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Meet Max, Your New Best Friend (Who Is Also A Printer)

This is a call out to small business owners: how often do you think about your office printer? How would you like to think about it even less?

You should meet Max – the speedy inkjet designed for small business.


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

Today’s best deals include Arena on Windows Phone, Swap Heroes on iOS and Leo’s Fortune on Android. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Change Your Google Ads Demographic To See Less Distracting Ads

If you find the ads that Google serves you just a tad too distracting, here’s an easy way to lessen their impact.


How Cisco Turned Stephen Hawking Into A Hologram

The Sydney Opera House hosted two sessions of An Evening With Stephen Hawking over the weekend, with the world famous physicist appearing live as a hologram on stage. But what technology was needed to make that happen? This video explains some of the details.


Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

From VPNs to knives to a healthy relationship with porn and airport survival tips, we had you covered. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:



Here's How You Purge The DNS Cache In OS X Yosemite

Sometimes operating system updates change the way you go about things, particularly certain maintenance tasks. OS X is no exception, with the most recent build of the platform, Yosemite, making the task of clearing DNS caches different to previous versions.


Cmder, A Beautiful, Functional And Portable Windows Console

Despite increasingly fancy GUIs, the humble Windows command line remains available when other options fail. If you’re still a frequent user of the old console, Cmder is a more powerful and better-looking alternative that’s well worth a try.


Why You Can't 'Prepare' Kids For NAPLAN

The national testing season begins on Tuesday May 12 as children in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 around the country sit the writing, spelling and grammar tests of the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). Reading and numeracy will follow on Wednesday and Thursday. So, what can you do to improve your child’s performance in NAPLAN between now and then?


Australian Police: Expect Fines If You Use Your Smartwatch While Driving

While it likely won’t get to the extreme point of having to remove one’s smartwatch to drive, state police plan to classify such devices as potential distractions, in the same league as your mobile phone or GPS, with all the associated fines and penalties.