Last Week’s Top Ten Posts

You wanted to know what the office IT team were getting wrong, the best BitTorrent clients and why there is so much confusion over tipping in Australia. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. The Six IT Security Mistakes Professionals Still Make
    Keeping workplace computers systems secure is a constant battle, but that means that not making simple mistakes is more important than ever. Here are the most common causes of IT security problems in the workplace.
  2. Five Best BitTorrent Applications
    We’re big fans of BitTorrent. It’s the fastest way to download files quickly without lining up for an HTTP download or opening an FTP client, and it’s a great way to host large files without having to provide all of the bandwidth on your own. Here’s a look at five of the most popular BitTorrent applications.
  3. How Much To Tip, By Country
    This Tipping Etiquette Around the World infograph compares tipping customs for many countries around the world. In addition to the tip rates, the informative visual includes helpful notes about national tipping customs.
  4. Top 10 Ways To Power Up Your Home Theatre PC
    Whether you’ve built yourself an XBMC machine, a Boxee box, or a Windows Media centre PC, here are our ten favourite ways to turn a home theatre PC into a media-watching powerhouse.
  5. Australia Post Testing 24-Hour Parcel Pickup
    It’s a major hassle for online shopping: you’ve ordered something but then you have to sort time to pick it up from the post office. That might get a little simpler with plans for “24 hour parcel lockers” being tested in a new concept post office.
  6. Why You Should Repeat One Digit In Your Phone’s 4-Digit Lockscreen PIN
    Repeating one digit of a 4-digit PIN can mean the difference between a phone that’s safer and a phone that can be unlocked at a glance.
  7. Dropbox Accidentally Unlocked All Accounts For 4 Hours
    Oops! Dropbox accidentally dropped the need for password authentication this past Sunday so anyone could log into anybody else’s Dropbox account with nothing but an email address.
  8. Ask LH: Can I Run Multiple Displays With A Closed MacBook?
    Hi Lifehacker, How can I run two external monitors from my MacBook Pro with the lid closed? It’s got to be do-able, somehow. Thanks, Thinks-Outside-Two-Boxes
  9. How The Economics Of Online Crime Operate
    We’ve all heard by now that developing viruses and other malware is a big business run by professional criminals rather than casual exploration by coders. But just how does the economy of online crime function? The answer turns out to be: a lot like the mainstream economy.
  10. What Road Worrier Wants Added To The BlackBerry PlayBook
    We’ve been waiting a while, but the BlackBerry PlayBook finally goes on sale officially in Australia today. I’m keen to get one, but I’ll be even keener when a few software enhancements get rolled in.


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