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You Need To Be At The Airport Two Hours Before Your Australian Domestic Flight Now

Jul 31, 2017, 12:55pm

Im fifo and dont know how companies will respond to this, otherwise i will be awake at 2:30AM and will be expected to work until 6PM.

Checking in on my phone the night before speeds everything up but i wonder just how much longer security will be...

Half Of Us Can Connect To The NBN - So What?

Jul 10, 2017, 2:26pm

I think no one will ever truly be happy with the NBN.

I am unhappy because our area has had HFC on a horrible private network (LBNCo) that could have been bought out 9 years ago and the NBN could have said they now service multiple suburbs nationally and overnight, instead they setup a clause saying if area's have existing fibre, no matter how poor and monopolised, your at the bottom of the list.

People that are on the NBN are unhappy if they are on bad technologies like FTTN suffering from congestion and wont see an upgrade until the rest of Australia gets NBN and then they start going back to their rushed out areas to upgrade them.

Are You Planning To Pirate Game Of Thrones This Year?

Jul 8, 2017, 1:40pm

My parents have fetchTV and it has netflix,stan,sbsondemand,abc iview,9now,10play etc etc
and premium catchup apps from natgeo,disney,food network etc

they could easily spend hours opening each app and browsing content, or if they are looking for a specific show end up asking me to google which service its on as its quicker

There needs to be an app or service that acts as the hub for all streaming apps.

so you open the app, load in your services i.e stan,netflix,catchup apps etc
and it presents it to you as one giant searchable library.

Its the only way i can see piracy getting curbed, because no one wants to have multiple subscriptions with some only being for 1 or 2 shows, and every streaming service is fighting tooth and nail to gain exclusive rights to new shows

Somehow, Foxtel Just Became The Cheapest HD Streaming Service In Australia

Jun 30, 2017, 8:27pm

Problem is foxtel now still offers packages where the rest of the services are one price for everything

Is It Legal To Commit 'Blasphemy' In Australia?

Jun 19, 2017, 9:15pm

Sweet F****ng Christ, i am in WA so i can do it!

Language App Duolingo Finally Added Japanese And It's Great

May 19, 2017, 11:19pm

Might still be in beta?? i just installed it on android and theres nothing for japanese.

Also just noticed every single english option is the american flag, kind of irritating

It's 2017. Why Are Windows PCs Still Infested With Bloatware?

May 18, 2017, 5:14pm

I have made a batch file i update every few months that strips all the bloat crap, it works,well until a major update "tweaks" the command you need to run.

Wonder if enterprise comes with all the bloat, id pirate it for that alone.

KickassTorrents Has Been Blocked In Australia, Achieving Nothing

May 2, 2017, 12:36pm

I haven't even used kickass since it got originally shut down and rebooted, its not what it used to be.

Give Every Website A Dark Mode With Stylish

Apr 19, 2017, 11:04am

I havent used stylish in years,

Became a part time job finding and adding styles to websites, and swapping ones that have broken because the website had an update

The Best Time To Poop On A Plane, According To A Flight Attendant

Mar 27, 2017, 3:04pm

I avoid plane toilets like the plague, usually its pretty easy for me for any flight up-to 5 hours.

1) Have light meals the day before, and do not gorge on the plane
2) have a coffee or two a few hours before the flight to "stimulate" any need to use the bathroom before the flight.
3) buy a big bottle of water at the airport to hydrate on the plane but drink it sparingly or you will need to goto the bathroom frequently.
4) always pack some anti-bacterial wet wipes on your carry on that are great for sanitising and refreshing your hands, face, tray table, armrests, toilet seat etc, sounds a bit over the top but most planes have a small window of opportunity to get cleaned before its off to its next destination, and its better to be overzealous while on a plane than to get sick when you arrive at your destination.

6 Science-Backed Ways To Make Getting Out Of Bed Easier

Mar 22, 2017, 11:52am

when an article turns out to be a video i loose interest, especially if i have to sit through a 30 second advert about a car i could never afford...

