Flight upgrades, grammar advice and cheap tablets were some of the things on our readers' minds last week. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia over the last seven days:
- Top 10 Ways To Get A Flight Upgrade
What’s better than a fabulous holiday overseas? A fabulous holiday that kicks off with a complimentary upgrade so you don’t have to endure the journey in cattle class. Here are 10 tried and tested ways to make that more likely.
- ‘An Apostrophe Is The Difference Between…’
…"a business that knows its shit and a business that knows it’s shit." Put another way, the devil is in the details and paying attention to fine points (grammar or otherwise) can make or break you.
- Top 10 Products You Don’t Need To Buy (Because You Already Have Them In Your Home)
We spend loads on all sorts of cleaning, health and other household products every week, but quite often you can get the same jobs done with less obvious products already in your house. Here are ten of our favourite household stand-ins.
- Six Things Not To Do When You Run A Call Centre
Call centres are a major employer and a major user of IT. If you’re tasked with running one, or with helping to provide the technology systems used by one, here are six simple “don’ts” to bear in mind.
- Practical Lessons You Can Learn From Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs’ resignation as Apple’s CEO for health reasons is going to dominate the headlines for days to come. We’ll leave the business analysis and speculation to others; in line with Lifehacker’s focus on productivity, here are our favourite lessons learned from Jobs.
- HP To Sell Off TouchPad For $98
If you fancy a bargain-priced WebOS device and don’t care that HP has ditched the platform, Harvey Norman appears set to sell the device for $98 from 2pm today.
- Ask LH: What Games Should I Buy First For My PS3?
Dear Lifehacker, After living what some (read: most LH readers) would call a deprived childhood without a gaming console, at the ripe old age of 20 I finally picked up a PS3 today at its newly reduced price. Anyway, now I need some fantastic titles to feed this baby and I’m a bit lost as to where to start!
- Ask LH: How Can I Fix These Android Problems?
Dear Lifehacker, I’ve having a bunch of small, yet annoying, problems with my LG Optimus One. Is there any way I can fix them easily without rooting my phone?
- Why You Don’t Learn Much From Watching TV News
The dismissal of three Channel Nine employees and the resignation of its Queensland news director after fake footage of a “live cross” was broadcast is a timely reminder that television news often ranks being accurate and relevant fairly low on its list of priorities. This is why watching broadcast news is generally a waste of time.
- Dick Smith Selling MyTab V2 For $129
If you missed out on the HP TouchPad sell-off but have developed an appetite for bargain-priced tablet goodness, Dick Smith is currently selling the second-generation Optus MyTab for $129 (including delivery) from its online store.