Sales at Apple and Dick Smith commanded your attention, as did the PS4, Doctor Who and room-working secrets. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Yes, Apple Australia Is Having A Black Friday Sale
Black Friday deals aren't that common in Australia, but one company that does normally take part is Apple. A teaser link on the Apple Australia site confirms that it will be offering deals this Friday — but that doesn't mean you'll save a lot of money.
- Dealhacker: Get Up To 50% Off Electronics At Dick Smith This Thursday
This Thursday (28 November), Dick Smith is throwing a 'Friends & Family' sale across its stores with savings of up to 50 per cent on select laptops, Apple devices, smart phones, home theatre products, gaming equipment, headphones and video games. Here are a few interesting deals that caught our eye.
- 85% Of Electronics Retailers Ignore Australian Consumer Law: CHOICE
The vast majority of staff at Australia's major electronics retailers are pretty clueless when it comes to consumer rights, according to a new investigation by CHOICE. The consumer watchdog discovered widespread violations of Australian consumer law across 85 per cent of Harvey Norman, The Good Guys and JB Hi-Fi stores around the country.
- The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For
While our US team is getting its Thanksgiving on, we're thankful every day to the developers who build the free apps that improve our lives. Here are 50 of our favourites.
- How I Became The Kind Of Person Who Can Work A Room
I did it. I went to a cocktail party where I didn't know anyone, and successfully chit-chatted for two hours. (Not to myself. I actually spoke with other people.) I have never been good at the kind of networking where you're supposed to walk into a room full of strangers and walk out with "connections".
- Apple Australia Black Friday Sale: It's All About Gift Cards
Apple's annual "Black Friday" sale is happening in its retail stores and online until midnight tonight. The big difference this year? Rather than taking money off some products, Apple is offering Apple Store gift cards when you purchase major hardware items. Our verdict? That's not as good as a proper saving.
- A Bluffer's Guide To Doctor Who [Infographic]
So who is this Doctor person everyone keeps going on about? This monolithic infographic details five decades of adventures through time and space, explaining everything you need to know. Whether you're a die-hard Whovian or a newly generated fan, the results are well worth checking out.
- Dealhacker: Which Australian Retailer Will Get You A PlayStation 4 The Quickest?
Last week, we compiled a list of the best Xbox One online deals to coincide with the console's launch. (As expected, there weren't many deals to go around.) Now it's the PlayStation 4′s turn and demand is even higher. However, a few retailers are still promising delivery before the end of the year if you pre-order now. Here's an overview of the online deals that are still accepting orders — and when you can expect to receive them.
- How To Annihilate Yanks In Imperial Vs. Metric Debates [Video]
Imperial units are confusing, needlessly complex and absurdly difficult to work with. And yet, the world's biggest superpower continues to embrace this archaic system of measurement (re-dubbed "United States customary units".)
- Top 10 Free Upgrades To Make Your PC Better
Chances are right now, you aren't using your PC to its absolute fullest potential. Maybe it's a little slow, maybe your monitor's colours aren't quite right, or maybe it's just dusty and loud. You may not even realise these things are happening. But with a free afternoon, you can improve it from top to bottom without spending a cent. Here are 10 ways to do just that.