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Ask LH: Can I Still Contest A 'Final' Fine Demand In Court?

Dear Lifehacker, my husband recently received a final notice from SDRO for an offence from 5 years ago for parking his motorbike in his residential area for longer than allowed. He didn’t receive any notice on the spot and moved house soon afterward (he updated his address on the RTA website.) He never received any notice whatsoever, until now. Show More Summary

Ask Lifehacker: Can I Still Contest A 'Final' Fine Demand In Court?

Dear Lifehacker, my husband recently received a final notice from SDRO for an offence from 5 years ago for parking his motorbike in his residential area for longer than allowed. He didn’t receive any notice on the spot and moved house soon afterward (he updated his address on the RTA website.) He never received any notice whatsoever, until now. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Why Do Digital Music Companies Keep Ripping Off Australians?

Dear Lifehacker, It just so happened that I had my US proxy on while looking at Google Music. The Ultimate Santana album price read $6.99. Meanwhile, the Australian region price was $16.99 from the same exact service. This is same for whole long list of great albums. What gives? More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Sync My Various Macs?

Dear Lifehacker, We live in a world with multiple computers for one person, but I am having one issue. How can we keep everything in sync? I would like to work on my Mac at home. Close it, go to work and open my (different) Mac at work. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Is There A Safe Way To Clean My Sticky Gaming Gear?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m looking for a safe (and easy) way to remove stickiness from old plastic and rubber equipment. Some of my old gaming gear (gaming keypad, analogue sticks on my Dual Shock controller, gaming mouse, etc.) have developed stickiness. How can I remove it without damaging the components? More »      

A Letter To My Daughter: You’re Way More Powerful Than You Imagined

Dear daughter, I drove home from work feeling like nothing I did matters. You were waiting for me on the porch,... The post A Letter To My Daughter: You’re Way More Powerful Than You Imagined appeared first on Lifehack.

Ask LH: How Much TV Input Lag Is Too Much?

Dear Lifehacker, I am currently in the market for a new TV. The new TV will be used for gaming, Blu-ray movies, watching TV and movies on Apple TV and watching Netflix and other streaming services. One big thing I’m finding hard to get my head across is input lag. Show More Summary

Dear self: don’t focus on the negative.

Dear self: don’t focus on the negative. The post Dear self: don’t focus on the negative. appeared first on Lifehack.

Ask LH: Are These Old Atari Chips Worth Anything?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a collection of chips belonging to old Atari game carts. (Photo attached.) My dad’s friend used to work for Atari as a developer of Atari games and he gave these chips to us. Do you know if it is worth anything? I have 11 games. Thanks, Nova More »      

Dear LH: How Badly Will The Australian 'Netflix Tax' Impact Me?

Dear Lifehacker, there was quite a bit of noise generated a few months back on paying GST on Netflix and governments blocking file sharing websites. I’m interested to know what’s happened and if the sky has fallen in for any of the impacted users? (I don’t currently use these services myself.) More »      

Ask LH: Can I Get My Boss To Pay For My Education?

Dear Lifehacker, I had a hard time studying when I was younger, I lacked commitment and wanted to get straight into the workforce. I have a full-time job at a media company, and while I have a good technical knowledge, I am noticing a lot of gaps and I think a lack of formal qualification is a factor. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Are 13-Inch Laptops Suitable For Programming?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m thinking about buying a new laptop for programming (primary web development) and my eyes have fallen on the Dell XPS 2015 (1920×1080). It seems awesome in every aspect, but I am a little bit worried about the 13? screen. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Can I Demand A Refund For A Dodgy 'Repaired' Laptop?

Dear Lifehacker, I bought a new Asus laptop back in February. It started freezing at the end of March, requiring me to hold the power button to turn it off, after which the wifi module could not be detected. I contacted my retailer who referred me to Asus directly. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Can I Still Drive Interstate If I've Lost My Licence?

Dear Lifehacker, I have lost my licence in Victoria and I’m thinking of moving interstate. Can I get a new licence in NSW or South Australia and then be allowed to drive anywhere in Australia EXCEPT Victoria? More »      

Ask LH: Is There A Way To Watch Netflix Offline?

Dear Lifehacker, I am a Netflix subscriber and avid user. However, when I am without an internet connection (such as on a plane) I find I have nothing to watch. Is there a way that I can save Netflix shows and movies locally to my device...Show More Summary

Ask Lifehacker: Do I Have To Report Income On My App Sales?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m developing a paid app to be published on Google Play (my first paid app). I am wondering what do I have to know about? For example, tax and the likes, I cannot seem to find a lot of guidance on this aspects online, would you be able to help me? (And yes, I am in Australia.) More »      

Ask LH: Are Grey Import Smartphones Safe To Buy?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve been waiting for the LG G4 since the early teasers and have just seen that it won’t be in Australia until mid-July. Or I can order a grey import today for about $200 cheaper. Assuming I buy from a reputable vendor...Show More Summary

Ask LH: Can I Still Be Fined If I Cancelled A Torrent Halfway Through?

Dear Lifehacker, The other day my friend started downloading a torrent of Game Of Thrones on my home computer. I discovered this a few minutes into the download and quickly deleted it. Can I still be fined? Technically I didn’t download anything. More »      

Ask LH: What Happens To The Bond When The House I Rent Is Sold?

Dear Lifehacker, We don’t have a lease on the hour we are renting. Our landlord is now going to sell the house that we are in. What happens with the bond once she sells the house? Does she keep it or return it? More »      

Ask LH: Which Smartwatches Are Available In Multiple Sizes?

Dear Lifehacker, I am quite a small guy with a very small frame, and that means I have small wrists. I’d love to get a smartwatch but I’m worried that the wristbands and faces will look ridiculous and/or won’t fit. Any recommendations for a more compact smartwatch? More »      

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