Australian Stories

Nurofen Busted By ACCC For Dodgy 'Specific Pain' Products

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted proceedings against Nurofen manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser for misleading the public with its “Specific Pain” range of pain-relievers. The colour-coded products were purportedly formulated to treat a specific kind of pain, but were actually identical.


Ask LH: Where Can I Buy Permanent Downloads Of Movies And TV Shows?

Hey Lifehacker, We keep hearing about streaming services like Netflix, Stan and Presto for our entertainment needs, but what about a service where you can buy a movie or television show to download permanently? Personally, I don’t like streaming, but would pay for a high quality downloadable file. What are the choices?


The Five Unhealthiest Takeaway Meals In Australia

In recent years, the world’s leading fast food franchises have been making a concerted effort to provide healthier eating options to customers. With salad bowls, grilled chicken and low-carb wraps on the menu, the takeaway chains of today look quite different to their ’80s predecessors…And yet, there are still plenty of worryingly fat-filled meals on the menu. We trawled through the nutritional info on KFC’s, Hungry Jack’s and McDonald’s websites to bring you the five worst offenders. (If you’re watching your weight, these meals are definitely best avoided!)


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

Today’s best deals include Twisted Lands: Shadow Town on Android, ComicBook! on iOS and Servings and Weight Tracker on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Australian Banks Are A Low Priority For Hackers (But Don't Get Complacent)

It sometimes seems that every second message coming into my spam trap is a phishing attempt pretending to be from an Australian bank (the spelling “Westpack” is often a giveaway). Yet analysis suggests that Australian banks are a relatively low-priority target for spam mailers.


Virgin Mobile Offers Rollover Data On Postpaid Plans

Virgin Mobile is tweaking its contract (postpaid) plans so you can roll unused data from one month to the next — handy if you normally find your data allowance is enough but suffer the occasional blowout.


Office 365 Clutter Can Now Be Tweaked To Ignore Specific Messages

Last November, Microsoft quietly rolled out Clutter, an Office 365 feature that aims to automatically highlight the most important messages in your inbox. Administrators can now tweak how Clutter works so that vital messages aren’t de-prioritised.


How To Pick Your Next Android Phone: 2015 Edition

Fun fact: there are roughly seven different model Android phones per human on the planet. While that statement isn’t actually true, it seems close. Since you’ve got things to do, here’s what matters when buying a new Android phone.


Briefly: Best Contact-Storing Apps, Aussie Robot Wars, 360-Degree Oculus Rift

Brief news items for Lifehacker readers, including: The best apps for storing all your contacts, download the original Syndicate strategy game for free.


Hump Day Deals: Free Online Courses, Cheap Wine, 50% Off Power Tools

Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include: Get 50 per cent off Black & Decker gear at Super Cheap Auto, save up to $500 on free online Udemy courses, get a free trial of Australian Netflix for three months. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.