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Briefly: IFA Highlights, Game Development Inquiry, $130 PC

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The $130 Windows PC-on-a-stick, 15 high-paying jobs for people who don’t like stress, why you need to make a submission to the government’s games development inquiry.

Google Chrome Custom Tabs Allow Apps To Pre-Load Third Party Websites In The Background

Google has released Chrome Custom Tabs which will make loading third-party web content in Android apps super fast. This will be of great benefit to Android app developers and here’s why.

How Many Kilojoules Does Swimming Burn? [Infographic]

It’s finally springtime, which means cossie weather is nearly upon us (eek!) If you’re still carrying some of that post-winter flab around, you might be planning to give public pools a miss this year. Bad move. As this infographic from Bakyard Ocean illustrates, swimming is one of the most effective ways to burn off energy and build muscle.

Biggest Challenges For Software Developers Today

Software development is a dynamic industry and developers are finding it a challenge to stay on top of new technologies for their profession. That’s according the Applications Developers Alliance’s first ever Developer Insights report. We breakdown the results the report’s results.

Presto Gets Its Act Together: Adds HD, AirPlay And More

If our reader comments are anything to go by, Presto is generally considered to be the worst of Australia’s major streaming services. Part of this is doubtlessly fueled by hatred for Murdoch and Foxtel, although there also legitimate beefs with the product; including lack of content and the absence of HD. This week, Presto is looking to right some of these wrongs via a complete overhaul of the service. New features include a raft of 1080p content, 5.1 channel surround sound, AirPlay support and a new user interface that actually makes browsing fun.

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

Today’s best deals include Pokemon Shuffle Mobile on Android, Transistor on iOS and Tiltagon on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

Is Red Tape Holding Your Organisation Back?

Services firm, Deloitte, recently surveyed 50 chairs and CEOs of Australia’s biggest private sector companies about their views on Government regulations on their businesses. A majority of them indicated that Government red tape is a big concern for them with the potential to stifle their company’s growth. We breakdown the results here.

Google Docs Brings In New Tools To Woo Students

Google has added some handy tools to its Docs productivity suite aimed squarely at students. Here’s a rundown of what’s new.

How To Maximise Battery Life On Windows 10

Whether you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 on your laptop or bought a brand new machine, you’re going to want to eke out as much battery juice as you can while you’re on the go. Microsoft’s shiny new OS includes a new native battery saver feature — and there are a few other tricks you can pull to make sure your laptop lasts until you can find a power socket.

Briefly: Mad Max Game Gets Smashed, Cheap Ice Cream, John Oliver Vs Tony Abbott

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Kotaku’s brutal review of the Mad Max game, half-priced ice cream and John Oliver losing it over Tony Abbott.

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