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In Australia, It's Safest To Spell 'Yoghurt' With An 'H'

One of the most crucial factors with yoghurt is consistency — you want it to be rich and creamy. Unfortunately, consistency is not a hallmark of the English language, which is why there’s a lot of confusion over whether yoghurt or yogurt is the accepted spelling.


Ask LH: Will Netflix Or Stan Or Presto Or Quickflix Let Me Download Shows For Offline Viewing?

Hey Lifehacker, I’m currently running a Quickflix trial and I’m considering testing out Stan. But I’ve realised that one of my main reasons for downloading movies via torrents is because I can download during my ISP off-peak period, then watch them during the evening. Streaming movies during the evening eats all my ISP quota. Is there any way to get around that? I realise I can pre-buffer on a computer, but I want to watch on my lounge room TV.


The 10 Technology Mistakes Small Businesses Often Make (And How To Avoid Them)

Technology can streamline your business processes — but it can also create major problems. Here are 10 of the most common mistakes small businesses make in IT, and how to avoid them.


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

Today’s best deals include Podspace Podcast Player on Android, aNote on iOS and more. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted better Gmail, programmer communication tips, Windows 10 news and Vegemite pizza. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:


Cloud Patches: AWS Virtual Machines, Google Private Docker, Where's Azure?

The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.


Why YouTube Is A Valuable Way To Learn

For many, YouTube is little more than a deluge of low-quality videos depicting the latest internet craze or conspiracy theory, perhaps some painful-looking accident, music videos and video-bloggers of dubious talent, and of course, cats. But many underestimate the potential of YouTube as an educational tool. From how-to instructional videos to TED talks, YouTube could well be the most important educational tool of our time.


There's No Evidence That Probiotics Do Good Things For Your Health

The terms probiotics and prebiotics are appearing on more items in supermarket aisles all the time. Both words, their placement and the products they adorn, imply they’re good for you, that more of these bacteria will help you in some way. But there’s actually scant evidence for such claims.


6-Month Old Critical Performance Bug With SourceTree Is Getting Attention

Atlassian’s SourceTree is one of the nicer front-ends for version control systems Git and Mercurial. It’s also free and open-source, the double-whammy of great qualities one wants in a piece of software. Unfortunately, as of version 1.6, the Windows build of the program has been crippled by an issue that causes constant freezes. The bug was reported back in August 2014, but as of late January, has yet to be fixed.