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Pro-Rider Tips For How To Avoid Saddle Sores

Saddle sores are something of a taboo subject among cyclists but they can be very serious. They’re basically inflamed hair follicles that can become infected and develop into an abscess.


Red Rooster Caught Red-Handed Underpaying Staff

Fast food chain Red Rooster has been ordered to repay more than $640,000 to staff members after a self-audit revealed approximately half of its workforce had been underpaid in 2011 and 2012. The affected staff members will now receive up to $3030 in backpay. The “takeaway” of this story is that you should always contact the Fair Work Ombudsman if you think you’re being underpaid.


Disable Disruptive Hotkeys While Gaming With This Script

Some keyboard keys can be a nuisance for gamers (ever accidentally hit the Windows key while gaming?) The How-To Geek saves us from accidentally ripping ourselves out of our games and other hotkey mishaps with a script.


Facebook Cleanser Quickly Unsubscribes You From Pages You Liked

Web: Over the years, you have probably clicked the Like button on several Facebook pages in which you are no longer interested. Facebook Cleanser performs a quick sweep to clean up your news feed.


Briefly: Camera Phone Buying Guide, Gamer Gouging, Action Movie Kid

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Queensland speed camera earns $150,000 on its first day, Civilization: Beyond Earth gets slapped with a $50 “Australia tax”, get a customised mouse mat for $0.99.


The New Rules For Using Electronic Devices In-Flight In Australia

From today, you’ll be allowed to use electronic devices including phones, music players and ebook readers during take-off and landing on Qantas and Virgin Australia flights — but there are still some restrictions. Here’s what you need to know.


Ask LH: What Can I Do When There Are No ADSL Ports Available?

Hi Lifehacker, I’ve recently moved to a town in Queensland that has no available ports for ADSL in the nearest exchange. I’m paying too much for a Wi-Fi hotspot and am scared of using it as I’m charged for every MB over my miniscule data allowance. What other options are there? How long might I have to wait?


Apple Is Replacing Some Defective iPhone 5 Batteries

Does the battery life on your iPhone 5 suck? There’s a small chance that might be because Apple sold you a defective unit. Here’s how to find out.


Ask LH: How Can I Stay Dry Without An Umbrella?

Hi Lifehacker, I recently started working in an office building quite close to where I live. It’s a half hour walk through some lovely suburban streets, across a freeway overpass and into an industrial area. This is the first time in my life I haven’t been driving or public transporting to work and I enjoy it. However, the recent inclement weather, while a boon to struggling farmers, is causing me problems.


Ask LH: Can I Record Calls If The Company Is Recording Me?

Hi Lifehacker, There have been a lot of stories recently from the US about customers recording calls to demonstrate how bad customer service can be. I’m wondering if it’s legal to do that in Australia.