Win A BlackBerry Bold

Win A BlackBerry Bold

As any company can attest, the key to success is in knowing your consumer. Which is why BlackBerry have asked us to run this small survey. It’s rather straightforward, and all completed surveys will go into the draw to win a BlackBerry Bold valued at $985. [BlackBerry survey] [Terms and…

The Form Letter Machine Customises Your Canned Emails

The Form Letter Machine Customises Your Canned Emails

Find yourself knocking out formula letters or emails with just a few words of difference between them? The Form Letter Machine is your best friend in textual automation. This free Windows app gives you the tools to create a “configuration tree,” letting you select and check off items that should…

Use Clever Questions To Ease Into Small Talk

Use Clever Questions To Ease Into Small Talk

For some most of us, making “small talk” while in an elevator, waiting in line, or made to “network” isn’t fun, or easy. Thomas Farley, editor of Modern Manners, offers a few tips on getting by. Farley recommends opening any socially-forced conversation with a “wry observation phrased as a question,”…

One Continues The Digital TV Rollout Confusion

One Continues The Digital TV Rollout Confusion

Next week, Channel Ten will finally roll out its new digital channel, ONE, which will be exclusively devoted to sport. It’s good to see a commercial network finally making good on delivering digital TV, with all of them having still hanging back. But even then the story isn’t entirely straightforward….

Kideo Player Makes YouTube Safe For The Kids

Kideo Player Makes YouTube Safe For The Kids

Kideo is a simple front-end for letting your kids off the leash on YouTube, with an extensive white list of kid-friendly videos that can be refreshed via the space bar. Kideo doesn’t strive to have advanced features. Instead, it makes it really easy for kids to watch YouTube videos safe…

Bluegobo Shows Off Musical Theatre Clips

You’d never guess it from the name, but Bluegobo.com is basically YouTube for musical theatre geeks. YouTube itself is not short of the odd tune or two from musicals, but Bluegobo slightly ups the ante by including basic information on each show (even though many of the clips are from…

Mobile Signature Makes One-Line Email Socially Acceptable

Mobile Signature Makes One-Line Email Socially Acceptable

In the depths of email overload desperation, I wished email had a 140-character limit like Twitter updates. In response, two people recommended doing what Kevin Rose does: Set your email signature to “Sent from my mobile phone.” It’s a white lie that makes you look less rude for being short….

Drop.io Opens Streaming Chat On File Drops

Drop.io Opens Streaming Chat On File Drops

Drop.io, the no-hassle file sharing service, opens up real-time a streaming chat view for any file you create on the site. That means you, a group of collaborators, or the whole world can talk about your stuff. In other words, Drop.io is kinda moving into the space of real-time chat-and-file…

Internode To Offer Cap-Free Access To Tivo

Internode To Offer Cap-Free Access To Tivo

The biggest roadblock to legal movie and TV downloads remains the huge amounts of bandwidth they consume, which can punch a huge hole in your monthly download cap (even without taking HD into consideration). The ideal solution would be cap-free ISP accounts, but since that’s never going to happen deals…

Aussies Are Multi-Tasking Media Gluttons

Aussies Are Multi-Tasking Media Gluttons

It’s no surprise that Australians are consuming more media in the Internet age: after all, there’s so much more to choose from. Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson at the Courier Mail reports that a Nielsen Online study found the average Australian now spends a total of 89.2 hours a week consuming media in…

Awdio Lets You Go Clubbing From Your Browser

Awdio Lets You Go Clubbing From Your Browser

Looking for a wider range of current music than what’s on your iPod but can’t muster the time or energy to leave your house and go clubbing? Awdio offers live music streams from a selection of global nightclubs (including lots from Australia, albeit with a distinct Melbourne bias), played directly…

Digg To Launch StumbleUpon-Style Toolbar

Digg To Launch StumbleUpon-Style Toolbar

A Flickr user and Digg beta tester posted the above screenshot of the toolbar in development by the 900-lb. gorilla of link-sharing services. It’s JavaScript-based, offers Twitter-style URLs, and meant for hardcore Diggers. As you can see in the upper-right, the Digg toolbar, which should work with any modern browser,…

Starbucks Offers Free Wi-Fi To iiNet Customers

Starbucks Offers Free Wi-Fi To iiNet Customers

At Lifehacker we’re suckers for any kind of free Wi-Fi, so the news that iiNet customers can now get free Wi-Fi access in Starbucks stores was pretty much guaranteed to bring a smile to our faces. Of course, that’s not as open an offer as McDonald’s last year’s Starbucks store…

ACCC Slams Dodgy Phone Ads

ACCC Slams Dodgy Phone Ads

If you’ve often had the impression that phone advertising is only just up the moral scale from the bloke flogging you a cheap TV set in the local pub, you’re not wrong. The Australian Competition And Consumer Commission (ACCC), normally a highly restrained and legally minded body, has received so…

Follow Lifehacker AU On Twitter

Follow Lifehacker AU On Twitter

If Twitter’s your main way of staying up-to-date, then you’ll want to start following Lifehacker’s new Twitter account (lif_au). It automatically updates each time we publish a story, so you can keep track of tech tips without distracting yourself from your timeline. If RSS is more your speed, don’t forget…

Aussie Workers Sneak Around Facebook Bans

Aussie Workers Sneak Around Facebook Bans

It’s not news that many workplaces ban social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, but Aussie bosses seem to be one of the strongest offenders. According to a survey of 1,000 Australian workers by 3, 55% of workplaces bar such services. But we’re not taking it lying down: 28%…

Mobile Phones To Get Universal Charger

Mobile Phones To Get Universal Charger

Major mobile phone makers and carriers have signed on to support a universal, Micro-USB-powered charger. A rare good move for the environment and users. What other devices would you like to see go one-size-fits-all? via [PC World]

Don’t Get Too Excited By 21Mbps Next G

The good news? Telstra has, as anticipated, announced that its Next G network has been upgraded and is now capable of speeds up to 21Mbps. The bad news? It’s neither as fast or as available as you think. To quote the press release: At launch, the 21Mbps rated modems will…

Top 10 Outlook Boosters

Top 10 Outlook Boosters

Outlook is such a fixture of office and computer life, its potential as a central life-organizing inbox is easily taken for granted. Empower your Outlook with these add-ons, link-ups, and data management techniques.