We talked Facebook Messenger, the best burgers, how to make the most of Opal and when you can use devices on flights. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- How Messenger Highlighted Facebook's Privacy Problem
The recent furore about the Facebook Messenger app has unearthed an interesting question: how far are we willing to allow our privacy to be pushed for our social connections? In the case of the Facebook Messenger app, the answer appears to be: "Not as far as Facebook thinks."
- Today Is National Burger Day! Celebrate With Our Tastiest Hamburger Posts
27 August is National Burger Day (#NationalBurgerDay) in both the US and United Kingdom. This is as good an excuse as any to revisit some of our most decadent burger posts. Whether you want to know how to make your own Big Mac or revisit the colon-throttling horror of the "Colonel's McWhopper" burger, you'll find it here.
- Top 10 Superior Tech Products You'll Never Go Back From
Some upgrades are subjective — like moving from pen and paper to a digital note-taker. Other upgrades, however, change the way you use technology, and make it impossible to go back to the inferior choice. Here are 10 of those things.
- The New Rules For Using Electronic Devices In-Flight In Australia
From today, you'll be allowed to use electronic devices including phones, music players and ebook readers during take-off and landing on Qantas and Virgin Australia flights — but there are still some restrictions. Here's what you need to know.
- How To Save Money Using The Opal Card
Sydney's Opal public transport smart card is about to become the default option for a lot more people, with 14 current paper tickets no longer available as of September 1. Here's how to make the most of it so you can minimise your spend and maximise your value.
- Ask LH: Why Is Channel 7 Reception So Bad?
Hi Lifehacker, My TV works fine except for Channel 7 — the signal quality can drop for no apparent reason from 10 to 5 or even 3. This can happen at any time during the day but is most prevalent at night after 5pm. It's been a real problem ever since we went digital. Any suggestions?
- Ask LH: What Can I Do When There Are No ADSL Ports Available?
Hi Lifehacker, I've recently moved to a town in Queensland that has no available ports for ADSL in the nearest exchange. I'm paying too much for a Wi-Fi hotspot and am scared of using it as I'm charged for every MB over my miniscule data allowance. What other options are there? How long might I have to wait?
- Being A Sysadmin Is Worth $843,096 To Your Employer [Infographic]
Work as a systems administrator and feel undervalued? This infographic could help persuade your employer to pay you more.
- The Health Benefits Of Standing Versus Sitting
It seems the world is finally coming to terms with the fact that humans evolved to stand, not to sit — well, health researchers, savvy office workers and many commuters, at least.
- How Being A Home Owner Improves Your Sex Life [Infographic]
Buying your first house is one of the most stressful endeavors you're ever likely to go through. On the plus side, it does help to get you more nooky, if this infographic is to be believed. (How else are you going to install that stripper pole?)