Smart Network Saves Battery By Switching To 2G When Your Screen Is Off

Android (rooted): LTE is pretty handy when you’re browsing the web or downloading files, but when you aren’t actively using your phone, it draws a lot of battery without being useful. Smart Network switches your phone to 2G when your screen is off to save battery while keeping you connected.


How To Get A Raise: The Female IT Engineer Perspective

It’s a continuing disgrace that women workers rarely get paid the same as their male counterparts — something that’s as true of IT as any other sector. What strategies can female engineers and developers use to ensure they are paid what they deserve?


ACCC Cracks Down On Drip Pricing By Ticketmaster And Ticketek

Back in February, consumer regulator the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) started a wide-ranging investigation into drip pricing: constantly adding extras during a purchase process so the final price ends up higher than expected or advertised. That campaign has scored a notable result today, with ticket agencies Ticketek and Ticketmaster promising to make their fees clearer to consumers.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include RBI Baseball ’14 on Android, Cycloramic on iOS and Better Translator on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


I'm Matthew Dornquast, CEO Of Code42, And This Is How I Work

It may be our most repeated and most ignored advice: always back up your files. Just do it! All drives and discs eventually fail, and backup service CrashPlan is specifically designed with that in mind.


AWS Adds Its Own Directory Service, Charges Australians More

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is launching its own directory service, allowing administrators to either set up their own cloud-based directory of users or replicate existing on-premises directories.


ALDI Mobile Is Slightly Increasing Its Data Allowances

The history of ALDI Mobile has been one in which data allowances for customers have been steadily reduced. So we’re somewhat surprised to learn that some plans are actually going to become a tiny bit more generous from November.


What Do NBN Customers Complain About?

Anyone who’s not in an area which has current National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout plans is complaining about the fact they have no prospect of high-speed connections in the near future. But what are actual customers who can get on the NBN complaining about?


Ask LH: Can I Sign Away My Warranty Rights?

Hey Lifehacker, Recently I had a long-running warranty dispute with an electronics manufacturer. They “repaired” the item in question a few times but I was still having issues. In arranging a replacement, I had to sign and agree to not discuss the terms of the warranty with anyone but a lawyer. The provider claimed “neither party is responsible, but we are replacing the product to avoid ongoing dispute” in the paperwork.


Fabric Combines All Twitter's Developer Techs In One Platform

Twitter announced a lot of new mobile developer technologies at its TwitterFlight developer conference in San Francisco today. The biggest deal? Fabric, which combines crash analytics, Twitter embedding, mobile advertising and single sign-in via your mobile phone number.