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How To Stop Your Phone From Being Hacked

If you’ve ever forgotten your phone or left it at home for the day, you will have realised just how much you use it. On average, we check our mobile phones about 110 times a day. Using them for just about everything, from summoning an Uber car and paying for our latest Amazon purchases, to receiving prescriptions and even tracking shares and trading on the stock market.

Briefly: iPhone 7 Info, Video Game Box Art, Rude Australian Place Names

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Everything you need to know about the iPhone 7, the rudest sounding Australian place names, how video game box art has changed over the years.

The Best Android Nougat-Ready Phones You Can Buy Right Now

Last week, Google released Android 7 Nougat into the wild. Packed with new features like multi-window support and bundled notifications, it provides a significant boost to speed and productivity compared to Android Marshmallow. If you’re hell-bent on upgrading to the new OS this instant, we name the best — and cheapest — Android 7-ready smartphones you can buy in Australia.

The Masters 'Fire Sale' Is A Bit Of A Bust

So here’s an anecdotal experience that probably in no way reflects the larger picture. It’s about Masters. It’s about the Masters’ ‘fire sale’ to be precise. In short, I was very disappointed by the Masters fire sale.

Elevator Pitch: Nothing But Net

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Alex Wood, founder of Nothing But Net.

The Cultural History Of Beardy Men [Infographic]

Beards are so hot right now. But just like an outdated movie catch phrase, their time in the sun usually wanes. Throughout the centuries, the concept of facial hair as a fashion statement has rose and fallen in hirsute waves; dropping out of favour one decade and bristling back into prominence the next. This infographic charts the fascinating history and cultural/religious significance of the beard — from 3100 BC to the present day.

Ask LH: What Are Some Good Coding Resources For A Teenage Beginner?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m a teenager in year 10 and I’ve started looking at things like programming and coding. I was wondering if you could tell me how to get started with programs like C and Python? I’ve struggled to find helpful tutorials online for teenagers.

Is It Okay For Your Employer To Profile You Online?

A new study reveals employers are using online information about job applicants without their knowledge, to inform hiring decisions. Approximately 55% of organisations now have a policy about this type of practice, called profiling. However, despite its increased use, most employees are not comfortable with being profiled. Over 60% believe they have a right to a private online identity that employers should not access. But only 40% of those surveyed in the study reported they always manage their social media activities with their current employer in mind.

Deals: Learn How To Build Apps For iOS 10 Before It’s Even Released

iOS 10 is upon us, and that means everyone is itching to master its newest features. If you want to stay ahead of the curve, you’ll going to need insight from the industry’s best. Featuring influential instructor Rob Percival, the Complete iOS 9 & 10 Development Bundle will ensure you master developing for the latest iOS version. And it’s now just $45.50 AUD [$35 USD].

This Aussie VPN Has Found A Fix For The US Netflix Problem

Yesterday, the popular VPN provider UFlix announced it will no longer support foreign Netflix access following a spike in geo-blocking measures from the streaming giant. If you were a UFlix customer, this means you no longer have access to Netflix’s extensive US library of movies and TV shows. Thankfully, there’s one VPN provider that still appears to be working — and it costs as little as $2.99 per month.

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