About Us

Lifehacker is your expert guide on how to get things done and do everything better.

We offer practical advice on the right gear to buy, how to make the most of your gadgets and software, how to organise and improve your work life and your finances, how to make the most of your health, and any other aspects of your life that can be improved by “thinking like a programmer”.

Lifehacker Australia runs all the best tips and posts from the US Lifehacker site, eliminating the ones that are irrelevant for Aussies and adding our own daily helping of tips and tricks with an Australian focus. If you want to visit the US site, you can go to us.lifehacker.com.

Organised across three key channels — Work, Life and IT Pro — Lifehacker is all about actionable information you can use right now.

Each of those channels also has additional categories. In Work, we cover Productivity, Communicate, Organise, Business Travel, Security and Small Business & Startups. In Life, we examine Money, Home, Entertainment, Travel, Health and Design. And for IT pros, we delve into Cloud, Career, IT Security, Developer, Deployment and Servers.

All stories are tagged so they’re easy to browse and locate.


Our regular Lifehacker feature columns offer in-depth tips and analysis. Current favourites include:

Hive Five
Round-ups of the best hardware or software in a specific category.

Money management and finance tips.

Takeaway Truth
Does fast food really measure up to its marketing images? We put it to the test.

Trends and technologies IT workers need to know about to stay employed and improve their careers.

Lifehacker 101
Explanations for beginners about how technology works and how to accomplish specific tasks.

Mind Your Language
Bossy but helpful advice on how to avoid common grammar and spelling errors.

Road Worrier
Technology advice and real-world tips for travellers.

Ask Lifehacker
Readers ask questions and get answers both from Lifehacker staff and from the wider Lifehacker community.

Comprehensive overview of the best current deals in Australia for mobile phones, internet access and other comms services.

How technology keeps us entertained and new developments in entertainment.

How to take full advantage of cloud technologies.

Elevator Pitch
Startups explain their business strategies and future plans.

Monthly roundup of the best deals for credit cards, saving accounts and home loans.

The Lifehacker Team

Angus Kidman

Angus Kidman


Angus has been writing professionally about technology since 1994 and breaking it for even longer. He’s written for every title you can think of and a bunch you have forgotten about entirely. He is based in Sydney but spending a frankly unhealthy portion of his life on the road, tracking down the latest stories. He specialises in IT pro stories, travel pieces, ludicrous personal challenges and correcting spelling errors in posts written by other people. He pops up quite often on ABC Radio and The Project.

Chris Jager

Chris Jager


Chris has been a full-time tech journalist since 2006, specialising in computing, home entertainment, gaming, video production and globsters. His interest in technology began at the age of four via the rubbery keys of a ZX Spectrum. When he’s not fiddling around with various gadgets his hands are kept full by his rapidly expanding family of squalling children (three at last count!)

Elly Hart

Elly Hart

Night Editor

Elly wields the subediting whip over the team and makes sure everyone gets their morning news fix from her current base in Canada. A self-described Android fangirl and information junkie, she’s also been working on her green thumb.

Logan Booker

Logan Booker

Weekend Editor

Logan’s past lives include editorships of Atomic and Kotaku Australia, two-and-a-half years as a game designer at Tantalus and, most recently, a writing role at top mobile developer Firemint. Logan also moonlights as an indie games developer.

Danny Allen

Danny Allen

Managing Editor / Publisher / Noted Whipcracker

Danny is a former editor of Gizmodo Australia, and before that, contributing editor for Gizmodo US. He has over 15 years of editorial and digital experience, and a ruinous obsession with all things shiny. Before founding TechHive’s GeekTech blog (while PC World Senior Associate Editor in San Francisco), he co-authored The Ultimate Guide to Mac OS X and won Best Technical Journalist (Consensus IT Writers Awards) in 2005.

Read his posts here.


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