Briefly: Tiger Adds Cheap Flights To Alice Springs, Windows Phone PDF Reader Updated, Qld Bans R18+ Video Game

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including new cheap flights to Alice Springs from Tiger Airways, an update to Windows Phone PDF reader and the enforced removal of the adults-only God of War: Ascension from Queensland video game stores.

  • Tiger Airways today announced it would be resuming services to Alice Springs, with four return services each week from Melbourne and Sydney. Previously, trips between Sydney and the Alice were exclusive to Qantas. For a limited time, Tiger is offering the above flights for $99.95 (the offer ends midnight, 12 February.)
  • Microsoft has updated its much maligned PDF Reader for the Windows Phone platform. The new version adds support for additional PDF formats (including read-only and password-protected files), SkyDrive sharing and file management features. "Let the team know what you think by posting a Store review," Microsoft practically begged in its official announcement (the previous version is sitting on 2/5 stars).
  • The upcoming video game God of War: Ascension has received an R18+ rating in Australia, which means it cannot be sold in the state of Queensland. "As Queensland has not passed legislation for the R18 rating for games we must remove all reference to God of War Ascension immediately,” stated an internal message sent at one major retailer. “This includes all game slicks, posters, pamphlets, hand written signage, 2-way units and pre order signage.”


    Finally, we can get out of (or in to, if you're into that kind of thing) Alice Springs for less than a fortnight's pay!

      Indeed, it cost me $50 to fly from Auckland to Melbourne and $500 to fly to Alice. Hence the reason I chose a 36 hour bus ride over flying when I left.

    "Bans" isn't really accurate. There's a temporary restriction until there are official guidelines passed by their state gov, which they have to do mid Feb. If they didn't say don't sell, there'd be no restrictions at all in effect for the game.

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