Last Week's Top Ten Posts

You wanted spelling advice, Apple's consumer history, and to find out whether you were getting the NBN in the next three years.. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Twenty Words People Rarely Spell Correctly
    There are plenty of words which people spell incorrectly because they haven’t heard them correctly: so many in fact that we have not just one but two separate lists of them already on Lifehacker. But some words are difficult to spell even when you know how to pronounce and use them.
  2. Apple’s History Of Contempt For Aussie Consumers
    Apple being taken to court for deceptive marketing by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) should come as no surprise. The company’s recent history in Australia is littered with examples of its disregard for Australian consumer law and, by extension, Australian consumers.
  3. Find Out When You’re Getting The NBN
    As part of its announcement of its three-year rollout plan for the National Broadband Network, NBN Co has updated its service showing when NBN construction will commence. Type your address or city into the map and you’ll get a rough indicator of when work will commence.
  4. Why Big Aussie Businesses Fail Selling Online
    It’s not hard to see how large Australian businesses remain delusional about online sales: most people looking at them can’t recognise the simple truth. Consumers usually buy products at the cheapest possible price. That’s actually all you need to know.
  5. Top 10 DIY Skills That Aren’t As Hard As You Think
    We feature a lot of do-it-yourself projects here at Lifehacker, but often they seem undoable because they require a skill you don’t have. Thankfully, there are quite a few DIY skills out there that are much easier to learn than you think. Here are our 10 favourites.
  6. 10 Great Clothing Tricks In 60 Seconds
    One chore you can’t escape is the need to take care of your clothes. Whether it’s mending things that are falling apart or simply learning how to fold, store and keep them, this video will show you the easiest, quickest ways to perform a whole slew of clothing-related activities.
  7. How To Tell If Your Credit Card Was Hacked In The Global Payments Breach
    Earlier today, news broke that credit card processor Global Payments suffered a massive security breach, in which intruders made off with thousands — possibly millions — of credit card numbers from hundreds of of card issuers worldwide. The story is still developing and the hows and whys of how the card numbers were lost will be debated for years, but the bigger question is what should you do right now to make sure your money is safe? Here are a few tips
  8. How To Speed Up, Clean Up And Revive Your iPhone
    Your iPhone is a powerful computer, and powerful computers benefit from cleaning and maintenance. Here are some simple, easy–to-follow tips to give your trusted iPhone a new spring in its step.
  9. Games Deal Frenzy Proves Games Are Too Costly
    Dick Smith is planning what might prove to be the mother of all games sales, the latest in a series of bargain gaming sales by stores across Australia. All have been massively popular, and I think that clearly demonstrates one thing: no-one is very happy paying $100 or so for a game.
  10. How To Speed Up, Clean Up And Revive Your Windows PC
    Like any computer, Windows PCs benefit from an occasional bout of physical and virtual cleaning. Here are some simple, easy–to-follow tips to give your trusted machine a new spring in its step.


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