Dear Lifehacker, what is the release date for Game Of Thrones Season 7 in Australia? I've heard rumours of production delays and a lower episode count, but haven't been able to find a concrete answer. Will it start sometime in April, or do we have to wait even longer? Also, does Foxtel still have the rights or can I actually avoid pirating the show for once?
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Dear Lifehacker, I've got my tinfoil hat on and am trying to track down and delete any old accounts on services I've signed up to but which are no longer being used. Problem is I can't remember what I've signed up to in the past. Do you know of any service where you can put in your email and it will show what sites/services it's registered to?
Dear Lifehacker, Drones are becoming part of our lives whether we like it or not. Some (like myself) are concerned about the level of privacy we are going to be entitled to in the near future. In addition to criminal elements using drones to case out your property, they can also be exploited by businesses such as solar panel installers looking for potential sales. What legal protections are in place to block drones from snooping on us? And what measures are we allowed to take to self-protect our properties?
Hi Lifehacker, I was asked for salary expectations in an interview for a contract IT job. I left it to the employer to decide what they could offer me, but they persuaded me to provide a range. I didn't have the exact salary figure from my last job, so I quoted bit lower range. Now I've got the job offer and have accepted the job. I've been sent the paperwork to complete. I have just come across salary figures from my last job. There's quite considerable difference in my salary. I am being offered about $6 K less. Is it recommended to amend my salary expectations? If so how should I approach them?
Dear Lifehacker, I was hoping to get some advice on how best to make a special request of my boss. I suffer from misophonia, with some people in the office triggering it with their typing and various other sounds. I want to inform my boss of my condition and see if I can request a room for myself, but I don't know if I should do that informally by just talking to them, or formally by writing them an email.
Dear Lifehacker, Much of your advice around resumes is all about getting your foot in the door — past the auto-screeners and the six-second glances. But what if I'm already in the door? I'm being referred for a job, and I'm wondering if you've got any advice for this situation. I figure they'll spend a bit longer looking at it since they're giving me an interview.
Dear Lifehacker, I've been hearing a lot about HDR TVs and how "revolutionary" they are. One so-called expert called it the biggest technological leap since the first colour TV. The thing is, similar things were said about 3D TV and look how that turned out! So my question is, does HDR really matter or is it just another marketing gimmick?
Dear Lifehacker, I'm in New Zealand and planning to bring my mum over for a visit from South Africa at the end of January next year. I'm trying to save up the money for the ticket from regular income instead of dipping into savings. So my question is how before an international flight is best to book the ticket to not pay extra for "Last Minute"?
Dear Lifehacker, I watch most of my content via two Apple TVs (third and fourth gen). What has me puzzled is that they both stream Netflix in HD silky smooth, and movies via iTunes are downloaded minutes after starting them. TV series via iTunes on the other hand are painfully slow, usually taking around 60-200 minutes for a half hour show to become watchable in SD.
Dear Lifehacker, I'm about to head to Europe on a short term exchange with my university from Australia, and will be there for two months. What travel sim would you recommend? Or does it make more sense to purchase a SIM in each country? I'll be spending time in Denmark, Uk, Madrid, and then a Contiki tour throughout Europe!
Dear Lifehacker, As a long-time Ninty fan, I've been dying to get my hands on Nintendo's new NES Classic Edition. 30 classic games packed into a plug-and-play console that (kind of) fits in your palm - what's not to love? Unfortunately, it appears to be sold out everywhere! Do you know if new stock will be arriving in time for Christmas? And if not, is it okay to purchase from overseas?
Dear Lifehacker, How can I watch Planet Earth 2 legally in Australia? I've been eagerly awaiting the second series ever since it was announced. The show is now playing on the BBC but doesn't appear to be available locally. I refuse to watch low-quality snippets on the internet - it needs to be on my big screen telly in full HD! Do you know when/if it's coming to the ABC?
Hey Lifehacker, I work in IT with a core skill set as a .Net Developer. I have noticed a slowdown in work and there has generally not been many jobs advertised. I started looking for work overseas in New Zealand and south-east Asia — but how does anyone get a job overseas, let alone uproot themselves and move? Especially when we have commitments here such as mortgage/car/other half. Any suggestions?
Dear Lifehacker, I have been the proud owner of a Canon 7D camera for the last few years, and have some nice lenses to boot — a 24-70mm Canon L lens, a 30mm Sigma prime, and a 50mm f/1.8 Canon prime. But I'd like to upgrade. I'm eyeing off the Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras, but I don't have the money to just go out and buy something off the shelf. So I was wondering: what if I trade my camera in? Or should I sell it as second-hand on a forum somewhere?