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- The Beginner's Guide To Picking The Perfect Bicycle
- Do Australians Even Care About FTTP Vs FTTN For The NBN?
- What Work Expenses Are The ATO Targeting This Year?
- 40 Mouth-Watering American Burger Recipes For Your BBQ
- Is It Legal To Raise Or Lower Your Car?
- The New, Unofficial Dress Code For Corporate Australia
Since the National Broadband Network (NBN) was first announced, it has stirred up debate among politicians, technology experts and the specialist press about which technologies will best serve the nation. Should we (allegedly) spend more tax payers’ dollars for a superior fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) model that will pay off in the future? Should we stick to the fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) approach doggedly pushed by our current government? Or is something in-between required? It seems illogical to be opposed to the “best” technology, but most Australians — the very people the NBN is being built for — simply don’t care.
Each financial year, the Australian Taxation Office pays special attention to certain work expenses as it attempts to flush out people deliberately rorting the system. In 2015, the ATO adopted a broad targeting strategy to ensure deductions were appropriate. This year, it’s going after particular work expenses — and you’re probably claiming at least one of them.
The Cheese And Burger Society is a Wisconsin-based gourmet collective dedicated to US-style cheese burgers. Over the years, the society has hand-crafted 40 burgers that it considers the tastiest ever created: from the “Casanova” (Swiss cheese, beef patty, ham, sautéed mushrooms, Dijon mustard and mayonnaise on a potato roll) to the “Waldorf” (blue cheese, beef patty, toasted walnuts, dried tart cherries, curly endive, sliced red onions and mustard on a rustic Italian roll.) Be warned — if you currently have an empty stomach, the accompanying photos will make you homicidally “hangry”.
From speedy sports cars to formidable four-wheel drives (4WDs), there are many reasons why vehicle owners are compelled to make modifications to their rides. But it’s not a free for all; unlike the US where vehicle modification laws are more lax, Australia is fairly strict and navigating all the rules and regulations in this area can be challenging. Which is why Lifehacker Australia will attempt to demystify the laws surrounding vehicle modifications over the next few weeks. Today, we will look at the legalities around raising or lowering your automobile.
The relaxing of dress codes at professional services companies, which have long been considered one the most grey and traditional sectors, isn’t a green light to swap the suit for jeans. A formal black t-shirt might work for a startup but the services sector is still dressing up even if the trend is to drop formal rules. The latest to
Doing your own taxes has never been easier, with the ATO’s Online Tax Return taking less than 15 minutes to complete on average. However, it’s important to know how expenses work and what can and can’t be claimed prior to filing your tax return. This multiple-choice questionnaire from the Australian Taxation Office is designed to test your knowledge on the subject. How many did you get right?
The Windows registry is a sprawling, usually impenetrable settings file covering just about every aspect of the operating system and applications running on a computer. A lot of these settings are hidden from the user, but if you know what you’re doing, you can don your tweaking and customise Windows in a variety of ways. Here’s how to get started.
iOS updates aren’t as exciting as they used to be, so the best stuff is often the little features that slip through the keynote cracks but make your iPhone or iPad work much better. Case in point, some of the hidden stuff in early iOS 10 betas is way more exciting than what Apple actually announced this week.