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Is It Legal To Doggy-Bag Food At Restaurants?

Is it legal to take that half-eaten meal from your favourite restaurant home with you, a practice also known as “doggy bagging”? Some restaurants have banned this popular custom due to alleged food and health laws. Here are the facts.


Has LinkedIn Helped You Further Your Career?

Social network site for professionals LinkedIn is going gangbusters, recently posting a 33 per cent jump in revenue in its second quarter, exceeding expectations. It is becoming a formidable tool for workers to source news relevant to their professions as well as seek potential job opportunities. We’re interested to hear how LinkedIn has helped you in your professional life.


Optus Lifts Restrictions On Mobile Data Pooling

At Lifehacker, we’ve delved into data sharing plans in the past as it is something telcos are increasingly getting involved with. Previously, Optus only allowed customers to share data across its mobile MyPlan service so pure mobile data plan users were deprived of this privilege. But the telco is now allowing users to share data across tablets, dongles and mobile phones on its Data Pool feature.


Telstra Doubles Data Caps For Netflix-Binging Customers

Good news for video streaming addicts: Telstra has quietly increased data allowances for existing ADSL, ADSL2+, NBN and Cable customers to meet an increase in demand. So how much extra data will customers be getting? That all depends on your plan — with some lucky customers receiving an additional 500GB per month.


Five Steps To Securing Your Business IT Systems

There’s no point investing in hardware if you don’t also have systems in place secure it. We identify the critical tools you’ll need to secure your IT systems.


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

Today’s best deals include Monsters Ate My Condo on Android, Pixl on iOS and DJ Hub on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


How Telstra's Roku Platform Will Transform TV (And Maybe Piracy Too)

What we used to call television is changing before our eyes. Last week, Telstra announced it will shortly introduce a new streaming video set top box. For a number of reasons, this is a very smart move.


Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted Windows 10 buying and installation advice, sleeping tips and a rundown of porn-viewing habits in females. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:


Killer Interview Question: What Is Your Spirit Animal?

Not all interview questions need to be super serious — in past KIQ articles we’ve looked at dealing with time bombs, surviving the zombie apocalypse and the best way to unload a jumbo jet full of jellybeans. Here’s a question in a similarly fun vein from HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes.


Uber And Airbnb: The Storm Behind The Silver Lining

Should we love Uber and Airbnb or protest against them? Depending on who you ask, these peer-to-peer business models are either canny disruptors that empower consumers and bring prices down, or a legally questionable free-for-all that’s in dire need of government regulation. Here’s what one leading economic sociologist thinks.


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