You wanted insights into call centre work, tips on speedy airport transits and a faster Windows launch experience. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- 10 Reasons Call Centre Work Is So Painful
Nobody is likely to list ringing a call centre in their favourite life activities, but it’s not a particularly joyous occupation for the 200,000-odd Australians who work in them either. Here’s 10 facts that might give you pause the next time you’re about to let fly during a call.
- Are Australian Movie Release Dates A Major Piracy Driver?
Movie industry executives claim that Australia has become a major source of cinema piracy because of our release date schedules. The truth appears just a little more nuanced than that.
- How To Speed Your Way Through The Airport
Flying is the fastest way to get there, but the number of queues you need to stand in can sometimes make it seem like the slowest. Here’s some useful strategies to make your transit through the airport as fast as possible.
- Aussie Government Keen To Yank Content From Google Groups
Google has just released its biannual figures on what content government bodies asked it to remove in the first six months of 2010. The biggest surprise? Just how many items on Google Groups were removed at the request of the Australian government.
- Nine’s GEM Launch Delayed By Technical Hitch
Nine’s plans to launch its third channel GEM one day ahead of Seven’s third channel 7Mate appear to have backfired, with TV Tonight reporting that the channel now won’t launch until this Sunday at 6am because of technical difficulties.
- Make Windows Load Your Desktop Before You Log In
If you like to be able to step away from your computer while your desktop and programs load, but don’t want to enable the autologin feature, this script will begin loading your desktop when the login screen shows up.
- Planhacker: Outright Android Purchase Deals
There’s more choice of Android models in the Australian market than ever before, and many of them can be purchased outright rather than tying you to a contract. Here’s our roundup of all the local deals.
- What’s A Fair Price For An Android Tablet?
Android tablets haven’t yet flooded the market, so Samsung’s Galaxy Tab will be one of the first to be available locally when it appears in November. But is its $999 outright buy price tag reasonable?
- How To Detect A Photoshopped Image
Photoshop is an amazing tool for altering reality, but it’s only really great when you’re aware of its effects. Here are several tips for detecting a Photoshopped images and earning your digital forensics merit badge.
- ACMA Tells TV Networks To Clean Up Their EPG Act
Electronic program guides (EPGs) aren’t much use if the networks don’t provide accurate information about when programs are actually due to start and finish. Networks are doing a poor enough job that ACMA has decided to start publishing monthly monitoring guides tracking just how accurate the information provided by the networks actually is.
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