Last Week's Top Ten Posts

You wanted all the news on iiNet's Internode buyout, how your ISP watches your torrent activities and if iTunes Match was worth the money. Check out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week-and-a-bit:

  1. How The iiNet Deal Affects Internode Customers
    Despite the NBN-inspired imminent $105 million buyout of Internode by iiNet, there will be no short-term change to the products offered by either company. But in the long term, offerings such as iiNet’s expanded Freezone are likely to be available on plans from both iiNet and Internode.Internode will continue to operate as a separate division with its own brand.
  2. Why iiNet Buying Internode Makes Me Sad
    iiNet is buying Internode. The plans won’t be changing, no-one is expected to lose their job in the short term and the two companies have very similar approaches. So why does this development still make me a little bit sad?
  3. Ask LH: What Does My ISP See When I’m Downloading Torrents?
    Dear Lifehacker, I’ve done lots of research about my Internet Service Provider’s relationship with my uTorrent activity, but I still don’t feel entirely confident in my knowledge about what they see. What does my ISP see when I’m torrenting? What if I’m encrypted, or under a VPN?
  4. Is iTunes Match Worth The Money?
    Apple’s iTunes Match service launched in Australia last week, bringing its vision of music in the cloud to iTunes and iOS users alike. But what is it, exactly, and is it worth your money? Here’s a look at how iTunes Match works and if it’s right for you.
  5. The Stupid Things You Do When Dating (And How To Fix Them)
    Our emotions and hormones are powerful forces that can make us do things that may feel right but are not actually in our best interest. On a regular basis you may think you’re attracted to someone when you’re not, make yourself uglier when you’re trying to look good, and generally cause yourself grief while dating despite your best intentions. Here’s a look at how you cause these problems and what you can do to fix them.
  6. Five Best Android Tablets
    Android tablets come in all shapes and sizes. They often run different versions of Android, some can be easily attached to keyboards, others are designed to be slates, and some are ebook readers. Regardless of what you need a new Android tablet for, here are five of the best ones for the job, based on your nominations.
  7. Has Ice Cream Sandwich Hit Your Nexus S Yet?
    If you want a brand-new phone running Ice Cream Sandwich, then you can choose from a stack of carrier deals for the Galaxy Nexus. But if you picked up its predecessor, the Nexus S, during its brief period of availability from Vodafone earlier this year, you might also be in luck.
  8. Boxing Day Specials, Be Sure To Add Your Own
    Boxing Day is here and with it, the specials. Getting as many of them into one place would be quite the time saver, so, here are a few myself and the other editors here have spotted online.
  9. How Does ALDI’s Vegemite Clone Stack Up?
    It’s a yeast extract spread in a yellow-capped jar with a bright red label, but that’s largely where the resemblance ends. Lifehacker goes the taste test on ALDI’s Vegemite clone, Brekkie Mite.
  10. Most Popular Repurposing Tricks Of 2011
    There is something special about the tricks people come up with to turn unwanted objects into something fresh and useful. Turning an old gadget or piece of furniture into something completely new is a great way to extend its life; here are some of our favourite conversions from the last year.


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