Consumer watchdog Choice has sent a "super complaint" to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) about the airline sector which it accuses of dodging myriad consumer laws - especially when it comes to the terms and conditions for online bookings. Here are five ways Aussie airlines currently mislead and rip off customers, as outlined by Choice.
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The Android-iOS conflict has been raging ever since both mobile operating systems entered the marketplace. For the most part, Apple has been on the winning side of the debate, both in terms of critical acclaim and sales. Then Google released the Pixel XL.
I've been using Google's flagship smartphone for a few weeks now, and it’s been highlighting the iPhone's glaringly lacking key features. Here are eight ways the Pixel XL trumps Apple's competitor.
A video of a man punching a kangaroo has gone viral. To be fair, the bloke was trying to save his dog, but considering the RSPCA is investigating the matter, we can only assume people raised concerns about animal cruelty. Which begs the question: is it legal to punch a kangaroo, even if it’s in self-defence? Read on to find out.
The Victorian government recently released a list of baby names that are prohibited under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996. Apparently, there has been a spate of requests for unusual baby names over the past year, prompting the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages to launch an educational campaign for expecting parents. Most of the names on the ban list are also prohibited in other Australian states and territories. Here's the full list...
iiNet has shut down its Sydney office and most of the staff have been made redundant. The Internet service provider (ISP) was acquired by TPG over a year ago. Here are the details.
Work is becoming a lifestyle with a lot of young professionals.
With more people taking work home, telecommuting, contracting and travelling, they want laptops that can be used for both business and pleasure. Why switch machines when you can have something that is easily portable for work but still powerful enough to game and watch streamed videos in HD?
Fortunately, the industry is listening. Whether you like to play games or simply hitting the 'play' button on your screen — there will be something here for you.
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 December.
After teasing us with some hidden games, Facebook has now launched its full-blown gaming feature for its Messenger platform. You can now play a bunch of games through Facebook Messenger in a browser on desktop or in the mobile app. Here's the list of games, what devices they're compatible with and how you can start playing them now.
Offline viewing. It's something millions of Netflix fans have been clamoring for ever since the DVD mailing company ventured into online streaming back in 2007. Almost ten years later, the big wigs in Los Gatos, California have finally heard us.
Today, Netflix customers will be able to download select movies and TV shows in addition to streaming over the internet. The feature is available worldwide and comes at no extra cost. This is a huge selling point that previously didn't exist in the market. Once again, the VOD landscape has changed and Netflix's rivals will be forced to follow suit - or else.
It is now officially against the law for provisional licence holders in NSW to use their phones in any way while driving. If you get caught using a voice-activated GPS app while behind the wheel - even if your phone is secured to a hands-free cradle - you will be suspended from driving for three months. Here are the details.
One of the great things about Google Chrome is that it offers thousands of third-party extensions that developers have come up with to add features, boost performance, and fix problems. Here are 17 Chrome extensions that we'd have a difficult time living without.
"Does KFC home deliver?" "Does McDonald's home deliver?" "Do Subway home deliver?"
Admit it: you've probably asked yourself one of the above questions while lounging at home on a Saturday night. We all have. Sometimes you get a craving for a specific fast food but lack the energy/wherewithal/sobriety to get in your car and head to the drive-thru. The good news is that a lot of Australia's favourite fast food restaurants will deliver straight to your doorstep - they just don't heavily advertise it.
A company called DroneShield recently released an 'anti-drone' gun (pictured above) that is designed to interfere with a drone's signal and force it to land. For those who value their privacy and hate the idea of drones snooping on their property, this is an alluring proposition. But is it legal to shoot a drone down if it's on your own land and no projectiles are used? Let's find out.
Dear Lifehacker, what is the release date for Game Of Thrones Season 7 in Australia? I've heard rumours of production delays and a lower episode count, but haven't been able to find a concrete answer. Will it start sometime in April, or do we have to wait even longer? Also, does Foxtel still have the rights or can I actually avoid pirating the show for once?