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Ask LH: How Can I Write Without Getting Constantly Distracted?

What is the best device for a monkish/writerly existence? I want to get some serious writing on, without distractions or bloat. But I would rather not use a pen and paper, as I need the output to be digital. Do you have a recommendation for a modern day typewriter?


Why You Need To Accept Employee Attrition, Particularly For Younger Workers

Employee retention – especially in industries facing skills shortages like IT – is a huge priority for organisations across Australia. There are a number of reasons for this. For one, competent employees are worth keeping and training a new person up for a role can be a pain in the neck. But the reality is younger workers generally don’t stay in their current jobs for long and it is high-time businesses start accepting that and changing up their management styles to make the most of the situation, according to a report.


Microsoft Band 2 Review: A No-Nonsense Wearable For Fitness Geeks

The Microsoft Band 2 is a Window-flavoured fitness wearable designed to work with Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices. It provides all the tracking options of a high-end fitness band and some of the functionality of a smartwatch. We’ve been using the product for the past two weeks and have since promoted it to our fitness band of choice — despite some foibles. Read on for the full verdict.


App Deals: Edit A Burst Photoset As A Whole

Today’s best deals include Meteogram for Android, Photosets Burst Editor for iOS and WhatsLock for Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Get 2GB Extra Storage On Google Drive By Doing A Security Check-Up

It’s Safer Internet Day today and Google is encouraging users of its online services to do a security check on their accounts by offering up a bonus 2GB of storage on Google Drive as a reward. Here’s how you can claim the extra storage.


10 Tips To Survive Valentine's Day

If case you’ve forgotten (we hope you haven’t), Valentine’s Day is on this Sunday. If you’re ill prepared for the special occasion (we hope you aren’t), we’ve got you covered. We have assembled a collection of Lifehacker Australia‘s best Valentine’s Day and relationship advice to give you some pointers for last-minute preparations.


Inside GitHub's Culture War That's Ripping The US$2 Billion Startup Apart

We’ve been hearing about a lot of drama going on at US$2 billion startup GitHub, the hugely important and popular site used by millions of computer programmers where 10 or more executives have departed in recent months. The more we write about the inner turmoil, the more people step forward to share details and opinions.


Five Proven Ways To Get A Better Night's Sleep

We know that not getting adequate sleep means we do a disservice to our brain and our physical and metabolic health. Unfortunately, trying to fall asleep can be a tricky, especially when we try too hard. Here are five secrets to a good night’s rest from the University of Sydney’s associate professor of sleep and wellbeing, Chin Moi Chow.


Briefly: Best Of Super Bowl, New Bourne Trailer, Cheap Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Top 10 Super Bowl half-time shows, watch the new Jason Bourne trailer, get a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for $709.


Is It Legal To Name And Shame Suspected Shoplifters?

Some retail stores have a so-called “Wall of Shame” featuring pictures of people who have been caught on CCTV allegedly stealing inside the shop. “Serves those losers right for stealing,” you might have thought to yourself, and internally praised the business owners for taking action against those criminals. But is it legal to display pictures of suspected thieves?


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