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Briefly: New Mad Max Trailer, Robots In Victoria, Free Ebook

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: watch the first full-length trailer to Mad Max: Fury Road, the history of video game controllers, robot exhibition coming to National Gallery of Victoria.


Vegan/Teetotaller Warning: Some Long-Life Juices Contain Beef And Alcohol

Most people realise that long-life juice contains extra ingredients that nature never intended. As it turns out, this includes traces of meat and alcohol. No really. Juice manufacturer Golden Circle recently admitted that it uses alcohol-based flavours and a clarifying agent derived from beef for its long-life juice range. Personally, when I order “cow juice” I expect to be served a glass of milk.


Hack An IKEA Table To Store Your LEGO

What’s better than modifying IKEA furniture to better suit your needs? Modifying IKEA furniture to better suit your LEGO needs.


Laptops, Convertibles, Tablets: Which Should You Choose?

Even if you’ve decided that mobile phones will only play a relatively minimal role in your environment (calls, texts, emails and basic browsing), your mobile choices have only just begun. The conventional laptop still plays a vital role, but now competes with tablet machines and hybrids (which can convert from tablet to laptop form as needed) for corporate attention. Here’s our take on when each form factor makes sense.


Use "Stranger Danger" Logic To Stop Your Kids From Infecting Your PC

The concept of malware can be pretty difficult for children to get their heads around (especially if their parents happen to be Luddites.) Here are some simple tactics from BitDefender’s Andrei Taflan that should lead to safer surfing.


How To Find A Mentor To Help Your Business Grow

The best business advice comes from someone who has already been there — but how can you find a mentor who will share their knowledge? We round up the best online resources and real-world tactics.


Ask LH: Can I Take Decent Photos With An iPhone 5?

Dear Lifehacker, I am a keen photographer but have no actual training. All my photos are taken on my iPhone 5, and I’m generally happy with them, outside of extreme close-ups. I often see competitions which have quite strict criteria for the quality of images submitted. Can phone cameras actually take decent photos? Is it possible to tell if they’re any good on the device itself, or do you need them How can you tell the quality of a photo without a program like photoshop. And does editing the photo with filters reduce the quality?


Were You Going To Use Where Correctly?

Mixing were and where can lead you down some interesting temporal and positional paths, but unless you’re a Time Lord, you should learn how to use them correctly. We’re going to find out how.


The Five Worst Things About Working In IT Support

IT support can be an incredibly rewarding job if you like people and solving complex problems. Equally, though, it can downright suck.


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

Today’s best deals include Zombies, Run! on Android, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run on iOS, and Space Flight on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!