You wanted jailbreak discussion, DIY cable management, remote access media and nifty flowcharts. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- 4 Reasons Not To Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Touch Or iPad
We love jailbreaking our iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads because it opens up it opens up so many great new possibilities. It also has the potential to cause a lot of problems and headaches. Here’s why you might not want to jailbreak.
- Neatly Store Loose Cables With A DIY Toilet Paper Tube Organiser
If you are a tech head, you’ve probably amassed quite a collection of miscellaneous cables that you aren’t currently using, but might need later on. Keep them organised and tangle-free with a few toilet paper tubes in a box.
- How To Turn Your Computer Into The Ultimate Remote Access Media Server
If you’re out of the house a lot but still want access to files on your home computer, one of the best ways to solve that problem involves setting up your computer as a remotely accessible home media server. Here’s a look at how to not only access your files (and control your computer) remotely, but also share files with others, stream music and video, access your photo library, and a whole lot more.
- Awesome Flowcharts From The Lifehacker Sydney Meetup
Last night’s Sydney Lifehacker reader meetup went off with a bang. One of the challenges we set was to design a funny flowchart. There were some impressive results, which you can see below.
- Top 10 Fixes For The Web’s Most Annoying Problems
The internet is wonderful, but it’s also a landfill for many annoying things. Here are our top 10 online annoyances and how you can fix them for a better browsing experience.
- Free Postage From Amazon UK To Australia Now Permanent
You might recall that back in February we told you about Amazon UK offering free postage to Australia on orders over £25.
- Why Do You Pay For Pay TV?
Many Lifehacker readers favour Channel BT over pay TV, but there are more than 1.6 million households which pay for Foxtel, and another three-quarters of a million which have Austar. Oddly, having lots of extra channels isn’t necessarily a major incentive for choosing to pay for TV.
- Planhacker: Be Careful With Direct Debit Payments
Paying your bills via direct debit has many advantages: it’s automatic, there’s usually no fees involved, and it saves you dealing with paper documents. However, a rise in complaints about how phone companies and ISPs handle direct debit payments shows that a little caution remains wise.
- Common American Names For Tools Translated
Going online is a great way to research DIY projects before you start, but the use of different terminology between the US and Australia can make the results confusing. Here’s a list of common tool names you might encounter and their local equivalents.
- Google Features We’re Still Waiting To See In Australia
Google Shopping arrived at last in Australia earlier this week. That’s a welcome development, but it also served to remind us that there are still some services which Google doesn’t offer down under. Here are the five we most want to see on the fast-track list.