You wanted photography basics, bacon milkshakes and bargain PCs. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Five Photography Tricks Everyone Should Know
A camera is only as capable as the person using it, but snapping some awesome images doesn’t require years of training. Here are five photography pro tips that everybody ought to know.
- How To Be An Audiophile On The Cheap
You love music, but even if you consider yourself a true audiophile, the cost of high-end sound can be, frankly, a little absurd. We talked with a handful of audio experts to find out how to get audiophile-calibre sound without emptying your savings account.
- Ask LH: Is It Okay To Use An HDTV As A Monitor?
Dear Lifehacker, I’ve been debating between buying a new computer monitor or an HDTV to use with my PC. As large monitors (say about 27 inches) are close to the prices of a decent sized HDTV (say 32 inches or smaller), which would you go with?
- How Does The Latest ALDI PC Deal Stack Up?
ALDI has one of its periodic Medion PC specials tomorrow — an AMD-powered desktop box with a 1TB hard drive, 4GB of RAM and Windows 7. At $499 it looks keenly priced, but could you do better elsewhere?
- Get The Most Out Of iOS 5′s Notification Center
The Notification Center feature of iOS 5 is a powerful tool to keep track of everything happening in your life, but it’s not obvious how to use it to its full extent. We’ll guide you through the basics of getting started with Notification centre and show you how to make it more useful with a few tweaks
- Pimp Your Facebook: How To Create An Awesome Timeline Banner
Facebook’s new, awesome Timeline feature is rolling out to everyone, and a few early adopters have discovered a neat trick where you cut your profile picture out from your cover photo, for a very cool picture-in-picture effect. Here’s how to do it.
- Ask LH: What iPad Apps Does A Student Need?
Dear Lifehacker, With the university semester fast approaching, I’d like to invest in some iPad apps. In particular, I need a good word processor and an app to annotate and edit PDFs. The selection on the app store is pretty overwhelming, and I don’t exactly have the cash or time to try them all.
- How To Make Your Own Bacon Milkshake
The news that US takeout chain Jack In The Box is now selling bacon milkshakes has inspired excitement and revulsion in equal measure. Given our addiction to recreating fast-food icons and the lack of a local store selling bacon-laden milky goodness, there was only one thing to do: make one ourselves. The result? It’s possible, but we don’t recommend it.
- I’m Not Worried About Airport Body Scanners
News over the weekend that Australia will introduce body scanners at international airports is bound to stir up the same sort of controversy as the US introduction of the technology. Speaking as a frequent traveller, I don’t give a damn.
- How Mobile Phone Charges Will Be Less Confusing
A new version of the Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code — the regulations all companies selling phone and Internet services in Australia agree to abide by — was announced today. How will it make your costs easier to understand and help eliminate bill shock? (Good news: the word ‘cap’ will be banned!)