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Briefly: Batman Vs. Superman, Cheap Business Shoes

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Foxtel Play comes to Xbox One, three must-have Android apps, get a free PS4 with Sony Xperia Z3 pre-orders from Virgin Mobile.


How To Perfect Your Work/Life Balance (Without Quitting Your Job)

This week, the CEO of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) made headlines around the world for quitting his $100 million job to spend more time with his family. Mohamed El-Erian made the decision after his 10-year old daughter presented him with 22-point list outlining all the events he had missed during the past year. Here are ten life/work hacks you need to try before your own kids guilt-trip you out of a job.


Free Telstra Wi-Fi Hotspots Coming In November

Telstra will be switching on its first Wi-Fi hotspots this November as part of a nationwide trial that is set to include 1000 locations before Christmas. The first batch of hotspots will be located at payphone sites in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth and Canberra. For the rest of 2014, access will be free.


Elevator Pitch: Best Exhaust

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Mike Glew from Best Exhaust.


Ask LH: How Do I Work Out Which Power Supply Unit I Need?

Hello Lifehacker, I have been wondering, how can I calculate how much power my computer needs? I’m really confused about this, so please explain how I can calculate how many watts my power supply unit (PSU) will need if I upgrade. And any other tips on choosing one?


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

Today’s best deals include Clash of Castles on Windows Phone, Battle Riders on iOS and Bicycle Crankset Clock on Android. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Briefly: Laptop Buying Guide, Jupiter Ascending Trailer, SBS Movie Streaming

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Watch the latest trailer to Jupiter Ascending, Gizmodo laptop buying guide 2014, get 400 movies from SBS for free.


Coles Banned From Advertising 'Fresh' Bread For Three Years

Coles has been banned from promoting its bread products as “fresh” for three years as punishment for false advertising. The Federal Court found that breads advertised by Coles as “freshly baked in store” were sometimes produced months previously in other countries. The supermarket giant must also display a notice in its stores and on its website telling shoppers that it has broken Australian consumer law.


Dealhacker: Get A 500GB 'Special Edition' Xbox 360 Bundle For $279

Microsoft is slashing the price of its Xbox 360 console range with prices now starting at $179 for the 4GB bare-bones version. There’s also a new 500GB blue console that comes bundled with Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Black Ops II for $279.


Your Bank Balance Is Dependent On Your Dependants

English words that sound identical and differ only by their use of an “a” or an “e” can often cause confusion. And so it proves yet again with dependent and dependant.