Evil Week predominated, with slightly sneaky tips on everything from shopping centre parking to computer password bypasses and nude selfies. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Google’s Nexus 5 Is On Sale In Australia Right Now
The much-rumoured Nexus 5 Android smartphone from Google is now official — and it’s already on sale in Australia (and selling fast). That makes it the first device powered by Android Kit Kat.
- Five Excellent, Customisable Start Pages To Replace iGoogle
Google is finally shutting down the super-customisable iGoogle start page on November 1, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck without your daily dose of news and other widgets. Here are five great alternatives to iGoogle that you can use as your new do-anything start page.
- How To Never Pay For Parking At Shopping Centres Again
Most large shopping centres offer free indoor parking for the first two to three hours, followed by a gradually rising fee. If you’ve just spent a bunch of money in their complex and don’t particularly want to fork out a gratuity for the privilege, here’s a simple hack that will raise the boom gate for free.
- How To Take The Perfect Nude Selfie
After a spate of recently-hacked phone nudes, it’s clear our advice to never shoot pictures of your own junk is never going to catch on. So in the spirit of Evil Week, here are some tips to make your naked shots shine.
- Top 10 Ways To Act Like A Self-Centred Jerk On Public Transport
Forced to use public transport? Maximise the pleasure of the experience by ruining it for everyone else. Follow these 10 tips and you’ll be well on your way.
- Shonky Awards 2013: CHOICE Shames The Worst Products Of The Year
From life-endangering baby’s dummies to hotlines that charge customers to complain, these are the dodgiest Australian products of the year as nominated by consumer watchdog CHOICE. As an added bonus, this year CHOICE is letting the public vote for their “favourite” offender.
- Search This List To Find The Average Income Where You Live
The amount you make will vary a lot depending on where you live. Here’s what people typically make in 332 different suburbs, towns and cities in Australia.
- The Ten Most Common Words In English (And The Three Grammar Mistakes They Cause)
Just 10 words make up 25 per cent of all written English, according to the Oxford English Corpus. Yet while all of them comprise four letters or less, they’re still associated with three extremely common errors.
- How To Break Into A Computer (And Prevent It From Happening To You)
Sometimes you need to get into a computer without knowing the password. Perhaps you’ve forgotten yours, or perhaps you’re up to no good. Either way, it’s actually pretty easy to do, provided your victim hasn’t taken the necessary precautions.
- How To Destroy Annoying Kids At Birthday Parties
Some kids are complete bastards. This is something every parent can agree on (just not about their own, natch.) And yet, social etiquette often requires you to invite these mischief-making terrors to your own child’s birthday party. Here’s a simple pass-the-parcel hack that will destroy their very soul.