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

Today’s best deals include Pro Midi on iPad, Worms 3 on Android and Take It Modify It Publish It on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


ACORN Is The Australian Government's Reporting Site For Cybercrime

If you’ve been a victim of online crime, ringing the local cops isn’t always going to be the best path. The newly-launched Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) provides a central repository for reporting cybercrimes, and will be used to help identify broader trends.


Lifehacker Awards 2014: Nominate Your Favourite Cloud Computing Provider

Today’s round of Lifehacker Awards 2014 nominations kicks off with an IT pro bent: who is the best cloud computing provider?


Telstra's Freedom Prepaid Plan Now Has More Data (But You Can Still Do Better)

We used to recommend the old version of Telstra’s prepaid Freedom plan as one of the best options for mobile phone users, until a change in the conditions earlier this year eliminated the ability to add extra data without having to pay a king’s ransom. Now Telstra has increased the available data on its Freedom plan, is it worth revisiting?


Prezi Is Testing Its Android App On Australians And New Zealanders

Web-based presentations tool Prezi is rolling out an Android “companion app” that lets you view any presentation created with the service. Right now, the in-beta app is only available to Australian and New Zealand Prezi users.


Australians Addicted To Free Wi-Fi

Australians love us some free Wi-Fi. According to new figures from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), three million Australians made use of public Wi-Fi hotspots for internet access.


Briefly: World's Longest Zipline, Cheap Casio Watch, 50% Off Arctic Travel

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Get $200 off Casio’s limited-edition F1 EFR-537RB-1A wristwatch, the world’s longest zipline roller-coaster launches in Australia, get 50% off Arctic travel.


Hands-On: What Does A $299 Electric Toothbrush Feel Like?

The Oral B Black 7000 is a high-end electric toothbrush designed by Braun that retails for nearly $300 — toothpaste not included. Boasting up to 48,800 rotations per minute (RPM), it promises to remove double the plaque of a manual toothbrush. But is it any better than a $20 electric toothbrush?


eBay Just Ruined Online Shopping By Adding Christmas Carols

One of the worst aspects of Christmas shopping is the insufferably “festive” muzak that blares from every storefront. For some reason, eBay has decided to replicate this unpleasant experience for online shoppers. No really. For a limited time, eBay customers will be able to play soul-sapping Christmas carols directly through the browser. Bah-humbug.


Elevator Pitch: Pop!

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 Chris Koch and Chad Stephens from Pop!.