You wanted Kogan Mobile alternatives, security myths busted, minimum wages explained and fries delivered to your door. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Kogan Comes Clean On Mobile Customer Dumping, Optus Offers Deal To Jump Ship
Kogan Mobile has released an official response about its impending demise that explains what will happen to customers’ remaining credit. Meanwhile, rival telco Optus has seized the opportunity to rescue Kogan’s customers from the wilderness with a ‘special’ deal.
- Dealhacker: JB Hi-Fi’s Price Blitz Deal Is Now On
For tonight only, JB Hi-Fi is slashing the prices on selected items including an additional 20 percent off when you purchase online. Here are some of the bargain highlights.
- Not-So-Big-Mac: What ‘Minimum Wage’ Actually Means In Australia
Australia’s high minimum wage is once again the topic of much discussion online over how it relates to McDonald’s. While Australia does have a high minimum wage, and that means we’d have to work fewer minutes to purchase a Big Mac than most other economies, it’s not quite as simple as stating a single figure that applies to everyone. It’s entirely possible to earn less than the minimum wage in Australia without any laws being broken.
- Planhacker: Every Australian Unlimited Prepaid Plan
Want a prepaid mobile phone plan with unlimited calls and texts within Australian? Even with the collapse of Kogan Mobile this week, you have plenty of choices. Planhacker has rounded up every available unlimited prepaid plan.
- Five Lessons To Learn From The Collapse Of ispONE And Kogan Mobile
Maybe you’re a Kogan Mobile customer annoyed that the service has gone under after its supplying wholesaler went into administration. Maybe you’re an ALDI Mobile customer wondering what the future holds. Maybe you’re looking for a new plan. Whatever your current situation, there are some things everyone can learn from the current prepaid dramas.
- How We Got Lord Of The Fries To Deliver
It’s a familiar scenario: you’re in the office and craving potentially unhealthy food from a takeaway joint, but the nearest branch is too far away to get to during the lunch hour and it isn’t a fancy enough place to offer delivery. Fortunately, there is a way to get around this.
- Five Security Myths Everyone Should Dismiss
IT security throws up constant new challenges, so you can’t afford to waste time dealing with non-issues. Here are five security myths that you need to ignore.
- Lifehacker Maps: Australian Ghost Towns
Ghost towns: once prosperous, now empty save for tourists passing through to check out the decaying evidence of former times. We’ve placed every Australian ghost town we can locate on an interactive map — more than 150 in total.
- 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.
- How To Completely Anonymise Your BitTorrent Traffic With A Proxy
BitTorrent isn’t the quiet haven it once was. These days, everyone’s looking to throttle your connection, spy on what you’re downloading, or even send you an ominous letter. If you use BitTorrent, you absolutely need to take precautions to hide your identity. Here’s how to do that with a simple proxy.
The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans
Here are the cheapest plans available for Australia’s most popular NBN speed tier.