You wanted: a ‘Netflix Tax’ explainer, Coca-Cola No Sugar launch details and how to watch Game Of Thrones Season 7 in Australia. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week.
- Foxtel Now: Is Foxtel’s New Streaming Service Worth The Money?
Foxtel has announced a revamped high-definition video streaming service dubbed Foxtel Now – and it’s priced competitively with Stan and Netflix. With subscriptions starting at just $10 per month, it’s a far cry from the company’s prohibitively expensive Pay TV offerings. (In fact, it’s actually cheaper than Netflix’s HD tiers which start at $11.99.)
- Here Are 17 More ‘Pirate’ Sites Foxtel Is Banning In Australia
Foxtel’s legal crusade against online piracy has intensified, with the company applying to add 127 additional URLs to its proposed block list in Federal Court. The new sites under the ban hammer include YesMovies, Vumoo, LosMovies, CartoonHD, Project Free TV 1, Torlock and 1337x. Here is the full list.
- 16 Tax Deductions You Might Be Able To Claim This EOFY
If you want to reduce your tax bill, you need to claim as many legitimate deductions as you can. While most people know about travel expenses and charitable donations, there are many other deductions you might be able to claim too. Some of these items may surprise you – from video game consoles and Netflix subscriptions to pet dogs and sex toys.
- How The Promise Of The NBN Fell Short For So Many Australians
Ongoing secrecy around the NBN, a project that’s likely to cost more than A$50 billion, makes it impossible for the public in most cases to know when and what quality service they will receive. Further, new research shows the NBN rollout was politically motivated and socioeconomically biased from the beginning.
- How To Watch Game Of Thrones Season 7 In Australia
The wait is finally almost over: on July 16, the seventh season of HBO’s award-winning fantasy series Game Of Thrones will premiere around the world. It promises to be the most action-packed season yet, with the Starks, Lannisters, Targaryens and White Walkers all marching towards their penultimate endgames. We have no idea who’s going to survive and we can’t wait to find out!
- The ‘Netflix Tax’ Explained
From July 1 2017, the Federal Government wants to apply the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to all digital products and services supplied into Australia. In practice, this means the amount of money you spend on software downloads and streaming services is set to increase across the board.
- Why I Refuse To Feel Guilty For Torrenting Game Of Thrones
One year ago my brother in-law and I made a decision. We wanted to do the right thing. We wanted to try and pay to watch Game of Thrones season 5. Analyse that sentence for a second. I’ll add some italics for emphasis. “We wanted to try and pay to watch Game of Thrones.”
- How To Turn Your Old Android Into A Google Pixel Clone
Eight months on, and Google Pixel is still one of the best Android smartphones on the market. This is in large part due to innovative software features like Assistant and inbuilt unlimited cloud storage for photos and video. If you’re still using an older handset, you can get most of the Pixel’s big, best features with a few clever tweaks.
- E3 2017: How To Watch E3 Live In Australia
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is set to kick off in Los Angeles next week. Here’s how to watch all the major announcements live in Australia from Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, EA, Bethesda and the rest. (Warning: This will involve some early mornings!)
- Coke Zero Is Dead. Long Live ‘Coca-Cola No Sugar’
In a bid to entice sugar spurning customers back into the soft drink fold, Coca-Cola is replacing Coke Zero with a completely new formula. The rebranded ‘Coca-Cola No Sugar’ purports to have a taste profile that’s nearly indistinguishable from the “real thing”. Here are the details.