How Apple's 'Complete My Bundle' Actually Works

Apple recently introduced App Bundles that allow you to snag a group of apps at a discounted price. There’s also a “Complete My Bundle” option that can be confusing at first. The developers over at Panic figured out how it works.


Pennies Is A Colourful, Gesture-Based Way To Track Finances

iPhone: Tracking budgets and finances isn’t really supposed to be fun, but Pennies is an app that makes the process a little more bearable by using intuitive gestures and a bright colour scheme.


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

Today’s best deals include Sleep Talk Recorder for iOS, MusicSurge for Windows Phone and BusyBox Pro on Android. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Ask LH: Should I Contribute To Crowdfunding Campaigns (Like Kickstarter?)

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve seen a lot of Kickstarter campaigns lately that promise great rewards and have awesome ideas. Some of them are already fully funded, others need a little help. Is it safe to give them my money if they’re already funded? How can I tell if the end result is going to be as awesome as they promised?


Shonky Awards 2014: CHOICE Shames Australia's Worst Products

Earlier today, Lifehacker attended CHOICE’s 9th annual Shonky Awards, where Australia’s most misleading, shoddy and unsafe products are named and shamed. From rip-off bank accounts for kidds to self-disintegrating cosies, these are the dodgiest Australian products of 2014.


Thermomix 'TM5 Scandal' Tops 2014 Shonky Awards

The CHOICE “Shonky Awards” have named and shamed the dodgiest consumer products of 2014, with Thermomix “winning” the consumer vote by a landslide. The once-loved kitchen appliance received more nominations than any product in the award’s nine-year history. Hell hath no fury like a Thermo fan scorned.


How Overconfidence Can Damage Your Investments

It’s great to be confident about your finances. But being too confident about investing can backfire on you.


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

Today’s best deals include Shadowrun Returns on Android, Bomberman Chains on iPhone and Weather Flow on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Understand How Bad Money Habits Form To Overcome Them

Bad money habits can be hard to break. You decide to put something on a credit card once, and before you know it, you’re in a downward spiral of consumer debt. In breaking a bad habit, it helps to understand the foundation on which it’s built.


Allow Pets At Your Rental Property To Increase Its Value

The consensus among most landlords is that pets significantly decrease the value of a rental property. This is due to the increased likelihood of damaged furniture, lingering odors, weird stains and loose fur. However, new research suggests apartment owners who ban pets could be missing out on up to 10 per cent in capital growth and rental yields; more than enough to offset a few torn cushions.