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Optus Is Aggressively Expanding SMB Services In Australia

Optus has announced a renewed focus on “tailored SMB solutions” for Australia’s two million-plus small business owners. As part of its Small Business Network strategy, 126 new small business specialist stores have been created, along with a local call centre dedicated to SMB customers. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Should I Bust My Mate For Doing Illegal DIY?

Dear Lifehacker, I need advice about a friend who likes to do dangerous DIY work around his house. He recently did major plumbing work without having a licence (the main water line from the street to his house). He’s now installing an electric stove in his kitchen also without a licence. Show More Summary

13 Books That Inspired Tech's Top Business Leaders

Just in the past few years, tech luminaries like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have started book clubs, encouraging people to read some of their favourite books. In that spirit, here are 13 books that have inspired some of Silicon Valley’s greatest leaders. Show More Summary

Deals: Get A Lifetime Of ZoogTV VPN And Save 94%

Never worry about falling victim to hackers again. Get secure and unrestricted access to the Internet from any type of network – even public Wi-Fi – with a lifetime subscription to ZoogTV VPN. Lifehacker Australia readers can take advantage of this offer for just $53 AUD [$39 USD], a savings of 94% off the RRP. More »      

App Deals: Save Yourself Some Time With Timetoter

Today’s best deals include Timetoter for Android, Cortex Camera for iOS and LunaSolCal for Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick! More »      

Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted Opal fare hike news, HBO’s war on Game Of Thrones pirates, the best VPNs in Australia. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week: More »      

Classic Hacks: Improve Your Chances At Winning Arcade Claw Machines

Everyone knows that arcade claw machines aren’t exactly a game of skill — most of the time the claws let go too early, or just don’t grip properly at all in the first place. But how do the machines decide who wins, and how can you take advantage of that? More »      

Killer Interview Question: What Is Australia's GDP Growth Rate?

You don’t have to be an economist to answer this week’s KIQ. Don’t worry. More »      

Science or Snake Oil: Can A Detox Really Cleanse Your Liver?

Does the liver really respond to an over-the-counter product that claims to ‘detoxify’ or ‘heal’ its function? Or are these products just overpriced placebos for the gullible? Let’s take a look at the science. More »      

Popular Sorting Algorithms, Taught With Folk Dancing

I’ve heard of alternative ways to learn complex concepts, but dancing? Well, if it works, it works, especially if you enjoy dudes in tight pants and hats showing you the intimate internals of quicksorting. More »      

GitHub Catches Up With Competitors, Offers Unlimited Private Repositories

GitHub has been slowly and steadily improving its platform. Just this year it’s introduced browser file uploads, commit “reactions” and user blocking. These were nice, but didn’t add much to the service’s appeal. Unlimited private repositories however? That’s not bad. More »      

This Is The State Of The NBN Since The Coalition Took Power

At the time of the 2013 election, then opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull promised an alternative National Broadband Network that was going to be faster, cheaper and delivered sooner. After three years, most analysts and industry experts have been less than satisfied with the results. Show More Summary

Viagra: The Hard Facts

Viagra is one brand name of a drug that is used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence): the inability to get, and maintain, an erection. It is also used in the treatment of high blood pressure specific to the heart and the arteries that feed the lungs. The generic name of the drug is sildenafil (pronounced sill-den-a-fill). More »      

Video Briefly: Latest Movie Trailers, KFC Nail Polish, Flying Cars

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: latest movie trailers, European Space Agency announces flying cars, KFC launches nail polish that tastes like chicken. More »      

Free Games Friday: Ancient Aliens, Proun+, Flight Unlimited

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week. More »      

5 Cheap Ways To Transfer Money Overseas

Using a bank is one of the easiest ways of sending money overseas. Unfortunately, it is also the most costly. Here are five cheaper alternatives that are worth exploring. More »      

How I Succeeded: Oracle's Aaron Green

How I Succeeded is a regular series on Lifehacker where we ask business leaders for the secrets and tactics behind their success. Today: Aaron Green from Oracle. More »      

Ask LH: Are Wikipedia Donations Tax-Deductible In Australia?

Dear Lifehacker, Wikipedia frequently runs annual funding drives, which makes me wonder: are Wikipedia donations tax deductible within Australia? And should I be donating to the main site or the Australian chapter? More »      

Computer Memory Explained In Five Minutes

The most cost-effective way to upgrade a PC is usually to swap out the RAM. If it’s been a while since you last purchased computer memory, the various options available can be a little confusing. This video from TED-Ed breaks down all the random access memory essentials that you need to know about. More »      

Takeaway Truth / Taste Test: Hungry Jack's Grill Masters Fiery Angus

Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: Hungry Jack’s Grill Masters Fiery Angus. (Plus taste test!) More »      

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