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The Must-Have Phones From Mobile World Congress 2015

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is currently in full swing over in sunny Barcelona. It’s the place where the best up-and-coming smartphones and mobile gadgets are unveiled to the world ahead of their official launch dates. Here’s a look at the current cream of the crop — from HTC’s gunmetal One M9 to Samsung’s all-glass Galaxy S6.


Glutten-Free: Some Spelling Mistakes Are Stupidly Permanent

Online spelling errors are irritating but easily fixed. A mistake on a sign is more expensive and more permanent. Here are three examples — all within a five-minute walk of each other — that show why it’s important to develop the habit of attention to detail whenever you write anything.


Presto Launches Free 30-Day Trial For New Customers

Streaming entertainment service Presto is finally offering a free trial of its full TV and movies subscription bundle. Prospective customers can try out the full Presto package with a free 30 day trial which includes newly added HBO shows such as Rome, Big Love and Hung.


Ask LH: What Can I Do When My Employer Won't Pay My Bonus?

Hi Lifehacker, My employer offered me a bonus on completion of a project, but now that the project is nearly completed, they have reneged on the arrangement. The bonus is mentioned in numerous emails about the project, which has been running for almost two years. Are they obliged to honour the agreement?


Why The Internet Of Things Involves More Than Just Sensors

When the phrase “Internet of things” gets bandied about, it’s usually taken to refer to collecting data from sensors, whether those are on consumer devices like fridges or workplace devices like temperature controls. But is that too limited a view to adopt?


How Eye Tracking Will Change The Way We Use Computers

Eye tracking devices sound a lot more like expensive pieces of scientific research equipment than joysticks — yet if the latest announcements about the latest Assassin’s Creed game are anything to go by, eye tracking will become a commonplace feature of how we interact with computers, and particularly games.


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

Today’s best deals include Blood Bowl on Android, Sydney Travel Guide on iOS and geoDefense Swarm on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


The BlackBerry Experience Suite Is BlackBerry's Play For Android And iOS Users

BlackBerry has long been arguing its future will rely on the ability to manage multiple mobile devices, rather than simply selling handsets. Its newly-announced BlackBerry Experience Suite plays into that story by offering an integrated “desktop” of services for Android, iOS and Windows users.


Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted . Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:


Cloud Patches: Google Status Dashboard, Docker On Azure

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