Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Grand Theft Auto gets new gameplay trailer, 50% off Telstra Pre-Paid SIM Starter Kits, the most amazing beatboxer you are ever likely to see.
- Optus has switched on its 4G network at five mobile sites in central Wollongong and 25 new sites in Adelaide. The Adelaide locations include the Adelaide CBD, North Adelaide, Hackney, Kent Town, Norwood, Beulah Park, Rose Park, Toorak Gardens, Dulwich, Glenside, West Lakes, Hindmarsh, Mile End, Hilton, Richmond and Netley.
- Pandora updated its iOS app today, offering better streaming when you have bad mobile reception. It also automatically pauses your music when you mute your phone. Check out the App Store for more info.
- Google+ released a minor update today, adding posts that were +1’d by your friends in to your feed, and vice-versa. You can tweak the privacy of posts you’ve +1’d and the volume of posts you receive, as always. Check out this Google+ post for more info.
- Big W and Dick Smith are both offering 50 percent off Telstra’s $30 Pre-Paid SIM Starter Kits. The deal is available in all SIM card varieties including Nano and Micro-SIM for iPad. [Via OzBargain]
- Rockstar has released a new GTA V trailer consisting entirely of gameplay footage. Check it out to see for yourself how the game handles three playable characters and three separate story lines at once.
- Tom Thum is an Australian beatboxer from Brisbane who recently showed off his considerable skills at TEDxSydney in the main hall of the Sydney Opera House. Even if you think beatboxing is a load of rubbish, the noises that come out of this guy’s mouth will make your jaw drop. Watch the video here.
- If you’re a fan of the Nintendo 64 game Zelda: Ocarina of Time, you need to read this fascinating Shigeru Miyamoto interview from Kotaku editor Mark Serrels. The godfather of gaming (Shigeru, not Mark) explains how the game was created and how it helped bring him closer to his daughter.