You wanted good deals, more Nexus supplies and iTunes updated. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Five Best Deal Sites
Last week's Click Frenzy debacle proved that we've got a keen appetite for hunting down bargains. Click Frenzy might have been more whimper than bang, but there are plenty of functional sites that make it easy to hunt down good deals. These are our five favourites.
- Nexus 4 Still Not Back On Sale In AustraliaWhen Google's Nexus 4 Android phone first went on sale, it sold out incredibly quickly. US customers have been given a second opportunity to order the phone directly from Google, but that option doesn't extend to Australia.
- How To Use iTunes 11′s Awesome New FeaturesApple released its newest version of iTunes yesterday, and it's a complete overhaul to the entire program. As you would expect, that means there's a few cool (somewhat) hidden features. Here are a few we've found especially helpful.
- How Contract Phone Plans End Up Costing Way More Than You Expect
We're not big fans of 24-month phone contracts here at Lifehacker, and the evidence for how they're bad value keeps piling up. An analysis of phone bills by Macquarie University suggests that people on a monthly plan will typically end up paying $20 or more extra each month.
- Why You Should Be Using An App Launcher
Do you still launch applications by pressing the Windows key and searching for your app? Or perhaps you use the Start menu. App launchers are faster and more powerful than any built-in search system, and they can do a lot more than just launch apps and search for documents. Here's why you should be using one and everything you can do with it.
- When Energy Drinks Turn Deadly
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a series of deaths reportedly linked to the consumption of energy drinks and shots. The investigation comes amid a growing number of reports of various adverse events related to energy drink consumption.
- The Total Facebook Privacy Guide
Using Facebook while maintaining your privacy is a constant challenge. Follow the steps in this guide to ensure you're not sharing information you intended to keep to yourself.
- Ask LH: What Makes Evernote So Popular?
Dear Lifehacker, It seems like everyone is always raving about Evernote, but I don't really understand its appeal. Isn't it just a notes app that other apps do better or simpler? What makes Evernote so great? Signed, Just don't get it
- No Australia Tax On New iMac Models
Apple's new-model iMacs, which were announced in late October, officially go on sale on Friday November 30. Model prices start from $1429, and this time around there's no evidence of an 'Australia tax' penalty in Apple's Australian pricing.
- DIY Wi-Fi Antenna Cheaply Extends Your Wireless Network
We've shared lots of ways to boost your home Wi-Fi. If you need something a bit more powerful, this DIY antenna can stretch your wireless network much further.