You wanted top 10 lists about mobile phones, better grammar and (ahem) wiping advice. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- More Misheard Expressions To Avoid In Your Writing
Last September, we rounded up expressions which people get wrong when written down. Now we’re back with another collection of common errors that are spreading rapidly online and giving the Lifehacker Grammar And Spelling Police (GASP) heart attacks..
- Which Direction Should I Wipe?
You probably don’t remember who taught you how to wipe — your parents, most likely — or why you wipe the way you do. All you know is that once you were settled in on one style of wiping that worked, more or less, there was no real reason to change. But is it the right way? Is it the best way? Let’s find out.
- What’s Holding Us Back From Using Home Networks?
Digital amusement options continue to expand, but the majority of people still don’t have a network suitable for sharing entertainment around the home
- Top 10 Ways iOS Outdoes Android
We love both mobile operating systems and their corresponding devices, but just as Android has its many advantages, so does iOS. Here are our favourite parts of iOS that outdo their Android counterparts.
- Top 10 Simple Privacy Tricks Everyone Should Use
Protecting your privacy on the internet these days seems like a hefty undertaking, but there are a few things you can do to protect your privacy with just the click of a button. Here are our favourite super-simple tricks.
- 10 More Experimental Features You Should Enable From The Gmail Laboratory
We’ve highlighted Gmail Labs features you should enable before, but you’ll find more than 20 useful features hidden inside Gmail’s Laboratory, and Google’s releasing new ones all the time. Here are 10 more powered-up Gmail Labs worth enabling.
- Ask LH: Do Warranty Laws Mean AppleCare Is Irrelevant?
Dear Lifehacker, In the light of the new consumer laws introduced earlier this year, I’m wondering if we should question whether we should be paying to extend the limited warranty of one year on new Apple computers?
- Make Self-Service Checkouts Work More Effectively
Self-service checkouts are increasingly common in supermarkets and chain stores, not to mention at airports. Lifehacker reader and frequent commenter 66biscuits offers a useful tip for ensuring your groceries (or tickets) are recognised quickly.
- Ask LH: Are There Cheaper Alternatives To Dropbox?
Dear Lifehacker, I recently bought a MacBook air and I love it but I find it very frustrating trying to keep files in sync with my iMac all the time. I have tried Dropbox but $120 a year is too much to pay. I need to sync about 40GB of files. What can you suggest? Thanks, Out Of Sync
- 10 Android Apps That Make Rooting Your Phone Worth The Hassle
Android phones are spectacular little devices because they’re able to do so much that others simply can’t, but one big snag in that greatness is that many of the best features require that the phones be rooted.