ethics

How To Find Open-Source Alternatives To Almost Every App

We love the convenience and feature-rich nature of the apps and products big corporations can offer you, but we’re also proponents of personal autonomy and control over your online experience. However, it’s one thing to just turn your back on the big corporations; it’s another to do so mindfully and…

Should We Be Boycotting Amazon Prime Day?

Should We Be Boycotting Amazon Prime Day?

We’re about half way though Australia’s first Amazon Prime Day and there have been plenty of good deals on offer. But in the midst of the offers made by Amazon and its partners, there’s another aspect we ought to consider. Warehouse workers across Europe are on strike, protesting the company’s…

Deal With The Real World, Not The Ideal World

Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve your life. I’m filling in for Patrick Allan, and because it’s Evil Week, I’m taking a break from the ancient Stoics and consulting Renaissance…