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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 five 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 Does My TV Reception Suck At Certain Times Of The Day?

Dear Lifehacker, My digital TV signal works fine most of the time. However, it conks out between 8am and 5pm during particular months of the year. What gives? More »      

Ask LH: Do I Need Telstra To Stream The State Of Origin?

Dear Lifehacker, I want to watch the State of Origin online as I have no TV at work. I am not a Telstra mobile customer so I CANNOT watch it using NRL Footy Pass. How can I watch it online in Australia? Arrrrgh, help me! There is nothing on the internet that clearly describes how to get it. I’d like to watch the games on my laptop, preferably for free. More »      

Ask LH: My Manager Exploited Me, What Can I Do?

Dear Lifehacker, I am a software developer from India, working and studying in Sydney since 2015. I’ve run into a situation where my ex-employer refuses to pay my final paycheck and I want to know if I could get my dues cleared up quickly?...Show More Summary

Ask LH: Are There Any Websites That Can Help Me Vote Below The Line?

Dear Lifehacker, I like to vote below the line for the senate and number all the boxes. This is so I can make sure certain candidates will never get my vote even with the shady preference deals going on. Last election I used Below The Line to plan my ballot in advance so that on the day, all I had to do was transcribe this onto the paper. Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Do I Get My Wireless Printer To Connect?

Dear Lifehacker, Constantly having problems with my wireless printer not connecting. It keeps saying that my WS printer is not connected. Apparently this is a very common problem with Windows 10 but I can’t find any reliable workarounds. Do you know of any reputable fixes that don’t require a computer tech to fix?? More »      

Ask LH: When Should I Use My Current Boss As A Reference

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve been having a back and forth with a prospective employer about moving over for a new role. Two interviews later and things have stalled at the reference checking stage because they want a reference from my direct manager at my current role. Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Do I Stop My Laptop's Wi-Fi Connection From Timing Out?

Dear Lifehacker, Ever since I bought my laptop there has always been trouble connecting to my home Wi-Fi. If the computer goes to sleep (set to 30 minutes of inactivity), then when it wakes up, the Wi-Fi won’t reconnect. The only way to get it working is to reboot the computer entirely. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Should We Pay Off Our Other Debts Before Saving A House Deposit?

Dear Lifehacker, My fiancé and I recently moved back with our parents to save money for a house. We currently have a car on finance, and a personal loan for wedding deposits. My parents are advising us to pay off our loan FIRST before...Show More Summary

Ask LH: Do I Need To Show ID To Buy Alcohol If The Seller Knows My Age?

Dear Lifehacker, The other day I attempted to buy wine from a bottle shop but forgot my ID. The cashier refused to serve me point-blank. The thing is, this person went to the same high school as me and they definitely know I’m over 18. In other words, she was just being a dick to me for no reason! Is this discrimination? More »      

Ask LH: Are There Any Good ANZ MoneyManager Alternatives?

Dear Lifehacker, I have been using ANZ’s free MoneyManager for the last couple of years. It offers the ability to consolidate my financial accounts into one location. This can be sliced and diced and visualised to help me manage my money and make smart financial decisions. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Why Can't I Get AnyDVD To Work On Windows 10?

Dear Lifehacker, I just put Windows 10 on to my computer and now AnyDVD doesn’t work. Is there any way to fix this issue? I use it to watch movies purchased overseas and the other DVD-playing programs on my computer refuse to play the discs. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Are Companies Allowed To Charge A Fee For Making A Quote?

Dear Lifehacker, Recently, the LCD on my digital camera cracked. (I had just bought the camera in February.) I contacted the manufacturer and they said that I can send it in, pay an “assessment fee” and then get a quote for how much it would cost to fix the camera. I understand cracked screens are not covered by warranty, but is paying to get a quote legal? More »      

Are Homeowners Allowed To Secretly Record Me In Their House?

Dear Lifehacker, I was recently hired to mind a house and some pet birds by a couple who went on holidays. I later discovered I was under active video surveillance for the nine days I spent in their house. (One of the homeowners casually...Show More Summary

Ask LH: Are Homeowners Allowed To Secretly Record Me In Their House?

Dear Lifehacker, I was recently hired to mind a house and some pet birds by a couple who went on holidays. I later discovered I was under active video surveillance for the nine days I spent in their house. (One of the homeowners casually...Show More Summary

Ask LH: Should I Buy An Apple MacBook Pro Or Microsoft Surface Pro 4?

Dear Lifehacker, I am looking for a new laptop. After pricing up a few different options I’ve settled on either a MacBook Pro or a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (i5, 256gb). They are similar specs for a similar price. As much as I prefer OSX, I’m leaning towards the Surface because it doubles as a tablet. Am I making the right decision or should I stick with Apple? More »      

Ask LH: How Do I Turn Off Passwords In Windows 10?

Dear Lifehacker, I am seeking your assistance because Lifehacker always has a REAL solution when others don’t. My question is — how do I disable the password prompt in Windows 10 after my laptop wakes up from sleep mode? Hopefully you have one. If not, at least let me know that this is an issue with the OS. More »      

Ask LH: Which Of These Two Job Opportunities Should I Take?

Dear Lifehacker, I am currently unemployed and have a bit of a dilemma. I’ve been offered a temporary work contract in a regional area for approximately 3-4 months. Meanwhile, a local business I previously trained with has hinted at a possible permanent job opportunity — but they won’t give me a time-frame. Show More Summary

A Letter to All My Exes About Why I Couldn’t Commit

Dear ex-lover, I am writing to you today either because we broke up in such a way that it makes... The post A Letter to All My Exes About Why I Couldn’t Commit appeared first on Lifehack.

Ask LH: What Do Those Different Game Audio Options Actually Do?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve seen some games offer the audio options “Stereo”, “TV”, “Headphones” and “Home Theater” (damn US spelling). I know what stereo is, but what are the others? Do they map to other well-known settings like 5.1 or is something else going on? More »      

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