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?


Hump Day Deals: $3 Eagle Boys Pizzas, $130 Off Surface 2, Cheap Whisky

Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include $130 off Microsoft Surface 2 tablets, Eagle Boys Pizzas for $3, $25 off Lagavulin 16 Year Old Scotch Whisky. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.


Red Rooster Caught Red-Handed Underpaying Staff

Fast food chain Red Rooster has been ordered to repay more than $640,000 to staff members after a self-audit revealed approximately half of its workforce had been underpaid in 2011 and 2012. The affected staff members will now receive up to $3030 in backpay. The “takeaway” of this story is that you should always contact the Fair Work Ombudsman if you think you’re being underpaid.


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

Today’s best deals include Formula Cartoon All-Stars on Android, Hyperlapse by Instagram on iOS and Photo Shader on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Restore Vintage Razors Yourself For A Cheap, Awesome Shave

Safety razors are a great way to get a cheaper, better shave, but a new razor can be expensive. The Art of Manliness has a great guide to restoring old vintage razors to like-new conditions.


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

Today’s best deals include Hitman GO on Android, King Of Fighters on iOS and Webster MultiDict on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Amazon Coins Hit Australia, Can Cut The Price Of Buying Apps

Amazon is launching its Amazon Coins “virtual currency” for its App Store in Australia today, which can be used instead of actual cash to purchase apps and games. How do they work and what are the potential advantages for app buyers?