You wanted loads of business travel advice, bargain repair tactics, cheaper supermarket shopping and less hours in the office. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- When Does Flying Business Class Make Sense?
It can be harder than ever to persuade cash-strapped management to pay up the extra money required for a business-class seat. Here are some scenarios where it still makes sense, despite the high price tag.
- Top 10 Repair Projects You Should Never Pay For
Things break down, whether due to accidents, negligence on our part, or just plain wear and tear. Instead of shelling out for an expensive repair or replacement, though, you can often fix the problem yourself for much less. Here are 10 repairs you should never pay for.
- The Complete Business Travel Packing List
Packing minimally is a sensible approach to business travel, but which items are so important you can’t afford to leave them behind? We highlight the most important requirements as Business Travel Week continues.
- Five Best Note Taking Applications
Whatever the reason you want a better way to keep your notes, memos and other scraps of information organised, you have a number of applications to choose from. Some of them just help you get your thoughts down quickly, others sync with online services that organise your notes for you. Here, based on your nominations, are the top five apps or services for the job
- Where Your Household Spends $1236 A Week
Newly-released figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) suggest that the average household spends $1236 a week. Where does that money go?
- Top 10 Ways To Save On Supermarket Shopping
When we asked last week for suggestions on how to save money on your weekly shop, readers responded in record numbers. We’ve collected together that wisdom for the ultimate guide on how to spend less on life’s essentials. Plus: who won the ALDI hamper?
- Phone, Tablet, Computer: When You Need Each One
We know it’s possible to be very productive with nothing except a smartphone, but for most business travellers, hitting the road is a multi-device experience, with phones, tablets and notebook PCs all playing a part. As our Business Travel Week coverage continues, we look at which scenarios make sense for which device.
- How I Got My Stolen Laptop Back Within 24 Hours Using Prey
Last weekend, my briefcase was stolen out of our vehicle while it was parked outside of a Bed & Breakfast. In the bag was my MacBook and all of my documents for work. Apparently while I was moving all of our stuff into the house, someone grabbed the bag and ran before I came back.
- Ask LH: How Can I Survive A 65-Hour Work Week?
Howdy Lifehackerinos, I’ve got some serious overtime to do as my workplace’s project deadline crunch approaches. 65 hours will be the base hours for a work week, and given that the long days and weeks will last a solid couple of months, have you got any tips to avoid fatigue and stay productive? Dealing with equally burnt-out colleagues? Maintaining healthy relationships at home? Thanks, Tired Just Thinking About It
- Woolworths Releases Android App For Supermarket Shoppers
Ever since Woolworths released its full iPhone app, Lifehacker readers have been crying out for an Android equivalent. The app appeared in the Android market over the weekend, offering the same broad set of features to make shopping easier (list construction, product scanning and access to special offers).