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Build A Homebrew Apple Mac Pro For Almost Half Price

Apple’s Mac Pro is an absolutely stunning machine. It has world-beating specifications, but its cylindrical, central-blower-fan-forced design also redefines what a desktop or workstation computer looks like. If you don’t care so much about the grace and elegance of your video- or data-crunching PC, though, there’s a cheaper way.


Publish An App In The Windows Store: Win A Trip To TechEd Australia

FINAL ROUND! Good news developers: you still have 7 days (and a whole weekend) to chase your dream. Simply submit your new app to the Windows Store (even if it’s an Android or iOS port) and you could win the chance to present your app to thouseands of industry-types at Microsoft’s TechEd 2013 on the Gold Coast. Then there’s the HP laptops, Xbox bundles and Microsoft peripherals that we’re also giving away…


Sydney IT Pro Meetup: Sign Up For A Night Of Trivia, Beer And Prizes

Fancy an evening networking with your peers, beer, food, trivia and prizes? Thanks to the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 team, Gizmodo’s sister site, Lifehacker, is hosting a one-off meetup for IT professionals in Sydney this Thursday November 15!


Top 10 Secret Features Of iOS 6

Apple released iOS 6 this week, bringing a handful of new features to iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. While they defined many of the flagship features, several were left unsaid. These are our 10 favourite secret features in iOS 6.


How Can I Make Sure My New PC Isn't A Dud?

I just bought a new computer and, seeing as hardware failure rates are pretty high these days, I want to make sure it isn’t going to suddenly die on me in the middle of an important project. Is there anything I can do to ensure it isn’t a dud? Sincerely, Paranoid Computer Buyer


Are Mobile Phones Officially Safe To Use Or What?

Dear Lifehacker,

I’m reading in the news that there’s this study finding no link between mobile phones and cancer. That’s good, right? What do I need to know about the study and what should I do now?

Thanks,

Confused by the News


Planhacker Lists Your iPhone 4S Contract Choices

Can’t decide which carrier to get an iPhone 4S through? Over at Lifehacker, table maestro Gus has done the work of sorting out the currently available iPhone 4S plans in a user-adjustable way. Head over there to sort out which plan suits you best. [Lifehacker]


How To Watch The 2011 Grand Finals From Anywhere

Can you watch the AFL Grand Final in HD? Can you catch the NRL Grand Final from overseas? From free-to-air to internet, here are the options (such as they are) for catching the sporting action this weekend.


Australian BBC iPlayer For iPad Costs $9.49 A Month

Having launched in Europe in late July, Australia has today become the second region in the world to get access to the official BBC iPlayer iPad app. The app itself is free, and includes access to ten hours or so of sample content: for ongoing access to the full range of iPlayer content, you need to pay either $9.49 a month or $89.99 a year.


Red Bull Mobile Goes The 'Unlimited' Route With Plans

Energy drink Red Bull announced its plans to launch a mobile service running off Vodafone’s network late last month, and now its pricing details have been revealed, with an all-you-can eat model for its main access plans.