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Why Does Australia Need Submarines At All?

The Australian government has committed to spending A$50 billion on a fleet of 12 new submarines, contracted to French company DCNS and to be built in South Australia. But how will these submarines meet with Australia’s strategic requirements, particularly beyond 2030, when the first of the new submarines will become operational?


Other For iPhone Quickly Sends Canned Messages To One Other Person

iPhone: If you have one person you tend to message with a lot, Other is a very simple little app that makes sending a canned message to them easier.


Prioritise Your Tasks By Motivation Instead Of Time With Activity Blocks

Loss of motivation can kill your productivity, but if you can switch things up while you work, you’ll keep yourself fresh and focused. Prioritising and scheduling tasks into activity blocks that aren’t constrained by time can help.


Cut The Cord On Your Work Periodically To Avoid Burnout

It’s Sunday morning and you’re relaxing at home. Have you checked your work email today? If so, you’re probably contributing to your own burnout.


Do Sex And Violence Actually Sell?

Sex and violence — simulated or otherwise — are two cornerstones of Western entertainment. However, recent research suggest that the old advertising maxim ‘sex and violence sell’ may actually be bad for business.


16 Tim Ferris Podcasts You Need To Hear

Tim Ferriss is an American entrepreneur, self-help guru and author best known for The 4-Hour Workweek. His hugely popular podcast series has seen some of world’s most famous people reveal the tools, tactics, and tricks that led to their success. Here are 15 of the best; from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s meditation tips to the creator of WordPress’ favourite productivity tools.


Optus Prepaid Customers Can Now Stream Music Quota-Free

If you’re an Optus prepaid customer, there’s no reason to download your Spotify playlists to your phone any more. New and existing prepaid customers on Australia’s second largest mobile network will have uncapped, quota-free streaming of half a dozen different music services including Spotify and Google Play Music.


Australians Should Be Allowed To Circumvent Geoblocking: Productivity Commission

Australian consumers should be allowed to use technologies like VPNs and proxies to defeat the efforts of companies like Netflix and HBO that stop them from accessing digital content libraries from other countries. That’s the thrust of a Productivity Commission draft report into overhauling Australia’s existing copyright laws that has just been released.


The Google Play Store Will Now Let You Know If An App Shows Ads

For a while now, Google’s Play Store has shown if an app contains in-app purchases, so you can better decide if you want to use it. Now, the store will also let you know if an app contains ads.


Avoid Self-Censoring To Keep Your Ideas Flowing

The greatest enemy your ideas have is you. If you’ve ever shown off an idea only to have it shot down, you can easily slip into the habit of self-censoring. Avoid this trap if you want your ideas to flourish.


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