Briefly: Top 5 Relaxation Apps, Phoenix Wright Hits iOS, Follow Us At TechEd 2013

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Phoenix Wright comes to iPad in HD, TechEd 2013 kicks off next week, Top 5 relaxing tips.

  • A storm cloud filled with bad news hung over the National Broadband Network this week, with asbestos fears and the death of a contractor marring the roll-out of the multi-billion dollar fibre network. NBN Co’s problems started earlier in the week when it was revealed that Telstra contractors in the west of Sydney had been improperly handling asbestos. Earlier today, a concrete contractor was fatally crushed between two trucks on an NBN work site in Kiama. Read the full report here.
  • The Samsung GALAXY Express will be arriving in Optus stores this Monday. This cut-priced alternative to the Galaxy S4 comes with a 4.5-inch (800×480) display, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and 8GB of internal storage running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Optus will be selling the Galaxy Express on its $35 24-month plan (plus $7 in monthly handset repayments). The device will also be available on the $50 Optus Plan for $0 over 24 months.
  • We're off to TechEd New Orleans! Next week, Lifehacker will be attending Microsoft's TechEd conference in the US along with the winners of our IT Pro reader competition. Click here for an overview of some of the exciting stuff we'll be covering.
  • The cult favourite Nintendo law firm game Phoenix Wright is finally coming to iPhone and iPad. Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD includes all three games from the original series, remastered in HD. You can try out the first two cases from the first game for free.
  • PopSugar Health & Fitsess explains how to unwind with its five favourite relaxation apps which range from yoga guides to 3D nature soundscapes.


    Absent of a link in the item above, these are my tried and tested "nature relaxation" tips

    Pzizz: (the iOS app) Amazingly effective power-napping tool. Planes, Trains, Automobiles, Hotel Rooms etc... (best with headphones, earphones)

    LIstening Earth: Simply the best quality , most genuine nature sound recordings of Earth, available on Earth. Something for everyone. Incredible value. I have many many of these recordings across the whole spectrum. Read the About and How It's Made links of the webapge, and support these amazing Australians.

    Pure Sleep Premium: Ambi Science: Don't be fooled by the cheesy icon and look. This app is also very powerful and effective. Far more tweaks and options than Pzizz. I gravitated to Pzizz over the years for it's pure simplicity and effectiveness. I should go back and play with Pure Sleep more.*-ambiscience/id345631589?mt=8

    Well, "Listening Earth" does sound interesting. Apps really do vary in quality!

    Hi!! I am using Life Hypnosis as a relaxation tool and I am loving it already.

    The best app for me is this app called "life hypnosis". Been really hooked with this smart tool. You may download it here:


    Life Hypnosis does wonders for me and my sister. We both love it!

    Recommend to try my free app Guided Meditation
    * Step by step affirmations and flight through fantastic worlds guide you to the depths of the subconscious
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    * 12+ Meditation scripts: Breathing, Counting, Body Awareness, Healing, Pain Management, Chakra Healing, Light Protection, Positive Thinking, Learn an Instrument, Learning Language, Produce Calmness, Meditation for Acting
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