The Fastest NBN Plans, According To Netflix

The Fastest NBN Plans, According To Netflix

A Netflix binge is one of the more demanding ways you can use your internet connection, and it sure sounds like we’ll all about to be streaming a lot more in the near future. If you’re not confident in your connectivity, you may want a more robust plan to keep…

Netflix Just Released New Parental Controls

Netflix Just Released New Parental Controls

If ever it were a good time for Netflix to give parents more control over their kids’ viewing experience, it is now, while our kids are home and watching more shows than ever. And they’ve come through with some basics that will help ensure kids aren’t watching content that is…

Update Your iPhone To Solve A Big FaceTime Problem

Update Your iPhone To Solve A Big FaceTime Problem

An unexpected iOS/iPadOS update dropped today, and while it doesn’t add any new features, it does fix an annoying bug that prevented some users on iOS/iPadOS 13.4 from FaceTiming people on devices running iOS 9.3.1, macOS 10.11.16 or other older operating systems. Given that we’re all relying on video chats…

How To Strengthen Lock Screen Security On Your Pixel 4

How To Strengthen Lock Screen Security On Your Pixel 4

Android’s April 2020 security patch includes an essential improvement for the Pixel 4’s facial recognition feature. It’s simple, but important upgrade to your phone’s security: A person’s eyes must now be open to unlock the phone via the Pixel’s facial recognition technology.

Should You Put Your Job Search On Hold?

Should You Put Your Job Search On Hold?

If you’re in the market for a new job, recent international events may have you second-guessing your career plans. Companies have halted their hiring processes, unemployment claims have skyrocketed, and people navigating their local unemployment systems right now deserve medals for their patience.

How To Disable Firefox 75’s New Address Bar

How To Disable Firefox 75’s New Address Bar

For those who have updated Firefox today, and for those who have yet to—via the hamburger icon > Help > About Firefox—know that today’s release of Firefox 75 brings some fun changes to the browser’s address bar. Mozilla, in the name of productivity, now blows open a number of listings…

Here’s A Helpful Timer For All That Sourdough You’re Making

Here’s A Helpful Timer For All That Sourdough You’re Making

Everyone’s a baker these days—which, apart from a flour shortage, is not a bad thing. (Like, it’s better than everyone dealing with isolation by getting really into cooking meth, or macrame.) But bread can be a little overwhelming, particularly if you’ve picked just now to get into sourdough, and you’re…

Questions To Ask Yourself To Live A Better Financial Life

While there are countless ways to get your finances in order, it all starts with learning what’s important to you and your family: What are your priorities, what are your values? Once you’ve established that, the steps you need to take should become more clear.

Now Is A Good Time To Make A Bunch Of Cocktail Syrups

Now Is A Good Time To Make A Bunch Of Cocktail Syrups

Cocktailing at home requires a few accessories. Beyond a shaker, a stirring glass, a spoon, etc., a home bar isn’t really complete without bitters, citrus, and syrups. The first two are fairly straightforward purchases, but syrups are extremely easy and cost-effective to make at home. They’re also almost infinitely riffable,…

Here’s How Renting Has Changed In Australia During Coronavirus

Here’s How Renting Has Changed In Australia During Coronavirus

With the coronavirus outbreak shutting down Australia for the foreseeable future, many of those already affected are wondering how they’ll continue to pay their rental bills. Federal and state governments have acknowledged this is going to be a problem and have announced some steps to help ease the pressure. Here’s…

Everything You Need To Know About Quibi

Everything You Need To Know About Quibi

Quibi, a new streaming service from Jeffery Katzenberg, founder and CEO of Dreamworks, officially launched today. Unlike most streaming services that are meant to be watched on your television, Quibi is designed to be watched primarily on your mobile phone.

How To Stop Touching Your Face, With ‘Atomic Habits” James Clear

How To Stop Touching Your Face, With ‘Atomic Habits” James Clear

New York Times bestselling author James Clear joins us on The Upgrade this week to help us form important new habits during this panic-stricken time—from grounding daily rituals to finally ditching the habits making us unsafe during the pandemic. James is the author of 2018’s Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven…

How To Homeschool Kids With Special Needs During The Pandemic

How To Homeschool Kids With Special Needs During The Pandemic

Teaching children at home is proving to be a struggle for nearly all involved during the coronavirus pandemic, but this new educational reality is extra tough on one particular population: students who require special education—and their parents.

38 ‘Piracy’ Subreddits You Definitely Shouldn’t Visit

You can find just about anything on Reddit, for better or worse. It’s one of the reasons why the site remains so universally popular, as it’s an easy way for newbies to have near-unlimited access to everything that used to be a little harder to find: day-of downloads for new…

Sliders Will Take Your Bodyweight Exercises To The Next Level

If you’re bored with the same old bodyweight exercises, you can pump them up with two simple objects. Sliders are slippery disks that go under your hands or feet. They challenge you to keep yourself stable, turning ordinary moves into serious workouts for stabilising muscles.

Make This Simple Lebanese Garlic Sauce And Eat It On Everything

If you’ve ever eaten at a Lebanese restaurant, you’ve most likely enjoyed toum, a fluffy white garlic sauce that is usually served alongside delicious grilled meat. I assumed it was made of magic, but it turns out it’s just garlic and oil.

The Best Contract-Free NBN Plans With No Setup Fees

The Best Contract-Free NBN Plans With No Setup Fees

If you’re thinking about changing NBN plan right now, you’ll want to go for a contract-free plan. Why commit to a two-year term when it can be hard to tell what tomorrow will look like? Given the amount of uncertainty surrounding almost everything, any NBN plan you commit to should…

What Supplies To Have At Home In Case You Get Sick

What Supplies To Have At Home In Case You Get Sick

Mid-pandemic is no time to run to the pharmacy for last-minute supplies, so it makes sense to stock up before you get sick. Here’s what you’ll need to weather a mild bout of COVID-19 or, for that matter, a regular old cold or flu.

What To Do About Your Stress Eating

What To Do About Your Stress Eating

My family and I have been in quarantine for approximately 14 days and already we have begun to run out of our cache of emergency junk food supplies. Already, two half-gallons of death by chocolate ice cream have been devoured, and as of 2pm today, our Pop-Tart reserves have diminished…

How To Burn Off That Little-Kid Energy

How To Burn Off That Little-Kid Energy

Parents of toddlers, I feel compelled to check in with you: Are you ok? Has all that little-kid energy created a vortex in your living room or a black hole in your kitchen or—I don’t know—made them spontaneously combust? Anything seems possible right now!

Toddler Tantrums: A Pandemic Survival Guide

Toddler Tantrums: A Pandemic Survival Guide

Parenting young children is hard enough. Parenting young children during this pandemic is a whole new level of difficult. Between juggling work, child care and the worries brought on by a rapidly spreading disease and rapidly crashing economy, parents are stretched to a breaking point. No one would fault them…

What You Need To Know About Marriott’s Recent Data Breach

What You Need To Know About Marriott’s Recent Data Breach

On Tuesday, March 31, Marriott International announced that there may have been a data breach that compromised the information of over 5.2 million guests. This is the second time in the past two years that the hotel group has experienced such a massive breach.

Tips On Home Workout Essentials By Fitness Expert, Luke Istomin

Tips On Home Workout Essentials By Fitness Expert, Luke Istomin

Gyms across Australia have closed due to the coronavirus outbreak and left many Aussies struggling to keep their fitness routine on track during these tough times. But, former F45 co-founder, Luke Istomin, believes home workouts are an effective way to overcome the barrier using just a few gym equipment essentials.