Last Week's Top Ten Posts

You wanted all the dirt on Windows Phone 7, cheap airport lounges and effective Wi-Fi. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Qantas Waiving Qantas Club Joining Fee
    If you’re a regular traveller, being a member of an airline lounge can pay off with access to Wi-Fi, power and the odd free meal. Until October 14, Qantas is waiving the $370 signup fee for new memberships.
  2. Lessons I Learned When My Laptop Was Stolen
    A month ago, developer Nikhil Kodilkar’s laptop was stolen. He had a few security measures in place, but he also learned a lot from the experience. Here are a few of the more important lessons he learned.
  3. Five Best Disk Image Tools
    Disk image tools allow you to take physical discs and drives—DVDs, hard drives, and other media—and turn them into virtual images for ease of storage and manipulation. Here’s a look at five of the most popular disk image tools.
  4. iPhone 4 Wi-Fi Issue Can Lead To Bill Shock
    If you’re downloading large amounts of data directly onto an iPhone 4, you’ll obviously use Wi-Fi whenever possible. But be cautious when doing so overnight: you might find your iPhone reverts to using your more expensive 3G connection instead.
  5. What ‘Free Public WiFi’ Is, And Why You Should Avoid It
    Hang out in airports, coffee shops or other laptop-friendly spots for a while, and you’ll find “Free Public WiFi”. It never gets you through to the actual web, because it’s actually a weird Windows XP quirk — one you shouldn’t connect to.
  6. Windows Phone 7 Launches In Australia October 21
    Fancy a Windows Phone 7 device? The first phones will go on sale on October 21 in Australia, with models from HTC and LG going on sale via Telstra and a Samsung device through Optus.
  7. Telstra Sets Outright Buy Prices For Windows Phone 7 Handsets
    At yesterday’s Windows Phone 7 Australian launch, the emphasis was squarely on $0 upfront, 24-month contract details for the new models. But if you don’t want that kind of lock-in, you will be able to buy the two models sold by Telstra outright.
  8. Six Lessons I’ve Learned Since I Started Working For Myself
    It’s been nearly two years since I’ve received a corporate pay cheque. I left that world in January of 2009 and haven’t looked back since. Was it an easy jump?
  9. Print Your Own Iron-On T-Shirt Transfers
    If you want to produce a quick one-off T-shirt for a special occasion, you don’t need much more than an inkjet printer, a blank T-shirt, an iron and a little time. Here’s some tips to make the process go smoothly.
  10. How Much Do Aussie Developers Care About Windows Phone 7?
    Most of the attention at yesterday’s Windows Phone 7 launch was around the handsets and what they’ll cost. But just which Australian developers are releasing Windows Phone 7 apps?

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