Practical advice for your work and home life

Tips to maximise your career or small business, choose the best tech, organise your finances and improve your health — here's how to get more done.

Lifehacker Australia runs all the best features and guides from the US and UK editions, eliminating the ones that are irrelevant locally while adding our own daily helping of tips and tricks.



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

Planhacker

Posted monthly Comprehensive overview of the best current deals in Australia for mobile phones, internet access and more.


Lifehacker Reviews

Posted weekly Hardware, software and services tested by Lifehacker's expert staff.


Featured Workspace

Monthly The best work spaces and home offices from Australia and around the world.


Road Worrier

Monthly Tech advice and tips for travellers.


How I Work

Posted weekly The productivity tips and secrets of notable entrepreneurs and industry professionals.


How I Succeeded

Posted weekly We ask business leaders for the tactics behind their proven success.


Elevator Pitch

Monthly Startups explain their business strategies and future plans.


Office

Posted weekly Microsoft Office tips, news and features.


Killer Interview Question

Posted weekly The tough, quirky and insightful questions that job applicants have been asked.


Evolve

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


Cloudhacker

Posted weekly How to take full advantage of cloud technologies.


Employment

Posted weekly Guidance on ways to increase your chances of scoring that IT job you've always wanted.


Secured

Posted weekly The important IT security news and trends your organisation should be aware of.


Analyst

Posted weekly Advice from leading tech analysts on how to do IT better at your organisation.


Loaded

Posted monthly Money management and finance tips.


Ratehacker

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


Streaming

Posted weekly How technology keeps us entertained and new developments in entertainment.


Ask Lifehacker

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


Vitals

Posted weekly New insights into health & fitness.


Workshop

Posted occasionally DIY know-how for weekend projects, home renovators and clever home hackers.


Taste Test

Posted occasionally Lifehacker puts its taste buds on the line testing new and unusual foods and beverages.


After Hours

Posted occasionally Carefully researched dating, sex and sexual health advice from the experts.

 


 

Lifehacker Editor

Chris has been a full-time tech journalist for 10 years with stints across Business IT, IT News, Good Gear Guide and PC & Tech Authority. A former high school History and English teacher, he specialises in computing, home entertainment, gaming, video production and globsters.

Chris’ interest in tech 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!). Read Chris' articles here.


Lifehacker Journalist

Spandas Lui is a journalist for Lifehacker Australia who has previously written for ZDNet, PC World, Australian Reseller News and GamePro. She is passionate about technology, video games, action movies, comic books, motorcycles, food and Brazilian jiujitsu.

Spandas has been a technology journalist for over five years and was finalist for Media Best Business Technology Journalist Award in the 2015 IT Journalism awards.

Her greatest achievement so far is beating a guy repeatedly in Tekken and Street Fighter on a first date. She did not get a second date. Read Spandas' stories here.


Managing Editor

Mark Serrels is a multi-award-winning journalist who has previously edited publications such as Official Nintendo Magazine, Official PlayStation Magazine, Australian 360 and PSM3. He is obsessed with video games and the people who make them. He wants to write the best story you've ever read.

In his spare time, Mark likes to climb rocks, eat porridge and play Super Mario 3D World with his 3-year-old son Quinn. Read Mark’s articles here.


Weekend Editor

Logan has been blissfully embroiled in tech and games media since the dawn of the universe — give or take a few billion years. At points along this timeline, Logan has held the editor job at Kotaku Australia and influential Aussie tech magazine, Atomic — which won Best Gaming Title and Best Production team under his stewardship.

Logan is also co-director of Screwfly Studios, an independent games developer responsible for three cult titles since its founding in 2011. He is an experienced programmer and games designer, having held writing, PR and creative roles at Australian gaming studios Firemint and Tantalus. Read his articles here.


Social Media & Community Editor

Hayley is an aspiring Strong Female Character™ who writes across Gizmodo, Lifehacker and Kotaku Australia.

Named “Highly Commended” Best New Journalist at the 2015 Australian IT Journalism Awards, she has previously also contributed articles to Indie Games Magazine and spent six months dabbling in game design with Sydney indie developer Epiphany Games.

Despite the lack of a tragic backstory, Hayley still likes to moonlight as a well-dressed supervillain under the unconvincing cosplay pseudonym of Hayley Elise. Read her articles here.


Sub Editor

Amanda is a former human rights lawyer, current author, and pop culture enthusiast.

Her writing has been published and performed in Stories of Sydney (SWEATSHOP & Seizure), Westside (Westside Publications), The Last Word (Sydney Festival 2015), and The Voices Project (Australian Theatre for Young People).

In her spare time Amanda does stuff like play Dota and pretend to be cool on the internet. Once Gail Simone called her a superhero. That’s been a highlight of her life so far, along with the time she negotiated her way to 90% off the Doctor Who Series 1-4 box set. Read Amanda's stories here.


Publisher, Head Of Product & Innovation

Danny has 17 years of consumer tech publishing experience. A former editor for Gizmodo in the US (and managing editor in Australia), he has lead the local editions of Gizmodo, Lifehacker and Kotaku since 2011.

Danny founded TechHive’s GeekTech blog (as PC World/Macworld Senior Editor in San Francisco), co-authored The Ultimate Guide to Mac OS X book and picked up a Best Technical Journalist (Consensus IT Writers Awards) nod along the way.

More recently, you may have heard Danny's music on Lifehacker's podcast or caught him on new Fox Sports TV show Wimp 2 Warrior. You can read his articles here.