Do Pickles and Pineapple Belong on Burgers?

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Everybody has a strong opinion on what makes a perfect burger. Time and again there have been countless debates on the size of the patty, the type of meat used, and whether potato buns are better than brioche buns. There have also been just as many divides on its condiments, including the contentious pickles and pineapple.

Three Aussie chefs, and owners of popular burger joints, gave Lifehacker Australia their thoughts on adding pickles and pineapple to one of our all-time favourite comfort foods.


Sarah Robbins, Co-owner, Head Chef and Director, Bar Luca/Loaded by BL/ BL Burgers

“Pickles on a burger is the great burger debate! As a pickle lover myself I say ‘yes’. They add a delicious layer of salty flavour to a burger and a great crunch if you get a good pickle! We use Dillicious Pickles from Melbourne. They’re fantastic.”

Julian Cinnotta, Co-owner and chef, Butter

“Pickles – 100000% do! Especially on any burger that has a bit of fat to it. They provide a bit of acidity and especially where the burger has a bit of fat to it, they provide the perfect amount of balance.

Kerby Craig, Chef owner, Ume Burger

“Pickles yes, because it’s easy to regulate a pickle in your recipe.”

Pineapple for balance?

Sarah Robbins

“Pineapple has its place, but it depends on the burger. On a classic burger with the lot or a grilled chicken burger they’re a great addition. But on something like a Blame Canada [beef patty, American cheese, maple glazed streaky bacon, maple aioli & poutine on a BL milk bun] they’d be horrid.”?

Julian Cinnotta

“With pineapples, I’m not too sure about it! Personally, I say no. While pineapple brings some acidity, I feel they add too much unnecessary sweetness to a burger. The sweetness needs to be more subtle.”?

Kerby Craig

“Pineapples? I’m fairly against. You can’t exactly make your own acidity and sweetness with pineapple.”


Pickles trump pineapple slices anytime, any day. Personally, this consensus gives me life because overly sweet burgers kill my appetite.

If you disagree, give us a shout in the comments.

If this article’s given you major burger cravings, you’re in luck. Today, 30 June, Uber Eats is wrapping up its virtual food fest with 50% off on burgers. Use promo code SUPPORTLOCALBURG?to avail the discount and have you lunch or dinner sorted.

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June 30th 2020 Uncategorized

The New York Times Parts Ways With Apple News

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The New York Times Parts Ways With Apple News

The New York Times has become one of the first major media outlet to pull out of its deal with Apple News, citing conflicting strategies.

Apple set out to reimagine the news industry, while at the same time providing a way for beleaguered newspapers to reach new customers in the digital age. Apple News hit the 125 million monthly users milestone earlier this year, and boasts some of the biggest names in news.

Despite the platform’s success, The Times has announced it will be leaving Apple News, effective June 29. The organization wants to focus on its own distribution and direct relationships with customers, rather than working through a third-party.

“Core to a healthy model between The Times and the platforms is a direct path for sending those readers back into our environments, where we control the presentation of our report, the relationships with our readers and the nature of our business rules,” Meredith Kopit Levien, chief operating officer, wrote in a memo to employees. “Our relationship with Apple News does not fit within these parameters.”

It remains to be seen if The Times is a one-off, or if other publishers will follow suit.

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June 30th 2020 Uncategorized

Google Photos Backups Will Exclude Messaging Photos

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Google Photos Backups Will Exclude Messaging Photos

Google has made a subtle change to how Photos backups work, excluding images received via social media and messaging apps.

Until now, Google Photos has automatically backed up folders created by Messages, WhatsApp, Kik and other messaging platforms. Google is making the change to help conserve internet resources.

“People are sharing more photos and videos due to COVID-19,” reads a statement on the Google Photos Help site. “To save internet resources, backup & sync has been turned off for device folders created by messaging apps like WhatsApp, Messages, and Kik. You can change this anytime in settings.”

As the statement says, the feature can be re-enabled for users that want all their photos backed up. Once the strain on the internet is alleviated, the company will likely turn it back on for all users.

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Use Frozen Strawberries Instead of Ice When Making Frozen Strawberry Cocktails

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Recently I’ve seen a few recipes for frozen strawberry cocktails (both daiquiris and margaritas) that somehow don’t call for syrup or sweetener of any kind. “Good strawberries are so sweet, you don’t need any sugar!” they say.

