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Ask LH: Is There Any Way To Get Lounge Access At Sydney Airport?

Dear Lifehacker, I am about to embark on two overseas trips by the end of the year with my mother and significant other. On both trips, we will have significant waits (roughly 6 hours) in airports in Sydney late at night or in the wee hours of the morning. Show More Summary

7 Things You Haven’t Tried To Make Yourself Rich

What have you tried to make yourself rich? Maybe you’ve tried getting a new job or asking for a promotion,... The post 7 Things You Haven’t Tried To Make Yourself Rich appeared first on Lifehack.

Ask LH: Which Laptop Should I Buy For University?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m going to university next year, and I was wondering if you have any recommendations for what sort of laptop/hard drive/specs combo I should get? I currently have a school-issue HP ProBook 4230, and I am very keen to get rid of it. More »      

Ask LH: Is The Nexus 5's Camera A Deal-Breaker?

Hey Lifehacker, My sister needs a new smartphone. I think the Nexus 5 is the best spec phone for a very reasonable price, but she wants a phone that has a really good camera for taking impromptu photos or videos when she does not have her actual camera with her. Show More Summary

Ask LH: What's The Cheapest Way To Hold Onto My Phone Number?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m heading overseas for 12-18 months and I’d like to keep my mobile phone number active as it’s the failsafe/reset for several online services I use (Gmail, LastPass and so on). I won’t be using it for outbound calls, just to be able to receive the occasional SMS or incoming call for verification. More »      

Ask LH: Why Aren't Our Main Channels HD Yet?

Hey Lifehacker, When will Australian free-to-air channels start using their HD channels as their main channel? I am really sick of watching major sporting events on the main networks channels on SD when they are showing Seinfeld (for example) on the HD channel. It just does not make sense. Any insights? More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Get The Smoke Smell Out Of Things?

Dear Lifehacker, We recently moved my father into a long-term care facility. There are a number of wonderful things he wanted my sister and I to have and to share with our children. The trouble is that he was a lifelong smoker and everything reeks from years of smoke. We want to keep these things, but the smell is just awful. What can we do? More »      

Ask LH: What's The Best Dropbox-Friendly Office Suite For An Android Tablet?

Hey Lifehacker, I have recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and want to use it for study. I currently have all my study documents (Word, Excel and PDF mainly) on my Dropbox account. What is the best app for editing those Office documents on my Android tablet? More »      

Ask LH: Where Should I Sell My Old Phone?

Dear Lifehacker, With the iPhone 6 coming out next week, where is the best place to sell my old iPhone and other tech gear? More »      

Ask LH: What Can I Do With My Spare Hard Drives?

Hi Lifehacker, I have over 10 external hard drives I’ve collected over the years which are currently lying around collecting dust. Do you guys have any ideas how I could take advantage of these extra hard drives? More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Stay Motivated When Studying?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m a PhD student who just completed his first year. Looking back I really didn’t get a lot done. I suffered through a lot of unforeseen problems and setbacks, which cost me a lot of time. Do you have any good advice for keeping motivated in the face of constant problems that keep you from progressing? More »      

Ask LH: Why Does My Spotify Premium Still Feature Ads?

Hey Lifehacker, I’m a Spotify Premium user, so why do I get advertisement notifications on my phone, even when I’m not using the app? Is Spotify Premium even allowed to do this given I pay for the premium “no ads” service? More »   ...

Ask LH: Does My Travel Agent Have To Tell Me About Hotel Taxes And Surcharges?

Dear Lifehacker, I have recently booked a holiday abroad through a large travel agency. When the confirmation was sent through we have seen that we have to pay the hotel a surcharge for facilities and another surcharge for house cleaning services. Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Large Should My Portable Hard Drive Be?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m planning to build a new PC in ITX-form factor, so a lot of space for hard drives could be a problem. Instead I’m looking to buy a portable hard drive to do backups and storage. Can you give me advice on the capacity and what to avoid when looking at a portable hard drive? (It will be staying at home most of the time, so size isn’t an issue). More »      

Ask LH: Can I Transfer Google Maps Engine Maps To Android?

Dear Lifehacker, I am planning a motorcycle ride from Melbourne to Brisbane via many back roads to enjoy the scenery. I have created a map with Google Maps Engine but have had no joy in attempting to use the new navigation abilities of the Google Maps Android app to direct me on my route. Is it possible to do that? More »      

Ask LH: Which Productivity Apps Should I Introduce To My Kids?

Dear Lifehacker, I’d like to introduce my early high school children to using productivity tools on the computer (cloud or local). Off the top of my head, I’m thinking Evernote and Wunderlist — could Lifehacker suggest some approaches and tools that might be helpful? More »      

Ask LH: Where Can I Find Beta Testers?

Dear Lifehacker, I am putting the finishing touches on an iOS game which I am hoping to release fairly soon. However, before I put it up on the iTunes App Store, I wanted to get a few more beta testers to check it out and provide some feedback to make sure I’m not missing anything. Show More Summary

The Secrets To Reading Faster And Absorbing Information Better

As a history major, people always asked me how I could stand reading a boatload of books every week. While... The post The Secrets To Reading Faster And Absorbing Information Better appeared first on Lifehack.

Ask LH: What Are The Most Battery-Efficient Ways To Contact People With My Phone?

Dear Lifehacker, After a full day of use on my Android smartphone, I am often left with very little battery but still have important messages to relay to family and friends. What is the most battery-efficient way to get them across before my phone goes dead? Calling, texting or WhatsApp? More »      

Ask LH: Do Student Concessions Work Australia-Wide?

Dear Lifehacker, I am visiting Sydney soon for a university-related event and was wondering if my Victorian student concession card will be valid in Sydney? Do those cards work for discounts in other states? More »      

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