Last Week's Top Ten Posts

You wanted our best how-to guides from the year, thoughts on piracy and better project management through Excel. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Most Popular How-To Guides Of 2011
    We handle a lot of different topics each year and our how-to guides cover a wide range of sizes and subjects, but the common goal is to make things easier for you. Here’s a look back at our most popular how-to features of 2011.
  2. Most Popular Top 10s Of 2011
    Lifehacker has been around for a few years, so every week we like to round up some of our favourite posts — new and old — on a particular topic. Here’s a look back at our most popular top 10 lists of 2011.
  3. Ask LH: Is This Dirt-Cheap Russian Music Store Legitimate?
    Hi Lifehacker, I have been trying to find some cheaper alternatives to the iTunes store for purchasing electronic music legally. I came across LegalSounds. They seem to be selling tracks at $0.09 and albums for $1.99. In their copyright statement they mention that they pay royalties to artists according to Russian laws. However, I wanted to find out if it is actually legal for me to download tracks from this site in Australia?
  4. Use This Excel Spreadsheet For Project Management
    Full-blown project management demands dedicated software, but for simpler tasks a spreadsheet can do the job. Microsoft presentations and spreadsheet expert Glenna Shaw is sharing a project plan template which lets you plan your project and track milestones.
  5. Ask These Questions At Your Next Job Interview
    When you’re in a job interview and an interviewer asks if you have any questions for them, the worst thing you can do is say no. You should always have some questions to ask — not only does it demonstrate your interest in the position and desire to learn more, but the right questions can help you find out what’s really going on and how your day-to-day life at that company may shape up
  6. Five Places To Register Before You Travel Overseas
    There’s always a lot to organise before you head overseas: itineraries, accommodation, your packing list, and filling your device with entertainment for the flight. But in the rush, you shouldn’t forget to notify some key organisations about your plans. Here are the five most important.
  7. Dealhacker: JB Hi-Fi One Night Sale
    It’s a familiar sight on the calendar: JB Hi-Fi is holding a one-night sale, which kicks off from 6pm tonight.
  8. Trick Your Body Into Needing Less Sleep
    Most people go to sleep in a monophasic sleep cycle for six-to-eight hours each night. Polyphasic sleep cycles consist of sleeping several times in a 24-hour period that total between two-to-four hours. Some cycles are more challenging than others, but all of them will give you additional time once your body takes around a week to adjust.
  9. Harvey Norman Busted For Misleading Ads
    Let’s all say it together: naughty Gerry! Harvey Norman has been fined $1.25 million by the Federal Court for misleading advertising.
  10. Five Best Video Editors
    Whether you’re editing home movies to send to family and friends or working on something more professional, it’s important to have the right software. This week we’re going to take a look at five of the best video editing tools, based on your nominations.


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