The big issues last week? Happy geeks, cheap ADSL, keyboard shortcuts and Ubuntu redesign were all up there. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Ask LH: What Are Off-Net Plans?
Hey Lifehacker dudes! I have been looking at some new internet plans and I have come across some “off-net” plans (specifically with TPG). I was wondering: what exactly is “off-net”, and why is it so much cheaper than normal?
- Three Great Things About Being A Geek (And One That Made Me Sad)
Microsoft devoted the opening keynote of Tech Ed 2011 to celebrating the great things about being a geek. These are the three reasons highlighted that I particularly liked, and the one that made me a touch sadface.
- Supercharge Your New HP TouchPad With PreWare
Many of you bargain hunters probably picked up the defunct HP TouchPad last week, and though webOS isn't exactly thriving, that doesn’t mean you can’t do some pretty neat things with it. If you want to go deeper, here's how to get extra functionality out of your TouchPad.
- First Look At Ubuntu Linux 11.10 ‘Oneiric Ocelot’ Beta
Like most Ubuntu updates, version 11.10 isn’t a huge overhaul; rather, it improves on the big changes made in 11.04, by cleaning up the Dash, overhauling the Ubuntu Software Center, and bringing in some new default software. Here’s a look at the biggest changes in the newly released beta.
- Should We Have A 130KM/H Speed Limit On Freeways?
For some Aussies, the most exciting part of a trip to Europe is taking a car on the German autobahns and enjoying having no speed limits in place. But are we ready as a nation to up our freeway speed limits to 130 kilometres an hour?
- Supercharge Your Smartphone This Weekend
Got an Android or iPhone? Want to do more with it? Here are a bunch of little things you can do this weekend to supercharge your smartphone so it can do almost anything you want.
- Six Keyboard Shortcuts Every Computer User Should Know
According to a statistic published in The Atlantic, 90 per cent of computer users don’t know what Ctrl + F can do. As a result, we’ve put together a list of common, handy shortcuts and tricks that every computer user should know. If you have a friend or family member who could use a lesson or refresher, send this post along.
- Superior Alternatives To Crappy Windows Software
Whether it comes bundled with your computer, bundled with other software, or is just the go-to program for a specific task, the Windows ecosystem is rife with oft-used, yet craptastic software. We asked you what your most hated Windows apps are, and you gave us tons of shudder-inducing examples. We’ve compiled your answers into a list of our least favourite crapware, and the better programs you can use in their place.
- Six Things Your Online Store Can Learn From Harvey Norman
Gerry Harvey’s name is in danger of becoming synonymous with anti-internet ravings, but Harvey Norman does have an online retail presence in the form of its Harvey Norman Big Buys daily deal and general retail site. That operation provides some useful lessons for anyone thinking of moving into online selling.
- Kogan Offers Free TV If Harvey Norman Or JB Hi-Fi Beats Its Price
As price matching offers go, this is potentially interesting: Kogan is offering to give customers a TV for free if they find a cheaper equivalent model at JB Hi-Fi or Harvey Norman.