Last Week's Top Ten Posts

You wanted Android switching advice, cheap travel and better iOS4 performance. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Jumping Ship From iPhone To Android: A Switcher’s Guide
    If you’re sick of Apple’s walled garden but have yet to make the jump from the iPhone to an Android handset, here’s what to expect, how to adjust and how to cope with certain app withdrawal.
  2. Apple Playing Dumb With Consumer Refund Rights
    What happens if a company sells you faulty goods? The correct answer is that they should offer a refund or replacement, but apparently that’s not always the case — even if the company is a consumer giant like Apple
  3. Lifehacker’s Free Public Transport Guide, 2010 Edition
    Public transport is generally cheaper than jumping in a car, but in capital cities, you can often get around the CBD without paying at all. Here’s the options for free buses and trams across Australia’s major cities.
  4. What Australian Online Stores Do Wrong
    Buying from an Australian online store has many potential advantages: postage is cheaper, it’s easier to deal with returns or other issues, and you’re supporting the local economy. However, when it comes to offering features beyond click-here-and-order, it seems local sites aren’t doing so well.
  5. The Worst Email Habits, Annoyances You Should Avoid (Or At Least Be Aware Of)
    Email signatures might be more annoying than you think, but we all experience plenty more gaffes, annoyances and misfires in our inbox. We asked our savvy readers to share their biggest email annoyances, and here’s what they said.
  6. Give False Names To Confuse Telemarketers
    It’s not nice to lie, but it’s also not nice to get repeatedly called at dinner time by someone trying to flog you a mobile phone or pretending that you’re a Telstra customer when you’re not. If the Do Not Call list isn’t quite cutting it for you, giving a false name is one way of potentially scaring off telemarketers — or at least making them easier to detect.
  7. Improve iOS4 Performance On iPhone 3G With Hard Resets
    iOS4 has some pretty neat features, but many existing iPhone 3G users have found performance to be pretty poor after making the switch. Before rolling back, try a couple of hard resets to see if that improves performance.
  8. Five Best WYSIWYG HTML Editors
    Though you can make a strong argument for hand coding your web site the appeal of a What You See Is What You Get approach is undeniable. This week we take a look at the five most popular tools for WYSIWYG HTML editing.
  9. When Android 2.2 Will Hit Your Phone In Australia
    Android 2.2 (aka Froyo) has plenty of great features, but with existing Android phones in Australia running on a wide range of versions, finding out when (or if) you’ll get an upgrade can be tricky. Fortunately, Jenna Pitcher at Delimiter has a pretty comprehensive roundup of when 2.2 will be distributed by Australian carriers.
  10. First Look At The Improved And Redesigned Firefox 4
    Mozilla today released the first beta build of Firefox 4, complete with a new look, new features and support for more HTML5 specs. Here’s a quick screenshot tour of how it’s shaping up.


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