Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted the best Android ROMS, DIY phone accessories and cheap housing. Kick off your Monday by checking out the 10 most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week.

  1. Five Best Android ROMs Whether you’re looking to upgrade an Android device forsaken by its manufacturer or you just want more control over the phone or tablet you own, a new ROM is often the way to go. Rooting your phone is the first step, but a new ROM will give you a completely new mobile OS. This week we’re going to look at five of the best Android ROMs.
  2. Top 10 Phone Accessories You Can Make Cheaply From cables to speakers to stands that prop up your phone, there are more cool accessories out there than you can shake a stick at -- and they all seem grossly overpriced. Don’t feel like cashing in an arm and a leg to power up your phone? Here are 10 mobile phone accessories that are cheap and easy to make yourself.
  3. Browse Like Bond: Use Any Computer Without Leaving A Trace If James Bond logs on to a computer, he doesn’t want to leave a bunch of files, cookies or his IP address out there for someone to find. It might seem extreme, but sometimes it’s a good idea to take the same precautions yourself.
  4. Three Things Microsoft Should Fix In Windows 8 Microsoft sent the Windows 8 Release Preview into the wild last week. I’ve been playing with it ever since. Here’s some small(ish) things I want to see fixed.
  5. Where Are Australia’s Cheapest Capital City Houses And Units? If you live in one of Australia’s major cities (we mostly do), it can seem impossible to find a house or unit that’s affordable and a reasonable distance from the centre. But it can be done. Here are the five most affordable suburbs for houses and units located within 20 kilometres of the CBD in Australia’s capital cities.
  6. How To Live In A Car While Working In IT About eight years ago I was working as a UNIX sysadmin for a national Australian ISP and lived in my car for about six months. Here is a short description of that time with some tips for technical car campers who may find themselves in this position.
  7. Forget Android: iPhone Is Better For Hacking And Customisation Most of us think of Android as the perfect phone for tweakers and customisers: it’s open source, it has lots of different hardware options, and the OS lets you do a lot more out of the box. We think of the iPhone as a closed system, a horrible place for people that like to tweak their phones, but that’s wrong. The iPhone is actually the best phone out there for hackers, tweakers and customisers. Here’s why.
  8. Ask LH: Can I Get Parcels Delivered To Work? Hey Lifehacker, One of the tricky things about online shopping is that the goods tend to arrive during business hours, and for those of us that don’t work from home, that means a trip to the post office to pick up the merchandise. However, when your local post office is only open during business hours, that presents some problems
  9. How To Turn Your Android Into A Killer Portable Media And Gaming Centre Your home media centre may be awesome, but it doesn’t do you much good when you’re at a friend’s place and want to watch the Game of Thrones finale, get in a few laps on Mario Kart or listen to a great new band you discovered. Here’s how you can turn your Android device into a badass portable media centre with a few apps and one magic adaptor.
  10. Top 10 Fixes For Life’s Daily Annoyances Every day is filled with little annoyances that we just don’t have the time to solve. Thanks to the internet, someone’s out solving most of those problems for us. If you want to remove the tiny frustrations that plague you day to day, here are 10 great solutions to get you started.

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