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Free Games Friday: Torque Burnout, Star Wars, Tales From The Borderlands

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.

How To Move Through The Bush Like An Apex Predator

Ever wanted to be “vewy, vewy quiet” outdoors? Whether you’re hunting rabbits, playing paintball or preparing for the coming Apocalypse, it’s a skill that’s handy to learn. Thankfully, it’s not that difficult to master. This guide contains everything you need to know.

Facebook Launches App Design Resource Portal For Developers

Facebook has started a website dedicated to helping third party developers create apps that look and feel like they are a natural part of the social media portal. The likes of Google and Apple already have their own set of design principles that they share with developers so they can make apps that are consistent with their respective operating systems. Facebook is taking a similar approach.

Free Apps Friday: Adobe Photoshop Fix, Runday, Rap-Studio

Are you looking to make your smartphone or tablet more useful? Each week, we collect the latest productivity apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone; all of which are 100 per cent free! Here are this week’s highlights.

Ask LH: How Can I Stop Moths From Eating My Clothes?

I recently pulled my favourite wool T-shirt from the cupboard and found it was full of holes. Something clearly had a good meal out of it! How can I prevent moths and silverfish from eating my clothes, and how can I get rid of them?

A Code Of Ethics In IT: Just Lip Service Or Something With Bite?

The emissions scandal that has rocked the car maker Volkswagen has again raised the issue of ethical standards in the tech industry. Reports so far say the company is pointing finger at the “unlawful behaviour of engineers and technicians involved in engine development”. But that’s led to questions about the strength of any codes or practice or ethics that such operators are supposed to comply with. So are such codes any good or are they just words?

Taste Test Special: US Burger Roundup

Over here at Lifehacker, we do quite a bit of travelling to attend events and, collectively, we have amassed numerous trips to the US. As an avid lover of fast food, whenever I’m over there, I make it a mission to test out local burger joints. Here is my verdict on six better-known burger chains in the “land of the free” that aren’t currently available in Australia… or are they? Read on to find out!

App Deals: Smartphones Are Making Physical Whiteboards Redundant

Today’s best deals include Meter on Android, Whiteboard on iOS and Sengoku Jidai on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

It's A National Tragedy: Toobs Have Been Discontinued

We regret to inform you that the Smith’s Snackfood Company has stopped making Toobs. The tangy tomato crisp — a favourite of Lifehacker — will no longer be sold due to a slump in sales. Worst Friday ever.

The Pros And Cons Of Automating Network Security

The automation of IT is on the rise, as noted by Gartner earlier this week as organisations increasingly opt to use intelligent systems that obviate the need for human intervention. But security is a touchy area when it comes to automation. Sure, there are probably a lot of repetitive tasks that security professionals would love to hand over to machines but they are reluctant to relinquish control. We take a look at the pros and cons of automation in network security.

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