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Ask LH: Should I Bother Being On The Electoral Roll?

Hey Lifehacker, I’m nearly 20 and I’m not on the electoral roll. I constantly forget to send the form in to join and all the current political stuff got me thinking: what’s the downside of not being on the electoral roll? I get a fine, right? Is it a small enough fine that it’s worth it to just pay it instead of standing in line for hours on election days? Thanks, Vote#1Apathy


Election 2016 Survival Guide: Apps, Cheat Sheets And Sausage Sizzles

The Federal Election is on this July 2. Yes, that’s tomorrow. Did you know rules for voting for the Senate has changed? Have you picked who you’re voting for yet? Where’s the best Election Day sausage sizzle at? If you feel ill-prepared for Election Day, we’ve assembled a bunch of online tools and tips to help you be a responsible voter and to make the voting experience as painless as possible.


Deals: Master The Art Of Mixology With 4 Short Courses: No Experience Needed

Talk fine wines with society’s elite, make your own craft beer, and distinguish between a Cosmopolitan and a Manhattan with the Bartender Mastery Bundle. This package is brimming with fun, and can turn anyone into a bartending star. Plus, for Lifehacker Australia readers, it’s more than 90% off the regular price.


Which Car Gadget Charger Should You Buy?

When it comes to car-based USB chargers, you don’t just want something that will keep your phone running. Instead, you should be looking at models that supply extra power to keep your passengers entertained on those long drives. Here are three of the best.


App Deals: Convert Any Unit With A Single App

Today’s best deals include Vignette for Android, Unito for iOS and Client For Dropbox for Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Dell Kills Off Android Tablet Range, Favours 2-In-1 Devices Instead

Slate tablets are becoming a niche product in the business space and 2-In-1 computers will become the preferred mobility device many workplaces, according to Dell. With that in mind, the computing vendor will be discontinuing its Venue Android tablets range. Here are the details.


How To Get Into Qantas Club Lounges By Buying A Pass

Qantas lounges, until now only accessed by high status frequent flyers, paid up club members and business class travellers, can now be accessed for a one-off fee. The single visit passes cost $49 or 7,000 Qantas points for domestic Qantas Club lounges, $69 or 9,900 points for international business class lounges and $99 or 14,500 points for the Premium International Ports lounges in Hong Kong and Singapore.


Make End Users Accountable For Shadow IT Activities On Their Own Mobile Devices

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) has contributed to increased occurrences of shadow IT, that is, the use of IT systems and services by employees that have not been approved by their organisations. Some workers are even creating their own apps and using them to work more efficiently. But shadow IT has the potential to become a security risk and one way to mitigate this is by making employees accountable for the mobile apps they bring into the organisation.


Start-Up Vs Scale-Ups: What's The Difference And Why Does It Matter?

The general impression of start-ups is that they’re innovative, agile and disruptive in their respective markets. Naturally, many companies adopt the “start-up” label, even if they’ve well and truly moved beyond that phase and become “scale-ups”. So what’s the difference? Let’s find out.


Dealhacker: The Cheapest AMD Radeon RX 480s In Australia

Looking to upgrade your computer with a graphics card that can handle VR, or you’re looking to build a PC on the cheap for gaming at 1080p with a bit of dabbling at 1440p resolutions? That’s the crowd AMD is trying to hit with their new Radeon RX 480, and it manages to do so admirably.

But just like games, you’ll want to make sure you get the best possible deal. So to help you out, here’s a list of some of the cheapest RX 480s in the country.


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