Lifehacker readers went crazy for jailbreak apps, dodgy takeaway, cheap flights and cheap HDMI cables. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- The Best Jailbreak Apps And Tweaks For iOS 7
Now that iOS 7 is jailbroken and the drama has settled down, it's time to actually start playing around with some jailbreak apps. Here are some of our favourites currently available in Cydia for iOS 7.
- Takeaway Truth: The 2013 'Hall Of Shame'
Takeaway Truth is a regular Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today, we take a look at some of the worst offenders from 2013: from meagre meal sizes to hideous burger constructs.
- The Financial Advice I'm Glad I Ignored When I Was Broke
There's a fundamental flaw with lots of financial advice: it assumes you have money. For some people, post-bills income just doesn't exist (and that number is only growing). So you just can't follow all the advice you get during especially hard times.
- Use A Loophole To Book Jetstar Business Class At Economy Prices
Getting to the pointy end of the plane can be tough. However, if you need to travel to Auckland in the next month or two, a little tricky tweaking can get you a "business class" seat on Jetstar for a tiny supplement to the economy price, as Australian Business Traveller explains.
- ACCC Sinks ALDI Pool Noodles In Safety Recall
If you were one of the many shoppers who snapped up a $2.99 ALDI pool noodle for your kids this holidays, it may alarm you to hear that the ACCC is urging customers to return the product due to a safety defect. However, the specific cause of the recall means you have nothing to worry about (provided you're a good parent.)
- Ask LH: Should I Buy Expensive HDMI Cables?
Dear Lifehacker, I am thinking about a UHD TV as my next TV. But the big name stores all tell me I need to throw away any HDMI cable I have now that is more than two years old because the technology has moved so rapidly. In my experience, they work or they don't. Do I need new cables now? Should I wait until I get the TV?
- Questions You Shouldn't Ask During Job Interviews
It's the job interview question you can confidently predict will be there: "Do you have any questions for us?" Yet that doesn't stop people producing some absolute clangers.
- Five Sauces Everyone Should Know How To Make For Endless Meal Options
"What's for dinner?" might be the most dreaded question of everyday life. Even if you have a lot of ingredients on hand, you have to figure out what to do with them and whether you can make something you're in the mood for. Learn how to make a few basic sauces, however, and you have flexibility — turn whatever you have on hand into an awesome meal.
- Five Best Programming Languages For First-Time Learners
If you're thinking of learning to code, the language you choose will be heavily influenced by your long-term plans and ambitions. Nonetheless, some languages are easier to pick up than others, have a community dedicated to teaching, or offer more useful skills once you master them. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.
- Ask LH: Is It Bad If I Crack My Knuckles Or Other Joints?
Dear Lifehacker, Every now and then I crack my knuckles and sometimes my other joints creak and pop too. I'm not even that old, really! Should I be concerned? Are my noisy joints bad?