Budget impact, new Google features, iTunes alternatives and chocolate milk were drawing in the crowds. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- What Does The Average Australian Actually Earn?
With the Federal Budget being passed today, we're bound to see a lot of discussion about its impact on families/battlers/home owners/insert-your-own-category. One key element in that discussion will be how much the typical individual or household actually earns — a figure that's quite complex to nail down but lower than you might expect.
- Top 10 Computer Tricks Every Geek Should Know
We've talked before about the things every computer user should know how to do, but we geeks are special: we want to go above and beyond, to explore every nook and cranny of our system and make everything easier. Here are 10 ways to do just that.
- Google I/O Roundup: What's New And When Australia Will See It
Google's I/O Developer Conference today brought a host of Android news, including Google+ enhancements to posts and photos, Google Play updates for developers, enhanced Maps, a new music service, a new Hangouts app, extra Google Now cards and (eventually) better voice search. Here's what was announced and when we'll see the new options.
- How To Ditch iTunes Forever And Keep Syncing Your iOS Devices
The iPhone and iPad are great devices, but unfortunately, Apple heavily tethers them to iTunes, which is a bloated, slow, and feature-poor program when compared to most of its competitors. Here's how to migrate your music to a new player and keep syncing your iOS devices without needing iTunes.
- Takeaway Truth: KFC's Grilled Salsa Twister
Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: KFC's Grilled Salsa Twister.
- Why Chocolate Milk Could Be A Better Choice Than Sports Drinks
Endurance athletes, from weekend warriors to the elite, seek nutritional post-exercise products to enhance training and speed recovery. But for athletes, the challenge of negotiating the massive range of post-exercise supplements is increasingly overwhelming, and for some it is downright confusing.
- Hack An IKEA Cabinet Into A High-Performance Render Farm
Attention tech heads looking for a new DIY computer project: it doesn't get much cooler (or geekier) than this…
- Nokia Lumia 928: A Windows Phone Worth Migrating To?
Nokia has officially lifted the curtains on its latest flagship Windows Phone offering; the Lumia 928. Boasting a feature-packed 8.7-megapixel Pureview camera with Carl Zeiss optics, a 4.5-inch OLED screen and 4G/LTE connectivity, it's shaping up to be one of the best Windows Phone on the market. But will it be enough to convert the Android and iOS faithful? The answer will likely depend on whether you prefer processing grunt or a great camera.
- How Exercise Affects Your Body (And How To Pick The Right Workout)
We all know that exercise is good for you, but when you understand why, it makes getting off the couch and into the gym a lot easier. Here's an explanation of what happens when you work out, and how it can help you deal with the issues you'll run into down the line.
- The Changes From Budget 2013 You'll Notice
While political obsessives argue over the potential electoral impact of Budget 2013, what the majority of people are immediately concerned with are the changes they'll see in their monthly pay packet or in the world around them. Here are the 10 items from the Federal budget you're most likely to care about.