You wanted advice on job hunting and interviews, news from TechEd 2013 and hints on headphones and home automation. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Why I Won't Be Buying An Xbox One
I'm normally not one to shy away from a nice shiny new console. So nice. So shiny. Yet, I find myself being drawn to the inevitable conclusion that I won't be buying an Xbox One any time soon. Here's why.
- Ask LH: Can The Police Bust Me For My Phone Cradle?
Hi Lifehacker, I was pulled over by the police the other day for a random breath test, and was told that I was not allowed to have a phone/cradle hooked up to my windscreen. According to the police, there is legislation that prohibits anything on the windscreen that limits the driver's view of the road. It sounds a bit strange to me, considering most legally purchased phone cradles, for GPS purposes, are suction-mounted to windscreens. Is this the law?
- The Biggest Interview Mistakes HR Experts See (And How To Avoid Them)
They meet more people in an afternoon than most of us do in a year. But what faux pas do human resources pros see again and again during the interview process? We picked the brains of two high-profile executives to find out what you definitely should and shouldn't say, as well as what they secretly think of your résumé.
- What Shouldn't You Mention On Your Resume?
Crafting a good resume is often as much about what you omit as what you include. If you have management aspirations, Business Insider has compiled a list of leisure activities you shouldn't mention on your resume. One surprising inclusion? Bushwalking.
- Ask LH: How Do I Choose The Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones?
Dear Lifehacker, I work in a noisy office, and would love some noise-cancelling headphones. What's the difference between noise cancelling and noise isolation? How do I choose the best ones for me? Should I just buy a pair of Bose QuietComforts, or are there specific ones you'd recommend? Sincerely, Silence Please
- Ask LH: How Can I Get Started With Home Automation?
Dear Lifehacker, I want to set up some basic home automation systems but I've never done anything like this before. How do I get started? For that matter, what kind of things can I do? Any advice appreciated! Thanks, Manual Living
- Takeaway Truth 'New Orleans' Special: McDonald's Bacon Habanero Ranch Quarter Pounder
Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: McDonald's Bacon Habanero Ranch Quarter Pounder.
- What's New In Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 only hit general release last September, but a preview of R2 will be released later this month with the final version to follow by the end of the year. Here are some of the main new features highlighted at TechEd North America 2013, including enhanced security features for remote workers and the addition of compression and RDMA support to Hyper-V.
- Why Microsoft Mandates SSDs For All Its Internal Computers
It's accepted that solid-state drives offer faster performance overall. However, Microsoft's decision to make SSDs compulsory in most computers used by its staff was driven in part by a more specific metric: the tendency for hard drives, especially older models, to introduce much slower boot times, frustrating employees and reducing productivity.
- Ask LH: Why Isn't The State Of Origin In HD?
Dear Lifehacker, Looking at the TV guide, I see that once again there is no high-definition (HD) broadcast for the State of Origin on Channel Nine. I will again have no other option but to watch a standard definition (SD) presentation of the game on my HD-ready plasma TV. What I can't understand is why?