Why You Should Always Carry Cash When You Go To A Bar

Mar 10, 2017, 11:38am

Tipping, $6 beers, Tabs...

has to be an american article adapted for LH au right?

Gerry Harvey Wants Australia To Ban Amazon 'Like Donald Trump Not Letting The Muslims In'

Mar 1, 2017, 3:23pm

its got pros and cons

pro: it makes local retailers think twice about how much they are charging

con: usually means they block the international purchasing from their store and force you to use their new local option, which typically is a little more expensive and has far less products

No NBN In Your Street? Just Set Up A Wireless Bridge

Jan 13, 2017, 12:02pm

My company is in regional WA and we use a Ubiquiti NanoStation M2 to beam internet from the camp at the top of the hill to the laboratory at the bottom of it.

Connection is stable and speeds are fast (they max out at 15KM / 150mbps ), just like if you had run an Ethernet, but i imagine the pings wouldn't be too great, so these guys in the article might not give two damns about gaming

How To Get Amazon Prime Video On Your Android TV

Dec 25, 2016, 12:18pm

Just a pity that AndroidTV has zero existence in Aus outside of buying a sony TV or importing a shield/xiaomi

Here Is Every Suburb That Will Be Getting The NBN In 2017

Dec 23, 2016, 12:25pm

like every suburb around mine is getting it.

we have some shitty fibre company called fuzenet that we refuse to goto based on horrid customer service and connection stability, wish the nbn would just buy them out and connect an extra 100 odd suburbs.

Find Out When You're Getting The NBN With One Click

Dec 22, 2016, 3:16pm

Got the feeling they have moved all areas to "planned" as they didnt even have any information for my suburb up until recent.

Getting tired of these nbn adverts, kind of like rubbing salt into the wound for those that dont have it

You Can Now Livestream Aussie TV On Your Smartphone For Free

Nov 7, 2016, 12:20pm

Its going to need some updates,

Also i tried to play a catchup show on SBS on demand, it redirected me to google chrome which redirected me to the catchup app in the play store.

You Can Now Livestream Aussie TV On Your Smartphone For Free

Nov 7, 2016, 12:17pm

Settings show two options
Low (700kbps or lower)
Med (1200kbps or lower)

Medium is set to default

So its roughly 540mb per hour

You Can Livestream Free-To-Air TV On Your Smartphone Next Month

Oct 10, 2016, 12:32pm

I emailed them a few months ago asking about an androidTV app, they gave a generic response that only compatable tvs can get it.

If you know anyone with a sony androidtv you could get the apk and sideload it

Facebook Has Taken Away The Mobile Messenger Workaround

Jun 6, 2016, 10:41am

I use alternative android apps

"Metal" which uses the facebook mobile
and "Disa" which hooks into messenger along with other services like whatsapp and SMS

Would You Buy A Chromebook If It Ran Android Apps?

May 12, 2016, 4:02pm

If they are going to go as far as make ChromeOS run android apps, they should just scrap the entire thing and make a Android Desktop variant

How Channel Nine Killed Quickflix, Australia's Streaming Pioneer

Apr 28, 2016, 7:49pm

Presto unfortunately is backed by foxtel, so they have more contracts than netflix (for now)

I used it for all but 4 seconds as they wont allow android devices that have been rooted, but wont tell you this until you have signed up for the trail and entered your CC details

How Long Can You Holiday For On A $5k Budget? [Infographic]

Mar 5, 2016, 12:25am

For two people from Perth to Bali, get a good deal with Airasia/Jetstar and a decent hotel is around $60 a night, in theory its possible to go for 2 and a half months on 5k, but this info graph doesn't include food/drinks/entertainment

5G Vs. 4G: How The Next Generation Of Networks Will Change Your Life

Mar 4, 2016, 12:19am

Well 4G gets me a good 30mbps, which is still 3 times faster than my adsl2+, but whats the latency on mobile networks? if bandwidth was more for cheaper it could be a good alternative to cable/nbn