From proposed new fair use copyright laws for the Internet age to the best ways to use Linux and how to earn more money in IT, we had you covered. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Top 10 Uses For Linux (Even If Your Main PC Runs Windows)
Even if you’re a Windows (or Mac) user, knowing how to use Linux is a valuable skill and it can run a bunch of awesome things in your home — even if it isn’t your main desktop OS. Here are 10 ways you can use Linux even if you’re not ready to go full Ubuntu.
- How To Scam A McOz-Style Burger From Hungry Jack’s For Just $2
‘The Aussie’ is a somewhat pricey McOz competitor from Hungry Jack’s that comes with bacon, egg, beetroot, cheese, onion, tomato, lettuce, mayo and BBQ sauce. Here’s a sneaky hack that will land you a similar burger for less than a third of the price.
- How To Start Exercising When You’re Already Overweight
Healthy living isn’t easy. For those folks who are already overweight — large enough that it’s difficult or even painful to do what other people can do — it’s even tougher to get started. Here are some helpful tips.
- Tips From A Recruiter: Don’t Make Me Read Your Resume
I will read your resume unless it’s 10 pages, but (just as you didn’t want to write your resume) I really don’t want to read your resume. To put it another way, I don’t want to read it because I must in order to make a yes/no decision.
- Solid-State Drives: Everything You Need To Know
Adding a solid-state drive (SSD) to your computer is simply the best upgrade at your disposal, capable of speeding up your computer in ways you hadn’t thought possible. But as with any new technology, there’s plenty to learn. Here’s everything you should know about your SSD, whether you’re interested in upgrading or just like to know the ins and outs of your hardware.
- IT Salaries: How Much You’ll Earn State By State
Advertised vacancies for IT pros have fallen over the last nine months, but there are still opportunities in some sectors. Here’s where the biggest demand is state-by-state across Australia, and what you’ll be paid for key roles.
- Developer Lessons From The Rise And Fall Of Flappy Bird
Mobile game Flappy Bird has been inescapable in the media recently, but over the weekend the game’s developer Dong Nguyen decided to pull the app from the iTunes Store and Google Play, despite reputedly earning as much as $50,000 a day in ad revenue for an app that only took three days to build. What can other aspiring developers learn from that?
- How Channel Nine’s Shoddy Scheduling Encourages Piracy
Last week, Channel Nine decided to fast-track its Schapelle telemovie in a transparent bid to capitalise on the media buzz surrounding the convicted drug smuggler’s impending release from prison. Originally slated to run at 8:45pm on Monday, the show was rescheduled to 8:45pm Sunday. Until a few hours ago, the network still hadn’t bothered to inform viewers what it intended to show in tonight’s empty TV slot. And people wonder why Australians pirate so much.
- Australia’s New Copyright Reforms: Everything You Need To Know
Copyright laws poorly reflect the digital reality we live in today, which is why the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has been conducting a long-running investigation into how they might be changed. Those recommendations have finally been published this week and could affect creative work online and even whether you can record TV shows to watch later, but what exactly do they mean — and will any of the proposed changes ever happen?
- Why I’m Already Topping Up My Super Fund
“Why should a 20-something bother thinking about their retirement?” This was my mentality up to the age of 23. I wanted to live in the ‘now’ and being 60 was simply unfathomable. Anyway, what if I get hit by a bus next year? Then I would have been squirreling away extra money for nothing. My employer already makes contributions to my retirement, so that will be fine.