Draft Your Presentation Before Making Slides For A Clearer Message

When you’re building a presentation, you may be tempted to dive right into making the slides. Instead, take the time to draft it as an outline first. You may know your material, but the outline helps you focus on the important points without getting carried away.


TPG's New Mobile Plan Offers 6GB Of Data For $45

TPG has just updated its mobile plans, with a $45 a month no-contract plan that includes unlimited calls and texts to Australians numbers and 6GB of data. How does that stack up against its competition?


Mine Your Social Media To Build Important Timelines

Social media is great for keeping in touch with friends and family, but it can also act as a useful memory aid if you need to sort out when events happened in a timeline.


Ask LH: Why Can't Cable Internet Be Connected To My Building?

Hi Lifehacker, We’ve just moved into our first house and I was excited to find that Optus cable internet was available. The technician came out but then said it wasn’t possible to connect us because we are the back house of the section. Have I been fobbed off or is there a legitimate issue with connecting cable through a section if it wasn’t done at the time of building?


Ask LH: Should I Buy A Refurbished iPhone From The US?

Hi Lifehacker, After finally exhausting the useful life of my iPhone 4S, it’s time to upgrade. I’d like to buy a refurbished iPhone 5S from the US, where they are between half and two-thirds the price in Australia. As long as the phone is (carrier/ factory) unlocked, are there any compatibility issues I should be aware of? And is this a good idea to start with?


Ring Me After You've Been Put Through The Wringer

It’s not pleasant to be put through the wringer, a common metaphor for a draining experience. It’s also not pleasant to see that spelled incorrectly as put through the ringer.


WifiMapper Helps You Find Free Wi-Fi Anywhere In The World

iOS: The best kind of Wi-Fi is free Wi-Fi, especially if that means using less data and avoiding roaming fees when you travel. The WifiMapper app from OpenSignal makes it easy to find over 2 million free Wi-Fi hotspots around the globe, and its completely free.


What Baboons Can Teach Us About Social Media

“Birds of a feather flock together” is a saying that exists in a number of different languages. “Gambá cheira gambá” (opossums smell other opossums) in Brazilian Portuguese is a particularly colourful example. The reason is that like-minded people like to hang out together across many cultures. And it seems the same is true of baboons.


Facebook Messenger Video Calls Now Work In Australia

Facebook launched a video chat feature for its Messenger app last month, but it wasn’t available to Australian users. Today that has changed, with the feature enabled down under.


Virgin Mobile Increases Data Allowances In The Most Confusing Manner Possible

It was only last month that Virgin Mobile increased the data allowances on its postpaid plans. It is now offering additional data on its more expensive contract plans — but deciphering what has actually happened is needlessly tricky.