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Stick To Your Goals With An Anti-Charity System

If the carrot doesn’t work, it’s time for the stick. Instead of rewarding yourself for meeting your goals, pay an “anti-charity” money when you cheat on your resolutions.


Briefly: iPhone 6 Plus Reviewed, Warner Bros Game Sale

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including Gizmodo Australia getting hands-on with the iPhone 6, cheap Warner Brothers Games and the tell-tale signs of Bachelor addiction.


Talk Like You're Reciting Phone Numbers For Perfect Speech Pace

Many of us rush through speeches because public speaking makes us nervous. You need to speak slowly for a good speech. To get that right, talk at the pace you would when telling someone a phone number.


Blinkist Breaks Down Non-Fiction Books Into Easy 15-Minute Bites

Android: Despite the internet revolution, books are still a valuable source of information. Reading takes time though. If you’re the type to stick to non-fiction, fact-filled books, Blinkist can help you get to the good parts.


I'm Confident Your Confidant Isn't My Confidante

In The Sound Of Music, Maria has confidence in sunshine. I have rather less confidence that everyone is clear on the difference between confident, confidant and confidante.


Ask LH: Why Doesn't Everyone Sell Phones Outright?

Dear Lifehacker, I had to buy an iPhone 6 for work the other day, but I kept running into brick and mortar stores that refused to sell me an iPhone 6 unless I bought one on a plan. Are they allowed to restrict the sales of a hardware device unless they strong-arm me into a contract?


Vodafone's New Prepaid Plans: Everything You Need To Know

Vodafone Australia is revamping its prepaid plans, expanding its data inclusions and maintaining its focus on international calls with a temporary offer of unlimited calls to 10 international destinations one one plan. Here’s what you need to know.


Longform Shows You In-Depth Articles From Your Favourite Sites

iOS: Longform is one of the best sites online for reading in-depth articles. A recent update to the iOS app makes it easy to follow writers and publishers.


Optus Carrier Aggregation Means Faster 4G In Capital Cities, Eventually

Optus has switched on LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation for 4G customers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. That means potentially faster data speeds — but only if you have a phone that can take advantage of it.


Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 dominated, but there was also big interest in My Maps, Gerry Harvey and ATM security. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week: