We were talking remote desktops, extreme commuting and overpriced headphones. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Five Best Remote Desktop Tools
Managing your own computer from afar or troubleshooting a family member's PC is much easier when you can rely on a good remote desktop utility. This week we're going to look at five of the best remote desktop and management tools, based on your nominations.
- Extreme Commuting: When The Journey To Work Takes Three Hours
It's not unusual to spend an hour travelling to work and the same heading home. But what about the extreme commuters: the people who are prepared to spend three hours or more just to get to their jobs? Over January, I've been testing that out by journeying to the furthest extremes of the Sydney train network. Welcome to the land that timetables forgot.
- Ask LH: Are Beats By Dre Headphones Any Good?
Dear Lifehacker, I'm in the market for a new pair of headphones, and I've been eyeballing the Beats By Dre Studios. I like a lot of bass in my music, but some people tell me they suck and are overpriced. Are they actually horrible, or are these people just snobby audiophiles who like to hate on popular headphones? Will I notice a difference?
- Extreme Commuting: Welcome To Goulburn, No Ticket Required
It's a sunny Friday afternoon and there are quite a few people waiting at Sydney Central for the 1602 Goulburn service, which is the next stage of my Extreme Commuting experiment. In fact, if you want to board this train, you don't even need a ticket.
- Seven Parenting Behaviours That Can Harm Your Child's Future
Every parent makes mistakes, even with the best intentions in mind. Some behaviours, however, are more crippling to a kid's future. If you don't want to ruin your child for life, take a look at these seven behaviours to avoid.
- Ask LH: Should I Appeal This Traffic Fine?
Hey Lifehacker, I was recently busted for turning right at a "No Right Turn" sign which has time restrictions. I've regularly used that turn before, but the rules were changed and I hadn't realised that I was doing so during a period when the no-turn rule applied. Do you think I could ask for leniency, since it's my first infringement?
- How To Explain Complex Ideas To Those Who Don't Understand
Whether you're the household tech support or just a research enthusiast, explaining complicated topics is tough. Here's how to do it in a way that people actually understand you.
- Catch Of The Day's Office Has A Basketball Court, A Gym And A Giant Slide
OK, I reckon I could work here. Bargain shopping site Catch Of The Day's head office in Melbourne has lots of perks: a basketball court, an on-site gym, loads of meeting and collaboration space, and a giant slide in the entrance foyer.
- How To Shop For Clothes Online And Get A Perfect Fit
Shopping for clothes online can get you great style at bargain prices. The worry is that because you're buying sight-unseen, it won't fit and you'll waste your money or have to deal with the hassle of returns. This is how to make sure that doesn't happen.
- Ask LH: When Should I Buy A 4K TV?
Hi Lifehacker, I've been thinking about updating my plasma with a new TV, possibly a 4K model. But after seeing the rapid price drop for LG and the super-cheap deal offered by Kogan, I'm not sure. Should I wait a bit and buy a 4K TV later this year? Are there a few more years before any real content is available anyway? Any advice?