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Optus Prepaid Customers Can Now Stream Music Quota-Free

If you’re an Optus prepaid customer, there’s no reason to download your Spotify playlists to your phone any more. New and existing prepaid customers on Australia’s second largest mobile network will have uncapped, quota-free streaming of half a dozen different music services including Spotify and Google Play Music.


Firefox's Days On OS X Mountain Lion (And Older) Are Numbered

Nothing lasts forever, including browser support and operating systems. Apple has already kicked OS X versions 10.8, 10.7 and 10.6 to the curb and in August this year, Firefox on these platforms will also be given its marching orders by Mozilla.


Dealhacker: 50% Off Rocket League

Take it from us: Rocket League is a bit of alright. The PC and PS4 soccer-car title is about as addictive as multiplayer games get and if you’ve been waiting to give it a go, now’s your chance.


Australians Should Be Allowed To Circumvent Geoblocking: Productivity Commission

Australian consumers should be allowed to use technologies like VPNs and proxies to defeat the efforts of companies like Netflix and HBO that stop them from accessing digital content libraries from other countries. That’s the thrust of a Productivity Commission draft report into overhauling Australia’s existing copyright laws that has just been released.


Dealhacker: The Top 50 DVDs And Blu-rays From JB Hi-Fi's Epic Movie Sale

When it comes to movies and TV shows, physical media is definitely on its last legs. For traditionalists, this just means that prices have never been better! JB Hi-Fi is in the midst of a massive clearance sale with more than 350 DVDs and Blu-rays going for under $10. Here are 50 hand-picked titles that everybody should have in their collection. To make life easy, we’ve also included links to each deal.


Here's Everything Coming To Netflix, Stan And Foxtel This May

While neither Stan nor the Australian Netflix library has anything near the range of US streaming services, every month we get just a little more. Foxtel is also adding a number of hugely popular titles to their Anytime on-demand streaming. Read on to see all the content that will be added to their libraries during the month of May.


Video Briefly: Snowden's Latest Leak, The Killing Joke, Puppet Drummer

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Whistleblower Edward Snowden now has a music video, trailer for the highly anticipated animated movie The Killing Joke and a puppet rocks out on a canned soup drum kit.


How To Outsource A Game Of Thrones-Themed 'Date Night': The Finale

Last week, I recruited somebody from Airtasker to help me arrange a romantic Game Of Thrones-themed date night. I was apprehensive about letting a stranger into my home and I really didn’t know what to expect. Here’s how the night went down.


Brain Tester: Can You Solve These 21 Fiendish Puzzles?

Puzzles of logic are one of the best ways to measure your intelligence, quick wits and ability to think outside the box. The following selection of riddles, brain-teasers and numeric sequences are designed to separate the deep thinkers from the dunces. They start off easy and get progressively harder — best grab a pen and paper!


Gumtree Confirms Its Website Was Hacked, Customer Accounts Compromised

Online classifieds website Gumtree has been hacked. The incident occurred over the long weekend and attackers were able to access some user information. Here’s what we know so far.


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