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Jobs Of The Week: Become A Pilot, Air Combat Officer Or Air Traffic Controller

It’s a bird It’s a plane! No, really — it’s a plane. And you could be in it (or controlling it) with our Jobs Of The Week. We give you the info you need to get on the path to becoming a Pilot, Air Combat Officer or Air Traffic Controller (AKA Joint Battlefield Airspace Controller AKA Total Badass).


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

Today’s best deals include Runtastic Running PRO on Android, Fresh Air on iOS and Skateboard Party 2 on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


This Is Why Your IT Budget Is Shrinking

Alright, we know — your IT budget is shrinking because corporations are staffed by soul-sucking monsters that value dollar signs above absolutely everything else, sanity included. But another key factor is that money that was once assigned to centralised IT is now often ending up in individual departments instead.


Netflix Will Launch In Australia On March 24

We’ve long known that Netflix would officially launch in Australia at some point in March, and now we have a date: Tuesday March 24. We also have a better idea of which devices will be supported at launch, and we even have one ISP which says it will offer unmetered access. But what will we be paying?



Briefly: Cosplay Cops, Liquid Ballet, Get $25 Uber Credit

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Cosplayers launch police squad to combat anti-social behavior at cons, get $25 of free travel credit with Uber, the best “dancing liquid” video you will see today.


The Must-Have Phones From Mobile World Congress 2015

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is currently in full swing over in sunny Barcelona. It’s the place where the best up-and-coming smartphones and mobile gadgets are unveiled to the world ahead of their official launch dates. Here’s a look at the current cream of the crop — from HTC’s gunmetal One M9 to Samsung’s all-glass Galaxy S6.


Glutten-Free: Some Spelling Mistakes Are Stupidly Permanent

Online spelling errors are irritating but easily fixed. A mistake on a sign is more expensive and more permanent. Here are three examples — all within a five-minute walk of each other — that show why it’s important to develop the habit of attention to detail whenever you write anything.


Presto Launches Free 30-Day Trial For New Customers

Streaming entertainment service Presto is finally offering a free trial of its full TV and movies subscription bundle. Prospective customers can try out the full Presto package with a free 30 day trial which includes newly added HBO shows such as Rome, Big Love and Hung.


Ask LH: What Can I Do When My Employer Won't Pay My Bonus?

Hi Lifehacker, My employer offered me a bonus on completion of a project, but now that the project is nearly completed, they have reneged on the arrangement. The bonus is mentioned in numerous emails about the project, which has been running for almost two years. Are they obliged to honour the agreement?