Last Week's Top Ten Posts

You wanted Lion without download cap woes, Windows performance boosts and cheap food from McDonald's. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. How To Burn Your Own Lion Install DVD Or Flash Drive
    Getting Lion from the App Store is convenient, and Apple will be releasing a USB version in August, but there’s no need to pay the extra cash. You can easily make your own Lion install DVD or flash drive with the App Store installer and Disk Utility.
  2. Get Mac OS X Lion Without Exceeding Your Download Cap
    Mac OS X Lion has officially gone on sale, but it’s a 3.6GB download that’s only available through the Mac App Store. Here are some simple suggestions to avoid chewing through all your monthly allowance while getting the latest Mac goodness
  3. Top 10 Ways To Speed Up Windows’ Boot Time
    If there’s one thing everyone dreads, it’s rebooting their computer. It may only take a minute or two, but it can seem like forever. Here are our top 10 tweaks that will make your computer boot a little faster.
  4. How To Get The Free Lion Update For Your New Mac
    Longstanding owners have to pay $31.99 to upgrade to Lion, but if you’ve purchased a Mac since June 7 you’re entitled to a free upgrade. Here’s how to get it.
  5. Can You Eat A McValue Lunch And Stay Healthy?
    McDonald’s current promotion of McValue lunches is tempting for the cash-strapped meal hunter. But which ones will have the most damaging effect on your waistline? We ran the numbers to find out.
  6. Top 10 Secret Features In Mac OS X Lion
    Lion’s out and there’s a lot of new stuff to explore. Apple tells you about most of it on its website, but there are still some secret features you’ll want to know about. Here’s a look at our top 10 favourites.
  7. Vodafone’s Network Improvements Don’t Seem To Be Making Much Difference
    Vodafone recently issued a press release saying that its network improvement program has made major improvements in the Central Coast and Newcastle area. However, when Road Worrier ran its own tests in that area over the weekend, the results were less than impressive for anywhere north of Gosford.
  8. The OS X Lion Survival Guide
    OK, so OS X Lion isn’t perfect. But chances are, that probably isn’t going to stop you from picking it up today. With that in mind, here’s our guide to help you make the most of Apple’s new OS.
  9. Monroe Or Einstein: Check If You Need Glasses At Your Computer
    You probably know whether or not you’re near-sighted, but some people get so used to seeing things a certain way that they ignore a vision problem, squint a lot, and end up with unnecessary eye strain at the computer.
  10. Internode Outlines Its Plans For NBN Pricing
    Lifehacker reader favourite ISP Internode has offered an NBN-based service in Tasmania since last year, but that was always a temporary local solution. Internode has now outlined its national pricing plans for general NBN services, which rather reflect the recent price changes it made to regular services.

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