Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted to know news about Netflix VPN ban, how to watch five planets align and where to get bottles of Big Mac sauce. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. US Netflix Is Being Blocked In Australia: What Can You Do About It?
    Ever since Netflix went global, the streaming giant has been promising to crack down on customers who use virtual private networks (VPNs) to access its larger US catalogue. For Australians, it appears that fateful day has arrived. Over the past few hours, there have been multiple reports of VPN users being blocked from the US version of the service. If you’re on a VPN, here’s what you need to know.
  2. How To View Tonight’s Rare Planet Alignment
    Somewhere in the world, an intrepid hero is racing against the clock to stop a dark magic ritual from taking place. Or so I assume, because the planets are aligning. From tomorrow morning, the five planets that are visible to the naked eye will be aligning in an impressive spectacle for early risers. Here’s how to watch.
  3. McDonald’s Is Selling Big Mac Special Sauce In 500ml Bottles Today
    Making Big Macs at home just got a whole lot easier with the launch of bottled Special Sauce. For a limited time, McDonald’s is selling its famously tangy condiment in 500ml plastic squeeze bottles for $4.95. However, it’s only being offered at select outlets for one day only. Here’s where you can snap it up.
  4. Microsoft Band 2: What You Need To Know
    In 2014, Microsoft dipped its toes into the fitness wearable market with the imaginatively titled Microsoft Band. Today, it is finally bringing the brand to the Australian market. If you’re on the lookout for a new fitness/smart band, the Microsoft Band 2 is one of the main products you should be considering. Here’s what you need to know.
  5. How To Have Anal Sex For The First Time
    You’ve explored anal play for the first time, you’ve played with a few toys, and now you’re ready to put that P in the A. Here’s your guide to everything you need to know to try anal for the first time.
  6. Seven Advanced Excel Features You Should Be Using [Infographic]
    Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don’t see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and conditional formatting. If you’re just using excel to sum and chart columns, this graphic can show you some other tools to help you become the spreadsheet ninja you always wanted to be.
  7. How To Get The Best Deals From eBay
    Like it or not, eBay is the biggest auction website in Australia and often has some excellent bargains. But it also has loads of competition from other buyers, a not very intuitive search system and oodles of identical products to wade through. Fortunately there are some essential tricks to become an eBay master.
  8. Ask LH: Should I Be Drinking Coke Zero Or Coffee?
    Dear Lifehacker, I drink one can of Coke Zero each day and close to two litres of water. I drink the Coke for the caffeine as I do not like coffee. Could you supply some nutritional info on the differences between coffee and Coke Zero? The benefit for me is the caffeine.
  9. Attention: In-N-Out Burger Pop-Up Store Hits Sydney Today
    Here at Lifehacker Australia, we love a good burger and we’ve been around the world to sample this delectable treat. One of our favourites comes from renowned US-based burger joint In-N-Out Burger and, much to our delight, it is opening up a pop-up store in Sydney’s Surry Hills today. Here are the details.
  10. 10 Stubborn Food Myths Debunked By Science
    Is milk really good for your bones? Are all salty snacks unhealthy? Do you need to drink two litres of water per day? These are just some scientific food “facts” that aren’t as concrete as you might think. We talked to a group of nutritionists and asked them to share the food myths they find most irritating and explain why people cling to them. Here’s what they said.

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