?

Hi Lifehacker, I was asked for salary expectations in an interview for a contract IT job. I left it to the employer to decide what they could offer me, but they persuaded me to provide a range. I didn't have the exact salary figure from my last job, so I quoted bit lower range. Show More Summary

Things You Were Taught At School That Are Wrong

Do you remember being taught you should never start your sentences with “And” or “But”? What if I told you that your teachers were wrong and there are lots of other so-called grammar rules that we’ve probably been getting wrong in our English classrooms for years? More »      

Deals: Master The Adobe Suite With This Training Course

When it comes to photo-editing software, Adobe leads the pack. So, whether you’re pursuing a career in design or just looking to pick up a new skill, the Adobe Super Bundle is the perfect way to start. More »      

Look Up: Your Guide To Some Of The Best Meteor Showers For 2017

After a disappointing 2016, when most of the annual major meteor showers were washed out by moonlight, 2017 looks far more promising. More »      

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