Excuse me?

I don’t know what strawberries everyone else has been eating, but even the sweetest strawberries aren’t sweet enough to take the place of simple syrup — especially in a cocktail with added lime juice. It’s just too much acid. Out of each pint of Hood strawberries (the sweetest strawberry) I have consumed this year — and I have consumed many — only about a third of the berries were candy-sweet, and blending those little gems with booze honestly seems like a bit of a waste.

I can sort of understand the appeal of not adding “extra sugar” to a drink. Sugar is not very popular with the “healthy” crowd, but we’re making a cocktail, so who cares. On a more practical note, adding sugar lowers the freezing point of water, which can render your drink a little too slushy, but this can be overcome by adding more frozen water. Cocktails just don’t taste right without sugar, and frozen ones taste downright unpleasant without any extra sweetener.

So no, I will not omit sugar from my frozen cocktails — but I have been known to omit ice, as a whole bunch of ice can make the cocktail taste and feel a little watery. Rather than rely on a (kinda pricey) in-season strawberry’s natural sugar to sweeten my drink, I replace the ice with frozen strawberries, resulting in a denser, fruitier, super frosty alcoholic slush.

Sours, which follow a simple ratio of 60mL booze, 22mL citrus and 22mL liquid sweetener, are perfect candidates for frozen strawberry cocktails. I actually increase the sugar by adding a full ounce, which balances out some of the added acid from the berries. Margaritas, daiquiris and even the Bee’s Knees all taste pretty good when whirred together with frozen strawberries — provided you don’t omit the simple syrup, of course.

To make any sour into a blended frozen strawberry beverage, you will need:

  • 60mL booze
  • 30mL simple syrup
  • 22mL lemon or lime
  • 280g bag of frozen strawberries (or about 10-15 berries, depending on their size)

Add everything to a blender and blend until your drink becomes dense, icy and uniform in colour. Taste, add more simple syrup if needed — some berries are more tart than others — then blend for a few seconds more. Pour into a pretty glass and sip through a festive straw.

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June 30th 2020 Uncategorized

Amazon Prime Video introduces ‘Watch Party,’ a social coviewing experience included with Prime

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Amazon Prime Video is beginning to roll out a coviewing feature to Amazon Prime members in the U.S., the company announced today. The “Watch Party” feature, which is included at no extra cost with a Prime membership, allows participants to watch video content together at the same time with the playback synchronized to the host’s account.

The host of the cowatching session will be able to start, stop and pause the Watch Party as needed throughout the session, and those changes will also be synced to all participants’ devices instantly.

Each session can also support up to 100 participants — as long as those participants also have a Prime membership (or a Prime Video subscription) and are are watching from within the U.S.

While the video is playing, users can socialize with other participants through a built-in chat feature that supports both text and built-in emojis.

At launch, Watch Party is offered via Prime Video on the desktop and is supported across thousands of titles in the Prime Video SVOD (subscription video on demand) catalog. This includes the third-party content that comes with Prime as well as Amazon Originals like “Fleabag,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” “HANNA,” “Mindy Kaling’s Late Night,” “Donald Glover’s Guava Island,” “Troop Zero,” “The Big Sick,””The Boys,” “Homecoming,” “My Spy,” and others.

Titles available only for rent or purchase are not available within Watch Party at this time, Amazon says.

To get started with Watch Party, customers will click on the new Watch Party icon on the movie or show’s page on Prime Video desktop website. They’re then given a link they can share with friends and family however they want. Recipients who click the link will then join the session and be able to chat with others.

Amazon says the new feature was built as a native experience for Prime Video.

The company is the latest streaming service to roll out bulit-in support for coviewing — something that’s become a popular activity during the coronavirus pandemic as people are spending more time at home.

While the U.S. was sheltering in place under coronavirus lockdowns, a?browser extension called Netflix Party went viral. Soon, all the streamers wanted in on this action. HBO, for example, partnered with the browser extension maker Scener to offer a “virtual theater” experience for cowatching that supports up to 20 people.

Hulu more recently launched its own native Watch Party feature for its “No Ads” subscribers on Media software maker Plexa also rolled out cowatching support around the same time.

