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Cortana On Windows 10 Officially Comes To Australia

Good news folks. Microsoft has made Cortana for Windows 10 available to Australian users. Previously, the digital personal assistant was only accessible in seven countries. The list has now grown to 10 with the addition of Japan, Australia and Canada.


Warehouse Clearance Tech Deals: TVs, Fitbit, Acer Laptops and More

This is not a drill! Dick Smith is having a mammoth warehouse clearance at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park from this Friday until Sunday with a massive range of electronics on sale. Here’s just a taste of what you’ll be able to pick up.


Artificial Intelligence And Human Emotion: Why The 'Frampton Test' Matters

Forget the Turing and Lovelace tests on artificial intelligence: I want to see a robot pass the Frampton Test. Let me explain why rock legend Peter Frampton enters the debate on AI.


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

Today’s best deals include YouTube Gaming on Android, Dragon Quest V on iOS and Longbow Assault 3D on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


LinkedIn Revamps Messenger Feature To Make It Suck Less

LinkedIn’s old message service on its professional social networking site had always been terribly clunky. It looked ugly, had very little functionality and it was difficult to follow conversations. The company has heard the collective cries of users and has introduced a new and improved messaging service.


PayPal.me Makes Chasing Down Owed Money Less Awkward

PayPal has launched a peer-to-peer payments service called PayPal.me that allows you to request money online from people you know through a personalised link. This makes it a lot easier to ask friends and family to pay you back for small amounts of money they owe to you, minus the awkwardness of having to ask them in person.


Microsoft Releases Tools to Make Third-Party Office Add-Ins Look Native

It used to be a pain in the bum to create Office add-ins that fit into the theme of Microsoft’s productivity software suite. The company has remedied this problem by releasing its Office User-Interface Fabric on GitHub for developers.


Briefly: Nexus 5 Rumours, Cauliflower Pizza, Halo 5 Intro

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Delicious low-carb pizza recipe, Nexus 5 rumour roundup, Halo 5’s stunning video game intro.


The Best Desk Porn From IKEA's 2016 Catalogue

By now, you all should have received this year’s IKEA catalogue. If your district is still on the waiting list or you have a “No Junk Mail” sign festooned to your letterbox, fear not: we’ve assembled a gallery of the best new desks and work-friendly tables for you to feast your eyes on. Just don’t stare too hard — you might go blind.


Malware Targeting Jailbroken iPhones Steals Apple Accounts In Australia

A new family of malware that targets ‘jailbroken’ iOS devices has been discovered and it has already stolen over 225,000 Apple accounts across 18 countries including Australia. Dubbed KeyRaider, it has resulted in anything from abnormal app purchases using stolen Apple accounts to iPhones being held for ransom remotely.


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