Unsurprisingly iPhone 5s and iOS 7 dominated, but Lifehacker readers also hungered for information on the future of the NBN, obscure Google services and lift hacks. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- How To Upgrade To iOS 7 Right Now
Although iOS 7 won’t see an official release until September 18th, you can install the final version right now even if you’re not a developer thanks to some anonymous public postings of the software update files.
- Apple iPhone 5s: Australian Pricing And Availability
Australia will be the first country in the world to see Apple’s new metallic iPhone 5s, which goes on sale from Friday 20 September across all three major carriers (Optus, Telstra and Vodafone) as well as outright. Here’s what we know so far.
- Become A Man’s Man With These 65 Life Hacks From Goldman Sachs
Investment banking firm Goldman Sachs has published a list of bite-sized tips designed to turn you into the ultimate man. (Apparently, a healthy dose of sexism towards women is a pre-requisite.)
- How To Turn Almost Any Lift Into A One-Stop Express Ride
Having your lift constantly interrupted by additional stops can be incredibly frustrating — especially if you work on the top floor. This cheeky lift hack will send you straight to your destination without stopping.
- iOS 7 Is Coming On 18 September, Here’s What’s New
Ahead of the release of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on 20 September, Apple will be releasing iOS 7 as an update for existing customers on Wednesday 18 September.
- There Is No Australia Tax On The iPhone 5s Or 5c
I want to get in and say this before the complaining starts: the pricing models for the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are very different in Australia to those that apply in the US. Comparing them is meaningless.
- Ask LH: Will The NBN Work In My Street Ever Be Completed?
Hey Lifehacker, Three weeks ago NBN cables were laid in our street. With the Coalition election win, does it mean our homes will never be connected to the NBN? Does all NBN work cease as of now, or in suburbs where work has already commenced will it be allowed to proceed to completion?
- How To Secure And Maintain A ‘Sex Buddy’ Relationship
Love — who needs it? According to Lifehacker reader Polly, a ‘friends-with-benefits’ arrangement leads to more fun, less heartache and better sex. But it can also be an unpredictable minefield that needs to be navigated with extreme caution. Rule #1: never fall in love . . .
- Apple iPhone 5s/5c: Lifehacker’s Complete Australian Launch Guide
The new high-powered iPhone 5s and cheaper-and-colourful 5c hit Australia on 20 September, with the iOS 7 update coming two days before. Here’s everything you need to know.
- Four Google Services You’re Not Using To Their Full Potential
Many of us use the obvious Google services: search, Gmail, Drive and Calendar. However, the company has a host of other products that may surprise you with what they can do.
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