Last Week’s Top Ten Posts

You wanted better broadband, Facebook to behave itself and to nominate stuff for the Lifehacker Best Of The Year awards. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Road Worrier Tests 3G Networks Between Melbourne And Adelaide
    I’ve already tested how 3G broadband works between on trains Melbourne and Sydney and Sydney and Brisbane. So it was inevitable that I’d have to try a similar trick travelling between Melbourne and Adelaide. Here’s what I learnt.
  2. Who Is Australia’s Best ISP?
    For work and for play, an Internet connection is just about as essential these days as electricity or water, and that means that choosing the right Internet service provider (ISP) is vital. And that’s why one of the categories in our 2010 Best Of The Year Awards is for ISPs.
  3. Ten Australian Road Trips To Test Out
    Looking for inspiration for your next on-road holiday? Lonely Planet has a set of 10 suggested Australian road trips, with downloadable itineraries in PDF form for each.
  4. What’s Been The Best Desktop App For 2010?
    Mobile apps make life on the road easier, but none of us are ready to entirely give up desktop apps running natively on our computer. Which desktop apps do you find indispensable? Nominate your favourites for Lifehacker’s 2010 Best Of The Year awards.
  5. Why You Shouldn’t Switch Your Email To Facebook
    The new Facebook Messages incorporates email, SMS and Facebook Chat and Messages into one convenient bucket. It’s a smart idea, but you should think twice before you consider ditching your current email address for Facebook email. Here’s why.
  6. How Can I Find Out If My ISP Is Limiting My Download Speed?
    Dear Lifehacker, Recently, I’ve felt that my download speeds have been a little uneven, and I’m starting to wonder if my ISP is limiting or throttling my downloads. How can I tell for sure? Signed, Up for Downloading
  7. You Park Like An Asshole Helps You Share Your Feelings
    It’s almost daily routine that you run into someone parking in two spots, way too far over the line, or in a spot designed for a car half the size. You Park Like an Asshole helps you fight back.
  8. Facebook Unveils One Inbox To Rule Them All
    As rumoured, Facebook’s announced their new messaging service which aims to unify your various inboxes into a single system. While currently invite-only, here’s what to expect when Facebook mail is available for you.
  9. Steve Jobs’s Not-So-Minimalist Home Office
    You’d expect an empty black slate, cold aluminium and lighting like an Apple Store if you were blindly guessing what Steve Jobs’ home workspace looked like. The reality is, of course, much more human, lived-in and interesting.
  10. Nominate Your Favourites For Lifehacker’s Best Of The Year Awards
    Good products and services deserve to be acknowledged and rewarded. So Lifehacker is rounding out 2010 by asking our readers to vote for our Best Of The Year awards and identify the crucial stuff that you truly can’t live without.


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