Organise And Share Your Holiday Plans With This Spreadsheet

Travelling is a complicated ordeal. To make things simpler and help you communicate with loved ones, we’ve made a comprehensive travel info sheet you can modify, print out and share to help you keep everyone in the loop.


Optus' Satellite Phone Accessory Is Now Available For iPhone 6

Remote Australians and Russel Coight wannabes take note: the Optus Thuraya SatSleeve satellite phone accessory is now available for the iPhone 6. The device enables you to turn your iPhone into a satellite phone with the click of a button; handy if you’re outside of mobile range and need to make a call in a hurry.


How Tinder Helped Me Find The Best Bars In A New City 

We all know Tinder is the go-to app for hookups, but it turns out it’s also a killer way to ask around and find the best bars and restaurants in a city.


Ask LH: Is It Possible To Dodge A Driving Conviction By Moving States?

Hey Lifehacker, I was on a 12 month good behaviour bond for speeding in NSW when I got booked doing more than 20km/h over the speed limit. I have moved to Victoria and not paid the fine as it isn’t due yet, and I believe my licence is considered active until I’ve paid the fine. My question is: if I apply for a Victorian licence before my old licence is disqualified, will VicRoads know to cancel my new licence?


9+ Tricks To Protect Your Car From Your Kids (While Keeping Them Busy)

Before you have kids, your car was probably kept in decent, if not pristine condition. After you have kids, every surface in your car has the potential to turn into a sticky, glittery, crumb-covered mess. Keep your kids occupied in the car without the mess with these simple hacks.


Get A Quieter Room At A Hotel By Asking If It's Near An Event Location

Nobody likes a noisy hotel room. Ask if it’s near an event in the hotel to prevent a rude awakening in the middle of the night.


Ask LH: When Is It OK To Ignore Traffic Lights?

Hi Lifehacker, I was at traffic lights the other day and despite waiting for ages, the sequence never included the left turn I needed to make. After six sequences, I drove through carefully on a red arrow when there was no risk. Can I get booked for this? And if I do, should everyone else who did it get booked too?


The Simplest Way To Find Out Your 'Secret' Uber Passenger Rating

Uber drivers get ratings, but as a passenger, so do you. We found a handy script to get your Uber passenger rating, but that loophole got shut down pretty fast. Turns out, there’s an easier way: just ask.


Why Petrol Prices Have Fallen (And How That Saves Money Elsewhere)

Over the past few months, petrol prices in Australia have fallen to record lows. Some motorists have been paying as little as 99 cents per litre; a price not seen in this country in more than half a decade. So what’s causing petrol prices to plummet so dramatically? We take a look at where the situation currently stands, along with some ways it could save you money beyond the bowser.


Find Saved Maps In Your Google Drive With The 'Opens With' Tool

When Google added the ability to create and share custom maps, it didn’t make those maps easy to find on your Google Drive. You can’t search by map file type, but you can search for files that open with Google My Maps.