Amazon, however, had already offered a way to cowatch some of its Prime Video titles before today. Its game-streaming site Twitch had introduced Watch Parties this spring across over 70 Amazon Prime Video titles. The new native experience rolling out now offers a broader selection and has the potential to expand to more markets in the future.

If you don’t see Watch Party yet, you will have it soon as the feature is just now beginning to roll out more broadly.

Amazon wouldn’t comment on its future plans for Watch Party. When asked about the roadmap ahead, the company would only say that it introduces features when they’re ready for customers.

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6 Great Energy-Burning Backyard Games for Little Kids

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Well, here we are. We’re knocking on July’s door and COVID-19 is still running rampant through many of our communities. Maybe you’ve added some socially distanced playdates into the mix by now, or maybe you’re starting to figure out how to safely venture out to a playground. If you haven’t run out of backyard, energy-busting activities yet for your little kids, I am impressed. If you have, here are a few ideas you may not have tried yet.

Some of these are probably new to you and some are fresh twists on old classics.


This is an ingenious variation on musical chairs that involves more running and hunting — plus colour-identification, as a nice academic bonus. Beth from @dayswithgrey on Instagram describes what to do: Draw a large circle in chalk and break it into different-coloured sections with whatever colours you have on hand. (Enlist the kids to colour in each section to get the biggest bang for your buck.)

Next, she says, start the music:

As I sat on the other side of the circle, I played the LEGO Movie 2 soundtrack. When it felt right, the music stopped, and the boys ran to grab something from the colour they landed on. When they came back, the music started back up again and around the circle they went.

You can see in the picture that her kids found things like a blue bucket, a green magnifying glass and a white flower to match the colours they landed on.


Anything that makes kids jump a lot is an energy-busting winner. And this idea, from Dave Baldwin at Fatherly, has a little bit of everything: Story-telling, imaginative play and, of course, jumping. It can be played with as few or as many kids as you want (although the more kids, the better the competition); you just need two long, thin objects that can be used as “riverbanks,” such as sticks, string, tape or chalk.

Baldwin explains what to do next:

The game begins by laying down two pieces of string (or sticks or tape or two rows of rocks) parallel to one another a short distance apart. That’s the “river.” After deciding whether you want the kids to practice the standing or running long jump, line them up either on the river’s edge or a few feet back. Depending on the age of the kids, at this point it’s fun to create a story. We’re not just jumping over two sticks, you tell them, but rather we’re on an epic treasure hunt in the middle of the forest and have just come upon this raging river. If we don’t all jump across it, we’ll never find the gold!

Guard the Queen Dodgeball

You probably don’t have enough people in your family for a full-on game of backyard dodgeball, but you may have enough for this more creative and fun version. You just need a soft ball, an open outdoor space and as many kids and adults as you can (safely) gather.

Nina at Grandma Ideas explains the rules:

Select one person to be the queen and one person to be the bodyguard. Form a large circle with the queen and bodyguard standing in the middle. Players throw the ball and try to hit the queen. The queen has to stand in one spot. But, she can lean sideways or stoop to dodge the ball or take a small step sideways. She has to stay in a 0.91 m area.

The bodyguard can go all over the place to block throws thrown at the queen. He can catch the ball, block it, hit it away — ANYTHING to protect the queen from getting hit. If the bodyguard catches the ball, he must toss it to a player in the circle. Play continues until the queen gets hit by the ball. Then, the queen becomes the bodyguard, the bodyguard joins the circle, and the person who threw the ball that hit the queen now becomes the queen.

Jump It

The best energy-burning games are usually those the kids come up with themselves; that’s why I love this activity created by blogger Sarah Dees’ young sons: Jump It. Basically, two players stand across from each other with one of those large, inflatable balls you often find in toy sections. As Dees writes, they take turns throwing the ball at each other; the other person must jump over the ball, dodge the ball or catch the ball. If they get hit, they lose a “life.” They decide at the beginning how many lives they’ll each have and play until someone has lost all their lives.

She says they also enjoy playing these variations:

摩天轮社区动态图: Same rules, but you try to kick, knee, karate chop, dodge or catch the ball.

Sword Jump It: (This is the greatest version, they say.) Each player has a Nerf sword. The players cannot use their hands in this version, but hit the ball back and forth with their swords.

