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ABC iView For Chromecast Working On iOS, Soon For Android

When the Chromecast streaming dongle from Google officially launched in Australia back in May, we were told that apps to enable easy streaming of the ABC’s excellent iView catch-up service was in development. Looks like that development work is almost done.


Ask LH: Why Aren't Our Main Channels HD Yet?

Hey Lifehacker, When will Australian free-to-air channels start using their HD channels as their main channel? I am really sick of watching major sporting events on the main networks channels on SD when they are showing Seinfeld (for example) on the HD channel. It just does not make sense. Any insights?


Top 10 Productivity Tips I Learned From Sesame Street

Theoretically, Sesame Street is a show all about numbers and letters. Growing up, that’s all I figured it was. It strikes me, however, that it’s actually a show with a lot to say about productivity.


FreeviewPlus: Everything You Need To Know

After numerous delays and a lot of confusion, FreeviewPlus finally launches officially in Australia today. Is this Internet-enhanced catch-up service the future of TV viewing, or is it a case of too little too late?


Nick Reboot Streams Old Nickelodeon Shows 24 Hours A Day

If you’re feeling nostalgic for the shows of your childhood, Nick Reboot streams shows such as Rocko’s Modern Life, Are You Afraid of the Dark and Hey Arnold! 24 hours a day, for free. All you need to do is head to the website and start streaming.


Ask LH: Why Is Channel 7 Reception So Bad?

Hi Lifehacker, My TV works fine except for Channel 7 — the signal quality can drop for no apparent reason from 10 to 5 or even 3. This can happen at any time during the day but is most prevalent at night after 5pm. It’s been a real problem ever since we went digital. Any suggestions?


Summing Up Doctor Who In Three Spoiler-Free Words

“Deep Breath”, the first episode of Series 8 of Doctor Who was screened for media and fans in Sydney today, part of a global tour by stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman ahead of the episode’s TV premiere appearance on August 24. As a condition of attending, we needed to sign a non-spoiler agreement. And here’s the thing: no-one in the audience needed to be asked twice.


The Digital Content Guide Is A Pointless Attempt To Combat Piracy

We’re always hearing about how one of the reasons for online piracy is that digital entertainment isn’t available in a cheap, timely and legal fashion. The Digital Content Guide lists the legal options available in Australia. Think that might be helpful? Think again.


Game Of Thrones S4 Is Finally On iTunes In Australia

It was the big Game of Thrones complaint for 2014: you couldn’t buy episodes of Season 4 on iTunes in Australia. Panic no more, Apple lovers: it’s finally available.


Build Your Own Voice Controlled TV Unit With An Android Phone

Taking a little time to be a couch potato is sometimes just what the doctor ordered. If you want to maximise your laziness, this DIY setup from Jayvis Vineet Gonsalves lets you control your TV with your beautiful voice.