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Filed Under:Lifestyle / Productivity
Posts on Regator:13073
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Archived Since:August 9, 2008

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Briefly: 100 Calorie Winter Snacks, Quakecon Steam Sale, HTC Desire 816 Review

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Steam throws annual Quakecon computer game sale, 100 healthy winter snack ideas, the ten most ridiculous 1980s music videos. More »      

How To Cancel Your 'Catch Of The Day' Account

Last week, Catch Of The Day admitted to a data breach involving the loss of usernames, email addresses, hashed passwords and credit card data. What’s more, it waited three whole years to disclose this information to customers. If you’re as annoyed with the company as we are, you’ll want to cancel your account. Here’s how. More »      

Why Data Matters More Than Devices

Because individual mobile devices are often expensive, the focus for individuals is frequently on physical security. While this is understandable, it’s utterly meaningless from a business perspective. More »      

Send 'Thank You' Photos Of Your Kid Opening Presents Instead Of Doing It At The Party

Kids’ birthday parties can feel like a trial by fire for parents. As if the legion of screaming children wasn’t bad enough, you’ve also got to deal with unpredictable weather, party games that invariably don’t work and baking a cakeShow More Summary

These Uncharted Waters Have Not Been Chartered

Uncharted waters is a common phrase used to describe unfamiliar territory. Don’t make the mistake of writing unchartered waters instead. More »      

Ask LH: Is It Illegal To Rip Bluray Discs I Paid For?

Hey Lifehacker, I would like to know what the law says about this situation: I bought a Blu-ray disc and now I want to make a digital copy of it so I can put it on my home media server. Is it illegal for me to download a copy of the movie, even if I have already bought it? More »      

Who Won The Two Dell Chromebook 11s From VMware And Lifehacker?

We asked you to devise creative challenges for the lucky Lifehacker reader who’ll soon blogging about using VMware Horizon 6 to work remotely while enjoying a trip to beautiful Magnetic Island. We had hundreds of great challenges, and our two favourites have each won a Dell Chromebook 11! More »      

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

Today’s best deals include PicShop Photo Editor on Android, Living Planet on iOS and Mirror’s Edge on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick! More »      

Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted Lifehacker Packs of the best software for every platform, with a side serving of soft drink. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week: More »      

Ask LH: When Should I Trust Online Reviews?

Dear Lifehacker, I know a lot of online reviews can be fake, and others are just written by angry people. How can I separate useful reviews from crappy ones? I don’t want to avoid something good because someone lied, but I don’t want to throw my money away either. More »      

Cloud Patches: AWS Marketplace Goes Annual, Azure Adds InImage

Last week in cloud computing: AWS changes Marketplace subscription options and boost IAM password management; Azure adds InImage disaster recovery. More »      

Diagnose And Fix Common Errors With Google Play

Ah, the old mysterious error code! You would think it’d be easy for OS, web and software developers to put more helpful information in their error messages, but the truth is it’s not always clear what’s specifically causing an issue....Show More Summary

Grab A Chromecast For $39

Another weekend, another Dick Smith deal. This time around it’s for Google’s Chromecast, which normally retails for $49, but can be yours for $10 less if you pick one up online from the aforementioned retailer this weekend. More »  ...

Will A Hot Toddy Help Cure A Cold?

Feeling miserable? Is your nose blocked and your throat sore? If not, it will be sometime this winter, probably at least a couple of times. And then someone will probably say at your low ebb that “you need a hot toddy (or tottie)”. More »      

Chrome's Battery-Draining Timer Bug Is Getting Some Attention From Google

A few days ago the ongoing topic of Chrome’s poor handling of Windows’ system timer once again reared its head, specifically how its mistreatment has a noticeable, detrimental effect on battery life. Two years after the bug was pointed out on Chromium’s issue tracker, it’s finally being poked at by the company’s developers. More »      

Linus Torvalds' Home Office Is Definitely Messier Than Yours

It doesn’t matter how organised — or cluttered — your workspace is, if it makes you productive, that’s all that matters. Not that it stops one from wondering if greats, such as Linux creator Linus Torvalds, operate in the equivalent of clean rooms as they go about making the world a better place. Show More Summary

Briefly: Watch This Week's Best Online Videos

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The return of Weird Al, surfing in the Arctic Circle, Game of Thrones “R+L=J” theory explained. More »      

Hack A Bookcase Into A Gamer-Friendly TV Stand

There’s nothing quite like playing classic video games on their original systems. Unfortunately, this can cause serious space issues beneath your TV; especially if you’re a hardcore collector. Here’s a simple solution from IKEA Hackers that will allow you to proudly keep your consoles on display — as it should be. More »      

The Best Pizza/Wine Pairings On The Planet [Infographic]

Most Aussies prefer to crack open an ice-cold beer with their pizza, but wine is arguably a superior beverage choice — especially in winter. This infographic from food-pairing app Indian Wine List matches a handful of wine grape varieties to palate-matching pizza toppings. Make mine a Pepperoni ‘n’ Merlot! More »      

Ask LH: Why Would I Need A Credit Card?

Dear Lifehacker, I am 18 and don’t have a credit card. I have no need for one, although my bank keeps suggesting I use one. Is there really any point with Visa debit cards and PayPal? I am scared of getting a credit card as I am currently not in a bad financial situation and don’t want that to change. And why do some people have several credit cards? More »      

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