Why It’s Time For The Decimal Day

Australia gave up years ago on the prehistoric systems of gallons, miles and pounds. But like the rest of the world, we cling like apes to hours, minutes and seconds. What fundamental law of the…

SBS On Demand Comes To iOS

In Australia, government-funded TV services do a much better job of meeting the needs of viewers. Echoing similar moves by the ABC, SBS has released an iOS app for viewing its On Demand catch-up…

Protect Your Car Doors With Pool Noodles

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Eve Trains You To Use Keyboard Shortcuts

Mac: Keyboard shortcuts can save you lots of time and effort, but you have to know how to use them first. Eve is a Mac utility that can teach you every keyboard shortcut under the sun. When you…

Google Adds Antarctica To World Wonders

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Our List Of The Best iPad Apps

There are over 225,000 apps designed just for the iPad, which makes finding the most essential apps for the tablet a bit of a hunt. Let us save you some time with this collection of the best iPad…

Photograph Your Hotel Room Door To Remember The Room Number

Magnetic swipe room keys are standard issue at newer hotels, but unlike old-fashioned keys they don’t have a room number on them. Good for security, not so good if you’re forgetful.…

Vegemite, Olympics, Dave Hughes, Alarm Clocks, Laurie Lawrence . . . What?

iOS/Android: With this year’s Olympics taking place in an unfriendly European time zone, getting up early to watch a crucial event will be a common occurrence. We’ve recommended good…

How To Use Maths And Win Free Drinks From Your Friends

Want to dazzle pals with your maths skills and snag free drinks in the process? All you need is a set of dice. Let’s play a dice game. I have three dice (shown in the above image). They are…

What Multitasking Does To Our Brains

We’ve all heard it hundreds of times: to work efficiently we have to single-task. No multitasking. And yet we let it slip. We end up eating lunch in front of the TV with our laptop open. We…

Your Optimism Bias: The Best And Worst Thing Your Brain Can Do For You

By nature, we’re optimistic. We think we’re better than most people at virtually everything we do. We believe we’ll beat the odds of getting cancer even when we smoke a pack of…

Why You Shouldn’t Give Up On Day One

No matter what field you work in, success isn’t going to come automatically. A simple but pertinent example? Doodle Jump is now one of the most successful mobile games of all time, but it sold…