You wanted food tests galore, cheap Windows 8.1 upgrades and better NFC solutions. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- 10 Health Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked By Science
Everything makes you fat! Gluten-free food is the key to eternal youth! You need to poop 10 times a day or you’ll die! You’ll find tons of equally ridiculous health claims around the internet, and you’ll actually believe some of them. Today we’re taking a look at 10 common myths and uncovering the truth.
- Taste-Test: The KFC ‘Boneless Box’ Is A Tasty Rip-Off
Yesterday, we taste-tested KFC’s highly-touted “bone-free” original recipe chicken. KFC has billed its boneless chicken as “a contemporary product for the new consumer” — which apparently translates to less food for the same amount of money.
- Takeaway Truth: Domino’s Chef’s Best Pepperoni & Parmesan Pizza
Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: Domino’s Chef’s Best Pepperoni & Parmesan Pizza.
- Ramen Burger Australian Review: The Burger Revolution Is Here
Sydney: don’t you deserve a better class of burger? Meet your new summer fling: the Ramen Burger.
- Access Blocked Sites At School Or Work With Google Translate
If your school or office blocks a large portion of the web for “productivity’s” sake, Redditor sidewayssammich shares a useful tip: just plug a site into Google Translate to view it.
- Dealhacker: New PlayStation 4 Bundle At Dick Smith
Dick Smith has announced it will be selling the 500GB PlayStation 4 bundled with an extra DualShock 4 controller, PS Eye peripheral and the video game Killzone: Shadow Fall for $699. The deal will be available from 1 December.
- The Cheapest Ways To Buy Windows 8.1
The official price for the standard edition of Windows 8.1 for new users in Australia is $149, but you don’t have to pay that much. Here are the best bargain deals we’ve found.
- Is Apple Ruining NFC Payments For Everyone?
Yesterday, the Commonwealth Bank announced a new banking app that will allow customers to make NFC payments on Android and iOS devices. Supermarket chain Coles is also launching NFC payments, which will initially be limited to a 5000 customer trial. While this news is definitely cause for excitement, there’s no denying that Australia is lagging behind most of the developed world when it comes to NFC payments — and a lot of the blame can be laid squarely on a certain phone company from Cupertino, California.
- The Best Themer Themes To Refresh And Customise Your Android Phone
Themer is a great tool for completely customising your home screen with a few taps, but which themes are the best? Which ones will really make your phone look sharp? We went digging and found some great Themer customisations you might want to try.
- Windows 8.1: Everything You Need To Know
Windows 8.1 has been officially released and is available to download right now. We’ve rounded up everything you need: what it offers, how much it costs, how to upgrade individual machines and how to tweak it to meet your needs.