Shadow Tag

Surely you are familiar with Tag and its cousin, Freeze Tag. But if you and your kids have never played Shadow Tag, you’re missing out on a version of the game that is more difficult and more hilarious. Instead of touching other players to deem them “it,” you have to touch their shadow with your foot. You’ll obviously need to play this on a sunny day — and the closer to noon, the harder the game — but it’s a great option.

For toddlers who may get more tripped up or frustrated by trying to keep track of their shadow and tag others, The Genius of Play offers this (less energy-busting but still fun) alternative:

Instead of running, have all the players pretend to be slow-moving dinosaurs, or other fun, large animals like elephants. This levels the playing field for younger players, but is also fun for older siblings who may be joining in.


We know you know Marco Polo; but have you ever played a pool game called “Colours”? It’s a similar idea, with a player who is “it” trying to tag the other players, but with a fun variation for when M.P. gets a little old.

Start by deciding which colours you’ll “use” and which you won’t use, lest the game drag on as players choose outliers like cornflower or puce. You can keep it basic by simply using the colours of the rainbow.) Next, the person who is “it” stands near the edge or deck of the pool, facing away from the water. The players in the pool each silently choose their own colour. The person who is “it” starts calling out different colours, slowly and clearly.

It Still Works explains what to do next:

When the one who is “it” guesses someone’s colour, that person quickly swims to the other side of the pool to the safe spot. Everyone else stays where they are.

Tell the child who is “it” to jump in the pool when someone swims away. He must catch the swimmer. If he catches the swimmer before she reaches the safe place on the other side of the pool, then she becomes “it.” Play continues if the child who is “it” doesn’t catch the swimmer. The round ends when someone is caught.

This one is for older kids and strong swimmers, though for safety reasons, it should still be only be played with adult supervision.

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June 30th 2020 Uncategorized

Recover Deleted Files With Microsoft’s New Free Windows App

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If you accidentally delete a file, all hope isn’t lost. However, assuming you can’t just drag it back out of the Windows Recycle Bin — especially true if you, like me, tend to default to the more permanent?Shift + Delete instead of just “delete” — you’re going to have to roll up your sleeves and try a slightly more complicated technique.

File-restoration apps have been around for a long time, and there are plenty of great, free options you can use. Microsoft has thrown another one into the mix, and I recommend adding it to your toolbelt just in case you ever need it. It’s called Windows File Recovery, and it’s free to download from the Microsoft Store right now.

Before you pull it up and get recovering, let’s take about the basics. The very best thing you can do to ensure a more successful file recovery is to use an app like this one the moment you accidentally delete something. Don’t power down or restart your computer. Don’t say, “eh, I’ll do it tomorrow.” The more time that elapses after the accidental deletion — days, weeks, months — the less likely you’ll be able to recover the data, assuming you’ve been using said system (and its HDD or SSD) in the meantime. File-recovery tools can save the day, but their powers aren’t infinite.

With that out of the way: Launching Windows File Recovery doesn’t pull up the pretty-GUI app you might be expecting. Instead, you get a Command Prompt:

There are a lot of options you can type in for the various switches. But, if you just care about the basics, then something like this:

winfr C: E: /n UsersDocumentsQuarterlyStatement.docx

would restore a specific file from your C: drive (the QuarterlyStatement.docx) to your E: drive. Yes, the source and destination drives have to be different for the file recovery to work, so you’ll want to plug in a USB drive to perform the recovery if your system doesn’t already have two separate drives.

Similarly, you can also attempt to recover the entire contents of a folder:

winfr C: E: /n UsersDocuments

Using that command would allow you to recover your entire Documents folder on the C: drive to your E: drive.

Now, you’ve probably noticed that there are actually three different file-recovery modes built into Microsoft’s tool: Default, Segment and Signature. There are a few reasons why you might want to use one over the other, depending on your file-recovery scenario. For example, if you’re using a non-NTFS file system (such as FAT or exFAT), you’ll only be able to use Signature mode.

As Microsoft spells out:

I haven’t tried Microsoft’s tool to recover anything yet — and I haven’t suffered any horrific accidental deletions recently — but I’d recommend going with Microsoft’s recommended order on this one. Signature mode, as I understand it, could take a considerable amount of time to run, depending on the size of your disk. Start with an easier mode so you aren’t wasting time, then turn to the more thorough scans if the “undeletion” doesn’t turn up what you hoped it would.

