Telstra's Freedom Prepaid Plan Now Has More Data (But You Can Still Do Better)

We used to recommend the old version of Telstra’s prepaid Freedom plan as one of the best options for mobile phone users, until a change in the conditions earlier this year eliminated the ability to add extra data without having to pay a king’s ransom. Now Telstra has increased the available data on its Freedom plan, is it worth revisiting?


Facebook Launches Privacy Basics To Help You Learn How It Uses Your Data

Facebook has announced that it plans to update its terms of use and privacy policies at the start of next year. Coinciding with this change, the company has introduced Privacy Basics to help you understand how to stay private on the site and how Facebook uses your data.


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?


Start Difficult Emails Off Right With These Templates

It can be tough putting together the perfect cover letter or following up on a job interview in the right way. Forbes has 27 pre-written email scripts to start you off on the right track. All you have to do is personalise it and fill in the details.



How To Prevent People From Knowing When You've Seen A Message In Apps

It seems like every messaging app these days, from iMessage to Facebook, insists on sending “read receipts” letting people know that you’ve seen their messages. This can be annoying. Here’s how to turn off the feature in some of the most popular apps.


Get Lollipop's Incoming Call Banner On KitKat And Earlier Versions Of Android

Android: Lollipop’s new incoming call banner slides in from the top of the screen when you get a call, instead of kicking the current app to the background. You can get it now, even without Lollipop.


What 'Nobody Has Lost Their Job' Actually Means

In Question Time at Parliament today, Government senate leader Senator Eric Abetz was asked if the government would apologise for imposing cuts on the ABC that will result in 400 people losing their jobs, thereby breaking an entirely unambiguous pre-election promise that no cuts will be made. His response? “Nobody has lost their job.” Huh?


Should I Use 'Towards' Or 'Toward'?

Peter from Business Insider popped his head over the partition the other day and asked if towards or toward was correct in a headline. I instinctively answered “towards”, but then realised I couldn’t offer a full explanation for my reasoning. Time to head to the dictionary.


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.