You wanted the best browser extensions and more Android upgrades. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Top 10 Must-Have Browser Extensions
Your browser of choice may have changed a lot in the past year, but luckily the best extensions for making your browser better have kept up with all the most popular browsers. Here are our cross-platform, must-have favourites.
- Qantas’ New Macs Have A Windows Secret
Qantas has made a lot of noise about the new Macs in its domestic Qantas Club lounges. But it hasn’t been so keen to point out one of the key features of those machines: when you sit down at them, you’re offered a choice of whether to run Windows 7 or Mac OS X.
- Samsung Galaxy S Apparently Getting A Froyo Update
One of our more common complaints at Lifehacker HQ is that Android phone updates don’t happen anywhere near as often as they should. The saga of the HTC Desire Froyo update ran for months. Will a promised update for the Samsung Galaxy S take as long?
- Which 3G Network Actually Works Right Here?
Which Australian 3G mobile network is available in this bush location? Based on remoteness, I suspect the answer most people would give is Telstra’s Next G — and they’d be dead wrong
- What Alcohol Actually Does To Your Brain And Body
Alcohol, like caffeine, has an enormous reputation but loose understanding in popular culture. Learn how it affects your memory, social responses, how it’s absorbed, and why it lengthens your life, red wine or otherwise.
- BBC iPlayer To Be Made Available For Worldwide Users
The BBC’s iPlayer is an awesome catch-up TV service, but it’s blocked for access outside of the UK. There are complex proxy tricks you can use to get it, but a simpler solution is on the cards: the BBC is contemplating an international edition of the service
- How To Craft The Perfect Computer Spec List For Your Needs
Whether you’re building or buying, the perfect computer isn’t necessarily the product of the most expensive parts. Your perfect spec list makes up the machine that works best for you and your budget. Here’s how to put it together.
- Five Best Domain Name Registrars
A domain name is the magic that turns a raw IP address like 188.8.131.52 into a human-friendly chunk of text like Lifehacker.com.au. Here’s a look at five of the most popular domain name registrars that help you register and manage your domains.
- How Do You Track The Phone Networks People Use?
Many mobile phone plans offer free calls to other customers on the same network. But just how do you keep track of which network your contacts use?
- Ask Lifehacker: Where Can I Get Good Office Chairs?
Dear Lifehacker, I work remotely at home and spend some many hours planted in my seat typing away. I have a problem though and that is the sore back that I get from my chair. I spent plenty on the current one thinking it would do the job, but I need more and better support. On top of this I have RSI and when uncomfortable I cannot focus on the task at hand.