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

Today’s best deals include Twitch on Android, Colors on iOS and Battleship 3D War Game on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


'Mean Time Before CEO Apologises' Is The Ultimate Security Metric

There are lots of metrics for measuring security readiness and response, but we think this one’s hard to beat: the time between when a security incident occurs at a major company and when the CEO is forced to make a grovelling public apology.


Telstra Says Everyone's Broadband Data Limits Will Have Been Increased By July

Back in March, Telstra announced that it was going to increase the data allocations for its existing fixed line broadband customers, but said the process would take “several months”. Telstra now says that those increases will all be in place by July.


Outlook.com Adds Clutter Clean-Up Tool, Add-Ins

Microsoft seems very keen on its Clutter tool for automatically filing email right now. Not only is it being added to Office 365, a version of it is also being incorporated into its free Outlook.com web-based email service.


Briefly: Airbag Car Recall Hits Australia, Dinklage+Game Of Thrones+Coldplay

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including a global recall of cars due to faulty airbags and Peter Dinklage getting musical with Coldplay.


Ask LH: What Should I Look Out For When Buying A USB Charger?

Hey Lifehacker, With all the discussion recently about the pitfalls of buying cheap micro-USB wall chargers off eBay or from markets, what is the best way to buy a fast charging but safe charger, without paying a fortune for it?


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

Today’s best deals include Voice Chat on Windows Phone, Momento on iOS and Layout from Instagram on Android. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Why We Should Be Teaching Kids To Code

Bill Shorten’s recent announcement that, if elected, a Labor Government would “ensure that computer coding is taught in every primary and secondary school in Australia” has brought attention to an increasing world trend.


Kogan Is Selling A $359 Windows Laptop

Netbooks might be a long-forgotten trend in our tablet-centric world, but there’s still a place for a device with a keyboard that can run standard Windows apps. Kogan’s new Atlas Laptop has somewhat basic specifications, but a basic price too: $359 (plus $19 for delivery).


TPG's New Mobile Plan Offers 6GB Of Data For $45

TPG has just updated its mobile plans, with a $45 a month no-contract plan that includes unlimited calls and texts to Australians numbers and 6GB of data. How does that stack up against its competition?