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Why Telstra's Category 9 Mobile Devices Are A Boon For Businesses

Category 9. Sounds more like a typhoon than a mobile technology. Telstra announced today that it’s bringing in Category 9 devices to Australia which will offer a theoretical download speed of 450Mbps on its 4GX network. We breakdown why you and your business should care about this.


Ask LH: Can I Bill My ISP For A Broken Internet Connection?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m currently having internet problems with Optus and the technician is only able to come later next week. As such, I’ll be out of service for around nine days, if not more. (Yeah, yeah: first world problems.) So my question is: am I entitled to get some kind of credit for the time I have “lost” on my contract? Also, if I’m on Optus for my mobile and use it for tethering, should I be able to credit the data usage over this time?


PC Versus Mac: Whoever Wins, We Lose

The release of Windows 10 is imminent, and the hype machine is in full flow. Meanwhile, Apple’s busy beavering away on Mac OS X El Capitan. Queue up the tribal camps for the latest round of Apple vs Microsoft bashing. Here are two cents from someone who has seen it all before…


Lifehacker 101: How To Choose The Right VPN In Australia

Not all virtual private networks (VPNs) are created equal. Some keep logs, some cap your traffic, some don’t work on mobile, some don’t work at all. This is what you need to know about choosing a VPN provider, as well as a few recommendations to get you started.


Briefly: Drone Racing, Bingle Body Hacks, LG UF950T TV Review

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: LG UF950T Ultra HD TV Australian review, first-person-view drone racing, how supermodel Lara Bingle stays fit.


Are We Getting Better At Keeping Spoilers Off The Internet?

Another season of Game Of Thrones has come to an end, but something was different this season. No, not just the concept that it might be a bit tired, or that it might be relying ever more on shock tactics, but in the way that spoilers have spread online.


Here Are The Web's Best Error Screen Games

A common pitfall of internet use is clicking on broken links that lead nowhere. Sometimes dodgy coding is to blame, other times the linked-to webpage or subsite has been removed. Whatever the cause, it can be bloody annoying. Occasionally though, the website in question will take some of the sting out by turning its 404 error page into an interactive experience. Here are 15 of the best; from digital art canvases to full-blown text adventures. (We’ve also included broken links so you can play them yourself.)


Why Disabling IPv6 Won't Speed Up Your Internet Connection

Support for IPv6 is enabled by default in most operating systems, and legend has it that disabling it will increase your internet speed. That’s not really true, and here’s why.


Find Out If You're Getting The NBN Any Time Soon

NBN Co. has published a revised checklist of every community in Australia where the NBN is either up and running or in the process of being built. If you’re still in the dark about NBN services in your suburb, this exhaustive list may provide a modicum of insight.


Viewdns.info Combines Loads Of Internet Troubleshooting Tools Into One Web Page

Web: When you are trying to troubleshoot internet connection issues, knowledge is power. Viewdns.info consolidates 21 different tests on one handy page.


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