Unsurprisingly, the week was dominated by E3 and WWDC announcements, but we also talked programming, insurance and eternal tiredness. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- E3 Battleground: Xbox One Vs. PlayStation 4
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (AKA E3) is the single biggest event on the gaming calendar. Not unrelatedly, Microsoft and Sony both chose to unveil fresh details about their Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles at today's E3, including pricing, release dates and some all-new game announcements. Here's an overview of what we now know, along with the console we think came out on top…
- Five Best Multi-Tools
If you carry around a multi-tool in your bag or pocket for quick fixes, you're in good company. This week we're taking a look at some of the best available — the ones that pack useful tools, are still portable, and offer great value. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.
- All The New Stuff In iOS 7
Today, Apple announced iOS 7, combining the expected major changes to the interface with lots of under-the-hood tweaks and options. Here are all the new features.
- How I Taught Myself To Code In Eight Weeks
To a lot of non-developers, learning to code seems like an impossibly daunting task. However, thanks to a number of great resources that have recently been put online for free, teaching yourself to code has never been easier. I started learning to code earlier this year and can say from experience that learning enough to build your own prototype is not as hard as it seems. In fact, if you want to have a functioning prototype within two months without taking a day off work, it's completely doable.
- Ask LH: Can You Recharge A Mobile Battery In The Microwave?
Dear Lifehacker, I've just seen this graphic claiming a conspiracy to stop battery recharging in microwaves by Apple. Lots of people are chatting about if this photo is real on Facebook. Any insights?
- Ask LH: Why Are Australians Being Ripped Off For Next-Gen Consoles?
Dear Lifehacker, I was so excited about the announcement of the new Xbox One and PS4 at E3 on Tuesday and even happier when they mentioned the price. This excitement soon died when I released EB Games had priced the Xbox One for $100 more and the PS4 for $150 more than the announced price at E3. Why do us poor Australians pay such a large markup? Are they overcharging?
- The McDonald's '60 Second Promise': Check The Fine Print
I hated it when McDonald's in Australia started making everything "on the spot" and forcing you to stand around awkwardly, so the fact that signs promising food in 60 seconds or less have started to appear in Sydney restaurants seems promising. Unfortunately, you can only score a free cheeseburger under this deal at certain times of day.
- Australian Health Insurance: A Big Rip-Off?
Private health care members in Australia pay around one fifth of their total health care expenditure, a new investigation by CHOICE has revealed. This is the highest contribution in the English speaking world and may be causing customers to downgrade their health insurance due to recent price hikes.
- Ask LH: Why Am I So Tired All The Time Even When I Get Enough Sleep?
Dear Lifehacker, I get a good 7–8 hours of sleep every night and exercise at least three times a week, but somehow I still feel tired every day. What's sapping my energy. and what can I do about it?
- How Is Apple Changing MacBook Air Prices In Australia?
New MacBook Air models go on sale today, with upgraded Haswell processors, enhanced battery life and dual-mic systems. But which models are cheaper and which are more expensive?