You wanted Raspberry Pi tips, insight into what IT pros get paid and some NBN already so you can use Mega. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Ask LH: Was It Fair For The Police To Fine Me?
Dear Lifehacker, I recently visited the local fish and chip shop to get a snack for my kids, but when I got there the shop was closed. I came in, put on the kettle and sat down, then heard a knock at the door. It was the police.
- How To Use MegaUpload's Successor, Mega
MegaUpload may be long dead in the eyes of the internet, but Kim Dotcom's new file-sharing service, Mega, has just made its debut. Before you hit up the site, here a few details you should know.
- A Beginner's Guide To The Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi is a wonderful little computer that fits in the palm of your hand, yet packs enough power to run your home media centre, a VPN, and much more besides. Before you can do all that cool stuff, however, you need to configure it and install an operating system. Here's how to do that.
- Dealhacker: Free McDonald's Cheeseburger And Other Australia Day Food Offers
Australia Day is coming! Time to drape everything in the flag, crack open some frosty beverages and score yourself some free grub! McDonald's is offering free cheeseburgers, and it's not the only one with holiday food offers.
- Ask LH: What Happened To The Free-To-Air HD Channels?
Dear Lifehacker, A few years ago most of the free-to-air TV channels had HD equivalents. Why, with the prevalence of large HD-capable TVs, don't these HD channels exist anymore?
- Five Best Living Room Speaker Sets
If you're watching movies, playing video games, or enjoying your favourite TV shows and only using the speakers built into your television, you're missing out. A great set of living room speakers doesn't have to break the bank or take up a lot of space. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.
- Can Businesses Set A Minimum Amount For EFTPOS?
Many businesses display a "minimum transaction value" for EFTPOS or impose surcharges, but are they allowed to do that? And what practical recourse do you have if they do?
- Wages In IT: Better Than Burgers, Below BHP
How much do you earn every week? The answer is more dependent on the industry you work in than anything else. Average weekly cash earnings in the accommodation and food services sector in Australia are just $539 a week. For mining, that number jumps to $2388. And for IT? The average weekly earnings for a manager aren't too far behind the miners at $2306 — and female workers actually do better than men. PLUS: check out our interactive spreadsheet and compare take-home pay for more than 350 job categories in Australia — everyone from forklift drivers to teachers.
- Five 'Good Habits' You Need To Unlearn
Productivity is an ever-evolving study of what works and what doesn't. The way we work can change at a rapid-fire pace and what was accepted as a best practice in years past, can now do more harm than good. The team at 99U focuses on the creative insights we didn't get in school, which sometimes means we have to unlearn habits that were previously perceived as being "good". Here are some tips that go against the grain of typical productivity advice.
- Check When You'll Get The NBN With The Updated Deployment Maps
NBN Co today announced that construction had commenced in ten new areas, and updated its construction maps. Time to check if your dream of faster internet has come a little closer.
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