ALDI Mobile Is Slightly Increasing Its Data Allowances

The history of ALDI Mobile has been one in which data allowances for customers have been steadily reduced. So we’re somewhat surprised to learn that some plans are actually going to become a tiny bit more generous from November.


What Do NBN Customers Complain About?

Anyone who’s not in an area which has current National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout plans is complaining about the fact they have no prospect of high-speed connections in the near future. But what are actual customers who can get on the NBN complaining about?


Remind Yourself 'It Must Not Be Easy' When Dealing With Difficult People

We all have to deal with difficult people we can’t avoid. Seeing things from their perspective helps create empathy and understand their perspective. Use the phrase “It must not be easy” to help you see the other side before you react.


Ignore No More Remotely Locks Phones, Forces Kids To Call You Back

Android: File this under the “manipulative apps for parents” category. Ignore No More was developed to prevent kids (or even your significant other) from ignoring your repeated calls or text messages. Until they call you back, their phones are locked.


Damn, Telstra's Prepaid Freedom Cap Isn't Getting Decent Data Packs

One of our favourite prepaid deals used to be Telstra’s Encore Cap deal, since you could use your built-in “recharge credit” to increase the data limits to decent levels without spending extra cash. When Telstra replaced that with the Freedom Cap deal, it took away the option to do that. Now we learn Freedom Cap will get data packs of its own, but you’ll have to pay for them up-front.


What's The Worst Advice You've Ever Received?

Not everyone is great at giving advice. Sometimes, you’ll ask a friend for help and they will give you the most hare-brained response imaginable. So we want to hear it, what’s the worst advice you’ve ever received?


Yatango Is A 4G Prepaid Plan With Some Cheap Options

Choosing a prepaid plan from an MVNO usually involves some kind of sacrifice: either your data is minimal, your network is 3G only or your calls are overpriced. Yatango sells plans using the Optus 4G and 3G networks, but how does it compare to its rivals?


So It's Cut And Dried That Cut And Dry Is Wrong

Cut and dried is a useful expression for conveying that something is fixed and (for most purposes) unarguable. If you get it wrong and write cut and dry, an argument will undoubtedly happen.


Optus Is Now Selling The BlackBerry Passport In Australia

BlackBerry’s unconventional new smartphone — the keyboard-equipped, square-screened Passport — has just launched on the Optus network in Australia. The device is available on a range of 24-month plans and can also be purchased outright. Here’s a look at the pricing and specifications.


Ask LH: How Can I Learn To Plot Before NaNoWriMo?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m a budding (not yet blossoming) fiction writer. By that, I mean I have really cool ideas whizzing around my noggin but am yet to put pen to paper or text to screen. To motivate myself I have registered for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. Unfortunately, I’m having trouble formulating a plot structure and having it accessible and presented clearly.