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.


Google Maps Adds Local Guides For Expert Opinions On An Area

Google Maps has always been an invaluable resource for reviews and information about an area. Now Maps includes “Local Guides”, who are featured reviewers that can show you the ropes.


Book A 'Repositioning Cruise' To Save Money

Cruises are a great way to see multiple destinations without having to repack your suitcase every few days — and they don’t have to be expensive. One way to save is by going on a repositioning cruise — a one-way trip meant to move the ship from one port to another.


Vamo Makes Planning Multi-City Trips Abroad A Cinch

When heading to a different continent, it makes sense to visit multiple cities to get the most out of your trip. Planning the transportation between them and the lodging, however, is no small task. Vamo makes it easier.


Free For All: Google Earth Pro Dumps $US400 Subscription Fee

It’s always nice when a company transitions a product from paid to free, with Google today removing the price tag from Google Earth Pro. This means features including high-resolution images, movie creation and map making are now available to anyone who downloads the application.


Ask LH: Can I Be Fined For Driving On A Just-Expired Driver's Licence?

Hey Lifehacker, I just got booked while driving with an expired licence — it expired on the 13th and I was fined on the 18th. If I’m only five days over, couldn’t they just give out a warning instead? And shouldn’t they send a reminder notice?


How To Save Money When Travelling To Any Destination

Spending a lot of money on holidays doesn’t mean you will have a better time than someone who spends less. I’ve been travelling the world for close to a decade on a budget and found that following a few simple tips makes it easy to travel on a budget and still have an amazing trip.


HotelTonight Adds Two New Ways To Get Discounted Rooms

iOS/Android/Windows: Whether you’re stranded during your travels or just want to plan your next road trip, HotelTonight is an app we’ve recommended as a good last-minute option. As of today, you can access discounts on HotelTonight’s inventory in two ways: Rate Drop and Bonus Rate.