You wanted April Fools' explained, better Windows now and the pick of university IT courses. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Not Many Bargains Left At The Dick Smith Sale
That much-discussed Dick Smith gaming sale has kicked off, but if you’re not already in a queue, your chances of scoring the really good bargains are slim.
- Your 2012 April Fools’ Day Prank Spoiler
April Fools’ Day is officially over in Australia, but we’re still seeing fake news stories and new product announcements trickling in from the US. Here’s a catch-up on the main tech-related pranks that did the rounds.
- Don’t Wait For Windows 8: Five Programs That Will Get You A Better Windows Now
Windows 8 is on the way, but apart from a few tweaks here and there, it isn’t exactly packing lots of new features into the Windows desktop. If you’d rather pay $100 or so for a real feature boost, consider buying these five programs to get a truly new version of Windows.
- Ask LH: How Can I Eat Well On A Student Budget?
Dear Lifehacker, I’m a uni student and was just wondering if you could compile a list of decent food to buy or make on a student’s budget? It’s tricky to eat well on a pittance! Thanks, Studying And Starving
- Australian University IT Courses Compared
If you’re studying IT at university, chances are you’re thinking of it as a career path. Which university courses in Australia see their graduates get the most jobs, and which courses have the highest satisfaction rating? Data from the newly-launched My University site gives us some indications.
- Mac Flashback Trojan: Find Out If You’re One Of The 600,000 Infected
There’s a new Mac trojan that’s been floating around, and it’s terrifying everyone. It’s written in an unknown language, doesn’t even need your password to compromise you and now it’s apparently infected 600,000 users. Here’s how to use Terminal to check if you’re one of the unlucky many.
- Top 10 Kitchen Tricks That Speed Up Cooking
So you’ve started beefing up your cooking skills, but the process is still a little tedious. Here are 10 surprising kitchen techniques that will save you a bunch of time — not to mention wow your friends.
- Overthinking And Your Child-Like Mind
Consider the question in the image above. I found this spreading on Facebook the other day and it took me a few minutes to solve. Go on. Try.
- Five Best Weather Websites
Whether you’re planning to head out around town for an afternoon, or you want to know what the weather is going to be like at your destination before you head to the airport, you probably have a weather site that you trust to deliver an accurate and useful forecast. There are plenty to choose from, but this week we’re going to take a look at five popular ones.
- Want An NBN Job? Train In Fibre Splicing
The National Broadband Network (NBN) is costing a lot of money, which means a lot of people will get employed to help create it. The majority of those jobs will be in construction, but if you’re contemplating trying for an NBN-related career, learn to be a fibre splicer.