Last Week's Top Ten Posts

You wanted faster BitTorrent, Windows break-in tips and just a touch of evil. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. How To Boost Your BitTorrent Speed And Privacy
    BitTorrent’s been around for a whopping 10 years, but it continues to evolve and remains one of the best file-sharing tools available. If you really want to make your downloads soar—and keep Big Brother out of your business—this guide’s for you.
  2. How To Break Into A Windows PC (And Prevent It From Happening To You)
    Whether you’ve forgotten your password or you have a more malicious intent, it’s actually extremely easy to break into a Windows computer without knowing the password. Here’s how to do it, and how to prevent others from doing the same to you.
  3. How To Build A Hackintosh Mac And Install OS X In Eight Easy Steps
    Building a Hackintosh from scratch—that is, installing Mac OS X on non-Mac hardware—has never been easier, and the final product has never performed better. Here’s how it works.
  4. Top 10 Household Uses For Wi-Fi (That Aren’t Just Connecting To The Internet)
    Having the ability to connect to the internet anywhere we go is undoubtedly awesome, but it isn’t the only gift Wi-Fi technology has given us. Here are our 10 favourite uses for Wi-Fi that go beyond accessing to the web.
  5. Never Sync Your iPhone With iTunes Again
    iTunes can be a useful, but it can also be a huge pain. If you’ve ever used it for sync, you’ve likely experienced problems. Fortunately, with the help of a few apps, you don’t ever have to sync with iTunes again.
  6. How To Manipulate People
    There are times in life where people don’t give you what you want, but you don’t have to settle for disappointment. When life gives you lemons, manipulate the lemon salesman. Here’s how.
  7. Does Halloween Matter In Australia?
    Most Australians my age learnt about Halloween through dubious US TV specials. But is that always going to be the case?
  8. The Best ‘Evil’ Apps For iPhone
    Locked down for your “safety”, your iPhone is designed to operate the way Apple intended. With recently relaxed app store policies and great strides within the jailbreaking community, however, you can add great functionality that Apple never wanted you to have.
  9. Learn To Pick Locks For Fun, Increase Understanding Of Security
    Learning to pick locks is a fun exercise in learning about locking mechanisms, honing a useful skill, and getting a better understanding of how locks work and protect — or fail to protect — you and your stuff.
  10. How Fast-Tracking Has Hit The Slow Lane
    Fast-tracking shows so that they’re broadcast in Australia soon after their first appearance on US or UK networks is an obvious strategy to try and cut down on BitTorrent downloads. Unfortunately, it’s not a strategy that networks appear to apply with any consistency.


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