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Ask LH: Why Are Some Blu-ray Discs 'Bendier' Than Others?

Dear Lifehacker, I just wanted to know why with Blu-ray discs, some of the are softer than the others. As in, when you slightly bend them they are more flexible. Some discs even feel flexible when you hold them in your hand. Does this mean that some Blu-ray discs are higher quality than others? More »      

Ask LH: Can I Change My Phone On An Existing Contract?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a Samsung Galaxy 6 edge on a mobile contract that ends in December. I want to exchange my phone for an iPhone 7 now before my contract ends - how much would that cost? Also, can I upgrade to a new plan without having to pay off the remainder of my existing plan? More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Make My Body More Flexible?

Dear Lifehacker, I've never been very flexible. I can't touch my toes and most yoga poses are a struggle. What are the least stretches needed, and most effective, to improve flexibility throughout my whole body? More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Swap Email Addresses With All My Contacts?

Dear Lifehacker, I've had the same email address for ages and signed up to everything from bank accounts to eBay and Amazon to newsletters. I'm considering changing ISPs but I'll lose my ISP-provided email address. What's the best option for a permanent non-ISP dependent email address? And how do I change everything over? More »      

Ask LH: What Are The Laws For Flying Drones In Australia?

Dear Lifehacker, I was wondering what the main laws are on drones in Australia? (i.e. - How high can you fly a drone, how far away are you allowed to be and where is drone activity restricted?) I'm looking to buy one for Christmas and don't want to cop a fine if I can help it. More »      

Ask LH: Will The Google Pixel Be A 'Telstra Exclusive' Forever?

Dear Lifehacker, How long does Telstra have the exclusivity rights for the Google Pixel for? I'm keen to get the phone on a 24-month contract but can't afford to pay Telstra prices. Will it be coming to Vodafone, Virgin or Optus in the foreseeable future? More »      

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

Dear Lifehacker, I'm getting myself organised to move out of home for the very first time in a few months. I was wondering if you had tips for the kinds of things I won't realise I need until I move in? Apart from the obvious essentials (bed, fridge, etc.), what should I be buying? More »      

Ask LH: What Are Some Good Coding Resources For A Teenage Beginner?

Dear Lifehacker, I'm a teenager in year 10 and I've started looking at things like programming and coding. I was wondering if you could tell me how to get started with programs like C and Python? I've struggled to find helpful tutorials online for teenagers. More »      

Ask LH: Should I Buy Samsung's Galaxy S7 Or Wait For The Galaxy S8?

Dear Lifehacker, My Samsung Galaxy S6 is getting a bit sad looking so it's time for an upgrade. I'm a fan of this phone series and want to get the next flagship model (so don't regale me with alternatives, please!) My question is this. Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Can I Get Rid Of All This Spam?

Dear Lifehacker, I have just tried to unsubscribe from a marketing email from a business who I'd previously bought some items from in-store. However, when I clicked the unsubscribe link it automatically subscribed me to another email marketing service. Show More Summary

Ask LH: When Does Game Of Thrones Season 7 Start In Australia?

Dear Lifehacker, what is the release date for Game Of Thrones Season 7 in Australia? I've heard rumours of production delays and a lower episode count, but haven't been able to find a concrete answer. Will it start sometime in April, or do we have to wait even longer? Also, does Foxtel still have the rights or can I actually avoid pirating the show for once? More »      

Ask LH: Is There An Easy Way To Find And Delete Old Internet Accounts?

Dear Lifehacker, I've got my tinfoil hat on and am trying to track down and delete any old accounts on services I've signed up to but which are no longer being used. Problem is I can't remember what I've signed up to in the past. Do you know of any service where you can put in your email and it will show what sites/services it's registered to? More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Stop Feeling Constantly Embarrassed?

Dear Lifehacker, Every time I do something embarrassing, I find myself frozen in terror. Sometimes it's warranted, but other times I feel like I'm just dwelling on something that doesn't matter. How can I stop freaking out at every little misstep? More »      

Ask LH: Can A Drone Legally Violate My Privacy?

Dear Lifehacker, Drones are becoming part of our lives whether we like it or not. Some (like myself) are concerned about the level of privacy we are going to be entitled to in the near future. In addition to criminal elements using drones...Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Do I Ask My Boss For Special Provisions For My Health Condition?

Dear Lifehacker, I was hoping to get some advice on how best to make a special request of my boss. I suffer from misophonia, with some people in the office triggering it with their typing and various other sounds. I want to inform my...Show More Summary

Ask LH: Can I Still Use The Dual Sim In Kogan's Agora 6 Plus?

Dear Lifehacker, I'm interested in buying the Kogan Agora 6 Plus smartphone. It seems to have great features, the most important of which to me is dual SIM. However, I read the dual SIM is 4G-2G, Do you know if the second SIM port will work as I thought the 2G network was shut down in Australia? More »      

A Letter To All Single Parents At Christmas

Dear single parents, I am not a single parent (nor even a parent). I was not raised by a single... The post A Letter To All Single Parents At Christmas appeared first on Lifehack. Single parents, despite whatever difficulties they may have, always find a way to keep it all together during the holidays. Here's some inspiration to help.

Ask LH: What Is A Good Camera For A High School Student?

Dear Lifehacker, My 15 year old son has really started getting into photography - it has quickly become one of his favourite subjects at school. I'd love to get him a decent camera (under $1000) that can grow with him and his skills, for a few years at least. What's the best direction to go in? More »      

Ask LH: Should I Tweak My Resume When I'm Already On The Shortlist?

Dear Lifehacker, Much of your advice around resumes is all about getting your foot in the door -- past the auto-screeners and the six-second glances. But what if I'm already in the door? I'm being referred for a job, and I'm wondering if you've got any advice for this situation. I figure they'll spend a bit longer looking at it since they're giving me an interview. More »      

Ask LH: Are HDR TVs Just Another Gimmick?

Dear Lifehacker, I've been hearing a lot about HDR TVs and how "revolutionary" they are. One so-called expert called it the biggest technological leap since the first colour TV. The thing is, similar things were said about 3D TV and look how that turned out! So my question is, does HDR really matter or is it just another marketing gimmick? More »      

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