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Boost Mobile Dumps Its Entry Level Plans

Boost Mobile is dumping its short duration $10 and $20 plans in favour of a longer duration $20 plan with call limitations. More »      

Windows 10 Apps Will Be 'Windows Apps' Or 'Windows Desktop Apps'

Microsoft has laid down its guidelines for the naming of Windows 10 apps, although it’s likely that confusion will still reign. More »      

Netflix's Game Of Thrones Alternatives Are Downright Weird

As every single one of you is doubtlessly aware, Netflix officially launched in Australia this week with pricing starting at a very reasonable $8.99 per month. There are currently 1100 titles to choose from, which should be enough to...Show More Summary Tracks Your Uber and Lyft Spending, Miles, and Travel Time

Uber and Lyft are pretty convenient when it comes to driving services. So convenient that you might not realize how much you're actually spending on rides. collects your Uber and Lyft receipts to give you a visualization of how much you're really spending, along with how far you've traveled and for how long. Read more...

"Leave Yourself Wanting More"

You might like to push yourself in different aspects of your life, but sometimes less really is more. Whether it's exercise, work, or just a nice place to eat, you might be a much happier person if you always leave yourself wanting to come back to things later. Read more...

Episode 22: Creating the Automatic Customer with John Warrillow

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Telstra Ups Data Limits On Its Fixed Broadband Plans

Telstra is expanding the data allocations for its fixed line broadband customers, but it may take some time to affect you if you’re a Telstra customer, and it’s not entirely clear how much more quota you’ll get. More »      

How to Improve Your Running After a Bad Marathon

The marathon is a fickle beast: at 26.2 miles, the potential for bad luck is huge. That uncharted territory can bring all sorts of unforeseen issues, reducing your goal pace to a shuffle or worse, but it's from these problems that you learn to improve. Read more...

How to Make Santa Real to Your Kids

Deciding when, or if, to tell children the truth about Santa Claus is a subject of anguished annual debate. In the video above, The Shortcut proposes dispensing with that rite and making the ruse more fun for you and the kids. A little baking soda and a strategically placed carrot make all the difference.

These Are The Toughest IT Roles To Fill In Australia

Wondering which area of IT to specialise in? A study by job ads site indeed has identified the advertised vacancies which remain unfilled after 90 days or more, providing a pointer to the area where skills are lacking. More »      

Discuss Your Intent Before Content When Disagreeing with Your Boss

Disagreeing with you boss is difficult territory to wander through. To keep things civil, Harvard Business Review suggests you frame your intent as a mutual goal before you get into the details. Read more...

Amazon's Unlimited Everything Plan Makes Cloud Storage Super Cheap

Amazon launched a couple of new plans for its Amazon Cloud Drive service today and both are a pretty good deal compared to other services. If you already have a Prime membership, you can get unlimited photo storage for free, or if you want to upgrade, you can get unlimited storage for just $59.99/year. Read more...

Tightly Roll Pillows and Secure them with Rubber Bands Before Washing

Your pillow is probably disgusting, which means it's time to give it a good washing. To do so, Apartment Therapy suggests rolling it up tight and securing it a rubber band. Read more...

We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies... and then they let us down.

We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies... and then they let us down. It's easy to get sucked into the hype cycle, as people talk up their projects — but sometimes, you can tell just from the way people talk about a film that it's probably not going to work. Here are eight key phrases that usually indicate danger. [io9 ] Read more...

?Turn Your Favorite Drinking Game Into a TV-Driven Workout

Having a TV in the gym can be a welcome distraction, but what if your TV show is the workout? In the style of drinking games, you can do exercises based on what you see on the screen. You can invent your own or use one of these, already created for things like Doctor Who, football games, or Game of Thrones. Read more...

Adjusting an Organizing System to Meet New Needs

Recently, I’ve made a couple of changes in what I cook for my family. I’m feeling good about serving better food and enjoying my return to a long-dormant hobby. But these changes have had a cascade […] The post Adjusting an Organizing System to Meet New Needs appeared first on simplify 101.

Hyperpolyglot Is a Side-by-Side Reference Sheet for Programming

Once you've learned one programming language or programming tool, it's pretty easy to get into another similar one. Sometimes, though, the fine differences are hard to remember. Hyperpolyglot is an awesome tool for looking up the differences and similarities between programming languages and tools. Read more...

Google's Data Saver for Chrome Optimizes Web Pages to Use Less Data

Google's new Data Saver extension for Chrome helps you reduce data usage by compressing the pages you visit. It could come in handy if you sometimes go online from your laptop via a mobile hotspot or your smartphone. Read more...

A Gift to Your Future Self

In our rush to leave the holidays behind, lights and other yuletide decorations often end up an unholy mess at the bottom of a crumbling box. Above, The Shortcut offers a simple solution for those conundrums, along with a bonus to help make you feel less guilty for tossing out Christmas cards.

Ask How to Contribute to the Company's Mission During a Job Interview 

You want to stand out at a job interview. The goal is to show a potential employer that, not only can you get the job done, you’re also the best candidate. One way to assert your work ethic is to ask how your work will contribute to the company’s mission. Read more...

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