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June 30th 2020 Uncategorized

How to Make a Single Glass of Lemonade

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When I think of lemonade, I always picture a pitcher — it’s just the most acceptable scale to envision. But an entire pitcher of lemonade requires many lemons, and sometimes I only have one. That’s ok, though; a single lemon is all that you need to make a perfect glass of lemonade.

Well, you’ll also need some simple syrup, but one lemon is an acceptable number of lemons for lemonade-making purposes. Don’t have simple syrup? Make some. Make a big batch by dumping two cups of white sugar into two cups of boiling water, and stirring until the sugar dissolves. Let it cool a bit, pour the syrup into a bottle, and store that bottle in the fridge. You can use the syrup to make lemonade, but you can also use it to sweeten iced coffee or tea, cocktails (duh), and sauces and salad dressings (not so duh). It’s just a good thing to have around.

Once your simple syrup is made, the hard part is over, and you are ready to make a single, perfect glass of lemonade whenever you so desire (provided you have one lemon). You don’t need any special tools — your hands will work just fine — but an elbow juicer can make the process a little less sticky.

A Single, Solitary Glass of Lemonade



Squeeze the juice of your single lemon directly into a pint glass (or glass of roughly equal size). Add the syrup and water, stir, and taste. If you want it a little sweeter, add another 1/2 teaspoon of simple syrup. Shake in some cocktail bitters or splash in some ginger brine to taste if you are so inclined, stir once more, then add ice to chill. Sip, refresh, and repeat (if you have another lemon).

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June 30th 2020 Uncategorized

Everything Coming to Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime Video, Disney, Foxtel, and Binge in July

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July is less than a day away and we’re sitting at the edge of our seats waiting for new titles to drop on our favourite streaming platforms in Australia. It’s yet another massive list and that’s just what us binge-watchers love to hear. Getting straight into it, here’s everything that’s coming to Netflix, Stan, Foxtel, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video and Binge next month.

Netflix’s July Highlights

Eat Pray Love (1 July)

Eat Pray Love, Netflix
Image: Supplied

Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) thought she had everything she wanted in life: a home, a husband and a successful career. Now newly divorced and facing a turning point, she finds that she is confused about what is important to her. Daring to step out of her comfort zone, Liz embarks on a quest of self-discovery that takes her to Italy, India and Bali.

Gladiator (1 July)?

Gladiator, Netflix
Image: Supplied

Set in Roman times, the story of a once-powerful general forced to become a common gladiator. The emperor’s son is enraged when he is passed over as heir in favour of his father’s favourite general. He kills his father and arranges the murder of the general’s family, and the general is sold into slavery to be trained as a gladiator – but his subsequent popularity in the arena threatens the throne.

Pitch Perfect (1 July)?

Pitch Perfect, Netflix
Image: Pitch Perfect Wiki/Universal Pictures

College student Beca (Anna Kendrick) knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that’s exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is how well they sing together. She takes the women of the group out of their comfort zone of traditional arrangements and into a world of amazing harmonic combinations in a fight to the top of college music competitions.

Cable Girls: Final Season: Part 2 (3 July)

Cable Girls, Netflix
Image: supplied

When Lidia’s biggest rival uses a prison camp to enact revenge, Lidia and her friends become even more defiant in their fight against Franco’s regime.

Good Girls: Season 3 (26 July)

Good Girls, Netflix Australia
Image: Supplied

Suburban mothers-turned-criminals Beth, Ruby and Annie return to face the consequences of last season’s hijinks.

Descriptions and synopses were provided by Netflix.

