How To Watch Netflix On Android Without Wasting Data

How To Watch Netflix On Android Without Wasting Data

Few things eat through data caps as quickly as a new season of your favourite Netflix show, but Android users can now reduce the app’s impact on their monthly data limits without reducing video quality. That’s all thanks to the the open-source AV1 video codec, which Netflix now supports for…

The 5 Best Finance Apps For Your Phone

The 5 Best Finance Apps For Your Phone

The Fintech revolution is upon us. A product of technological developments pushing financial services into the next (or, arguably, the current) realm, ‘Fintech’ has spawned countless apps, websites, services and solutions, many of which are aimed at improving the financial life of consumers who have previously been at the mercy…

How To Save On Your Phone Bill Without A Family Plan

How To Save On Your Phone Bill Without A Family Plan

People love to brag about how little they pay for their cell phone plan. But ask them how they got a rate so low, and they’re bound to tell you one of two things: Either they’re on a family plan, or they’ve been on the same plan for 14 years…

How To Keep People From Talking To You At The Gym

How To Keep People From Talking To You At The Gym

The social aspect of exercise can be fun and all, but not all of us are up for chitchat when it’s time to get a workout in. Here’s how you can exude the right keep-away vibes to work out in a public gym with minimal interruptions.

Try Out New Kitchen Stuff Right After Moving

Try Out New Kitchen Stuff Right After Moving

The worst part of every move is attempting to live like a normal person in the box-strewn liminal space between packed and unpacked. But, as it turns out, this annoying time has exactly one upside: it presents the perfect opportunity to invest in new-to-you cookware, because you’ll have no choice…

Spoilt Or Spoiled? Irregular Verbs Explained

Spoilt Or Spoiled? Irregular Verbs Explained

English is a weird language. None of our grammatical rules ever seem to be evenly applied without exceptions, and irregular verbs are no different. For most verbs in the English language, changing to past tense is as simple as adding ‘ed’ on the end. But then there’s a whole host…

This Is What Self-Driving Cars Actually See

This Is What Self-Driving Cars Actually See

This is something that I’ve been lucky enough to see on some prototypes, but it’s more than a little valuable for the public to get a sense of what a self-driving car “sees” when driving down the road. In this case, we have one of Waymo’s test cars predicting the…

How To Get Two Cats To Like Each Other

How To Get Two Cats To Like Each Other

If you have two cats that aren’t getting along, Reddit user cputnik has a simple solution: Scratch them each affectionately under the chin with the same hand, repeatedly. “This will mix their pheromones together,” says cputnik, “and eventually they’ll think they’re from the same pack and share pheromones themselves (through…

All The Ways ‘COVID-19’ Coronavirus Can Turn Deadly

All The Ways ‘COVID-19’ Coronavirus Can Turn Deadly

We usually think of viral respiratory infections, like the common cold, as mild nuisances that pass in a few days. But the Wuhan ‘COVID-19’ coronavirus has proven to be different. Of those infected, around 2 per cent are reported to have died but the true mortality is unknown.

How To Force Yourself Off Your Computer

How To Force Yourself Off Your Computer

Whether we’re not paying attention or we just don’t want to deal with the world, we all have those moments when we realise … we’ve been on the computer all day. When this happens, you can beat yourself up for your lack of willpower (or sheer laziness), or you can…

Better Nutrition Labels Are Finally Here

Better Nutrition Labels Are Finally Here

Nearly four years after we first told you about it, nutrition labels are finally changing. Calories are more prominent, “added sugars” is in while “calories from fat” is out, and the serving size is, in many cases, the whole package. Welcome to the future.

How To Prevent Shlayer Malware Attacks On Mac

How To Prevent Shlayer Malware Attacks On Mac

According to a recent Kaspersky investigation, the “Shlayer” malware—which deploys an “Any Search” bar on a victim’s computer through fake Adobe Flash updates, of all things—is the most popular Mac malware. Ars Technica has a detailed breakdown of the investigation that is worth a read, but you should know the…

What Travellers Should Know About The Coronavirus

What Travellers Should Know About The Coronavirus

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (as we’re calling it now) is still mainly circulating in China, with only about 2 per cent of its cases in other countries. Still, if you’re travelling you may be nervous about the possibility of coming in contact with the virus. Here are the World…

Improve Your Balance During Your Lunch Break 

Improve Your Balance During Your Lunch Break 

Video: Ever wish you had better balance? Today’s workout gives you a chance to work on that skill. It won’t leave you sore or sweaty, though! These exercises are all about neuromuscular training: Getting your nerves and muscles to work together so you can control your body precisely.

What Is Google Assistant ‘Ambient Mode’ (And Do You Need It?)

What Is Google Assistant ‘Ambient Mode’ (And Do You Need It?)

Our smartphones can display tons of information and provide helpful shortcuts even when they’re locked, and Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode is worth trying out. It allows you to use several of your phone’s best features without having to unlock it, saving you precious time and the annoyance of fumbling around…

What Anxiety Does To Your Brain And What You Can Do About It

What Anxiety Does To Your Brain And What You Can Do About It

We all deal with anxiety in some form day to day. But anxiety can be a much stronger, more fearsome force for many people — one that never goes away. What is anxiety exactly, and what’s going on in your mind (and your body) when anxiety strikes? How do you…

The Benefits And Risks Of Lucid Dreaming

The Benefits And Risks Of Lucid Dreaming

Lucid dreams can be more than escapist fantasy, but in order to reap the benefits of your slumbering mind, you must first tell your brain that your dreams matter. Welcome to week two of Lifehacker’s Lucid Dream Workshop, oneironauts.

11 Aussie Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

11 Aussie Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Podcasts are arguably overtaking books and TV as one of Australia’s favourite pastimes. There are literally millions of episodes covering every conceivable topic on the main podcast platforms. Unfortunately, this can make finding new content more than little daunting. If you’re keen to treat your ears to some podcasts with…

46 Baby Names You Can’t Use In Australia

46 Baby Names You Can’t Use In Australia

As anyone who works in a school or childcare centre will attest, Australian parents come up with some pretty weird names for their offspring – including Google, Tron and Hippo. While most names are reluctantly approved by the state or territory’s Registry of Births, there are a few that you…