Australian Stories

Briefly: Cat Lives Exposed, Splatoon's Creepy Secrets, Free Slurpee

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: get 20$ off Masters paints, the secret lives of cats, buy one Slurpee get one free.

How Often Do Australia's Streaming Services Refresh Their Content?

It’s not only the size of the streaming library that counts, but also how often new content joins (or leaves) a streaming service. But how do the various competing streaming services compare?

MS Visual Studio 2015 Will Be Released On July 20th

The latest version of Visual Studio, along with Team Foundation Server 2015 and .NET Framework will arrive just before Windows 10 itself on July 20th.

Elevator Pitch: Lots:op

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 ^ from Lots:op.

Apple Music Launches Tomorrow (But We Still Don't Know How Much It'll Cost)

Apple Music is set to launch tomorrow with exclusives on content from Taylor Swift and Dr Dre, but the picture in terms of Australian pricing is murky.

Ask Lifehacker: How Can I Make My Company Store Passwords More Securely?

Hi Lifehacker, it just struck me that my workplace is as bad as Sony when it comes to storing passwords, but I can’t think of an easy-to-use secure alternative that they would adopt. What do you recommend for this issue for SMEs? Thanks, Unsecured

Why Science Funding Should Go To People, Not Projects

Prominent American biologist Ronald Germain has recently published a remarkable suggestion about research funding in the top bioscience journal Cell. He argues for a switch from a project proposal based system to a people-based system. The phrase you’ll hear a lot more often is “person-not-project”. Here’s how a similar funding model could benefit Australia.

The Price Of Healthy Living: Is Allen's Killing Off Its Classic Lolly Range?

According to a report in the Herald Sun, some of Allen’s most beloved lollies are facing extinction as the company looks to “streamline its portfolio”. Confectionery on the chopping block includes Green Frogs, Marella Jubes, Spearmint Leaves and possibly even Sherbies (no!). The death of these iconic favourites is a stark reminder that the war on sugar is not without its causalities: namely, diehard lolly fans like me.

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

Today’s best deals include Alarm Clock Pro on Android, Air Video HD on iOS and Micromix on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

HUDs Might Make Driving More Dangerous

Common wisdom might suggest that a heads up display on your vehicle is safer than glancing down at the dash. What if common wisdom is wrong?