Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Sarkeesian’s latest Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fail compilation, Screen Team takes on Guardians Of The Galaxy. Kick off your Friday night with the best online videos of the week! More »
Apples’ Pages word processor is free for most Mac owners now, but still not that great (give us Word or Google Drive any day, thanks). But it does have one hidden feature that Apple enthusiasts can enjoy: the full text of Apple’s “here’s to the crazy ones” ad campagn and Steve Jobs’ commencement speech for graduates at Stanford in 2005. More »
Amazon has just launched its “End of Summer” Sale with up to 80 per cent off a range of video games, including Titanfall, Batman Mega Bundle and Hitman: Absolution. Here are a few bargains that are worth checking out — with links to each deal. More »
Buying your first house is one of the most stressful endeavors you’re ever likely to go through. On the plus side, it does help to get you more nooky, if this infographic is to be believed. (How else are you going to install that stripper pole?) More »
A broad but challenging addition to our killer interview questions collection: What has the most satisfying moment in your life been?. More »
Hi Lifehacker, I’m in the market to buy a new car, and I’m wondering which months have the best deals? Does when you buy make a difference? More »
Sydney’s Opal public transport smart card is about to become the default option for a lot more people, with 14 current paper tickets no longer available as of September 1. Here’s how to make the most of it so you can minimise your spend and maximise your value. More »
As your small business grows, you need new tactics and new technology. This Lifehacker series offers tips and tricks to manage your staff, time and resources effectively to build your business from 2 to 20 people and beyond. More »
Just when we thought HD TVs couldn’t get any cheaper, Soniq has slashed the price of its 55” Smart LED TV to just $699. The model runs on Android’s Smart TV Cinavision platform and comes with inbuilt Wi-Fi, three USB ports and a native resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Not too shabby! More »
Single-screen home screens are excellent at getting you to what you need without too many taps. This design from My Color Screen user Pitoko/David does it with flair, employing some eye-catching tiles. Read more...
We’ve talked before about how Valve is obliged to provide refunds for non-functioning games purchased on Steam under Australian consumer law, but actually getting the company to cough up has proved difficult for buyers. That might become a little easier with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) taking Valve to court over its stance. More »
With the leaking of a discussion paper on telecommunications data retention, we are at last starting to get some clarity as to just what metadata the Abbott government is likely to ask telecommunications companies, internet service providers (ISPs) and others involved in communications services to store. More »
Things I found on long walks in foreign cities, or perhaps when someone posted them on Twitter.
Most people believe buying experiences instead of possessions will bring you more satisfaction in the long run. Well you should start planning now for an experience way down the road, because a recent study suggests that the longer you have to wait for it, the more you'll enjoy it. Read more...
Need to type a special character (such as a symbol or something from a non-Latin alphabet) in a Google Drive document? Turns out there are several ways to do that. More »
Hi Lifehacker, Reading the doom and gloom financial results from Qantas this week, I notice that its frequent flyer program is a star performer showing a profit of $286 million. How can a frequent flyer program be profitable? I would...Show More Summary
Inflatable pool toys are a pain to fill up, but they're an even bigger annoyance when you need to let the air out. Instead of pinching the air valve until your fingers fall off, you can stick a straw in there and deflate them with ease. Read more...
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Android: Microsoft has updated its Android app for OneDrive. The biggest change? You can now switch between individual and OneDrive for Business accounts from within the app with a simple swipe. More »
Teams work best together when the individuals trust each other, but building trust can be difficult. The Johari Window model is a tool you and another party can use to share information about yourselves in order to build stronger, more trusting relationships. Read more...