Hi Lifehacker, I am very worried about my ISP shutting off my internet for downloading illegal torrents. How much trouble can I get in? Can I get sued or go to jail? More »
Hey Lifehacker, I have a contract phone with Telstra that has just been sent off for its third repair. I thought that under law and carrier policy companies have to give you a new handset if it’s not fixed after three attempts. If they...Show More Summary
Hi Lifehacker, I’ve just scored myself a Qantas Frequent Flyer membership via my Woolworths Everyday Rewards card. What’s the best way to earn points when booking Jetstar flights? I notice that the prices quoted for Jetstar flights via the Qantas site are often somewhat different to what Jetstar itself suggests. Any tips? More »
Hi Lifehacker, I use two-factor authentication everywhere I can. Most times I’m accessing one of my online accounts I do so on my PC, and my smartphone is the second factor. But as more and more gets done on smartphones I’m wondering how it will still be relevant to have two-factor protection. Show More Summary
Dear Lifehacker, I have a coworker who, for lack of a better word, is really stupid. He asks me how to do the same thing several times per day, regularly makes inane comments, and screws up projects for the whole team. I only care that he's so dumb because he regularly affects my work, but obviously someone thought he was smart enough to hire. What can I do? Read more...
Hey Lifehacker, On my Chrome browsing history it used to show a small extended snippet of some content from the page that was visited underneath the title of the page in the history list. That has since stopped happening and I’d like to get it back. However, I don’t know what it was called and don’t know why it was occurring in the first place! Any advice? More »
The Wirecutter and Sweethome teams are here for the next hour lending their gift giving expertise. (Check out their killer gift guide for all budgets here, and Lifehacker's own guide here.) Not sure what to buy for a coworker or significant...Show More Summary
Dear Lifehacker, I am about to go travelling overseas for at least a year. I’d like to hang on to my current Australian mobile telephone number for when I return. I have heard that if your number is inactive for a certain period of time, the phone carrier can re-use the number with another account. More »
Dear Lifehacker, I buy all my music and other media online, but prices vary so much from site to site. Is there any way to check prices across all the music or movie sites to make sure I get the best deal? More »
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Hey Lifehacker, I just bought a MacBook Air in the Black Friday Sales. What is the best security software for it? More »
Hey Lifehacker, Like many people, I planned to do my Christmas shopping early, which means more time between buying the item and opening it Christmas day. According to some stores (Apple’s online store in particular), items have a 14-day return window. Show More Summary
Hi Lifehacker,I’m in the market for a new work suit. Due to my very skinny figure – I’m a 62kg 178cm male – I always feel like a walking clothes hanger wearing a big baggy suit, even when I get them fitted and adjusted by professionals. What should I be looking for in a suit that will look good while not feeling like I’m wearing an academic gown? More »
Dear Lifehacker. People keep endorsing me for skills on LinkedIn, but I never endorse anyone back. Am I a bad person? More »
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Hey Lifehacker, So Wikipedia is running its annual funding drive, which makes me wonder: are Wikipedia donations tax deductible within Australia? And should I be donating to the main site or the Australian chapter? More »
Hi Lifehacker, I’m thinking of moving on from my current job, but there’s a problem. I have some health issues that require a weekly appointment and I currently have my appointment on a Friday afternoon. My current manager has rearranged my work hours slightly so that I can attend this appointment. Show More Summary
Dear Lifehacker, My family is seriously stretched thin for cash. Our credit cards are nearly maxed out and we wiped out our savings when my husband was laid off and then we had expensive medical bills. What can we do to get money fast and back on our feet again? More »
Hey Lifehacker, Is there anywhere that shows purchased download numbers for iTunes episodes (rather than just which are most popular)? Also, do these downloads feed into TV ratings in the US or elsewhere? More »