You wanted Android rooting advice, Google Maps access to the TARDIS and an awful lot of information about Lord Of The Fries. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- The Rest Of The World Thinks Australians Are Racist, Obnoxious And Hot (Not Necessarily In That Order)
According to international Google Search Suggestions, people in other countries think Australians are rude, racist and obnoxious. But it's not all bad: they also think we're tall and hot.
- Taste-Test: Lord Of The Fries Sydney
Melbourne's beloved hot chips restaurant Lord Of The Fries has finally landed in Sydney. The new George Street store was giving away free fries yesterday, along with the usual selection of vegetarian fast food morsels. I stepped in line to find out what all the fuss is about… and ended up losing a tooth for my troubles.
- So Just How Unhealthy Is Lord Of The Fries?
Yesterday we swung by Lord Of The Fries' new Sydney store for a hot chips taste-test. The chips were delicious, but we were somewhat concerned by the absence of nutritional information on the menu board and website — were we eating something reasonably healthy or dangerously fatty? Well, Lord Of The Fries saw our post and has sent through an official response…
- How I Experimented My Way To Losing 45 Kilograms
I have lost more than 45kg since last September, and I have many mixed emotions about it. You would think that I'd be proud of the hard work that went into this change, but there's more to it than that.
- Ask LH: Can Exercise Change My Penis Size?
Dear Lifehacker, When women exercise and lose weight, their breasts sometimes get smaller as a result of the loss. Conversely, weight gain makes their breasts larger. I want to know: if men lose weight, will it make you lose weight from your penis/testes? Conversely, would a gain increase the size?
- Five Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Bought A House
Like many other homeowners, I researched the heck out of buying my first home: what to look for in a house and location, what kind of mortgage to get, programs for first-time homebuyers, what to ask the sellers and so on. I learned a lot, but mostly it's the stuff I missed and didn't expect in the homebuying process that I remember the most. These are the five biggest ones.
- Google Maps Easter Egg Lets You Explore Doctor Who's TARDIS
We love Google Easter Eggs, and this one is even better than any of last week's new YouTube offerings: an option that lets you explore the inside of the TARDIS console room via Street View. Yep, it turns out even Google Maps is bigger on the inside.
- Why I Still Use A Dumb Phone (And Have No Plan To Change)
While home for the holidays last year, an old friend and I set out for a café. Thirty-five minutes into what should have been a fifteen-minute drive, we accepted that we needed help. "Just look it up on your phone," my friend said from behind the wheel. "I can't," I replied, waving my flip phone, sans internet capabilities, above the dashboard. My friend sighed. We were lost.
- Top 10 Reasons To Root Your Android Phone
Android is one of the most open, versatile and customisable mobile operating systems out there. You may think you don't need to root your phone, but you'd be surprised at how much more you can accomplish with a little work. Here are 10 reasons rooting your phone is worth the hassle
- Five Data Storage Lessons From The Queensland Police Service
You think you have data storage and security problems? The Queensland Police Service (QPS) has just rolled out a new system to make it easier to share digital evidence during child exploitation investigations. This is what the QPS learned during the two-year development of that project.