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Ask LH: Can I Bill My ISP For A Broken Internet Connection?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m currently having internet problems with Optus and the technician is only able to come later next week. As such, I’ll be out of service for around nine days, if not more. (Yeah, yeah: first world problems.) So my question is: am I entitled to get some kind of credit for the time I have “lost” on my contract? Also, if I’m on Optus for my mobile and use it for tethering, should I be able to credit the data usage over this time?


Lifehacker Pack For Windows 2015: The Essential Windows Apps

Windows has more great programs than we can count, but some are essential to just about every PC setup. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack for Windows, we’re highlighting the must-have downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more.


Eight Windows 10 Tricks And Shortcuts You Probably Didn't Know

Windows 10 has arrived. Whether you’re jumping the line or still trying to decide if you should upgrade, chances are you’ve heard about some of the best new features of Windows 10. Here are some of the really awesome ones you might not have heard about.


Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted Windows 10 buying and installation advice, sleeping tips and a rundown of porn-viewing habits in females. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:


Windows 10 Uses Your Bandwidth To Distribute Updates, Disable It Here

Every time Microsoft releases a new version of Windows, its servers get slammed. To help alleviate this burden, Windows 10 can download updates from other users’ computers. The problem is, it can use up your bandwidth and data caps to do so. Here’s how to turn it off.


Killer Interview Question: What Is Your Spirit Animal?

Not all interview questions need to be super serious — in past KIQ articles we’ve looked at dealing with time bombs, surviving the zombie apocalypse and the best way to unload a jumbo jet full of jellybeans. Here’s a question in a similarly fun vein from HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes.


This Week's Top Ten Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.


Uber And Airbnb: The Storm Behind The Silver Lining

Should we love Uber and Airbnb or protest against them? Depending on who you ask, these peer-to-peer business models are either canny disruptors that empower consumers and bring prices down, or a legally questionable free-for-all that’s in dire need of government regulation. Here’s what one leading economic sociologist thinks.


Weather For Chrome Puts Your Local Forecast In A Chrome Toolbar Button

Weather is a simple Chrome extension that gives you the local forecast with a single click on the extension’s toolbar button. You’ll see the temperature and current conditions on the button itself, updated regularly, but click it for a full expanded forecast, using data from Forecast.io.


Reeder 3 For Mac Is Now Available As A Public Beta

Mac: Reeder is our favourite RSS client for Mac and today a public beta of the new version, Reeder 3 is available for free.


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