You wanted to know when the next public holidays were, which wallpaper we used and where the best unlimited broadband deals can be found. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia over the last seven days:
- Australian Public Holidays For 2011
Many of us have headed back into the office today, and are already counting the days until we get to the Australia Day mid-week break. For forward planning purposes, here’s the main public holidays across Australia for the rest of 2011 — worth knowing if you’ve got any interstate trips coming up, or just need to know when you can schedule your next painting day.
- Set Your Desktop To The Wallpapers We’re Currently UsingThanks to screencasts and screenshots, we often get asked where we got our desktop pictures. So for this wallpaper roundup, we’re sharing our wallpaper with you.
- Will Ten Avoid Repeating Mistakes On 11?
It was announced last August and has been in non-stop promo since late December, but Ten’s third digital channel 11 finally launches today (11am on 11/01/11). Ten has promised a different approach to the other commercial networks when it comes to programming repeats from its main channel, but will that strategy last?
- Why The Victorian Government Shouldn’t Abandon myki
Dear Victorian Government, I understand that the option of ditching the myki smartcard ticketing system is on the table, with a review of the entire project currently under way. It’s not surprising that a newly-minted government would want to score brownie points by dealing with what was, by any measure, a controversial project. However, I really hope that you won’t set Victoria back by abandoning the use of smartcard technology altogether.
- How Do You Deal With Office Toilet Serial Offenders?
We’ve all been there — you dash into the workplace toilet and reel with disgust at the state of the facilities. Sending a simple office-wide email often results in the offender just ignoring it, so are more extreme tactics called for?
- How To Plant Ideas In Someone’s Mind
If you’ve ever been convinced by a salesperson that you truly wanted a product, done something too instinctively, or made choices that seemed entirely out of character, then you’ve had an idea planted in your mind. Here’s how it’s done.
- Top 10 Clever Uses For The Cloud
The “cloud” is where we’ve been sharing our lives and storing our files for awhile now, but with so many cloud services there’s much more you can do that may not have crossed your mind. Here are our top ten ideas.
- Google Maps Incorporates Queensland Flood Emergency Data
Google’s crisis response group has developed a Google Map showing the impact of the Queensland floods, including current and predicted river levels and links to other useful information.
- Planhacker: Unlimited Broadband Deals 2011
The concept of an “unlimited” deal has been back in the news recently, with the ACCC continuing its crackdown on providers using the term without clarification. If you can negotiate those pitfalls, an unlimited plan makes sense, and means you won’t face shaping or high excess fees. We’ve rounded up all the unlimited broadband deals for Australian Internet users.
- Ask Lifehacker: How Can I Buy From Companies That Ban Mail Forwaders?
Dear Lifehacker, How can everyday Australians import US-only products without using mail-forwarders, given that many of them are blacklisted? I’d like to I get the Nexus S shipped to Australia from Best Buy without using mail forwarders such as PriceUSA, Shipito and Comgateway.