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I've lived in a lot of rentals, so I've had to get good at making temporary customisations to apartments to make them feel a little more like they're mine. I know I'm not alone in needing to make a rental feel like home, so if you want to turn your place into something that welcomes you after a long day, here's what to do.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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In an industry first, rental search site Rent.com.au has added NBN status to its full listings, making it much easier to find a property with access to super-fast broadband. With a click of a button, prospective renters can see whether a house or apartment currently has access to the NBN - as well as the type of technology being used. The number of connected homes is higher than you might think.

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Dear Lifehacker, I'm getting myself organised to move out of home for the very first time in a few months. I was wondering if you had tips for the kinds of things I won't realise I need until I move in? Apart from the obvious essentials (bed, fridge, etc.), what should I be buying?

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Followit is a new app for Android and iOS that pitches itself as the Instagram of real estate. Instead of following friends and celebrities, you follow houses in specific streets and suburbs where you want to live. Here's how it works.

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You might not own your place, but you still want it to feel like home. Problem is, a lot of apartments are bland and cookie-cutter. As a renter, you can't exactly take down a wall or upgrade the appliances in your kitchen. There are, however, a few easy, landlord-friendly upgrades to make your rental feel more like home.

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If you're short on cash and you need a fridge or furniture, you might be tempted at "rent-to-own" options. These are appliance and furniture stores that let customers pay for items over time by forking over a monthly amount. But Consumer Reports illustrates why this is a pretty terrible idea.

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Dear Lifehacker, If I were renting an apartment or house and I want to supplement my income, what's the rule on sub-letting a room or car spot? Is it illegal to put the property on AirBnB, or just frowned upon by the owner? What's a polite way of asking for permission?

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The number of renters in Australia is increasing as the local housing market makes owning a home a pipe dream for a large number of people. When you don't have a permanent place to settle down in, procuring a landline internet connection is a pain in the neck with most contracts locking you in for two years lest you want to pay a high premium to use the service. MyNetFone aims to solve this problem by bringing out an broadband plan aimed squarely at renters.

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A lot of people will tell you that renting your home or apartment is throwing your money away, but that's not always the case. Just because you're not ready to buy a home doesn't mean you can't get some great perks as a renter.