Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted tech myths busted, Foxtel contracts cancelled and solutions for the warm weather. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Common Tech Myths That Cost You Money
    Ever scoff at someone for buying refurbished? Or found yourself spending $50 on an HDMI cable? We all hear (and spread) tech myths, but in some cases those myths end up costing you a lot of money. It’s time to debunk the myths that drain your hard-earned cash from your wallet.
  2. Confessions Of A Hotel Insider
    From New Orleans to New York, I’ve played by hotel rules and in the process learned every aspect of the industry. Due to the fact that I just don’t care anymore, I will now offer easy and never-publicised tips and tricks.
  3. Five Best DVD Ripping Tools
    If you want to take your movies with you on the road or ditch your physical discs to save space, you’ll need to rip them first. Thankfully, there are plenty of great utilities designed to make the process easy and give you files that are playable on any device you choose. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.
  4. Use Science To Get Better Sleep (And Need Less)
    Many of us struggle to get enough sleep every night, but is the sleep we get any good? While it’s important to get enough sleep, better sleep is a stronger ally than more hours of sleep. We sat down with a sleep expert and a stack of studies to help you get a better night’s sleep and need less in the process. Here’s what to do.
  5. Heatwave: How To Cope With Australia’s Extreme Summer Temperatures
    The weather’s getting warmer across much of Australia, and there’s no immediate change in sight. Ensure you stay cool with our comprehensive roundup of heat-beating tips, covering everything from how to use air conditioning more effectively to what to cook that won’t overheat you and how to make the most of your beach time.
  6. Australia Second-Best Place To Be Born In 2013
    You don’t get any say in where you’re born, but quality of life varies dramatically depending on the social and economic stability of your country of birth. A ranking by the Economist suggests that Australia is the second-best place to be born in 2013, topped only by Switzerland.
  7. Can You Cancel Your Foxtel Movies Contract?
    Foxtel introduced its new movie channel lineup yesterday, and the reduction in the number of overall channels has sparked an outcry on social media. Some customers are threatening to cancel their pay TV as a result, but whether that makes sense depends on your contract.
  8. Mild Surprise Tracks Price Changes At JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman And Officeworks
    Bargain sites are useful for highlighting specials, but don’t readily identify the pricing history for a given item. Shopping tracker site Mild Surprise runs twice-daily price checks on items for sale online at JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and Officeworks, and highlights goods that have seen the biggest price changes.
  9. How To Learn To Love Healthy Food
    A common New Year goal is to start “eating healthy”. That’s easier said than done for those of us who don’t enjoy the usual healthy foods or are simply picky eaters. Whether you have the palate of a toddler or are bored to tears by healthy food, a few simple tricks can help you start eating better.
  10. Best Of 2012: Australia
    It’s a Lifehacker tradition to round up the biggest Australian stories at the end of each year. Which Aussie posts drew the biggest audiences in 2012?

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