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There’s a reason why household chores are called “chores” — they’re tedious, unpleasant and seemingly never-ending. But of all the menial tasks that make up domestic living, few are as annoying as ironing. To help you escape the monotony, we’ve assembled a list of our favourite laundry hacks from the past few years: some don’t require any ironing at all!
Avast is our favourite antivirus program for Windows, but it isn’t perfect. It has a lot of useful advanced settings, but it also comes with annoying sounds, popups, ads and extra tools you probably don’t want. Here are the ideal settings to get rid of its annoyances.
An Adelaide council is seeking to introduce a new law to limit the number of cats residents are allowed to keep. The new bylaw will only allow two cats per household which must be desexed and microchipped. In addition, new fines will apply for owners of “nuisance cats.” Do you think this a sensible law or an affront to civilians’ rights? Discuss…
So there’s a myth that pervades the IT profession. Allegedly, no-one ever loses their job as the result of new and more efficient technology being introduced. Instead, those staff members are always transferred into newer and more exciting roles where they can be creative and exciting and deliver “value to the business”. Yeah, right.
Hey Lifehacker, Many of my pairs of earbuds seem to be losing signal in just one of the buds. I suspect this is due to me removing one earbud out to listen to what’s happening around me; my fingers tend to grab both the earbud and the cable and I suspect that wears the wire out. Is there anything I can do to protect the cable?
Residents of Bowen in north Queensland awoke to a shock this morning: the 10-metre tall tourist attraction known as the ‘Big Mango’ has mysteriously disappeared. Police suspect pranksters for the overnight heist although we wouldn’t rule out peckish UFO pilots either. Whatever the cause, there’s now one less ‘big thing’ to take photos of in Australia. Thankfully, there are still plenty of over-sized tourist attractions to gawp at should the mood strike you.
Hey Lifehacker, I was recently parked on a driveway, making sure the footpath was clear and I was not on the road. However, I still ended up with a fine. According to Victorian parking regulations, I should only have received a fine if I was parked on a road or blocking the footpath. I am sure that the part of the driveway I was on is not a road. Should I appeal?