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Briefly: Game Of Thrones Primer, 15 Weight-Loss Tricks, Flight MH370's Black Box Discovered?

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Game of Thrones characters and events recap, watch the Godzilla trailer, new evidence uncovered in Flight MH370 search; including a possible black box flight recorder.


Planhacker: All The Samsung Galaxy S5 Contract Deals (Updated)

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 goes on sale on 11 April, and you can place pre-orders from 9am on 27 March. Telstra, Optus, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone are all offering the phone on contract, but who has the best deal? We’ve rounded up all the offers.


Optus Is Selling Contact-Centre-As-A-Service

Yeah, everything is a service these days. Optus has just rolled out a Contact-Centre-As-A-Service.


This Week In Smartphone Software Updates: Telstra, Optus, Vodafone

Wondering when the sweet new versions of Android will land on your device? You’re in luck: each week, Gizmodo Australia will take you through all of the handset updates currently being tested on Australian mobile networks (Optus, Telstra and Vodafone), and tell you when you can expect them on your device.


This Week In Smartphone Software Updates: Telstra, Optus, Vodafone

Wondering when the sweet new versions of Android will land on your device? You’re in luck: each week, Gizmodo Australia will take you through all of the handset updates currently being tested on Australian mobile networks (Optus, Telstra and Vodafone), and tell you when you can expect them on your device.


4G Overload: 2.3Gbps And 89 Devices

A couple of years ago, we wrote about how Optus had set up 4G testing centres to experiment with network performance and throughput. One recent test was particularly impressive, involving a total of 89 devices and generating a total throughput of 2.3 gigabits per second.


Ask LH: Is There A Cheap 4G Plan For Home Mobile Broadband?

Hey Lifehacker, I live in an area with terrible internet connectivity. The available DSL service is horribly slow (ADSL1), there’s no prospect of the NBN around here any time soon, and I have no other options for fast internet. Does anyone offer a 4G/LTE data plan that I could actually use at home if I needed 60GB-100GB for less than $150 a month?


This Week In Smartphone Software Updates: Telstra, Optus, Vodafone

Wondering when the sweet new versions of Android will land on your device? You’re in luck: each week, Gizmodo Australia will take you through all of the handset updates currently being tested on Australian mobile networks (Optus, Telstra and Vodafone), and tell you when you can expect them on your device.


Planhacker: Australian Postpaid 4G Broadband Plans Compared

If you plan to use mobile broadband as your main connection, you’ll generally buy it on contract to score a decent data allowance and you’ll want the fastest speed possible. Vodafone launched new 4G mobile broadband contract plans today, but how do they compare to the existing offers from Telstra, Optus and Virgin Mobile? This Planhacker table rounds them up so you can choose the right one for you.


Briefly: IGEA Savages SA Government, Best Of YouTube 2013, Future Smartphones

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: IGEA hits out at the South Australian government for anti-gamer billboards, the most popular YouTube videos of 2013, the smartphones to watch in 2014.