Ask LH: How Can I Make Sure Packages Actually Get Delivered?

Hey Lifehacker, How can I stop couriers and Australia Post from falsely marking packages as “Attempted Delivery” and leaving a card to collect from the Post Office, even though someone was available to receive the delivery? It seems like the delivery drivers aren’t even bothering to ring a doorbell because it takes longer than just leaving the card, but their actions then waste my time and the post-office staff time too. How can I prevent this selfish behaviour?


Create Reminders And Calendar Events From The Google Search Bar

As long as you’re logged in to your Google account, creating new reminders or appointments on your calendar is as easy as visiting the Google homepage and typing into the search bar. You don’t have to open reminders specifically, or go right to your calendar — Google will handle the rest.


Book An Anti-Procrastination Appointment To Tackle Unwanted Tasks

We all have some tasks we like to avoid, like getting paperwork in order. But they still have to be done. Asian Efficiency recommends scheduling an anti-procrastination appointment with yourself where you do nothing but that task.


Briefly: Tigerair Sale, Brazilian 101, Predestination Trailer

Brief news items for Lifehacker readers, including: Get cheap flights from Tigerair, watch the Predestination trailer, bikini waxing styles explained.


Briefly: 100 Calorie Winter Snacks, Quakecon Steam Sale, HTC Desire 816 Review

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Steam throws annual Quakecon computer game sale, 100 healthy winter snack ideas, the ten most ridiculous 1980s music videos.


Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted Lifehacker Packs of the best software for every platform, with a side serving of soft drink. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:


Vellum Turns Twitter Links Into A Reading List

There are all kinds of different services that pull links from social media accounts and turn them into reading lists, but The New York Times’ Vellum is one of the more elegant and easy to use to use.


Linus Torvalds' Home Office Is Definitely Messier Than Yours

It doesn’t matter how organised — or cluttered — your workspace is, if it makes you productive, that’s all that matters. Not that it stops one from wondering if greats, such as Linux creator Linus Torvalds, operate in the equivalent of clean rooms as they go about making the world a better place. Well, it turns out Torvalds isn’t exactly stressed about keeping his home office in a state of perfection, as this video shows.


The Popular Android Apps That Hog The Most Battery, Data And Storage

It’s no secret that many apps are terrible for your phone’s performance. If you want to know which ones are the worst, take a look at this study from AVG, which highlights the Android apps that drain your battery most, take up the most storage space and use up the most data.


Notes For Gmail Gives You A Scratchpad For Emails And Threads

Chrome: Notes for Gmail is a Chrome extension that lets you add a note to a message as a reminder for the next time you look at it, or add a digest of everything important from a whole email thread. Think of it as sticky notes for your email.