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Ask LH: If I've Dropped My Phone, Does That Void Subsequent Warranty Repairs?

Hey Lifehacker, I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active with a cracked screen and its earphone jack recently broke. I’ve been told that because the screen is broken the warranty is void and they refuse to repair the earphone jack. Is the warranty really void?


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Need For Speed: Most Wanted on Android, Down Among The Dead Men on iOS and Daily Mood on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Weekly Wallpaper: Get Caffeinated With These Coffee Wallpapers

It’s no surprise we’re big fans of a good hot cup of coffee around here, and the truth is coffee is just as beautiful to look at as it is to sip and enjoy. This week, let’s use some screen space to pay homage to our favourite pick-me-up.


Ask LH: Which Paperwork Do I Need To Keep?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m trying to declutter our house and one thing that constantly makes a mess is bills, receipts and bank statements. I’ve gone paperless in most cases, but part of me still feels I need hard copies of certain things. Is there some kind of list I can go by for things I really should keep paper copies of (say for legal or tax reasons)? How long should I keep these things? Will scans of the original do in some cases?


Briefly: Sims 4 Cheats, Spaceship Porn, Runner Breathing Tips

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The biggest illustrated spaceship chart ever, the best cheats for The Sims 4, how to breathe when running.


Ask LH: Can I Use A GPS When I'm On My P-Plates?

Hey Lifehacker, What are the laws in Queensland about using a GPS device while on your P1 licence? I know mobile phones are a definite no-go, but I can’t find anything about GPS.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Rocket Player on Android, Partyrs on iOS, and Fuzzy Boom on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Ask LH: Is There Any Way To Get Lounge Access At Sydney Airport?

Dear Lifehacker, I am about to embark on two overseas trips by the end of the year with my mother and significant other. On both trips, we will have significant waits (roughly 6 hours) in airports in Sydney late at night or in the wee hours of the morning. I’m not flying business class, nor do I have lounge access for Virgin or Qantas. I was wondering if there was a way to gain access to any lounges in Sydney for a one-off fee like you used to be able to do with Virgin, or if we will have to just suck it up out in the terminal?


Briefly: Woolworths Slammed For Safety Breaches, Violent Kids Games, Healthy Desserts

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: ACCC takes action against Woolworths for unsafe products, KFC adds free Foxtel Presto to its Family Burger Box, the violent world of retro family games.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Archos Video Player on Android, Yoritsuki on iPad, and Follow The Paths on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!