You wanted cheap flights, cheap calls, mucho clutter cleared and all the broadband news from Dubbo. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Cheapest Time To Book A Flight Is 8 Weeks Before Travelling
Economist Makoto Watanabe worked out a formula designed to calculate the best time to buy an airline ticket if you’re looking for the lowest prices. The answer, according to his formula: eight weeks before your flight.
- Don’t Get Fooled Into Disabling Gmail’s Free Calls
The integration of phone calling into Gmail was supposed to be a US-only feature, but it turns out that anyone who sets their language to US English in Gmail can also use the service to make calls (including free calls to US numbers). However, be careful when using Gmail for calling or you might accidentally switch it off.
- Top 10 Ways To Effectively Clear Clutter
Spring cleaning projects often start off with good intentions, but get derailed before they’re completed. Stay on the clutter-clearing track with these tried and tested tips.
- Testing High-Speed Wireless Broadband In Dubbo
Telstra’s DC-HSPA+ upgrade promises extremely high-speed wireless broadband across much of Australia. As ever, capital city business types are the focus for its rollout, but how well does it perform in the rural areas which are suddenly the focus of national politics? Today I headed to Dubbo in the central west of NSW to find out.
- Getting Your Physical Media Organised
You can get a world of entertainment streamed through your Internet connection, but most of us still have DVDs and CDs and console games to store. What are the best approaches to keeping that stuff organised?
- Must-Have In-Car Items For Lifehacker Readers
Our recent post about must-have items to keep in your car stirred up a lot of comments from readers. Here’s the five most useful suggestions that popped up.
- What Should I Do To My Work Laptop Before I Leave My Job?
Dear Lifehacker, I’ll be leaving my job soon and will have to turn in my work laptop. How can I get my laptop sparkling clean so I can preserve my privacy and don’t run afoul of IT or any corporate policies?
- New iPods And Apple TV: Price And Availability In Australia
Our gadget-loving siblings at Gizmodo are all over Apple’s new gear announcements. Here’s the key local price and release details for when the new iPod Touch, Nano and Shuffle, plus the Apple TV, hit Australian shelves.
- How To Remember People’s Names (And Deal With Unusual Names)
Accurately remembering names is one of the simplest yet most important components of interacting with people, no matter in what capacity. This article presents some tips I’ve acquired over the years with regards to remembering and using people’s names.
- Planhacker: Unlimited Broadband Deals
If you’re a heavy Internet user, paying a fortune for a high download limit isn’t appealing, and neither is having your connection shaped. What you need is a plan with no download caps. We’ve rounded up all the unlimited broadband deals for Australian Internet users.