We talked the future of Windows 8.1, the stuff you can’t put off and how Google can help you improve your resume. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Why Microsoft Is Dumping Support For Windows 8.1
In a move certain to raise the ire of users of Microsoft’s Windows operating system the software giant has announced that next month it will cease support for Windows 8.1. But that operating system is barely eight months old and already an upgraded version of the Windows 8 system that failed to impress many users since its release in 2012.
- This Graphic Walks You Through The Four-Minute Workout
We’ve mentioned how for people who are already active, a four-minute workout can go a long way towards keeping you active and in good condition. If you can’t remember what that workout entails, this graphic walks you through the exercises and how long to do each one.
- 10 Tasks You Should Never Put On The Back Burner
When things get busy, we all have tasks we put off. Sometimes, items end up delayed out of necessity. If you are putting off the right things, it can be a good move to reduce your workload. But if you procrastinate on the wrong tasks, you might be setting yourself up for trouble later. So, what tasks should you avoid putting on your back burner?
- Why I Killed My Standing Desk, And What I Do Instead
Standing desks may be all the rage, but they certainly have their downsides. Writer Mikael Cho explains why he ditched his standing desk, and how he combats the unhealthy side effects of sitting all day.
- Ask LH: What Can I Do With My Old Mac Mini?
Dear Lifehacker, I have a Mac Mini I no longer have a use for. I already have a media server so using it for that seems pointless. Any other suggestions on what I can do with it? Thanks, Old Mac Mini
- Five New Ways To Improve Your Life
Improving your life isn’t always a matter of making big complex changes: often it’s the small incremental steps that add up. Here are five new techniques that you can apply to make life better.
- Improve Your Resume With This Simple Formula Recommended By Google
Recruiters don’t look at your resume for more than a few precious seconds, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still carefully craft your resume to make sure you have the best chances of landing a job. Here’s a simple formula from Google’s HR chief that will help you put the best information on your resume.
- Download Music And TV Shows In Sequential Order With uTorrent
BitTorrent is great for downloading multiple files in a group, but you can actually download them in order with uTorrent — so you can start listening to that first track right away, before the whole torrent has downloaded.
- Is Anyone Really Using Passbook?
Smartphones can potentially replace lots of the scraps of paper we carry in our wallets. Apple’s Passbook app could potentially reduce the amount of clutter we carry even more by holding information about loyalty programs, discount vouchers, boarding passes, event tickets and other bits and pieces. But has it worked?
- Ask LH: Can I Upgrade My Pirate Software To A Legitimate Copy?
Dear Lifehacker, I am really interested in converting my pirate Adobe CS6 installation into a legitimate Creative Cloud subscription. Is there an easy way to do this or do I need to rebuild my computer (iMac) entirely?
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