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Briefly: Woolworths Slammed For Safety Breaches, Violent Kids Games, Healthy Desserts

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: ACCC takes action against Woolworths for unsafe products, KFC adds free Foxtel Presto to its Family Burger Box, the violent world of retro family games.


10 Animated Movies To Watch With Your Kids These School Holidays

If your rugrats are anything like mine, you’re probably sick to death of Frozen by now. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a wonderful movie filled with likeable characters, a positive take-home message and effortlessly catchy songs. But the magic starts to wear a bit thin after the two-hundredth viewing. With Term 3 school holidays about to kick off, things are about to get even worse. Luckily, Lifehacker’s resident cartoon geek is here to help…


Why Australia's Museums Must Get Better At Digital Archiving

Australian’s museums, galleries and other cultural institutions must adopt more of a digital strategy with their collections if they are to remain relevant with audiences. Only about a quarter of the collections held by the sector have been digitised so far and a study out this week says more needs to be done to protect and preserve the material, and make it available to people online.


Which Phone Companies And ISPs Had The Most Complaints?

Annual figures for complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) show that the number of complaints were down, but almost 140,000 of us still had problems bad enough to make involving the TIO necessary. Which providers received the most complaints?


Ask LH: Which Laptop Should I Buy For University?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m going to university next year, and I was wondering if you have any recommendations for what sort of laptop/hard drive/specs combo I should get? I currently have a school-issue HP ProBook 4230, and I am very keen to get rid of it.


Mobile Phone Plans Are Still Way Too Hard To Compare

Anyone who wanted to pre-order an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus ahead of last week’s launch didn’t just have to grapple with sites that constantly crashed, a shortage of models and a sense of unhelpful panic. They also had to deal with phone plans that are confusing, inconsistent and constantly changing.


How To Smoothly Automate Business Accounting With Technology

Accounting software doesn’t get anyone drooling with anticipation, so any automation that can be bought to the process is welcome. Here are some tips to make that journey to automating the process either.


60 Aussies Complained To The TIO About $10,000+ Excess Data Bills

The good news? Overall complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) have fallen over the past year. The bad news? Too many people are still being shafted for excess data charges.


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

Today’s best deals include Archos Video Player on Android, Yoritsuki on iPad, and Follow The Paths on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Dynamics CRM 2015 Will Be Out Before 2015

The next version of Dynamics CRM 2015 will come out before the end of the year, Microsoft announced this week. The update, codenamed “Vega”, promises further integration with Office 365.