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Damn, Telstra's Prepaid Freedom Cap Isn't Getting Decent Data Packs

One of our favourite prepaid deals used to be Telstra’s Encore Cap deal, since you could use your built-in “recharge credit” to increase the data limits to decent levels without spending extra cash. When Telstra replaced that with the Freedom Cap deal, it took away the option to do that. Now we learn Freedom Cap will get data packs of its own, but you’ll have to pay for them up-front.


Ask LH: Can I Turn My Instagram Feed Into A Tax-Deductible Business?

Hey Lifehacker, I’m a bit of a coffee and food connoisseur (snob more like it), and I also use Instagram to let everyone know where I am and what I think of what I’m having. What is stopping me from creating a “business” and a website where I rate food and coffee on Instagram (and my website) and writing the costs of this off against my personal income tax?


Top 10 Ways To Be A Horrible Person On Social Media

It’s Evil Week here at Lifehacker, which means sharing tips from the dark side of life. With that in mind, here are ten social media faux pas that are guaranteed to infuriate your followers and significantly lower the bar for all of humanity. Haters gonna hate.


Briefly: Cheap KFC, Ultra HD Gaming, Moving Art

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: KFC brings back the “12 For $12″ promotion, 4K gaming on Ultra HD TVs, get up to 65% off OzSale purchases.


Why The ACCC's Case Against Coles Matters

In the space of just six months, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched two major cases against supermarket giant Coles for alleged unconscionable conduct against its suppliers.


Use Online Auction Sites During 'World-Shaking' Events To Score Cheaper Prices

When something really “big” happens, our natural reaction is to flock to news sites and social media to keep tabs on new developments. What you should be doing is visiting online auction sites like eBay and GraysOnline. Far fewer people will be on there, which translates to significantly lower prices. Cha-ching!


Elevator Pitch: Tinybeans

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 cofounder Eddie Geller from Tinybeans.


Ask LH: Has Foxtel Been Censoring 'Game Of Thrones' For Classification Purposes?

Dear Lifehacker, I know Foxtel doesn’t always show fully-uncut films on its movie channels. I’m wondering whether it also trims “inappropriate” content from TV shows? The reason I ask is because Game of Thrones is classified R18+ on DVD but only MA15+ on Foxtel’s Showcase channel. What’s going on? Is Foxtel editing the episodes to attain a lower rating?


What Will Happen With Windows Server In 2015?

There has been a lot of excitement recently about Windows 10, the forthcoming version of Windows that restores the Start menu, dangles the promise of universal apps and has lots of hidden features. But what about its less sexy but more successful Windows Server sibling? Here’s what we know so far about plans for its next version.


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

Today’s best deals include Wiki For Minecraft on Android, Joining Hands 2 on iOS and Modern Combat 5 on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!