Australian Stories

What 'Nobody Has Lost Their Job' Actually Means

In Question Time at Parliament today, Government senate leader Senator Eric Abetz was asked if the government would apologise for imposing cuts on the ABC that will result in 400 people losing their jobs, thereby breaking an entirely unambiguous pre-election promise that no cuts will be made. His response? “Nobody has lost their job.” Huh?


Briefly: ABC Job Cuts, New Pokemon Strategy Guide, Bingle Beauty Tips

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: ABC to shed 10 per cent of workforce, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire playing tips, Lara Bingle’s Summer beauty guide.


Top 15 Geekiest IKEA Hacks

All IKEA hacks are geeky — but some IKEA hacks are more geeky than others. Here are 15 of the nerdiest/coolest DIY projects to ever grace IKEA Hacker’s archive: from a miniature bedroom Bat-signal to your very own remote-controlled robot.


How To Embed A Google Street View Map

Want to incorporate some Google Street View imagery into a site? It’s now no further than a click away.


Kobo's Waterproof Aura H2O Ereader Is Heading To Australia

Kobo has announced that its latest high-end ereader, the waterproof Aura H2O, will be receiving a local launch on 5 February, 2015. The Aura H2O is waterproof to a depth of one metre for up to 30 minutes. It also comes with an anti-glare HD display, is dust-proof and provides up to two-months of battery life.


Should I Use 'Towards' Or 'Toward'?

Peter from Business Insider popped his head over the partition the other day and asked if towards or toward was correct in a headline. I instinctively answered “towards”, but then realised I couldn’t offer a full explanation for my reasoning. Time to head to the dictionary.


Ask LH: What's A Good MP3 Player For My Car?

Hi Lifehacker, I am after an MP3 player that will be used mostly to play music and podcasts in the car. What would be the best sort of MP3 player for this sort of task, both in value and features?


Lifehacker Awards 2014: Nominate Your Favourite Takeaway Food Chain

For our second round of Lifehacker Awards 2014 nominations, we’re turning to a perennial favourite category: fast food. Which chain had you salivating the most often in 2014?


Why Government IT Often Sucks And How To Fix It, By Malcolm Turnbull

Dimension Data today officially launched its Canberra managed cloud platform, which will provide a government-only cloud option for departments that need a high degree of data sovereignty. That gave Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull an opportunity to sound off on how governments could deliver IT services better — and he didn’t hold back.


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

Today’s best deals include Tetris Blitz on iOS, OfficeSuite Professional 8 on Android and BleBlo on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!