Last Week's Top Ten Posts

There's no getting away from the fact that there's a lot of iPad stories in the top five. That aside, Linux, Charlie Sheen and poached eggs all made an appearance. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Five Reasons Not To Buy The iPad 2
    In a little over three weeks, you’ll be able to buy a shiny new iPad 2. But if you’ve already got an iPad, then the reasons for actually shifting to the new model are somewhat slim. Here’s my take on why.
  2. Five Reasons To Buy The iPad 2
    It’s coming at the end of March, and I for one will be buying an iPad 2 when it hits the shelves. Whether a first time buyer or an upgrader, here’s five reasons you should be buying the new iPad.
  3. Apple Slashes Original iPad Prices To Clear Australian Stock
    There’s a little over three weeks to go before the iPad 2 hits Australia, but if you’re not so fussed about the latest and greatest, Apple is selling off its original iPad stock at a serious reduction to the original launch price.
  4. How To Automatically Download TV Shows As Soon As They’ve Aired (Or Turn Your PC Into A TiVo)
    Video content is readily available online for you to download, but the download process isn’t always as simple and automated as using something like a TiVO to simply schedule the content you want to watch. Fortunately, there are some great tools to help you do that with both BitTorrent and Usenet. Here’s how to set them up and turn your computer into an internet PVR.
  5. iPad 2 Will Be Released In Australia On March 25
    The good news? Australians will only have to wait a fortnight after the US release of the iPad 2 for the second generation of Apple’s tablet to go on sale in Australia, with the device set to hit stores on Friday March 25. The bad news? We don’t yet have pricing details.
  6. Five Best Browser Security Extensions
    You share and access some of your most sensitive data through your web browser, so it doesn’t hurt to add a little extra security to your browsing session. Here’s a look at five of the best, most popular security extensions out there.
  7. Getting Started With Linux: Why Install Linux?
    Curious about Linux, but not ready to dive in head first without a little background? We’re on it. As part of our our Night School series, we’ll be detailing, troubleshooting, and taking a deeper swim into the open-source OS this week. Today, we’re offering some encouragement for the hesitant.
  8. How To Make A Perfectly Poached Egg
    The perfectly poached egg is soft and runny on the inside but firm on the outside, like a little egg present. Don’t be intimidated if you’ve never poached an egg—making this heavenly breakfast (or brunch or dinner) treat is easy.
  9. Ask LH: Why Is My Cable Internet Performance So Unpredictable?
    Hi Lifehacker, My internet (Optus Cable) is quite strange and I’m wanting to know how to fix these problems. Firstly, for some downloads I get 60Kb/s, and for some I can get up to 2,000Kb/s. Is this huge difference just to do with server speed and location of the download? It’s quite frustrating having to wait 10 minutes for a 30MB file, when I have downloaded 1GB+ movies in that same time.
  10. Workplace Survival Tips From Charlie Sheen
    Though his $US2 million an episode salary for Two And A Half Men seems attractive, we would not recommend anyone use Charlie Sheen as a role model for their life. But his recent rantings to anyone armed with a camera do contain some ideas you can adopt to be a more helpful employee and co-worker.


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