Last Week's Top Ten Posts

Between bursts of fast food, you wanted to know about iPad importing and the benefits of wired networking. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Takeaway Food Week: Burgers
    Two fast food giants dominate the local burger landscape: McDonald’s (800-odd outlets) and Hungry Jacks (300+ stores). That means there’s never far to travel for a burger fix, but be warned: if you choose the combo option, it’s all too easy to make a pig of yourself.
  2. Ask LH: Should I Buy An iPad 2 From The US?
    Dear Lifehacker, I am travelling to the US next week for work, and I would like to pick up an iPad 2. Assuming I can find one, I would be looking for a Wi-Fi only model. Would there be any disadvantages to buying in the US as opposed to Australia? Will it work with my Australia iTunes account OK? Thanks, Tablet Traveller
  3. Takeaway Food Week: Subway
    Ordering a sub from Subway can be one of the healthiest choices you can make for takeout, and that’s worth celebrating as Takeaway Food Week rolls on. Just don’t make the mistake of adding the risky extras or picking the wrong sub.
  4. How To Get Good At Making Money
    Making money is a skill or talent that you can develop and improve. Jason Fried, co-founder of 37signals, shares six lessons he learned on the way to getting (really) good at making money as an entrepreneur.
  5. How To Ditch Slow Wireless Speeds And Go Completely Wired
    Wi-Fi provides a convenient way to connect the computers in your home without dealing with the hassle of wires, but Wi-Fi is also slow and unreliable compared to a wired connection. Wireless may be the way of the future, but here are some of the best ways to go wired where it counts.
  6. iiNet Asks Why Downloaders Are Treated As Bigger Criminals Than Speeding Drivers
    It’s still not clear if there’ll be a further appeal in the iiNet vs studios piracy case, but the ISP isn’t staying quiet on the issue while it waits to find out. In a new paper it argues that there should be an independent body which assesses and assigns penalties for copyright infringements, drawing on the points model we’re familiar with from driving licences.
  7. How To Replace Your Wallet With Your Phone
    If you like your wallet, by all means, hold onto it. But if you’d like to travel lighter and worry about one less thing to remember, you can replace most of your wallet’s functionality with your phone. Here’s how to switch over everything except your cash, and maybe one card.
  8. Takeaway Food Week: Chicken
    From global giants like KFC to your local charcoal chicken outlet, there are plenty of choices for takeout chicken and we’re eating more of it than ever before. But are we always making the most sensible choices?
  9. Top 10 Solutions To Real Life’s Most Annoying Problems
    You’re fat, in debt, bite your nails, live in a filthy hovel you call an apartment, can’t find a decent job, and your life sucks. Well, maybe it isn’t that bad, but if you could stand to improve things in one area or another we can help. Here are our top 10 solutions to life’s most annoying and troubling problems.
  10. 10 Things You Need To Do If You Were Just Fired
    If you were just fired, you’re probably in a bit of a panic. You need a new job, but to do that you need to regain your composure and get out of your unemployed blues. Writer and investor James Altucher has been there, and offers this helpful advice for anyone suffering the stress and self-esteem hit that follows losing your job.

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