Last Week's Top Ten Posts

You wanted the best iPhone apps, the best Android phone deals and lots of arguments about broadband. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Why Are People Selling Their iPads?
    The iPad has been out in Australia since May 28, and demand appears to still be strong for Apple’s tablet. But there’s a small segment of the market that has had enough already and is moving on.
  2. Lifehacker Pack For iPhone: Our List Of The Best iPhone Apps
    Looking to power up your iPhone with the best free and cheap apps out there? Our first edition of the Lifehacker Pack for iPhone rounds up our favourite must-have iPhone applications.
  3. Planhacker: Complete Australian Android Postpaid Deals
    Android phones continue to grow in popularity even as the platform itself continues to evolve, and almost every week sees new models released onto the local market. Work out which option best suits your needs with this up-to-date summary of all the current deals available from Australian carriers.
  4. Five Best Mobile Fitness Apps
    Mobile fitness apps have changed the way people create, record and reach fitness goals, thanks to mobile phones and mobile devices that put a powerful computer right in your pocket. Here’s a look at five of the best mobile fitness apps.
  5. Rethinking the Things You Can Live Without
    In consumer culture, it’s easy to accumulate more stuff than you actually need. If you feel overwhelmed by all your stuff, minimalist blogger Francine Jay has several suggestions on how to turn it around.
  6. ATO Updates Again On Refund Processing
    Last week’s Lifehacker post about tax return processing stirred up a lot of comment from readers who had waited more than 14 days for their return. A new update from the ATO explains in more detail what’s going on with processing this year.
  7. Ask Lifehacker: Which Programming Language Should I Learn?
    Dear Lifehacker, I am a high school student currently in Year 9 who is wishing to learn a computer language. Could you please suggest a good language to learn?
  8. How Fibre Networks Can Increase Speed Really Quickly
    Tony Abbott has said he thinks it is “hugely implausible” that the speeds on the National Broadband Network could easily increase by a factor of 10 to the 1 gigabit per second maximum speed now being claimed by the NBN. For his benefit (and the benefit of confused voters), we’re here to explain in simple terms why such a scenario is plausible, even though it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get that speed directly into your house.
  9. What Do You Think Of Coalition Broadband Policy?
    We already knew that the Coalition was opposed to the NBN, but today it spelled out its alternative vision: essentially, spending a lot less money and leaving the job of offering increased speeds to the commercial sector. Is that enough to ensure that we’ll get decent broadband in the future?
  10. Why Is Airport 3G Coverage So Bad?
    I spend a lot of my time in Australian airports, and that’s led me to one simple conclusion: Mobile network coverage in these locations is really, really poor.


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