Australian Stories

Briefly: $300,000 Free Range Egg Fine, iPhone 6 Meets Angle Grinder

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including a free-range egg provider copping a $300,000 fine and a company paying $10,200 for using the wrong mailing list. Plus: attacking the iPhone 6 with an angle grinder. Yeah.

Telstra Has Killed CAPTCHA, Now Everyone Else Must Follow

Last December, Telstra promised to get rid of all CAPTCHA verification from its site by 30 September, 2014. Today, it announced it had reached that goal. This is a worthy achievement which every other CAPTCHA-deploying site must emulate.

Elevator Pitch: Shopnate

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 founder Adam Hackney from Shopnate.

Ask LH: When Can I Claim Work Travel Expenses Against Tax?

Hey Lifehacker, I work as a casual sales assistant at a retail store. Sometimes I get a shift at other stores in different suburbs that aren’t my home store. Would I be able to claim a tax deduction for travel when that happens?

Who Is Signing Up NBN Customers The Fastest?

It’s not clear for many of us when (if ever) the National Broadband Network (NBN) will ever arrive. But for people who can already connect to the high-speed fibre network, which providers are they actually choosing?

A Developer's Guide To Monetising Your App

Dominic Williamson is an app developer who began his career as a psychology student with no prior coding experience. Within six months of changing to an IT degree, he had produced one of the most successful fitness apps on Microsoft’s Windows Phone Store, the Gym Pocket Guide. Here are some tips from Dominic that will help budding app developers make actual real money from their apps.

The $199 Windows 8.1 Tablet

At its Build developer conference earlier this year, Microsoft said it would be offering $0 copies of Windows 8.1 to hardware manufacturers to encourage them to build ultra-cheap Windows tablets. The first of those we’ve encountered has an Australian release date scheduled, and a bargain price: $199.

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

Today’s best deals include Osmos HD on Android, Loop on iPad and Jigsaw Puzzle on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

Rogue Big Data Projects Probably Aren't Big Enough

Because big data implementations are often marketing-focused, they can emerge as “rogue” projects that aren’t centrally managed by IT. Not only does that pose a security risk, it also means that the projects aren’t likely to be drawing on a broad enough range of data to enable unusual insights.

Ask LH: How Can I Find Out Which Carriers Have iPhone 6 Stock?

Hey Lifehacker, Is there an easy way to check iPhone 6 availability by carrier?