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Malware Targeting Jailbroken iPhones Steals Apple Accounts In Australia

A new family of malware that targets ‘jailbroken’ iOS devices has been discovered and it has already stolen over 225,000 Apple accounts across 18 countries including Australia. Dubbed KeyRaider, it has resulted in anything from abnormal app purchases using stolen Apple accounts to iPhones being held for ransom remotely.


Elevator Pitch: Locomote

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Philip Weinman from Locomote.


In Defence Of The Clean Install

These days, a new operating system can be downloaded from the web and installed in a couple of reboots or “purchased” for free from an App Store. It might seem like a clean install isn’t worth the time and effort. Nothing could be further from the truth. Upgrades may be convenient, but sometimes it’s better to give yourself a clean slate and not just for that “fresh out of the box” feeling.


How Bad Credit Accumulates (And How It Can Affect Your Life)

As we march forward into a new financial year, many Australians are beginning to wonder what their credit reputation is like — something that isn’t always 100% clear. This infographic from Credit Savvy breaks down the dos and don’ts that can affect your credit rating over the course of a year.


Ask LH: How Can I Mute My Facebook Video Uploads?

Dear Lifehacker, I made a peaceful video of clouds on my phone and put it on Facebook. However, when I viewed it there was a bunch of talking and car noises in the background. I want it to play in serene silence. Is there any way I can delete the sounds so I can put it back on Facebook?


Kadenze Offers Free Online Classes On Art Studies And Creative Technology

We love online courses here at Lifehacker, but you may not be interested in studying law or learning how to code. For the more artistically inclined, Kadenze has free online courses on modern art, sound production and careers in media technology from academic institutions like Stanford, UCLA, Princeton and CalArts.


Five Megatrends Keeping IT Business Leaders On Their Toes

In a recent study by Tech Research Asia for NetApp, 468 business and IT leaders across Australia and New Zealand were asked what “megatrends” they thought would be the most disruptive to their businesses in the long run. While these trends do bring challenges for government and private organisations, they present a wealth of opportunities as well, especially for the IT industry.


Do You Cook With Your Kids?

Cooking with your kids is a great way to spend time together, help them learn to handle themselves in the kitchen and to get them to try new foods. Do you let your kids help you cook?


23 Horror Stories From The Worst Airlines In The World

Last week, Skytrax named and shamed the world’s worst airlines via its annual Star Ratings report. Airlines that received two stars or less were found to be below average in multiple categories and generally sucky across the board. But how bad are they really? We trawled Skytrax’s customer review page to find out what actual passengers have been saying. Some of the stories we found can only be described as living nightmares…


Here's Where The 7% Average Stock Market Return Comes From

Common investing knowledge is that you can expect a 6-7 per cent return when you invest in the broad stock market. But where does this number come from? And is it accurate?


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