Telstra Is Bundling Stan And Presto For New Home Broadband Customers

Bundling streaming TV services is 2015’s most common strategy by telcos to try and attract new customers. The latest version? Telstra is offering a six-month subscription to both Presto and Stan for new customers on its home broadband services.


Ask For Clarification To Buy Time When Asked On-The-Spot Questions

Most people sound flustered or uninformed when asked an unexpected question. To avoid giving the wrong impression or putting your foot in your mouth, buy some time by asking for clarification.


Google Hangouts For Chrome Updated With A New Look

Windows/Mac: Google updated the Hangouts Chrome app today with a brand-new design that makes it a lot more appealing to use. The updated app looks a lot like the Android and iOS versions of Hangouts.


Stop Looking Around The Room To Engage In More Effective Conversation

When you’re at a social event, there’s a lot going on and plenty of reason to scan the room. If you want to have an engaging conversation with the person you’re talking to, though, stop scoping the place out for something more interesting.


Ask LH: How Can I Improve My Indoor Phone Reception?

Dear Lifehacker, Using my mobile, I have 3-bar service in my workshop until I close the doors, then there is none. Is there a cheaper way of dragging a bit of signal through the tin wall other than the expensive extender option? Would a passive repeater system work? Any thoughts?


Telstra Says Everyone's Broadband Data Limits Will Have Been Increased By July

Back in March, Telstra announced that it was going to increase the data allocations for its existing fixed line broadband customers, but said the process would take “several months”. Telstra now says that those increases will all be in place by July.


Draft Your Presentation Before Making Slides For A Clearer Message

When you’re building a presentation, you may be tempted to dive right into making the slides. Instead, take the time to draft it as an outline first. You may know your material, but the outline helps you focus on the important points without getting carried away.


TPG's New Mobile Plan Offers 6GB Of Data For $45

TPG has just updated its mobile plans, with a $45 a month no-contract plan that includes unlimited calls and texts to Australians numbers and 6GB of data. How does that stack up against its competition?


Mine Your Social Media To Build Important Timelines

Social media is great for keeping in touch with friends and family, but it can also act as a useful memory aid if you need to sort out when events happened in a timeline.


Ask LH: Why Can't Cable Internet Be Connected To My Building?

Hi Lifehacker, We’ve just moved into our first house and I was excited to find that Optus cable internet was available. The technician came out but then said it wasn’t possible to connect us because we are the back house of the section. Have I been fobbed off or is there a legitimate issue with connecting cable through a section if it wasn’t done at the time of building?