smartphones

Ask LH: Can I Store All My Music In The Cloud And Play It From My Phone?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m a Spotify premium user but I’m starting to think that I might stop my subscription since I keep listening to the same music I already own. Do you know how I can upload my music (about 80GB) to Google Drive and access it from my phone or desktop?


Despite iPhone 6 Success, It's Still An Android World

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was its most successful launch on record. However, figures from Gartner suggest that in the July-September 2014 time period, Android devices sold more than six times as much worldwide.


The Average Aussie Uses 650MB Of Data On Their Phone Every Month

New figures from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) show that the average Australian uses 650MB of data each month. That serves as a reminder that if your mobile plan offers less than 1GB, you’re likely to end up paying too much.


Optus' New Mobile Insurance Offer: Pros And Cons

Optus has revamped its insurance offering, replacing what was previously a messy system with a flat-rate $13 a month deal — but there are still some catches. Here’s what you need to know.


Ask LH: Can I Switch My Phone To Another Network?

Dear Lifehacker, Last year, I received a Samsung Galaxy smartphone while on a Telstra contract. My question is, can I use it with an Optus SIM card, or do I have to buy a completely new phone?


Lifehacker Awards 2014: Nominate Your Favourite Smartphone

2014 is almost over, and that means it’s time for the 2014 Lifehacker Awards! Throughout this week, we’ll be asking readers for nominations from readers across 10 categories to help build our shortlists, with voting kicking off next week. The first category we’re looking at: smartphones.


Boost Mobile Is Selling A 5-Inch Android Phone For $99

As Christmas approaches, we’re seeing a glut of sub-$100 Android phones. Vodafone rolled out a $99 model from Huawei last week, and now Telstra-owned Boost Mobile is selling a similar Alcatel OneTouch model for $99.


Note 4 Roadtrip: How To Work Using Only A Smartphone

So I spent the whole of last week travelling around Australia on the Note 4 Roadtrip, seeing if I could do my job using only a smartphone. What lessons did I learn and how can you adapt those strategies?


Note 4 Roadtrip: 10 Random Things I Learned

On Monday, I’ll do a detailed roundup of what I learned during the Note 4 Roadtrip, and the tips every business traveller can glean from the experience. Meanwhile, here are 10 random things I discovered along the way.


Note 4 Roadtrip: Getting Into Gear S

My main working device during the Note 4 Roadtrip challenge is (obviously) the Note 4, but I also have a Gear S smartwatch strapped to my wrist. Its big achievement for the week? Turning me into the kind of person who worries about my daily step count.