Australian Stories

Don't Hold On To An Unhealthy Relationship (With Your Printer)

When you think about your printer, what word comes to mind?

If it’s the opposite of “efficient” (inadequate, incapable, incompetent, in my nightmares) — you really need to meet Max .

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

Today’s best deals include Call of Duty: Strike Team on iOS, LIMBO on Android and Fight Legend on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

ACCC Busts 'Aussie Beer', Actually Made In China

Country of origin labelling is a hot topic in Australia right now, but the consumer regulator isn’t entirely without teeth in this area. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has fined one manufacturer $10,200 for selling ‘Aussie Beer’ in a green and gold box that was actually made in China.

Still No Date Set For Office 365 Hosting In Australia

Last year, Microsoft announced plans to host Office 365 and Dynamics CRM in its new Australian Azure data centres, providing a potential performance boost for business customers. At the time Microsoft said it hoped that would have happened by March 2015. So what happened?

How To Set Up Your Workplace For Maximum Efficiency And Comfort

Want to become more efficient at work? Organising your office and your technology for maximum efficiency makes a big difference. Here are the steps you need to take.

Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

Netflix finally launched in Australia and readers wanted to know everything about it, from the pricing to the range of movies to how to tweak it. And then you all wanted to have sex in the shower, apparently. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

Cloud Patches: Azure App Service, Google Cloud Launcher

The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

Telstra's New Data-Enhanced Mobile Plans: How Much More Do They Offer And Are They Now Competitive?

The biggest complaint about Telstra’s mobile plans is that they have high monthly fees and relatively stingy data allowances. Does a new revamp with extra data make them more competitive? Planhacker investigates.

Why We Have To Learn To Live With Uncertainty

Experiments dating back to the 1960s show people have less of a reaction to viewing an unpleasant image or experiencing an electric shock when they know it’s coming than when they’re not expecting it. That’s because uncertainty, a long-known cause of anxiety, makes it difficult to prepare for events or to control them.

Perfect Your 'Splash' Photography With An Arduino

Fancy electronics can make taking great photos easier, but no all of us have the cash to purchase everything we need. However, if you have some time on your hands and a knack for building, you can master “splash” shots, like the one above, with a DIY rig comprised of wood, a solenoid and an Arduino Uno.