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Dick Smith Deals Of The Week

Sure, there’s some great gadget discounts for Father’s Day in this week’s list — but at these prices, you’d be forgiven for picking up a little something for yourself. $50 off iPads over $500, 15 per cent off GoPro cameras and more…


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

Today’s best deals include Google News & Weather on Android, Checkmark 2 on iOS and NRL 2014 on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Dealhacker: Get A Soniq 55-Inch Smart LED TV For $699

Just when we thought HD TVs couldn’t get any cheaper, Soniq has slashed the price of its 55” Smart LED TV to just $699. The model runs on Android’s Smart TV Cinavision platform and comes with inbuilt Wi-Fi, three USB ports and a native resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Not too shabby!


ACCC Takes Valve To Court For Its Stance On Refunds

We’ve talked before about how Valve is obliged to provide refunds for non-functioning games purchased on Steam under Australian consumer law, but actually getting the company to cough up has proved difficult for buyers. That might become a little easier with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) taking Valve to court over its stance.


All The Ways You Can Add Special Characters In Google Drive

Need to type a special character (such as a symbol or something from a non-Latin alphabet) in a Google Drive document? Turns out there are several ways to do that.


Ask LH: How Can Qantas Frequent Flyer Be Profitable?

Hi Lifehacker, Reading the doom and gloom financial results from Qantas this week, I notice that its frequent flyer program is a star performer showing a profit of $286 million. How can a frequent flyer program be profitable? I would have thought it would be a liability on an airline’s balance sheet as it is points or flights that are owed to a program member. What gives?


OneDrive Android App Can Switch Between Personal And Business Accounts

Android: Microsoft has updated its Android app for OneDrive. The biggest change? You can now switch between individual and OneDrive for Business accounts from within the app with a simple swipe.


Pro-Rider Tips For How To Avoid Saddle Sores

Saddle sores are something of a taboo subject among cyclists but they can be very serious. They’re basically inflamed hair follicles that can become infected and develop into an abscess.


Briefly: Deadly Toys, Netflix Hurdles, Classification Changes

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 10 incredibly dangerous banned toys, the two major hurdles facing Netflix in the local market, Australian Classification Act gets a major amendment.