Last Week's Top Ten Posts

You wanted NBN rollout dates, iTunes Match and a better flight experience. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. When Will The NBN Be Available In My Area?
    Just how long will you have to wait until the National Broadband Network (NBN) becomes available in your area? Find out with this up-to-the-minute list of expected launch dates.
  2. Why iTunes Match Isn’t Available In Australia
    US technology media is awash with the release of iTunes Match, Apple’s subscription service that makes your music collection available on any devices signed into your iTunes account. It’s a nifty idea and one that’s been popular enough to slow Apple’s servers to a crawl, but there’s no sign we’ll get it in Australia in a hurry.
  3. The 10 Airline Passengers You Don’t Want To Be
    Forget delays, cramped suits, surly staff and airports that smell like cabbage: the one factor that most consistently ruins the experience of air travel is poorly-behaved passengers. Here are the 10 types that annoy us most. Avoid acting like any of these nightmares.
  4. JB Hi-Fi Goes Grey Market
    The bricks and mortar retailer has quietly launched an online-only direct sales model, selling DSLR cameras and accessories at first.
  5. Vodafone Customers Can Get 2GB Free On Dropbox
    We’re a big fan of any technique that gets us more Dropbox space, so here’s one of note for Vodafone (and 3) customers: you can score an extra 2GB of space by texting the word “Dropbox” to 126222 (Vodafone) or 126333 (3) to receive an upgrade code.
  6. Top 9 Gadgets You Should Have In Your Go Bag
    We share a lot of cool gadgets around here, but there are a few tech essentials we think should be in every geek’s laptop bag. Here are the 9 coolest (and most useful) gadgets you should always have with you.
  7. How To Improve Your iPhone’s Battery Life
    Whether the iOS 5.0.1 update didn’t fix all your battery woes or you’re just looking to improve your iPhone’s daily lifespan, we’ve got a few tips that can help you squeeze a little more juice out of your iDevice. Some are easy, some require a little additional hardware. Either way, these tips should help your iPhone make it through the day (or longer).
  8. Our Favourite Single-Purpose Websites
    You kids these days have the most convoluted website names. Facebook? Twitter? eBay? I’m sorry, but I like my coffee black and my websites self-explanatory. Here’s a handful of actually useful websites that do exactly what they sound like.
  9. Toast Sandwich Is The Ultimate Cheapskate Meal
    We’re no strangers to eating on the cheap here at Lifehacker, but for a basic meal, this might be hard to beat: the toast sandwich. Yes, two slices of bread with a piece of toast in between.
  10. How To Ask A New Acquaintance To Be Your Friend
    Meeting new friends can be tough, often because you have the daunting task of conveying interest without conveying too much interest. So how do you ask a person out on a friend date without it being too awkward? We asked for advice, and here’s what we learned.

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