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Five Ways To Make Gmail Even Better

Gmail is one of the best email apps available, but there’s still a lot of room for improvement. Luckily, there are a bunch of handy plug-ins, add-ons, and extensions that can add extra features to Google’s email service. Here are five of our favourites that make managing our Gmail inboxes even easier.


Facebook At Work Is Coming Next Month

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Microsoft is working on a competitor for work messenger app Slack. There are now reports that Facebook At Work, a subscription-based social media platform for businesses that combines collaboration and communication tools, will officially launch next month. Here’s what we know so far.


All The Important Things From Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's Keynote At Ignite 2016

The first day of Ignite 2016 in Atlanta closed with the Innovation Keynote by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. He spoke about innovation and investments into artificial intelligence (AI) and how they empower us with the tools to solve the complex challenges faced today. Read on to find out more.


Microsoft Office 365 Is Getting Smarter

This week at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta, I was fortunate to see an up close preview demonstration of the new Office 365 cloud-powered intelligent capabilities first hand. This followed on from a panel discussion press Q&A with Microsoft’s team who gave an insight into this and other keynote announcements. Here’s what you need to know.


ABS Tries To Drop IBM In A Bucket Of Crap After Census Fiasco

2016 will be remembered as the year technology giant IBM hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. They’ve been blamed, almost completely, by the ABS for what’s now known as #censusfail. IBM has recently sacked a couple of staff over the incident but I think there’s more to it.


What Will It Take To Build A Silicon Valley In Australia?

Every year or so, in order to probably distract us from their complete cluelessness when it comes to digital innovation, Australian governments tell us how they plan to support technology companies buy creating our local answer to California’s Silicon Valley. At a recent conference, I had the chance to ask a panel of four senior managers and leaders of Silicon Valley unicorns what they thought governments could do to create environments where tech start ups can flourish.


IT Strategy: Breaching The Strategy And Execution Gap

Back in 2013, I wrote a four-part series on developing an IT strategy. It’s an exercise I’ve been through a few times in my IT career but there was something I didn’t have an opportunity to address back then. How do you breach the gap between strategy and execution? Here’s that guide.


Ask LH: Should I Upgrade To MacOS Sierra?

Dear Lifehacker, Sierra is out today and some of the new features, like Siri, look pretty great. Of course, it seems like a small enough upgrade, but that doesn’t mean things won’t go bad. You’ve been using it, what do you think? Should I upgrade, or wait?


Can An App Help Us Find Mindfulness In Today's Busy High-Tech World?

With the release of the latest Apple Watch this month came a new Breathe app which promises to ‘help you better manage everyday stress’. Giving mindful breathing a place beside the alarm clock and weather app seems to prove mindfulness has truly gone mainstream. But modern society is still strongly oriented in the opposite direction: toward speed, efficiency and multitasking. Take the tagline for the Apple watch: ‘Do more in an instant’. So can an app really help you become more mindful? Let’s find out.


We're Getting Deliciously Close To Terabit Internet

Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom T-Labs and the Technical University of Munich have made some important strides towards extremely fast internet connections. The team says they have achieved “unprecedented transmission capacity”, at a rate of one terabit-per-second.


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