Netflix’s full streaming list

1 July

  • Deadwind: Season 2?
  • Say I Do
  • Under the Riccione Sun
  • Unsolved Mysteries
  • Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt: Season 2
  • Eat Pray Love
  • Top End Wedding
  • Gladiator
  • A Knight’s Tale
  • Pitch Perfect

2 July

  • Warrior Nun
  • Thiago Ventura: POKAS
  • The F**k-It List

3 July

  • JU-ON: Origins
  • Southern Survival
  • Desperados
  • The Baby-Sitters Club
  • Cable Girls: Final Season: Part 2

8 July

  • Was It Love?
  • Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado

9 July

  • The Protector: Season 4
  • Japan Sinks: 2020

10 July

  • O Crush Perfeito
  • The Twelve
  • The Old Guard
  • The Claudia Kishi Club
  • Hello Ninja: Season 3
  • The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space

11 July

  • The Hurricane Heist

13 July

  • Little Italy

14 July

  • Urzila Carlson: Overqualified Loser
  • On est ensemble
  • The Business of Drugs: Limited Series
  • Mrs. Lowry & Son

15 July

  • Dark Desire
  • Skin Decision: Before and After
  • Gli Infedeli
  • The Beach Bum
  • Executive Decision
  • Passenger 57

16 July

  • Indian Matchmaking
  • Fatal Affair
  • MILF (FR)

17 July

  • Boca a Boca
  • Cursed

20 July

  • Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

21 July

  • How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast): Season 2
  • Jack Whitehall: I’m Only Joking
  • Street Food: Latin America

22 July

  • Signs
  • Norsemen: Season 3
  • Fear City: New York vs The Mafia

23 July

  • The Larva Island Movie

24 July

  • ?A cantar!
  • Animal Crackers
  • Ofrenda a la tormenta
  • The Kissing Booth 2
  • Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing

26 July

  • Good Girls: Season 3

28 July

  • Last Chance U: Laney

29 July

  • Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 4
  • The Hater
  • The Speed Cubers

30 July

  • Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy

31 July

  • Get Even
  • The Umbrella Academy: Season 2
  • Vis a vis: El Oasis
  • Seriously Single
  • Latte and the Magic Waterstone

Stan’s July Highlights

Outcry (5 July)

Directed by Emmy award-winner Pat Kondelis,?Outcry?is a?five-part documentary series examining the gripping story of high school football star Greg Kelley and a quest for truth and justice.?

Relic (10 July)

Set in the Melbourne countryside and led by an all female cast spanning three generations,?Relic?tells the story of Edna (Robyn Nevin,?The Matrix?Franchise), an elderly and widowed matriarch who goes missing, and her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer,?The Newsroom) and granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote,?Stan?Original Series?Bloom) who must travel to their remote family home to find her. Soon after her return, they start to discover a sinister presence haunting the house and taking control of Edna.?

P-Valley (12 July)

Down deep in the Mississippi Delta lies an oasis of grit and glitter in a rough patch of human existence where beauty can be hard to find. This southern-fried drama tells the kaleidoscopic story of a little-strip-club-that-could and the big characters who come through its doors — the hopeful, the lost, the broken, the ballers, the beautiful, and the damned.?

Descriptions and synopses were provided by Stan.

Stan’s full streaming list

1 July

  • Brooklyn

3 July

  • Military Wives
  • Apocalypto
  • Canada’s Drag Race

5 July

  • Outcry

8 July

  • Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You

10 July

  • Relic
  • Bates Motel

12 July

  • P-Valley
  • Hightown: Season Finale

13 July

  • The Hunter Games Saga
  • 12 Year a Slave: The Extraordinary True Story of Solomon Northup

16 July

  • The Returned: Season 1

17 July

  • Valley Girl
  • The Bold Type: Season Finale

18 July

  • Pavarotti

19 July

  • Black Monday: Season Finale

24 July

  • Zomboat!
  • Spin City

25 July

  • Ru Paul’s Drag Race All Stars: Season Finale

26 July

  • Hearts and Bones

28 July

  • Finke: There and Back

31 July

  • The Trip to Greece

Amazon Prime Video’s July Highlights

Hanna: Season 2 (3 July)

Hanna, prime video
Image: Supplied

The second season of?Hanna?follows the titular heroine as she evades the relentless pursuit of the sinister Utrax organisation, and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.

LOL: Last One Laughing (3 July)

Hosted by Rebel Wilson, witness 10 of Australia’s professional comedians go head to head to see who can keep a straight face while simultaneously trying to make their opponents laugh in this first-of-its-kind comedy social experiment.?

Absentia: Season 3 (17 July)

absentia, prime video
Image: Supplied

After the dramatic events of season two, Emily Byrne (Stana Katic) is serving out the final days of her FBI suspension while working hard to be the best possible mother to Flynn. Everything is upended when an international criminal case hits too close to home, threatening the family she is so desperately trying to hold together.

