Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted the Nexus 6, the iPad Air 2, Android app education and a lot of chicken. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:


Ask LH: How Can I Learn To Plot Before NaNoWriMo?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m a budding (not yet blossoming) fiction writer. By that, I mean I have really cool ideas whizzing around my noggin but am yet to put pen to paper or text to screen. To motivate myself I have registered for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. Unfortunately, I’m having trouble formulating a plot structure and having it accessible and presented clearly.


Five Best Linux Desktop Environments

When you’re customising your Linux install or choosing a distribution, the desktop environment is a key decision. There are tons to choose from, all with different benefits and features. There may be no one single “best” choice, but this week we’re looking at five of them, based on your nominations.


SipSnapp Scans A Beer List And Rates It For You

iOS: If you aren’t a beer expert, you might not know if you’ll like a certain beer. With so many craft beers out there, you’re likely to find one you’ve never heard of. SipSnapp takes a beer list from a restaurant and looks up ratings for each brew.


Configure Your Browser To Disable SSL 3.0 Connections

eBay has already killed off SSL 3.0 connections to its website, one of undoubtedly many major companies clamping down on the now-insecure transport protocol. If you’d like to be proactive about the problem, it is possible, using the proper options, to disable or reject SSL connections right from your browser.


Put 'Congratulations' In Your Facebook Post So More People See It

Facebook is constantly changing its algorithms for which of your posts are shown to your friends. A recent article suggests putting “congratulations” in the update might cause more people to see it.


If You're Feeling Brave, You Can Get Android 5 On Your Nexus 4 Right Now

Eventually, most of Google’s hardware will get Android 5, though the speed at which this process occurs for older devices might not be to your satisfaction. If you’re rocking a Nexus 4 and can’t wait for the official rollout of Android’s next major update, you can get it now if you’re happy to engage in some tinkering.


Top 10 Hidden Features Of OS X Yosemite

Yosemite is here with a bunch of new features, but a few of the best things are hidden away. Here are 10 hidden features you might not have noticed yet.


Control Your Public Persona With Carefully Selected Information

You probably know how handy a personal website can be, but it’s even more important if you’re the kind of person who likes to keep your social media private. By carefully crafting your public persona, you can control people’s first impressions (and keep the rest more private).


Four User-Friendly Alternatives To Popular (But Complex) Android Apps

There are a lot of great apps out there, but not every great app can be a looker. While the fan favourites are great, here are some alternatives to the apps that have the steepest learning curves.