Last Week's Top Ten Posts

The best-paying jobs, the benefits of tablets and strategies to deal with spare coins took centre stage. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Where Are The Best-Paying IT Jobs?
    If you work in IT, the amount of money you can earn is heavily influenced by two factors: the kind of work you do and the city where you work. Here’s what the latest statistics suggest are the hot areas and best-paying cities in Australia.
  2. Using Your Mobile Number As A USB Label Really Works
    We always like hearing about how posts on Lifehacker have helped people out. Reader Xavier took up our suggestion of labelling a USB key with your mobile phone number, and found that it worked for getting the key back even after a three-month break.
  3. Big W Undercuts Apple On Original iPad
    Apple’s own in-house discounts on the original iPad represent major savings on the device, but Big W has even lower prices if you don’t want to wait until March 25 for the new version.
  4. Ask LH: What Should I Do With All These Spare Coins?
    Dear Lifehacker, Despite my yearning for an electronic, cashless society, it still seems that for most of us, cash is still necessary to get by in this society. In particular, I seem to get home with a few coins in my pocket most days — this quickly builds up into small piles of coins around the house, occasionally consolidated into a larger pile, then jar. I don’t seem to ever have time to actually get to a bank to do anything with this money, and whenever I grab a handful of coins to take out with me, it just seems to multiply in my pocket by the day’s end. What tips do you have for dealing with this growing mound of metal in my house?
  5. Which Australian Carriers Will Support iOS 4.3 Hotspots?
    One of the key features of iOS 4.3 (coming this week to your iPhone and fairly soon to the iPad 2) is the ability to use your existing phone connection as a Wi-Fi hotspot for other devices. But will you have to pay extra for the privilege? We checked in with the three main carriers in Australia, and the answer appears to be “no”.
  6. Five Best PDF Tools
    PDF is the de facto standard for electronic document sharing or distribution. There are many PDF utilities to choose from when you want to create, edit, and view PDF documents, but here’s a look at five of the best tools for working with PDFs.
  7. Make Your Bed In Less Than A Minute Using Military Tricks
    If making the bed every morning seems like a difficult and tedious chore, weblog The Art of Manliness shares some tips on how to make your bed quickly and tightly using a few military tricks.
  8. How Tablets Are Actually Great Productivity Tools
    For all the criticism the iPad and other tablets get for being “just toys”, they actually have a lot of qualities that make them excellent productivity tools — at times better than laptops or netbooks. Here’s why.
  9. What I Use: Shaun Wilson’s Windows-Loving Mac
    Our What Readers Use series continues with designer and video editor Shaun Wilson, who takes the relatively unusual approach of not using his Mac as a Mac. Read on to find out why, and where iPhone and a DeLorean fit into the mix.
  10. Five Important Points About Flexibility And Work/Life Balance
    We’re no strangers to discussing the issue of work/life balance here at Lifehacker, and the challenges can become particularly acute if you decide to work from home. Here’s five aspects of the issue that are worth considering if you’re struggling with balancing life and work commitments and/or trying to move to a more flexible workplace arrangement.


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