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Australia's Smartest Entrepreneurs Explain How To Streamline Your Business

How can you make your business more efficient? Here’s what successful entrepreneurs advise.


Ask LH: Should I Get A Smartphone With A Large Screen?

Dear Lifehacker, I can’t decide between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. What are the actual benefits of that large screen on the Plus? It almost looks too big to use with one hand.


How To Fix Google+ Integration In iOS Apps

A change in policy from Apple has caused problems for developers who want to integrate Google+ into their iOS apps. Here’s how to work around that.


Briefly: 'Morning After' Recovery Hacks, Best Coding Sites, $15 Tiger Flights

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Why Microsoft spent $2.5 billion on the makers of Minecraft, how to bounce back from an all-nighter, six inspiring websites that teach you to code.


These Are The 39 Phone Companies And ISPs ACMA Has Formally Warned

One of the jobs of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is to track whether phone companies and internet service providers are meeting regulatory requirements. Today, it announced it had issued formal warnings to 39 providers for not meeting basic requirements around paperwork and customer information. That would make us cautious about using any of them.


Synology DiskStation Manager Adds OneDrive And Azure Support

NAS developer Synology is updating its DiskStation Manager (DSM) NAS server management software to enhance its cloud backup capabilities. Version 5.1 of DSM will incorporate the ability to sync to Microsoft’s Azure cloud services and OneDrive cloud storage.


Why Moving Community TV Online Is A Bad Idea

Last week, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed that community television broadcasts will be pushed online at the end of 2015. Turnbull’s announcement came as a surprise to many of those working in community television, so what’s the likely impact of this transition on the industry?


Elevator Pitch: Bee

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 founder Basil Shkara from Bee.


Ask LH: Is The Nexus 5's Camera A Deal-Breaker?

Hey Lifehacker, My sister needs a new smartphone. I think the Nexus 5 is the best spec phone for a very reasonable price, but she wants a phone that has a really good camera for taking impromptu photos or videos when she does not have her actual camera with her. How much has the Nexus 5 camera improved since the initial problems and updates? Or should she just switch to the dark side and be ripped off by Apple for the sake of a decent camera? Any thoughts?


All The Animals In The Azure Australia Assembly

Microsoft’s Azure general manager Steven Martin swept through Australia yesterday and took time to brief media on the company’s local Azure plans. No further word on when the Sydney and Melbourne locations will finally open, but we did discover a surprising amount about the different animals you can reference when discussing Azure.