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Lifehacker Australia Podcast Episode 2: Facebook 'Friends' And The Hunger Games' Stef Dawson

Season 2, Episode 2 of Static is here: We chat about how many of your Facebook friends are actually friends, why on Earth people line up for stuff (RTX, In-And-Out pop ups), the pros and cons of open plan offices, and you ask us — what’s the nerdiest way to ask someone out on a date? We also chat to Stef Dawson, best known as Annie Cresta from The Hunger Games.


10 Outlook Tricks You Need To Master

Outlook on desktop was starting to look outdated, but the colossus of email clients has found new life on mobile and web — and there’s more to the software than you might think. Whether you use the desktop client every day or have been dabbling in the new apps for iOS and Android, here are our favourite tricks for getting more from Outlook.


11 Essential Tech Skills For Web Developers [Infographic]

The skills you’ll need to land a job as a developer will vary from one place or one position to another. With that said, there are several skills that are common to most web development jobs. Skillcrush shares 11 of them below.


Classic Hacks: Sort A List Randomly In Excel

An oldie but a goodie, this little titbit was much appreciated when it was first posted back in 2012, so I’ve dug it out of the archives to share with a new generation of Excel wizards. While Excel (still) has no way to natively sort a list randomly, it’s a pretty easy process with a few short steps.


Microsoft Changes User Number Requirements For Enterprise Agreement

Microsoft’s Enterprise Agreement currently offers the best value on its software to organisations with at least 250 users. But that is set to change as Microsoft plans to alter its Enterprise Agreement policy so smaller organisations won’t be able to access the discounts anymore. Here are the details.


What Phrases In Job Ads Turn You Off The Most? 

I don’t know about you, but every time I see “fast-paced environment” in a job ad, I think that place might be Wall Street-level intense. Job seekers and former job seekers alike, what are the phrases in job ads that make you most wary?


The Open Plan Office Trap: Why It Pays To Work Alone

There is a prevailing notion that open plan offices foster open communication among staff and make for a livelier workplace. But they are also facing a backlash as people begin to realise their shortcomings. We take a deeper look at the pros and cons of open plan offices and why working alone is underrated.


Learn How To Port Your iOS App To Windows 10

It’s no surprise that Microsoft wants us to create apps that can run on Windows 10. To that end, the company has posted a tutorial for everyone who’s made an iOS app to easily bring it over to Windows 10.


See How Much Unproductive Meetings Actually Cost With This Calculator

A lot of meetings end up being a complete waste of time, but that wasted time also means wasted money. This calculator will show how much an unproductive meeting really costs.


Ask LH: Is My Office's Unfiltered Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Dear Lifehacker, When refilling my water bottle in the office, does it really matter if I use the normal tap or the filtered water tap? I’m assuming the origin of the water is the same.


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