The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee (17 July)

The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee, prime video
Image: Supplied

Starring as a fictionalised version of himself,?The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee?sees Paul Hogan enjoying a quiet life and all the perks of retirement in Brentwood, California, but he can’t seem to stay out of the headlines.?

Alex Rider (31 July)

Alex Rider?is the story of an ordinary teenage boy dragged unwittingly into the dangerous and morally compromised world of international espionage – a reluctant hero forced to become an agent for the British government. Based on the phenomenally successful novels by Anthony Horowitz, the series expands on the books, introducing new characters and exploring the world of high-stakes espionage with a gritty and contemporary tone.

Descriptions and synopses were provided by Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon Prime Video’s full streaming list:

1 July

  • Homeland: Season 1-7
  • Top Gear: Special: The Perfect Road Trip
  • Top Gear: Special: The Perfect Road Trip
  • Top Gear: Special: Polar
  • Top Gear: Special: Botswana
  • Top Gear: Season 1-25
  • Frasier: Season 1-11
  • Prison Break: Season 1-5
  • Furious 6
  • Fast & Furious 7
  • Glee: Season 1-6
  • American Horror Story: Season 1-5

3 July

  • Mad Men: Season 1-7

7 July

  • The X Files: Season 1-11

10 July

  • Breathe: Into the Shadows: Season 1
  • Luther: Season 1-4

15 July

  • New Girl: Season 1-7

24 July

  • Jim Gaffigan: Pale Tourist: Season 1

Disney’s July Highlights

Hamilton (3 July)

Hamilton, disney plus
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The filmed version of the original Broadway smash hit “Hamilton” combines the best elements of live theatre, film and streaming in an astounding blend of hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway. Presenting the tale of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, this revolutionary moment in theatre is the story of America then, told by America now.

Rogue Trip (24 July)

Rogue Trip, Disney Plus
Image: Supplied

Rogue Trip is a travel guide to all the places the average tourist is least likely to venture – the roguish nations, territories and regions often misunderstood and frequently overlooked, but each possessing a unique power to surprise, amaze and inspire. Led by ABC correspondent Bob Woodruff and his 28-year-old son, Mack Woodruff, the two will take viewers on a journey full of riveting insight through a collection of adventures that expose the grit and glamour of travel.

Descriptions and synopses were provided by Disney Plus.

Disney’s full streaming list

3 July

  • Hamilton
  • ?America’s Funniest Home Videos: Season 15
  • Animal ER: Season 1 & 2
  • Man in Space
  • Mars & Beyond

10 July

  • Disney Family Sundays: Episode 136
  • It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer: Episode 109
  • One Day at?Disney: Episode 132

17 July

  • A Pre-Opening Report from Disneyland
  • Disney Junior Music Lullabies
  • Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go: Season 1 & 2
  • The Mouseketeers at Walt Disney World
  • Wild Chile: Season 1

24 July

  • Rogue Trip

31 July

  • Muppets Now

Foxtel’s July Highlights

Big Bang Theory (1 July)

Every episode of monster comedy hit?Big Bang Theory?Season 1-11 will be available on Foxtel.?

The Singapore Grip (26 July)

Luke Treadaway
Luke Treadaway will star in The Singapore Grip. Image/Getty

New British drama, The Singapore Grip, is an ambitious and exotic family saga adapted from JG Farrell’s classic novel.

90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days: Season 4 (27 July)

The pop culture phenomenon is back to feature two Aussies and the franchise’s first ever same sex couple.

Wentworth (28 July)

When Wentworth returns in 2020, the prison community is still reeling from the aftermath of the bloody siege with a new leader at the helm and four heritage characters from the original Prisoner series set to enter the compound.

Descriptions and synopses taken from/provided by Foxtel.

