You wanted more jailbreak apps, more bargain shopping and advice on the best hard drives. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
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- The Best Jailbreak Apps And Tweaks For iOS 7, Part II
iOS 7 was jailbroken just a few weeks ago. We covered the first wave of excellent apps and tweaks, but plenty more tweaks have popped up since then. Here are more of our favourites.
- Australia Day Sales At JB Hi-Fi, Dick Smith, Harvey Norman
Australia Day means a day off and a chance to reflect on our national heritage, but for retailers it's just another excuse to stage a sale. Here are the most notable deals we've seen.
- McDiet Conclusion: How Much Weight Did I Lose?
A week ago, I weighed 92.3 kilograms. Since then, I have been on a calorie-controlled diet comprised solely of food available at McDonald's. I have been consuming no more than 1700 calories a day (around 7200 kilojoules), as well as scheduling 45 minutes of deliberate exercise a day. When I jumped on the scales this morning, I weighed . . .
- Credit Card PIN Number Changes In Australia: Everything You Need To Know
From 1 August, you'll no longer be able to use a credit card in Australia purely based on the signature: it will have to use a PIN (personal identification number) instead. Here's why this is changing and what you need to know.
- So Just What The Hell Is In Froot Loops?
Kellogg's Froot Loops — the sugary breakfast cereal fronted by avian mascot Toucan Sam — recently caused an online stir when it was revealed that the multicoloured 'loops' are all the same flavour. We decided to investigate whether the Australian version was guilty of the same crime, which led to some interesting discoveries. Like paprika.
- The Most (And Least) Reliable Hard Drive Brands
Backblaze uses 25,000 hard drives for its online backup service. This has provided some interesting information, such as how long hard drives are likely to last and the difference in reliability between enterprise and consumer drives. Today, Backblaze has spilled the beans on which drive manufacturers are the most reliable.
- Why Superfoods Are A Con
So-called superfoods receive lots of coverage, but their health benefits are often overstated. Deakin University academic Michael Vagg explains why.
- Google Tips And Tricks Every Student Should Know
Whether you're a student or lifelong learner, Google is an essential tool for your education. Here are a few tips for using Google search and other apps more effectively to further your learning.
- Don't Give Your Birth Date In Exchange For Free Wi-Fi
Melbourne Airport has free Wi-Fi, which is awesome. It asks you to provide your date of birth to access it, which is not.
- Tech Jobs That Didn't Exist Five Years Ago [Infographic]
LinkedIn has assembled a list of 10 jobs that have risen from obscurity to prominence over the last five years. Unsurprisingly, eight of the those roles are tech-related.