Australian Stories

Use Word Clouds To Identify Your 'Emphasis' Words On A Job Application

We’ve featured word cloud services like Wordle and TagCrowd before. When applying for a job, it could be useful to dump the entire job document or selection criteria into one of these tools, just to quickly identify which specific words they’re targeting.


Ethical Coffee Pods Can Reduce Waste

Those coffee pods are damn handy. They make a decent cup of joe in the time it would normally take to make an instant coffee. But the popular plastic pods are, en masse, becoming a bit of a problem for the environment. So in the interest of ethical coffee, is it worth buying reusable pods?


Why Australians Don't Put Enough In Their Superannuation

Australians are increasingly relying on superannuation for their retirement income, but despite more than 20 years of compulsory super, many people are not retiring with enough.


Change Your YouTube Bookmark To Cut The Fat

YouTube is starting to tread down that path that many sites do, becoming more and more cluttered until its homepage causes sensory overload. While the Google page has resisted the urge of feature creep, YouTube seemingly hasn’t been able to, and if you’re like me, it’s at the point of avoiding the front page altogether. Here’s one small tip to do just that.


For Better Shazam Results, Wait For The Drop

Shazam is undoubtedly a very cool app. But for fans of electronic music, it’s unfortunately less useful than it could be. With tracks overlapping with other tracks, the time in which you sample your audio could be key to getting a result.


Briefly: LEGO PS4/Hobbit Hybrid, Science's Enduring Mysteries, The Perfect Male And Female Body

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Aussie creates a customised PlayStation 4/Hobbit diorama out of LEGO bricks, 10 amazing discoveries that remain unexplained by science, the perfect male and female body — according to both genders.


Freebie (Not) Friday! 100% Free Apps For iOS, Android And Windows Phone

At the end of each week, we bring you a list of the latest free mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. Deals this week include Guitar Kit, Game of Thrones: Ascent and Warlock Defense. Download them all without spending a cent!


CAPTCHA Can Now Be Decoded By Computers

CAPTCHA is evil and must be stopped. This much we know. Here’s another nail in the coffin of the universally-loathed authentication system: it turns out that despite being designed to stop automated processes, CAPTCHAs can actually be easily cracked with the right kind of computing power.


Are You Suffering From Superhero Movie Fatigue?

Symptoms may include sequel-induced nausea, acute aversion to origin stories and a pathological hatred of Ben Affleck. Thankfully, it’s never too late to quit…


Extreme Commuting: I Am An Extreme Moron

I’m a planner. I plan stuff in ridiculous detail. And yet despite having mapped out every element of my trips for this week’s Victorian extreme commuting experiment, I foolishly forgot to fully check one of the most obvious factors: trackwork.