Last Week's Top Ten Posts

You wanted food tricks for long weekends and lean budgets, money-saving techniques and a smattering of wallpaper. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Ask LH: How Can I Photograph The Lunar Eclipse?
    Dear Lifehacker, There is going to be a lunar eclipse early Thursday morning. Can you please give me some tips on how to photograph it, even with a point and shoot digital camera?
  2. Five Awesome Food Hacks To Finish Out The Long Weekend
    It’s a leisurely Monday long weekend for many of us (sorry WA!), but it’s also the beginning of winter, so you may not want to head outside. Spend some time in the kitchen instead with five of our favourite food hacks.
  3. Harvey Norman 12-Hour Sale Today Might Help You Unearth Some Bargains
    Harvey Norman seems to like having sales in June. Just a week after its last three-hour sale, it is running a 12-hour “marathon clearance” at all its stores today, promising up to 30% off computers amongst other discounts
  4. Does Importing An iPhone From The US Now Make Sense?
    Australians have long had the option of buying an iPhone direct from Apple without it being locked to a carrier, but that’s only just become a possibility in the US. Given that the US prices are, as ever, much lower than in Australia, is it worth importing an iPhone from the States? The answer: maybe, but it will be quite a bit of hassle.
  5. Does MasterChef’s Smartphone Ban Make Sense?
    Normally the closest we get to thinking about MasterChef on Lifehacker is when talking about the entirely unrelated Mastercheap challenge from last year. However, the news that a contestant has been kicked off Channel Ten’s reality TV cookfest for using a smartphone makes us wonder just how realistic a total technology ban is.
  6. Road Worrier Tests The EeePad Transformer
    Adding a keyboard to an Android tablet should give you the advantage of two devices in one, but Asus’ Eee Pad Transformer didn’t quite make the grade when I took it for a spin.
  7. What To Eat When You’re Really Broke
    When you’re broke you have to cut back on a lot of things because, obviously, you can’t afford them anymore. One of the biggest ways to waste your money is food, so here are a few ways you can cut costs dramatically while still having good, regular meals.
  8. Ask LH: What’s The Best Strategy For Travelling With Multiple Passports?
    I am both a US and Australian citizen, with an Australian wife and young children. Next month my family will be travelling to the US, and the information online about which passport I should use is quite confusing.
  9. Why You Can’t Win An Argument On The Internet
    No matter who you are, you’ve likely spent some amount of time arguing online with someone you just couldn’t believe was incapable of accepting the truth. That’s because they were susceptible to something called the backfire effect, and so were you. When our beliefs are challenged — or even debunked — we have a tendency to believe them even more.
  10. Simplify Your Desktop With These Minimalist Wallpapers
    Few things provide the focus of a remarkably simple, distraction-free desktop. Today we’re taking a look at a selection of minimalist wallpapers that are nice to look at without getting in your way.

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