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Is Sydney's 'My Food Bag' Service Worth The Money?

My Food Bag is a new food-and-recipe delivery service that provides all the ingredients needed to make home cooked dinners, five nights a week. Unlike similar services, the emphasis is on good eating rather than weight-loss or convenience — each meal is prepared from scratch by the customer using 100% raw produce. Last week, we signed up for the service’s maiden bag to see if it was worthwhile. Here are our initial thoughts.


This Infographic Shows How Network Speeds Have Improved Over Time

You might not be able to get the NBN at home as soon as you want, but the history of networks is a history of faster speeds — even on copper lines. This infographic highlights some of the main milestones.


Ask LH: How Can I Find A Good Wedding Photographer?

Hey Lifehacker, We’re getting married soon, and are in the process of trying to find a photographer. Part of the problem is that we’re overseas at the moment, which means we’re restricted to communicating with photographers online. Are quote comparison sites like serviceseeking.com.au and photoportal.com.au worth the time? They sound convenient, but I don’t want to pay for something that doesn’t deliver results!


Why We're Bad At Dealing With Insider Security Threats

IT security risks aren’t just the result of software holes and determined cyber-criminals — insiders within the business also represent a risk. But do Australian companies take that prospect seriously enough?


How To 'Smash' Your Burger for Maximum Flavour

There’s something aesthetically pleasing about a perfectly formed hamburger patty; especially when it has those little symmetrical grill marks. However, it turns out that smashing your patty during the cooking process actually imparts more flavour. Check out the video to see how it’s done.


How To Keep A Phone Scammer Occupied For As Much Time As Possible

Phone scammers pretending to be from Microsoft/Telstra/whoever to scam information and infect your computer are parasites, criminals and public nuisances. If you have the time to spare, keeping them on the line as long as possible is an easy way to improve the world for everybody.


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

Today’s best deals include Amazon’s Appstore 29-app bundle deal, Godfire on iOS, and Everyday HD on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Lifehacker's $13,000 Dell Workstation PC Giveaway: Tell Us How You Work To Win!

Do you use a high-performance PC for work? Tell us how you use it, and thanks to Dell and Intel, Lifehacker has almost $13,000 of Precision workstations up for grabs. You could win a Precision M3800 performance laptop with Core i7 quad-core processor (valued at $4,000) or a Precision T3610 workstation PC. With six-core Intel Xeon CPU and Nvidia Quadro graphics, this desktop is worth $8872. Ready to boost your computational power and maximise work efficiency? Enter to win here.


Become Master Of Your Own BYOD With Our Free 'Making Mobility Real' Ebook

We live in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) world, but how can you enable that while ensuring your workplace stays secure? Find out in our free ebook Making Mobility Real.


Office For iPad Improves Shortcuts, Adds PDF Export

Office for iPad has just received its first major update since its launch back in March. Our favourite feature of the new release? New shortcut gestures and keyboard support.