From Xbox previews to browser privacy and the Surface 2, we had you covered. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Top 10 Secret Features Of iOS 7
Apple released iOS 7 to the public this week, providing a new design and a handful of cool features to iPhone and iPad lovers everywhere. While there are many visible changes, some of the best stuff lurks beneath the surface. Apple failed to advertise quite a few awesome features. These are our top 10.
- Xbox One Hands-On: Five Launch Games Tested
Yesterday morning, we were given a hands-on demonstration of some of the video games that will be launching alongside the Xbox One including Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3 and Kinect Sports Rivals. If you’re still sitting on the fence about whether to buy the console at launch, these are the games that will make you jump one way or the other…
- The Complete Guide To Making Money In Your Spare Time
The Complete Guide to Making Money in Your Spare Time
We all could do with a few extra dollars in our pocket, but unless your boss is a fan of giving you free money, you’ll have to work for it. Thankfully, you can do a lot of that work in your spare time. Here are some of the best ways to make some extra money, ranging from the super-lazy to the intensely-engaged.
- Seven Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Running
It’s great to be able to get yourself into a running routine, but it’s easy to injure yourself or ignore the little things that can improve your performance. Running coach Jason Fitzgerald shares some of his secrets.
- What Do Chrome’s ‘New Tab’ Thumbnails Reveal About Your Browsing Habits?
The latest version of Google Chrome automatically displays your most visited pages every time you open a new tab. The update has caused a swathe of anger online; particularly among closet porn fans. Here’s what Google’s browser revamp revealed about my own browsing habits.
- Dealhacker: Get 50% Off The Nintendo Wii U At Dick Smith
If you’re sick of waiting for the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 to land in Australia, Dick Smith has a deal that may be of interest to you. The retailer is currently selling premium Wii U bundles for just $214, which is effectively half-price.
- Ask LH: Why Is This Hot Woman Trying To Pick Me Up?
Dear Lifehacker, I’m picking up some attraction signals from a girl who I feel is way out of my league. She could easily get much better-looking guys, so why me? It sounds terrible to say, but I really don’t want to be lead on. Any advice?
- Taste-Test: ‘Ice Up’ Self-Freezing Coke Bottles
Have you ever left your bottle of soft drink in the freezer a bit too long and been pleasantly surprised by the resulting slush? That’s the concept behind Coca-Cola Ice Up — a super-cooled bottle dispenser that shoots out “self-freezing” Coke bottles. Feeling parched on a hot spring day, I decided to try it out.
- Takeaway Truth: Nando’s Portuguese Chicken Skewer
Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: Nando’s Portuguese Chicken Skewer.
- Surface 2 Down Under: No Australia Tax!
The initial generation of Microsoft’s Surface tablet didn’t sell so well, but that hasn’t stopped Microsoft persisting with an updated Surface 2 design running Windows 8.1. The good news for Australians? Based on what we know so far, there won’t be any ‘Australia tax’ added to the price.