You wanted food myths debated, multiple passports, faster and better iPhones and stuff fixed in Google Reader. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- 10 More Food Myths That Just Won’t Die
When we tackled the topic of food myths last month, our inbox and comments filled with more reader-submitted follow-up myths than we could debunk at one time. We asked our nutritionists back to debunk some more common misconceptions about food, health and nutrition that are still widely believed, even though there’s overwhelming evidence to the contrary. We also asked them some of your questions. Here’s what they said.
- Ask LH: Can I Travel Using Multiple Passports?
Dear Lifehacker, My husband and I both have Australian and EU passports. Next February we are traveling to Brazil, where Australian passport holders need a visa, but EU passport holders do not. Can we leave and enter Australia using our local passports, and use our EU passports to enter and leave Brazil, thus not needing visas?
- How To Ditch Your iPhone’s iPod App For Better Listening
The iPhone’s default iPod app — which aims to handle virtually every type of compatible audio content on your device — isn’t bad, but definitely has its limitations. Apple hasn’t done much to innovate in the way you sync your content, play your music, and manage your podcasts and audio books. Fortunately, third parties have filled in the gap. Here’s what you need to move on from the iPod app for a better listening experience.
- Slow Down Email For A Better iPhone Experience
Lifehacker reader Stuart Bowden made himself more productive and got better performance from his iPhone 3GS with a simple email tweak. It’s a tactic to consider even if you’ve got a much newer phone.
- Five Things I Want Fixed In The New Google Reader
Google rolled out a new Google+-inspired interface for Google Reader yesterday, and the reaction so far from long-time users has been, for the most part, deeply unenthusiastic. There’s always an element of "I hate it because it’s new" in any redesign, but there are some specific changes Google has made which I wish it would ditch.
- Top 9 Ways To Unlock The Unlockable
Getting locked out of your home, your computer or anywhere else you want to be can suck. The same goes for those times when your gadgets prevent you from doing what you want to do with them, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are the top 10 ways you can break into virtually anything with a literal or figurative lock.
- Your Tour Of The New Lifehacker Australia
Yes, Lifehacker has a new look! We’re rolling out a new look across all the Allure sites this week. Here’s an overview of what has changed, and what will be coming in the near future.
- Do A Barrel Roll Is A Cool Google Easter Egg
Another nifty addition to Google’s extensive list of easter eggs: if you search for the phrase “do a barrel roll”, the entire screen will do just that, rotating the entire screen 360 degrees before presenting the results.
- Telstra Drops Pricing On Mobile Broadband Devices
It is a truth universally acknowledged that prepaid mobile broadband dongles and hotspots get cheaper pretty quickly. Telstra has cut pricing on its prepaid Elite Wi-Fi Hotspot and USB dongles, slicing $30 off the former and $20 off the latter.
- Get Free Slurpees From 7-Eleven Next Monday
Yes, we know we’re getting in several days in advance, but when it comes to free stuff, we favour advance planning. Next Monday (November 7) is 7-Eleven Day, which the chain celebrates by giving out free small slurpees between, obviously, 7am and 11pm.