Australian Stories

Freeze Caramelised Onions For Long Lasting Flavour

Caramelised onions add a tasty zing to lots of dishes, but they take too long to make for a quick meal. Fortunately, frozen caramelised onions will keep for months and deliver just as much flavour.


Briefly: Evil Solitaire, Celibacy Hacks, Free BitDefender

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Microsoft ruins Windows Solitaire, how to spot cheap leather (even in high-end stores), why you should wait to have sex in a new relationship.


Being A Generalist Could Make You A Better Employee

It’s often thought that having a precision focused skill set is the way to get ahead, because you can show off how clever you are, but those with a wide spread of skills may make better employees.


MeU Takes A Social Approach To Phone Plans

MeU uses Telstra’s 3G-network and a social network approach to differentiate itself amongst the MVNO crowd. Here’s a look at how its data plans stack up.


Ask LH: Why Do Digital Music Companies Keep Ripping Off Australians?

Dear Lifehacker, It just so happened that I had my US proxy on while looking at Google Music. The Ultimate Santana album price read $6.99. Meanwhile, the Australian region price was $16.99 from the same exact service. This is same for whole long list of great albums. What gives?


What To Do When Your Small Business Is Hit By A Cryptovirus

When Kristie Green, owner of North Star Scaffolding, saw a traffic infringement notice email come through on the computer she uses to run her small business, she didn’t even think twice about clicking it. The computer instantly froze up and then a message appeared on the screen informing her the device has been hijacked and that she needed to pay a $900 ransom to gain access to all her files again. Kristie had been hit by a cryptovirus.


Should Kids Have A 'Right To Be Forgotten' Online?

Every day, millions of pictures and posts go up online detailing the adventures of parents with their offspring. Should those kids have the right for those posts to be expunged?


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

Today’s best deals include Castle Doombad on Android, Worms 3 on iOS and Reminder App on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Google Translate Adds 20 New Languages

Google’s Translate has added support for an additional 20 languages to its repository, meaning it can now do real-time, data-connection-free translation of just about anything you see.


Security Alert: New Android Flaw Can Brick Your Smartphone

There’s yet another Android flaw to contend with following the Stagefright Bug. This one can totally brick an Android phone, and as yet, there’s no fix.