Type 'Note To Self' Into Google To Send Notes To Your Phone

Yesterday, Google announced a feature that allows you to send directions to your Android phone directly from a search box. What wasn’t announced is that you can also use “note to self” to send a reminder directly to your notification shade.


Make a Good First Impression By Assuming Someone Already Likes You

First impressions can be a lot of pressure. The goal is usually to get the other person to like you, and being nervous can have the opposite effect. For a calm, warmer first impression, assume the person already likes you.


How I Got Over My Fear Of Confrontation And Learned To Speak Up

Years ago, I started a brand new job, and I was contracted on terrible project. There was no real work to do, so instead of technical writing — my actual job — I spent my time getting coffee for people and making copies. Rather than ask my boss about this, I kept it to myself. Weeks later, she confronted me, puzzled: “Why didn’t you speak up?”


How To Combine Multiple Internet Connections Into One Super-Fast Pipe

You may not realise it, but you probably use multiple internet connections every day: your home network, your phone, and even hotspots and other devices. The downside: you can usually only use one at a time. Imagine if you could combine them all into one huge pipe that delivers faster downloads, smooth streaming, and crisp video calls. Here’s how to do it, with a tool called Speedify.


Amaysim Has Increased Data Allowances On 4G Plans

When Amaysim rolled out its 4G plans last month, one of the annoying features was that the amount of data on its $44.90 Unlimited plan dropped from 5GB to 4GB. That’s no longer the case — you now get 5GB with that plan, just like the old days.


Make Better Presentations By Putting The Key Info In The First Minute

Put your presentation’s important information in the first minute to grab your audience’s attention. You’ll engage people more by showing them why they should listen — and make for a better presentation in the process.


Ask LH: Which NBN Provider Is The Best For Streaming Media?

Hi Lifehacker, The NBN is about to go active in my area. What is the best plan for someone who’s into streaming a lot of content (like Netflix)? And which providers won’t suffer from congestion?


TrafficMonitor+ Combines Speed Tests And Mobile Data Tracking

Android: TrafficMonitor+ is a jack-of-all-trades app that includes speed testing, mobile and wifi data usage and a crowdsourced coverage map for Australian mobile providers.


LG Adds Budget Spirit And Leon Phones To Its Australian Offering

LG is gearing up to announce the not-at-all-secret LG G4, but meanwhile, it has also announced the LG Spirit and Leon phones for the Australian market.


Twitter Now Allows You To Receive Direct Messages From Anyone

Twitter has enabled a new feature where you can receive direct messages from anyone, regardless of whether or not you follow them back.