Cloud Providers Won't Be Cutting Prices To Reflect A Lack Of Carbon Tax

Australia’s recently-repealed “carbon tax” had a direct impact on power prices, and power is one of the biggest components of data centre operating costs. But if you think that means cloud computing prices are about to fall, think again.


Research Shows That Seven Hours Of Sleep Might Be The Sweet Spot

Eight hours of sleep. Six hours of sleep. Seven hours of sleep. It seems like every year we see a study that claims that some amount of hours is better than another. The Wall Street Journal collects together a few studies that show data suggests that seven hours might be the sweet spot these days.


'The Point Of Life Is To Get S**t Done And Be Happy'

Here at Lifehacker, we may not always look to musical acts for our productivity tips (although there are exceptions), but Kanye West might have just summed up the entire point of lifehacking in general. Speaking to GQ, Kanye West dropped a number of memorable quotes.


Use Text Expansion To Keep Track Of And Update To-Do Lists

We’ve previously looked at clever uses for text expansion apps, but blogger and podcaster Greg Hickman has a new one: write your daily to-do list so you can access it quickly when you’re stuck.


Ask LH: How Can I Make Sure Packages Actually Get Delivered?

Hey Lifehacker, How can I stop couriers and Australia Post from falsely marking packages as “Attempted Delivery” and leaving a card to collect from the Post Office, even though someone was available to receive the delivery? It seems like the delivery drivers aren’t even bothering to ring a doorbell because it takes longer than just leaving the card, but their actions then waste my time and the post-office staff time too. How can I prevent this selfish behaviour?


If Your Car Will Be Idling For More Than 10 Seconds, Just Turn It Off

There are plenty of occasions where you might find your car idling: in a long drive through, picking someone up from work, or just sitting in your driveway. If you’re idling longer than 10 seconds, though, you’re better off turning off the engine.


Personalising Email Is Too Hard For Marketers

In an idealised world, electronic marketing was supposed to be able to draw on detailed information about individual customers, sending you a message which exactly matched your interests. In reality, it’s apparently all that most companies can manage to correctly attach your name to a bog-standard email template.


Compose Emails And Search Your Gmail Inbox From Chrome's Address Bar

Chrome’s omnibar can be used for more than just searching and typing URLs. If you use Gmail, you can use the address bar to search your emails and compose new messages.


Lifehacker Pack For Android Tablets 2014: Our List Of The Essential Apps

Android tablets are finally starting to develop a mature ecosystem. While there are still some key holdouts (looking at you Facebook), there are plenty of great apps you can install right now. In the follow up to our fifth annual Android pack from last week, we’re taking a look at the best apps for bigger screens.


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

Today’s best deals include Bamboo Paper on Android, Actions for iPad and Turret Commander on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!