10 Animated Movies To Watch With Your Kids These School Holidays

If your rugrats are anything like mine, you’re probably sick to death of Frozen by now. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a wonderful movie filled with likeable characters, a positive take-home message and effortlessly catchy songs. But the magic starts to wear a bit thin after the two-hundredth viewing. With Term 3 school holidays about to kick off, things are about to get even worse. Luckily, Lifehacker’s resident cartoon geek is here to help…


Why Moving Community TV Online Is A Bad Idea

Last week, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed that community television broadcasts will be pushed online at the end of 2015. Turnbull’s announcement came as a surprise to many of those working in community television, so what’s the likely impact of this transition on the industry?


Prices For Renting Digital Movies Compared: Allegedly, Australia's The Cheapest

How much Australians pay for digital media is a perennial sore point. One new study suggests that when it comes to renting new release movies online, we’re actually amongst the cheapest.


ABC iView For Chromecast Working On iOS, Soon For Android

When the Chromecast streaming dongle from Google officially launched in Australia back in May, we were told that apps to enable easy streaming of the ABC’s excellent iView catch-up service was in development. Looks like that development work is almost done.


Apple Will Officially Let You Delete That U2 Album

As part of its iPhone 6 launch earlier this month, Apple dumped a free copy of U2′s new album Songs Of Innocence into every single iTunes account worldwide, and made it all-but-impossible for buyers to get rid of entirely. Now Apple has relented and launched a web site that lets you delete the whole thing if you don’t want it. Here’s what you need to do.


Fix Vertical Videos On YouTube With This Bookmarklet

You probably know that you shouldn’t shoot vertical videos on your smartphone — but everyone does it anyway. This simple bookmarklet rotates the video window for you so you don’t have to watch a tiny letterboxed version.


Ask LH: Why Aren't Our Main Channels HD Yet?

Hey Lifehacker, When will Australian free-to-air channels start using their HD channels as their main channel? I am really sick of watching major sporting events on the main networks channels on SD when they are showing Seinfeld (for example) on the HD channel. It just does not make sense. Any insights?


Know How Casinos Trick You Into Playing Poker Machines

If you’re staying at a hotel or event near a casino, you might just “dabble”. Even if you don’t usually gamble, the bells and whistles of a poker machine might draw you in — and that’s where casinos make their money.


8Tracks For Android Offers Mood Or Genre-Based Free Music And Mixes

Android: The latest version of 8tracks for Android does more than just play free streaming music and playlists. It’s also a great tool to find music that fits a particular mood or genre.


The Best Tips For Hosting A Successful Party

Parties take effort. In fact, if they weren’t so much fun, we’d probably all decide they weren’t worth the work — but there are plenty of ways to keep a shindig running smoothly. Here are just a few.