You wanted iPads in the office, cheap tickets in the air and better ways to wake up. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Five iPad Issues IT Workers Need To Think About
The iPad is an increasingly common sight in office environments, whether or not it’s officially supported as part of your company’s IT policy. Device choice is increasingly a fact of life these days, but here are five iPad-related issues you might not have thought about if you’re in IT.
- 10 Best Tactics For Finding Cheap Flights In Australia
The future for Tiger Airways in Australia looks anything but certain, but that doesn’t mean that you have to suddenly cough up hundreds of dollars more to fly. Here are our 10 best time-honoured tactics for ensuring you can hit the skies for less.
- Make Your iPhone 3G Run Better With iOS4 Through A Complete Reinstall
We’ve shared lots of tips on getting iOS 4 to work better on older iPhones, ranging from deleting text messages to disabling Spotlight or trying different operating systems entirely. Reader Stuart Bowden has been doing his own testing to get iOS 4 running on his iPhone 3G, and shares his approach to making it usable here.
- What’s The Best Trick In Your Wake-Up Routine?
Putting a bit of thought into how you spend the first few minutes after you wake up can greatly improve motivation and productivity. What are your techniques for owning your morning?
- For The Record, MasterChef’s Mat Beyer Was Cheating With An iPhone
Disgraced MasterChef contestant (and former IT worker) Mat Beyer got busted using a 32GB iPhone 3GS. And while he continues to maintain that he didn’t use his phone for recipe searches, it turns out he’s a big fan of Plants vs Zombies.
- Mixed News For Book Lovers With Book Depository And Kobo Deals
The good news? Publishing giant Pearson has purchased the online operations of RedGroup Australia (collapsed owners of Borders and Angus & Robertson), which means that Kobo e-book owners can be assured their readers will continue to work and they’ll get new local titles. The perhaps less good news? Amazon has purchased discount online book vendor The Book Depository, which might make it a less attractive destination for bargain book buying.
- Reminder: Tiger Isn’t Always The Cheapest Flight Option
A common observation as Tiger Airways lurches towards potential collapse has been to note that anyone getting a super-bargain airfare can’t complain when the whole process goes wrong (“you get what you pay for”). That may be accurate enough, but the less commonly-discussed truth is that the Tiger options on offer aren’t invariably such a bargain anyway.
- Planhacker: Unlimited ADSL2+ Broadband Deals
Most Australians only use 6GB of data a month, but if you’re in the group who consume 100GB or more, then an “unlimited” broadband plan can be appealing. Here’s what’s available in the unlimited space on an ADSL2+ connection
- Top 10 Awesome Things You Can Do With Text
Text isn’t the most glamorous type of media on your computer, but it’s one that everyone creates and consumes frequently and it’s not as boring as it sounds. To make the best use of the text you encounter and generate on your own, there some tips and tricks you should know. Ten, to be exact.
- Five Items To Keep In Your Emergency Gift Stash
Whether it’s in a box or a full-blown closet, I’ve long been a fan of the idea of keeping a supply of gifts so that you don’t get caught out by an unexpected birthday or other event. Here’s what I usually keep in mine.