Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: McDonald’s Australia to dump Heinz as a supplier of tomato ketchup, get 20 percent off iTunes gift cards at Australia Post, is the Coalition government working on a new ISP blocking anti-piracy plan?
- McDonald’s Australia is set to dump Heinz as a supplier of its ketchup due to a conflict of interest with a rival burger chain, reports Business Insider Australia. In February this year 3G Capital, which owns Burger King, took over Heinz in a deal valued at $28 billion. “We are moving to a new supplier,” a McDonald’s Australia spokesperson confirmed. “We are looking to do that next year.” In other words, it’s time to start stockpiling those little sauce sachets.
- We’ve seen several iTunes cards deals of varying value and length in the past few weeks. Here’s another: 20 per cent off all cards at Australia Post. The deal will be available until 3rd November. [Via OzBargain]
- Anyone can cosplay as their favourite video game character. But reenacting actual screenshots? That takes skill! Head over to Kotaku to see some truly impressive BioShock “in-game” cosplay — complete with Booker’s POV Hand.
- Could the Coalition government be considering ISP blocking anti-piracy plan? According to a report in The Australian, new Attorney-General George Brandis has been tasked with tackling online piracy as a priority. This has involved sending letters to the heads of telcos, ISPs and other industry bodies about having a renewed chin-wag on how to solve the issue. One option allegedly on the table would allow studios to sue ISPs in order to have websites that distribute pirated material blocked. Click here for more information.
- “Wanna catch your Pokémon in a shiny new Colour in X & Y?” asks Kotaku. We have no idea what this means, but if that sort of thing is of interest to you, this guide explains how it’s done.