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#MicroblogMondays 13: Keep or Toss

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. Lifehacker had a timely (for me) article on how to decide whether to keep or part with sentimental items.  You ask yourself whether you’d buy it again at full price, if the object has happy […]

Ask LH: What's A Good MP3 Player For My Car?

Hi Lifehacker, I am after an MP3 player that will be used mostly to play music and podcasts in the car. What would be the best sort of MP3 player for this sort of task, both in value and features? More »      

Lifehacker Awards 2014: Nominate Your Favourite Smartphone

2014 is almost over, and that means it’s time for the 2014 Lifehacker Awards! Throughout this week, we’ll be asking readers for nominations from readers across 10 categories to help build our shortlists, with voting kicking off next week. The first category we’re looking at: smartphones. More »      

Ask LH: Can I Upgrade The Processor In My Phone Or Tablet?

Hi Lifehacker, My tablet’s screen and battery are still great, but the dual-core processor is getting long in the tooth. Is there any way I can either upgrade the processor, or get it to draw on the much more powerful processor in my phone? More »      

Ask LH: Can I Access All My Messaging Services With One App?

Hi Lifehacker, Is there a messaging app which connects all other messaging apps? I know many people using WhatsApp, Viber, Hangouts or just plain SMS. Is there an app in which I can connect them all? More »      

Ask LH: Which Private Health Insurance Should I Get?

Hey Lifehacker, I am overwhelmed by the options available for private health insurance. I am confused over which type of cover would be the best and cheapest to choose from. My partner and I are planning for a baby by next year end so I would want an insurer that would cover the pregnancy charges as well. More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Improve My Maths?

Hey Lifehacker, Since I was a child I have disliked maths. I devoured books like they were going out of fashion, but I always had trouble when it came to numbers. I had a tutor during high school, and it was their opinion that I had missed something critical in the early years of high school maths which had made the later years very difficult. More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Use An NTFS Drive On A Mac?

Hey Lifehacker, I’ve made the switch to a MacBook Air and I have one problem — trying to open (with write access) a NTFS-formatted hard drive. Given this is one of the most common formats for Windows PCs, I’d hope there might be a simple, free solution. Any suggestions? More »      

Ask LH: How Should I Track Tax Receipts On My Phone?

Hey Lifehacker, What is the best way to keep track of tax claims and receipts? Do I need to hold onto my paper receipts or can I just use my smartphone? If I decide to go fully digital, what are the best mobile tools and apps? More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Manage My Wife's iPad Photos?

Hi Lifehacker, I recently purchased my other half a DSLR camera for Christmas. She doesn’t have a laptop or PC, and I’m not sure we could warrant buying a computer for the purpose of touching up photographs. She does have an iPad Air, and I’m contemplating purchasing a single-bay NAS for photo backups (which will sync to my own NAS for redundancy). More »      

Ask LH: Can I Buy A Smartphone That Doesn't Link To The Cloud?

Hey Lifehacker, My iPhone 4 is about to die and I will be looking for a replacement phone soon. I have a few privacy concerns with linking a smartphone device to a cloud account and would like to know what your thoughts are on the best “offline smartphone”. Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Can I Push All Audio From My Laptop To My Desktop?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m currently planning to build a desktop to use alongside my laptop. What I’d like to do is to “stream” all audio from my laptop to my desktop — not just music, but the whole system’s sounds, so everything that can be heard directly from the laptop can be heard from my desktop. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Why Do Data Plans For Tablets Have Cheaper Rates Than Phones?

Hi Lifehacker, I’ve been wondering why Telstra’s data plans for tablets offer significantly better value than data packs for phones. For example an 8GB tablet plan costs about 0.67 cents/MB while the 6GB mobile data pack is 0.98 cents per MB. How is it possible that for the same product we are charged so differently depending on the device used? More »      

Ask LH: Can I Access cPanel And WordPress From Overseas?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m about to head on a trip. Can overseas IP addresses access cPanel/FTP and the WordPress’ administrator dashboard? More »      

Ask These 6 Questions to Truly Understand a Company's Culture

6 interview questions that will help you understand a company's culture - LearnVest Why we're so full of ourselves: in defense of narcissistic qualities - Lifehacker 4 ways to save money using Twitter this holiday season - All You The...Show More Summary

Ask LH: What's A Good Device Choice For Exercise Music?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m looking to improve my work-life balance and exercise more, so I want the right device to acquire, store and play music on. With Walkmans long gone and the iPod apparently being phased out, what’s the best choice? I’m particularly keen to be able to download playlists and new music that I haven’t encountered. More »      

Ask LH: Is A Notebook Or A Laptop Better For Students?

Hi Lifehacker. I will be finishing the HSC soon and starting university next year. For lectures I’m not sure if I should bring a notebook or my laptop? What is the most common among university students? More »      

Ask LH: How Should I Organise My Cash When Travelling To The US?

Hey Lifehacker, I will be travelling to the US later in the year. I wondered if you have any advice about managing finances for a trip, particularly the use of travel credit and debit cards rather than my own cards, and the best way to plan ahead give the potential dip in the dollar predicted. More »      

Ask LH: Can I Have Driver's Licences In Two Different States?

Hi Lifehacker, Is it possible to have two current driving licences for two different states in Australia? Particularly for Queensland and Victoria? More »      

Ask LH: Can I Stop Yosemite Slowing My Mac Down?

Hi Lifehacker, I have recently upgraded to Yosemite on my MacBook Pro. I love the aesthetics but it has severely slowed my computer down. Any tips on how to improve the performance? More »      

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