Renovation Week bought a DIY flavour, but discount hard drives, tablets and plain old luck also featured highly. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- How Much Of A Bargain Is Aldi’s 1TB External Drive?
Aldi has another of its customary “get to the store first thing or it will sell out” tech deals tomorrow. $79 for 1TB of external storage is a pretty good deal, but not an entirely unique one.
- Our Most Popular DIY Hacks Ever
We’ve been delving into renovation all week, but covering DIY is not a new experience here at Lifehacker HQ. Here’s the most popular DIY-related posts we’ve ever run, based on post views since the beginning of 2008.
- How Honeycomb Improves Tablet Options For Travellers
We looked at the key features in Honeycomb earlier in the year, but we’re now getting much closer to the actual release of devices offering the optimised-for-tablet version of Android. I’ve been testing out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v ahead of its official release, and it has some pretty nifty features for productivity-minded travellers.
- What Lucky People Do Differently Than Unlucky People
What makes a person lucky? Often it’s less about actual luck than it is about a person’s general outlook. Here’s why.
- Kogan Enters The Low-End Android Tablet Space
Given founder Ruslan Kogan’s enthusiasm for all things Android, it’s surprising that it has taken this long for Kogan to finally enter the Android tablet market. Its new Agora 7″ Tablet PC looks pretty much like a stock-standard Chinese clone tablet, running Android 2.2 and offering a capacitive-touch interface, and it’s selling for a good but not truly remarkable price.
- Can You Renovate If You’re Renting?
So you’re busting to make some renovations to your property, but you’re renting rather than payin off your own home. What are your options in Australia? The short answer is “not much”.
- Ask LH: What Are The Must-Watch Series On Australian TV?
Dear Lifehacker, I’ve just moved to Australia and am settling in right now, but I’ve been a reader of Lifehacker for a long time. If you could make a list of the must-watch TV shows on Australian TV, it’d be really helpful to me. Thanks, Prem
- Assembling The Perfect Toolbox: The Gear You Need
No matter what renovation project you’re planning, having the right set of tools is essential to getting the job done efficiently and safely. Here’s our take on the essential items that every household needs
- Run Your Home Network Like A Coffee Shop For Easier Guest Access
Want to open up your Wi-Fi network to easier access for visitors, block the web’s nasty stuff from young eyes, and maybe regain some bandwidth, too? Go ahead and unleash your inner coffee shop owner. With free software and no extra hardware, you can manage content and bandwidth on your home network, or even manage a semi-public “hotspot”, without feeling like a despot.
- Ask LH: Is Mac OS X Greener Than Windows 7?
Dear Lifehacker, I’m a student using a MacBook Pro for uni on which I’ve got Mac OS X & Windows 7 dual booted. I’m constantly switching between the two depending on what I need to do (though Windows is my preferred OS). Recently I’ve noticed that the battery lasts longer on the OS X side than it does on the Windows 7 side, even when only browsing the internet. Why is this?