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Destiny Sales And The Importance Of Two-Letter Words

You might have seen news reports last week that Bungie’s blockbuster new game Destiny made $US500 million in its first day on sale. However, that’s not quite what happened.


Ask LH: Why Aren't Our Main Channels HD Yet?

Hey Lifehacker, When will Australian free-to-air channels start using their HD channels as their main channel? I am really sick of watching major sporting events on the main networks channels on SD when they are showing Seinfeld (for example) on the HD channel. It just does not make sense. Any insights?


Optus Now Has iPhone 6 Plus Pricing

It was late to the party, but Optus has finally released its iPhone 6 Plus pricing (though you can’t pre-order the bigger handset). We’ve added all the details to our full Planhacker guide.


The Crucial Skills Developers Need

There’s more to being an effective developer than simply learning to code. A recent Gartner report highlights some of the other skills you’ll need.


How The Super Guarantee Delay Will Hit The Typical Australian

The Abbott government’s deal with the Palmer United Party to freeze the minimum superannuation contribution rate at 9.5% until 2021 will not only cost retirees, it will also see future governments forced to bear the brunt of an increased reliance on the Age Pension. There has been considerable discussion of the impacts of the deal on both the wages of workers and their retirement savings. However, asserted effects have been either speculative (in the case of wages) or limited to a few hypothetical examples (in the case of retirement savings).


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

Today’s best deals include Stealth on iOS, Color Splash Effect Pro on Android and Plight Of The Zombie on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Ask This Single Question To Improve Your IT Planning

Effectively rolling out and managing IT involves juggling numerous competing priorities. That said, one simple question can help clarify many issues: What can I do to help people do their best work?


The Cheapest Way To Buy An iPhone 6 Or iPhone 6 Plus In Australia

Buying on contract means you won’t have to pay up-front for an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus — but you could actually end up paying more for the same phone, calls and data than you need to. Here’s how much you can save by buying up-front and choosing the right prepaid plan — up to $450 compared to a 24-month contract.


Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

The week was dominated by the announcement of the iPhone 6; check our Planhacker guide for a comprehensive roundup of your options. Beyond that, we looked into why house prices are so high, travel scams and the cheapest places to buy Destiny. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:


Ask LH: How Can I Get The Smoke Smell Out Of Things?

Dear Lifehacker, We recently moved my father into a long-term care facility. There are a number of wonderful things he wanted my sister and I to have and to share with our children. The trouble is that he was a lifelong smoker and everything reeks from years of smoke. We want to keep these things, but the smell is just awful. What can we do?