Australian Stories

Ask LH: Should I Add Recruiters To My LinkedIn Profile?

Hey Lifehacker, I’ve been getting a whole bunch of recruitment agencies asking to connect with me on LinkedIn. Some are even out of my state. I have been rejecting them because I feel that if an agent were to look at my profile, they should see contacts and history that reflects my career and not a bunch of agents I might deal with once in my life.


McAppStrategy: Why McDonald's Wants Your Mobile Phone Number

Burger giant McDonald’s sees mobile apps as a big part of its future, but it would rather you signed up for them using your phone number than via a social network or dedicated account.


Briefly: New 'Age Of Ultron' Trailer, Cheap Import Beer, Why It's Better Being Single

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Watch the new Avengers trailer, why it’s better being single, get $20 off prepaid mobile broadband devices at Telstra.


10 Movies So Bad, Downloading Them Would Actually Be A Crime

As movie studios are want to remind us, internet piracy is a crime. If you’re going to commit this (vaguely) unlawful act, don’t compound the infraction by stealing a really crap movie. Here are ten films that absolutely nobody should seek to obtain — legally or otherwise.


How Exercise Helps Your Kids At School

Children who do more physical activity are likely to improve their health and it might also help them improve their school grades. Those are the findings of recent research from Sweden which suggest that doubling the amount of time spent doing physical education at school has an impact on children’s academic achievement.


Ask LH: Why Is My Organised-At-Work Partner So Hopeless At Home?

Dear Lifehacker, My husband is fantastic at taking up work and IT hacks but is lacking in the “life” department. How can someone so good at career stuff be so bad when it comes to household chores?


Taste Test: We Feed McDonald's Steak McWrap To A Professional Food Critic

The Steak and BBQ McWrap is the latest addition to McDonald’s premium “Real Choices” menu. It’s main claim to fame is the use of real rump steak which is supposed to transform Aussie lunches from “ordinary to extraordinary”. To put these lofty claims to the test, we enlisted the taste buds of Simon Thomsen, a professional food critic who has sworn off McDonald’s for decades. Things get a little messy.


How To Get A Raise: The Female IT Engineer Perspective

It’s a continuing disgrace that women workers rarely get paid the same as their male counterparts — something that’s as true of IT as any other sector. What strategies can female engineers and developers use to ensure they are paid what they deserve?


ACCC Cracks Down On Drip Pricing By Ticketmaster And Ticketek

Back in February, consumer regulator the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) started a wide-ranging investigation into drip pricing: constantly adding extras during a purchase process so the final price ends up higher than expected or advertised. That campaign has scored a notable result today, with ticket agencies Ticketek and Ticketmaster promising to make their fees clearer to consumers.


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

Today’s best deals include RBI Baseball ’14 on Android, Cycloramic on iOS and Better Translator on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!