Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted Mountain Lion upgrade advice, flight upgrades and reasons to give up drinking. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. How To Burn Mountain Lion To A DVD Or USB Flash Drive
    Mac: You can easily download Mac OS X Mountain Lion from the App Store any time after purchasing it, but if you want your own physical copy of the installation, here’s how to make your own Mountain Lion install DVD or USB drive.
  2. Why I Don’t Drink Alcohol Any More
    The worst part about not drinking is having to tell people you don’t drink.
  3. How To Get Domestic Flight Upgrades On Qantas And Virgin Australia
    Qantas introduced changes to its upgrade rules as part of a revamp last week, but moving towards the front of the plane still isn’t easy and you’ll normally need points. Here’s what you need to know to score an upgrade on domestic flights.
  4. How To Get Rid Of Mountain Lion’s Biggest Annoyances
    Mac: Any operating system update brings annoyances for existing users, and Mountain Lion is no different. Many of its new features are great, but there are some annoyances and hassles. Fortunately, most are easy to fix. Here’s how to do it.
  5. Dealhacker: JB Hi-Fi Friends And Family Sale
    On Wednesday night (July 25) from 6pm until 9pm, JB Hi-Fi is having one of its regular ‘Friends & Family’ sales. Despite the label, anyone can hit a JB Hi-Fi outlet for the sale.
  6. Crack A Combination Bike Lock In Under 30 Seconds
    If you ever forget the combination to your bike lock, here’s how to open the lock — without any tools required. A word to the wise: You might also consider getting a more secure kind of lock for your bike.
  7. How To (Legally) Boost Your Music Library Without Spending Any Money
    The music industry has changed a lot in the digital era. We have legal digital stores, streaming services, blogs and artist-curated websites dishing out free music all the time. It’s easier than ever to create a massive music library without spending any money. Here’s how to do it.
  8. How To Get Mountain Lion’s Best New Features In Windows
    The latest version of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion (aka OS X 10.8) has dominated the news since yesterday’s release. But have no fear, Windows fans: Lifehacker has your back. The new version of OS X has some slick features, but many of them can easily be added to Windows as well.
  9. Ask LH: Should I Dob In My Workplace For Using Pirate Software?
    Dear Lifehacker, At my workplace all the software is pirated. I find it frustrating that my boss (who it quite wealthy) insists on us using illegal software. I have tried bringing it up but he just laughs and it has become a big joke in the office. I am not sure what to do. Any advice? Thanks, Justice Thwarted
  10. Ask LH: How Should I Buy A $500 Laptop?
    Dear Lifehacker, I am on the cusp of completing my university degree, but I need to finish one final placement of two months unpaid full-time work. For this placement, I really need to have a laptop so I can work between classes (on making up materials, lesson plans, presentations and so on). I only have $500 maximum to spend on getting a new laptop. Where would I get the best bang for my (small) buck?

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