Last Week’s Top Ten Posts

Evil Week proved popular, with everyone determined to hack their neighbours’ speakers, argue about public transport and circumvent security on various devices. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Silence Neighbours By Transmitting Your Music To Their Speakers
    If you have a neighbour that’s playing their music too loud, you can get them back by hijacking their speakers with a little DIY project.
  2. How To Dodge Fares When Using Public Transport
    Need to catch a train but you’ve lost your wallet? Can’t afford a new weekly bus ticket until pay day? Here are some sneaky emergency strategies that you can use to try and score a free trip.
  3. What To Do If You’ve Forgotten Your iPhone’s Passcode
    Some passcodes are so effective that even you can’t remember what they are. If you’ve locked yourself out of your iPhone, it’s not to complicated to get back in. Here’s how.
  4. How To Break Into A PC (And Prevent It From Happening To You)
    If you’re trying to break into a Windows computer — whether you’ve forgotten your password or are hatching an evil plan — you have quite a few options. Here’s how to do it, and how to keep your own computer protected.
  5. Clever SSIDs That Scare Off Leeches Or Send A Message
    Your Wi-Fi network’s name (called your SSID) identifies your router so you know which network to connect to, but considering how often smartphones pop up connection notifications, your network’s name can also act as a medium for delivering messages to fellow Wi-Fi users–or even scare passersby off an open network.
  6. Use Pizza Delivery As A Cheaper Taxi Service
    Need to get home but feel like a taxi will be a bit costly? Lifehacker reader Ben suggests an alternative strategy: go to a pizza place and order a home delivery pizza, then ask if you can be delivered with it.
  7. How To Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About (Even When You Don’t)
    We can’t all be human encyclopedias, and once in a while, you’re bound to stumble upon a conversation on a topic you know absolutely nothing about. To avoid being left out or seeming ignorant, here are a few tips for “tricking” people into thinking you’re well informed.
  8. Crack Almost Any Electronic Safe With Just A Bounce
    If you have a digital safe with a passcode entry, a few things could go wrong. You could forget the code, the electronic mechanism could fail, or someone could change the code without you knowing. In the event you need to break into your own electronic safe, here’s how to do it.
  9. How To Bypass The Australian’s Paywall
    Earlier this week, The Australian added a paywall to its site which means you can’t read most articles without a paid subscription. While there’s a three-month trial, it’s relatively easy to work around the paywall if you want to just get to a single article.
  10. That Hand Luggage Measurement Unit Isn’t Just For Show
    I’ve mentioned before how Australians seem to delight in trying to carry as much luggage on planes as possible, and the situation isn’t improving. On the quick Sydney-Melbourne flight I took today, a passenger spent a good 10 minutes trying to find space for a bag which was self-evidently both too tall and too wide to actually fit in the overhead bins, let alone under the seat in front of her.

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