You wanted April Fools' day tech tricks, a cheaper Mac Pro and a taste of Carl's Jr. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- How I Survived The 33-Hour Flight From Hell
I hate flying. I hate the cramped seats, I hate the food and I hate the hurry-up-and-wait mentality of airports. Imagine my delight then after spending 33-hours trapped on a Cathay Pacific flight from New York to Hong Kong thanks to bad weather and the bad Chinese government. Welcome to the flight from hell.
- April Fools' Day 2014 Spoilers: All The Geek Pranks Revealed
Every year, tech companies unveil new April Fools' Day fake announcements. Some are impressively comprehensive; some are frankly painful. From IPv5 to the Gmail Shelfie, from "Match Of The Day" to iiNet's 'Pet-Fi' and the inevitable Kogan moment, here are the most notable April Fools' Day tech prank spoilers of 2014.
- The Best April Fools' Tech Tricks To Play On Your Colleagues
Tomorrow is April Fools' Day. Mark the occasion with these simple tricks that will leave your colleagues confused. This is your chance for revenge from a year of idiotic support questions — make the most of it.
- Lifetime Ladder Is A Free, No-Equipment Fitness Plan Anyone Can Start
You don't need a fully stocked gym to get a full-body workout. The Lifetime Ladder program ensures you can do this for a long time with increasing levels of fitness, and lowers the barrier of entry to anyone, no matter how fit you are right now.
- Build A Cheaper, Customisable Alternative To Apple's Mac Pro
Apple's Mac Pro, the sleek and shiny trash can from outer space, is certainly a feat of engineering. It also costs $4000. If you want to build a comparable machine yourself, you can save a lot of money by going with a Hackintosh.
- Google In Amsterdam Has Ceiling Waffles And A Caravan
Google's Sydney HQ is fairly impressive, but it can't boast giant waffles hanging from the ceiling or a caravan-inspired meeting space. For that, you need to head to its Amsterdam office.
- Advance Taste Test: Carl's Jr. Is Coming To Australia
US hamburger chain Carl's Jr. has announced plans to expand to Australia. To give you an idea of what's coming, we headed to the chain's downtown San Francisco branch to test out one of its signature burgers: the Big Carl.
- Productivity 101: A Primer To The Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy
Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organised and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to spend less time doing the things you have to do so you have more time for the things you want to do. Let's break it down and see how you can apply a simplified version to your life.
- Poop More Effectively By Repositioning One Leg
You can learn a lot from the Samurai way, including how to poop more effectively. Yes, really.
- KFC Pecks Out Custom Chicken Orders
If you're one of those people who requests specific types of chicken at KFC, we have some unfortunate news for you — the takeaway chain is stepping up its "set combinations" policy via strict in-store notices. In other words, it's now going to be much harder to escape that measly wing piece. Boo!