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How We Work 2015: The Complete Series

Over the last fortnight, Lifehacker’s editors, writers and contributors have shared their favourite productivity tips and techniques. We’ve gathered them all together here in one handy location.


Taste Test: Zeven Lemon Strawberry-Flavoured Beer [Video]

Zeven Lemon is a Sydney-based brewery specialising in beers that contain a hint of natural fruit flavour. Their signature product is the self-explanatory Strawberry Blonde: a pale ale crafted with real strawberry juice. Last week, we put this unusual flavour combination to the test with the help of some thirsty co-workers. Watch the video for our verdict!


Free Games Friday: Note Wars, Gunship X, Cursed Treasure 2

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


Ask LH: Can I Demand A Laptop Refund Because Of Superfish?

Dear Lifehacker, With recent events such as the Lenovo Superfish malware problem, I was wondering if it is possible to return an item discovered to have unexpected features. If it turns out that my laptop was shipped with Superfish, is that grounds to return it? And could I return a Lenovo laptop that didn’t have the problem based on the lack of trust?


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

Today’s best deals include Cameringo+ on Android, Toca Hair Salon on iOS and Pharaon Labyrinth PRO on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Windows Server 2003 Is Still A Massive Target For Hackers

Windows Server 2003 reaches the end of its useful life on July 14 this year, with no more patches after that date. If you assumed that such a (relatively) ancient operating system doesn’t require much updating, think again.


What Food Labels In Australia Should Actually Tell Us

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called on two senior ministers to prepare a cabinet submission on country-of-origin labelling laws. The move follows a national outbreak of hepatitis A linked to frozen berries from China and Chile.


Briefly: Sony's Drone-Friendly Camera, Coffee Crack, Half-Price Play TV

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Get a Play TV for $46, see the dedicated drone mode on Sony’s 4K Action Cam, the reasons why video games have beta testing.


Optus' Satellite Phone Accessory Is Now Available For iPhone 6

Remote Australians and Russel Coight wannabes take note: the Optus Thuraya SatSleeve satellite phone accessory is now available for the iPhone 6. The device enables you to turn your iPhone into a satellite phone with the click of a button; handy if you’re outside of mobile range and need to make a call in a hurry.


Ask LH: Who Owns The Rights When A Professional Photographer Takes My Picture?

Hey Lifehacker, I have a gift voucher for a fashion shoot with a professional photographer. The package includes the photo session itself plus one large print. I was hoping to get digital copies of some good shots (if not all of them). Who owns the rights to those images? Can I ask for them without having to pay for them?