You wanted more iPad storage, cheaper copies of Office and the right to remain silent while deploying IPv6 addresses. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- The Hidden Problem With The 128GB iPad
Apple launched a 128GB iPad this week, and there was great jubilation amongst those who wanted more storage space for their shiny tablets. There is a bit of a hidden problem with this strategy, however.
- Do You Have A Right To Silence In Australia?
You've just been pulled over by the cops, smoking gun in your hand, blood stains all over your clothes and a bag full of shiny diamonds on your passenger seat. Are you actually obliged to say anything to the local constabulary?
- Comparing Prices At Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Dick Smith And Kogan
Credit Suisse regularly compares pricing for selected consumer electronics at large Australian retailers. Its most recent comparison unsurprisingly pegs Harvey Norman as the most expensive retailer and notes that online retailer Kogan undercuts all its bricks-and-mortar rivals. Perhaps a little more surprisingly, it pitches Dick Smith as slightly cheaper than JB Hi-Fi.
- Office 2013: What It Costs In Australia
Office 2013 officially went on sale to consumers today. How much will you pay? The cheapest subscription version is $119 a year in Australia, which gives you five licences which you can install on either PCs or Macs.
- Five Survival Skills Movies Taught You Wrongly
CPR will save someone's life in a matter of seconds. Tilt your head back and look at the clouds to stop a nosebleed. If an animal spots you in the wilderness it will chase you relentlessly and maul you. Movies are great at telling stories, but they're horrible at teaching basic survival skills. Here are five of the ways they've led us astray.
- The Most Sadistic Apps That Force You To Get Stuff Done
Sometimes willpower is hard to muster without reinforcement. If you need some heavy prodding or a little light masochism from your apps, you have plenty of options for getting into shape, waking up, and breaking bad habits.
- NBN Takeup And The Coalition 'Real Solutions' Broadband Statement
NBN Co has just updated its connection figures for the National Broadband Network (NBN), revealing that as of December 2012 34,500 premises had been connected to actual NBN services. In the same week, the Federal Opposition has released its 'Real Solutions' policy document, which contains some details of its own plans for the future of broadband — a future where the NBN's role is somewhat uncertain. Let's try and make sense of the NBN data and the new Coalition claims.
- Ask LH: How Does Bitcoin Work And Is It Safe?
Dear Lifehacker, I have seen Bitcoin as a payment option on some websites recently. Can you please explain exactly what it is? And is it safe to use? Thanks, Bitcoinfused
- Should Boot Camps Be Banned From Parks?
Fitness "boot camps" are becoming an increasingly common feature within Australian parks. Typically, a personal trainer will charge a modest fee to instruct a small group that gathers in a public park to work out. Sessions usually last about an hour. But as boot camps have grown in popularity, some park users and residents have become annoyed by the noise and competition for space. People have called for the practice to be closely regulated or banned altogether. Is this fair and what are the alternatives?
- Why Hasn't Everyone Moved To IPv6?
We've known for decades that the available pool of IPv4 address was eventually going to dry up, but despite numerous warnings usage of its successor IPv6 is still minimal. Why haven't we migrated yet? Geoff Huston, chief scientist for regional internet registry APNIC, suggests that the answer is that carriers are too cheap to make the switch and are happy to rely on network address translation (NAT) systems instead.