Ask LH: Why Is My Organised-At-Work Partner So Hopeless At Home?

Dear Lifehacker, My husband is fantastic at taking up work and IT hacks but is lacking in the “life” department. How can someone so good at career stuff be so bad when it comes to household chores?


How Piracy Benefits Companies, Even If They Don't Admit It

We’ve talked about the legality of piracy, yet you’re probably breaking the law everyday anyway. However, piracy can sometimes have its benefits. Even to the companies who own the copyrights.


Treat All Linear Growth As Exponential Growth When You Save Money

When we think of our savings, we tend to think in linear terms. If you save $20 every week for a year, you’ll have $1040 by the end of the year. However, when it comes to saving money (or anything else), linear growth becomes exponential growth the more you do things.


Taste Test: We Feed McDonald's Steak McWrap To A Professional Food Critic

The Steak and BBQ McWrap is the latest addition to McDonald’s premium “Real Choices” menu. It’s main claim to fame is the use of real rump steak which is supposed to transform Aussie lunches from “ordinary to extraordinary”. To put these lofty claims to the test, we enlisted the taste buds of Simon Thomsen, a professional food critic who has sworn off McDonald’s for decades. Things get a little messy.


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!


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.


Borderless Gaming Fixes Alt+Tab Issues In Full Screen Games

Windows: Games are best when played full screen, but many won’t play nice with Alt+Tab in full screen mode — which means you can’t look at your browser for a guide or change the music playing in the background. Borderless Gaming fixes that problem.


Go Camping For A Week To Learn Your Body's Natural Sleep Cycle

We know that our sleep schedules can shift to unnatural states in urban settings. To reset your body’s clock and learn your natural sleep patterns, try going camping for a week to see how you sleep in the wilderness.


The CIA Escape And Evasion Survival Bag

CIA agents need to be prepared for everything, and sometimes that means surviving on limited resources. Their survival kit is tiny, but it includes everything needed to get out of town and live for a while.