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Elevator Pitch: ScopeIT Education

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 Frank Lucisano from ScopeIT Education.


Ask LH: What's The Best DVD Player Software For Windows 10?

Hey Lifehacker, Since Windows 10 seems to lack a built-in DVD playing capability, what alternatives are there? Anything useful in the “universal app” space yet?


How To Avoid Server Sprawl With Docker

When virtualisation was first mainstreamed, it changed the way we managed the server room. We saved money by consolidating servers into larger virtual hosts. Hardware-related downtime dropped because we could afford to spend money on redundancy and quality. Even mundane issues such as rack space and datacenter air conditioning became less of an expense. As system administrators, we could suddenly “create” a new server out of thin air.


The 10 Best Uses For An Old Smartphone

Some phones are worth selling for a little extra cash towards an upgrade, but older models are often not worth much. To breath new life into your aging devices, we have put together a list of our favourite uses.


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

Today’s best deals include Music Maniac on Android, Orby Widget on iOS and Blur It Up on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


What Men And Woman Actually Get Paid At Australia's Biggest Companies

Salaries vary widely, but there’s one truth that’s still sadly universal: women get paid less for the same work. How does that play out for IT workers in Australia’s biggest companies?


Telstra Is Bundling Stan And Presto For New Home Broadband Customers

Bundling streaming TV services is 2015’s most common strategy by telcos to try and attract new customers. The latest version? Telstra is offering a six-month subscription to both Presto and Stan for new customers on its home broadband services.



Why Aldi's New Store Format Could Be A Big Mistake

While Aldi’s launch of their new “trial” stores may seem to be an attempt to capture middle income shoppers, it may end in disaster.


Briefly: Pac-Man Meets Crossy Road, Samsung T1 Portable SSD

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including Crossy Road’s developers tackling Pac-Man and Samsung’s new portable SSD.