Maccas deliveries, offline games, business class seats and cheap prepaid plans were on your mind. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Abandon All Hope: McDonald’s Now Delivers
Customers in select parts of Victoria, Queensland, NSW and Western Australia will soon be able to have McDonald’s delivered to their front door, with the rest of the country expected to follow once the trial has run its course. Could these be the end times?
- 6.9 Things I Learned At Sydney’s Sexpo Exhibition
The world’s largest adult roadshow slid into Sydney on the weekend for the 19th year in a row. Amid the carnal cavalcade of twerking strippers and vibrating gizmos were a series of sex seminars that promised to teach attendees something useful. Here a few coital titbits that raised our collective eyebrows.
- The Best Offline Android Games, As Chosen By Google
On a tight data allowance? Google has assembled a collection of Android games that do not require an internet connection to play. The Play Without Boundaries collection includes more than 60 hand-picked titles with an emphasis on freebies. Here are some of the best apps in the collection.
- This Graphic Dispels 12 Of The Most Common Sexual Myths
Sex is shrouded in mystery more often than is probably healthy. While information accessibility is at an all-time high, misconceptions still run rampant — like the notion that all men are always ready for sex. This graphic helps clear up a few things.
- The Problem With Qantas’ New Business Class Seats
From December, Qantas will begin introducing new business class seats on its A330 aircraft. They look shiny and flash and comfortable — but they do have a small problem.
- Supermoon 101: What You Need To Know
A beautiful full moon is set to rise this Sunday night, August 10. It will be spectacular and I encourage everyone to go outside and have a look. But the question is: will it be a supermoon?
- Takeaway Truth: KFC Zinger Stacker And Kentucky Burgers
Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: KFC’s Zinger Stacker and Kentucky Burgers.
- How Much Does A $700,000 Property In Sydney Really Cost? [Infographic]
Buying a house involves more than slapping down a deposit and moving in. There are all manner of hidden costs and financial complexities that ramp up the total price significantly. Once you factor in stamp duty, conveyance fees, mortgage insurance and miscellaneous bank fees, you can expect to pay tens of thousands of dollars more than the advertised price tag – and that’s before you take interest, council rates and general upkeep into account. Here are some tips that will help to keep the total cost down to a less terrifying level.
- How Supermarkets Make So Much Money From Unhealthy Food
Many people eat badly because far too much of their energy is provided by nutritionally worthless junk foods and drinks. Part of the problem is the push by the food industry to get us to buy food that may be bad for us but good for its business.
- Planhacker: The Best No-Contract Deal On Each Australian Mobile Network (August 2014)
Contract phone plans are a poor deal: you’re stuck with the same handset and network for two years and you often have smaller data and call allowances than with a no-contract prepaid or month-by-month deal. We’ve eliminated the also-rans and come up with one firm recommendation for the best value no-contract prepaid deal on each of Australia’s mobile networks.