Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Watch the final episode of The Checkout tonight, Facebook verifies celebrities, CommBank Kaching adds BPAY QR code reader.
- CBA has released a major update for its CommBank Kaching for iPhone banking app. The new version includes a BPAY QR code reader and the ability to set and change a card PIN and activate a card directly through the app. Click here for more detail.
- Next week, Gizmodo will be heading to Taiwan for Computex — Asia’s largest computer expo. Here’s a preview of some of the next generation technology that will be making its debut on the showroom floor.
- The ABC’s comedy/consumer affairs program The Checkout screens its last episode tonight (read our Q&A with host Julian Morrow here). The last episode, which screens tonight at 8pm on ABC1, focuses on baldness cures, Coles $10 family meals and products that claim to give you smarter babies. You can find out more at The Checkout’s website.
- Facebook today announced Verified profiles and Pages to “increase authentic engagement on Facebook” (it says here). Verified Pages have a small, blue check mark beside their name, similar to Twitter. Celebrities, journalists,
government officials, popular brands and businesses will all be granted verification.
- You can currently get a 4GB Toshiba USB Key-ring from Harvey Norman for just $0.99. We know storage is cheap, but that’s ridiculous! [Via OzBargain]
- Holden has unveiled the successor to its VE Commodore; the VF. According to Holden, the new model has cut down on weight, improved the car aerodynamics and lowered the pricing. It is slated to appear in mid-2013. You can find out more at Holden’s official VF Commodore website.