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Why Business Cards Still Matter (And How To Effectively Use Yours)

With most business being done digitally, you might think that business cards don’t matter anymore. But they can offer a lot. Here’s why they’re still important for business and how you can get the most out of yours.


Give Yourself A Cooling-Off Period Before Replying To Frustrating Texts

When you get a text message or email that makes you a little pissed off, it’s all too easy easy just reply as quickly as possible without really thinking about it. Chances are, you’ll say something stupid. Instead, The Wall Street Journal suggests giving yourself some cool-off time.


It's Still Not OK To Get 'Its' Wrong

Mind Your Language deals with a wide range of linguistic screw-ups, but there is only one candidate for the most common mistake in current written English. Step forward, it’s being used when its is needed.


Telstra Has Finally Opened Galaxy Note 4 Pre-Orders

In mid-October, both Vodafone and Optus opened pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but for whatever reason Telstra only got around to announcing its pricing and taking pre-orders today. We’ve added those prices to our Planhacker guide comparing what’s on offer.


Address The Point, Not The Person, When Having A Debate

Sometimes we find ourselves in a serious discussion, debate or argument, and we begin to criticise the person instead of the point they’re making. Raptitude recommends breaking that habit to be more effective in our interactions with others.


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.