You wanted terabytes of downloads and ways to download anonymously once you got them. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Five Ways To Download Torrents Anonymously
With anti-piracy outfits and dubious law-firms policing BitTorrent swarms at an increasing rate, many Bittorrent users are looking for ways to hide their identities from the outside world. Here’s an overview of five widely used privacy services.
- iiNet Increases Broadband Download Limits, Starts Counting Uploads
iiNet has announced changes across most of its broadband plans, increasing the download limits on many of them. But there’s a price to pay for that extra data — all those plans will now count uploads as well as downloads.
- Top 10 Ways Your Brain Is Sabotaging You (And How To Beat It)
An unexamined brain is a tricky thing to carry around. You’ve got unintentional biases, marketing weaknesses, “overclocking” issues and all kinds of other mental bugs you may not know about. Here’s a helpful list of the mind’s weird ways.
- Top 10 Facebook Fixes
Facebook may be the de facto social network of, frankly, almost everyone, but that doesn’t mean you have to use Facebook exactly the way its creators, or your Farmville-addicted friends, want you to. Here are 10 tweaks to make Facebook better.
- Where To Get The Best Free Education Online
Whether you’re a student looking for supplemental learning, or you’re in the workforce but thirsty for knowledge, you don’t have to drop thousands of dollars in tuition to enjoy a top-notch education from some of the best schools in the world.
- Twitter Customer Support The Right (And Wrong) Way
Twitter can be a great way to offer service and support at minimal cost for companies. But if the process goes wrong, the outcome often isn’t pretty.
- Snow Transformation Pack Makes Your Windows Desktop Look Like Mac OS X
Windows: If you like the look and feel of Mac OS X but prefer to stick with Windows (whether it be for gaming, or because you just don’t like Apple), freeware Snow Transformation Pack will make Windows looks like OS X
- Ask Lifehacker: What Should I Use My ExpressCard Slot For?
Dear Lifehacker, I want to take advantage of my ExpressCard/34 slot on my laptop. I only have 2 USB ports and was thinking of getting a USB 3.0 Express Card adaptor. But are there any other cool uses for ExpressCard out there? (I know of the usual suspects, USB adaptor and wireless broadband.)
- The Technology You Need For Election Day
After weeks of often-repetitive campaigning, tomorrow Australians finally get to vote and decide who will run the country for the next three years or so. No matter how you plan to vote, there’s handy sites and apps that can make the process easier.
- Are Solid-State Drives Worth The Money?
Dear Lifehacker, I’m considering ordering a MacBook Pro with a solid-state drive. Is it really worth it to dish out the extra few hundred bucks for one?