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Everywhere In Australia Opening Early To Sell You An iPhone 6 Or iPhone 6 Plus

If you want an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and haven’t already pre-ordered one, the only way to get your hands on one on launch day, Friday 19 September, will be to hit an Apple store or a phone retailer. Here’s a complete list and map of all the stores that are opening early to sell the device.


How To Use All Of Messages' New Features In iOS 8

One of the surprising overhauls in iOS 8 is Messages. Apple changed a lot of stuff and added some new features to Messages that make it much more pleasant to use. Here’s everything you need to know.


Turn A Deaf Ear To Silly Remarks To Avoid Damaging Relationships

We’ve all had our fair share of less than remarkable comments. The Fast Track tells us to learn how to respond to these situations in a way that avoids damaging relationships.


Which Phone Companies And ISPs Had The Most Complaints?

Annual figures for complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) show that the number of complaints were down, but almost 140,000 of us still had problems bad enough to make involving the TIO necessary. Which providers received the most complaints?


Mobile Phone Plans Are Still Way Too Hard To Compare

Anyone who wanted to pre-order an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus ahead of last week’s launch didn’t just have to grapple with sites that constantly crashed, a shortage of models and a sense of unhelpful panic. They also had to deal with phone plans that are confusing, inconsistent and constantly changing.


60 Aussies Complained To The TIO About $10,000+ Excess Data Bills

The good news? Overall complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) have fallen over the past year. The bad news? Too many people are still being shafted for excess data charges.


Do You Still Jailbreak Your iPhone?

Jailbreaking iPhones has been a popular route for people trying to get more out of their iOS devices for a long while. However, Apple keeps adding features previous only available to jailbreakers to iOS when new versions emerge. So we want to know: do you still care about jailbreaking?


Ask LH: Should I Get A Smartphone With A Large Screen?

Dear Lifehacker, I can’t decide between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. What are the actual benefits of that large screen on the Plus? It almost looks too big to use with one hand.


How To Say No To Anyone (Even A Good Friend)

Sometimes the hardest part of talking with people you care about is saying no. They might need a favour or a loan or just a ride, but you can’t always be available to help everyone. Here’s what I’ve learned from my experience about how to say no to even a good friend.


These Are The 39 Phone Companies And ISPs ACMA Has Formally Warned

One of the jobs of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is to track whether phone companies and internet service providers are meeting regulatory requirements. Today, it announced it had issued formal warnings to 39 providers for not meeting basic requirements around paperwork and customer information. That would make us cautious about using any of them.