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Ask LH: What Should I Do When Goods I Ordered Online Never Got Delivered?

Hey Lifehacker, I recently bought a GoPro 4 from an online retailer (BecexTech). It never arrived and I have been stuck in a seemingly endless loop of emails with BecexTech customer support blaming Australia Post and refusing to refund the purchase. Australia Post tell me they never received the item in the first place, BecexTech tell me Australia Post have lost it. Someone is obviously wrong (or lying). How can I force BecexTech to refund my purchase?


Meet Albert, CommBank's New Eftpos Competitor

CommBank Albert is an Android-based point-of-sale tablet that will compete directly with traditional eftpos terminals in Australia. The device’s main claim to fame is the ability for merchants to install customised apps for numerous business purposes. Boasting a secure EMV interface for accepting chip and PIN cards, NFC support for contactless payments, Wi-Fi connectivity and an inbuilt receipt printer, it’s essentially a “smart” payment terminal that can be adapted on the fly to meet the changing needs of customers.


The Complete Lifehacker April Fools' IT Tricks Guide

Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day, and what better way to celebrate than by messing with the computers of colleagues, friends and family members? We’ve rounded up some of the all-time classics ready for April 1.


Boost Mobile Data Allowance Changes Again, Adds Bonus Data Sundays

So last month Telstra-owned Boost Mobile decided to cut the data allowance on its prepaid plans. Now it is restoring some of them back to their previous levels, which we’re not really prepared to call an increase.


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

Today’s best deals include Marksta on iOS, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath on Android and BRIEFR Messaging on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


NBN Co Is Now Officially Offering Fibre-To-The-Building Services

After trials last year, NBN Co is officially offering fibre-to-the-building options for unit blocks and offices as of today. Just how fast will those services be?


How To Scan And Store All Your Business Documents

Why keep a filing cabinet full of paperwork when you can scan everything and store it online? Follow these steps to make it happen.


Office 365 Now Hosted In Australia For Business Customers

Well, that was speedy. Yesterday, Microsoft kicked off its Office 365 Summit in Sydney by saying that hosting for Office 365 and Dynamics CRM in its Australian data centres would be coming very, very soon. Today, it has launched the service.


Planhacker: Every Australian Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge Plan

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be available outright in Australia in mid-April, but the outright purchase costs range from $999 to $1449. If that’s too steep and you’d prefer to buy one on a contract, we’ve rounded up every plan available for both phones in Australia from Optus, Telstra, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone so you can choose the one that’s right for your needs.