You wanted insights into credit reporting changes, Chromecast apps, routers, SSDs and steak (ahem). Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Why New Credit Reporting Rules Mean Bill Payments Matter More
As of 12 March this year (that’s tomorrow), the Australian laws for credit reporting is changing. Most people (60 per cent according to the Australian Retail Credit Association) don’t know about this change, and it is perhaps the most significant legislation change to your personal finances in your lifetime. So it’s worth sitting up and taking notice.
- The Best Chromecast Apps
Around a month ago, Google finally released the Chromecast SDK . What this meant for us is that shiny new Chromecast apps would be coming down the pipe. And pipes they most certainly have come down! Here are some of the best (and most essential) apps for your Chromecast.
- Takeaway Truth: KFC’s Nacho Box
Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: KFC’s Nacho Box. Aye yai yai!
- Five Best Home Wi-Fi Routers
A good Wi-Fi router is the most essential component for your home network. The best ones offer great range, speedy communication, broad management features and customisability. This week, we’re looking at five of the best on the market right now, based on your nominations.
- Learn To Speak A New Language Fluently In Six Months
Get on the fast track to accomplishing one of your bucket list items — learning another language. Chris Lonsdale’s TEDx talk offers five principles and seven actions that will help anyone learn to speak a new language fluently within just six months.
- I’m A Telemarketer. Here’s How To Get Rid Of Me.
I’m a Telemarketer. Here’s How to Get Rid of Me
I’ve worked for a telemarketing company for two years and made a lot of unwanted calls. I have to keep making them because most people don’t know how to get rid of us, but the right approach can make all the difference. Here’s how you can get rid of telemarketers like me and save us both a lot of time.
- Ask LH: What’s The Best Way To Shave Or Trim My Pubic Hair?
Dear Lifehacker, What’s the best way to trim my, uh, private area? I used to use a regular hair clipper without the attachment, but after a small (but very bloody) mishap I am looking for safer alternatives. Thanks, BandAidsDontWorkWellDownThere
- Cook The Perfect Steak To Celebrate Steak And BJ Day
This may well be news to you, but March 14 has been deemed Steak & BJ Day. The idea is that one month on from Valentine’s Day, there needs to be a less frilly, more masculine event. If you like the sound of that idea, we’ve collected together some of our best steak-cooking hints.
- 12+ Tips And Tricks To Work Faster In Microsoft Outlook
Love it or hate it, Microsoft Outlook is still the de facto email client at many offices. It’s been a while since we took a look at good old Outlook, so here are some of our favourite tricks to increase your productivity in this all-in-one email, calendar, tasks and notes program.
- SSDs Are Now Too Fast For PCs To Handle. So What’s The Solution?
When it debuted, Serial ATA was overkill. Only the fastest (and most expensive) hard drives could utilise the extra bandwidth and by the time SATA II arrived, it was unnecessary for the average consumer. These days however, with affordable SSDs for desktops and a majority of notebook PCs sporting flash storage, even SATA III is being pushed to its limits. So what’s the next step?