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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.

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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'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!

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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Hiya Gizmodo! My 15 year old son has really started getting into photography — it has quickly become one of his favourite subjects at school. I'd love to get him a decent camera (under $1000) that can grow with him and his skills, for a few years at least. What's the best direction to go in? Cheers, Mum

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Is there a way to work out where Facebook gets its "suggested friends" lists from? I recently started getting some very specific suggestions which Facebook could only know if it had access to my SMS messages from some years ago. I have no common friends with them and these people are no longer part of my life for a reason. I'm worried that these people may be seeing me as a suggestion too which I absolutely don't want.

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Dear Lifehacker, We are looking for some indoor plants for our office in Melbourne CBD. Unfortunately, none of us are horticulturally inclined. Would you be able to share some info on what makes good workplace foliage? We want something that looks cool but isn't too hard to maintain.

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Dear Lifehacker, I purchased my Samsung Galaxy Note7 before the worldwide recall. According to the reports, the "exploding" issue has only affected a tiny, tiny fraction of customers. In Australia, there's been three incidents out of 50,000+ phones, which works out to less than one percent. I'm a big fan of this phone and want to keep using it. If I charge my phone on a fire-proof surface and keep a close eye on it, what's the worse than can really happen?

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Dear Lifehacker, I'm from the US and will be visiting Australia in November for business. I have 4 domestic flights on Virgin Australia and I plan to travel light (backpack + 1 personal item). I've spent lots of time trying to find a carry-on bag that meets VA's size guidelines. The bag I'm looking at is slightly over their size requirements. So I'm wondering: how strictly do they enforce them? Should I try my luck or look for a smaller bag?