Last Week's Top Ten Posts

Steak cooking advice, business traveller packing lists, grey market phones and iPad alternatives were all on the menu. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Cook The Perfect Steak On Steak And BJ Day
    This may well be news to you, but March 14 has been deemed Steak & BJ Day. The idea is that one month on from Valentine’s Day, there needs to be a less frilly, more masculine event. If you like the sound of that idea, we’ve collected together some of our best steak-cooking hints.
  2. The Complete Business Traveller Gadget Checklist
    Packing for a work trip? There’s only one thing worse than hitting the road without the right equipment: hitting the road overburdened with junk you’ll never use. Here’s our checklist of gadget essentials that are worth the space.
  3. Are Grey Market Phones Really A Risky Buy?
    Samsung launches its plus-size-with-stylus Note phone in Australia this week. If you buy the Android phone outright through a local Samsung-endorsed supplier, you’ll pay $899, but going online you can buy it for $559. So why on earth would you not do that?
  4. Ask LH: What To Buy Instead Of Another iPad?
    I already have an older iPad and even though the Retina display is tempting, I don’t feel like I can justify dropping another $500-$800 on a new iPad. Any recommendations to scratch my retail itch that would be more useful than another iPad?
  5. The Stupid Things You Do With Your Money (And How To Fix Them)
    Money. You need it to live, but whether you’re a spendthrift or a miser, money can make you do foolish things. You’ll waste it trying too hard to save, spend it on things you don’t need, and simply overpay on regular expenses every month. Here’s how to avoid being stupid with your hard-earned cash.
  6. Anonymous Releases Its Own Hacking-Heavy OS
    In a very strange move, some members of hacker group Anonymous have released their own operating system, complete with hacker tools for “testing the security of web sites”.
  7. Up Your Daily Vegies With A 70 Cent Office Lunch
    We’re often told to eat five serves of vegetables and two serves of fruit a day, but sometimes that can seem an insurmountable goal. This easy-to-prepare-in-advance meal achieves half your daily vegetable goal in a simple lunch dish you can prepare in advance and heat in the office microwave.
  8. Transform Your Digs Into A Home Of The Future
    Ever wished your house would greet you when you opened the front door, which unlocked automatically when you approached? Or your kitchen kept an inventory of everything inside it? The Jetsons may seem like they’ve got it all, but with a little patience and the right DIYs, the Jetson’ll have nothing on you.
  9. Who On Earth Needs A Digital Postbox?
    Digital Post Australia is planning to introduce a “free online postal service which allows you to receive all your essential postal mail, in one central and secure online location”. I’ve already got one of those; it’s called email.
  10. Ask LH: What Does ‘Retina Display’ Actually Mean?
    Dear Lifehacker, A lot of the discussion of the new iPad talks about the “retina display”. Everyone says it looks amazing, but what does the term actually mean? Can anyone else make use of it? Thanks, Eyeballing iPad

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