You wanted eBay's security flaws exposed, information on Telstra's new networks and a higher salary. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- eBay Hacked, Change Your Passwords Now
If you have an eBay account, it's time to change your password. The company released a statement today saying its internal and customer databases were compromised earlier this year, and starting today it will prompt everyone to change their passwords.
- eBay Demonstrates How Not To Handle Being Hacked
eBay has been hacked. All of its 145 million users need to change their passwords. But eBay apparently doesn't think that's worth mentioning anywhere on its home page.
- Telstra's New Wi-Fi Network: Everything You Need To Know
Two years after closing off its previous Wi-Fi service, Telstra is once again going to start running Wi-Fi hotspots — and it wants to use your home ADSL connection as part of it. How will that work and what will it mean for customers?
- IT Pros: You're In Demand Again (And Here's What You'll Get Paid)
Peoplebank's latest quarterly salary survey has some good news for IT job seekers. While salaries are largely flat, demand is the highest it has been for a year.
- Five Myths About Chemicals You Should Stop Believing
All too often the use of the word "chemicals" in the news, in advertising and in common usage has the implication that they are bad. You never hear about chemicals that fight infections, help crops grow or lubricate engines. That is because the chemicals doing that job are called antibiotics, fertilisers and engine oil, respectively.
- Learn To Navigate All Of OS X With Keyboard Shortcuts And This Guide
We've talked plenty about the importance of learning basic keyboard shortcuts. If you really want to dig into some of the more obscure navigation shortcuts of OS X, writer Matt Gemmell has you covered.
- Taste Test: McDonald's 2014 World Cup Brazil And Australia Burgers
Over the next few weeks, McDonald's is releasing an assortment of country-themed burgers and other menu items to coincide with the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The range kicks off with the "Brazil" beef burger and the "Australia" chicken burger. Do they perform a hat trick in your mouth, or has McDonald's scored a disastrous own goal?
- How Budget 2014 Makes University Study Far More Expensive
Changes in the 2014 budget mean that HELP repayments will be bigger and kick in sooner — and studying for a PhD could now cost as much as $30,000. Emmaline Bexley from the University of Melbourne explains how the changes will hit students — and potentially discourage research.
- Premature Ejaculation = Anything Under Three Minutes
The next time you're having a "quickie", you might want to keep a watchful eye on the clock — according to the latest research, "acquired premature ejaculation" includes any encounter that lasts less than three minutes. Er, does that include taking your clothes off?
- Would You Blacklist A Movie Because Of The Director's Personal Life?
Last night, I caught a preview screening of X-Men: Days Of Future Past. It's a boisterously fun time-travel movie that funnels the best elements of The Terminator and The Matrix through Marvel's universe to deliver the best X-Men movie to date. And yet, while queuing outside the cinema, I couldn't help but feel slightly conflicted. (Anyone who keeps abreast of celebrity news will know exactly what I'm talking about.)