Most Popular Mobile Posts Of 2014

Everyone has a mobile phone these days — but how do you make it life-enhancing, rather than a time or money sink? These are the 10 most popular mobile posts from Lifehacker in 2014.

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iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus: Australian Price And Release Date

Apple has officially announced its long-rumoured iPhone 6 models. Here's when they come out in Australia and what you'll pay.


The Cheapest Way To Buy An iPhone 6 Or iPhone 6 Plus In Australia

Buying on contract means you won't have to pay up-front for an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus — but you could actually end up paying more for the same phone, calls and data than you need to. Here's how much you can save by buying up-front and choosing the right prepaid plan — up to $450 compared to a 24-month contract.


ALDI Mobile Slashes $35 Plan Data Allowance To 1GB

ALDI Mobile is continuing its long history of reducing its data allowances while charging the same amount of money for its prepaid plans. From 1 April (no joke), its $35 prepaid plan will include just 1GB of data each month — less than half the current 2.5GB allowance and just one-fifth of the 5GB it originally launched with.


Nexus 6 Is Official, Australian Pre-Orders In November

Google's much-rumoured Nexus 6 Android phone is now official. The 5.96-inch phone, produced by Motorola, will be one of the first devices to run Android Lollipop (Android 5.0, previously known as Android L). The big question is: when will Australians see it?


iPhone 6: How Much 'Australia Tax' Does Apple Add?

Apple has announced Australian pricing for its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones. The question inevitably arises: how much more are Australians paying for the new models than US customers?


Planhacker: The Best No-Contract Deal On Each Australian Mobile Network (August 2014)

Contract phone plans are a poor deal: you're stuck with the same handset and network for two years and you often have smaller data and call allowances than with a no-contract prepaid or month-by-month deal. We've eliminated the also-rans and come up with one firm recommendation for the best value no-contract prepaid deal on each of Australia's mobile networks.


Which Cheap Smartphone Should You Buy?

A flagship smartphone usually costs somewhere in the region of $800, with some models creeping closer to one grand. That's just silly money! If you're willing to forgo the latest wizz-bang features — most of which are useless gimmicks — it's possible to snag a cutting-edge phone for well under $400. Here are five of the best cheapskate-friendly models on the market.


Ask LH: How Can I Find Out Which Carriers Have iPhone 6 Stock?

Hey Lifehacker, Is there an easy way to check iPhone 6 availability by carrier?


Telstra's New Mobile Contract Plans: Everything You Need To Know

From next month, Telstra will be changing its contract plans. Bottom line: there are some minor improvements, but you can still do much better with a prepaid plan. Here is what the new consumer plans offer (and where they fall short).


Galaxy S5 Hands-On: Five 'Game-Changing' Features Tested

Last night, we got our hands on Samsung's hotly-anticipated Galaxy S5 smartphone during the product's official Aussie launch. The new phone ushers in a range of intriguing bells-and-whistles — including five all-new features that are designed to make life significantly easier. Here are our thoughts on the S5′s advanced functionality.


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