Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted phone cameras compared, IT pro mistakes to avoid and advice on bedroom smartphones. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Phone Camera Shootout: Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One vs. iPhone 5 vs. Lumia 920
    Which flagship smartphone has the best inbuilt camera? We compare the photographic chops of four cutting-edge models: the Samsung Galaxy S4, Nokia Lumia 920, HTC One and iPhone 5. Check out the results for yourself to see which phone comes out on top.
  2. Why It’s So Hard To Make Friends After University (And What To Do About It)
    When was the last time you made a new friend? Not just a new acquaintance or buddy at work, but someone really close — the kind of person you would call in an emergency? If you’re “old” like me (past the age of 30), you might notice it’s harder than ever to make those kinds of lifelong friends. Here’s why that is, and why that might not be such a bad thing.
  3. Takeaway Truth: McDonald’s New Chicken Burger Range
    Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: McDonald’s Chicken Burger Range.
  4. Five Dumb Mistakes IT Pros Make (And How To Avoid Making Them)
    One avoidable mistake might be all that stands between you getting promoted or being caught out by a “resume-updating event”. Here are five common areas where IT pros mess up — and how to ensure you don’t make them.
  5. Lunch Deal: Get A Hungry Jack’s ‘Big Cheese’ Burger For $1
    If you’re keen to indulge in a greasy humpday lunch, Hungry Jack’s has a deal on that sounds too good to pass up. For one day only, you can grab a Big Cheese burger for just $1. No coupon is required.
  6. Confirmed: Harvey Norman Still The Most Expensive Retailer
    Credit Suisse has released its latest Australian Consumer Electronics Pricing index, which compares the prices of various electronic product categories across Australia’s leading retailers. In an outcome that will surprise few, Harvey Norman has once again topped the list as the country’s most expensive retailer, while online stores remain the most affordable.
  7. Ask LH: Is It Dangerous To Keep A Smartphone In The Bedroom?
    Hi Lifehacker, My partner doesn’t like to have mobile phones in the bedroom while we sleep. I can understand this from a “not wanting to be woken up by irritating text message” point of view, but there is also the issue of the radiation that emanates from the little suckers as they sit there recharging. Is this a genuine health concern, a hippy fallacy, is the truth somewhere in the middle, or is the jury still out?
  8. Stay Healthy This Winter By Eating Your Boogers
    Most preschool kids consider boogers to be a fine delicacy that rival jelly beans in both taste and texture. Their fingers are constantly mining for the stuff, despite smacks and scolding from disgusted parents. However, a new scientific theory suggests we should be actively encouraging kids to eat their snot. What’s more, we should be rolling up our sleeves and joining them.
  9. How Many Domain Names Should You Protect?
    Right-wing lobbyist group the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) undoubtedly isn’t thrilled that the domain name has been registered by Australian Cat Ladies, a group which shares the same initials but vocally supports marriage equality, a cause the Christian ACL has repeatedly argued against. I’m very willing to enjoy any embarrassment heaped on the narrow-minded bigots at the Christian ACL, but the situation doesn’t demonstrate that all organisations need to register every possible URL associated with their cause.
  10. /”To Bing, Or Not To Bing?” Will Microsoft’s Search Engine Ever Become A Verb?
    The word ‘Google’ has been widely embraced by the English speaking world as a de facto verb for internet searches. When you want to find something out online, you don’t search for it; you “google” it. But what about Microsoft’s rival search engine Bing?

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