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Why You Should Never Ask If You Got The Job Right After An Interview

It’s good to ask a few questions at a job interview and show your interest, but there is one question you should always avoid.

Briefly: Lingerie Hacker, Telstra Outage, iPhone 7 Rumours

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Telstra hit with huge nationwide mobile outages, how to get lingerie-ready for Valentine’s Day, XCOM 2 playing tips.

Stash Your Money In An Illiquid Account To Motivate Savings

We’ve said it before: money has a lot to do with mindset. When your money is harder to access (it’s illiquid), you’re less prone to, well, access it. That much is obvious, but according to a study published in the US National Bureau of Economic Research, most people know this, and that illiquidity actually inspires saving.

Why We All Need To Get Over Spoilers

Reading this with your eyes half closed for fear of plot spoilers? There’s something wrong with you…

Dealhacker: Kogan Mobile Has Slashed 70% Off 30-Day Prepaid Plans

For a limited time, Kogan Mobile is offering 70 per cent off its 30-day prepaid mobile plans. Prices start at $8.95, which nets you unlimited standard calls, unlimited SMS/MMS and 3GB of data to use over 30 days. For an extra $2, you can also up the data allowance to 5GB. Not too shabby!

Apple Xcode 7.3 Beta Adds Interactive Playgrounds Support For Swift Developers

Apple has released Xcode 7.3 Beta 3 and has made improvements to its Swift testing environment, Playgrounds. Developers can now click, drag and interact with user interfaces and see how their code will perform directly in the testing environment. Here are the details.

Elevator Pitch: Deputy

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 Steve Shelley, co-founder and chairman of cloud based employee management solution Deputy.

11 Essential Tech Skills For Web Developers [Infographic]

The skills you’ll need to land a job as a developer will vary from one place or one position to another. With that said, there are several skills that are common to most web development jobs. Skillcrush shares 11 of them below.

Use Backwards Planning To Make Sure Your Projects Are Done On Time

When you’re planning a project, the best place to begin is the beginning, right? If you’re up against a deadline, you might actually want to reverse that. Start with the deadline and work your way backwards.

Ask LH: How Can I Write Without Getting Constantly Distracted?

What is the best device for a monkish/writerly existence? I want to get some serious writing on, without distractions or bloat. But I would rather not use a pen and paper, as I need the output to be digital. Do you have a recommendation for a modern day typewriter?

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