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Ask LH: Can I Legally Use Airsoft Guns If I Modify Them To Look Like Toys?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve been trying to find info on Airsoft and realistic firearm laws in Australia. My question is, if I were to custom make an Airsoft gun that didn’t bear resemblance to an actual gun, what would happen? My intended design would make it look similar to a paintball marker and wouldn’t fool anybody into thinking it was real. Will I still get fined? More »      

Ask LH: How Do I Grow Medical Marijuana Legally?

Dear Lifehacker, The Australian Government recently passed a bill to give licence for cultivation of Medical Marijuana in NSW. I would like to know the licencing formalities, application process and other related details. I look forward to hearing from you. More »      

Ask LH: Do I Need A Licence To Sell Homegrown Fruit And Vege?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve been tossing up the idea of selling the homegrown vegetable and fruit produce from my garden. I was thinking about local farmers’ markets and cafe’s. I was wondering what regulations and permits I would need to be aware of. Could you help me? More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Get Started In Investing?

Dear Lifehacker, I want to get started in investing and was wondering what are some options to invest small amounts of money, preferability nothing above the sum of $1000? More »      

Ask LH: Are Short IT Courses Worth It?

Dear Lifehacker, I am in a bit of a life/career rut at the moment and want to develop some new skills. I have been stuck in retail for years but I would like to kick start a career in IT. I have been looking at some RMIT short courses which look like they will provide me with some great resources. Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Do I Turn Off Facebook Notifications On My iPhone Calendar?

Dear Lifehacker, Is there a way I can stop getting Facebook birthday notifications from showing up on my iPhone and email calendars? They appear every day without fail at midday and it’s super frustrating, if nothing else. I’ve tried looking onto the individual calendars and can’t seem to find a way to disable Facebook sending its birthdays onto them. More »      

Ask LH: Are The Crows In Dumbo Racist?

Dear Lifehacker, One of my favourite animated movies growing up was Disney’s Dumbo. My daughter just turned four and I want her to have the same magical experience watching it that I did. However, as an adult, I’m not entirely comfortable with the somewhat racist depiction of the anthropomorphised crows. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Why Does My Samsung Phone Keep Switching On And Off?

Dear Lifehacker, The other morning I switched my Samsung Galaxy S6 phone on after charging it overnight. About one minute later, it switched itself off and rebooted without me touching it. It keeps doing this — shutting down and restarting — over and over again until it runs out of batteries. Show More Summary

Ask LH: What Do I Need To Know When I First Move Out Of Home?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m planning to move out of home for the first time with some mates into a rental property. Do you have any tips for someone living out of home for the first time? And can I customise my house without breaking the lease? Thanks, Rental Virgin More »      

Ask LH: Will I Really Get Fined For Not Completing The Australian Census?

Dear Lifehacker, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and had a recommended page which was by Census Australia. I started going through the comments to see what people were saying and was astonished to see multiple responses by the ABS talking about a $180 fine if we don’t complete the Census. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Will I Really Be Fined For Not Completing The Australian Census?

Dear Lifehacker, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and had a recommended page which was by Census Australia. I started going through the comments to see what people were saying and was astonished to see multiple responses by the ABS talking about a $180 fine if we don’t complete the Census. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Why Can't I Buy Alcohol If I'm Almost 18?

Dear Lifehacker, I would like to know how I can make a fake ID or get some alcohol when I’m two months from being 18. It seems dumb not to let me drink now — I’m going to be the exact same person in two months so what difference does...Show More Summary

Ask LH: Is It Worth Trying To Repair My Old Bomb Car?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a pretty old car (14+ years) which I’m looking to sell. The problem is the car needs a bit of mechanical work, to the tune of $1100, which is about half what I think the car is worth. A buyer would definitely notice the strange noises the car makes. Show More Summary

Ask LH: What Do I Need To Do As Executor Of A Will?

Dear Lifehacker, My parents have just told me that they have named me as the sole executor of their wills. What does this mean? Am I going to have to read up on different legal things? What does it mean I do? More »      

Ask LH: Will An External Upscaler Make SD Channels Look Better?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a 60? Samsung 1080 HDTV and the pictures I’m getting on SD channels are very poor. I have an F5s Skybox hooked up. I’ve seen a box called a HDMI to HDMI Voxlink upscaler, will this device help to improve the picture on my TV or would I just be wasting my money? More »      

Ask LH: Should I Water Cool My PC?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m looking to build a new PC that’s capable of running high-end video games and 3D graphics applications. In other words, it’s going to get pretty hot! I’m seriously considering a water cooling solution but don’t really know where to start. So my questions are: is water cooling worth the effort and what type of skills do I need to pull it off? More »      

Ask LH: Does Bad Broadband Make My Computer Run More Slowly?

Dear Lifehacker, To what extent does a “slow” internet connection affect operating system and application response times? My work connection is much faster than my home connection, and it often feels like the machine is slower at home. Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Can I Get My Girlfriend To Stop Playing Pokemon GO?

Dear Lifehacker, my girlfriend is a Pokemon GO player. I’m not. Over the past fortnight she has been playing the game 24/7 and it’s starting to affect our relationship. (Don’t get me started on our “romantic” walks.) When she’s not hunting Pokemon, she’s tweeting about it or researching tips on her phone — even while we’re in bed together. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Can Telstra Force Me Onto An NBN Plan If I Don't Want To Go?

Dear Lifehacker, My street was recently joined to the great and wonderful NBN (slight sarcasm there.) Telstra has since informed me that I need to move my internet and phone across as it won’t be supported in its existing state. I’ve...Show More Summary

Ask LH: When Is The Cheapest Time To Book A Flight?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m in New Zealand and planning to bring my mum over for a visit from South Africa at the end of January next year. I’m trying to save up the money for the ticket from regular income instead of dipping into savings. So my question is how before an international flight is best to book the ticket to not pay extra for “Last Minute”? More »      

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