You wanted grand final bluffing and buffering, Facebook privacy tips, 4G guidance and the latest car technology. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- How To Watch The 2011 Grand Finals From Anywhere
Can you watch the AFL Grand Final in HD? Can you catch the NRL Grand Final from overseas? From free-to-air to internet, here are the options (such as they are) for catching the sporting action this weekend.
- How To Bluff Your Way Through A Grand Final Conversation
This weekend sees the grand finals for both the AFL and NRL, so the topic of football is going to be hard to escape. Here are a few basic conversational gambits if you have no interest whatsoever but don’t want to confess your ignorance.
- Facebook Is Tracking Your Every Move On The Web; Here’s How To Stop It
Over the weekend, Dave Winer wrote an article at Scripting.com explaining how Facebook keeps track of where you are on the web after logging in without your consent. Nik Cubrilovic dug a little deeper, and discovered that Facebook can still track where you are, even if you log out. Facebook, for its part, has denied the claims. Regardless of who you believe, here’s how to protect yourself, and keep your browsing history to yourself.
- Lifehacker Tests The Ford Focus 2011: This Is The Future Of Cars
Lifehacker Australia was offered the opportunity to sit down for a chat with a couple of Ford executives and test drive the new 2011 Ford Focus last week. I was the lucky one who got to get behind the wheel as the only member of the team with a full driver’s licence. One week, 800km and $70 worth of diesel fuel later, I was reluctant to give the keys back purely because of all the mind-blowing tech I’m about to show you.
- Browser Speed Tests: Firefox 7, Chrome 14, Internet Explorer 9 And More
- Lifehacker’s Total Guide To Telstra’s New 4G LTE Network
It was promised back in February and trials began in August, but Telstra’s 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) network officially launches today, promising speeds up to three times faster than Telstra’s current network. But what equipment do you need to access it, does it cost more, where does it work and how well does it actually perform? We’ve got all the answers.
- The Stupid Things You Do At Work (And How To Fix Them)
You’re a smart, productive person capable of amazing things, but every so often you’re your own worst enemy. You’ll often convince yourself you’re going to fail, put off important tasks that need to get done, make choices based on pride rather than logic, and potentially end up making your work life miserable. Here’s a look at the stupid things you do all day at the office and how you can fix them.
- Get A Free 1Mbps Usenet Account On XS Usenet
Ghacks points out that XS Usenet is giving out free usenet accounts that never expire! The only catch to these free accounts is that they’re limited to transfer rates of 1Mbps.
- New Kindle Models Bad News For Woolworths
The newly-announced Kindle Fire and Kindle price reductions mean Amazon is offering more choice in its e-book reader range than ever. The Fire tablet and the other new models can only be pre-ordered by US customers at this stage, but even so, that could be bad news for Woolworths, which has recently begun selling the device through its Big W and Dick Smith brands.
- Could Facebook’s Timeline Wreck Your Relationship?
Enabling the new Facebook timeline is pretty straightforward, but it also exposes a lot of information about your past. One blogger argues that the relationship history exposed by Facebook might do your future romantic prospects more harm than good.