Last Week’s Top Ten Posts

So it turns out there’s nothing people want to read on Lifehacker more than analysis of chicken “burgers” with no actual bun. Take a bow, KFC Double (Down). But what else tickled your fancy last week? Here’s the top ten posts from the seven days just passed.

  1. Just How Bad Is The KFC Double For Your Health?
    As we foreshadowed in our Takeaway Food Week instalment on chicken, KFC is releasing the Double — a burger with two pieces of chicken, bacon and cheese plus sauce but no actual bun — in Australia. Does dumping the bread make it healthier or less healthy?
  2. Why I’ve Switched From Chrome To Firefox 4
    You’ve probably heard a lot about Firefox 4′s new interface, speed and feature improvements, but many of you have already left it for Chrome. Here’s why Firefox’s newest version is worth another look, even if you’re a diehard Chrome user.
  3. Ubuntu 11.04 Lets You ‘Test Drive’ Applications Without Installing
    Ubuntu’s store-like Software center was the first step in making applications much easier to find and install for the Linux desktop. The next step: letting users try out apps without having to even commit to a temporary installation.
  4. How To Turn Google Reader Into A Customisable Read-It-Later Service
    You find a lot of interesting articles as you browse the web, but you don’t always have time to read them right away. Read-it-later services like Instapaper and Read It Later both help solve that problem, but rather than signing up for yet another service, you can actually turn your Google Reader account into a personalised read-it-later archive.
  5. Where Is Australia’s Cheapest Nintendo 3DS?
    Nintendo’s 3D-without-glasses-enabled console, the 3DS, goes on sale tomorrow, with a list price of $349.95. What kind of discount can you get on the official price?
  6. Telstra Summarises Status Of Phone Updates On A Single Page
    We spend a lot of time here at Lifehacker wondering when various models of phones will get OS updates, and frankly it’s amazing that we haven’t seen this sooner: Telstra now has a page detailing when updates will be released for its current line of phones.
  7. Set Up An Automated, Bulletproof File Backup Solution
    More and more, the fragments of your life exist as particles on a disk mounted inside your computer — disks susceptible to temperature changes, power surges, fire, theft, static, and just plain wear and tear. Hard drives fail. It’s a fact of computing life. It’s not a matter of whether your computer’s disk will stop working; it’s a matter of when. The question is how much it will disrupt your life — and it won’t, if you have a backup copy.
  8. How BlackBerry Overcame My Resistance To Touch Screens
    One of my main reasons for using a BlackBerry has always been that I do a lot of writing and text manipulation on my phone while travelling, and for those purposes a well-designed built-in keyboard is essential. But I’ve had to face facts: in recent months, I’ve been using its touch-screen interface a lot more than I realised.
  9. How To Use Multiple Computers To Increase Your Productivity
    Multitasking is bad for humans. Our brains aren’t really wired for it. Nonetheless, there are times when we can benefit by tackling multiple tasks at once. While our brains won’t handle it well, if we offload these many tasks to multiple computers, we can focus on one thing while they focus on many. Here’s a look at how working with more than one computer at a time can make you more productive, efficient, and alleviate frustration.
  10. Legify Is An Index Of Current Australian Legislation
    You can search for Australian legislation using Google, but you’ll often get an odd mixture of official sites, legal discussion papers and irrelevant overseas material. Legify is a specialised search engine covering current Australian state and federal legislation, complete with Google Instant-like immediate results and keyboard navigation.

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