Foxtel Now’s full streaming list:

1 July

  • The Big Bang Theory: Season 1-11
  • Young Sheldon: Season 1
  • State of Play: Inherent Violence
  • The Bachelor: Season 23
  • The People’s Court: Season 23
  • Assault On Precinct 13
  • Broken Arrow
  • Dragonheart
  • Ghost Rider
  • Total Recall (2012)
  • Twister
  • Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Pineapple Express
  • Step Brothers
  • Adaptation
  • Apollo 13
  • Billy Elliot
  • Election
  • Ray
  • Shakespeare In Love
  • The Croods
  • City Slickers 2
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
  • Far And Away
  • Flashdance
  • Groundhog Day
  • Kramer vs. Kramer
  • Norma Rae
  • Roxanne
  • St. Elmo’s Fire
  • Stand By Me
  • The Karate Kid (1984)
  • The Karate Kid: Part II
  • The Karate Kid: Part Ill
  • Babe
  • Babe: Pig In The City
  • Barbie In A Mermaid Tale 2
  • Jumbo
  • Joker
  • Baby Mama
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary
  • Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason
  • How To Make An American Quilt
  • License To Wed
  • Mean Girls
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding
  • No Reservations
  • American Gangster
  • Dream House
  • The Strangers

2 July

  • Slam

3 July

  • Primal

5 July

  • Storming Area 51

6 July

  • Washington
  • The Substitute
  • Ricky Zoom

7 July

  • Rio
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
  • Dead of Winter

8 July

  • Hustlers
  • Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes
  • Gordon Ramsay Uncharted: Season 2
  • Expedition Unknown: Hunt for Extra-terrestrials

10 July

  • What Just Happened
  • Expecting Amy

11 July

  • The Dead Don’t Die

13 July

  • Meet the Bears

14 July

  • Ryan’s Mystery Playdate: Season 2

15 July

  • 10,000 BC
  • Keeping Up With The Joneses
  • Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates
  • Why Him?
  • Hidden Figures
  • Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Lost In Space
  • Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Movie
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
  • Dirty Harry
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • Gemini Man
  • City Of Angels
  • Magic Mike XXL
  • Message In A Bottle
  • The Bodyguard
  • Contagion
  • Victor Frankenstein
  • 10 Steps to Murder
  • The Scheme
  • Kristie & Phil’s Love I Or List It: Season 5

17 July

  • Jerry Maguire
  • Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine: Season 2

20 July

  • What What Happens Live: Shahs of Sunset: Season 8

21 July

  • The Great Canadian Bake Off

22 July

  • Ready Or Not
  • Women of Troy

24 July

  • Gremlins

25 July

  • Yugo And Lala 2
  • Black Christmas
  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Luce

26 July

  • The Singapore Grip

27 July

  • 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days: Season 4

28 July

  • Sing
  • Wentworth: Season 8

29 July

  • Terminator: Dark Fate

30 July

  • Traces
  • Making It: Season 2

31 July

  • Trackers

Binge’s July Highlights

Noughts + Crosses (7 July)

Adapted from the first book in Malorle Blackman’s bestselling series, Noughts + Crosses is a gripping story of first love set in a dangerous, alternate world where racism divides society.

Expecting Amy

Three-part docuseries offering an inside look at Amy Schumer’s life on tour creating a stand-up special ‘Growing’ during her difficult pregnancy.

Descriptions and synopses taken/provided by Binge.

Binge’s full streaming list:

1 July

  • The Big Bang Theory: Season 1-11
  • Forensic Files: Season 10
  • Million Dollar Listing LA: Season 12, Episode 3 (new episodes weekly)

2 July

  • What We Do In The Shadows: Season 2, Episode 3 (new episodes weekly)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

3 July

  • Real Housewives of NYC: Seasoon 12, Episode 12 (new episodes weekly)
  • Perry Mason: Episode 2 (new episodes weekly)
  • Stepbrother

6 July

  • Flack: Season 2

7 July

  • Noughts + Crosses (new series)
  • Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking

8 July

  • Quiz (three-part miniseries)

9 July

  • Expecting Amy (new series)

11 July

  • Bridget Jones

14 July

  • Simply Nigella
  • Teen Mom Australia

16 July?

  • The Scheme (new documentary)

20 July

  • Young Sheldon: Season 1
  • Serengeti: Season 1
  • The Trial of Christine Keeler

22 July

  • The Trouble With Maggie Cole
  • Paw Patrol: Season 3

24 July

  • Catfish: The TV Show: Season 6

27 July

  • The Singapore Grip (new series)
  • Snowfall: Season 3

31 July

  • Trackers (new series)
  • Making It: Season 2
  • Sing

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