Last Week's Top Ten Posts

You wanted explanations for the mysteries of the body, the mysteries of Apple pricing and the mysteries of fat people on planes. Kick off your Monday and solve the mystery by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. 10 Stubborn Body Myths Debunked By Science
    Hair grows back thicker when you shave it! Reading in dim light turns you blind! Peeing on a jellyfish sting will soothe the pain! The way our bodies work is a bit of a mystery, and our desire to unlock its secrets has led to a vast amount of misinformation. Many of these false notions are more widely believed than the truth
  2. How To Crack A Wi-Fi Network’s WPA Password With Reaver
    Here’s the bad news: A new, free, open-source tool called Reaver exploits a security hole in wireless routers and can crack most routers’ current passwords with relative ease
  3. How Does Apple Maintain Its Prices?
    While judicious shopping around can find you a better deal on some older products, pricing for Apple’s gadgets tends to be remarkably consistent. How does the technology giant ensure that all its retailers play ball?
  4. What Are Magnet Links, And How Do I Use Them?
    Soon, popular torrent site The Pirate Bay will no longer host torrent files. Instead, it will only offer magnet links. Magnet what now? You may have seen the term “magnet link” before, but if you haven’t used one, here’s the lowdown on what this change means for you as a BitTorrent user.
  5. Woolworths Door Buster Is A Daily Deals Site
    What is it with major retailers launching deal-of-the-day sites? Woolworths is the latest to join the crowd with its Door Buster site, offering one-off deals on electronics and groceries.
  6. Ask LH: How Often Should I Charge My Gadget’s Battery To Prolong Lifespan?
    Dear Lifehacker, What is the deal with lithium-ion batteries (the kind found in smartphones and laptops)? I’ve heard lots of different things about how to take care of them, like that they need to be kept charged between 40 per cent and 80 percent, or that they should be drained completely and charged to 100 per cent. What is the ideal configuration to maintain a good battery life to battery health ratio?
  7. 35 MacGyver Tips In One Infographic
    You know how much we like infographics here and this one gathers quite a few of our favourite tips and tricks we’ve spotted and shared with you over the years, from everyday household hacks to nabbing free stuff.
  8. Get Free Security Software From Your Bank
    Nearly every major Australian bank now offers free security software subscriptions to its customers. Here’s a quick roundup of what’s on offer.
  9. How To Say No (Without Being An Arsehole)
    We aim to please, and so saying “no” to a request can be a hard thing to do. We don’t like to introduce negativity into the conversation, cause a possible confrontation, or have someone think less of us because we don’t agree. That said, it’s often important to turn things down. We can’t do it all. Here’s how you can say no to just about anything without being an arsehole.
  10. Should Fat Airline Passengers Pay A Surcharge?
    We’ve all thought ‘I hope you don’t end up sitting next to me’ when we’ve seen an obese person waddling down the aisle on a plane; we’ve all heard tales of fat flyers being forced to buy a second seat and not even getting the benefit of a second meal. But should fat people pay a surcharge to cover their excess fuel costs? One former Qantas economist says yes.

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