Why Creative Conflict Can Be A Good Thing

We have a natural urge to make things more comfortable for ourselves. And as we get older, we apply that to the people around us — why spend time with people we disagree with? Or frustrate us? But creative work is a boiling cauldron of personality and methods, and if you achieve the right mix, it might not be the best idea to mess with the formula.


Help Yourself Remember Someone's Name By Introducing Them To Others

Remembering people’s names when you’ve just met them is tough, but it’s one of the most important parts of networking. If you’re in an environment where you know others, introducing the person you just met can help you solidify their name.


NBN Co Will Start Offering Cable Broadband In 2016

A key element of the multi-technology mix (MTM) approach to the National Broadband Network is making use of the existing pay TV cable (HFC) network. With the agreements to acquire those networks from Telstra and Optus finalised earlier this week, NBN Co has now set a somewhat firmer timetable for when it will start offering services on that network.


Amaysim Will Finally Go 4G In 2015

Amaysim is one of the most popular prepaid carriers for Lifehacker readers, but there has always been one big complaint: it uses Optus’ older 3G network. That’s all set to change around April next year, when Amaysim finally introduces 4G plans.


Ask Two Irrational Questions To Persuade People To Do What You Want

Persuading someone to do what you want isn’t easy. Writer Daniel Pink points out that the real trick is to get someone to articulate their own reasons for doing something. One way to do that is to ask a couple of irrational questions.


Group Text+ And Email+ Make Group Conversations Easy And Quick

iOS: Sending a group message, whether it’s over email or text message, is never particularly easy. Group Text+ and Email+ aim to make the process a bit easier and more simplified.


Use Empathy To Learn From Your Critics (And Make Them Go Away)

Criticism can be tough to handle. Instead of fuelling the fire with an argument, focus on learning from your critics and using empathy to take the edge off a critique.


Ask LH: What Does A Local Call Cost From An Australian Public Payphone?

Hi Lifehacker, There are relatively few public phones these days, though there are some in prominent locations, like the ones at Flinders Street station in Melbourne. There is a long notice telling you to please insert coins and that no change will be given — but nowhere does it tell you how much to put in for a local call. This secret would be of great value to locals and tourists who need to make a call. Any insights?


A Guide To Talking With Your Hands Without Being Annoying

Some people have a natural tendency to talk with their hands. This will either come off as really passionate and expressive, or really annoying. If you talk with your hands, you should do so without being annoying. This video shows you how.


Skype Is Readying A Real-Time Translation Feature

Windows: Skype has previewed a real-time translating feature that lets you communicate directly with people in other languages.