The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released its average weekly earnings report which does exactly what it says on the tin. By taking the average weekly earnings and multiplying them by 52, it's possible to work out the average annual wage in Australia. Here's how much you should be earning.
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Our smartphones are pretty handy navigation tools, but fiddling with them while you're driving is not ideal. That's why every responsible driver should invest in a mount to keep their mitts on the wheel and far, far away from their phone. Thankfully, the ExoMount Universal Smartphone Car Mounts do just that with some no-nonsense engineering.
It's not unusual to find decent discounts on expensive tech gear. In fact, we'd say you're a bit of a chump if you buy anything at its full retail price in Australia. When you do see a good discount, though, don't automatically presume you can't do even better. Instead, follow these six steps to ensure you get the best deal possible.
The problem with Netflix is that it's too bloody hard to find stuff. If you don't have a specific title in mind (and nothing on the front page grabs you), it can take hours of scrolling to find something worth watching.
That's where Netflix's "hidden" genres can help: these are browser codes that carve up the available shows and movies into very specific categories. It's a great way to choose a movie fast when time is of the essence.
This Sunday is International Burger Day. For Australians, this is as good an excuse as any to dig into some minced lamb between two burger buns. We asked Tom Walton, Head Chef at Bondi's The Bucket List to share his personal cooking tips and recipes for lamb burgers. Here are five nuggets of advice - along with three mouth-watering Lamb Slider recipes.
Lifehacker is filled with advice on how to improve yourself and do things better. Advice on what to avoid can be harder to come by - especially for the over 35 set, who are supposed to have everything worked out by now. With that in mind, here are 15 things that should be a distant memory by the midpoint of your thirties.
For lovers of burgers and fast food, the legend of the "secret menu" is a tantalising one, promising a secret club of tasty, cheap and ridiculously over the top food. Only one fast food outlet has openly confirmed having a secret menu — and that's the infamous In-N-Out, which is sadly not available outside of the US (unless you make your own). So how do we go for secret menus here, in the land down under?
Many of us can't wait to pack up and head home at the end of a long workday: we count down the hours and as soon as our shift is up, we're out the door. For others however, there's a stigma to leaving on time, or worse, we have a difficult time forcing ourselves to leave the office, even if we have no love for our work. Here are some ways to break the cycle of working late and get your evenings, and sanity, back.
According to a recent Microsoft survey of Australian business leaders, 40% of companies are using or planning to use hybrid cloud solutions — set to rise a further 49% within the next 12 to 18 months. The most common roadblocks to cloud adoption: security concerns and staffing resources. That's where it pays to find the right independent tech partner. Here's what you need to know.
It's likely that you've got details of your whole life stored on your phone — the people you know, the banks you've used, the videos you've wasted hours watching — and you don't necessarily want that info getting out into the wider world. If you're keen to lock down your handset against unwelcome visitors, you need to take a few steps.
Android is the world's most popular mobile OS, and knowing how to code for it can open the door to a myriad of jobs in the tech sector. While going back to school is one way to get started, the Android Development eBook Bundle can net you a complete coding education without the crippling student loans — — and you can learn at your own pace.
Before you decide to channel your inner Indiana Jones and run off to explore nearby caves, deserts or mountain trails, you may want to take a step back and think if you are completely prepared for that kind of adventure. Learning how to tie a few popular knots won’t take an extreme amount of time and you will be surprised how often you can actually use them when you know what you’re doing. Here are five knots that every camper, hiker, mountain climber and survivalist should know.
There was a time when we thought of prepaid plans as the domain of children and drug dealers, but thanks to a bevy of tiny telcos offering great prepaid rates, the market for these no commitment SIMs is heating up. Here are our picks for prepaid plans with the longest expiry, 10GB of data and under $30 per month.
Dear Lifehacker, I am starting to collect points from different airlines. I am starting to sign up to credit cards as a part of my effort to do so — Amex has been rewarding because we can transfer the points to Singapore Airlines, Etihad, and so on. Do you have any tips to earn more points? I know buying wine from the Qantas online store is one of the best ways, but I don’t spend on wine.
Even if you've never heard of Say Anything, you're almost certainly familiar with the scene above. The image of John Cusack holding a boombox aloft in an attempt to win back his sweetheart has been parodied countless times since the film came out in 1989.
If you're a soppy romantic at heart, you may have contemplated pulling off a similar stunt for the Ione Skye in your life. But is doing so actually legal? Let's take a look.
If you own a Google Chromecast, it's now possible to access Freeview on your TV. This grants you live streaming access to most Australian free-to-air channels - including ABC, SBS, Seven, Nine and Ten - without the need for an aerial. Here's how to get the app working on your TV.
Not all chillies are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon's Breath chilli — a new breed that may soon find itself atop the "world's hottest" throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange, fingernail-sized fruit is the unintentional product of a trial of a new performance-boosting plant food developed by Nottingham Trent University.
Smith says the ferocious fruit is the spiciest on the planet, just over 1.5 times as spicy as a Carolina reaper — the current record holder. That's pretty fiery, but despite what much of the media coverage of this new chilli has claimed, the Dragon's Breath is not lethally hot.
Last week, Tesla announced Australian pre-orders for its solar roof, with installations starting in 2018. The idea is fantastic - replace your house roof with solar tiles that look good, generate power and are even more durable than existing options. But in the real world, is it worth the price? We crunch the numbers to find out.