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Telstra Doubles Data Caps For Netflix-Binging Customers

Good news for video streaming addicts: Telstra has quietly increased data allowances for existing ADSL, ADSL2+, NBN and Cable customers to meet an increase in demand. So how much extra data will customers be getting? That all depends on your plan — with some lucky customers receiving an additional 500GB per month.

Ask LH: Can I Bill My ISP For A Broken Internet Connection?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m currently having internet problems with Optus and the technician is only able to come later next week. As such, I’ll be out of service for around nine days, if not more. (Yeah, yeah: first world problems.) So my question is: am I entitled to get some kind of credit for the time I have “lost” on my contract? Also, if I’m on Optus for my mobile and use it for tethering, should I be able to credit the data usage over this time?

The Black And Gold Butcher Block Workspace

Many of the most striking workspaces are centered around a custom-made, unique desk — like the one above which utilises a huge butcher’s block as a desk.

Five Steps To Securing Your Business IT Systems

There’s no point investing in hardware if you don’t also have systems in place secure it. We identify the critical tools you’ll need to secure your IT systems.

Turn Your Carrot Tops (Or Any Green) Into A Hearty Snack

No one except a sociopath likes to waste food and throwing out carrot tops (or radish tops, or turnip tops) sends a shiver down my spine. Vegetable greens make great additions to stir-fries, soups, and pestos, but these supposed scraps are also a great base for tasty little fritters.

Lifehacker Pack For Windows 2015: The Essential Windows Apps

Windows has more great programs than we can count, but some are essential to just about every PC setup. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack for Windows, we’re highlighting the must-have downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more.

The Martian Dual-Monitor Desktop

Flickr user Orbmiser put together this dual monitor desktop in Windows using a great-looking wallpaper taken by NASA’s MSL Curiosity, some smart use of virtual desktops, and a few desktop widgets. Here’s what you need to replicate the same look.

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

Today’s best deals include Monsters Ate My Condo on Android, Pixl on iOS and DJ Hub on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

How Telstra's Roku Platform Will Transform TV (And Maybe Piracy Too)

What we used to call television is changing before our eyes. Last week, Telstra announced it will shortly introduce a new streaming video set top box. For a number of reasons, this is a very smart move.

Infosec: It’s Not About Security

During last week’s RSA Conference in Singapore, a panel hosted by RSA Conference Chair Dr Hugh Thompson with Tobias Feakin, the director of the International Cyber Policy Centre, RSA’s CTO Zuli Ramzan and Paul O’Rourke, the Asia-Pacific Cyber Security Leader at Ernst & Young discussed a number of interesting issues pertaining to the “Asian Opportunity for Security”.

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