Last Week’s Top Ten Posts

Last Week’s Top Ten Posts
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You wanted to know why Australian prices seem like a rip-off, how to get everything from iOS 5 straight away and how to make your own Big Mac at home. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Ask LH: Why Does Everything Still Cost More In Australia?
    Hi Lifehacker, I am writing because I’m very curious, but have never understood, why prices (especially for technology, computers and the like) are so inflated here in Australia compared to other countries, such as the US. Why is this?
  2. How To Get The Best Features Of iOS 5 Right Now
    Apple announced the new features coming to iOS 5 today at its yearly developer conference, and it’s bringing lots of awesome new features to the popular mobile platform. The catch: It won’t be available until spring. If you don’t want to wait, here’s how to enjoy the best features it offers right now.
  3. How To Make Your Own Big Mac At Home
    The Big Mac remains the most iconic of McDonald’s products, but you can reproduce the experience in your own kitchen with an amazingly accurate replica of the “special sauce” that helps define the Big Mac. The secret ingredient? Vegemite.
  4. Ask LH: Is My Mobile Number About To Be Given To Telemarketers?
    Dear Lifehacker, I received an alarmist message about telemarketing with an urgent call to click the included link. What do you make of it?
  5. Buying A Full-Price Android Tablet Looks Risky
    Android tablets are great for entertainment: they work with Flash, they offer a huge and open market of free and paid apps, and you can set one up easily without needing to hook into a computer. The one thing you shouldn’t do? Buy one the second it hits the market.
  6. Planhacker: Do Bundles Make Economic Sense?
    Bundling deals — where you get phone service, Internet access and other options on a single bill — can simplify your life. But do they really represent the best value for everyone?
  7. Ask LH: How Long Can A Hard Drive Hold Data Without Power?
    Dear Lifehacker, After a few tragic ends to some photos (poof, gone), I’m trying to get a good offsite backup plan in place. I was curious, and haven’t been able to find a definitive answer in any of my resources: If I copy data to a standard SATA hard drive, and then unplug the hard drive and store it, how long will that data remain intact?
  8. iOS 5: The Top 10 New Features
    The new iOS 5 is here. It is a “major release”, according to Apple. It brings revamped notifications and more than 200 new features for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. These are the top 10.
  9. What Sugar Actually Does To Your Brain And Body
    We consume an enormous amount of sugar, whether consciously or not, but it’s a largely misunderstood substance. There are different kinds and different ways your body processes them all. Some consider it poison and others believe it’s the sweetest thing on earth. Here’s a look at the different forms of sugar, the various ways they effect you, and how they play a role in healthy — and unhealthy — diets.
  10. How To Get The Best Features Of iCloud Right Now
    Apple finally detailed its long-awaited iCloud suite of apps today, but they sadly won’t be available until iOS 5 drops. Luckily, there are already a number of apps that will let you sync your iPhone over the air. Here’s how to get all those features now.

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