Freebie Friday! 100% Free Apps For iOS, Android And Windows Phone

At the end of each week, we bring you a list of the latest free mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. Deals this week include Pixel Road on Windows Phone, Easy Battery Doctor on Android and RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 on iOS. Download them all without spending a cent!


Dealhacker: Get Up To 80 Percent Off Video Games From Amazon

Amazon has just launched its “End of Summer” Sale with up to 80 per cent off a range of video games, including Titanfall, Batman Mega Bundle and Hitman: Absolution. Here are a few bargains that are worth checking out — with links to each deal.


Ask LH: When's The Cheapest Time To Buy A Car?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m in the market to buy a new car, and I’m wondering which months have the best deals? Does when you buy make a difference?


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Google News & Weather on Android, Checkmark 2 on iOS and NRL 2014 on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Dealhacker: Get A Soniq 55-Inch Smart LED TV For $699

Just when we thought HD TVs couldn’t get any cheaper, Soniq has slashed the price of its 55” Smart LED TV to just $699. The model runs on Android’s Smart TV Cinavision platform and comes with inbuilt Wi-Fi, three USB ports and a native resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Not too shabby!


ACCC Takes Valve To Court For Its Stance On Refunds

We’ve talked before about how Valve is obliged to provide refunds for non-functioning games purchased on Steam under Australian consumer law, but actually getting the company to cough up has proved difficult for buyers. That might become a little easier with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) taking Valve to court over its stance.


What Are The Best Reward Credit Cards In Australia?

Credit cards try and attract us with rewards schemes, but those often require large spending amounts and have tricky conditions. So which ones are worth considering — and which ones might actually cost you more than the rewards?


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Swype Keyboard on Android, Oscura Second Shadow on iOS, and Facebook Lite Pro on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Study Confirms Mentioning Weddings Will Ensure You Pay More

A shadow shopping study by CHOICE has confirmed what anyone ever involved in planning a wedding has long suspected: merely mention the word “wedding” and the price will go up.


Ask LH: What Are My Consumer Rights With Refurbished Products?

Dear Lifehacker, What are my consumer rights when buying a refurbished product from a business in Australia? How does it affect the warranty? I’m looking at some refurbished TVs from a reputable Australian dealer. The stated warranty is for 3 months, which doesn’t really seem “reasonable” for a TV, especially if you are still paying $1500-$2000 for it. What would the options be if the TV developed a fault which wasn’t listed in the description outside of that period?