Last Week's Top Ten Posts

You wanted all the iPhone 4 and Android dirt, the lowdown on Office Web Apps and cheap goods with free postage. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. iPhone 4 Due In Australia Late July
    Amongst all the details of the new iPhone, here’s the most crucial one for local buyers: Apple has currently scheduled the new phone for Australian release in “late July”.
  2. Australian Government Considers Logging All Web Activity
    As if proposed mandatory censorship laws weren’t bad enough and unpopular enough, now the Federal Government is considering a proposal to require all ISPs to keep a detailed log of every site their customers visit. Yes, that’s every bit as unpleasant as it sounds.
  3. iPhone Vs Android Showdown: Which Phone Is Best For Power Users?
    The newest iPhone comes out soon; the Android OS continues to deploy on better and better hardware; and both operating systems roll out exciting new features and innovations with each release. So which deserves your hard-earned cash?
  4. Best Ways To Buy Stuff With Free Delivery
    Buying online generally offers the best deals, but by the time you’ve factored in postal costs, the deal doesn’t always look so good. Here’s some of our favourite tactics for getting free shipping when you shop online.
  5. A Cheapskate’s Advice On Affording Anything You Want
    “It takes the guts to be a cheapskate,” according to photography hobbyist Ken Rockwell, who goes to great lengths to lay out his well-worn advice on how to afford nearly anything you really want.
  6. Road Worrier’s Train Torture Test Takes On Melbourne To Sydney
    You’d figure that a journey between Australia’s biggest cities and across its most densely populated state wouldn’t pose much of a challenge for Telstra’s Next G network, wouldn’t you? Think again.
  7. Why Common Sense Security Has Its Limits
    “Don’t do anything online you wouldn’t do in the real world” is a common catch-cry in the PC security world. It sounds like a sensible policy, but it actually has some fairly severe limitations.
  8. Seemingly Harmless Job Interview Questions That Mean A Lot
    Career adviser Katharine Brooks says “inkblot test” questions in job interviews – the “seemingly harmless questions interviewers use as icebreakers” – are much more important than you (or even your interviewer) may think. They can make or break your chance at a job.
  9. Comparing Office 2010 Desktop And Office Web Apps In Pictures
    We’ve compared Office Web Apps and Google Docs, and found plenty to like in both. But how does Office Web Apps measure up to the full-blown version of Office 2010 in terms of features?
  10. How Does Office Web Apps Compare To Google Docs?
    Microsoft rolled out its free Office Web Apps earlier this week, introducing a free, basic Office suite for the web. How does it compare to Google’s own Docs offering? Here’s a rundown of each web app’s strengths and weaknesses.


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